Claudia Foghini, an industry veteran in television production and operations, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Production Strategy, Telemundo Studios. She will continue to be based in Miami and will report to Joshua Mintz, Executive Vice President, Scripted Programming and General Manager, Telemundo Studios. (more...)
The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 23rd annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Jan. 8-23, 2014. (more...)
The all-male Shakespeare's Globe repertory productions of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III, which have broken the box office record at the Belasco Theatre and earned across the board ecstatic critical praise, will be extended by popular demand for an additional two weeks. The productions, which are directed by Tim Carroll and designed by Jenny Tiramani, with music by Claire van Kampen, will play through February 16, 2014 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). (more...)
NYU Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions, New York Foundation for the Arts, Yamaha Pianos, RS Berkeley Horns, presents the 42nd Street Jazz Festival, from December 16-23, 2013 at Theater Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC. (more...)
One of America's finest orchestra's will take the stage in one of its most fabled and historic halls when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs the final concert of the 2014 Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York on Saturday, May 10, 2014. (more...)
Billions of years earlier God battled and threw out the high priests trying to take over heaven. Accompanied by Lucifer, they took refuge deep in the bowels of Earth. The conflict caused an opal, metaphorically Holy Sophia or the Creator's third eye (divine wisdom), to separate into three pieces that fell to Earth. This created spiritual and cosmological disharmony.
Satan must keep these three pieces separated to prevent the Second Coming of Fire, the spiritual union of Creation with its Creator. If he fails, humankind unites with God, thus ending war, poverty, prejudice, and injustice. Joining the pieces also changes the negative energy used by the priests to feed and control Lucifer and his devils. The inability to manipulate energy to control Satan could end their priestly reign and prevent them from speaking for God, acting in the name of God, and taking the place of God.
Benning Wentworth, a banker named after his uncle and New Hampshire colonial governor, must fulfill Lucifer's mission. He is one of Lucifer's many illegitimate children, naively believing his father is in charge. In truth, the modern Pharisees want the Second Coming of Fire stopped, not Satan.
In a hopeless attempt to distinguish himself from his siblings and win favor with his father, Benning sought and received vampyric immortality from the "royal" line, a specific kind of vampire that evolved from humans and are a natural part of evolution. Benning also believed it would help stop the Second Coming of Fire.
The kiss awakens Benning to a higher consciousness causing despair, isolation, suicidal tendencies, and overwhelming loneliness. One of his greatest fears is reincarnation to a life even more emotionally and spiritually painful than what he suffers. Benning's kiss has upset the universe's balance of power. It will bring about war between devils and vampires threatening humanity. It is the End of Times.
The story is one of awakening, quest for meaning, and spiritual empowerment told, in part, through the actions of an emotionally tortured devil turned vampire; an ethical, street-smart brothel owner; and a young, confused female reporter coming of age as a lesbian. The story weaves in commentary about greed, destiny, and corrupt corporate religion while giving vampire genre a new twist.
Paul Jesep is an attorney, policy analyst, ordained seminary trained priest, and author of books on ethics, usury, history, and religion. He has a lifelong interest in vampire genre.
He lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where his vampire novel is based, for approximately ten years writing extensively on the State's politics, history, and social and business climate.
Paul's books include: "Rockingham Park 1933-1969 - the History of Power, Glamor, and Gambling"; "Living the Gospel - the People of St. John's"; and two children's books on the Isles of Shoals. He also wrote a history column for the Portsmouth Herald, 'Legend and Lore' starting in 1994, and later a political column. He is a past president of the John Paul Jones House/Portsmouth Historical Society.
Paul earned degrees from Union College, Western New England University School of Law, The Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University, and Bangor Theological Seminary. Paul is an ordained priest with a focus on nondenominational spiritual health and wellness for professionals as part of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) to integrate mind, body, and spirit.
He resides in New York State.
Author interview on NH Public Radio: http://nhpr.org/post/vampire-novel-featuring-new-hampshires-colonial-governor (more...)
On Friday, December 6th at 3:00pm, the Irish Repertory Theatre's 2013-2014 reading series will present a staged reading of Irish playwright Ed Malone's THE BALLAD of CHARLIE and CATE, directed by the playwright. (more...)
