MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Five more members have been added to a hall of fame that honors the arts and entertainment in Mississippi.
The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience announced...
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Three singers, an author and a photographer will be the newest additions to the hall of fame at the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
Mississippi city wants visitors to participate at museum
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Another Mississippi city is making a big bet on cultural tourism as Meridian opens the $50 million Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience .
The institution is funded by state and local governments and private donors. It aims to transcend being a static museum, focusing on live programming such as music, dance, art classes, writing workshops and even yoga.
HARLINGEN — For decades, the two old buildings formed the Harlingen Historical Museum, standing along the courtyard of the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum.
Five years ago, city leaders envisioned reviving its exhibits to tell the story of a town that rose from the White Horse Desert.
Now, the money’s rolling out to help preserve parts of the city’s legacy.
Plum Community Center to host second annual Celebration of the Arts gala, open house
Plum Community Center will host its second annual Celebration of the Arts next week at 499 Center New Texas Road.
"For this event we have two goals," board President Adele O'Connor said. "First, to recognize the arts in all forms. Second, to support programs at the center with an emphasis on wellness and lifelong learning."
Festivities begin with a gala, arts, eats, and spirits from 6:30-9 p.m. April 13.
An evening at the theater may feel like more like a night out at the local watering hole with Teatro Paraguas' latest show. "Daphne's Dive," a 2016 play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and "In the Heights" book writer Quiara Alegria Hudes follows six regulars at a Philadelphia bar over 20 years as they appear more as a family than drinking buddies. The play centers around the upbringing of the dive's owner's adopted daughter, who is raised in the bar and forms close bonds with the patrons. The show runs until April 22. Saturday's 7:30 p.m. show will be preceded by food and drinks from Duel Brewing. Shows are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Except for this Saturday, when admission is $25, tickets are $20, with discounts for guests with limited incomes. Purchase tickets for the show at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, at DaphnesDive.BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 505-424-1601.
Karamu House's big comeback: editorial
Karamu House is a landmark Cleveland institution, the nation's oldest African-American performance center. Yet its future seemed clouded in 2016, when the storied theater once graced by writer Langston Hughes and actress Ruby Dee laid off employees and temporarily lost its tax-exempt status when paperwork was not submitted.
Could it be curtains for the esteemed organization?
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Looking back on the arts and entertainment in San Antonio in 2017, it’s clear that change was in the air.
The Witte Museum unveiled a new state-of-the-art expansion on bustling Broadway, and plans moved forward for a couple of equally momentous additions to the city’s cultural scene: a renovated Alameda Theater and the Linda Pace Foundation’s Ruby City.
STERLING – Actor, writer, producer and Rock Falls native Frank Harts and his wife, actress and singer Shelley Thomas-Harts, will speak to any interested teens and their parents from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Sterling Township Center For Youth, 312 E. Fourth St.
Harts, nephew of Sterling Township Supervisor Ted Harts, has had roles in the Showtime drama "Billions" and HBO's "The Leftovers," has been a guest star on CBS' "Blue Bloods" and has had roles on Broadway, among other credits.
DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. exhibition featuring the works of roughly 40 Saudi Arabian artists aims to share their expressions, foster conversations and challenge conceptions of life in the conservative Islamic nation.
HARLINGEN — The Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum is in need of renovation.
Now, the city is selling plaques shaped like airplanes in hopes of helping raise $500,000 for that work.
Earlier this week, city commissioners approved the design of the 8-foot by 20-foot mural on which donors’ names will be engraved on the acrylic plaques.
The fundraising drive aims to update the museum and its exhibit, Joel Humphries, director of the city’s arts and entertainment department, said yesterday.
Woodlands Township supports cultural art facilities, questions funding
The results are in and the message is clear. The Woodlands community wants more cultural arts facilities.
Now the township board has to figure out how to fund those facilities.
Duncan Webb, with Webb Management Services, presented the results of a 14-week survey to The Woodlands Township Board of Directors March 22. But while the desire is there, the county is lacking in opportunity.
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In recognition of Women’s History Month and in an ongoing effort to project the city’s musical legacy, the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts will present a female vocalist boot camp.
The program will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the club, 736 S. Broad St., 736 S. Broad Street,
Meridian arts museum names 18 members to hall of fame
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Elvis Presley, William Faulkner and B.B. King are among the first 18 members of a hall of fame at a Meridian museum that will honor the arts and entertainment in Mississippi.
The $50 million Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience, projected to open early next year, will include exhibits, performance spaces and a recording studio. Leaders hope the museum will attract 150,000 visitors a year.
This is the season of first ladies — one leaving, another entering the White House — and The Company Theatre in Norwell celebrates one of America’s most extraordinary presidential better halves. The new documentary play, “She Did All That — Betty Ford: Speaking Out, Saving Lives,” by the South Shore’s Lisa Rafferty spotlights a chapter in the life of a woman whose courage and honesty shattered societal taboos. A staged reading featuring a cast of eight, including Boston celebs, portraying more than 12 roles, including President and Mrs. Ford, White House reporter Morley Safer, Maria von Trapp and Grace Slick is set for Feb. 9 and will benefit the Dana-Farber Institute’s Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers.
It was a year of hellos and goodbyes.
The world lost irreplaceable talents like Prince, David Bowie and Glenn Frey.
Here in Billings, we said so long to Alberta Bair Theater executive director William “Woody” Wood when he left in July for a job in Michigan after ushering in a record-breaking season in 2015-16.
We also had to say goodbye in July to longtime sound man Randy Wyman when he retired to travel the country.
Church, state seeing eye to eye in Putin’s Orthodox Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church is expanding its influence in what was once an officially godless state — and President Vladimir Putin appears eager to harness that resurgent power of faith to promote his own agenda.
Artist-politician face-offs before Pence and ‘Hamilton’
NEW YORK (AP) — The much-publicized face-off between the cast of "Hamilton" and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, when actor Brandon Dixon read a brief statement from the stage urging Pence to protect the rights of all Americans, set off a debate between those who thought Pence had been treated disrespectfully and those who praised the cast for upholding free speech and diversity.
A stitchin' good time: From traditional beauties to works of textile art that look as realistic as photographs, the Houston International Quilt Festival offers a thorough look at everything quilts can be. If you're inspired to try your hand at it, there are classes to take and many aisles of supplies for sale. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas; $9-$12, or $42 for a full weekend pass; children 10 and younger are free with paying adults; quilts.com.
The Iowa West Foundation on Wednesday announced initiative funding for a Council Bluffs arts and entertainment center to the tune of $2,325,369.
This gift, with more to follow, will help renovate the vacant Harvester II building on South Main Street into a permanent home for creative enthusiasts under the direction of the newly-formed Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment – PACE – organization and its partners.