Posted by Hannah Royal | Posted in Entertainment Guide | Posted on 10-12-2011
NEW YORK — Thanks to some forward-looking college professors, television’s Smithsonian Network has a unique look at the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
The network said Wednesday that it will air a documentary in February culled primarily from local news footage in Memphis, Tenn., where the civil rights leader was murdered on April 4, 1968. The material includes news reports about the Memphis sanitation workers strike, the event that drew King to the city, through the assassination and its aftermath.
Smithsonian executive David Royle says many such moments are lost to history since local stations would tape over old broadcasts or throw them away. B
Posted by Hannah Royal | Posted in Entertainment Guide | Posted on 01-12-2011
TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State University theater professor Arthur Feinsod thinks that to be a true artist, one must have an appreciation and respect for all of the arts.
With that in mind, Feinsod organized a project in which his playwriting class is creating short plays influenced by pieces of art viewed at Terre Haute’s Sheldon Swope Art Museum.
For many of his students, it was their first visit to the museum at Seventh and Ohio streets. Many of the students admitted that although music and film are often sources of inspiration for their work, few look to the visual arts in this way.
Lisa Petrulis, curator of the Swope, describes the collaboration as a mutually beneficial experience for both the museum and the student playwrights.
“It gives us a fresh perspective — their perspective — a new way to look at the artwork,” she said. “And the sa
Posted by Hannah Royal | Posted in Entertainment Guide | Posted on 27-11-2011
NEW YORK—An array of paintings from across Europe, by leading artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, will be offered at Sotheby’s London. Headlined by some “important” artists, there are also gems to be found by a discerning eye.
The Nov. 22 European art sale is expected to bring in over $17 million.
Sotheby’s has divided the sale into regions of origin. The 242 works present an interesting impression of the rich cultural contrasts and subtleties between the European nations. Sale cate
Posted by Hannah Royal | Posted in Entertainment Guide | Posted on 15-11-2011
TERRE HAUTE — On Saturday, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum will be filled with Native American artifacts, storytelling and dancing as the Sullivan County American Indian Council Inc. presents an educational, interactive show honoring the native people’s children, past and present, of the Wabash Valley.
Members of the Sullivan County American Indian Council will be at the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to display artifacts, share information and answer questions about Native American traditions and values.
Additional special presentations will take place throughout the day.
At 11 a.m. and 2
Posted by Hannah Royal | Posted in Entertainment Guide | Posted on 31-10-2011
‘WATER FOR ELEPHANTS’
: Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson star in this adaptation of Sara Gruen’s best-selling novel about romance and intrigue in a Depression-era circus and the film, much of it shot near Fillmore and Piru, plods along at a pachyderm’s pace. Pattinson’s a destitute ex-veterinary student who falls in with circus folks, where he and the show’s star fall in love while making friends with an elephant . Christoph Waltz, who won an Academy Award as a gleefully psychotic Nazi in “Inglourious Basterds,” delivers another wicked performance as Witherspoon’s hubby, the cruel, jealous circus ringmaster.