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Official Debut of THX in China Launches a New Era of Movie-Viewing
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

“The debut of THX in China is of special significance to Chinese filmmakers and movie-goers, bringing China's film industry one step closer to international standards regarding audio and video performance,” said Mr. Lin Min Jie, General Manager of China Film Group's subsidiary company China Film Equipment Co. Ltd, while praising THX for its authoritative position and extensive experience in the industry. “We look forward to working with THX to bring the Chinese audience the world's premium audio/visual enjoyment and the most perfect cinema experience.” (more...)

Dick Van Dyke to Receive 2014 Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) is proud to announce that Dick Van Dyke will accept their prestigious Prince Rainier III Award. Mr. Van Dyke will be honored at PGF-USA's annual Gala in Los Angeles on October 8(th), 2014 along with this year's 20 Princess Grace Award winners who are emerging artists in theater, dance and film, hailing from cities and states across America. (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA presents Dick Van Dyke with their Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Princess Grace Foundation-USA(PGF-USA) is proud to announce that Dick Van Dykewill accept their prestigious Prince Rainier III Award. Mr. Van Dyke will be honored at PGF-USA's annual Gala in Los Angeles on October 8 th, 2014 along with this year's 20 Princess Grace Award winners who are emerging artists in theater, dance and film, hailing from cities and states across America. (more...)

Gorilla Tango Burlesque's STAR WARS Parody Trilogy Comes to a Close with 'BOOBS OF ENDOR', 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

In the epic conclusion of Gorilla Tango Burlesque's (GTB) sexy Star Wars parody saga, the risque Rebel Alliance confronts the evil Galactic Empire for once and all. Keep calm and yub nub on as we gather to celebrate those brave souls who led the Rebellion to victory: The Mighty Ewoks! (more...)

Amazon Greenlights Pilot Episodes of Five New Kids Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Additionally, brand-new episodes of Amazon's first three children's programs will debut on Prime Instant Video this Fall: Tumble Leaf on September 5, Creative Galaxy on October 3, and Annedroids on October 30. Tumble Leaf, which won the 2014 Annecy International Animated Film Festival award, features a curious blue fox named “Fig” and his best friend “Stick” on playful adventures. Creative Galaxy, from acclaimed creator Angela Santomero and Out of the Blue Enterprises, is an interactive art adventure series for preschoolers following “Arty” and “Epiphany” as they travel around the galaxy to solve problems with art, inspiring creative thinking through crafts, music and dance. Annedroids, from Emmy-nominated J.J. Johnson, is a live-action adventure series about “Anne,” a young female scientist, her human friends and their android assistants, and the amazing scientific discoveries they make while undertaking the biggest experiment of them all: growing up. (more...)

THX Releases Product Finder Update for the THX tune-up iOS App
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

THX Ltd. today announced an update to the well-received THX tune-up app for iOS devices. In addition to the easy to use audio and video adjustment features of the original app, the new version includes a THX Product Finder feature designed to help consumers easily find the latest THX Certified products from premium CE manufacturers. Users search the THX database and filter by product type and global region for a listing of current and new THX Certified models. Products of interest can be saved to a Favorites list for quick reference at a later time. (more...)

Original STAR WARS Villain to Appear in STAR WARS VII and VIII
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

In addition to the new villains who will be featured in Disney's upcoming STAR WARS films, STAR WARS VII and VIII, the original STAR WARS villain will make a return appearance. According to Latino-Review.com, the apparently not deceased Emperor Palpatine will be in the newest STAR WARS films. No word yet who will play the Emperor, but it will not be the original actor, Ian Mcdiarmid. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Feathered Beasts in WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Arena Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns to North America. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR will be performed at Honda Center from a limited eight-performance engagement from Wednesday, September 3 to Sunday, September 7 and STAPLES Center for a limited eight-performance engagement from Thursday, September 11 to Sunday, September 15. Check out new photos of the show's feathered dinosaurs below! (more...)

