Arts & Entertainment

EDITORIAL: Baltimore's underappreciated cultural treasure

Oct. 16--For more than three decades, the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum has been one of the underappreciated cultural gems of Baltimore. Located in an unprepossessing building on East North Avenue, the institution that calls itself "the museum with a message" attracts some 150,000 visitors a year from all over the world to marvel at its vividly rendered figures and detailed historical ...


BRIEF: Weatherly exhibit, reception at LRAC

Oct. 16--The public is invited to attend a free artist reception at Lake Region Arts Council, 133 S. Mill Street Fergus Falls on Oct. 21, from 5 to 6:30 pm. Michael Weatherly's 2013 and 2014 works are featured in the LRAC Solo Gallery through Nov. 25. Weatherly's exhibited work features a printing process of mono-printing and currently incorporates this printmaking technique with manipulated ...


The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn., Bob Mehr's Memphis Music Beat column

Oct. 16--This Saturday marks the 15th annual Halloween Party at Midtown's Black Lodge Video. Local band Switchblade Kid will be doing a single release, video screening and live performance (see item below) as part of the festivities. The Halloween Party at Black Lodge -- which is also celebrating its 15th year in business -- has become something of a spook season staple. "This party is a local ...


EDB sponsors "IGN Convention"

Manama, Oct. 16. (BNA) -- The Economic Development Board (EDB) announced its sponsorship of the upcoming "IGN Convention", the biggest pop culture and gaming convention hosted in the Kingdom. The event, which is hosted in cooperation between Bahrain-based Tarteeb Events Organizing and internationally renowned IGN Entertainment is being held for the second year in a row. The convention will ...


Grohl's challenge to band results in TV series

NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Grohl doesn't think small. What began as an idea to challenge his band, Foo Fighters, turned into an HBO television series that celebrates the musical heritage of eight American cities and the idea of music as a community. "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" debuts Friday at 11 p.m. Eastern. After Foo Fighters recorded their last album in a garage, the ever-restless Grohl ...


'American Horror Story' Spreads Fear of Clowns, Say Clowns

The nation's largest clown club is objecting to the evil clown depiction in the TV show American Horror Story: Freak Show, saying it perpetuates the phobia of clowns.


HIV Report Halts LA Porn Shoots

A three-day halt on all Los Angeles adult-film production was called on Wednesday to allow the industry to investigate reports of exposure to HIV on an out-of-state set.


Joan Rivers Died of Low Blood Oxygen: Medical Examiner

The New York City medical examiner says Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure.


'White People' Edgy, Has Memorable Cast

Justin Simien's "Dear White People" recalls other memorably promising debuts — by filmmakers named Spike, for instance, whether Lee or Jonze.


Grisham Apologizes for Child Porn Comment

Novelist John Grisham apologized Thursday for saying in an interview that many men imprisoned for child pornography offences in the U.S. probably just had too much to drink and "pushed the wrong buttons."


Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon Re-Named Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon and VIP

TORONTO, ON --(Marketwired - October 16, 2014) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX: CGX) and Scotiabank (TSX: BNS)(NYSE: BNS) today announced that Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon will be re-named Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon and VIP. Guests can expect theatre signage to begin changing soon. Movie listings will also be updated to reflect the change. The re-naming is part of the previously announced naming ...


Orlando Sentinel Dewayne Bevil column

Oct. 16--There I was, surrounded by Mickey Mouse and a lot of pixie dust. I floated through Pirates of the Caribbean and by Jungle Cruise. I had 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea flashbacks. I couldn't find the bathrooms. It wasn't a dream. I was in Disneyland. Last week, I visited this happiest place on Earth for the first time since first grade. The trip was both familiar and disorienting. ...


Temple's out for blood with 'Dracula'

Oct. 16--SANFORD -- The original bloodsucker, Dracula, whose name is synonymous with vampire, will be taking the stage at The Temple Theatre today as the theater opens its performance of a brand new interpretation of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel by the same name. "Everyone is so familiar with Dracula," said Raleigh-based actor Ira David Wood IV, who plays the titular role in the play. "He's the ...


DISCOVER THE BEST SOUND FOR ENTERTAINING AT HOME AS BARRETTS GOES LIVE WITH YAMAHA AND KRISTYNA MYLES FOR NOVEMBER OPEN EVENING

A Powered by music event The hugely popular November Open Evening at Barretts Digital World in Canterbury just got a whole lot bigger for 2014 with the announcement that for the very first time, this year’s event will feature a live music performance from one of the UK’s hottest new female vocalists. On Wednesday 12th November from 6pm until 8.30pm, the sensational 2014 MOBO Award nominated ...


Fling: In Brief

Oct. 16--IC Fine Arts Series jazzed for opener The St. Louis Rivermen will fill Rammelkamp Chapel with the rollicking sounds of jazz as the long-time band opens the Illinois College Fine Arts Series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The band, which was hand-picked in 1982 by St. Louis Jazz Club President Frank Maloney, uses its long history to create music that flows between members of ...


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