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2 hrs ago |

Piano competition concludes in Fairbanks

And on Saturday night, thanks to the high tech self-playing Yamaha Disklavier piano that can record every touch of a key or press of a pedal, those award-winning performances filled the hall once again, showcasing the award-winning performances of the last 10 days.


Related Topix: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Symphony

7 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Conductor Lorin Maazel dies at Va. home at 84

He was 84. Maazel died at Castleton Farms from complications following pneumonia, according to a statement by The Castleton Festival, an annual festival that Maazel founded with his wife in 2009.


Related Topix: Classical, New York Philharmonic, Virginia, Opera, Symphony, University of Pittsburgh

8 hrs ago |

Walken to play Captain Hook in NBC's 'Peter Pan'

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt told a TV critics' meeting Sunday that the Oscar-winning actor will bring his own spin to the role.


Related Topix: Theater

12 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

Voices: A window into troubled lives

Not long ago, I observed from the doorway as DEA agents executed a search warrant on a suspected heroin dealer's drab, one-bedroom duplex in a scruffy Albuquerque neighborhood.


Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, Drugs, Painting, Kids, Family

16 hrs ago |

'Forrest Gump' remains popular after 2 decades

Groom didn't foresee a best-selling novel that would become a movie that, 20 years after release, still plays almost continually on TV, somewhere in the world.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Forrest Gump, University of Alabama, Alabama, Bollywood, Cinema

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Photographer chronicling old-time musicians

His eyesight is so poor, he has never driven a car. Walking is his primary form of transportation, and at 71 years old, he still can cover 15 miles a day with his fiddle and guitar.


Related Topix: Photography

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Drive-ins use creativity to afford digital switch

In this photo made Thursday, June 26, 2014, light from a digital projector beams from the projection house at the Saco Drive-In in Saco, Maine.


Related Topix: Saco, ME, Theater

The Macon Telegraph

'X-Files' auteur Chris Carter back with new series

Largely absent from the scene since "The X-Files" series and films he masterminded years ago, Carter is returning with a sci-fi thriller, "The After."


Related Topix: Alternative, Chris Carter, Cinema

Bellingham Herald

New exhibit addresses gender imbalance in art

"YWAs: Young Woman Artists," on view through Aug. 24 at Wonder Fair in Lawrence, features artwork by 16 women accompanied by figures from these gallery surveys.


Related Topix: Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, Painting

KUQL-FM Mitchell

Andy Serkis as Caesar in a scene from the film, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

You can officially forget Dr. Zaius . In fact, if you think Rupert Wyatt 's impressive Rise of the Planet of the Apes from 2011 was the best that particular series could possibly do, you can forget that, too.


Related Topix: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Theater, Let Me In

The Modesto Bee

Musicians deny orchestrated attack on opera

The Hartford Wagner Festival planned to perform "Das Rheingold" in August without an orchestra by using digital samples from instruments to play the notes in the score.


Related Topix: Opera, Wagner

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Calne students' showcase of art attracts the crowds

Around 300 people visited an exhibition set up to showcase the work of sixth form students at John Bentley School in Calne last week.


Related Topix: Photography


Taylor Swift's "Head Is Spinning" After Seeing "The Giver", Watch Her ...

Taylor Swift's "Head Is Spinning" After Seeing "The Giver", Watch Her at the Premiere at a Theater Near You Taylor Swift filmed her role in the movie The Giver quite some time ago, but she recently go to see the finished product -- and boy, did she like it.


Related Topix: Theater

Myrtle Beach Online

McCrory appoints new poet laureate for NC

The governor's office announced Friday that Valeria Macon will be the state's new poet laureate.


Related Topix: Poetry, North Carolina, Entertainment


Stunning photos of the night sky

Gokhan Saymaz is a part-time professional photographer. He created this dazzling image of star trails above Esentepe, in Cyprus.


Related Topix: Photography, US News

The Advertiser

Richmond book features, drawings, poetry, fables and walking guide

A FORMER Richmond School pupil has penned a book featuring his own pen and ink drawings, poems, local fables and walking guide.


Related Topix: Poetry

Paradise Post

Indian actress and dancer Zohra Sehgal dies

Actress and dancer Zohra Sehgal, who charmed viewers with her impish grin and twinkling eyes, has died of heart failure in New Delhi at age 102.


Related Topix: Zohra Sehgal, World News, India, Cinema, Bollywood

Thu Jul 10, 2014

After Losing An Only Child, Chinese Parents Face Old Age Alone

A man looks at the painting Better To Have Only One Child at the China National Art Museum in Beijing.


Related Topix: Painting

New Hampshire Public Radio -

In Stories Of Muslim Identity, Playwright Explores Fault Lines Of Faith

Ayad Akhtar is a novelist, actor and screenwriter. And when his first play, Disgraced, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013, he also became one of the most talked about new voices in American theater.


Related Topix: Theater

Marin Independent Journal

Alec Baldwin to star with Tom Cruise in next 'Mission Impossible'

Baldwin would play the director of the CIA, while "The White Queen" star Rebecca Ferguson will reportedly play a villain, an individual familiar with the Paramount project told TheWrap.


Related Topix: Mission: Impossible, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Action Movies, Adventure, Celebrities, Tom Cruise, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Alec Baldwin, Theater