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Arts & Entertainment This Weekend and Looking Ahead, updated April 18

April 18--ART Children's Artist of the Month: Through April 18. Hobe Sound Fine Art's League/Gallery, 8879 S.E. Bridge Road, Hobe Sound. 772-546-2946; hobesoundartists@att.net. Art of Mimi McCallum: Through April 30. The Artists Guild Gallery, 1974 14th Ave., Vero Beach. 772-299-1234; www.ArtistsGuildGalleryofVeroBeach.com. Julie Lounibos Exhibit: Through April 30. Foyer Art Gallery at The ...


MCT, MOSC team up for 'Les Miserables'

April 18--The classic story of a man remade and a country in the midst of revolution will be brought to the stage in the Permian Basin as the Wagner NoËl, the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale along with the Midland Community Theatre team up for the production of "Les Miserables." Set in France during the 1800s, the story focuses around a convict named Jean Valjean who has been given the ...


Dreamstime Aiding Global Water Initiatives through Support of charity: water - Donating 5% of Every Earth Day Sale to Improve Access to Sanitary Water

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dreamstime, a distinguished leader in stock photography, announced today it is donating 5% of all image subscriptions sales made on Earth Day to charity: water (www.charitywater.org), a global non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. All Dreamstime subscription sales made on Earth Day will ...


Rita Coolidge shares Myrtle Beach area memories and more ahead of concert in Brunswick County

April 18--Count on the Carolinas to give Rita Coolidge an all-time high on her every visit. After her concert at 7:30 p.m. next Thursday at Brunswick Community College's Odell Williamson Auditorium in Supply, N.C., the soulful country and pop songstress looks forward to another celebration. Speaking by phone last week from home in San Diego, Coolidge said she will stay in the Tar Heel State ...


The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.) Margaret Bikman column

April 17--I'm a big fan of KMRE 102.3 FM. I pull over on the side of the road to listen to the final act of the "Detective Drama" shows, and I bop along with Dave the K's "Rockin' Surfer" tunes. I'm a bit dismayed, though, that I can't get reception at my South Hill home. So when I received a press release that the station will host a "Bunny Hop" dance party benefit on Saturday, April 19, to ...


CORRECTION: Seattle Rep hires new managing director from D.C.

April 17--CORRECTION: Information in this article, originally published April 17, 2014, was corrected April 17, 2014. A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that how long Jeffrey Herrmann was with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and the company’s budget. Apr. 17--For the past seven years, Jeffrey Herrmann has been the managing director of a very successful midsize theater in ...


'Dear Boston:' Local textile studio preserves artifacts for marathon memorial exhibit

April 17--An infant's white onesie emblazoned with the American flag and the words, "We love our city. Boston Strong." A 2007 Boston Red Sox World Series championship shirt signed by Molly with a vow not to let an act of terrorism prevent her from returning for the 2014 Boston Marathon. A Starbucks apron offering a salute to the city of Boston and the resilience of its people. They are among ...


Celebrate Ooka in Chigasaki

April 18--Stories of Ooka Tadasuke (1677-1751) have been passed down through generations. He was also known as Ooka Echizen, the governor of the province of Echizen, which was located in present-day Fukui Prefecture. At that time, he served under the eighth Tokugawa shogun, Yoshimune. A lot of what's known about Ooka comes from his role as a highly respected judge, who had a reputation for ...


Onstage -- Music of sorrows: "St. Luke Passion"

April 18--Holy Week is a solemn moment in the Christian year, reaching its peak of austerity on Good Friday, which commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus. In 17th-century Germany, the liturgy during this stretch of the calendar involved readings and meditations centering on the Gospel accounts of the Passion, often accompanied by music of bracing severity. Heinrich SchÜtz was a ...


Sacred times: Photographer Joel-Peter Witkin

April 18--Depending on your comfort level, the work of Joel-Peter Witkin will either attract or repulse you. Witkin, a seminal figure in the field of photography, has made a career shooting black-and-white tableaux in elegant arrangements, including still lifes and portraits, but the subject matter has remained provocative. Graphic sexual imagery, people with physical deformities, and ...


Pasa Reviews -- Just au revoir: Santa Fe Symphony

April 18--Mahler's Seventh Symphony, Santa Fe Symphony Lensic Performing Arts Center, April 13 Steven Smith served as music director of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus from 1999 through the end of last season and then slipped away quietly without the sort of salute one would have expected after 14 years in such a high-profile position. It finally arrived this past Sunday, not in the ...


The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash., Bits 'n' Pieces column

April 18--Those sock puppets sure can harmonize, sling impressive guitar solos -- and make sickly excuses. Danny Weinkauf's catchy power-pop tune tells it like it is as far as a kid wishfully feeling symptoms that could add up to a day off from school: Sore throat. Hot head. Ice cream required. Also television and immediate Facebook status updates so friends don't worry. "Hey Mom, I think I ...


Amesbury middle school notes success with 'manly' chorus

April 18--AMESBURY -- In her first year as the chorus and performing arts teacher at Amesbury Middle School, Marissa McCue Armitage wanted to do the impossible: get a bunch of 10- to 14-year-old boys to sing. "I want to promote that men sing," Armitage said. "It's a manly thing to do. When you call it a Boy's Chorus, it doesn't have that same connotation. I wanted them to feel like what they ...


Dinosaur dons Hawks sweater, but Bulls not forgotten

April 18--The Field Museum's brachiosaurus donned his Blackhawks sweater just in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday -- but he gave no outward sign of support for the Bulls, who will begin their post-season Sunday. It left some wondering whether love for the Bulls has gone the way of the dinosaur in Chicago. Not so, says a Field spokeswoman. The museum remains en-raptored with both ...


Horse sculpture presented a challenge in 1995

April 17--When he became a civil engineer, John Shaw envisioned building bridges, dams and roads. He never contemplated being asked to design a system of steel and concrete that would secure eight bronze horses to a larger-than-life exhibit without exposing anything that would take away from the realism. But that's what the late Dave McGary, a world-renown bronze sculptor with a gallery in ...


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