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11 min ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Emily Cumming / Winnipeg Free Press April 15, 2014

When he was searching for inspiration for his Easter Sunday sermon, Rev. Mark Hughes turned to a galaxy, far, far away.


Related Topix: Star Wars, Canada

Sat Apr 19, 2014

CBC News

Words of the Khaleesi: How Dothraki was developed for Game of Thrones

The Dothraki language was expanded from the few words and phrases that appear in the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, which the hit HBO show Game of Thrones is based on.


Related Topix: J.R.R. Tolkien

The Morning Call

Deana Martin performs with the swagger and playful humor that defined her famous Rat Pack dad

It's a Tuesday night at Feinstein's in New York City , and Deana Martin , Dean Martin's daughter, is up on stage, all sparkles and sequins, belting out "Volare," "Mambo Italiano" and other primo Dino classics.


Related Topix: The Rat Pack, The Dean Martin Show, Entertainment, Television, Dean Martin, Drama, Music

Bootless Stageworks to Bring Hilarious Twist on Hitchcock to the Wilmington Stage

A full bagpipe band, two pilots, a waterfall, and the milkman. These are just a few of the more than 150 characters that will take the stage in Bootless Stageworks' upcoming production of The 39 Steps.


Related Topix: Hitchcock, The 39 Steps, Drama Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Alfred Hitchcock

WNYC-AM New York

For Chris O'Dowd, 'Of Mice And Men' Is More Than An American Story

John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men - about George and Lennie, two laborers and unlikely friends during the Great Depression - may seem like a quintessentially American story.


Related Topix: Chris O'Dowd, John Steinbeck

The Washington Post

Ma Joad for president

Susan Shillinglaw is a professor of English at San Jose State University and a scholar in residence at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Calif.


Related Topix: San Jose State University, Salinas, CA, John Steinbeck, Route 66, Opinion

Lea Salonga Performs with Il Divo at the Fox Theatre Tonight

Lea Salonga , the award winning singer and actress best known for her Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon, will join Il Divo on their spring tour across the U.S. and Canada entitled IL DIVO - A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE.


Related Topix: Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Mulan, Adventure, Musical Movies, Il Divo, Classical, Short, Aladdin, Celebrities, Lea Salonga, Theater, Arts

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Times News

Who wants to be a Millionaire?

BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Mahoning Valley Elementary first grader, Analysia Rodrigus, sports a blazing blue wig and red costume as she portrays Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat" at Mahoning Valley Elementary School's"Millionaire" game.


Related Topix: Dr. Seuss, Lehighton, PA

Lite 98.7

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Set Photos: AT-ATs on Tatooine

As you may have heard, ' Star Wars: Episode 7 ' will be filming in Abu Dhabi for a few months this summer, as the UAE capital stands in for Tatooine, the home planet of Luke Skywalker.


Related Topix: Star Wars

I Ought To be In Pictures At The Ivoryton Playhouse

Ivoryton: What's a daughter to do when she wants to get in touch with her father who she hasn't seen in 16 years and who lives 3,000 miles away? Well, if you're Libby Tucker you hitch hike and bus your way across the country with nothing but a backpack full of dreams and spare socks.


Related Topix: Ivoryton, CT, Ann-Margret

'Celebs' help celebrate Desert Diamond Casinos' 30th Anniversary

On April 18, 2014, the representative of a few select celebrity impersonators stated that these "celebs" are helping Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment celebrate its 30th Anniversary.


Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, 9, Celebrities, Robert De Niro, The Rat Pack

KCRA-TV Sacramento

12 dead after avalanche on Mount Everest

A high-altitude avalanche Friday killed 12 Sherpa guides and seriously wounded three in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, officials said.


Related Topix: Avalanche, Jon Krakauer

Lake Oswego Review

OCT to open The Giver

From acclaimed two-time Newberry Award-winning author Lois Lowry, 'The Giver' returns to Oregon Children's Theatre eight years after its world premiere on the OCT stage.


Related Topix: Lois Lowry, Portland, OR, Education Etc., Entertainment

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Perez Hilton

Perez Reviews: Mothers And Sons

But Terrence McNally is not just any other playwright. He is the great American gay playwright.


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TV Friday: Hannibal is strangely addictive

Don't look now, but a Friday-night cult thriller has defied early expectations to become one of network TV's most critically lauded, avidly followed dramas.


Related Topix: Thomas Harris, Crime Movies, The Silence of the Lambs, Thriller

Seattle Times

James Franco latest Broadway newbie who is a Hollywood star

Chris O'Dowd, left, Leighton Meester and James Franco at the after-party of the opening night of "Of Mice and Men" on Broadway April 16. O'Dowd plays Lennie, Meester plays Curley's wife and Franco plays George in the staging the John Steinbeck classic.


Related Topix: Chris O'Dowd, Gossip Girl, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Hot Chicks, Leighton Meester, John Steinbeck, Scrubs, Comedy, Zach Braff

Dial M for Murder to Run 13-17 May at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

A mesmeric thriller, Lucy Bailey's acclaimed production of DIAL M FOR MURDER returns to the stage following its hugely successful premiere in 2009.


Related Topix: Thriller, Mystery Movies, Murder!, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Dial M for Murder, Alfred Hitchcock, All Creatures Great and Small, Doctors, Entertainment, Television

Stars and Warhorses: James Franco and Denzel Washington on Broadway

Anyone who doubts that star power is driving Broadway these days need only check the current box-office figures.


Related Topix: James Franco, John Steinbeck, Gossip Girl, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Hot Chicks, Leighton Meester, Neil Patrick Harris, Comedy Movies, Bullets Over Broadway, Crime Movies

Oxford Times

The Oxford Times: Caroline Jane Knight at the Holywell Music Room

AN INTERNATIONAL literacy foundation set up in Jane Austen's name has been launched in Oxford by one of the author's descendants.


Related Topix: Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice, Europress, Koch Media, Video Games

Wed Apr 16, 2014


New Outlander Photo Shows Off Fur, Plaid And MacKenzies

Starz has given us a new look at Ronald D. Moore's upcoming series adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's Scotland-set Outlander this week.


Related Topix: Diana Gabaldon, Graham McTavish