Arts & Entertainment

Adult entertainment ordinance introduced

Sept. 19--A city ordinance, likely to pave the way towards another city ordinance on strip clubs, was introduced Thursday night by the Clovis City Commission on a unanimous vote. The commission will have the first opportunity at final approval in its Oct. 16 meeting to officially amend city code so that in includes a specific definition of "adult entertainment." City Attorney David Richards ...


BRIEF: Best Bets 9/19/2014

Sept. 19--TODAY -- The right note: Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, All-Tchaikovsky Concert, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre. 570-270-4444. SATURDAY:Lace up your sneakers: Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania Race for Cure, 8:30 a.m., Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, downtown Scranton. www.komennepa.org. SUNDAY: Cocktails for a cause: Kathleen's ...


BRIEF: Cultural Center concert postponed

Sept. 19--Cultural Center concert postponed The first concert in Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple's new Sunday Music Series has been postponed. The Neil Wetzel jazz concert slated for Sunday at 3 p.m. in the cultural center's grand ballroom has been rescheduled for May 10. Advance tickets to the show are $15, with a 10 percent student discount offered through online ticket ...


Curtain rises on new amenities-packed movie theater in McCandless

Sept. 19--If McCandless or Ross or Pine residents want to toast the opening of Cinemark North Hills and XD, they won't have to look far for a frozen strawberry daiquiri, glass of wine or chilled Blue Moon, Magic Hat or Penn Pilsner brew. The movie theater, opening to the public today, boasts a bar in the lobby for customers 21 and over (patrons can take drinks in plastic cups into the ...


BRIEF: Event in Va. Beach to raise funds for SEAL Foundation

Sept. 19--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Beach business owners and residents will hold their annual event Saturday to raise funds for the Navy SEAL Foundation. The fourth Virginia Beach Fallen Heroes event includes beer, barbecue and bands that the public can enjoy from noon to 6 p.m. at Camp Pendleton, according to a news release. The event also will raise funds for the Navy SEAL Museum and The ...


NSBA, New Regency, Penguin Books, and the Filmmakers to Distribute '12 Years a Slave' to U.S. Public High Schools

ALEXANDRIA,Va., Sept. 18 -- The National School Boards Association issued the following news release: The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has partnered with New Regency, Fox Searchlight, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to make copies of the acclaimed film, book, and study guide "12 Years a Slave" available to America's public high schools. This nationwide educational initiative was ...


GoRave Multi-Room Audio Now Includes Android Users

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 18 -- The National Electrical Contractors Association issued the following news release: GoRave by Levven Electronics has announced its Android Audio Sender has been approved for production. The new micro-USB Audio Sender enables people with Android devices to play audio from all of their Android apps using GoRave's simple wireless multi-room audio. "You, your family, your ...


Turtle Beach Ear Force® Z60 - the First PC Gaming Headset with DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound - is Now Available in Stores

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the video games industry, today announced that the Z60 PC gaming headset is now available in stores and through online retailers. The Z60, which was unveiled at the CES trade show in January 2014, is the first PC gaming headset to feature new DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound. Turtle Beach is the gaming audio ...


Mindtree Chairman and Spouse Gift $1M to University of Florida (UF) College of Engineering

GAINESVILLE, Florida, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Florida (UF) College of Engineering's future innovation will add to its list of distinguished underwriters Subroto and Susmita Bagchi, who have announced a $1M gift to UF. Their gift will be used to support the Engineering Innovation Nexus Building, a new facility to be located at the heart of UF, directly across from a ...


Family donating SandzÉn's final painting to Lindsborg gallery

Sept. 19--The painting was a thing of legend within the Hale family. Always prominently displayed wherever its owners resided, as the tale went, the work was the last completed by renowned Lindsborg artist Birger SandzÉn. The claim is made in a statement on the back of the painting signed by SandzÉn's son-in-law, and as far as anyone can tell, there is no evidence to the contrary. Soon, what ...


Company restoring Alexander Inn wins preservation award

Sept. 19--OAK RIDGE -- This city's Grand Old Lady, in decline for decades, is getting a complete facelift, an upgrade and a new lease on life. By year's end, a $6.4 million transformation of The Guest House, also known as the Alexander Inn, will be complete. What was once a wartime resting spot for such dignitaries as Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie Groves -- the leaders of the Manhattan ...


JMU in LA Students 'Spellbound' by Sought-After TV Writer

HARRISONBURG, Va., Sept. 17 -- James Madison University issued the following news release: JMU alumna Barbara Hall, a veteran television writer and producer whose credits include "Family Ties," "Joan of Arcadia" and the present series "Homeland," was a guest speaker during the JMU in LA program this summer. Students in the 10-week study abroad program, organized by the School of Media Arts and ...


UNCW Professor to Lead New Shakespearean Theatre Company

WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 17 -- The University of North Carolina Wilmington issued the following news release: Dram Tree Shakespeare - Wilmington's newest theatre company - is bringing together a team of creative minds to build a nonprofit company that will combine the modern vitality and vibrant history of Wilmington with its artistic energy. Christopher Marino, an assistant professor in the ...


SCAD to Add SecureCampus to its Security Plan

SAVANNAH, Ga., Sept. 17 -- Savannah College of Art and Design issued the following news release: The Savannah College of Art and Design is adding another layer to its public safety plan through SecureCampus, a network of exterior and interior sensors that detects the sound of gunfire. The system pinpoints where a gunshot has occurred within seconds and quickly notifies first responders. ...


50 Books/50 Covers of 2013 Competition Results

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 -- The AIGA (formerly the American Institute of Graphic Arts) issued the following news release: AIGA, Design Observer and Designers & Books today published results of the 2013 "50 Books/50 Covers" competition. A panel of jurors including Michael Bierut, partner at the New York design firm Pentagram; Jessica Helfand, founding editor of Design Observer; and Peter Mendelsund, ...


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