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2008-07-24 09:00:48

By Rob Hanson, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 24--Twenty-seven centuries of tradition bottled up into seemingly impossible feats of contortion, strength and balance are nothing out of the ordinary for the Golden Dragon Acrobats. Straight out of Hebei, China, the artists stack plates, chairs and humans in the most precarious of ways and make it look simple. The Golden Dragon Acrobats will bring the age-old form of entertainment Tuesday to The State Theatre. The acrobats...

2008-07-11 18:00:23

By Lisa Millegan, The Modesto Bee, Calif. Jul. 11--"Othello," Shakespeare's tale of destructive jealousy, only tells part of the story -- if you ask Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, anyway. Vogel ("How I Learned to Drive,""The Baltimore Waltz") offers a feminist view with "Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief." In this version, which will be staged by Prospect Theater Project in Modesto, Othello's wife Desdemona really is unfaithful and has befriended Bianca, a popular prostitute in...

2008-07-10 21:00:14

LAS VEGAS, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeing is believing, right? Criss Angel has made a career of making people "BeLIEve," and will keep doing so in his new collaborative effort with the World Famous Cirque Du Soleil in their new adventure at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas: Criss Angel "BELIEVE." Cirque Du Soleil, Criss Angel and the Luxor have enlisted the help of SkyTag, the innovator of Tall Wall imaging to create Las Vegas's largest and most spectacular impression to date. This...

2008-07-08 18:00:22

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announced dates and locations for programming two shows through The Hot Ticket by Sony Pictures Releasing. Regal's innovative programming announcement is the first by a movie exhibitor to schedule the inaugural slate of high profile events with The Hot Ticket. A total of 129 Regal locations will feature "Delirium" from Cirque du Soleil...

2008-07-02 03:00:18

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jul. 2--Booked Up. About five years ago, Ray and Cherie Teuton of Akron were featured on PBS' History Detectives series. Now they've made it to the pages of a new book as well. By writer Barb Karg, The History Detectives . . . Explore Lincoln's Letter, Parker's Sax and Mark Twain's Watch and Many More Mysteries of America's Past presents stories from the series, which has been airing on public television since 2003. The Teutons were...

2008-07-01 21:00:12

U.S. film actor Josh Hartnett reportedly is set to star in a London stage adaptation of the 1988 movie Rain Man later this summer. Hartnett is best known for his roles in the films The Black Dahlia, Lucky Number Slevin, Pearl Harbor and The Virgin Suicides. Variety.com said Hartnett will play Tom Cruise's narcissistic car dealer character in the updated stage version of the movie Rain Man, while British actor Adam Godley will play his autistic savant brother, a character created on-screen...

2008-06-27 12:02:43

By Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 27--It's always refreshing to encounter a piece of audacious theater that actually works. Paula Vogel's "Desdemona, a Play About a Handkerchief" is plenty audacious but director John Rensenhouse and three talented actresses ratchet up the audacity quotient significantly in the first production of the summer from Actors Theatre KC. Vogel's piece is basically a feminist response to Shakespeare's tragedy. She speculates on the kind of...

2008-06-26 18:02:36

By Matt Windman, amNewYork, New York Jun. 26--Don't be misled by the title. Cirque Dreams is not Cirque du Soleil. In fact, Cirque du Soleil even sued Cirque Dreams for trademark infringement. But in fairness to Cirque Dreams, the court found that "cirque," French for circus, is too generic for Cirque du Soleil to claim possession. Created and directed by Neil Goldberg, "Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy" is touted in a press release as "an exotic encounter inspired by nature's unpredictable...

2008-06-24 02:29:54

By Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 22--John Rensenhouse wants audiences to see acting at its best -- unencumbered and pure. To prove the point, Rensenhouse is directing a no-frills production of "Desdemona, a Play About a Handkerchief," the first show this summer from Actors Theatre KC. Paula Vogel's feminist response to "Othello" is a three-character study of the different ways women seek at least minimal power in a restrictive, male-dominated culture. Desdemona...

2008-06-23 06:00:18

By The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 23--I might as well just say it: You owe it to yourself to get down to Southmoreland Park to see the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival production of "Othello." And there's one overriding reason: Damon Gupton's extraordinary performance in the title role. Shakespeare's tale of jealousy, passion and treachery receives a solid production with good actors, sumptuous costumes and an interesting use of music. But Gupton's electrifying embodiment of the...


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Oryzomys_couesi,_Tylomys_panamensis
2012-07-25 06:49:31

Coues' rice rat (Oryzomys couesi) is a semiaquatic rat that can be found in southern Texas, throughout Mexico and Central America, and into the northwestern portion of Colombia. It prefers a habitat with abundant water, but it is able to live in arid habitats and shrub lands. Coues’ rice rat forms the group O. couesi, along with six other species of rat. All of these rats are in the Oryzomys genus, along with the marsh rice rat who is the sole member of its group. There are more than forty...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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