Arts & Entertainment

National trust highlights Annapolis for sea rise case study

Oct. 23--A national historic preservation nonprofit has designated Annapolis a "national treasure," awarding it a grant to address flood threats and using it as a case study for other old seaports. Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was scheduled to make the announcement Thursday morning at Susan Campbell Park. The privately funded organization, which ...


Review: Another black comic blast of 'Borderlands'

Like dozens of other video games, "Borderlands" is all about killing — people, robots, monsters, whatever. But "Borderlands" has a not-so-secret weapon in its arsenal: an acidic sense of black humor that's a welcome relief from the gung-ho war-is-hell cliches of competitors like "Call of Duty" and "Halo." In 2012's "Borderlands 2," the source of most of the comedy was Handsome Jack, the ...


BRIEF: Jamming to Motown while raising money

Oct. 23--John I. Leonard High School's Athletic Department is holding a fundraiser and celebrating 50 years of Motown Music on Nov. 1. The Sensations, a four-man group, will perform a host of Motown classics. The will be a food truck on site from 5 to 7 p.m. The show is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the school's auditorium. Tickets are $15. Contact Athletic ...


Red Lion boy, famous dolphins connect through Make-A-Wish

Oct. 21--Jacob Birx considered a few options for his wish, but by the time he met with Make-A-Wish volunteers in May, his answer was sure: He wanted to travel with his family to meet Winter the dolphin. Jacob, 11, saw the movie "Dolphin Tale" with his four siblings last spring and wanted to visit Winter, who was rescued after getting caught in the rope of a crab trap. Winter was taken in by ...


New 'Ed Shed' for Wild Place Project

BRISTOL, England, Oct. 20 -- Western Power Distribution, a subsidiary of PPL, issued the following news release: Visitors to the Wild Place Project in Bristol will find a lesser spotted education centre situated deep in the undergrowth of this popular family attraction. With financial support from Western Power Distribution, groups and school children can enjoy informative education sessions ...


Grant Continues Support of Indigenous Culture Preservation

PULLMAN, Wash., Oct. 20 -- Washington State University issued the following news release: A recent federal grant of $698,605 will help Washington State University continue to provide training to local tribal archives, libraries and museums in preserving their cultural assets through digital archiving technology. The grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will also support a ...


Bestselling Author Coming to Cuesta

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Oct. 20 -- Cuesta College issued the following news release: The Friends of the Cuesta College Library will hold a fundraiser for the college's 2015 Book of the Year Program on November 4. Christina Baker Kline, the New York Times bestselling author of the historical fiction novel Orphan Train, will appear at 6:00 p.m. on the main stage of the Cultural and Performing ...


Poet to Direct 'Cadaver, Speak' Reading in Collaboration Between Schools of Liberal Arts, Medicine

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 20 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis issued the following news release: Poet Marianne Boruch will direct a readers' theater performance of her latest poetry collection, "Cadaver, Speak," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Emerson Hall Anatomy Lecture Hall, 545 Barnhill Drive. "Cadaver, Speak" is Boruch's eighth collection of poetry. The collection is ...


Quartet to perform classical music at USCA

Oct. 21--Classical Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn is considered the inventor of the string quartet, composing at least 68 string quartets before he died in 1809. The award-winning New York Attacca Quartet's newer program The 68 involves the musicians learning all 68 pieces. One of their favorite pieces will be on the program for their performance at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 30 at the USC Aiken ...


The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn., Bob Mehr's Memphis Music Beat column

Oct. 21--Along with the wares of hundreds of painters, sculptors and visual artists, some of Memphis best musical acts will be on display this weekend at the annual RiverArtsFest. A free Friday night preview event will feature performances by the Mighty Souls Brass Band, singer/guitarist John Paul Keith and the trio of Luther Dickinson, Amy LaVere and ShardÉ Thomas. The roots of RiverArts, ...


Painting exhibition from Wednesday

Ejaz Art Gallery has arranged a solo show of paintings titled Love, Peace, Harmony from Wednesday onwards. Paintings, mostly landscapes, by emerging artist Abid Khan will be displayed. Senior art teacher Prof. Zulqarnain Haider will inaugurate the show. Eminent artists including Naveed Masood, Shahid Jalal and Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi will also attend the exhibition scheduled to run till November 1.


U.S Consul General in Karachi along with others visits Moenjodaro

US Consul General in Karachi Brain Heath along with other officials of the Consulate General and USAID visited the world famous five thousand: yearsold ruins of Indus Valley Civilization, at Moenjodaro, on Monday. The US Consul General along with other officials of the Consulate General and USAID visited the Museum in which the antiques found from the ruins are preserved and put on display and ...


ELTON JOHN Extends "The Million Dollar Piano" Residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and Announces January, March and April 2015 Performance Dates

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Entertainment and AEG Live have announced that ELTON JOHN will extend his original three year contract at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and will return with his critically acclaimed show, "The Million Dollar Piano," for three more years. Tickets for the following January, March and April 2015 performances will go on sale Sunday, Oct. 26 at 10 ...


'History Never Dies' is family festival theme at Guthrie museum

Oct. 21--GUTHRIE -- The Oklahoma Territorial Museum will host "History Never Dies" from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Children can wear costumes, and families can enjoy hot dogs, popcorn and festive appetizers prepared by the museum's Friends group. Admission to the museum galleries will be free and open to all visitors. Museum staff will pass out scavenger hunts and play the "Oklahoma or Bust" game a ...


Second City to Headline Special Live Event Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Public Radio’s Business Show, Marketplace

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The business solutions division of The Second City – Second City Communications – takes the stage at Chicago’s Chase Bank Auditorium on October 22 for a special event to mark the 25th anniversary of the popular public radio business program, Marketplace. The live event, co-hosted by Marketplace and Chicago’s premier public radio station, WBEZ-FM, is titled How I ...


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