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2014-02-03 16:23:03

HOLLY NEAR, BARBARA DANE, RONNIE GILBERT, WAVY GRAVY, COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD, JOEL RAFAEL AND MANY OTHERS TO PERFORM BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Artists and performers will gather tonight at Freight And Savage in San Francisco to pay tribute to the life and songs of Pete Seeger who passed away last week. The line-up includes Barbara Dane, Bill Amanteek, Country Joe McDonald, Evie Laden, Fena Torees, Gerry Tenny, Joel Rafael, Johnny Harper, Libby McClaren, Lichi...

2013-03-09 23:03:18

At age 93, folk legend Pete Seeger rallied to celebrate the beginning of a new Bruderhof community. Esopus, New York (PRWEB) March 10, 2013 At age 93, folk legend Pete Seeger rallied to appear on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the Mount Community in Esopus, New York to celebrate the beginning of a new Bruderhof community. The highpoint of the celebration was a festive sing-along concert with about 300 people. Occasionally exchanging his iconic five-string banjo for a 12-string guitar with...

2010-09-29 11:24:00

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- 92 year-old Hollywood publicist Julian Myers will compete in 13 track and field events in Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah, October 4, 5, and 6, drawing attention to the movie he is producing, "NIGHTHAWKS: 90 Minutes and Nine Lives." Wearing his "NIGHTHAWKS, THE movie" T-shirt, Myers is seeking a co-producer to finance this "dramatized" drama (!) of conflict between artist Edward Hopper and his painter wife as Hopper completes...

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2009-06-22 23:12:00

Woody Allen says he's not opposed to Broadway stage musical adaptations of his films, but insists he has no interest in writing or even seeing them. I myself would have no interest in that whatsoever. None. Producers call all the time and they want to make 'Bullets Over Broadway' and 'Purple Rose of Cairo' into musicals. They did propose these things and I don't care if they want to and they make some deal. They can. But I have no interest in it. No interest in writing it, seeing it, knowing...

2009-04-09 11:48:51

The achievements of author and former postal employee Richard Wright are being honored with a first-class postage stamp, the U.S. Postal Service has announced. The late writer is best known for his works about racism in America, such as Native Son and Black Boy. He also worked for the Chicago Post Office from 1927-30 as a letter sorter. He died in 1960 at the age of 52. A stamp featuring his image went on sale nationwide Thursday and was the 25th inductee into the Postal Service's Literary...

2009-01-20 11:09:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Generate (www.generatela.com), the independent production studio and management company, today announced it has hired Chris Pollack and Will Lowery to join its growing management division and diversify its client base. "Chris and Will are great additions to our management division, which has expanded to eight managers and an office in New York in three years,"...

2008-10-07 15:00:25

By Channing Gray When last we heard from the cutthroat Hubbard clan, sister Regina was pulling a fast one on brothers Ben and Oscar. That was three years ago, when 2nd Story Theatre staged Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, which tells of the battles between the ruthless Hubbard siblings. Now the Warren theater is putting on the prequel to Little Foxes, Hellman's Another Part of the Forest, which drops in on the Hubbards 20 years earlier, in a small Alabama town, as Ben goes up against...

2008-09-25 15:00:34

By Channing Gray It's been three years since then 17-year-old Gabby Sherba played Alexandra Giddens in 2nd Story Theatre's production of The Little Foxes, Lillian Hellman's look at the machinations of the cutthroat Hubbard clan. She played opposite Joanne Fayan's ruthless Regina Hubbard Giddens, the mother who blackmailed her two brothers for a stake in the family cotton mill. Sweet Alexandra was turned off by her mother's manipulative behavior and in the end lost all respect for her....

2008-09-19 15:00:33

By Sally Hogarty ONSTAGE THEATRE in Pleasant Hill begins its 31st season with Mark Dunn's "Helen's Most Favorite Day." The romantic comedy takes place at a small town's summer carnival, where Helen meets and falls in love with a carnie worker who saved her and her sister from disaster on top of the Ferris wheel many years before. A magic wish dooms Helen to repeat the best day of her life forever unless she can be rescued by those nearest and dearest to her. Directed by Helen Means, the...

2008-09-12 06:00:26

By Margot Abbott VALLEY TIMES THE NINTH ANNUAL Eugene O'Neill Festival begins Thursday, Sept. 18. Last week I talked at length about this year's honoree, the late actor Paul Robeson, but didn't give you proper information about the festival. It opens at the Village Theatre, 233 Front St., with a posthumous presentation of the Tao House Award to Robeson. There will be a video presentation and a musical performance by baritone Lawrence Beaten. Beaten, who claims Robeson was a major...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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