Entertainment & Arts
Join COCA for “Momentum” Jan. 26-28
N.H. Theatre Awards recognizes best of 2017
Casper's Stage III Community Theatre to premiere award-winning play
New Google app pairs famous Canadians with their classic art doppelgangers
Oscar’s imminent nominations
11 Dallas Bands Heading to SXSW in March
Life imitates art as an Oscar entry exposes Lebanon’s buried history
Anno Domini Returns to the Auckland Art Gallery for 2018
2018-01-18 02:14:31 Press Release – Anno Domini. Anno Domini Returns to the Auckland Art Gallery for 2018. ANNO DOMINI – Auckland’s premier rooftop party – is back again. Following two sold-out summer runs on Auckland Art Gallery’s East Terrace, AD returns for ONE VERY SPECIAL SHOW on featuring what is potentially the best line-up to date: Get ready for the dance of the summer, featuring legendary Detroit electronic music pioneer Moodymann, Melbourne’s finest DJ JNETT, and DJ Mag’s Breakthrough DJ of 2017 Or:la   Read More ...
How Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Are Making North & Saint Feel Special After Birth of Third Child
2018-01-18 02:03:44 Kim Kardashian West previously revealed that her daughter North got jealous of her little brother Saint when he first arrived into the family. And following the arrival of their baby girl via surrogate on Monday, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star, 37, and husband Kanye West, 40, are making sure both North, 4½, and Saint, 2, get some additional love   Read More ...
Nintendo Labo will let you make cardboard Switch accessories, for the cool price of $70
2018-01-18 02:00:22 Ever play a racing video game and wish you could build your own physical handlebars to drive? Or a play a fishing game and want to go cast an actual rod to grab your virtual catch? If you have a Nintendo Switch you soon will be able to. Called the Nintendo Labo, the Japanese video game maker announced two new accessory "kits" for the Switch, allowing players to build their own physical, cardboard add-ons to go along with corresponding games   Read More ...
See the Civic District in a new light during Singapore Art Week
2018-01-18 01:45:19 The Civic District lights up this weekend as multimedia projections transform the facades of landmarks from Friday night to Jan 28. Free outdoor light shows and a ticketed walk through a House Of Mirrors on Empress Lawn are among the programmes lined up for Light To Night Festival: Colour Sensations, organised by the National Gallery Singapore for visual arts showcase Singapore Art Week   Read More ...
DMRC to decorate Moti Bagh station with abstract art
2018-01-18 01:43:50 In line with its initiative to utilise its premises for the promotion of art and culture, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is decorating the Moti Bagh station of the upcoming Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar Metro corridor. Abstract artworks are being installed on the facades of the Metro station facing the Ring Road and an adjacent flyover, conveying the message of environment conservation   Read More ...
Dave Matthews Band returns to the Gorge this year, announces Bend concert and new album
2018-01-18 01:37:09 After a one-year hiatus, Dave Matthews Band announced they're hitting the road this summer and continuing a longstanding Labor Day concert series at The Gorge Amphitheater. And just before that, they'll headline an Aug. 26 show at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend. Tickets for the 2018 tour go on sale on Feb. 2, although the pre-sale is already live for members of the band's fan club   Read More ...
French Film Festival Reveals Opening, Closing Night Titles
2018-01-18 01:17:31 Press Release – Alliance Francaise. The Alliance Française French Film Festival Reveals Opening and Closing Night Titles and the 2018 Education Outreach Programme. National Press Release: Alliance Française French Film Festival 2018. Press release for 18 January 2018. Bringing the best of French cinema to New Zealand from 1 March to 18 April, the Alliance Française French Film Festival has revealed their 2018 Opening and Closing night films   Read More ...
