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3 hrs ago |

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

7 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

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Artist Chuck Close went so far as to say that making a portrait was "the dumbest, most moribund, out-of-date and shopworn of possible things you could do."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

16 hrs ago | 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

21 hrs ago | KFVS12

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

Yesterday | WNED

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

98.7 WOVK

LISTEN: Nicolas Cage talks new movie 'Joe'

Nicolas Cage's new movie JOE is now in theaters, on demand, and available on iTunes, and the actor recently sat down with iHeartRadio's Marc Coppola to talk about the flick.


Related Topix: Theater

The Miami Herald

British comedian Nick Frost channels a salsa dancer in 'Cuban Fury'

They're sort of about aggression and attitude and wearing your cap on sideways. Most humans can't do those moves; certainly not a 42-year-old like myself.


Related Topix: Theater

The Wichita Eagle

Utah Symphony to play for free in national parks

The 75-piece orchestra will tour five of the state's national parks in a series of free concerts at Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands.


Related Topix: Symphony, Wichita, KS, Entertainment

Madison Publishing

Bolano, Knausgaard among finalists for $5,000 translated book awards

Poetry by the late Chilean author Roberto Bolano and fiction by bestselling Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard are among the finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards.


Related Topix: Literature

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Nanaimo Daily News

Women's media group names courage award after AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus

A women's media group has created a new award for courage honouring Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan, the group announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Asia, Afghanistan, World News, Photography

The News Tribune

Annie Baker calls Pulitzer drama win 'amazing'

This publicity photo released by The Publicity Office shows, from left, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher and Aaron Clifton Moten, in a scene from Annie Baker's play, "The Flick."


Related Topix: Theater, New York University, Gettysburg, PA

Steely Dan announce summer tour

Steely Dan is returning to the road. The group has announced dates for an extensive summer trek.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Steely Dan, Saratoga, CA, Concord, CA, Theater

The Island Packet

This is the year to hike the Dylan Thomas trail

In his short life, Dylan Thomas became one of the world's first multimedia superstars through his spellbinding poetry, stage readings, and dramatic writing for the stage, screen, radio and television.


Related Topix: Dylan Thomas, Poetry, John Lennon, Pop/Rock, World News, Prince Charles, Ceredigion County, Wales, United Kingdom,

National Public Radio

Criterion Collection Extends Hulu Streaming Deal

The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion's vast library of art house films.


Related Topix: Cinema

Greenwich Citizen

North Dakota native adds expertise to 'Fargo' show

Residents in North Dakota's largest city are ready to celebrate the premier of "Fargo" the TV show, along with an actor from the area who plays a part in the series.


Related Topix: Theater, Beer

Mon Apr 14, 2014


First in series of rare 'blood moon' eclipses begins April 15

In the early morning of April 15, the sky will host a rare type of lunar eclipse - one in which the moon will have a crimson coloration.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Cameras, Photography