Cindy Williams to Star in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Laguna Playhouse this Fall
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

ANOTHER HOT FLASH! GFour Productions, winners of 57 Drama Desk and 47 Tony Awards have announced the cast for the special Laguna Playhouse return engagement of the international hit show Menopause The Musical® with 'Laverne and Shirley' star Cindy Williams making her 'Menopause'-al debut with this production! The cast will also feature Sandra Benton, Beth Buczkowski and Playhouse favorite Marsha Waterbury. MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL will preview on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00pm and will now open on Thursday, September 18 at 7:00pm and run through Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Pixelworks Joins the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

“High value video content is increasingly consumed across a broad range of devices, including tablets, notebooks and smartphones,” said Graham Loveridge, Pixelworks' SVP Strategic Marketing and Business Development. “Yet reproducing the content creator's intent requires the sophisticated display processing and picture quality tuning that is only found in televisions and projectors today. The ETC provides a great collaborative forum that will help us to ensure that our display processors provide the best video experience on all screens, including mobile devices.” (more...)

Red Pipe Gallery to Present SOLDIERS IN OUR MIDST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Red Pipe Gallery presents a debut solo exhibition by Los Angeles based painter Charles Swenson entitled SOLDIERS IN OUR MIDST. For this series of work, Swenson uses toy soldiers as models, photographs them, and creates the paintings from those photos. The resulting images are wistful, sad and stoic, while slightly disturbing. These compelling paintings are meant to honor all soldiers but also call in to question the abstractions of war and what constitutes service. The edgy and contemporary art in the SOLDIERS IN OUR MIDST series, occupy a space between nineteenth century portraiture and more recent pop art - using the toy models and treating them as though they are real people. (more...)

Caleb Deschanel to Recieve Lifetime Achievement Award at Camerimage
by Movies News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that five-time Oscar® nominee Caleb Deschanel will receive the coveted 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at this year's Festival taking place November 15th – 22nd. (more...)

ALL THE WAY's Christopher Gurr to Direct Staged Reading of BALLADEERS PLAY TO THE MOON at Joe's Pub, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Christopher Gurr from ALL THE WAY will direct a staged reading of a new play with music, BALLADEERS PLAY TO THE MOON, at Joe's Pub for one night only, August 4, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

Karsh Kale, Puddles Pity Party, John Early, Natasha Diggs and More to Play Joe's Pub, 7/30-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances, July 30 - August 10, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Beijing-based MAD Architects to Design the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Following a global search, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) announced today that Beijing-based MAD Architects has been selected as the principal designer for the LMNA site while Chicago-based Studio Gang will design the landscape and create a bridge to connect the LMNA to Northerly Island. VOA Associates, based in Chicago, will serve as the executive architect and lead the implementation of MAD's design. (more...)

MYTHBUSTERS: BEHIND THE MYTHS Adds Second Performance at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that a 3:00 p.m. performance of the all-new live show MythBusters: Behind the Myths will be added on December 6, 2014 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph). Starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series 'MythBusters," Mythbusters: Behind the Myths will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre December 6 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. (more...)

Award Winning JERSEY BOYS Songwriter Denny Randell and Partner Biddy Schippers Casting New Theatrical Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The new theatrical musical " Posthumously Yours," with words, music and original story and dialogue by hit songwriters Denny Randell and his partner and collaborator Biddy Schippers, brings to life in the words of the writers, "The magic of renewed stardom through death". (more...)

The Trek of Queen Mary 2 to Begin with George Takei Documentary
by Movies News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Before Queen Mary 2 sails her 28 July Transatlantic Crossing, select Cunard Line guests will take an enlightening journey through the life of actor, activist and social media superstar George Takei. (more...)

George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Finds Home in Chicago
by Movies News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) announced today that it intends to join Chicago's vibrant cultural arts scene by locating on the city's Museum Campus. (more...)

LMNA to Become 'Vibrant' Presence in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) today announced its intention to become a member of Chicago's vibrant cultural arts scene by locating on the city's Museum Campus. LMNA will be a gathering place to experience narrative art and the evolution of the visual image - from illustration to cinema to digital arts. (more...)

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