Arts & Entertainment

St. Paul Ballet growin by small leaps

Aug. 21--The growth of St. Paul Ballet is a story of small leaps. A little more than a year ago, the company and school faced debt and considered cutting back on performances and even closing its doors. It reorganized as an artist-led organization, with dancers taking on administrative roles. Heading into the 2014-15 season, it looks like the dancers' dedication has paid off. The company has ...


Beirut finally makes it to Lebanon

Aug. 21--BYBLOS, Lebanon -- Zach Condon wrote and recorded his first album, the unexpectedly successful "Gulag Orkestar," in his bedroom. He played every part himself. The lead singer, principal songwriter and driving force behind the U.S. indie-rock band Beirut, Condon began playing concerts in New York in the summer of 2006. Unfortunately, his first few live performances with a small group ...


'Redefining what Cleveland County is'

Aug. 20--SHELBY -- The concert has been sold out for a month and the first month of sales broke records for the Don Gibson Theatre. And fans are traveling from Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina and all over North Carolina for the concert. Loretta Lynn, the Queen of Country Music, performs in Shelby Thursday night and may help pave the way for more to come in Cleveland ...


Craven Community Concert Band plans rehearsals

Aug. 20--The Craven Community Concert Band will begin its weekly rehearsals on Sept. 8 at the New Bern High School band room. Practice will begin promptly at 6:45 p.m. and will last two hours. Concerts this season are scheduled for the evenings of Dec. 9 and again on March 24, 2015. Performances will be at Grover C. Fields Performing Arts Center. The band will also open the city of New Bern's ...


New music series set for Bank of the Arts in New Bern

Aug. 20--The 20th Century has been called "The American Century," and 20th century American music has been called the largest and most important American contribution to the world's supply of art. Thus, the "Great American Songbook" will be celebrated at New Bern's Bank of the Arts over the coming months. Beginning in late September, Craven Arts Council and Gallery will present a series of ...


Parker's Songwriter Series in Decatur on Thursday

Aug. 20--As the sound of a soulful clarinet spilled out of his grandmother's Victrola, Jim Parker's love affair with music began. "My first visceral memory of music is listening to 'Rhapsody in Blue' by George Gershwin. I think I was 10 or 11 at the time. The hair on my arms stands up when I think about it. It was so intense," said Parker. Parker's passions for music took him around the ...


Mindful paintings in 'States of Mind' exhibit at Chambersburg Council for the Arts

Aug. 20--CHAMBERSBURG -- A three centuries old barn in Chester Springs has become a serene visual escape for Shippensburg artist Erin Mills. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2010, Mills turned her art into therapy. "Painting became an escape for me and a way to process everything I was going through," she said. Mills' artwork and that of retired art teacher Rebecca Pollard Myers will be on ...


Woodmen room makes way for Kid's Corner at Sherman Museum

Aug. 20--"Out with the old, in with the new," isn't the most obvious museum motto -- "Out with the old, in with the older," seems more appropriate. But when it came time for Sherman Museum Director Dan Steelman to temporarily retire his Museum's exhibit on the city's former Woodman Circle Home, Steelman elected to move his institution into uncharted territory. "The Woodman Circle items had ...


Studies from Mersin University Further Understanding of Botany

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Life Science Research. According to news reporting originating in Mersin, Turkey, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "A new species in Centaurea L. (Asteraceae) from Turkey is described and illustrated. Centaurea aytugiana Bancheva, Kaya & Binzet grows in Karabiik Province, North Anatolia, ...


Studies from University of Bologna Have Provided New Information about Life Science Research (Weighted multiplex networks)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- New research on Life Science Research is the subject of a report. According to news originating from Bologna, Italy, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "One of the most important challenges in network science is to quantify the information encoded in complex network structures. Disentangling randomness from organizational ...


Media Advisory: Minister Greg Rickford to Make an Announcement About Arts and Culture in Dryden

DRYDEN, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 20, 2014) - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural Resources, Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario and Member of Parliament (Kenora), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will make an announcement on Thursday about the Children's Delight Series. ...


Researchers from United States Department of Agriculture Report New Studies and Findings in the Area of Immunoglobulins (Seroprevalence Of Toxoplasma...

Researchers from United States Department of Agriculture Report New Studies and Findings in the Area of Immunoglobulins (Seroprevalence Of Toxoplasma Gondii Infection In Captive Mammals In Three Zoos In Mexico City, Mexico) By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Immunology. According to news reporting from Beltsville, Maryland, by NewsRx ...


BRIEF: Cast call for "Almost Maine"

Aug. 20--The Foothills Arts Council is looking up to the Northern Lights for its next Art in the Garden performance. Auditions for "Almost, Maine" are continuing Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 129 Church Street. Needed for the cast are at least two men and two women, but more may be cast. Performance dates will be Sat., Oct. 11 and Oct. 18. This is not readers' theater. Cast call is for older teens ...


Local band The Reefs open for Terry Emdin at Reggae on the Guadalupe

Aug. 20--HUNT -- Why board a plane and head to the islands for reggae, when all you have to do is drive to Hunt? Roddy Tree Ranch is hosting its end of summer blow out Reggae on the Guadalupe on Saturday, Aug. 22, headlined by Terry Emdin & the Galaxy Reggae Band. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., also features fire dancer Aurora Joleen and a guest, Jamaican fare -- and local band The ...


Southern Folklife Collection marks 25 years

Aug. 20--CHAPEL HILL -- Look closely at an old preserved banjo head in the Wilson Library exhibit room and you will see signatures of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and others who were part of the civil rights movement. The piece belonged to folk singer and musicologist Guy Carawan, who is credited with helping to make "We Shall Overcome" the anthem of the movement. The banjo head is one of ...


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