Blumenthal Performing Arts (2), Children's Theatre of Charlotte, CAST (2), Davidson Community Players.
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CITIES ARE CHARACTERS, TOO
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - 1951
JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG - 1961
NASHVILLE - 1975
ATLANTIC CITY - 1980
LEAVING LAS VEGAS - 1995
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL - 1997
IN BRUGES - 2008
Where do you draw
your digital line?
- Eva Noblezada, 17 year old Charlotte native, and winner of a local Blumey Award, has been cast in the West End revival of Miss Saigon. Congratulations!
- Blumenthal Performing Arts announces a new musical theater skill development program for Charlotte teens called Team Broadway. There will be a Showcase Dec 4 & 5 in the Booth Playhouse. .....look here for video from rehearsals.
- Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST) presents O Guru Guru Guru or why I don't want to go to yoga class with you by Mallory Avidon.
.....look here for more information
- Donald Devet has received The Paul Green Multimedia Award for his video about History's Kids a unique program to immerse teenagers in 18th century skills. Congratulations!
- 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.
- The Light Factory has temporarily suspended operations. Options are being considered. .....look here for more information
- North Carolina Musicians: Photographs and Conversations by Daniel Coston is now available at Amazon. .....look here for more information
- Tosco Music Party is moving to a new home at The Knight Theater. The 25th Anniversary Celebration will be held there on February 8. Tickets on sale now.
- The Storefront Theatre is beginning a new season in a new location, and has a new website.
- CPCC's Ross Gallery presents Forged Landscapes, an exhibition of paintings & ceramics by Sharon Dowell & Ahmad Sabha, through Nov. 14.
- Along with these outer theatre and movie events, there's an inner theatre of your brain.
.....Professor Mark Pizzato helps us to understand, look here
"Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody."
~ Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of
Great American Cities, 1961
A view of the arts in the "style of the moment"
is both sad and uplifting. Sad in that looking back on a life not well-lived leaves much room for regret. But uplifting in that even those who have made many mistakes may have done at least some things right. Bruce Dern won the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his role as Woody Grant, an aged cantankerous long-term alcoholic whose mental acuity and physical condition are dropping off rapidly. Woody is convinced he has won a million dollars when he receives
I didn't go to church much when I was a child. My house was more of a spiritual place than a religious one. My father tended to always be in search of the "right fit" but never seemed to have found it. So when watching the musical Godspell,
I had to lean on my husband, whose biblical indoctrination and church-filled childhood was just the opposite of mine. He knew exactly what was happening as soon as the first player ran onto the stage with a cell phone. After all, there were no cell phones
Items of Interest
Weekend Box Office Estimates
December 1, 2013
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hunger Games : Catching Fire $74.5M
Thor: The Dark World $11.1M
The Best Man Holiday $8.4M
Deivery Man $6.9M
The Book Thief $4.8M
Black Nativity $3.8M
Last Vegas $2.7M
is still on fire. It appears to be breaking records for the Thanksgiving weekend. New release Frozen
is also a big winner this weekend. Who says only boys' movies will sell? The Book Thief
and Black Nativity
are struggling but may yet find audiences.
New York Times - December 1, 2013
Top Ten Fiction - Combined Print & E-Books
SYCAMORE ROW by John Grisham. (Doubleday)
DUST by Patricia Corwell. (Putnam)
WHITE FIRE by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Grand Central)
THE FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN by Mitch Albom. (Harper)
THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt.
SCORCHED by Melody Anne.
DARK WITCH by Nora Roberts. (Berkley)
ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card. (Tor/Tom Doherty)
THE LONGEST RIDE by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central)
DOCTOR SLEEP by Stephen King. (Scribner)