The Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts presents 'The President's Own' United States Marine Band. As part of the Marine Band 2014 national concert tour they will perform Wednesday, September 24th at 7:30 PM at the Morrison Center. The concert is free and open to the public. (more...)
Tom, a charismatic, Republican candidate on the rise is asked to enhance his non-existent religious beliefs to further his political career, which seems an easy enough task for a politician. But, Lisa, his deeply religious wife doesn't think it's so ethical or respectful of her beliefs. How does this human and political drama unfold? You'll have to see the play. But, until then, take a look at the discussion I had with author of the play Suzanne Bradbeer. (more...)
Get ready for a wickedly good time when the bewitching musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick, hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 3 through 27. Based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture, this hysterical and devilish show with its beautiful original score was declared "musical comedy heaven" by London's Daily Mail. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to have been selected by world-renowned theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh as the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)
Just Released! Author Frederick Fichman has just uploaded two new Book Trailer videos to YouTube. The first video has been placed on YouTube on author Fichman's YouTube Channel in conjunction with the recent publication of his new book, 'Sky's Journal: Life and Adventures as told by an Arizona Mini Poodle.' The second video is now on YouTube to promote the entire 29-book library of books for sale by author Fichman on Amazon Kindle.
Author Frederick Fichman began his publishing efforts on July 21, 2008 with his first novel, 'SETI.' 'SETI,' the acronym for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, was originally print published by Penguin USA imprint ROC in the United States and Canada and in the U.K. and Australia by Headline Press in London. 'SETI' was book one in a three-book series. All three books have been combined recently by Mr. Fichman in 'The SETI Anthology' which is also now available and recently published on Amazon Kindle.
The two new videos are both Book Trailers which helps to market not only the newest non-fiction release of 'Sky's Journal' but also the entire library of 29 books written by Author Frederick Fichman.
His prolific output continues with his work on two manuscripts that are presently 'In Work.' His next fiction novel is titled 'The Feather.' It is fantasy novel about the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1806-1806. This new novel will be a unique look at that historic journey of the Corps of Discovery from St. Louis, Missouri to Fort Clatsop near present day Astoria, Oregon. Deep and thorough research on the subject matter will give the reader a feeling that they are actually with the 50-plus men and one woman, Sacagawea, as they braved the elements and some hostile tribes of Native Americans as they set forth into the uncharted wilderness that was purchased by President Thomas Jefferson for the United States. In 1803 The Louisiana Purchase added over 800 million acres to the territory of the young United States and doubled the size of the country at that time.
To access the two new YouTube videos produced by author Frederick Fichman follow this link: www.YouTube.com/fjfichman (more...)
The 2014-2015 season of 'Concerts from the Library of Congress' brings a stellar roster of performers, ensembles and scholars from around the world in commemoration of the 150th birthday of founding patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. The concerts are complemented by guest speakers, curators, panels, film screenings and displays of rarely seen manuscripts, letters and memorabilia from the Library's holdings. Concerts kick off Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. with a performance by gospel and soul music legend Mavis Staples. (more...)
Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to present a world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon. SCARY MUSICAL The Musical will begin previews on Friday, September 12 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 19 at 8pm and run for eight weeks through Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)
Single tickets are on sale now for The Public Theater's 2014-15 season that will include three world premiere musicals, a free Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, new plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, Young Jean Lee, and Lemon Andersen, Bridget Everett's new show at Joe's Pub, the 11th edition of the acclaimed Under the Radar Festival, the continuation of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, the fifth season of Public Forum, New Work Now!, the Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series and $20 tickets to Public Lab, now in its eighth year. Single tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, at www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)
On Saturday, July 26, at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater, Chautauqua Institution presents an original inter-arts collaborative performance called Go West! Featuring theater, opera, symphony, dance, music and visual arts, the production is directed by CTC Associate Artistic Director Andrew Borba and explores the American impulse to pioneer. (more...)
A report from the Institute of Medicine's says, "Divisive battles among the health care disciplines have resulted in inhibited teamwork and collaboration by health care professionals." Unfortunately, only about 30 percent of medical schools are trying to fix the poor teamwork cited in the study with interprofessional education programs that teach communication, teamwork, and collaboration among health care professionals. (more...)
The Public will soon present the world premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's new play Hamilton from Jan 20 to Feb 22, 2015. It is based on the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow. Miranda will play Hamilton himself. According to an Equity casting notice, auditions are currently underway to fill several key roles, including Aaron Burr, George Washington and more.
The character descriptions paint exciting pictures of Miranda's characters, including: Aaron Burr ('Javert meets Mos Def'), George Washington ('John Legend meets Mufasa'), Hercules Mulligan/James Madison ('RZA meets Zach from Chorus Line'), King George ('Wainwright meets King Herod in JCS'), and Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds (Jasmine Sullivan meets Carla from Nine). (more...)
LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Have you ever wished you had help in answering those who challenge the relevance and accuracy of the Bible? Throughout the month of July Trinity Broadcasting Network, America's most watched faith channel, is offering the perfect resource from one of its good friends and ministry partners, renowned author and evangelist Ray Comfort. (more...)
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, celebrates the July 4th weekend with '54 Below Sings 1776,' a celebration of the music from Broadway's Tony Award-winning Independence Day musical by Sherman Edwards. '54 Below Sings 1776' will play four performances only: tonight, July 3 at 7PM and 9:30PM, and Sat. July 5 at 7PM and 9:30PM. (more...)
The Off-Broadway hit Murder for Two is the eighth and final play to be announced in the 2014-2015 Geffen Playhouse season. The new musical will run from May 27 through July 7, 2015 in the Geffen Playhouse's intimate Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater. Murder for Two, in which everyone is a suspect, is a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects - and they both play the piano! This 90-minute whodunit is a zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs. (more...)
JERSEY CITY, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ James & Dolley Madison: America's First Power Couple, a comprehensive dual biography by Dr. Bruce Chadwick, a professor of English at New Jersey City University, has been published by Prometheus Books. (more...)
It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence...if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. (more...)
Mentioned by the New York Times as “What to Do in New York City in Summer 2014” and lauded by The Huffington Post as “a brilliant example of what might be called creative, feminist historiography,” Madame Infamy, is a new musical directed by Carlos Armesto, with concept and Book by Jp Vigliotti and Music and Lyrics by Cardozie Jones and Sean Willis. At the turn of the 18th century, America stood firmly on the backs of its slaves while Paris burned as its poorest citizens revolted against the aristocracy. Two worlds united by one electrifying score, Madame Infamy is the dark and moving tale of Marie Antoinette, last Queen of France, and Sally Hemings, slave and mistress of President Thomas Jefferson. Fighting hardship, scandal, and loss, each must find the strength to combat a nation in hopes of protecting the ones she loves. (more...)
LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The nation's renowned auction house, Profiles in History, (www.profilesinhistory.com) has set July 11, 2014 (11 a.m. PST) to present the highly anticipated The Property of a Distinguished Private Collector IV, the next auction of the series. Following the immensely successful Parts I, II, and III, the newest auction will represent a wide array of single lots, meticulously compiled groups and comprehensive archives. (more...)