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3 hrs ago | Daily Press & Argus

Theater getting crowd involved in fund drive

The new owner of the Howell Theater is looking to generate money for improvements via an online campaign.


Related Topix: Arts, Hitchcock

8 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Kristen Bell gets back to her 'Hair' roots

Now she's letting her roots show. Bell is starring in the irreverent, anti-establishment rock musical "Hair" at the 18,000-seat Hollywood Bowl amphitheater in Los Angeles for three shows starting Friday.


Related Topix: Veronica Mars, House of Lies, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Kristen Bell, Hot Chicks, Musical Theater, Arts, Los Angeles, CA

11 hrs ago | Lake Wylie Pilot

Sylvia Theater debuts digital projector, seeks supporters

Presold movie theater packages for the Sylvia Theater in downtown York are available at ; search for Sylvia Theater.


Related Topix: Arts, York, SC, Maleficent, Celebrities, Angelina Jolie

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Obama eats ribs with 4 Kansas City letter writers

President Barack Obama feasted on barbecue Tuesday with four people who wrote him letters in a trip to highlight the struggles of working families in American's heartland, as the clock ticked on pressing issues before Congress goes on summer break.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Life, Food, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bar-B-Q, Arts


New York Native Set to Bring NC17 Theater to LA

Following Tuesday's west coast skywriting display, LA-based producer Greg Cayea has further teased his forthcoming "NC17" theatrical event.


Related Topix: Arts, Los Angeles, CA, Blog News

News Observer

Groundbreaking set for Graceland hotel

Elvis Presley Enterprises, the operators of Graceland, said Tuesday the groundbreaking for the 450-room hotel called The Guest House is set for Aug. 14. Once built, the hotel will include two restaurants, meeting and special events space, and a 500-seat theater for live performances.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley, Love Me Tender, Western, Musical Movies, Arts

Fiasco Theater's Into the Woods Extends Through August at The Old Globe

The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine 's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986.


Related Topix: Into the Woods, Musical Movies, Arts, Classical, Stephen Sondheim, San Diego, CA, Balboa Park (San Diego, CA), 9

Holocaust victim, artist Charlotte Salomon's life ...

The Berlin-born Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon left behind a body of watercolors and text she called "Life? or Theatre?" before she was killed at Auschwitz in 1943 at age 26, carrying her unborn child.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Suicide


Obama admits boyhood crush on Linda Ronstadt

During an awards ceremony at the White House, President Barack Obama whispered in the ear of superstar musician Linda Ronstadt that he once had a crush on her.


Related Topix: Desperado, Country, Dance

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Review: City Lights' 'Spamalot' a deliciously daffy production

And now for something completely different. The sublimely silly Monty Python spoof "Spamalot" is holding court at City Lights Theater Company in San Jose through Aug. 31. While Jeffrey Bracco's exuberant revival lacks the comic virtuosity of the original Broadway version, there's no denying the sheer giggle-inducing catharsis of spending a few ... (more)


Related Topix: Celebrities, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Arts

ABC News

'Of Mice and Men' Leaves Broadway on a Record High

The show, co-starring Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester, said Monday it earned $1,038,106 for the week ending Sunday, setting a new eight-performance weekly record gross at the Longacre Theatre and marking the first time the theater ever housed a show that crossed the $1 million mark.


Related Topix: Arts, John Steinbeck, Vocal, Entertainment

The Newark Star-Ledger

Playground Theater Project Rehearses Lady Parts

Tess Abadrabo, top left, Gianna Marino, and Gracemarie Loretta laugh at fellow actor Kimmy Sheridan's character not being promiscuous during rehearsal.


Related Topix: Arts

105.7 The Bull

Lucy Hale To Perform On The Honda Stage At The iHeartRadio Theater Los Angeles

Lucy Hale is traveling the road between all the way to Los Angeles where she will be performing on the Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater L.A. during an exclusive show on Thursday, July 31st.


Related Topix: Arts, Lucy Hale


THEATER: Brilliant Production of Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love"...

Gail M. Burns: Playwright Sam Shepard says that his own experience of being in love inspired the aptly titled Fool for Love , now on the Nikos Stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown through Saturday .


Related Topix: Fool for Love, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Sam Shepard, Arts

The News Tribune

The charms of Cape Cod: Making a bucket list

Quaint villages and postcard-perfect lighthouses. Whale watches and dune rides. Art galleries and summer theater.


Related Topix: Watches, Life, Food, Seafood, Arts, US National Parks, Cape Cod National Seashore, Woods Hole, MA, Provincetown, MA

BWW Interviews: Murder Ballad Presents Up Close Killing

MURDER BALLAD offers its four actors little room to hide when the show makes its Midwest debut Aug. 7-16 at the Short North Stage's Green Room in downtown Columbus.


Related Topix: Arts


Impassioned New York City Students Find Home Away From Home at Rosie's Theater Kids

Rosie O'Donnell received the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her work with Rosie's Theater Kids, the Manhattan arts education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the arts.


Related Topix: Arts, Kids, Family

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Sun Journal

Week's offerings include watermelon, music, theater

Begin the week with fresh watermelon and then enjoy theater, music and a road race, if that is your pleasure.


Related Topix: Arts, Pamlico County, NC, Grantsboro, NC, New Bern, NC, Bridgeton, NC, Craven County, NC

With Judges Overriding Death Penalty Cases, Alabama Is An Outlier

Courtney Lockhart is appealing a death penalty sentence that a judge gave him in 2011, which overrode the jury's recommendation of life in prison.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, Prison, Auburn University, Arts

Review: 'Venus in Fur' is playful and sensual blend of theater and cinema

There are plays and there are movies. There are plays based on movies and movies based on plays.


Related Topix: Venus in Fur, Theater, Arts, The Ghost Writer, Carnage