Dr. John Kinkel, professor of medical sociology at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, has released his new book entitled, 'Papal Paralysis: How the Vatican Dealt with the AIDS Crisis.' The book, which is being released to coincide with World AIDS Day on December 1, explores a scholarly four-year study pertaining to the views of contraceptives by Catholic Church officials. (more...)
A local British Red Cross store received a huge crowd of shoppers on Friday after David and Victoria Beckham donated pieces of their stylish wardrobe to the store to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. (more...)
MOUNT EPHRAIM, N.J., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ 'The pain was incredible,' recalls Rick Bauer of that moment a dozen years ago, when a 70 lbs. Dumbbell that he kicked off his lap towards his shoulder veered sideways, causing a strained forearm that took six months to heal. 'It went from the wrist to my elbow.' Bauer, a former professional wrestler and a weight lifter since the age of 13, had performed the same maneuver time and again, and not just with the dumbbell shoulder press, which he was doing when he was injured, but other dumbbell exercises as well. 'Dumbbell bench presses, dumbbell triceps extensions. Everyone does it.' (more...)
Get ready for the knife-wielding hero to return in Machete Kills, the sequel to the hugely successful Machete film from acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez. Machete Kills arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD,& Digital HD with UltraViolet and On Demand on January 21, 2014 (more...)
Started back in the 1970's, the group known as Rain gained it's initial fame by recording the song selections utilized in the Dick Clark TV movie, The Birth of the Beatles. Over the years they've become better known as a touring group bringing the music of the four lads from Liverpool to the stage for a theatrical event that takes it's cast and audience on a chronological trip through their music, and the culture of the time. It's a thoroughly enjoyable ride, with a group of highly talented musicians expertly recreating the famed "Beatles sound". (more...)
'Watt's Special Purpose' (published by AuthorHouse), by author John Paul Murphy, tells a simple tale with an important message for children that everyone is important, unique and has a special purpose in life. (more...)
Two-time Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance stars in TWELFTH NIGHT and Richard III, two startlingly different performances in repertory, as the suddenly love struck noblewoman Olivia in Twelfth Night and as the ruthless and conniving title monarch in Richard III. The critically heralded all-male Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III, which delighted audiences and broke all box office records in London's West End earlier this year, opened last night, Sunday, November 10 at the Belasco Theatre, and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the opening night festivities. Check out photos from the after party below! (more...)
With the Broadway Fall season in full swing, and a constant need for replacements, there is a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Fall. Meet all of Broadway's newest stars below! (more...)
STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL will tango, sashay and bogo pogo its way onto the Sydney Lyric Stage from 25 March 2014, thanks to the original creative team behind the classic 1992 film, director and co-writer Baz Luhrmann, set and costume designer Catherine Martin, choreographer John 'Cha Cha' O'Connell and co-writer Craig Pearce. Rehearsals are set to start in January, but according to the Sydney Morning Herald, the show, which was originally slated to open last month, has been delayed because Luhrmann has been unable to find actors to play his main characters. (more...)
Can a cute photo save a life? Absolutely, if the photo is of a pet in a shelter, says famed pet photographer Seth Casteel. Teaming up with GreaterGood's The Animal Rescue Site and Petfinder Foundation, Casteel is barnstorming, or more appropriately, "shelter storming" across the nation to teach anyone with a digital camera how to help their local shelter.
Casteel will visit shelters in New Jersey, Nevada, California, Illinois, and North Carolina between April and September. At every stop, he will offer a free half-day workshop for anyone who wants to learn how to take a better pet photograph. Registration is now open at www.onepicturesaves.com for anyone who wants to participate. Space is limited and early registration for the public workshops is recommended. (more...)
“We are running our first Hackathon to help promote the importance of
learning computer science and youth empowerment in the digital age,”
said Dr. Jo Webber, CEO & Founder of Virtual Piggy. “It's going to be a
lot of fun too! We will offer financial rewards and resume-boosting
experiences, as well as fun prizes and an exclusive VP Hackathon t-shirt
for selected participants. It's the perfect prelude to Computer Science