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2013-10-01 04:22:13

SALINAS, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Steinbeck Center will retrace "The Grapes of Wrath" Journey Oct. 4-14 in preparation for the book's 75(th) anniversary. The Center will be joined by three award-winning artists - renowned playwright Octavio Solis, literary/community historian and visual artist Patricia Wakida, and veteran Hollywood and network television filmmaker/producer P.J. Palmer. Together, they will embark on the journey the Joad family took along...

2008-12-29 14:26:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The steep economic downturn and the tragic loss of so many jobs reminds many of the Great Depression of the 1930s, when the Dust Bowl conditions, ruined crops, and repossessed homes, sent many destitute families to California --- a chapter in American history immortalized in John Steinbeck'sThe Grapes of Wrath. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080925/DC35252LOGO) But Steinbeck's Tom Joad and the other characters in this well-known...

2008-11-03 18:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh Opera announces the world premiere of the revised version of The Grapes of Wrath, a new opera based on John Steinbeck's novel, by Ricky Ian Gordon and Michael Korie. Both Gordon and Korie will be in Pittsburgh to supervise the production. What: The Grapes of Wrath by composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Michael Korie, based on the novel by John Steinbeck. A co-production by Pittsburgh Opera, The Minnesota...