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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...

2009-11-18 07:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Only genuine passion for an extraordinary and powerful project could bring together artists ranging from Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Randy Newman and Eddie Vedder to John Legend, Jackson Browne and Lupe Fiasco for exclusive live performances. They and others are heard on The People Speak (Verve/UMe), the soundtrack of the documentary being released December 8, 2009, in conjunction with the December 13 broadcast of the film set to air on History....

2009-05-18 16:43:00

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, May 18, 2009, the United States Supreme Court announced it will not hear a case filed earlier this year by Thomas Steinbeck and Blake Smyle, the son and granddaughter of the late Nobel Prize-winning author, John Steinbeck. Mr. Steinbeck and Ms. Smyle had petitioned the court to review the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Penguin Group (USA) Inc. v. Steinbeck, which held that Steinbeck's descendants could...

2009-05-18 10:33:00

CHICAGO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Ending a decades-long dispute over the rights to John Steinbeck's classic literary works such as Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath, the U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear an appeal by the son and granddaughter of renowned novelist John Steinbeck, thereby affirming that the rights to the author's best-known early works lawfully belong to the Estate of John Steinbeck's widow, Elaine Steinbeck. "John Steinbeck's wishes related to ownership of his...

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...

2006-06-12 20:31:53

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The book publishing rights to some of novelist John Steinbeck's most successful novels will be transferred to his son and granddaughter after a judge ruled in their favor in a copyright suit, lawyers said on Monday. U.S. District Judge Richard Owen ruled Steinbeck's son, Thomas Steinbeck, and his granddaughter, Blake Smyle, deserve the legal rights to ten novels including Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. The rights had previously...