Arts & Entertainment

Explosive History: Civil War's Siege of Petersburg Re-enactment Coming to Chehalis

July 08--Hundreds of Civil War re-enactors, dressed in Union or Confederate uniforms, will use farm fields outside Chehalis this weekend to replay key battles in the Siege of Petersburg. The re-enactment, hosted by the Veterans Memorial Museum, will honor the 150th anniversary of the siege, which started in June 1864. During the siege, Union forces dug a mine underneath the Confederate ...


Ivan Parker returns for Gospel Sing fundraiser

July 10--Ivan Parker hopes those who attend Saturday's gospel music concert at the Paramount Theater in Burlington "will leave differently than the way they came." "They may come in that night feeling burdened and discouraged, but we hope this concert and our message will give them the strength and the courage to press on," Parker said in a phone interview from his Mount Juliet, Tenn., home on ...


Peoria Park Board approves funding for Glen Oak interactive children's museum

July 10--PEORIA -- Construction is scheduled to begin on the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum more than 10 years since the idea took root. The Peoria Park Board on Wednesday night approved a $2.5 million construction bid from River City Construction to convert the Glen Oak Pavilion into an interactive museum aimed at the community's youngest learners. "We are going to start knocking down ...


Saint John's Health Center Foundation And Irene Dunne Guild To Honor David And Yolanda Foster And Tonian Hohberg At Annual Caritas Gala

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Irene Dunne Guild will co-host the 2014 Caritas Gala in partnership with the Saint John's Health Center Foundation on Oct. 25 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills. The event will honor multi award-winning musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer and recording artist David Foster and his wife, television personality, ...


Traditions

July 10--MERIDIAN -- The cultural heritage of Choctaw Indians is front and center again this week as the 65th annual Choctaw Indian Fair continues in Choctaw. This year's fair theme is "Preserving Choctaw Pride, Year After Year" and will feature historical and cultural displays, social dancing, tribal arts and crafts, Choctaw stickball and and traditional Choctaw food. The fair also offers ...


Huber city officials to discuss $1M in additions to music center

July 10--More discussion is scheduled to take place tonight to add $1 million in projects to Huber Heights' $18 million music center that city officials say are necessary to maximize profit from the venue. The projects being considered are upgrades to the VIP area ($480,000) and concession stands ($520,000), which the city says will pay for themselves in increased concession revenue and ...


Mackevision Receives Emmy Award Nomination for Visual Effects in "Game of Thrones"

STUTTGART, Germany, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mackevision Medien Design GmbH (http://www.mackevision.com) has been nominated for its contributions to the fourth season of US television series "Game of Thrones". Today, "Game of Thrones" was officially nominated for this year's Emmy Award in the category "Outstanding Special Visual Effects". The successful HBO TV series is in the running ...


Large crowds expected for 'Riverside' concerts

July 10--Sunday's concert by Felix Cavaliere's Rascals is the start of seven consecutive Sunday nights of free music in the Down by the Riverside concert series in Mayo Park. Each year, at least one concert in the series draws 20,000 or more fans. The current unofficial record is held by George Thorogood, who drew an estimated 25,500 people to the park in August 2012. You're free to speculate ...


BRIEF: Sea Wing subject of concert, book, cruises

July 10--RED WING -- Music related to the Sea Wing disaster will be performed by an ensemble of musicians at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak St., Red Wing. Lauren Pelon, Tom Erickson, Kiki Gheen and John Reed will perform. The Sea Wing, a stern-wheeled steamboat, was on a pleasure cruise of Lake Pepin on July 13, 1890, when it capsized in strong thunderstorm ...


Los Lobos to open Riverside Live series

July 10--Los Lobos, one of the most praised and respected American bands of the past 30 years, will open the 2014-2015 Riverside Live concert series in Rochester, it has been confirmed. The band, which formed in the 1970s in East Los Angeles and has recorded in both Spanish and English, will perform Oct. 4 at Mayo Civic Center. Los Lobos is known more for compelling albums than hit singles but ...


House of Blues-related music club coming to Greensboro

July 10--GREENSBORO -- A new music venue affiliated with a national entertainment company is planned to open on Elm Street in November. The new venue will open at the current location of Allure, which is located at 117 and 119 S. Elm St. Rocky Scarfone, who owns Allure and Ham's Restaurants, and Winston-Salem Attorney Jeffrey Furr are the managing partners in the venture. The venue is ...


DC Entertainment Celebrates 75 Years of Batman with All-Star Panels at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 Featuring Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns and More!

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Present Unparalleled Line-Up of Batman Events Including ‘Gotham’ Premiere, ‘Assault on Arkham’ Premiere, Cape-Cowl-Create Art Exhibit, and a Star-Studded 1960s Batman TV Panel BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DC Entertainment (DCE) will descend upon Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014 with a terrific line-up of all-star panels, can’t-miss events, and ...


Catch 'Godspell' at Little Theatre

July 10--Hula hoops, glow bracelets, jumping ropes -- those are some of the props for a kid-friendly version of a Bible-inspired musical. The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre will present "Godspell Jr." this weekend for three performances at the theater on North Main Street in Wilkes-Barre. "We have a little bit of everything," Samantha Schugardt, director and choreographer, said as Abagail ...


BRIEF: Symphonic Blast rescheduled

July 10--The 19th annual Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra's Symphonic Blast fireworks show has a new date. The combination of orchestra music and pyrotechnics was rained out Saturday for the first time in its 19-year history and has been rescheduled for 7:45 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Crapo Park bandshell. That's half an hour earlier than the show was scheduled for last Saturday and for good reason. ...


It will be a fair week ahead

July 10--County fair season is in full swing this month, which is good news for all those 4-H kids anxious to show off their livestock and exhibits. Lee County Fair The Lee County Fair opened Wednesday night in Donnellson with the crowning of the fair queen and the local talent show, but there's still plenty of fun to be had the rest of the week. Today is Kid's Day at the fair, and the ...


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