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N.C. Symphony Announces 2015/16 SeasonN.C. Symphony Announces 2015/16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn and Sandi Macdonald, President and CEO of the North Carolina Symphony today announced programming for its 2015/16 season, the orchestra's 83rd season and Llewellyn's 12th season as Music Director. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Cleveland Orchestra's Tribute Concert to Martin Luther King, Jr.STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Cleveland Orchestra's Tribute Concert to Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2015

The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Robert Porco performed its 35th annual concert to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Severance Hall. Check out the video below! (more...)

Scoop: PARKS AND RECREATION on NBC - Tuesday, January 20, 2015Scoop: PARKS AND RECREATION on NBC - Tuesday, January 20, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jan 15, 2015

Get all the scoop on PARKS AND RECREATION, airing on NBC on Tuesday, January 20, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: PARKS AND RECREATION on NBC - Tuesday, January 20, 2015Scoop: PARKS AND RECREATION on NBC - Tuesday, January 20, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jan 9, 2015

Get all the scoop on PARKS AND RECREATION, airing on NBC on Tuesday, January 20, 2015! (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Begins TonightWay Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre kicks off its 2015 Season with Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. (more...)

Way Off Broadway's 2015 Season to Open with AND THEN THERE WERE NONEWay Off Broadway's 2015 Season to Open with AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Following its 20th Anniversary Season during 2014, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will be kicking off its next season, the 2015 Season, with a classic murder mystery by the Grande Dame of mystery writers, Agatha Christie. The new season will begin on January 9th with And Then There Were None. (more...)

Marilyn Grace Releases FINDING BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KIDMarilyn Grace Releases FINDING BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Writer and researcher Marilyn Grace of St George, Utah has dug up fascinating evidence that may prove to the rest of the world that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid did not die in Bolivia as is widely promoted in history books, but actually lived to be a ripe old age in Utah. According to Grace's book, 'Finding Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,' a team of researchers compared the exhumed body of Utah resident William Henry Long to the Sundance Kids body and the two were a perfect match in every way. Dr. John McCullough, a certified forensic anthropologist, told Salt Lake City's KSL television news that, 'Two gringos definitely died, but we just don't know which ones,' he said, referring to the legend that Cassidy and his sidekick die in Bolivia. Grace's book argues that Long, who had made his way to Utah, married a widow with six children in 1894 and kept his identity hidden, leading a double life throughout the famed Butch and Sundance years of the wild west. Grace is quoted as saying, 'It's a great cover, to be married with six children instead of an outlaw on the loose.' In the book Grace publishes images of both Sundance and Long that, at first glance, may or may not look that much alike, but as transparencies are laid upon each other, the image of the outlaw is portrayed perfectly. Grace also points out other similarities by adding, 'Both have broken noses. Both have a notch in the ear. Both have a notch in the chin. The researcher has toiled over this project for seventeen years and has put together what is sure to become a great read for Butch and Sundance buffs. The Butch and Sundance project is now represented by Creative Partners and Randy Jernigan for publicity. (more...)

Six Schools Join TPAC's Disney Musicals in Schools ProgramSix Schools Join TPAC's Disney Musicals in Schools Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center has announced that six more Metro Nashville Public Schools have been selected to participate in Disney Musicals in Schools, an extracurricular program that complements classroom learning goals. The additional schools are Andrew Jackson, Gower, Hickman, and Old Center Elementary Schools; and William Henry Oliver and Wright Middle Schools. (more...)

Belk's Southern Designer Showcase is BackBelk's Southern Designer Showcase is Back
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Charlotte-based Belk, Inc., the nation's largest family owned department store company, is once again seeking Southern designers of Women's Apparel, Men's Apparel, Kid's Apparel, Shoes and Women's Accessories to add to its existing collection of brands for its third Southern Designer Showcase competition. Winning designs will be sold at Belk and on belk.com in Spring 2016. (more...)

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in FebruaryAND THEN THERE WERE NONE Coming to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Next year marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the 'Queen of Crime', Agatha Christie, and the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company. To mark both occasions, her most popular and best-selling thriller AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, is set to return to the stage for a UK tour - visiting Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 2 - Sat 7 February 2015. (more...)

N.C. Symphony Kicks Off 2014-15 Today Favorites Series with AT THE OSCARS TonightN.C. Symphony Kicks Off 2014-15 Today Favorites Series with AT THE OSCARS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The North Carolina Symphony will perform “At the Oscars” tonight, Oct. 17, at noon in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh in the opening concert of its popular “Today Favorites” lunchtime series. Music in the movies has been around since the days of the silent pictures, and the program for “At the Oscars,” led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, features some of the greatest music ever scored for Oscar-winning films. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stray Dog Theatre's Excellent Production of AND THEN THERE WERE NONEBWW Reviews: Stray Dog Theatre's Excellent Production of AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by Chris Gibson - Oct 15, 2014

Dame Agatha Christie is considered to be one of the most successful authors of all time, with her mystery novels and short stories selling literally millions of copies. In fact, her work has been produced on stage, in films, and on television. Additionally, a lot of the basic ideas and plots have been utilized in countless mediums. But, despite this proliferation, they still remain clever and entertaining in their own right. Stray Dog Theatre's current production of AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is a prime example, combining a great cast, stylish appointments, and solid direction to provide audiences with a terrific experience that's well worth seeing, even if you've been exposed to this, or similar works, before. (more...)

Marvin Thomas Releases New Poetry BookMarvin Thomas Releases New Poetry Book
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

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Hershey Area Playhouse Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Beginning TonightHershey Area Playhouse Presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Hershey Area Playhouse presents Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, today, October 9-12, and 16-19, 2014. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Today-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays. (more...)

Belk and Ralph Lauren Team Up to Fight Breast CancerBelk and Ralph Lauren Team Up to Fight Breast Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Belk and Ralph Lauren Corporation have unveiled a partnership focused on increasing breast cancer awareness. As a key component of the partnership, Ralph Lauren's 'Lauren Pink' capsule collection will include a new sneaker to be sold exclusively in Belk stores and on www.belk.com to benefit the Belk Women's Health Fund established at Foundation for the Carolinas, which funds the Belk Mobile Mammography Center (BMMC) program. The BMMC provides screening mammograms to women across the Southeast with clinical services provided by Charlotte Radiology. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Kick Off 2014-15 Friday Favorites Series with AT THE OSCARS, 10/17N.C. Symphony to Kick Off 2014-15 Friday Favorites Series with AT THE OSCARS, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The North Carolina Symphony will perform “At the Oscars” Friday, Oct. 17, at noon in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh in the opening concert of its popular “Friday Favorites” lunchtime series. Music in the movies has been around since the days of the silent pictures, and the program for “At the Oscars,” led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, features some of the greatest music ever scored for Oscar-winning films. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse to Present AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Begin. 10/9Hershey Area Playhouse to Present AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Begin. 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Hershey Area Playhouse presents Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, October 9-12, and 16-19, 2014. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays. (more...)

Season 12 Project Runway Winner Launches Collection with BelkSeason 12 Project Runway Winner Launches Collection with Belk
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Charlotte-based Belk, Inc., the nation's largest family owned and operated department store, announced a new partnership with Project Runway Season 12 winner Dom Streater. The exclusive collection designed by Streater, 'Dom,' offers classic, premium designs in modern prints and is now available in 30 Belk locations, including belk.com. (more...)

Book 3 of The Memory Wars Trilogy is ReleasedBook 3 of The Memory Wars Trilogy is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 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 AutumnHARRY 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...)

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