Arts & Entertainment

Van Gogh still life coming to auction in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A bouquet of wildflowers painted by Vincent van Gogh weeks before his death is going on the auction block in New York City. Sotheby's says "Still Life, Vase With Daisies and Poppies" could sell for $30 million to $50 million on Nov. 4. Van Gogh painted it at the home of his physician, Dr. Paul Gachet, in 1890. It's one of the few works he sold during his lifetime. One of the ...


THEATER: PGT ghost story is more silly than scary

Sept. 29--PGT ghost story is more silly than scary PORT GAMBLE -- What better place to tell a ghost story? There are many in and around Port Gamble who believe, and would have you believe that the old Victorian lumber town is liberally littered with spirits -- and not the kind you order up at the cafe bar across the street from the historic old playhouse and cinema venue where one particular ...


THEATER: Spy spoof 'Bullshot Crummond' bears investigating

Sept. 29--Spy spoof 'Bullshot Crummond' bears investigating Send-up of old-fashioned detective yarns moves in to WWCA PORT ORCHARD -- When you're a director, it can be a hazard to also be an actor, something Liam Sanchez knows very well. And, as Peadar Sanchez found out, it can be just as hazardous to be a director's son. Liam, directing Western Washington Center for the Arts' production of ...


Review: Blake Shelton the adult shines on new LP

Blake Shelton, "Bringing Back The Sunshine" (Warner Nashville) Blake Shelton's public persona — a mix of smart-aleck whimsy and thoughtful sensitivity — has made him country music's most ubiquitous male star. A full-grown man with a boyish cheekiness, his easy likability has made him a consummate award-show host, a high-profile judge on "The Voice" and a constant presence in ads across print, ...


Architectural Record's October Covers Feature Frank Gehry's New Museums, Photographed by Iwan Baan

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The October 2014 issue of McGraw Hill Construction's Architectural Record (http://www.architecturalrecord.com) features a unique "split run" cover highlighting two new museums designed by celebrated architect Frank Gehry. The Fondation Louis Vuitton museum in Paris, France and the Biomuseo in Panama City, Panama will appear on alternate covers of the ...


Craig David in the UAE: music is an energy

Fill me in — let me know what's up, baby. I might as well have sung Craig David's lyrics back to him when we caught up over the phone on Thursday morning ahead of his People by Crystal DJ gig in Abu Dhabi. It was initially suggested that the performance would be a recurring one, but David — no stranger to entertaining UAE crowds — told tabloid! it was a one-off for now. "If they say, €˜Yo, ...


BRIEF: 19th KEDT Classic Brew offers lineup of beers in support of PBS affiliate

Sept. 28--CORPUS CHRISTI -- The 19th KEDT Classic Brew was Sept. 18 at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. The event, a fundraiser for the local PBS affiliate, included a biergarten surrounded by food trucks with a view of an illuminated Harbor Bridge. Included in the lineup was a variety of local and regional beer offerings. Stephanie Christina, auction and special events ...


BRIEF: Everhart to host 'Taste of Vodou'

Sept. 29--In conjunction with its new exhibit, "Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags," the Everhart Museum will host the event, A Taste of Vodou, on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. Attendees will get to try Louisiana Creole-inspired dishes created by Accentuate Catering and sip on classic New Orleans-style cocktails with American Wine Society presenters Rosemary and David ...


NCM Media Networks Launches its Turbo Initiative Nationwide, Bringing Shorter Cinema Advertising Lead Times to the Big Screen

Largest Cinema Network in the U.S. Rolls out New Turbo MediaDigital Delivery System to Get Ads On-Screen within 72 Hours CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- After a successful test launch in the Southern California region earlier this year, NCM Media Networks, the largest national cinema network in the U.S., is rolling out its Turbo initiative to accelerate the delivery time of media from ...


Workforce Training - Ubisoft and the National Theatre School of Canada Create a New Partnership for the Development of Local Talent in Motion Capture

MONTREAL, Sept. 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Representatives from Ubisoft MontrÉal and the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) announced today the creation of a new partnership aimed at training students from the School in motion capture for the video games industry. At the end of their program, students will receive a certificate recognizing the training offered by Ubisoft. Through this ...


Levetown & Jenkins, LLP is Investigating an Alleged Conspiracy to Depress Pay in the Animation-Film Industry

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Levetown & Jenkins, LLP is investigating alleged violations of state and federal antitrust laws by the following motion-picture-animation studios: Pixar LucasFilm Dreamworks Animation Walt Disney Animation Studios Walt Disney Feature Animation Digital Domain Image Movers Digital Sony Pictures Animation Sony Pictures Imageworks The firm’s investigation ...


Saber El Rebai To Perform At ROHM

Those waiting especially for music from the Middle East every sea-son at the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) will be in for a treat in October. ROHM announced at a press conference that the 2014-2015 season, which started last week, would include a concert by Tunisian singer Saber el Rebai. Scheduled for October 9, 'The Prince of Arabian Tarab' who has a fan following worldwide, will perform ...


Greensburg artist follows unusual path to creative career

Sept. 29--Only an artist could assemble such an eclectic rÉsumÉ. Jim Miller, 71, of Hempfield has been a monk, an author and an archaeologist, and a photographer, printmaker, painter and metaphysician. He converted the former Westmoreland Glass Co. factory and warehouse into a gallery, studio and living space for himself; his dog, Barney; and other creative types. Every step and change of ...


REVIEW: 'The Night Alive' at Steppenwolf Theatre

Sept. 30--The question of what you will feel like when you die -- and, more specifically, whether you will actually feel like you are dead -- suffuses Conor McPherson's "The Night Alive." The season opener at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company is another raw and beautiful entry in this great Irish playwright's stunning ongoing series of dramatic meditations on life, loneliness and the possibility ...


Music Review: Pianist Lang Lang tackles Mozart

Lang Lang, "The Mozart Album" (Sony Masterworks) This double-CD set is the first all-Mozart recording from the Chinese-born piano virtuoso Lang Lang, who at age 32 has achieved something approaching matinee idol popularity for his performances of classical music. He's also enjoyed unusual cross-over success: This year alone he popped up at the World Cup concert in Rio de Janeiro, where he ...


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