New movies and TV streaming on Netflix, Amazon, HBO, Hulu and Starz
2018-01-18 01:04:31 “Psycho,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo” (Starz): Three of the greatest films ever made — and plenty of other Hitchcock films — are now streaming on Starz. “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams” (Amazon Prime): Netflix has “Black Mirror.” Now Amazon Prime has this British anthology series based on short stories by Philip K. Dick. The series comes from Ronald D. Moore, and various episodes star Timothy Spall, Steve Buscemi, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Vera Farmiga, Janelle Monae, Bryan Cranston and many other familiar faces   Read More ...
26-episode TV series to bring to life Terengganu folklore hero - Nation
2018-01-18 00:48:02 KUALA TERENGGANU: The story of Hang Tuah’s contemporary and local folklore hero Megat Panji Alam will be told in a 26-episode TV series, which will showcase Terengganu’s tourist attractions. “We’ve been working to realise this series over the past four years,” said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman. “Besides attracting more tourists to the state, we hope to instil pride among the locals of their very own champion   Read More ...
North Dakota tabs Duhamel as tourism pitchman through 2019
2018-01-18 00:25:14 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Even North Dakota's tourism director admits it isn't easy promoting a state where the first day of the new year brought temperatures down to a brutal 45 below zero. But having Hollywood actor and Minot native Josh Duhamel make the pitch helps, said Sara Otte Coleman, who heads the state's tourism agency. "He has increased awareness," she said   Read More ...
Run by women, Prototype Festival showcases diverse composers
2018-01-18 00:25:03 NEW YORK (AP) — In an art form dominated by men, a small organization run by four women is transforming opera with cutting-edge work. The Prototype Festival is presenting its sixth edition this month in venues around New York. Two years ago it premiered Du Yun's "Angel's Bone," a story of child trafficking that won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for music   Read More ...
Hugh Wilson, director of 'Police Academy,' dead at 74
2018-01-18 00:24:53 NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Wilson, an award-winning director and writer with a knack for broad and witty comedy whose credits ranged from the raucous film "Police Academy" to the popular sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati," has died at age 74. Wilson died Jan. 14 at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia. His wife, Charters Smith Wilson, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he had been battling lung cancer and emphysema   Read More ...
A look back at Grammy fashion through the decades
2018-01-18 00:24:50 On May 4, 1959, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Autry and other musical luminaries sat down to formal dinners and golden statues in Los Angeles and New York simultaneously for the very first Grammy Awards. "As I recall, no one objected to dressing black-tie back then, though like so much else, that would change eventually," said Christine Farnon, who helped organize the first presentation and became executive vice president of the Recording Academy, in a short history on the Grammy website   Read More ...
Tomei, Arquette, Nash and Munn to present at SAG Awards
2018-01-18 00:24:41 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mandy Moore, Marisa Tomei, Olivia Munn and Rosanna Arquette will be among the presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards. Niecy Nash, Gina Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph and SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris are among the presenters announced Wednesday. The SAG Awards honor outstanding performances in television and film, with "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and "Big Little Lies" the leading nominees   Read More ...
John Gorka's new album bridges the past and present
2018-01-18 00:24:38 John Gorka, "True In Time" (Red House) The past is present on "True In Time." John Gorka digs into his songwriting archives for several tunes, including two he had lost, and the title cut was inspired in part by a 1970s Paul Simon song. But the topics Gorka covers — love, guitars, dogs — never really go out of style. And as always, his material benefits from his warm tenor, eye for detail and neat turns of phrase   Read More ...
‘Fire and Fury’ book being adapted into TV series  
2018-01-18 00:15:35 The most explosive book of 2018 is headed to the small screen. “Fire and Fury,” which author Michael Wolff bills as an exclusive glimpse inside President Trump's White House, is being adapted into a TV series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Networks will soon have the opportunity to bid on the project, which will be executive produced by Wolff. Wolff's book has sparked huge controversy since excerpts began to emerge earlier this month   Read More ...
