Latest Richard Thompson Stories

2013-04-19 23:03:07

A-B Tech graduate Chris Sparks was nominated for an Eisner Award for his book Team Cul De Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson´s. Funds raised from the book benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 Asheville-Buncombe Tech Community College graduate and local business owner Chris Sparks has been nominated for a prestigious Eisner Award, what many in the industry consider to be the Academy Awards of comics. The book, Team Cul De Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line...

2011-04-27 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine taking in-depth, one-on-one guitar lessons from Jackson Browne or Richard Thompson. These are among the rarefied experiences offered by On The Music Path, a new iPad app designed to teach users to play real instruments with instruction from world-class musicians. Lessons are shot in high-definition video by award-winning cinematographer Alan Kozlowski, who developed the app with business partner Derek Penn. On The Music Path offers...

2008-09-02 09:00:43

By Jeannette Scott Jeannette Scott jscott@lnpnews.com Cardiothoracic surgeon Richard Thompson moved his family to Lancaster County from Virginia in July, and it already feels like home. Thompson joined Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Lancaster, a practice that serves the Lancaster General Heart Center. "We were looking specifically for a wholesome family community to raise a family, and I think we found it," the Pennsylvania native said. Thompson, 35, grew up in Pottstown. He attended...

2008-08-29 15:00:36

By Kathaleen Roberts Journal Staff Writer It's an article of faith among music geeks that Richard Thompson is one of the most underrated guitarists of all time. While no one has ever crowned him a deity and scrawled his name across London walls, Rolling Stone magazine did anoint him one of the 20 best guitarists ever. Thompson has carved out a career through his fiery fretwork and by churning out great songs. His most recent release, 2007's "Sweet Warrior," features some of his most...

2008-03-27 08:30:00

Marine scientists from the University of Plymouth say plastic waste accumulating in the oceans is becoming a devastating, toxic threat to the world's food chain. Although the spotlight has traditionally been on the dangers that visible items of plastic waste pose to seabirds and other wildlife, studies suggest billions of microscopic underwater plastic fragments are concentrating pollutants like DDT.  And researchers warn the risk of these hidden contaminants could be even more...

2007-02-27 06:00:16

By Evans, Alex Replete with modernist tropes, Chuck Jones's 1953 cartoon, Duck Amuck, dramatizes that most pressing of modern preoccupations-the often-threatening relationship between the body and its environment. Heroically toting a rapier in a medieval forest, Daffy Duck's background jarringly runs out, becoming an inhospitable white void. At Daffy's indignant request, the artist provides idyllic farmland, and after a quick change of costume, Daffy adapts to the surroundings of postwar...

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