Arts & Entertainment

St. Joseph Museums announces new executive director

April 18--Despite a nationwide search, the St. Joseph Museums found a new leader in Northwest Missouri. Sara Wilson has been named to executive director. She is a graduate of North Andrew High School in Rosendale, Mo., and earned her bachelors degree in sociology and minor in Spanish from Northwest Missouri State University. She will replace Jackie Lewin who spent a 41-year career working for ...


Rotary Club sponsoring dinner show of 'Hairspray'

April 18--UNION -- The Broadway musical about an overweight teenage girl whose dream of appearing on TV dance show in early 1960s Baltimore becomes a struggle against racial injustice will be brought to the local stage by the Union County High School Department of Visual and Performing Arts. "Hairspray" was originally a 1988 romantic musical comedy film directed by John Waters that, in 2002, ...


Review: "Fiddler" feels big city

April 11--Community theater gets a bad rap. The moniker brings to mind mediocre actors, ramshackle sets and costumes pilfered from the racks of the local Goodwill. The people in the audience only show up because their cousin plays Villager 1 or their little sister is working the lights. If these are your expectations walking into Two Harbors High School for a performance of "Fiddler on the ...


Spring has sprung at Waterfront Gallery

April 18--Along with snowmelt, bird songs and the warmer temps of spring comes the annual Voyageur Spring Artists' Show at Waterfront Gallery in Two Harbors. This year, the artists and gallery owner Val Doherty chose "Spring Has Sprung" as the theme. John Anderson, a member of the 50-year-old art club, is showing some pieces in the exhibit but said it was hard to find spring inspiration this ...


Mother's Finest headlining Pickens Azalea Festival

April 17--PICKENS -- Mother's Finest, a staple along the Grand Strand for many years, will bring the Pickens Azalea Festival to a rousing conclusion with a free concert at 8 p.m. in the new amphitheater in Pickens. The Pickens Azalea Festival begins Friday and runs through Saturday night in Pickens. The concert will give music lovers an opportunity to not only hear the familiar sounds of the ...


Heydar Aliyev Center to host concert of famous violinist Itzhak Perlman

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 18 Trend: Heydar Aliyev Center will host a concert of the world-famous violinist, winner of 15 Grammy and four Emmy awards Itzhak Perlman, on April 28. "The American musician of Jewish origin will perform for Baku audience accompanied by Rohan De Silva, a Sri Lankan pianist," the center told Trend. The immortal works by great composers Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard ...


Bacon Brothers (Kevin and Michael) to play free local show

April 18--There could be zero degrees of separation between you and Kevin Bacon on Thursday, July 24. The Bacon Brothers, a five-piece band featuring Kevin and Michael Bacon, will perform a free concert that day at The Greene, 51 Plum St., Beavercreek. Dayton-based Mark Cantwil and the Punch-Drunk Heroesopen the show at 6 p.m with The Bacon Brothers performing around 8 p.m., said Kelli Kooken, ...


BRIEF: Reds' museum offers key highlights display

April 18--Cincinnati Reds Staff CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum showcases 145 years of Reds baseball history in the new exhibition Kings of the Queen City, presented by Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. Kings of the Queen City features a dynamic graphic timeline that emphasizes the greatest moments and biggest names in Reds history and a wide range of artifacts that represent Reds ...


NASA, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Announce Media Opportunities at Hubble Anniversary Reception

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to attend a breakfast reception at 8:30 a.m. EDT April 23 to celebrate the 24th anniversary of Hubble Space Telescope's launch into space with the opening of the "Repairing Hubble" exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, located at 600 Independence Ave. SW in Washington. The exhibit features two Hubble ...


First-time movie producer Chelsea Clinton debuts short film at Tribeca Film Festival

NEW YORK, N.Y. - First-time movie producer and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton has premiered a short film at the Tribeca Film Festival. Clinton is the executive producer of the short "Of Many," a documentary about the friendship of two religious leaders at New York University. One is rabbi, the other is an imam. Clinton was previously an assistant vice provost at NYU. The 34-minute film made its ...


2014 OC Fair Announces "Summer Starts Here" Theme (July 11-August 10)

COSTA MESA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/14 -- If summer in Orange County was one fun, annual road trip, the 2014 OC Fair would be the starting point. This year's Fair theme is "Summer Starts Here" and the Fair runs July 11-August 10. With 23 days of food, exhibits, rides, animals and shopping, the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif. is the perfect kickoff for a great summer. The OC Fair will take ...


Mars returns amid wild success

April 18--Excitement gripped Honolulu immediately when concert promoter "Uncle Tom" Moffatt announced that he was bringing Hawaii-born, Roosevelt High School grad Bruno Mars back to the Blaisdell Arena. Mars' three Honolulu shows sold out in less than two hours, and he probably could have sold out a fourth show if it had been possible to do four shows here. The enthusiasm was only marred by ...


BRIEF: Pulse Picks: April 18, 2014

April 18--KAIHOLU -- The 2009 Ka Himeni Ana winners -- Trax Enos, Hanale Ka'anapu, Al Rowland Jr. and Nathaniel Mahealani Stillman -- will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hawaii Theatre. Tickets are $35. Discounts available. Call (808) 528-0506 or go to hawaiitheatre.com. Tickets are also available at the box office, which is open from 9 a.m .to 5 p.m. at 1130 Bethel St. LIVE AT LEWERS: ...


UNC Charlotte's Andrew Hartley is Shakespeare expert, best-selling author

April 18--Author A.J. Hartley darts through space and time, hurtling into a terrifying alternate universe with a middle-schooler in "Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact" or contemplating the destruction of Earth with museum curator Deborah Miller in "The Mask of Atreus." Andrew James Hartley plants his academic feet in the Renaissance. He is Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare ...


Artists reinterpret 18th-century botanist's shipping boxes

April 18--John Bartram was known for the wooden boxes he filled with botanical goodies from the New World and shipped off to wealthy customers in England and beyond. Though long gone from marketplace and memory, those utilitarian boxes and their quirky contents -- plants, seeds, and "curiosities" such as birds' nests and live turtles -- supported the 18th-century botanist's influential ...


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