Arts & Entertainment

Students flock to the zoo for back-to-school giveaway

July 30--From Grizzly Ridge to the Tiger Valley, Akron Public Schools students and their families took a safari at the Akron Zoo filling donated backpacks with back-to-school goodies. The two-day program, Backpack Adventure at the Zoo, started Tuesday and concludes Wednesday. Some 2,500 elementary students registered ahead of time to participate. The event program was started eight years ago ...


GlobalMed Video Blog Targets Telemedicine, Challenges Faced by the Medical Community

Over the Past 10 Months, CEO Joel E. Barthelemy Has Covered a Wide Range of Topics in His Weekly Video Blogs, Titled ConnectedHealth SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The clapboard sound synchronizes the audio in two video cameras, signaling the start of another video piece. GlobalMed Founder and CEO Joel E. Barthelemy waits for the cue to begin his 40th video blog. This time the topic is ...


The Wisconsin State Journal Doug Moe column

July 30--The first thing to remember about cowboy music is, it isn't country. Country music -- in the famous estimation of David Allan Coe -- should be about mama, trucks, trains, prison or getting drunk. Mention all five, and you have a classic. Cowboy songs and Western music are about the mythology of the Old West -- the good guys winning, not being fenced in, finding happy trails, and not ...


Bristol's Imagine Nation Museum Planning 10-Year Anniversary Bash

July 30--BRISTOL -- On the last day of December each year, there's a spot in the city where the new year is celebrated hours before anywhere else. It's also the place where youngsters get to learn about science, animals and the world of TV sports, and where National Watermelon Day and National Ice Cream Month are big deals. The Imagine Nation Museum changed the downtown landscape when it ...


Preservationists use age-old method at historic site

July 30--DUNCANSVILLE -- Preservation work on two historic culverts associated with the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site has been completed. The culverts, known as 1692 and 1697, are adjacent to what is now the 6 to 10 Trail near Duncansville, Blair County. The project started in the fall and wrapped up last week. The culverts were reconstructed using a variety of techniques, ...


OMHOF names year's inductees

July 30--TULSA -- Concert posters line the walls of Cain's Ballroom representing historical performances by rock 'n' roll, blues, and country legends, and on Tuesday afternoon another historical moment took place. In a room filled with renowned musicians, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame class of 2014 was announced. Elvin Bishop, JJ Cale, Jim Keltner, Chuck Blackwell, and Lowell Fulson will ...


Exhibit offers glimpse of Americana

July 30--A new exhibit at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History has one goal in mind: To bring back memories of a simpler time. Entitled "Main Street Memories," the exhibit hearkens to a time when Main Street was the center of community life, according to museum Director Matt Edwards. "There was a time when Main Street was the heart and soul of every small town in America," he said. "It ...


Joe Cornish offered director's chair for King Kong prequel Skull Island

Joe Cornish has been offered the chance to direct Skull Island, the high-profile prequel to fantasy blockbuster King Kong, reports Deadline.Cornish, whose low-budget sci-fi action movie Attack the Block has made him a sought-after director in Hollywood, would take the reins from Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson if he accepts the job. The Kiwi film-maker's take on the giant ape legend ...


New twists surface in case against Oklahoma City strip club

July 30--The music plays on at a south Oklahoma City strip club while attorneys study decades-old documents to try to figure out if it has been operating legally all along. Oklahoma City's attorneys on Friday dropped their effort to ban adult entertainment at Red Light Nights Gentleman's Club. By Tuesday, they were re-evaluating that decision and may seek a ban again. Oklahoma City's attorneys ...


2015 Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamp Design Contest Winners Announced

MADISON, Wis., July 29 -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued the following news release: Talented artists from throughout Wisconsin submitted a total of 36 pieces of artwork for the 2015 Wisconsin Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamp design contests. Robin Raab and James Pieper were selected as this year's winners, with Raab submitting winning turkey and pheasant designs ...


Bahrain Press Review

B Manama-July30(BNA) Bahrain dailies issued today highlighted in their headlines on the main local, Arab and international events which happened over the past 24 hours,.The following is a round-up of the main press headlines: -HM King congratulated by British Premier on Eid Al-Fitr. - HRH Premier receives cable of thanks from Egyptian President. -Expatriate communities hail Premier's support. ...


Multimedia Games Reports Third Quarter Revenue of $50.3 Million

Installed Base Increases 415 Units on a Quarterly Sequential Basis,Driving Record Gaming Operations Revenue of $38.0 Million AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Multimedia Games Holding Company, Inc. (Nasdaq:MGAM) (“Multimedia Games” or the “Company”) today reported operating results for its fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June 30, 2014, as summarized below: Summary of 2014 Q3 Results(In ...


Detroit Free Press Rachel May column

July 30--Fans of electronic music will have two opportunities to enjoy beats in the heat this weekend as the Backpack Music Festival rolls onto Belle Isle and Charivari sets up at Milliken State Park. Both festivals are to feature top Detroit names. The long-standing Backpack Music Festival, will feature two stages of music with performances by Amp Fiddler, Juan Atkins, John Collins, Jenny La ...


James Taylor fills performance with hits, poignant moments

July 30--James Taylor began his show at First Niagara Center on Tuesday with an old story. Taylor recounted a day in 1968 when he "sat in a tiny room in London with three people in it, singing this song, and one of them was me, and the other two were Paul McCartney and George Harrison." The song was "Something in the Way She Moves," a gorgeous, elegant, evocative and eloquent ballad with a ...


Detective admits he lied when questioning murder suspect

July 30--A Buffalo homicide detective admitted Tuesday that he lied when he told a murder suspect that his neighbors' surveillance cameras showed him throwing a man off the second-floor porch last year in South Buffalo. Detective Salvatore Valvo said his statement to Nicholas J. Finnegan was not true, adding that police had no evidence showing Finnegan on the porch of his Kenefick Avenue ...


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