Arts & Entertainment

Saratoga: Benenati's encaustic paintings are on display

July 24--A word or phrase, a concept, lyrics from a song, the title of a book, a movie, even a pun. For Linda Benenati, the next idea for a piece of art could come from any one of these places. For her latest piece, the Saratoga artist drew inspiration from a painting by 16th-century Italian artist Parmigianino, but proving herself a versatile artist, she also has done a piece based on the ...


Area vocalist secures national anthem performances at UND hockey games

July 29--The people spoke and UND hockey officials listened; Mark Lindquist will be singing the national anthem at every game this season. The well-known actor, motivational speaker and vocalist has been a favorite at UND sporting events and said he couldn't be happier with the job. "In the national anthem universe ... to get a full-time gig for a program as popular and as storied as UND men's ...


Author Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Self-Publish Debut Dark Fantasy Novel

CALABASAS, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- M. Amanuensis Sharkchild (author and self-publisher of The Dark Verse anthologies) seeks support on Kickstarter to self-publish in hardcover and audiobook formats his debut novel, The Spirit Collectors—an engrossing tale of dark fantasy. Campaign link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sharkchild/the-spirit-collectors Photo - ...


Findly Named One of the AlwaysOn Global 100 Companies to Watch

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/29/14 -- Findly, the on-demand talent market leader and a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 100 Companies to Watch. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 100 Companies to Watch signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are ...


BRIEF: 160 people charged during weekend concerts in Ohio

July 29--Ohio Department of Public Safety's Ohio Investigative Unit recently worked three high-profile music events in Ohio, arresting 160 people for various alcohol related offenses. From Thursday, July 17 to Sunday, July 20, agents charged 99 people with mostly underage alcohol violations during the annual Jamboree in the Hills music festival. Other charges during the four-day festival ...


One at Optimus Director Michael Chaves Directs Music Video for Seven Saturdays

Chaves and Optimus team take cinematic, cutting-edge indie video from concept through post CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- One at Optimus Director Michael Chaves recently directed the music video, “Make Note of Every Sound,” for the band Seven Saturdays. Chaves and his team took the project from development through production and into post. The music video is live now at http://bit.ly/1qfKMqw. “I ...


SHARK WEEK Runs On Dunkin': Dunkin' Donuts And Discovery Channel Partner For Social Programming, Digital Content And Shark Bite Donut

CANTON, Mass., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, SHARK WEEK will run on Dunkin'. SHARK WEEK, television's longest running must-see TV event, returns to Discovery Channel on August 10. Today, Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, launched a partnership with the network to create a virtual feeding frenzy of innovative social and interactive ...


Sacramento deputy arrested for public intoxication

July 29--A Sacramento County Sheriff's Department patrol sergeant was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor public intoxication in Yuba County on Friday night at a concert by the classic rock band Journey. Yuba County sheriff's deputies arrested Walter Chetner, 49, at about 10:30 p.m. at Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland after venue staff requested law enforcement assistance. He was booked ...


BRIEF: Mexico Public Library continues summer reading program with EarthJams concert

July 29--MEXICO -- Children from the River Valley region will have the chance to sing and dance to songs about nature as part of the EarthJams music program at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, in the Calvin B. Lyons Room at the Town Office. According to its website, EarthJams is a program run by Harpswell resident Matt Loosigan, who performs interactive comedic songs about "ecology and being green." ...


Spotlight Put On Empowering Women Through Design At UN Headquarters

NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Empowering women was on the agenda at the United Nations Headquarters as the 2014 'Empowering Women through Design' symposium made its first stop in New York City before moving on to Paris and Moscow next year. On July 18th, the 2014 symposium and charity gala dinner was hosted by the China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF), the United Nations Office ...


Smith Micro and Sprint Add More STEAM to Education With Avatar Design Contest

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/29/14 -- Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) has teamed with Sprint (NYSE: S) to offer a new education program and contest designed to cultivate the next generation of digital artists. Later this year, Sprint is expecting to enhance Sprint Visual Voicemail service by adding avatars from Smith Micro as a new feature. Through the program, called the ...


Trident Gallery Presents Ruth Mordecai's New Works on Paper August 1 - September 1, 2014

GLOUCESTER, Mass., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trident Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings, collages, and monotypes on paper by Ruth Mordecai. The gallery will host a public reception for the artist on Saturday, August 9, 5–7pm. The artist will be at Trident Gallery for conversation Saturday, August 2, 5–7pm, and will lead a discussion of her work on Sunday, August ...


Ducky Dash slated for Saturday

July 29--This weekend, downtown Middlesboro is preparing to celebrate those qualities that make America great. Throughout the day on Saturday there will be live music on the City Hall parking lot at Lothbury and North 20th Street, along with a solemn dedication of two new names to the Tri-State Vietnam Veterans Memorial at 7 p.m. Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be served to veterans. Artists ...


Painter's show to open Friday at GumTree Museum of Art

July 29--TUPELO -- Members of the Mississippi Painter's Society will put their best work forward at the GumTree Museum of Art. The group's annual show will begin with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and everyone's invited. "It's a great thrill to exhibit at the GumTree and just have people come by," said Allison Schuchs, a society member from Fulton. There's also some money on ...


Bleachers on the rise

July 29--A packed Fuzz 92.1 Radio Theater in downtown Scranton buzzed in anticipation of indie-pop group Bleachers' free Monday afternoon performance. The New York-based band led by fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff made its way to Scranton for a private artist showcase hosted by local alternative radio station Fuzz 92.1 at The Scranton Times building. The band formed in January and quickly made ...


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