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Project Shaw Announces 2018 Season Lineup

Nikki M. James will take part in The Devil's Disciple for Project Shaw. (© David Gordon)Gingold Theatrical Group has announced the lineup for its 13th season of Project Shaw at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre. The 13th season kicks off January 22nd with The Devil's Disciple, written in 1896. In this play, we find ourselves in a 1777 New Hampshire village where Dick Dudgeon opens his heart to life. Along the way, everyone goes through profound changes of discovery, hope, and strength. Artistic director David Staller directs a cast that features Andy Baldeschwiler, Sidney J. Burgoyne, Bradford Cover, Richard Ferrone, Midori Francis, Nikki M. James, Simon Jones, Ted Koch, James Prendergast, Michael Raver, Derek Smith, and Dana Smith-Croll. The 13th season will continue with Shaw's Pygmalion (February 19), The Doctor's Dilemma (May 21), Buoyant Billions (June 18), Back to Methuselah (Part 1 – October 22, Part 2 – November 19), and from Shaw's co..

'Dancing with the Stars: Live!' brings its moves to Altria Theater

This past season of “Dancing with the Stars” was the most stressful yet for dancer Lindsay Arnold who won the coveted Mirror Ball trophy for the 25th season with her celebrity partner, singer and actor Jordan Fisher. “It was different from any season I’ve had,” said Arnold who is dancing with Fisher and fellow DWTS dancers in the tour “Dancing with the Stars: Live! — Light Up The Night.” The cast performs at Altria Theater on Wednesday. In addition to Arnold and Fisher, the show features actor and season 25 contestant Frankie Muniz and dancers Alan Bersten, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Hayley Erbert and Brandon Armstrong. In seasons past many of Arnold’s celebrity partners had no dance experience unlike Fisher who knows his way around a dance floor. “With Jordan from day one all the producers were saying he is going to be a great partner and that puts so much pressure on me,” Arnold says. “That ..

Griffo secures state funding for local theater, art museum repairs

Two local theaters and a museum are going to get some much-needed repairs with the help of state funding, state Sen. Joseph Griffo of Rome announced today. Scroll for more content... Griffo has helped secure funding for Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, the Stanley Theater in Utica and the Capitol Theatre in Rome. The money is coming from the New York State Economic Development Assistance Program. MWPAI will receive $200,000 to help cover the cost of repairing and upgrading the outdated HVAC system in the Museum of Art building. The Stanley will receive $200,000 to be put toward repairs for the theater’s roof, and the Capitol Theatre will receive $100,000 to help replace the theater’s failing boiler with three high-efficiency boilers. “Cultural attractions such as the Stanley, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute and the Capitol Theater are a major boost to the region’s economy and help to make our community a better place to live,” Griffo said in a news releas..

William Hung Says 'American Idol' Without Bad Auditions Is a Bad Idea

William Hung 'Idol' Without the Bad AuditionsIsn't REAL Idol!!! 1/10/2018 12:30 AM PST EXCLUSIVE "American Idol" producers are making a HUGE mistake by cutting bad auditions from the new version of the show ... so says the king of bad auditions, William Hung! We spoke to Hung shortly after news dropped of the new format ... to go with the all-new judges panel of Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. While producers feel those ear-splitting, glass-cutting attempts at singing make the show seem fake ... William says it's AI's calling card. In fact, he says 'Idol' lost one of the few things that makes it stand out from all the other singing talent shows -- and the proof will be in the ratings. Hung. Still banging ... on TV producers. [embedded content] Let's block ads! (Why?)

'Big Sick' Star Kumail Nanjiani Shares Picture of Catalyst For His Movie

'Big Sick' Star Kumail NanjianiHere's The PassAt the Heart of My Movie 1/8/2018 11:18 AM PST Kumail Nanjiani's movie, "The Big Sick," wasn't a Golden Globes winner, but he was still feeling sentimental about the project Monday morning ... thanks to one family memento. Kumail shared a shot of his phone number scribbled on the back of a hospital visitor pass. It's the pass his mother-in-law used when Kumail's wife, Emily V. Gordon, was sick in the hospital. If you haven't seen the movie, it's essentially the premise of the entire thing since the hospitalization is a catalyst for them getting back together. It also took place in Chicago ... hence the 773 area code. The flick came out last year to critical acclaim, but Kumail says Emily's mom only just found the pass. He also added, "Certain objects have the power to pull you back. Wow." [embedded content] Let's block ads! (Why?)

