Arts & Entertainment

TimeLine, Children's Theatre and a tale of 2 city buildings

Aug. 28--In an unexpected flurry of late summer activity, it was revealed that two Chicago theater companies are eyeing new homes in buildings that once were put to use by the city of Chicago. Chicago Children's Theatre, in residence at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in the Near North neighborhood, is looking at rehabilitating the old 12th District police station at 100 S. Racine Ave., in ...


BRIEF: Former Nay Aug Zoo to become home to feral cats

Aug. 28--SCRANTON -- The Nay Aug Zoo, formerly a home to lions, elephants and monkeys, will now house feral cats. The nonprofit group St. Cats & Dogs Inc. (pronounced "Street Cats") signed a lease with the city of Scranton on Friday to use the building to house cats it traps, spays or neuters and then release them, the group's founder, Joanne Davis, said Wednesday. The five-year lease is for ...


History has roots ... and soon a trail at Endview Plantation

Aug. 28--NEWPORT NEWS -- A Civil War trail is being restored at Endview Plantation this summer. Currently the trail is overgrown with invasive Japanese stiltgrass and pawpaws. But by next spring it will resemble the wildlife that Peninsula Campaign soldiers saw in the area 150 years ago, according to a naturalist who is leading the restoration effort. Restoration began in June when Peninsula ...


South Mississippi cities to mark anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Aug. 28--Friday will mark the nine year anniversary of the storm that changed life forever on the Gulf Coast. On the morning of Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall as a Category 3 with winds blasting the Coast at 127 mph. Widely considered the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, Katrina devastated the Coast, causing $125 billion in damage, destroying 300,000 homes and resulting ...


Multimedia Combination Services Sought by Broadcasting Board of Governors

By Targeted News Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- The Broadcasting Board of Governors' Director, Office of Contracts has issued a combined synopsis/solicitation notice (BBG50-Q-14-0089) for multimedia combination services to include radio, television-video, and web and radio and television production. It was posted on Aug. 20 with a response date of Aug. 25. For more information about Targeted ...


National Zoo Opens American Bison Exhibit in Honor of 125th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo issued the following news release: In honor of its 125th anniversary, the Smithsonian's National Zoo is once again home to American bison, the animal that began the Zoo's living collection in 1889 and sparked the conservation movement. The American Bison exhibit, sponsored by Continental Building Products, opens to the public ...


Historic Supreme Court Building Officially Reopens

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 27 -- The Illinois Supreme Court issued the following news release: The Illinois Supreme Court Building officially re-opened to the public Wednesday after a 13-month restoration. The Court building has been closed since June 2013 when major work began on the historic building for the first time in nearly a century. The building was constructed in 1906 and is eligible ...


Fall Adult Education Classes Include Stone-Carving Workshop, Autumn Lawn Care, Climate Change, Aging in Place and More

GLENCOE, Ill., Aug. 27 -- The Chicago Botanic Garden issued the following news release: Internationally renowned sculptor DJ Garrity comes to the Chicago Botanic Garden this fall to lead a garden sculpture workshop based on his book, The Rhythms of Stone--The Essential Guide to Carving the Face in Stone. Garrity developed the workshop while a sculptor-in-residence at the Mount Rushmore ...


'Very majestic' older tortoise finds new home at Toledo Zoo

Aug. 28--Toledo's newest exotic resident weighs 440 pounds, is old enough to be considered a living antique, and hails from a volcanic archipelago near the equator revered for its unique and diverse ecosystems. Emerson, a dome-shelled Galapagos tortoise estimated to be about 100 years old, arrived at the Toledo Zoo on Wednesday evening from the San Diego Zoo. He was escorted by Toledo Zoo ...


BATMAN™: The Ride - A New Coaster Concept Premiering at Six Flags Fiesta Texas Summer 2015

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Fiesta Texas today unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park's 22-year history — BATMAN™: The Ride, premiering in 2015. After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to "face their fears" as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey. Along ...


Blaze dancers set Doha stage on fire

MANEESH BAKSHI KENDRA J Horsburgh along with Blaze team, recently gave a stunning dance performance during the ongoing Qatar Summer Festival 2014 at Exhibition Centre. The team leader and choreographers of the show, while talking to Qatar Tribune said, 'She tries to find ways of conveying the urban language through her dance forms, which is deeply rooted in her own experiences of life. ...


Patent Issued for Methods, Systems, and Computer-Readable Storage Media for Selecting Image Capture Positions to Generate Three-Dimensional Images

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- From Alexandria, Virginia, VerticalNews journalists report that a patent by the inventors McNamer, Michael (Apex, NC); Robers, Marshall (Durham, NC); Markas, Tassos (Chapel Hill, NC); Hurst, Jason Paul (Cary, NC), filed on April 18, 2013, was published online on August 19, 2014. The patent's assignee for patent number 8810635 is ...


The Great Escape to Debut Buccaneer Beach at Splashwater Kingdom in 2015

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Great Escape today announced the addition of the newly renovated Buccaneer Beach in 2015. The restoration and transformation of Noah's Sprayground, the most popular children's area in Splashwater Kingdom, will offer children and young families a brand new place to cool off on hot summer days. The refreshed and re-themed pirate ...


RRsat to Demonstrate Converged Broadcast & Online Video Service Solutions

AIRPORT CITY, ISRAEL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/14 -- RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of digital content management and global content distribution services to the broadcasting industry, announce today that it will showcase at IBC in Amsterdam its converged service solution for broadcast and online video. This service allows content owners and ...


Labor Day offers fun outings in the River Region

Aug. 28--Labor Day offers one last chance to have a summer blast with family and friends. In the River Region, the only problem is figuring out which way to celebrate. There is plenty of entertainment on tap set for Sunday and Monday. Here's a preview: Lake Martin Labor Day Weekend Concert Gates open at 5 p.m. and the music starts at 6 p.m. Sunday for the annual Labor Day Weekend Concert at ...


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