Trump’s America reflected in ‘One Year of Resistance’ art show 
2018-01-18 00:15:25 President Trump is a piece of work — as well as the inspiration for 80 artworks in a group exhibition that opened Wednesday in time to reflect on the President’s first year in office. “One Year of Resistance,” on view at the Untitled Space in Tribeca through Feb. 4, features works across diverse mediums by dozens of artists in response to the political climate in 45’s America   Read More ...
'Grey's Anatomy' star Ellen Pompeo is highest paid TV actress: 'what I deserve'
2018-01-18 00:15:05 Ellen Pompeo, star of ABC's long-running hit, "Grey's Anatomy," is now the highest paid actress on TV after signing on for two more seasons of the show. She's set to make $575,000 an episode — not including a signing bonus — totaling $20 million should ABC pick up "Grey's" for seasons 15 and 16, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Pompeo is also now a "Grey's" producer and will co-executive produce the show's upcoming firefighter-themed spinoff   Read More ...
Join COCA for “Momentum” Jan. 26-28
2018-01-18 00:13:42 ST. LOUIS, Mo. - "Momentum," presented by the Center of Creative Arts, will take place January 26-28. The unprecedented choreographic collaboration is in honor of COCA’s 30th Anniversary. Co-Artistic Director, Antonio Douthit-Boyd, and Co-Artistic Director of Dance, Kirven Douthit-Boyd share how the members of COCAdance and the COCA Hip-Hop Crew will leave you breathless! Ticket prices range from $14 - $18   Read More ...
Contemporary African Art Exhibit Opens at CCBB Rio January 20th
2018-01-18 00:11:45 By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The largest exhibition of contemporary African art arrives in Rio this month with the most promising contemporary artists from the African continent. The exhibit, named ‘Ex Africa’, opens on Saturday, January 20th, at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) in Rio and runs until March 26th. Bringing together dozens of names that attract international attention, but are little known in Brazil – as well as two Afro-Brazilian artists – the exhibit offers a look into the dilemmas and challenges of the continent today   Read More ...
The alchemical percussion dance of Arx Duo's Mari Yoshinaga and Garrett Arney
2018-01-18 00:11:32 Percussion, at its most elemental, involves striking an object with another object. As refined by Arx Duo. , however, the art of hitting things becomes an intimate, poetic dance of tones and colors. The Arx Duo is newly local to Kansas City. Mari Yoshinaga, originally from Japan, moved here following her wedding to Kansas City Symphony concertmaster Noah Geller, and this past September Garrett Arney left the East Coast to join her, committing to the duo full time   Read More ...
Golden Globes gowns will be auctioned to raise money for Time's Up
2018-01-18 00:10:05 These black dresses worn on the Golden Globes red carpet are being auctioned off to raise money for the Time's Up movement. Here's where you can find them. Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: Watch CBSN live HERE: Follow CBS News on Instagram HERE: Like CBS News on Facebook HERE: Follow CBS News on Twitter HERE: Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream CBSN and local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites like Star Trek Discovery anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access   Read More ...
UTSA grad and Spurs loyalist Michelle Beadle embracing new TV gig
2018-01-18 00:07:37 (Note: Jeanne Jakle is on the West Coast screening new shows and interviewing stars at the Television Critics Association’s spring preview) PASADENA, California — ESPN star Michelle Beadle, a University of Texas at San Antonio grad with a fierce love for the Spurs, will leave “SportsNation” soon to start a new TV gig that promises to be a perfect fit for the playful and opinionated Texan   Read More ...
Fire and Fury: Michael Wolff's bombshell Trump book to become TV show
2018-01-18 00:07:30 Michael Wolff's divisive book on the Trump administration Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House will get the TV treatment. Endeavor Content - the partnership between William Morris Endeavor and IMG - bought the rights to Wolff's tell-all. While there's no network attached to the forthcoming series, Wolff will executive produce the show with Channel 4 and BBC executive Michael Jackson   Read More ...
