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1 hr ago | National Public Radio

A Fresh Take On Dystopia In 'Chimpanzee'

The recent wave of dystopian novels - okay, let's call it a glut - has focused attention on all kinds of Earth-threatening ills, from climate change to genetically modified food. The plight of student-loan debtors and struggling academics, however, hasn't usually topped that list.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Literature

5 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Small towns seeing movie theater revival

In an era where watching movies is as easy as logging onto the Internet or making a selection from a supermarket display, small communities across Kansas are reviving old theaters to give residents a place to socialize while taking in the latest flick. Community-owned theaters have popped up Larned, Tribune, Marysville, St. Francis and many other rural towns, filling a void created over the past several decades as many of the theaters fell victim to multiplex theaters were built in surrounding communities.


Related Topix: Theater, Kansas, Larned, KS, Tribune, KS

9 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Canadian Press reporters reflect on wrapped Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of movie mayhem. While no film was touted as an Oscar lock, there was plenty of satisfying cinema on offer.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Hawking, Biography Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Celebrities, Richard Gere, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Theater

13 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

Film festivals fire starting gun on Oscars race

Hollywood's annual awards season may be months away yet, but for many the race for Oscars gold has already started, with strong contenders emerging from key film festivals this month. While it is too early to talk of frontrunners -- unlike last year when "12 Years a Slave" established itself early in awards season -- several movies and actors are already generating buzz in Tinseltown.


Related Topix: Oscars, Comedy, The Daily Show, Entertainment, Television, Benedict Cumberbatch, Music!, Walk the Line, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Celebrities, Reese Witherspoon, Theater

17 hrs ago | Reuters

"A Little Chaos" sees Alan Rickman's return to director's chair

"A Little Chaos," may be a film about the building of the gardens of Versailles set in 1682, but director Alan Rickman wants audiences to know that he does not view it as a period piece. Rather, the movie - which will have its world premiere as the closing gala of the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday - is about the character of Sabine De Barra, a woman trying to navigate a man's world as she comes to grips with her own personal losses.


Related Topix: The Winter Guest, Drama Movies, Theater

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Braintree and Witham Times

Beecroft gallery thriving in new location

SOUTHEND'S old town centre library has been converted into a thriving art gallery, showcasing some of the town's best talent. The Beecroft Art Gallery relocated to the former Central Library, in Victoria Avenue, Southend, earlier this summer, but has now been officially opened.


Related Topix: Essex County, England, United Kingdom, Painting

WMGI-FM Terre Haute

Conductor Oramo ends UK's Proms season with plea f...

Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo brought the 120th season of the United Kingdom's BBC Proms festival of classical music to a close in London on Saturday with a plea for children around the world not to lose out on the opportunity to hear and learn music. "Music is so many things.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Classical, Symphony, Neath and Port Talbot County, Wales, Swansea County, Wales, Powys County, Wales, Carmarthenshire County, Wales, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Down County, Northern Ireland, Central County, Scotland, Strathclyde County, Scotland,

The Wichita Eagle

Philly-haunted David Lynch returns for salute

Never mind the world outside David Lynch's studio window: the sun beaming on the Hollywood Hills, the sprinklered lawns ringed by dry chaparral, the open-top tourist vans prowling for homes of stars. Stationed at his long desk, chain-smoking American Spirits, tossing the butts on the concrete floor, the celebrated filmmaker and artist is time-traveling to 1960s Philadelphia, recalling his 5A1 2 years in a city that seeped into his soul.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Drama Movies, Eraserhead, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Blue Velvet, David Lynch, Ethnic, Philadelphia, PA, Painting, Entertainment

Express India

With 'Mary Kom', 'Dukhtar', 'Margarita...', South Asian women step out of Bollywood

A trio of films stepped beyond Bollywood song-and-dance to show South Asian women grappling with male-dominated sport, child marriage, and sexual desire of people with disability in their premieres at the Toronto Film Festival. While the stories told vastly different tales, all sought to challenge their home audiences and provoke change.


Related Topix: Cinema, Bollywood, Movies, Entertainment


Ethan Hawke 'Seymour' documentary is intimate port...

The interview was supposed to start, but pianist Seymour Bernstein was not quite ready. He held up his iPad to take one more picture of actor-director Ethan Hawke before he was satisfied.


