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Book 3 of The Memory Wars Trilogy is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Praise for The Memory Wars: 'The details offered and their combined effects press the reader to consider this novel as a complex structure and story, and a story full of surprises.' - Dr. Ron Callan, UCD School of English, Drama and Film 'A richly drawn fantasy that pulls you into its dark world and keeps you guessing until the end.' - Janice Hardy, author of The Healing Wars trilogy 'This is a must-read for anyone who calls themselves a magical fantasy fan.' - Whitney Boyd, author of Tanned, Toned and Totally Faking It 'With well-drawn characters, compelling writing, and a protagonist facing both internal and external demons, Paul Anthony Shortt takes readers on a fast-paced ride through a dark, paranormal underworld.' - Elisabeth Craig, author of the Southern Quilting mysteries 'Nathan is an engaging and sympathetic character with a compelling story. His truly is a hero's journey.' - Linda Poitevin, author of the Grigori Legacy series 'Paul Anthony Shortt turned up the heat, ignited the nitrous oxide, and brought everything along with the kitchen sink.' - Thomas R Manning, author of Energize - A hero will fall. A legend will rise. Hope will be reborn. The Memory Wars trilogy follows Nathan Shepherd, a man who can remember past lives, as he uncovers the truth of his previous incarnations: The warrior he once was, and the hero he was born to be. Facing secret societies, immortal killers, and his own dark side, he has fought to rally the people of New York against the forces of darkness. Memory War, the third book in Bray author Paul Anthony Shortt's urban fantasy trilogy, is the culmination of an epic adventure for his reincarnated hero. About Memory War: New York is once again under the protection of a Conclave. Though still in its infancy, the group thrives under Nathan Shepherd's leadership. But their success is fragile. Athamar and Morrigan return to exact their revenge, plunging the city into war. Uniting the forces of darkness under their banner, they seek a weapon lost to Nathan's memories, something so powerful even the gods themselves fear it. Nathan and Elena must set aside their differences and stand together, braving the pain of long-buried lifetimes to find the key to their salvation. Somewhere, locked within their former incarnations, lies the answer. The one hope they have left, if they have the strength to walk into their final battle. While he may not have to fight monsters and defeat evil, Paul knows how to face some daunting day to day struggles, as he works full-time alongside parenting three daughters under the age of two! 'It can be difficult to find time to write,' Paul says. 'I often get up extra early at weekends so I can work, and I write through my lunch break in my day-job. It's a big demand, but being an author has been my lifelong ambition, and my wife is very supportive. Since the recession hit, a real entrepreneurial spirit has taken hold in Ireland, and more people are using their free time to pursue their dreams. I may be run off my feet, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.' Published by WiDo Publishing, a small independent house based in Utah, Paul has had an unconventional route to the bookshelves. 'Writers are bombarded with advice on how to succeed,' Paul adds. 'But there are as many paths to success as there are writers. My advice would be to never let yourself be intimidated - you only have one life, and a good book will always find its audience.' The first two installments of the series, Locked Within and Silent Oath, are available now through Amazon and select bookstores. Memory War will be released on September 2nd. About the author: A child at heart who turned to writing and role playing games when there simply weren't enough action figures to play out the stories he wanted, Paul Anthony Shortt has been writing all his life. Growing up surrounded by music, film and theater gave him a deep love of all forms of storytelling, each teaching him something new he could use. When not playing with the people in his head, he enjoys cooking and regular meet-ups with his gaming group. He is actively involved with the Irish science fiction and fantasy community, and has spoken on panels at Octocon, Ireland's premiere sci-fi and fantasy convention, and will be taking part in Shamrokon, the Irish Eurocon, in August. He lives in Ireland with his wife Jen and their dogs, Pepper and Jasper. Their first child, Conor William Henry Shortt, was born on July 11th, 2011. He passed away three days later, but brought love and joy into their lives and those of their friends. The following year, Jen gave birth to twins, Amy and Erica. Their fourth child, Olivia, was born in January, 2014. For more information: paulanthonyshortt.blogspot.com facebook.com/memorywartrilogy facebook.com/paulanthonyshortt (more...)

HARRY POTTER's Georgina Leonidas to Star in BLACK COFFEE at the Wyvern Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Georgina Leonidas, who portrayed Katie Bell in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2, will star in Agatha Christie's Black Coffee at the Wyvern Theatre this September. Ahead of her performances in Swindon, the actress made a visit to Wiltshire and one of the iconic Harry Potter film locations, Lacock Abbey. (more...)

Upcoming Events at Village Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014


BWW Reviews: 'We've Come a Long Way Baby' (No, Not Quite) - ANCESTRA at Cleveland Public Theatre
by Roy Berko - May 27, 2014


Belk, Inc. Donates $100,000 to American Red Cross for Storm Relief Efforts
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Belk, Inc. has announced a multilayered partnership with the American Red Cross to aid those impacted by the recent storms that have swept through the southern United States. As a part of the partnership, Belk will make a $100,000 contribution to help with immediate and long-term recovery efforts, and customers will have the opportunity to participate by donating to the fund on belk.com. In addition, Belk will work with the local American Red Cross chapters to provide store discounts to those impacted by the storm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Cleveland (more...)