N.H. Theatre Award nominations
2018-01-18 00:03:52 The winners of theNew Hampshire Theater Awards will be chosen from these nominees and will be announced on Saturday. Best Community Production of a Musical “A Christmas Carol: The Musical Ghost Story.” N.H. Theatre Factory. “Barnum.” Hatbox Theatre. “Grease.” Peacock Players. “Heathers: The Musical.” Peacock Players. “High Fidelity.” Majestic Theatre. “Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical.” theatre KAPOW. “Singin’ In The Rain   Read More ...
Exhibit flies on to next stop
2018-01-18 00:03:36 The art exhibit, “The Lakes Region Narrative Takes Flight” has traveled from the Meredith library to Wolfeboro. Come and view art that warms the heart and tells stories of beautiful seasons to come. The theme celebrates our beautiful environment around the lake and mountains with new additional work. The local artists that represent the Lakes Region Pod of the N.H. Women’s Caucus for Arts are Betty Flournoy Brown, Robin Cornwell, Lynn Moodie Elkinton, Carole Groenke, Lauren Hammond, Ann McMillan and Kimberly Smith   Read More ...
N.H. Theatre Awards recognizes best of 2017
2018-01-18 00:02:04 By CAROLYN JOHANSEN For the Monitor Attention, theater lovers – it’s time to dig out your fanciest clothes and head to a music-filled evening celebrating New Hampshire theater. The 16th annual New Hampshire Theater Awards will be held at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday at 7 p.m. The evening also features an after-party complete with music, dancing, refreshments and a cash bar   Read More ...
Chantal Zakari turns pennants into red flag
2018-01-18 00:00:54 A friend who worked at a gargantuan corporation rankled at the word “thrive.” “Ugh,” she said, “my company uses that word all the time.” In a campaign to get employees and clients to thrive, the business had sucked the word dry. In her tongue-in-cheek show “Strategic Planning” at Kingston Gallery, Chantal Zakari revels in the language of the business world. Corporate overuse of catch phrases doesn’t quite empty them of meaning, but it has made them as stale as months-old cereal   Read More ...
‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ revisits actress Gloria Grahame at the end of her life
2018-01-17 23:46:33 “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” is based on a book of the same name, a memoir by Peter Turner about his love affair with the actress Gloria Grahame when he was an aspiring actor in his 20s and she was in her mid-50s. But as the title suggests, Turner’s recollections aren’t about his unlikely but utterly affecting May-December romance; rather, he recounts how, at the end of her life, Grahame sought to reconnect with her then ex-lover, seeking refuge in his working-class home in Liverpool to be tended by his loving, unruly, often tartly amusing family   Read More ...
Bones of contention: Human skulls as art dig up Canary Islands controversy (VIDEO)
2018-01-17 23:42:29 Published time: 17 Jan, 2018 11:15 A new art installation built from real human bones and skulls is sending shivers down the spines of some visitors to a Canary Islands museum. However, the sculpture has drawn criticism that it shows no respect for indigenous groups. According to CAAM’s former director Julio Cuenca, the museum has forgotten its function of “protection and conservation” of the items it exhibits   Read More ...
Dolly Parton starts off 2018 with awards from Emmys, Guinness World Records, RIAA
2018-01-17 23:33:19 Dolly Parton talks about upcoming events she's excited for at Dollywood, and addresses how far her hometown has come since the Gatlinburg fires last year. Maggie Jones/News Sentinel. Dolly Parton has had a successful 2018 so far. Since the year began, she has received honors from the Emmys, Guinness World Records and the Recording Industry Association of America, according to a press release from Sony Music   Read More ...
It’s War! Kim & Kanye Battle Over Baby Name Explodes After Dramatic Delivery
2018-01-17 23:19:13 According to the source, after the 37-year-old Keeping up with the Kardashians beauty battled it out with sister , 20, for the right to name her child “Love”, West was “insisting” that they name his daughter after his late mother, Donda! “Kim didn’t want to name the baby Donda because she just didn’t like the name itself. It is nothing against his mother at all,” a family insider said   Read More ...
