Arts & Entertainment

Artist Gerry King Brings 1970s New Bern to Life with Painting Exhibit

NEW BERN , N.C., July 30 -- The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources issued the following news release: Tryon Palace will host a free art exhibition celebrating the work of local artist Gerry King, beginning this Saturday, Aug. 2. Held in at the North Carolina History Center's Duffy Exhibit Gallery, "The Paper Route" will feature paintings that were inspired by scenery King saw ...


Rockin' on the River considers leaving the Falls after city says it wants to explore other music promoters

July 31--CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Rockin' on the River -- the iconic concert series the city has hosted since 1986 -- is looking for a new home. "We're up for adoption," said promoter Bob Earley, who took ownership of the concert program and its name 11 years ago. Previously, it was operated by the Cuyahoga Falls Jaycees. Mayor Don Walters met with Earley this week to announce he has formed a ...


Grand Rapids gallery to show Earl North's work

July 31--A reception for a show of 30 paintings from private collections by the late Earl North will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 in Library House Gallery, 24124 Front St., Grand Rapids, Ohio. Frank North, the artist's son, will co-host the reception with the gallery. North's paintings are on view and will be for the next few months with hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and ...


For artist Nathan Miner, it's not what you see, but how

July 31--Visitors can see five paintings by Nathan Miner, and watch one being created, at Montserrat College of Art this summer. That's because the gallery where the artist's works are hanging includes a studio where he will be working until Aug. 14, in a combined exhibit and residency called "The Long Now." "It's a great opportunity to understand the process," Miner said. "When you're looking ...


Know Your Madisonian: Taeli Turner

July 31--Taeli Turner loves to do portrait photography. Right now, however, her task is to get a full picture of the arts in Wisconsin. Turner, 25, is one of two newly appointed board members of Arts Wisconsin, an advocacy, development and service organization for artists and arts groups across the state. Turner and Jennifer Stephany, of Appleton, joined the nonprofit group's 13-member ...


Sam Hunter, Rose Art Museum's First Director, Dies

WALTHAM, Mass., July 29 -- Brandeis University issued the following news release: Sam Hunter, founding director of the Rose Art Museum, whose keen insights into the art of his day allowed him to build the museum's acclaimed collection of modern and contemporary art, died on July 27 in Princeton, N.J. He was 91. Financed by a $50,000 gift from Leon Mnuchin and his wife, Harriet Gevirtz-Mnuchin, ...


Dormont movie theater surpasses fundraising goal for digital projector, computer system

July 31--The Hollywood Theater in Dormont will get to keep up with the digital age of movies thanks to the successful conclusion of a last-ditch online fundraiser. "This whole process has been huge for us," said Chad Hunter, theater director. "Without people supporting us and contributing to our fundraiser ... we couldn't have lasted much longer without making this transition." For more than a ...


Art Review: 'Cataloguing Pattern' at Space

July 31--"Cataloguing Pattern," organized by Carnegie Mellon University art instructor Kristen Letts Kovak for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Space gallery, Downtown, offers an interesting insight into a common theme: patterns in everyday life. Wanting to make sense of the constant ebb and flow of order and chaos in her art, Letts Kovak asked eight artists to join her in exploring the notion ...


Patent Issued for Three-Dimensional Gesture Controlled Avatar Configuration Interface

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- From Alexandria, Virginia, VerticalNews journalists report that a patent by the inventors Lavigne, Charles Tremblay (Vancouver, CA); Chin, Edward (Vancouver, CA); Parker, Eddie (Vancouver, CA), filed on May 23, 2011, was published online on July 22, 2014. The patent's assignee for patent number 8788973 is Microsoft Corporation ...


Theater camp performs original 'Where the Wild Things Are' rock opera

July 31--At no point in Maurice Sendak's classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" do the Wild Things sing Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild." Tree of Life Theatre Troupe summer camp's upcoming adaptation aims to rectify that. Director Sierra Field adapted the 40-page book into a 90-minute rock musical herself. To expand the story, assistant director Michele Field looked to other Sendak ...


Patent Issued for Sliding Skin Deformer

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- According to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews journalists, a patent by the inventors Comet, Michael (Concord, CA); Child, Philip (San Francisco, CA), filed on January 12, 2011, was published online on July 22, 2014. The assignee for this patent, patent number 8786611, is Pixar (Emeryville, ...


Mayor Walsh Announces Garden Contest Winners

BOSTON, July 30 -- The city of Boston issued the following news release: Mayor Martin J. Walsh has announced the winners of the Mayor's 2014 Garden Contest presented with a Grand Prize from JetBlue and media support provided by the Boston Herald. Now in its 18th year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees, and shrubs, and, in the process, helped beautify ...


Superintendent Ed W. Clark heading to the National Park Foundation for Four Months

GETTYSBURG, Pa., July 30 -- The National Park Service's Gettysburg National Military Park issued the following news release: Superintendent Ed W. Clark, Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, is heading to a four month detail at the National Park Foundation as part of his Department of Interior Senior Executive Service development program. As a candidate for ...


Buffalo United Artists flips the script, and the ship, in 'Poseidon!'

July 31--Each summer for the past several years, Buffalo United Artists director Todd Warfield has reached back into the deep catalog of camp-laden American films and pulled out a theatrical hit. Its latest and largest yet is "Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical," an adaptation of the 1972 disaster movie "The Poseidon Adventure," a barely believable tale about a shipwreck filled with creaky ...


Artpark aims high with streamlined 'Mary Poppins'

July 31--To prepare for a Disney production on Broadway, actors, directors and designers get months upon months of readings and rehearsals. To prepare for Artpark's annual musical theater production, frequently a Disney production, the cast and crew get 16 days. This truncated rehearsal period can pose plenty of challenges, from actors struggling to memorize their scripts to the ever-present ...


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