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2 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Rufus Wainwright Shares Songs, And A Few Stories

Rufus Wainwright creates music that is theatrical, emotional and operatic. Listening to his albums can feel like experiencing a Shakespearean play, with wit, tragedy and heartbreak all side by side.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Rufus Wainwright, Opera

6 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Plays' topics hit home for teens

The first line of Pittsburg High School 's coming theater production asks: "Do you ever take time to look around you? To truly see?" The answer, at least for students who have been in Greg Shaw 's theater classes for the past seven years, is "yes."


Related Topix: Theater, Pittsburg, CA

10 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Poet participates in experimental writing project

Others like to check their stocks, read the comics, do the crossword puzzle or follow their favorite sports teams.


Related Topix: Poetry, Redlands, CA, Entertainment

14 hrs ago |

Coldplay announces short string of intimate live shows

Coldplay will be sharing some of their new "Ghost Stories" over the next few weeks with a string of intimate live shows around the world.


Related Topix: Dance, Coldplay, Pop/Rock, World News, Germany, Theater

18 hrs ago | EDGE

Pet Shop Boys on Tour

"What a nice way to spend at Tuesday night," said Neil Tennant in his first comment between songs at the Pet Shop Boys concert on April 8. He was addressing the crowd in an informal friendly way from the stage of the Fox Theater in Oakland for the beginning of this phase of their tour for the release of Electric.


Related Topix: Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Dance, Pet Shop Boys, Pop/Rock, Theater, Minoa, NY

Fri Apr 18, 2014

ABC News

Flyaway Owl Found, Hungry but Safe

Officials at a Tacoma, Wash., zoo say a trained Eurasian eagle owl that got spooked and flew off into a nearby park has been spotted and captured.


Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Theater

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

'Collection, Compressed' Exhibit On Display At USD Apr. 18

A student collection of work including photography, painting and ceramics is on display at the University of South Dakota.


Related Topix: Photography, Painting, University of South Dakota, Yankton, SD

The Who to release 'Quadrophenia' concert CD & DVD

Quadrophenia: Live in London captures the final concert of the trek, which they played before their hometown crowd last July.


Related Topix: The Who, Pop/Rock, Opera

Brandon Sun

Kiss' Paul Stanley on his autobiography, lesson learned from playing 'Phantom' in Toronto

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint.


Related Topix: Kiss, Pop/Rock, Opera, Theater, The Phantom of the Opera, Rock-N-Roll, Rock & Roll


The Railway Man

"The Railway Man" opens with a shot of a bridge - the looming Forth Bridge in Scotland with Jeremy Irvine walking beneath it in a British military uniform, circa the Second World War.


Related Topix: War Horse, Jeremy Irvine, Cinema, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Theater

News Observer

Methodist University gets $1 million gift

The Fayetteville Observer reported the gift comes from longtime university supporters Terri Union and Carlos Zukowski .


Related Topix: Fine Arts

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

Widely considered the most popular Spanish-language writer since Miguel de Cervantes in the 17th century, the Colombian-born Nobel laureate achieved literary celebrity that spawned comparisons to Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.


Related Topix: Literature, South America, World News, Colombia, Mexico, Journalism

National Public Radio

Tacoma Zoo's Trained Owl Spooked, Flies Off

A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park.


Related Topix: Theater

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Manuscript of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 set fo...

An autograph manuscript score of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 that had been presumed lost for half a century will be sold at auction in May, Sotheby's said on Thursday.


Related Topix: Symphony

Myrtle Beach Online

Gallery eyes portraits in the age of abstract art

Artist Chuck Close went so far as to say that making a portrait was "the dumbest, most moribund, out-of-date and shopworn of possible things you could do."


Related Topix: Painting, Entertainment

Lincoln Daily News

Cannes festival lineup mixes Hollywood star power, world cinema

Hollywood star power will mix with world cinema at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in May, after the announcement on Thursday that one of the films to be shown in competition will be the Tommy Lee Jones-directed frontier drama "The Homesman".


Related Topix: Cinema, Movies, Entertainment


Lincoln Log Cabin marks poetry month with speaker

Author Dan Guillory is scheduled to give a program of poems, notes and stories at the site's Visitor Center Auditorium on April 26. He is an emeritus professor of English at Millikin University in Decatur and the author of "The Lincoln Poems."


Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Poetry, Millikin University


Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

When Syreeta McFadden was a child, she dreaded taking pictures after a family photo made her skin appear dulled and darkened.


Related Topix: Photography, Cameras

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The News Tribune

Review: Chris O'Dowd shines in 'Of Mice and Men'

But true theater fans should be waiting for his co-star to emerge. Chris O'Dowd, known more for films like "Bridesmaids" and "Friends With Kids," turns in a very impressive performance as the mentally challenged Lennie in a fine revival of "Of Mice and Men."


Related Topix: Chris O'Dowd, Theater, John Steinbeck, Vocal

ABC News

'Paul Robeson' Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Dies

Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the one-man play "Paul Robeson" starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a heart condition, according to a family spokesman.


Related Topix: Paul Robeson, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Theater, Celebrities, James Earl Jones, Pontiac, MI, Entertainment