Arts & Entertainment

Portrait of 1914 Epsom Derby winner donated to museum at Harford Community College

Aug. 29--The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College has acquired a photogravure portrait of Durbar II, the second American-owned horse to win England's prestigious Epsom Derby and whose life will have a center role in the upcoming fall equestrian exhibit at the campus museum. Durbar's victory in 1914, the most important of his career as a racehorse, preceded the outbreak of World War I ...


Great America To Celebrate 75 Millionth Guest Milestone

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor Day Weekend at California's Great America will be extra special as the park celebrates its 75 Millionth Guest the entire weekend. One lucky winner will be celebrated as the 75 Millionth Guest during Labor Day Weekend and receive a VIP prize package and a key to Great America. There will be collectible gifts with the 75 Millionth Guest ...


Andy Dick added to 'Best of the Best' showcase

Aug. 28--CORPUS CHRISTI -- Actor and comedian Andy Dick has been added to the lineup at the 17th annual Caller-Times' Best of the Best Showcase, officials said in a news release. MTV's "Catfish" co-host Max Joseph will not attend because of an offer to direct a film he received this week, said Steve Arnold, vice president of marketing for the Caller-Times. Nev Schulman, 29, of "Catfish" and ...


An artist's life

Born 29 April 1931 Age 83 Career Auerbach has been exhibiting paintings since 1956. His style is instantly recognisable owing to his heavy application of paint. High point Representing Britain in the Venice Biennale (1986) and sharing the the Golden Lion with Sigmar Polke; also a solo exhibition of his work at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2001. Low point In 1939 Auerbach was sent to England to ...


Jonathan Jones: Freud's legacy of friendship reveals a painter's painter of horrors and joy

When Frank Auerbach was a few weeks away from his eighth birthday his parents put him on a train from Germany to Britain, his luggage neatly packed and labelled. It was April 1939 and he would never see them again. Within little more than a decade this orphan of the Holocaust would be exhibiting bold, pungent, paint-laden pictures that fascinated critics and fellow artists. In the 1950s the ...


Review: Two part invention: Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and composer Judith Weir came together to create a world premiere for the Proms. How did they get on?

Beethoven rarely comments on his work these days. Chopin is also frustratingly silent. To talk to them about playing their music would be fascinating (and absurdly intimidating) and it is tantalising to imagine the surprises that might emerge in the difference between what "tradition" dictates, and the composer's actual intentions and preferences. So as a performer making only his third foray ...


The Guide: John Etheridge Presents London: St John Sessions London: Gruff Rhys On tour: Proms Saturday Matinee 3 London: Freddie Gibbs On tour: Festival No 6 Portmeirion

Pizza Express Jazz Club, W1, Tue to 6 Sep As great as he obviously is performing with regular collaborators (Neon Neon or Super Furry Animals, say), singer Gruff Rhys is probably best on his own. Rhys has historically devised interesting ways to work solo - such as sampling his voice - but on this occasion we'll be witnessing the fruits of his "investigative concert tour" of America, during ...


Two Columbia photographers hear the call of the wild in exhibit at Artists' Gallery

Aug. 29--"Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" That line from "The Wizard of Oz" may have been a fearful refrain, but it also captures some of the awe and wonder humans share when regarding beasts in the wild or at a zoo. That sense of wonder is apparent in the September exhibit at Columbia's Artists' Gallery called "At the Zoo/In the Wild," which features the photography of Carl Segal, M.D., ...


New downtown restaurants make push to city for later closing times

Aug. 29--New restaurants in downtown Santa Ana are seeking to stay open later in an area of the city that some have labeled as a hip and thriving district. Evan White of West Fourth Hospitality LLC is planning to operate Spurgeon Social within the historic Spurgeon Building at the southwest corner of Sycamore and Fourth streets. Setting up shop in "one of the most architecturally prominent and ...


69 additional plaintiffs join discrimination suit against Disney

Aug. 29--ANAHEIM -- An additional 69 people have joined a federal discrimination lawsuit this week over Walt Disney Parks and Resorts' new policy for how disabled people can access rides at the company's theme parks, which include Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. The suit, filed earlier this year in Los Angeles, now includes 95 plaintiffs, including 52 with autism and 43 relatives, ...


A South Florida acting couple lands the perfect roles: husband and wife

Aug. 29--Amy Miller Brennan and Shane Tanner are used to opening nights. She's a beautiful, versatile leading lady; he's a handsome and likewise versatile leading man. They're two of the most in-demand actors in South Florida, so each season brings a slew of openings, individually and together. But on Monday at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables, Miller Brennan and Tanner will share a first ...


City's share of museum budget to hold steady for now

Aug. 29--WENATCHEE -- The city of Wenatchee's funding of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center will remain as-is into 2016, while the facility prepares a new five-year plan against possible future finance cuts. The city council had debated lessening its $9,456 monthly contribution, which pays for salary, benefits, building maintenance and computer support at the downtown historic ...


Rangeley museums to exhibit at Farmington Fair

Aug. 29--(this story has been updated) RANGELEY -- Volunteers are being sought to man the Museums of Rangeley exhibit from Sept. 14 to 20 at the Farmington Fair. The Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum and Wilhelm Reich Museum are collaborating on an exhibit that will be displayed on the fairgrounds in a building next to the main exhibit hall, Gary ...


From Interpol to Love and Theft, plenty of live music in the Inland Empire

Aug. 29--From Interpol's indie rock to Kill The Noise's electro house as well as Love and Theft's country stylings, there's a grab bag of music for fans locally. At the Fox Theater in Pomona, a number of new concerts have been added to the fall schedule starting with New York City's Interpol. The group, whose debut album "Turn On the Bright Lights" came out in 2002, is scheduled to play Sept. ...


BRIEF: Memphis Public Library unveils 'special edition' card design

Aug. 29--Memphis College of Art graduate and librarian Carolina Salcedo won Memphis Public Library's design contest for "special edition" library card that will start showing up in wallets in mid-September. Her design, a montage of icons -- headset, Wi-Fi, computers, music, books and even a coffee cup -- represents what the public library has come to be in the 21st Century. Salcedo's design ...


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