Patti LuPone Performs with North Carolina Symphony Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The legendary Patti LuPone will perform with the North Carolina Symphony tonight, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. The concerts, which will be led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, are part of the Symphony's 2013/14 Pops season. (more...)

Patti LuPone to Perform with North Carolina Symphony, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The legendary Patti LuPone will perform with the North Carolina Symphony on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. The concerts, which will be led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, are part of the Symphony's 2013/14 Pops season. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE 100! The Original Ten Return
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 19, 2014

The Beatles once sang, 'You say goodbye / I say hello,' and so it goes with the gang on FOX's hit musical dramedy GLEE - new beginnings; new endings; and, well, New Directions, too. GLEE's '100' episode reunited the original crew - minus, of course, the tragically deceased Cory Monteith, who played headlining football hero Finn and who was paid elegant tribute with grace and class both last week and this week in his absence - with the addition of the new gleeks added in the ensuing seasons. While many of the new stars never managed to capture the lighting in a bottle that the originals commanded, it is undeniable that they each provided their own special spice in the GLEE stew and a handful broke out to considerable prominence on Broadway and beyond, particularly in the case of Darren Criss aka Blaine. Nonetheless, what made us all fall in love with GLEE in the first place, lo, more than five seasons ago, was that original recipe - and it's still as savory, spicy, sweet and mouth-watering as ever, as last night's spectacular celebratory entry showcased in spades; and hearts, too. But, yet, we are forced to ask: is this the end or the beginning? (more...)

Lenora Zenzalai Helm to Perform with Durham Symphony Orchestra, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Stunningly gifted vocalist, educator and founder of the progressive programs Vocal Musicianship Academy and Vocal Jazz Online, Lenora Zenzalai Helm has received the coup honor of an invitation to be a featured singer in the program 'Durham Symphony Orchestra and All That Jazz.' (more...)

William Peace University Continues Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series With William Henry Curry, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that it is honoring Black History Month by hosting a discussion on the Emancipation's effect on music by Resident Conductor with the North Carolina Symphony, William Henry Curry, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. The event is part of the Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series and will be held in Leggett Theatre above Main Parlor located at 15 East Peace St. WPU Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of English Charles S. Duncan, Ph.D., will moderate the discussion. (more...)

Belk Teams Up With HelloWorld to Give Brides-to-Be Their Dream Wedding and Private Concert With Edwin McCain
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Belk, Inc., the southern retail department store and online retailer, is utilizing the rich engagement platform of digital firm HelloWorld, Inc. (formerly ePrize) to engage customers in a year-long celebration of Modern. Southern. Music. (more...)

Belk Announces Spring 2014 Style Statements: 'The New Now'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Get ready for a season that is all about statement style with items that look new and feel decidedly modern! Your 2014 spring style forecast is here, courtesy of Arlene Goldstein, Belk's vice president of trend merchandising and fashion direction. She's predicting dazzling jewelry, standout shoes and must-have apparel items are sure to illicit 'Oohs,' and 'Aahs,' from those in the know and from those who can't wait to find out what's on the fashion horizon! (more...)

Lenora Helm Hammonds to Perform in Concert with Durham Symphony Orchestra, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Stunningly gifted vocalist, educator and founder of the progressive programs Vocal Musicianship Academy and Vocal Jazz Online, Lenora Helm Hammonds has received the coup honor of an invitation to be a featured singer in the program 'Durham Symphony Orchestra and All That Jazz.' (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra to Honor Martin Luther King Jr., Beg. 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2014

The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Chelsea Tipton, will perform its 34th annual concert in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The concert will feature the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus (a 165-member volunteer chorus from the greater Cleveland community), prepared by William Henry Caldwell, and Sphinx Competition prizewinner Lev Mamuya as cello soloist. (more...)

The Cleveland Orchestra Seeks Nominations for Eleventh Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

The Cleveland Orchestra, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, through the Commission on Economic Inclusion, is currently accepting nominations for the eleventh annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award, which will be presented at the Orchestra's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at Severance Hall on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Awards will be presented in three categories in recognition of the services and achievements of an adult, a youth, and a business or organization that have positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King. (more...)

Belk Launches Partnership with Premium Denim Chip & Pepper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Charlotte-based Belk, Inc., the nation's largest family owned and operated department store, announced a new partnership with denim experts Chip & Pepper Foster. This exclusive line, Chip & Pepper California, offers trend-setting, premium denim and is now available in 100 Belk locations, including belk.com. (more...)

David D. Plain Releases 'From Ouisconsin to Caughnawaga'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

In his latest book of short stories, 'From Ouisconsin to Caughnawaga: Or Tales of the Great Lakes First Nations' (published by Trafford Publishing), author David D. Plain uses historical fact to give readers a better understanding of the Great Lakes region. The book covers the events that shaped the cultural and historical identity of the Great Lakes region between 1618 and 1818 but with a distinct First Nations perspective. (more...)

Brave Spirits Theatre Opens ROMEO AND JULIET Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

Brave Spirits Theatre has announced its fourth production, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The production will run beginning tonight, June 12 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, NE, Washington, D.C. (more...)

Brave Spirits Theatre to Open ROMEO AND JULIET, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

Brave Spirits Theatre has announced its fourth production, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The production will run beginning June 12 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, NE, Washington, D.C. (more...)

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