Arts & Entertainment

Eagles proudly unveil massive stadium renovations

July 26--PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles are so proud of their $125 million stadium renovation project that they conducted two identical tours for reporters and photographers within two months. The second came Friday, when team President Don Smolenski gushed about how much the fan experience will be enhanced. He did not try to hide his excitement about the entire endeavor, which took ...


Terra Cotta Warriors come to life at The Children's Museum

July 26--You don't have to be a child to be captivated by the terrific exhibits currently at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. After a car ride that takes less than two hours, you'll find yourself transported to both ancient and modern China. The hype -- of course -- has been understandably centered around the "Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor's Painted Army," the special exhibit that ...


Morris artist relearns his skills after stroke

July 26--MORRIS -- Six years ago, Art Ashcraft never imagined he would be back in front of a canvas. Related Links -- Morris artist relearns his skills after stroke -- Operation St. Nick's Christmas in July set He had just suffered a brain stem stroke which, according to Art, is "about as serious as you can get." Doctors predicted his left side would be immobilized for the rest of his life. He ...


Concert review: C Street Brass, Beauty Slap add spark to concert series

July 26--Last year, the organization formerly known as the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society inaugurated "Just Summer," a three-concert series that blends genres and offers a more casual concertgoing experience than typical programming. Since that time, the group has announced a new name -- Chamber Music Pittsburgh -- and a pledge to become more accessible to the Pittsburgh community. "Just ...


Phipps Garden Center showcased botanic art

July 26--Bill Paxton was not a typical student in botanical illustration classes at Phipps Garden Center. Everyone else, including his teachers, was content to draw wood violets and other wildflowers from photographs, photocopies or dead specimens flattened between the pages of a book. "They didn't recognize the real plants or know where they grew," he said. The retired forester and amateur ...


'The Expendables 3' leaked prior to its release

Washington, July 26 (ANI): 'The Expendables 3' has been leaked nearly a month before its official release on piracy sites, which could be a real problem for distributor Lionsgate. The upcoming movie, which was co-written by Sylvester Stallone, was downloaded over 100,000 times within a day, the Verge reported. The film had been already attached to a single torrent by over 66,000 people, and if ...


Sophisticated STREET ART

July 26--When passers-by spotted Ernest Doty spray-painting a bluebird on an Albuquerque Museum wall this week, some asked if he had permission. "Usually I tell them, 'Of course not!' " he said, flashing a grin. "It has them kind of guessing." The question isn't off-base. The one-time graffiti artist was arrested for spraying the Anasazi Building in Downtown Albuquerque four years ago. Now ...


SHSU OPERA: A parody of operas using opera

July 26--HUNTSVILLE -- Old, stuffy and out of style may have been your parents' opera, but the same cannot be said for "Orpheus in the Underworld." The Opera Workshop at Sam Houston State University presents this extravagantly theatrical, overtly dramatic operatic comedy tonight at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center. "It's sort of a parody of ...


Olympic celebration kicks off in 'thrilling' fashion for large crowd

July 26--A blustery afternoon gave way to an entertaining evening for the Olympic Downtown Celebration in Colorado Springs Friday, as live music, sports demonstrations and autograph sessions with former Denver Broncos helped kickoff the local start of the Rocky Mountain State Games. Four members of the Xpogo stunt team performed for crowds of hundreds that circled around the intersection of ...


The Blade, Toledo, Ohio, Brian Dugger column

July 26--If there was any doubt that country music is still king around northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, those doubts have been swept away one empty beer cooler and one sunburn at a time this month. Legions of devoted fans flocked to the area's two biggest festivals this month in record numbers. "This was the most people we've ever had," Jim Prenger, a promoter for Country Concert said ...


Eastwood Theater to host Cornerstone Church revival

July 26--It's not quite a case of deja vu. Revival is the more appropriate term. The Maumee-based Cornerstone Church has returned to East Toledo and will preview its "new," old location at the Eastwood Theater by hosting the annual WOW Jam as a street party at the Eastwood, 817 E. Broadway St., at 2 p.m. today, then having an open house Sunday at 5 p.m. with live music from country singer ...


Alumnus Signs on as Metropolitan Opera Singer

SHREVEPORT, La., July 25 -- Centenary College of Louisiana issued the following news release: This week Gregory Warren '98 began his tenure at North America's largest opera company, the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. His contract will allow him to sing in the chorus as well as supporting roles. Warren acknowledges this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. His success, however, did not ...


Newsmaker: Stacy Butera

July 26--Stacy Butera Noteworthy: Butera was awarded first prize for photography in the "Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2014" juried exhibition, sponsored by the State Museum of Pennsylvania, for her photo of Kinzua Bay in Allegheny National Forest. Age: 31 Residence: Squirrel Hill Family: Mother, Rita Belloma, and aunt, Donna Belloma Occupation: Information technology worker at Bank of New ...


CORRECTION: Accuracy watch

July 26--Day of performance incorrect Singer-guitarist Eric E will perform today at the Empire Theater in Tekoa, Washington. A listing in Friday's 7 section had the incorrect day, due to a news clerk's error.


Secret salmon recipe is back for 30th year at Richland's Art in the Park

July 26--Tri-City photographer John Clement will be eating salmon for lunch and dinner today, just as he has for the 30 years the salmon has been served at Art in the Park in Richland. The secret sauce and seasoning recipe developed by Dehlia Teeple of Richland, combined with Richland Rod and Gun Club cookers that envelope the fillets in alder wood smoke, is that good. This year, the Art in ...


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