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45 min ago | News Times

Gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a reputed member of the Los Solidos street gang shows his tattoo to police in Hartford, Conn.

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4 hrs ago | Daily Reporter

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was illegal and negligent to sell the gear to James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Theater, Oxford, PA, New Oxford, PA

9 hrs ago | Richmond and Twickenham Times

Emma Thompson plays Mrs Lovett and Bryn Terfel is Sweeney Todd

Emma Thompson has told how she hopes to "manage the fear" and avoid nausea when she returns to the London stage in a musical production of Sweeney Todd. The Oscar-winning actress will star in the show at English National Opera's London Coliseum, alongside Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel.

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Related Topix: Bryn Terfel, Classical, Look Back in Anger, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Emma Thompson, Opera, Comedy Movies, Emma, New York Philharmonic

10 hrs ago | CIO

Is Panasonic's CM1 a Camera or a Smartphone?

You'd be forgiven for thinking Panasonic's latest gadget is a smartphone. It's a slim rectangle with a touchscreen and LTE connectivity.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Digital Cameras, Electronics, World News, Germany, Photography, CPU, Science / Technology

14 hrs ago | Fort Morgan Times

Review: 'Voices' draws attention to black poets

"Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century" , edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis George Moses Horton wasn't supposed to be able to read. As a black slave in rural North Carolina in the pre-Civil War South, he definitely wasn't supposed to be able to compose sonnets and ballads.

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14 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Poetry longlist announced for National Book Awards

Two former U.S. poets laureate, Louise Glueck and Mark Strand, have made the longlist for the National Book Awards. Glueck's "Faithful and Virtuous Night" and Strand's "Collected Poems" were among 10 poetry nominees announced Tuesday by the National Book Foundation, which presents the awards.

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18 hrs ago | WCHI-AM Chillicothe

Art Competition At Pump Center For The Arts

The show is already half over, with an opening delayed by the Storytelling Festival, so catch it before the end of the month in Yoctangee Park. Open to artists within a 75 mile radius of Chillicothe, "The Hills" annual art competition is ongoing at the Pump House Center for the Arts.

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Related Topix: Chillicothe, OH, Painting

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Swindon Advertiser

Add a little bit of light and pass it on

Josie Williams, 55, is a community arts development officer based at Commonweal School. She lives in Old Town with husband Victor, a pensions analysis officer, and has three grown-up children and a grandson "My job is about developing the arts not just for our school but for other schools and the wider community," said Josie Williams.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Wiltshire County, England, Poetry, Family, Kids, Pembrokeshire County, Wales

National Public Radio

Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra performs in Baghdad. The concert was promoted by word of mouth to avoid being targeted by bombs.

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Redwood Times

Review: Opera's Kaufmann turns to lighter fare

The great German tenor has long since conquered the worlds of grand opera and classical recital. Now he turns his talents with equal success to lighter fare, on an album of German operetta and film songs from 1925-35.

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Related Topix: Opera, Classical, Franz Lehar, Lehar

SFGate

Teen with disabilities enrolls in college program

Like many people, when Daniel Castellanos graduated J.P. McCaskey High School in 2013, he wanted to go to college. But Castellanos said he didn't want to go there because he didn't feel he'd be improving himself, he said.

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Related Topix: Theater, Science / Technology

Braintree and Witham Times

Matisse cut-outs in new Tate record

The artist's great-granddaughter Sophie Matisse with Blue Nude III Spring 1952 by Henri Matisse at the Tate Modern, London A gallery assistant walks The Parakeet and the Mermaid 1952 by Henri Matisse at The Cut-Outs exhibition at the Tate Modern, London A "once in a lifetime" show on Henri Matisse's paper cut-outs has smashed a new record to become the Tate's most popular exhibition. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs explored the final chapter in the French artist's career, when ill health prevented him from painting.

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Related Topix: Painting, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Enfield Independent

An artist painted a special work to commemorate the 100th anniversary ...

Malcom Gray, of Enfield, has created a mural of Royal Flying Corps fighter pilots shooting down an enemy airship over North London as part of the collection. Mr Gray, who runs an art group at Lea Valley High School, in Bullsmoor Lane, created the painting for the De Havilland Aircraft Museum, in London Colney.

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Painting

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Chaitanya Tamhane's 'Court' wins Venice 'Lion of the Future'

Chaitanya Tamhane won not only the 'Luigi De Laurentiis' - 'Lion of the Future'- for his debut film "Court" but best film in the 'Orizzonti' division at the Venice Film Festival which ended on Sept 6. Tamhane wrote and directed this film about disquieting police business and courtroom procedure in suburban Mumbai. It is grueling work to clean sewers of Mumbai with noxious gases and filth that affects life expectancy.

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Related Topix: Cinema, World News, India, Bollywood

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.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Literature

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.

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

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.

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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

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.

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

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.

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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.

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

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