Arts & Entertainment

In need of jazz fix? You've got it

July 09--A newspaper interview with JR Hester at the Jazz Lounge, Bakersfield's newest night spot, was interrupted three times by musicians eager to book gigs, proving that among players, at least, there's plenty of interest in his club. But what about jazz music fans? He'll find that out Saturday, when the Chester Avenue venue officially opens for business. "Once I put (the sign) up outside, ...


Movie Review: 'Begin Again' wraps musical form within debates about artistic authenticity

July 09--Set in what a music producer calls that "crazy, fractured mess of a city" known as New York, "Begin Again" is essentially an old-fashioned, let's-put-on-a-show movie musical disguised as an indie relationship drama for a balkanized generation of pop-rock consumers that is much more familiar with CeeLo Green and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine (both of whom have acting roles here) than ...


"Non-Crystalline Inorganic Light Emitting Diode" in Patent Application Approval Process

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- A patent application by the inventors Mohammed, Ilyas (Santa Clara, CA); Wang, Liang (Milpitas, CA), filed on December 21, 2012, was made available online on July 3, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews correspondents. This patent application is assigned to Invensas Corporation. ...


Country Concert kicks off today

July 10--The 34th annual Country Concert is set to begin this evening at Hickory Hill Lakes in Fort Loramie. The three-day festival, scheduled for July 10-12, will feature some of today's biggest country music acts, including Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and The Florida Georgia Line. At least 20,000 people are expected to be in attendance each day, Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart said, ...


9-year-old fan sings with beach music star

July 09--HIGH FALLS -- Ashlyn Barbery and Craig Woolard of the Embers are now friends on Facebook. The 9-year-old charmer and the award-winning singer met last Sunday, June 6, at the concert in Bicentennial Park. Ashlyn and her grandparents, Chyrie and Victor Moore, love beach music and Ashlyn stood out among the largest crowd ever to attend an Asheboro concert in the park to see The Embers ...


Farmers' Market offers something for everyone

July 09--STEARNS -- One of the many events taking place over the holiday weekend was the grand opening of the McCreary Farmers' Market on Saturday. Nearly a dozen local vendors were on hand offering everything from potatoes to chickens to hand-made ornaments. The McCreary County Chamber of Commerce joined in with free watermelon slices and a ribbon-cutting ceremony while Sweet Kreations, Big ...


Region's movie theaters staging a comeback

July 10--With today's opening of a 15-screen Cinemark theater in Towson, Baltimore and its immediate area -- that is, within the Beltway -- is home to nearly 60 movie screens. And 20 of those are in the city itself. That's not bad when one considers that as recently as 12 years ago, there were exactly two movie theaters, with six screens, operating within city limits. Industry analysts say ...


Buddy Guy to perform at The Lerner Theatre on Oct. 25

July 09--Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy will bring his "Stone Crazy" style to the Lerner Theatre in October. The six-time Grammy winning guitarist and vocalist is known for his showmanship and his influence on musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Guy made a big impression on The Lerner general manager, David Smith, who has been a fan since seeing him live at a 1987 ...


BRIEF: Acoustic player Stroud to kick off 'Dog Days of Summer'

July 09--Ryan Frederick Stroud -- known as RFS -- kicks off the new "Dog Days of Summer" Thursday Concert Series in the Isaac Taylor Garden in New Bern Thursday. The gates open at 6 p.m. Call 626-7673 for information. Each event will include live music, treats, widescreen sports and beverages under the stars. Admission is $2. Local and regional bands will play every Thursday evening throughout ...


BRIEF: Nashville Crush to headline Friday fair concert

July 10--LIMA -- The Allen County Fair Board has announced that Nashville Crush will be the headline act for Friday, Aug. 22. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. at the grandstands, with country music superstar Toby Keith to perform the following day. Since its formation in 2009, Nashville Crush has performed at a variety of festivals throughout the region and has been named an Emerging Artist by ...


Scholarship fishing tournament returns for third year

July 10--When Travis Madden suddenly died his freshman year of college his future as a baseball player, college student and one day, a chemical engineer, was cut short. His father, the senior Travis Madden, has since made it a priority to allow students who financially wouldn't be able to afford college set their educational goals a bit higher. A fishing tournament set up in his son's memory ...


Union Station gets new director at a critical time

July 09--OGDEN -- Keeping the doors open at Ogden's iconic Union Station has been no easy task during the past decade. But with a renewed interest from the city and a massive capital improvement campaign on the horizon, times are changing -- and Elizabeth Sutton says it's change she's ready to embrace. On July 1, Sutton became the executive director of the Union Station Foundation, replacing ...


Rockumentary Season 4: Stones, Clapton and more

July 09--Justin Ploof notes that his band's popular Rockumentary series often is described as a multimedia experience. He says it's more like a "documentary with a live band playing the soundtrack." Indeed, the Justin Ploof and the Throwbacks' shows combine songs from a chosen band (or era) with video archives interspersed with facts about the music. "We're literally building the show from top ...


Theater review: A 'practically perfect' Music Circus production of 'Mary Poppins'

July 09--There's a fascinating duality in the new "Mary Poppins" at the Music Circus that makes sense as the show wants pull in children while appealing to adults. So while the mysterious British nanny takes flight in director Glenn Casale's new production, what's most interesting is how grounded she is. Mary's gift is seeing the bigger picture of life and sharing that with the troubled Banks ...


Fattah Announces State Department Grants to Two Philadelphia Museums for Student Cultural Exchange Programs

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Global Warming Focus -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) is pleased to announce that the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia have received federal grant funding to foster international collaboration with museum counterparts abroad. Both institutions are the recipients of the 2014 Museums ...


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