Maritime NZ’s innovative lifejacket campaign wins award
2018-01-17 23:18:41 Maritime NZ’s innovative lifejacket campaign wins 2017 global advertising award. New Zealand’s lifejacket campaign has recently won Maritime NZ and advertising agency FCB Media a gold global award at the International Festival of Media Awards in New York. The award was for “Virtual Coastwatch” and Best Use of Technology. Maritime NZ Acting Director Nigel Clifford says: “It’s great that the campaign is still being recognised for increasing the number of Kiwi boaties who wear lifejackets by promoting the safety benefits   Read More ...
Review: Is a 'Juicy Saga' That Explores Celebrity Obsession
2018-01-17 23:12:17 On July 15, 1997, one of the 20th century’s most perversely awful convergences of fate fell into place in Miami’s South Beach: Standing outside his mansion, superstar designer Gianni Versace was shot to death by Andrew Cunanan, a young man who’d recently achieved his own ghastly celebrity as a serial killer on the lam. Titled The Assassination of Gianni Versace, it’s a fitting subject for season 2 of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story — a show that in season 1, , elevated rubbernecking to an art   Read More ...
Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Giving Their Garden a Major Makeover In a New HGTV Special
2018-01-17 23:12:03 HGTV will premiere a new television special, 'Chip and Joanna’s Family Garden Project' with the 'Fixer Upper' stars in February. On the TV show, Chip and Joanna Gaines will renovate and upgrade their garden with help from their four kids.   Read More ...
Lebanon allows Spielberg flick ‘The Post’ after censorship threat
2018-01-17 23:11:12 BEIRUT – Lebanon will let cinemas show Stephen Spielberg’s latest film “The Post” after the interior minister ruled on Wednesday against a request to ban it over the director’s links to Israel. Activists had campaigned against the film because Spielberg gave financial support to Israel during its 2006 war with Hezbollah in south Lebanon, a conflict that killed hundreds of Lebanese   Read More ...
Tomei, Arquette, Nash and Munn to present at SAG Awards
2018-01-17 23:10:44 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mandy Moore, Marisa Tomei, Olivia Munn and Rosanna Arquette will be among the presenters at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. Niecy Nash, Gina Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph and SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris are among the presenters announced Wednesday. The SAG Awards honor outstanding performances in television and film, with “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Big Little Lies” the leading nominees   Read More ...
Scathing Trump book 'Fire and Fury' heads to television
2018-01-17 23:01:29 LOS ANGELES: Michael Wolff's explosive behind-the-scenes book about U.S. President Donald Trump, "Fire and Fury," is headed for television, Hollywood trade publications reported on Wednesday. Hollywood entertainment company Endeavor Content has bought the rights to the best-selling book and plans to adapt it for a television series, Variety and the Hollywood Reporter said. Wolff will executive produce the series, which will be shopped to various networks   Read More ...
Casper's Stage III Community Theatre to premiere award-winning play
2018-01-17 22:45:02 At first, Clint Saunders wouldn’t read the script. His wife told him he’d love “Eternity,” a finalist in a national playwriting competition. She said that he’d love it so much that he’d want to direct it at Stage III Community Theatre. But Saunders didn’t have time to read the play, and directing a show the following year was out the question   Read More ...
African Masterpieces With the Grace of Kings
2018-01-17 22:37:04 Review. African Masterpieces With the Grace of Kings If there was any silver lining to the recent announcement that the Metropolitan Museum of Art would begin charging a mandatory $25 admission fee to out-of-town visitors this spring, it was this: The charge includes admission to all special exhibitions too. Unlike the leading encyclopedic museums of London, Paris or Vienna, the Met will offer a single ticket for its permanent collection and its rotating displays   Read More ...