Arts & Entertainment

Culture Minister, Lebanese counterpart boost cooperation

Manama, Sep 29 (BNA) – Minister of Culture, Shaikha Mai bint Mohammad Al Khalifa, today received Lebanese Culture Minister, Ronnie Arigi, in Bahrain National Museum and briefed him on investment projects and cultural activities hosted there. Culture Minister praised her Lebanese counterpart's visit that boosts bilateral culture cooperation, paying tribute to Lebanon's cultural diversity. The ...


Community Development Takes Centre Stage at World Tourism Day 2014

MADRID, Sept. 29 -- The United Nations' World Tourism Organization issued the following news release: The tourism sector's contribution to communities' empowerment as one of the pillars of sustainable development was at the heart of this year's World Tourism Day celebrations. The President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, opened the official celebrations of World Tourism Day held in Guadalajara, ...


New theater troupe debuts with 'Assassins'

Sept. 29--A new troupe in town, the November Theater Company, scarcely could have chosen a more ambitious project for its debut than "Assassins." A provocative musical, "Assassins" looks at men and women who killed, or tried to kill, U.S. presidents -- an unsavory assortment of political malcontents, social outliers and straight-up lunatics. With a book by John Weidman that hopscotches through ...


Florence Griswold Museum's Wee Faerie Village opens Friday

Sept. 30--OLD LYME -- Time to Steampunk your Wee Wonderland at Flo-Gris. That may sound like gibberish, or worse, but 17,212 visitors to last year's Wee Fairie Village at the Florence Griswold Museum might just understand. Last year's little outdoor village featured a Wizard of Oz theme; this time, the 25 miniature fairy houses will recount Lewis Carroll's classic tale "Alice's Adventures in ...


Aquarium seeks ownership, new 50-year deal

Sept. 30--CORPUS CHRISTI -- After 25 years together, the Texas State Aquarium and Corpus Christi are renewing their commitment for at least another half-century, and the city -- at no cost to itself -- is giving the aquarium quite the anniversary present. City Council is scheduled to hear a presentation at Tuesday's meeting that will propose City Hall transferring ownership of the aquarium ...


Dancers shine in PNB's 'Jewels'

Sept. 29--Carla KÖrbes, principal dancer for Pacific Northwest Ballet since 2006, has an uncanny way of dancing as if she's joyfully discovering every movement for the first time. In the regal pas de deux of "Diamonds," which closed Friday's opening-night performance of George Balanchine's "Jewels," she unfolded a leg toward the sky as if in wonderment -- could it really go so high? -- and, in ...


Neil Diamond to kick off tour at Allentown's PPL Center

Sept. 30--A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who is among the Top 30 best-selling music artists of all time will open his new tour at Allentown's PPL Center, according to his website. Neil Diamond will perform Feb. 27 at the center, the site says. It is likely Diamond's first concert ever in the Lehigh Valley. Ticket prices and on-sale dates have not been announced. Tickets for PPL Center shows are ...


Six Flags Magic Mountain Presents the Biggest Halloween Event in Its History

VALENCIA, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Magic Mountain's 22nd season of Fright Fest® will be the biggest and scariest in the Park's history. The line-up of new haunted attractions includes three immersive and terrifying mazes, a new scare zone, more roving "scare-actors" than ever before, and an additional weekend bringing the total to 14 event days. To view the multimedia ...


Posters draw on artist's wealth of bluegrass knowledge

Sept. 30--RALEIGH -- When Tim Lee was asked to design a series of posters for the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass event in Raleigh, he didn't have to study up on how bluegrass musicians dress or hold their instruments. He knows all that stuff firsthand, from years of playing mandolin and singing in bluegrass bands himself. "It's part of my life," he said. "I ...


BRIEF: Shelby County strings students offer annual concert

Sept. 30--Dozens of string orchestra students in Shelby County Schools will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in the annual All-City Strings Concert at Central High School, 306 S. Bellevue. The concert is free, but guests are encouraged to bring canned goods to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank. The concert will feature light classical and current pop music, plus arrangements by Ridgeway High School ...


Concert to support fight against Alzheimer's

Sept. 29--Lake Cammack Park and Marina will host a concert Saturday to benefit the Alzheimer's Association with proceeds going to research, education and family support. Alamance County is part of the Alzheimer's Association of Western Carolina. The concert benefit will begin at 1 p.m. with bands set to take the stage at 2 p.m. Lake Cammack is at 4790 Union Ridge Road, Burlington. Tickets for ...


India.Arie, Sharon Jones among of performers announced for local concert honoring Stevie Wonder

Sept. 29--A group of soul and R&B stars led by India. Arie, Ledisi and Sharon Jones will perform during an upcoming Memphis concert celebrating Stevie Wonder. The event honoring Wonder, dubbed "A Soulright Evening," is being staged by The Consortium MMT (Memphis Music Town) -- the recently merged nonprofit organization bringing together Stax legend David Porter's music academy with the Memphis ...


Slice of life: CFCT's 'Squabbles' pits in-laws in situational comedy

Sept. 29--CEDAR FALLS -- When Gary "Bum" Baumgartner read the script for the Marshall Karp comedy, "Squabbles," the director was sold on two things: "The writing reminds me of Neil Simon -- logical dialogue and very funny, and I would really like to play some of the roles. I'd kill the role of Abe," he says, laughing. The Cedar Falls Community Theatre production opens with a 7:30 p.m. ...


Science Museum's 'Flight of the Butterflies' is deeply moving, delightful

Sept. 29--In "Flight of the Butterflies," there is a heart-stoppingly lovely shot of hundreds of transparent, orange monarchs, flying against a bright blue sky and looking for all the world like little Chinese lanterns, glowing as they are released into the sky. "Flight" has to be one of the prettiest movies ever to play at the Science Museum of Minnesota, which is maybe not a big surprise ...


Peabody Symphony Orchestra opens season with Brahms, Tchaikovsky

Sept. 29--The last weekend of September could not have been much more caloric, musically speaking, without actually clogging arteries. While the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was reveling in the high romanticism of Rachmaninoff and Korngold (my review was posted earlier), the Peabody Symphony Orchestra gorged on hefty emotional outpouring by Brahms and Tchaikovsky. I rather enjoyed both lyrical ...


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