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Fair Park First Receives $5 Million Donation From The Rees-Jones Foundation Photo Fair Park First Receives $5 Million Donation From The Rees-Jones Foundation
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2022

Fair Park First has announced that it received a generous gift of $5 million from The Rees-Jones Foundation to fund the all-abilities, all-ages Children's Playground at the Community Park. The Community Park Complex at Fair Park is set to break ground in 2023.

Karyl Lynn Burns Retires as Artistic Director of Rubicon Theatre After 25 Years Photo Karyl Lynn Burns Retires as Artistic Director of Rubicon Theatre After 25 Years
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

Rubicon Producing Artistic Director and Co-Founder Karyl Lynn Burns retired from the company on Sunday, November 13, following the acclaimed sold-out run of In the Heights.

Interview: Kathleen Garrett of North Carolina Theatre's STEEL MAGNOLIAS Photo Interview: Kathleen Garrett of North Carolina Theatre's STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by Jeffrey Kare - Nov 2, 2022

From November 4th-13th, North Carolina Theatre will be launching their 2022-23 season with a production of Robert Harling's STEEL MAGNOLIAS at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theatre, which is located inside Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Actress Kathleen Garrett is taking on the role of Ouiser Boudreaux. She has most recently appeared as Laura Bush on the Showtime series, THE FIRST LADY, as well as Netflix's Emmy nominated miniseries, INVENTING ANNA. Next, she'll be seen on NCIS: LOS ANGELES. She has countless other screen credits which includes appearing on episodes of different TV shows such as HOME IMPROVEMENT, ER, MURDER, SHE WROTE, MURPHY BROWN, THE WEST WING, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, LAW & ORDER, and many more. She's also appeared in Oscar nominated films such as 2007's AMERICAN GANGSTER directed by Ridley Soctt and 2020's THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 directed by Aaron Sorkin. I had the great pleasure of interviewing her about a lot of this and more.

WASHINGTON WOMEN, Featuring the Words of Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama & More Releas Photo WASHINGTON WOMEN, Featuring the Words of Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama & More Released by Essential Voices USA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 10, 2022

Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor, announced the release of WASHINGTON WOMEN, a new collection of choral songs by David Chase and Judith Clurman.

Judith Clurman Conducts 'Washington Women' With Essential Voices USA Photo Judith Clurman Conducts 'Washington Women' With Essential Voices USA
by Michael Major - Oct 10, 2022

The texts are taken from speeches, opinions, and interviews of sixteen remarkable women from across the political spectrum, all of whom spent part of their lives associated with Washington DC - including Abigail Adams, Madeleine Albright, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Betty Ford, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kamala Harris, Elena Kagan, Michelle Obama, and more.

Felicia Finley, Alison Fraser & More to Star in STEEL MAGNOLIAS at North Carolina The Photo Felicia Finley, Alison Fraser & More to Star in STEEL MAGNOLIAS at North Carolina Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

North Carolina Theatre has announce the full cast for its first production of the 2022-23 season, Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling. Directed by Lauren Kennedy, performances run from November 4-November 13 at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.

32nd Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon & Oscar de la Renta to Honor Catherine and Ind Photo 32nd Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon & Oscar de la Renta to Honor Catherine and India Oxenberg
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2022

The 32nd Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon and Oscar de la Renta will present award-winning actress Catherine Oxenberg and her daughter India with The Colleagues Champion of Children Award, which honors those who have made a lasting impact on the lives of children.

President of the Philly POPS Frank Giordano to Receive Prestigious Crystal Award Photo President of the Philly POPS Frank Giordano to Receive Prestigious Crystal Award
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 13, 2021

Frank Giordano, President of The Philly POPS, will receive the prestigious Crystal Award from the Union League of Philadelphia, November 16, 2021. The Crystal Award honors individuals for their service to the arts and culture in the Philadelphia community.

Austin Street Center Announces Its 21st Annual Humble Beginnings Luncheon Photo Austin Street Center Announces Its 21st Annual Humble Beginnings Luncheon
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2021

Austin Street Center's 21st Annual Humble Beginnings Luncheon themed 'Come Together,' will be held in person, Friday, October 15, 2021 11:30 a.m. at the Omni Dallas Hotel, featuring Emmy, Grammy and Tony-Award winning actress and singer-songwriter, Cynthia Erivo.

Fair Park First Launches Phase 1 Of The FAIR PARK, YOUR PARK Capital Campaign Photo Fair Park First Launches Phase 1 Of The FAIR PARK, YOUR PARK Capital Campaign
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2021

Fair Park First, the non-profit organization charged with management and stewardship of Fair Park, announced today the start of Phase 1 of the ‚ÄúFair Park, Your Park‚ÄĚ capital campaign, which will seek to raise $85 million in the next five years. The Honorable and Mrs. George W. Bush will serve as Honorary Chairs, while Ambassador Ron Kirk and his wife Matrice, along with Margo Ramirez Keyes and Jim Keyes, will serve as the Unity Co-Chairs.

Laura Bush Videos

VIDEO: Laura Bush & Jenna Bush Hager Talk New Children's Book on 'Tonight'
by - May 11, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, former First Lady Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager stopped by to chat abou the evolution of the former president's artwork and about their children's book "Our Great Big Backyard".

VIDEO: Laura Bush Talks Nancy Reagan, Race for White House & More on TODAY
by - Mar 16, 2016

Former first lady Laura Bush sat down with TODAY‚Äôs Savannah Guthrie to talk about the new book ‚ÄúWe Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope,‚ÄĚ whose publication she championed.

VIDEO: Ben Stiller Tried To Get Laura Bush To Appear In ZOOLANDER 2
by - Feb 11, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Ben Stiller explained he had an interesting idea for how to include former First Lady Laura Bush in the long-awaited sequel to Zoolander.

VIDEO: Ben Stiller Talks Latest Comedy 'Zoolander 2' on TODAY
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 9, 2016

Actor Ben Stiller ‚Äď who plays really, really ridiculously good-looking model Derek Zoolander ‚Äď joined TODAY's Matt Lauer to discuss the second installment of the cult classic

STAGE TUBE: Watch 'Amy Carter' and More in Four Numbers from FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE at The Public
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2015

Below, watch several numbers from the The Public Theater's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, including the 'Opening Number', 'Amy Carter's Fabulous Dream Adventure', 'Patti by the Pool', and 'In the Deep Bosom of the Ocean Buried'! (Plus click here to watch 'Happy Pat'.)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Barbara Walsh Perform 'Happy Pat' from FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE
by Stage Tube - Nov 3, 2015

The Public Theater is presenting First Daughter Suite, a world premiere musical by Michael John LaChiusa. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, First Daughter Suite began previews on Tuesday, October 6 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 22. Ghostlight Records recently recorded the original cast recording ofFirst Daughter Suite to be released later this season. Below, watch as Barbara Walsh Performs 'Happy Pat.'

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Michael John LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE at the Public Theater!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 22, 2015

The world premiere musical First Daughter Suite, written by Michael John LaChiusa, and debuting atThe Public Theater, directed by Kirsten Sanderson, runs now through Sunday, November 15, the show just opened last night. Check out highlights of the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Former President Bush Talks Obama, Recent Health Scare & More on LENO
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 20, 2013

The 43rd U.S. President talked with Jay about why he stays away from talking policy now that he is out of office and how he was able to overcome some of the tougher times he faced as President.