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2008-08-28 09:00:53

By MICHAEL KUCHWARA By Michael Kuchwara The Associated Press NEW YORK CHRISTMAS ARRIVES ahead of Thanksgiving on Broadway this season. "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" has announced it will officially open Nov. 23 - four days before Thanksgiving. Preview performances for the stage version of Berlin's celluloid classic begin Nov. 14 at the Marquis Theatre. No word yet on who will be in the cast, but the production will be directed by Walter Bobbie. "White Christmas" features a...

2008-08-22 18:00:31

The estate of U.S. songwriter Richard Rodgers has donated $1 million to renovate the bandshell in a New York City park, city officials say. The bandshell is in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, adjacent to where Rodgers grew up, and will be completed with $4 million in city funds, the New York Post reported Friday. Rodgers, who died in 1979, also donated the money to build the 1,000-seat outdoor facility in 1970, the newspaper said. He is considered one of the greatest songwriters of the...

2008-08-21 09:00:48

By MICHAEL KUCHWARA By Michael Kuchwara The Associated Press NEW YORK Show buffs can't get enough of "Gypsy" recordings. And now there is another one on the way. The 2008 Broadway cast recording, starring Patti LuPone, will be released Tuesday by Time Life, and the company is billing it as the most complete "Gypsy" ever. And, boy, is it ever. The recording includes a half-dozen numbers cut from the show before the musical first opened on Broadway in 1959. These forgotten songs,...

2008-08-20 12:00:29

HONOLULU, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaii-based South Pacific Development Group (SPDG) has obtained a 120-year lease for 600 acres of prime oceanfront land on Savaii Island in Samoa to develop the Sasina Village Resort. The luxury resort's first phase will feature a hotel, timeshare units, championship golf course, and cultural center to be followed in later phases by additional hotels, private residences and a recreational marina. The overall development cost is estimated at $450-500...

2008-08-08 05:55:00

Rising sea levels may one day sink some South Pacific islands, and Olympic athletes are warned it's now or never to go for the gold. Tuvalu is a ring of nine Polynesian islands covering 560 sq km of ocean, with only 25.9 sq kms of land. It's sending three athletes to Beijing. It will be the nation's first Olympic competition after being accepted into the International Olympic Committee in 2007. Tuvalu's track and field athletes Asenate Manoa and Okilini Tinilau and weightlifter Logona Esau...

2008-08-07 12:01:01

By MICHAEL KUCHWARA By Michael Kuchwara The Associated Press NEW YORK CASEY NICHOLAW is a busy man, and now he's going to be even busier. The director-choreographer of "The Drowsy Chaperone" will be occupied during the 2009-10 Broadway season with "Robin and the 7 Hoods," a new musical inspired by the swingin' '60s Rat Pack movie starring Frank Sinatra. No opening date or cast yet, but the stage show will showcase songs by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen. The two were specialists...

2008-08-05 12:00:33

NEW YORK, AUG. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadway star, and three time Tony nominee, Kelli O'Hara opens up in a full length feature interview for the debut of The 8th Avenue Observer (http://www.the8thavenueobserver.com/), a new theatre website. O'Hara is currently starring in the much lauded revival of South Pacific and has just released a debut album Wonder in the World; she reflects on both of these projects including sharing her thoughts on the challenges of finding the right balance for her...

2008-07-16 03:00:26

By Cindy Allen, Enid News & Eagle, Okla. Jul. 16--United Way will reap the benefits of an additional Gaslight Theatre performance of the musical "South Pacific" being offered Sunday. Enid News & Eagle and Eagle Marketing are offering the 2 p.m. matinee performance as a fundraiser to help kick off the 2008-09 United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma campaign. Sunday's matinee of "South Pacific" will be the third time a Gaslight performance has been offered as a fundraiser for...

2008-07-13 12:00:31

By Erica Hansen Deseret News I had the privilege of going to New York City last weekend to catch up on some of Broadway's finest musicals. My reviews on the musicals will be forthcoming. In the meantime, I'd like to share a story on what happened during "South Pacific," the Tony Award-winning revival. First, the show is exquisite. Top to bottom, a truly outstanding production. The house lights dimmed slightly, and the orchestra began playing. The first three chords of "Bali Ha'i" (the...

2008-07-08 18:00:21

By Lisa Millegan, The Modesto Bee, Calif. Jul. 8--COLUMBIA -- If you're far from home on an exotic island during a war, strange things will happen. You'll do things you never dreamed of doing, and you might fall in love with unusual people. That's the focus of "South Pacific," Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 musical set in World War II. Sierra Repertory Theatre's production, directed and choreographed by Scott Viets with musical direction by Mark Seiver, combines lush tropical sets...

Latest South Pacific Reference Libraries

2007-02-25 21:16:26

The Atlantic pomfret, Brama brama, is a pomfret of the family Bramidae, found in the Atlantic, Indian, and South Pacific oceans, at depths down to 3280.84 ft (1,000 m). Its length is between 15.75 and 39.37 in (40 and 100 cm). The Atlantic pomfret is a deep-bodied mesopelagic fish with a deeply forked tail, and large eyes near the front of a blunt snout. The pectoral fins are long and scythe-like. The scales are slightly serrated giving the body a rough texture. The mouth contains many...

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