Storefront Theatre, Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) (2), Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, Blumenthal Performing Arts.
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THE GRAPES OF WRATH - 1940
THE WAGES OF FEAR - 1953
EASY RIDER - 1969
THE BLUES BROTHERS - 1980
WILD AT HEART - 1990
SIDEWAYS - 2004
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - 2006
- Experience the world through the UNC Charlotte International Film Festival March 12 - April 2, with selected special events. Are you a cinephile? You won't want to miss these intriguing films. .....look here for more!
- The Storefront Theatre presents its second annual short play festival March 15 & 16. This year it's a competition, and a unique event. .....more information
- Read our interview with Cory the Clown on the Spotlight page. .....here
- Exploring African-American Identity at the Harvey B. Gantt Center through June 1. .....look here for information
- North Carolina Musicians: Photographs and Conversations by Daniel Coston is now available at Amazon. .....look here for information
- The Light Factory has news. .....look here for information
- Along with outer theatre and movie events, there's an inner theatre of your brain.
.....Professor Mark Pizzato helps us to understand, look here
- Forty Schools have registered for the 3rd ANNUAL BLUMEY AWARDS,
the High School Musical Theater Awards presented by Wells Fargo marking a 100% growth since the Blumenthal Performing Arts popular program’s inception in 2012.
- Appalachian Creative Theatre, at UpStage in NoDa throughout 2014. Their season includes: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), The Smell of the Kill, Red Light Winter, and end the year with The Santaland Diaries.
ON THE ROAD
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars, and in the middle, you see the blue center-light pop, and everybody goes ahh..."
~ ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac, 1957
A view of the arts in the "style of the moment"
300:RISE OF AN EMPIRE
300: Rise of an Empire
is not a prequel, nor exactly a sequel, since it takes place concurrently with the events of 300,
telling the story of the conflict between ancient Greece and Persia. Now that you're confused, join the club. A long voiceover at the beginning of the movie by Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey), wife, then widow, of King Leonadis (Gerard Butler, who makes a brief appearance via footage from 300
) of Sparta, attempts to explain the events leading up to
REASONS TO BE PRETTY
A few words can change a lifetime. Especially if they concern a woman's face not being pretty and they are spoken by her boyfriend. Fights, fantasies, and many vulgarities swirl around the stage for two hours about this incident, which occurs offstage, before the play begins. Soap opera twists and various comic moments add to the play's emphasis on how women today, in the "third wave" of feminism, still see themselves as swimming in a fishbowl, finding their value through the male gaze.
Items of Interest
Weekend Box Office Estimates
March 9, 2014
300: Rise of an Empire $45M
Mr. Peabody & Sherman $32M
THE LEGO Movie $11M
Son of God $10M
The Monuments Men $3.1M
3 Days to Kill $3M
12 Years a Slave $2.1M
Ride Along $2M
The new film year is finally underway and 300: Rise of an Empire
takes in a good total. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
does well, too. The Lego Movie
continues and now over 200 million. Let's see what happens now that we can move on.
New York Times - March 9, 2014
Top Ten Fiction - Combined Print & E-Books
CONCEALED IN DEATH by J.D. Robb (Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated)
PRIVATE L.A. by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. (Little, Brown)
THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt.
SYCAMORE ROW by John Grisham. (Doubleday)
THE INVENTION OF WINGS
by Sue Monk Kidd. (Viking)
THE HUSBAND'S SECRET by Liane Moriarity. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam)
KILLER by Jonathan Kellerman.
VAMPIRE MOST WANTED by Lynsay Sands. (Avon/HarperCollins)
ONCE IN A LIFETIME by Jill Shalvis. (Grand Central)
STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS by Anna Quindlen. (Random House)