Arts & Entertainment

USCG Establishes Temporary Safety Zone on Waters of Delaware River for Aquarium Wedding

Targeted News Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Coast Guard published the following rule in the Federal Register: Safety Zone, Aquarium Wedding, Delaware River; Camden, NJ A Rule by the Coast Guard on 08/19/2014 Publication Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Agencies: Coast Guard Department of Homeland Security Dates: This rule is effective on September 6, 2014 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ...


BRIEF: Nichols Hills Band to perform

Aug. 20--NICHOLS HILLS -- The Nichols Hills Band will perform its final concert of the 2014 summer season at 7 p.m. Thursday in the gazebo at Kite Park, 1500 Camden Way. The 20-piece, all-volunteer band will perform a free concert selected from its repertoire of popular Broadway, pop and jazz numbers and marches, said band director Mike Forcina. The Nichols Hills Band is in its 33rd summer of ...


Brian McCollum's Big Gigs: Eminem & Rihanna, Lady Antebellum, Kiss

Aug. 20--FRIDAY Lady Antebellum The brisk banjo-pop of the summer hit "Bartender" has provided an early peek at this country trio's upcoming album, "747," due Sept. 30. Opening are fellow Nashville hit-makers Billy Currington and Joe Nichols. 7 p.m., DTE Energy Music Theatre, I-75 at exit 89, Clarkston. 248-377-0100. $29.25-$54. FRIDAY-SATURDAY Eminem and Rihanna The little Monster Tour is a ...


Banksy mural may return to Packard Plant

Aug. 20--Detroit's most famous piece of graffiti art might be headed back to where the fuss all started -- the Packard Plant. Fernando Palazuelo, the new owner of the plant, told the Free Press that he has a meeting scheduled at 2 p.m. today with leaders of the 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios to discuss the return of the now world-famous mural by the anonymous British artist known as Banksy. ...


Detroit Free Press Mark Stryker column

Aug. 20--The great Barbara Morrison is back in town. Hallelujah! Born in Ypsilanti, Morrison, a singer of uncommon spirit and expression, has been based in Los Angeles since the 1970s. She has built an impressive career and discography, and performed with a starry cast of leading jazz musicians, including Jimmy Smith, James Moody, Dizzy Gillespie, Junior Mance and Houston Person. Yet she also ...


Chicago Botanic Garden's Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program Establishes Four Incubator Farms in Year Two of Three-Year Program

GLENCOE, Ill., Aug. 19 -- The Chicago Botanic Garden issued the following news release: The Chicago Botanic Garden received a $750,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2012 to begin a three-year project to support the expansion of urban agriculture activities in Chicago's South Side and West Side food desert neighborhoods. In the second year of the grant, four ...


More Than 12,000 Call on Aspen Art Museum to Halt Controversial Tortoise Exhibit

ASPEN, Colo., Aug. 19 -- The Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release: The Center for Biological Diversity today delivered petitions signed by more than 12,000 people calling on the Aspen Art Museum to cancel a controversial exhibit by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang featuring three African sulcata tortoises, each with a pair of iPads stuck directly to its massive shell. ...


Native American Music in Park Garden

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 19 -- The National Park Service's New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park issued the following news release: The 2014 Thursdays in the Park Concert Series continues with a performance of Native American songs by the Nettukkusqk Singers on Thursday evening, August 21, 2014 from 6:30-7:30 PM. The free concert takes place in New Bedford Whaling National Historical ...


'RiverArtes' starts Saturday

Aug. 20--Exhibit to showcase proposals for public art More art may soon make its way to public spaces in town. "RiverArtes: The Art of PlaceMaking," a showcase of proposals for public art by regional and national sculptors, opens at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, 901 Frederica St. Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne will be the featured speaker. "It is a community project the ...


Names and Notes: Local photography club seeks members

Aug. 20--Photographers will be roaming the streets of downtown Owensboro beginning at 6 p.m. Monday. The camera buffs are members of the Owensboro Photography Club, and they are inviting nonmembers to join them. The club meets monthly and is open to amateur and professional photographers. The Monday exercise is called a walkabout. "Basically, we walk around and take photos," said the club's ...


BRIEF: Art in the air in Essex

Aug. 20--Art was literally in the air in Essex this past weekend, when artists from around Cape Ann and the North Shore turned out for the third annual En Plein Air Painting and Wet Paint Auction, hosted and sponsored by the Essex Merchants Group. The event enabled artists to paint scenes of Essex live on Saturday, with visitors also getting the chance to watch the artists at work. Then, the ...


'Lego Movie' featured in free outdoor film series tonight

Aug. 20--From the series opener "The Wizard of Oz," to Monday night's weather-rescheduled showing of E.T., The Extra Terrestrial," the city of Gloucester's free outdoor movie series has proven to be one of this summer's entertainment hits, offering family-friendly classic films from the past. Tonight, the series will head into its final two weeks with a cinematic hit from the current year, ...


Railfest 2014 Participants, Activities Announced at Steamtown NHS

SCRANTON, Pa., Aug. 19 -- The National Park Service's Steamtown National Historic Site issued the following news release: Steamtown National Historic Site, downtown Scranton, is the place to create family memories on Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31 of Labor Day weekend, as the National Park Service joins with partners to host Railfest 2014. The annual event is a celebration of ...


Meet an Archaeologist: The State Museum Archaeologists Exhibit Artifacts on City Island Over Labor Day Weekend

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 19 -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission issued the following news release: The public is invited to meet archaeologists from The State Museum of Pennsylvania from Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 as part of Harrisburg's annual Kipona celebration. Staff archaeologists will present an interactive display focusing on the excavations conducted on City Island by the ...


WIT Supports Calls for a National Debate on Arts Funding as Historic Theatre Company Closes its Door

WATERFORD, Ireland, Aug. 19 -- Waterford Institute of Technology issued the following news release: Academics at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have joined with the larger Waterford community in expressing their shock and dismay at the closure of the historic Red Kettle Theatre Company. "The company has been a very important contributor to the theatre in the city, across the region ...


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