Charli XCX Showered With Money in David Guetta's 'Dirty Sexy Money' Video

A team of robbers returns to their lair only to be held up by sexy ladies who take away their money in the music video. Charli XCX stages a heist in a newly-released music video for David Guetta's "Dirty Sexy Money". The "Nuclear Seasons" hitmaker joins a group of masked robbers, who also include French Montana, to rob the bank vault. Charli and her crew return to their lair and take away a bag of money each, but the guys are held up by scantily-clad ladies on their way out. In the end, it appears that Charli enjoys the money all for herself and her sexy female friends as she's seen throwing a bag of the cash from the rooftop. "If you wanna pu-pu-pu-pu-put it on me/ You're not gonna ge-ge-ge-ge-get it for free/ Come on spend that dirty sexy money on me, on me, on me," she sings the chorus, before continuing in the second verse, "Put your skin on my skin, on my skin/ Love it when we touchin', love it when we f***in', my love/ Make you high in a heartbe..

One of the best events of the year will happen at the Grand Opera...

The holidays are all but over (Saturday is the official 12th day of the 12 days of Christmas), and 2018’s First Friday is upon us, getting the New Year off to an artistic start with an exhibition by Dennis Applebee. Just down the street from the Macon Arts Alliance, First Friday will be celebrated at The 567 Center with Heather McLaurin’s “Hazy Forms” (painting with smoke). Later in the month, Wesleyan College will present “Seizing Life,” a memorial exhibition of the photography of Fernando La Rosa. Theater will be sparse until February, but we are not totally bereft, thanks to Gram Slaton and the Broadway series at the Grand Opera House. “The Sound of Music” rolls into Macon for performances Jan. 21-22. After the hills come alive, we won’t hear the sound of theater again until February, when Macon Little Theatre opens “Beau Jest” and Theatre Macon opens “Company.” But that’s not to say the stage at the Grand will be vacant. One of the red letter events of the year will take place Jan..

The week ahead in LA classical music, Dec. 31-Jan. 7: Sarah Chang with Julio...

ClassicalCompiled by Matt Cooper Salute to Vienna The Strauss Symphony of America and a cohort of singers and dancers perform classic waltzes, operetta selections, etc., by Johann Strauss II. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Mon., 2:30 pm. $35-$135. (323) 850-2000. Glendale Noon Concerts Dali Ensemble L.A. performs works by Joseph Haydn, A.G. Villoldo and group member and violinist Kirstin Fife. Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave., Glendale. Wed., 12:10 p.m. Free. (818) 244-7241. Debussy, Ravel and Beyond Composer-conductor Matthias Pintscher leads the LA Phil and violinist Renaud Capuçon in the West Coast premiere of his new concerto, “mar’eh”; program also includes Ravel’s “Rapsodie espagnole,” Debussy’s “Iberia,” and Dukas’ “The Sorcerer's Apprentice.” Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. $60-$194. (323) 850-2000. First Fridays at First Organist Namhee Han plays pieces by Bach, Rossini, et al. First Lutheran Church, 2900 ..

'SNL' Recap: Leslie Jones Spoofs Omarosa's Firing, Scarlett Johansson Returns as Ivanka Trump

The cold open features Johansson's Ivanka joining her father Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) and his wife Melania (Cecily Strong) at the White House tree trimming party, which is crashed by Omarosa. Omarosa is always back! "Saturday Night Live" poked fun at the latest White House drama involving the former "The Apprentice" star with Leslie Jones playing the former director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. Jones' Omarosa appeared in the cold open, which featured Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump and Cecily Strong's Melania hosting the White House tree trimming party. They decorated the tree with ornaments bearing images of long-gone members of Trump's staff, such as Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci and Michael Flynn, so he could "remember all the haters and losers [he] destroyed this year." Kate McKinnon's Kellyanne Conway, Aidy Bryant's Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Beck Bennett's Mike Pence got the honor to bring the o..

Hollywood awards choose all-female presenters

After the fallout from the Hollywood sex scandal, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards are making next year's ceremony all about female empowerment. The annual awards, which hand out 13 acting honours, will have a host for the first time - Kristen Bell - and all of the presenters will also be women. "It's been the year of the woman," SAG Awards executive producer Kathy Connell told Hollywood Reporter. The 24th annual SAG awards take place on 21 January. The presenters have not been named yet, but it marks a change from tradition which dictates that a man and a woman present the prizes. SAG Awards: Snubs, flubs and fashion disasters"This is a unifying salute to women who have been very brave and speaking up," Connell added. "We don't want to slight the men who have given great performances this year - knowing our membership, I'm sure our men will embrace the opportunity to honour women.' "It's still an awards show and a celebration. We're not here to ..

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