Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, Blumenthal Performing Arts (3),
Queen City Theatre Company.
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BEST STAR TREK MOVIES
THE WRATH OF KHAN (II) - 1982
THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (III) - 1984
THE VOYAGE HOME (IV) - 1986
THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY (VI) - 1991
FIRST CONTACT (VIII) - 1996
STAR TREK - 2009
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - 2013
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your digital line?
- This is the inaugural year of the Queen City Fringe Festival, October 3 - 6. Producers are accepting artists' registration through August 5. Applications are available online. .....early registration starts May 31, look here
- UNC Charlotte presents Deep Water: The Murder Ballads. True tales of seduction and revenge come to life in three dance theater pieces at the Knight Theater May 31. .....inspired by 19th-century murder ballads, narrative folk songs from North Carolina, look here
- Davidson Community Players announces the hiring of their new Marketing and Development Director Allison Wilhelm.
- Children's Theatre of Charlotte announces the hiring of their new artistic director Adam Burke. Mr. Burke will assume his position on June 17, 2013.
- Charlotte author Kim Boykin's book The Wisdom of Hair is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and bookstores everywhere. .....more on our Spotlight page here, Congratulations!
- Northwest School of the Arts,
an arts magnet school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, received a large donation from Wells Fargo to help send the cast of The Color Purple to the annual International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska in June. .....additional donations accepted here, Congratulations!
- The award-winning stage play A Change is Gonna Come,
written and produced by Vickie L. Evans has been selected for the DC Black Theatre Festival, June 21 - 30. .....the stage play addresses the need for domestic violence awareness and advocacy, Congratulations!, more here
- Levine Museum of the New South presents Fighting for Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We, the People"?
.....traveling exhibit through July 14, more here
- The Light Factory presents Exciting News. .....more here
"Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms...If we cannot learn to actually enjoy those small differences, to take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there."
Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek
A view of the arts in the "style of the moment"
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
In the opening moments of Star Trek Into Darkness,
the audience hears the words of Star Trek mythology that Gene Roddenberry wrote decades ago. The crew must adhere to the "prime directive," that is, to not interfere with the natural course of events in other worlds. As we know by now easier said than done. In the movie the filmmakers followed their own prime directive, which is above all, to tell a good story using the blueprint of the original.
What proof do you need to trust someone you love, who seems to do the impossible or to trust your own potential for genius? Auburn's 2001 Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play explores the boundaries of trust in a love triangle that involves the edges of madness. Cathy becomes severely depressed with years of caring for her father, Robert, a retired math professor and genius in his youth, who gradually loses his sanity. She fears she's inherited his talents for both
Items of Interest
Weekend Box Office Estimates
May 12, 2012
Iron Man 3 $72.4M
The Great Gatsby $51.1M
Pain & Gain $5M
The Croods $3.6M
The Big Wedding $2.5M
Oz the Great and powerful $.8M
Iron Man 3 is still on top. It helps that both males and females, and young and old like it. The Great Gatsby is a surprise here with second place and over $50M. It seems to have enough visual/star power to create interest and draw an audience into theaters. The rest of the list has been stable, but not overwhelming.
New York Times - May 12, 2013
Top Ten Fiction - Combined Print & E-Books
THE HIT by David Baldacci. (Grand Central)
CLAIM ME by J. Kenner. (Bantam)
FLY AWAY by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin's)
DAMAGED by H.M. Ward.
(Laree Bailey Press)
WHISKEY BEACH by Nora Roberts. (Putnam)
TWISTED PERFECTION by Abbi Glines. (Abbi Glines)
THE BET by Rachel Van Dyken.
(Rachel Van Dyken)
WEDDING NIGHT by Sophie Kinsella. (Dial)
THE MYSTERY WOMAN by Amanda Quick.
REAL by Katy Evans. (Katy Evans)