Arts & Entertainment

Chuck's Tires and Auto Service under new ownership

Sept. 30--Chuck's Tires and Auto Services soon will become Schmitt Automotive Repair, after local mechanic and historic preservation advocate Tim Schmitt purchased the building and the company last week. Schmitt has about eight years of experience as a mechanic, all with Automotive Recyclers in Rochester, and is purchasing Chuck's Tires from Tim Hickey, he said. "I've always wanted to open my ...


The Kansas City Star JeneÉ Osterheldt column

Sept. 30--October seems to be all about breast cancer awareness and pumpkin and haunted everything. Both are important staples this month, but in Kansas City there's a lot going on beyond pink, orange and black. We have the American Royal, Waterfire and Union Station's 100th anniversary. My picks for the month: The First Friday fave Clearly, The Star's Food Truck Friday is my favorite, but Mad ...


RISD conference focuses on transforming R.I. economy / Gallery

Sept. 30--PROVIDENCE -- If you're going to solve a problem in your business, you must first determine the real problem. Designers call this "figuring out the essential question." That's one message Charlie Cannon shared Monday with business leaders, entrepreneurs, engineers and manufacturers who gathered at the Rhode Island School of Design to figure out ways that design can help transform ...


Ventura council supports concerts, opposes new massage parlors

Sept. 30--Music producer Mark Hartley has an idea of who might headline the opening night of Ventura's inaugural concert series, but he isn't saying. What he will talk about is the potential the dozen shows have to create excitement and generate business for downtown hotels, shops and restaurants. "The support here is overwhelming for bringing culture and activities," said Hartley, who owns ...


First 3D Visible Light Invisibility Cloak

TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers at the University of Rochester are reporting that they've built the first invisibility cloak that works in three dimensions, viewed from a range of angles, across the full spectral range of visible light. As you can see in the photo above, and in the video below, the invisibility effect is rather effective — and, importantly, it creates very little "telltale" ...


Starwood Hotels’ Eco-Wise Element Brand to Expand Florida Portfolio

Element Orlando Slated to Open in July 2016 less than a mile from Universal Studios Orlando STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its trailblazing Element brand plans to open a third hotel in Florida, less than a mile from Universal Studios Orlando. Element Orlando is slated to debut in July 2016, following next year’s ...


‘A Bug’s Light!’ Brings Electrical Safety Lessons to Thousands of Students in SCE Service Area

ROSEMEAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sparky the Wonder Bug will entertain thousands of elementary school students across Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service territory beginning this week, teaching youngsters about electrical safety through a live theatre production of “A Bug’s Light!” The superhero insect, star of the interactive safety learning production staged by The National Theatre ...


Fall in LUV With Year-End Savings With Southwest Vacations(R)

ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/14 -- Southwest Vacations is offering travelers a savings of up to $175 on vacation packages.With incredible deals on year end vacation packages, travelers can cap off 2014 with an unforgettable getaway to one of Southwest Vacations'® exciting destinations! Spend a week enjoying Orlando's thrilling theme parks including Walt Disney World® Resort; enjoy ...


'DWTS' Loses Randy Couture

Mixed martial artist and actor Randy Couture became the third celebrity ousted from Dancing with the Stars for Season 19 Monday night in Los Angeles.


evian® and French Fashion House KENZO Partner To Release 2015 Limited Edition Bottle

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, evian® and French fashion house KENZO collaborated to design the 2015 evian Limited Edition bottle. KENZO's Creative Directors, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, have united with evian to convey their graphic, intimate vision for this one-of-a-kind creation unveiled at Paris Fashion Week and available in the U.S. beginning November 2014. ...


Bookmakers see Real Madrid as the strongest Champions League bet

Madrid, Sep 30 (EFE).- Real Madrid is the strongest team in the Champions League for bookmakers, the Sportium.es website reported Tuesday.Los Blancos play in the competition's Group B, where they lead along with Liverpool with three points, followed by Basel (Switzerland) and Ludogorets (Bulgaria).Sportium.es estimates Real Madrid's chances of winning at 85 percent, the highest percentage ...


Timed tickets will be used for anticipated crowds at MoMa's Matisse 'Cut-Outs' show

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A Matisse exhibition that drew big crowds in London is opening soon at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. In anticipation of a large turnout, MoMa is issuing timed tickets for admission to "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs." They're available online and at the museum and are free with the price of a regular admission. The exhibition runs Oct. 12 through Feb. 8. It was shown at ...


Ecology: Half of world's wild animals lost since 1970: Huge decline across land, sea and rivers, says report: Human consumption rate would 'need 1.5 Earths'

The number of wild animals on Earth has halved during the past four decades, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research by scientists at WWF and the Zoological Society of London found. "If half the animals died in London zoo next week ...


The Picerne Group Breaks Ground at Venue on 16th, 180-Unit Apartment Community in Denver's Historic City Park Neighborhood

DENVER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/30/14 -- The Picerne Group, a privately held real estate investment firm based in Southern California with a regional office in Denver, has broken ground at Venue on 16th, a 180-unit rental community on 1.73 acres in Denver's City Park neighborhood. Construction is expected to be completed and ready for leasing by late 2015. Approximately 25 people, including ...


Stearns History Museum will document its artifacts with grant

Sept. 30--Stearns History Museum has received a $74,868 grant to hire two people to document, photograph, verify the location, condition and description of its collection of about 20,000 artifacts over 70 weeks starting in about January. The Minnesota Historical Society this week announced recipients of 41 grants totaling $3.57 million in Historical and Cultural Heritage grants distributed in ...


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