Charlotte Shakespeare, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, Blumenthal Performing Arts.
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YOU'RE AN ANIMAL
KING KONG - 1933
THE YEARLING - 1946
MOBY DICK - 1956
THE BIRDS - 1963
SOUNDER - 1972
BABE - 1995
SEABISCUIT - 2003
- Bringing The Novel to Life, a workshop facilitated by Jan Notzen will be presented at three regional libraries: West Blvd Regional Library on June 18, 6 - 7 pm, Plaza Midwood Regional Library on July 20, 2 - 4 pm, and Hickory Grove Regional Library on August 6, 6 - 7:30 pm. Call for details.
- This is the inaugural year of the Queen City Fringe Festival, October 3 - 6. Producers are accepting artists' registration through August 5. Applications are available online. .....early registration starts May 31, look here
- The award-winning stage play A Change is Gonna Come,
written and produced by Vickie L. Evans has been selected for the DC Black Theatre Festival, June 21 - 30. .....the stage play addresses the need for domestic violence awareness and advocacy, Congratulations!, more here
- Levine Museum of the New South presents Fighting for Democracy: Who is the "We" in "We, the People"?
.....traveling exhibit through July 14, more here
- Northwest School of the Arts,
an arts magnet school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, received a large donation from Wells Fargo to help send the cast of The Color Purple to the annual International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska in June. .....additional donations accepted here, Congratulations!
- Charlotte author Kim Boykin's book The Wisdom of Hair is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and bookstores everywhere. .....more on our Spotlight page here, Congratulations!
'Tis said that courage is common, but the immense esteem in which it is held proves it to be rare. Animal resistance, the instinct of the male animal when cornered, is no doubt common; but the pure article, courage with eyes, courage with conduct, self-possession at the cannon's mouth, cheerfulness in lonely adherence to the right, is the endowment of elevated characters."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Courage," Society and Solitude 1870
A view of the arts in the "style of the moment"
THIS IS THE END
If you want to see nerdy/cool actors in a self-mocking apocalypse comedy parody with enough adolescent humor to last you a while, then This Is The End
is the movie for you. The main actors: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride are having riotous fun playing exaggerated narcissistic versions of themselves. You can just tell there must have been plenty of breaking each other up, and plenty of outtakes to laugh about later.
CHARLOTTE SQUAWKS - NINESENSE
You have to do your funny bone a favor and go see this production! For the ninth year, Mike Collins and his cast of entertainers truly bring it! Charlotte Squawks - Ninesense
is nothing short of a live roasting of the area's nonsensical, head-scratching, unbelievably stupid mishaps over the last year. The script does manage to poke major fun at a few national headlines and create parodies in their honor, such as, "The Congress Song"
Items of Interest
Weekend Box Office Estimates
June 16, 2013
Man of Steel $113M
This is the End $20.5M
Now You See Me $10.3M
Fast & Furious 6 $9.4M
The Purge $8.2M
The Internship $7M
Star Trek Into Darkness $5.6M
After Earth $3.7M
Iron Man 3 $2.9M
Despite mixed reviews Man of Steel
finished the weekend at the number one slot. The other new release on the list This is the End
comes in second place with much less. The rest of the movies are hold overs, but with many new movies opening prior to July 4 they may get pushed down.
New York Times - June 16, 2013
Top Ten Fiction - Combined Print & E-Books
INFERNO by Dan Brown. (Doubleday)
AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED by Khaled Hosseini. (Riverhead)
THE HIT by David Baldacci. (Grand Central)
DEEPLY ODD by Dean Koontz. (Bantam)
THE FOREVER OF ELLA AND MICHA by Jessica Sorenson. (Forever)
ZERO HOUR by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown. (Putnam)
WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks. (Broadway)
SEA GRASS ISLAND by Sherryl Woods. (Harlequin Mira)
SILKEN PREY by John Sandford. (Putnam)
12TH OF NEVER by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown)