Arts & Entertainment

Theater of War Aims to Bring Awareness About Invisible Wounds of War

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 29 -- The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs issued the following news: The Wisconsin National Guard will host two performances of the Theater of War: Soldiers and Citizens Tour at the DeForest Area High School Performing Arts Center Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The tour will present dramatic readings of Sophocles' "Ajax" - an ancient Green tragedy about the suicide ...


VP: Iran's Tourism Industry Flourishing

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Vice-President and Head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) Massoud Soltanifar expressed pleasure that more foreign tourists have been showing interest in traveling to Iran in recent months. "The number of foreign tourists visiting Iran in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-Auguat 22) showed 200 percent ...


Akron Zoo leader leaves job for new adventure

Aug. 30--Akron Zoo leader L. Patricia "Pat" Simmons walked up the hill to Grizzly Ridge relishing the sun and the rare opportunity to enjoy the zoo built, for the most part, in the past 29 years that she has served as its president and chief executive officer. She stopped to admire a metal sculpture that artist Elizabeth Allen created of a mother otter teaching her baby to swim. It stands at ...


Internationally-Renowned Sculptor Visits UCA

CONWAY, Ark., Aug. 28 -- The University of Central Arkansas issued the following news release: Patrick Dougherty, an artist who weaves large-scale architectural forms from natural materials, will erect one of his sculptures outside the Baum Gallery of Art at the University of Central Arkansas this September. The public unveiling will take place September 20. Over the last 30 years, Dougherty ...


Norman high school football fans get fortified before Crosstown Clash

Aug. 30--NORMAN -- The annual Taste of Norman returns as the "in" place to dine Thursday before Norman High and Norman North face each other in the opening game of each high school's football season. The fundraiser, organized by the band booster clubs, will feature a tasty lineup of Norman restaurants and promises to be the best meal in town before the Crosstown Clash. Thirty local restaurants ...


Limited North Shore tailgating time yields success

Aug. 30--When cleaning crews arrived at parking lots at the end of Jason Aldean's country music concert at PNC Park on a warm and hazy Saturday night in July, they confronted the unmistakable evidence of a big party. Beer cans. Trash bags. Tree logs weighing up to 150 pounds filled with nails used for a drinking game played with hammers known as "Stump." But Leroy Stotler, owner of Three ...


KCTCS College Reaches $2.5M Goal for BuildSmart Project

VERSAILLES, Ky., Aug. 29 -- The Kentucky Community & Technical College System issued the following news release: West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC), one of the 16 colleges of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), is the first in the state to reach its $2.5 million campus BuildSmart goal for the Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD). A $400,000 ...


Three Family Favorites Return for the Halloween Season: Spooky Pooch Parade, HallowFest and Trains, Tricks & Treats

GLENCOE, Ill., Aug. 29 -- The Chicago Botanic Garden issued the following news release: Three family favorites--Spooky Pooch Parade, HallowFest, and Trains, Tricks & Treats--will bring mischief and magic back to the Chicago Botanic Garden this Halloween season. The fun begins with the Spooky Pooch Parade from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 18, the only day of the year dogs are allowed at the ...


National Constitution Center to Participate in New Museum Admission Program for Pennsylvania Access Cardholders

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 29 -- The National Constitution Center issued the following news release: The National Constitution Center will offer $2 admission to ACCESS cardholders, as a part of a new city-wide initiative to bring underserved audiences and their families into Philadelphia's exciting cultural venues. Launching September 1, 2014, ACCESS Admission, founded by the Philadelphia-based arts ...


Videography Course Offered at College of the Albemarle

MANTEO, N.C., Aug. 29 -- Dare County issued the following news release: Through a collaborative partnership with Gov-Ed Television of Dare County, the Dare Campus of College of The Albemarle is offering an "Introduction to Video Production" videography course at its Roanoke Island Campus. Students will learn the basics of video and audio production, from experience with cameras and equipment ...


Veterans Help Restore Historic Forest Lodge

RHINELANDER, Wis., Aug. 29 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest - issued the following news release: There were very few flowers growing on Camp Victory and in Baghdad's "Green Zone" when retired Army Maj. Paula Gray deployed there in 2003. That was not the case in 2014 when she and a four other veterans and several other ...


Getty Research Institute Presents World War I: War of Images, Images of War

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 -- J. Paul Getty Trust issued the following news release: World War I was both a war of unprecedented mechanized slaughter and a conflict over the cultural dominance and direction of Europe. It was also the first war to be fought and represented by modern artists. On view at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) at the Getty Center from November 18, 2014 through April 19, ...


Dancing, Dedication and Diabetes

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 29 -- The American Diabetes Association issued the following news release: James Samson's professional dancing career was just getting started when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 27. He could have lost it all--but he never gave up on his dreams. The September 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast(TM), the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes ...


Passenger pigeon exhibits planned: Science museum adds specimen to its collection

Aug. 30--Before they were hunted to extinction, passenger pigeons were plentiful. According to information on projectpassengerpigeon.org, it's estimated the passenger pigeon was once the most abundant land bird in North America, with numbers reaching an estimated 3 billion to 5 billion. "It is reported they darkened the sky for hours or even days at a time," the site reads. "The beats of their ...


Rosa Parks' heirs and institute gain from estate sale

Aug. 30--It has been hidden from view since her death in 2005 at age 92. But this week's sale of the estate of civil rights icon Rosa Parks -- including her Congressional Medal of Freedom -- was a relief to lawyers and family members locked in an eight-year court fight, said the attorney for Parks' heirs. The sale had two Detroit-area museum directors hopeful that the collection might soon be ...


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