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2012-07-31 06:23:39

"50 Great Reads Before 15" Initiative Gamifies Oxford's Most Popular Classics in Partnership with SecretBuilders NEW YORK, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxford University Press, the world's largest university press, is announcing a partnership with mobile and social web game developer SecretBuilders to support its "50 Great Reads Before 15" initiative, which introduces characters and storylines from popular classics and transforms them into fun and engaging digital learning...

2011-06-07 00:00:31

Vintage film retailer breaks from conventions of increasingly technology-driven industry with an assortment of classic movie titles, all available on either VHS or DVD. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 Recent years have seen the home video industry almost completely taken over by on-demand streaming video sites such as Netflix, with traditional brick-and-mortar video stores, as well as retail giants such as Blockbuster, struggling to compete with new technology. In a world dominated by...

2011-04-06 11:01:00

NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Classical TV, the premier destination for the best performing arts online, announced today the launch of Classical TV's free performing arts channel on Roku. Via Roku-- which seamlessly connects consumers' TVs with their wireless internet-- the Classical TV channel offers a rotating selection of its free, high-quality, full-length videos in seven categories: "All-Time Favorites," "Classical Music," "Jazz," "Great Pianists," "Operas, Songs, and...

2011-03-29 04:30:00

NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SYCO/Columbia Records is proud to announce the upcoming release of Dream With Me, the first full-length album from soprano prodigy Jackie Evancho, available everywhere Tuesday, June 14. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110329/NY73049 ) The year's most eagerly awaited classical pop crossover album, Dream With Me fulfills the promise of O Holy Night, Jackie's major label debut, an extended play (EP) seasonal collection released last...

2009-04-28 06:35:00

TORONTO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In early April 2009, Diamond Comic Distributors notified Jack Lake Productions Inc., publisher of Classics Illustrated comics, that due to "new operating guidelines and benchmarks," they are dropping solicitation and distribution of the full Classics Illustrated series. President of Jack Lake Productions Inc., Jaak Jarve, commented, "That this is another example of a knee-jerk reaction to the tough economic environment everybody is struggling with to get...

2008-08-29 00:00:27

By Michael Machosky Making great new cutting-edge pop music is hard enough as it is. Just try it without a vocalist. Calling Brooklyn laptop-and-guitar-based duo Ratatat -- coming to Diesel this Friday -- "pop music" isn't totally accurate. But it's a little easier to say than "instrumental rock/hip-hop/electronica." It's not dance music, although you can certainly dance to it. Simply put, Ratatat makes background music that's simply too complex, catchy and consistently interesting to...

2008-08-27 09:00:59

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The theatre of Dionysus. Roman gladiator shows. The Olympics. These are just a few of the storied pieces of Greek and Roman myth and history that continue to shape events and customs today in the modern world. But would you believe that all of the above actually have origins in Africa? And that Africa is the actual birthplace of the Greek and Roman classics? Author, scholar and lecturer GJK Campbell-Dunn explores the possibilities...

2004-11-28 03:00:22

What arts and humanities can mean to our living: a review essay John Guillory, Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation (The University of Chicago Press, 1993). Kurt Spellmeyer, Arts of Living: Reinventing the Humantties for the Twenty-first Century (State University of New York Press, 2003). Curtis White, The Middle Mind: WHy Americans Don't Think For Themselves (HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2003). With the eclipse of Christianity as a public force in American...