Related Topix: Bernstein, Classical, Theater

San Bernardino County Sun

Wayne Brady stars in unique version of a Kiss Me, Katea at Pasadena Playhouse

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday through Oct. 12. Since Sheldon Epps took the helm as artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse in 1997, the venue has slowly began taking more chances with its offerings. Today, the theater appeals to a wider audience with seasons that are a blend of topical productions and classics, many with a unique twist.


Related Topix: Game Show, Let's Make a Deal, Entertainment, Wayne Brady, Theater, Cole Porter, Jazz

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Museum to put 3 O'Keeffe paintings up for auction

In this Oct. 8, 1970 file photo, Georgia O'Keeffe stands next to her original oil paintings during a press review of her 121 paintings, watercolors, and drawings on exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York. The Georgia O a Keeffe Museum said Friday, Sept.


Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Painting, Entertainment

Albany Times Union

Maria Shriver erased from Schwarzenegger portrait

An endearing gesture by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to include an image of his wife Maria Shriver in his official portrait has been covered with a splotch of blue paint. Former Schwarzenegger aide Clay Russell said Friday that the official portrait of the two-term governor once featured a lapel button showing Shriver's face.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Arnold Schwarzenegger, US Governors, California, California Government, Painting

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Police release surveillance footage in Watsonville violent robbery

A still from video surveillance from a Sept. 7 robbery at La Tiendita Market in Watsonville.


Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Symphony

Redmayne to Gyllenhaal, actors lead Toronto buzz

Among the 300-plus films premiering at the annual movie feast - the north star to much of Hollywood's fall season and the continent's largest film fest - there were, of course, many terrific movies and a theater's worth of fine filmmakers. But nothing captured the spotlight of this year's Toronto, which wraps up on Sunday, like the performances.


Related Topix: Theater


Playboy model, cheap seats lure youth to London's Royal Opera opener

The Royal Opera House rolled out the red carpet for young people on Thursday for season opener "Anna Nicole," based on the life of American stripper and Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith whose voluptuous surgically enhanced cleavage attracted a billionaire. But in a deliberate bid to cross the generational divide and fill the house with young people, the ROH sold seats that sometimes go for as much as 200 pounds for prices ranging from 1 pound to 25 pounds, to students and people aged 16 to 25. The result was an audience that looked - by design - like it might have been more at home in a rock club than an opera house.


Related Topix: Opera, Celebrities, Anna Nicole Smith


Heiress might sell Klimt painting in looted art dispute

A portrait by Gustav Klimt could be put up for sale, potentially fetching over $30 million, to resolve a dispute between a Viennese art foundation and the granddaughter of the woman in the painting, a lawyer for the granddaughter said on Thursday. Klimt, an Austrian symbolist, painted the portrait of Gertrud Loew in 1902 and it belonged to her at least until 1938, a year before she fled Austria to escape the Nazis.


Related Topix: Painting, World News, Austria,

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Access Hollywood

Elisabeth Moss To Star In a The Heidi Chroniclesa

Producers said Thursday that the "Mad Men" star will play the lead in the portrait of a woman who takes a 20-year journey beginning in the late 1960s and changes her attitudes about herself, men and other women. The play will also star Emmy Award-nominee Jason Biggs of "Orange Is The New Black" and "American Pie" fame, Tony Award-nominee Bryce Pinkham from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and will feature Tracee Chimo, late of the play "Bad Jews."


Related Topix: Elisabeth Moss, Comedy Movies, Jason Biggs, Theater

Brandon Sun

Wheeldon's colorful, theatrical 'Alice in Wonderland' hits NY - in 9 tractor trailers

It takes nine - yes, nine - tractor-trailers to move all the sets and props for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," a $2 million extravaganza that arrived in New York this week. No wonder its choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, calls the production "my big girl."


Related Topix: Alice in Wonderland, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Musical Movies, Canada, Dance, Theater, Ballet


How an 'unstageable' book became a stage hit

The brand-new Juilliard School graduate with a starring role in Broadway's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" is practicing a scene in which he must leap into the arms of four actors as part of a dream sequence. Arms out like Superman, Sharp jumps.


Related Topix: Theater