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(StatePoint) When it comes to getting a job or doing business, social media and other forms of electronic communication are a great networking tool, however, there will never be a substitute for communicating face-to-face.
From humorous impersonations of a famous actor to developing and writing an hour-long play, Ruben Rosthenhausler is but steps away from having his play performed at the Capital Fringe Festival.
(StatePoint) For small businesses, smart marketing is crucial for success. But what does that mean in today’s fast paced, highly wired world?
Shock and sadness are the prevalent emotions for the friends, family, and fans of Oscar Winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman after he was found dead the morning of Feb. 2. His death is now being called an apparent overdose at an apartment he rented in Greenwich Village.
his true story takes viewers back to the life of an electrician and rodeo cowboy, Ron Woodroof, in 1985. Woodroof, thinking he’s got life by the horns, suddenly tests HIV-positive and is diagnosed with AIDS. This drama and my 2013 ‘Movie of the Year’, shakes audiences with its realistic portrayal of disbelief, shame and hatred towards those infected by AIDS. “The Dallas Buyers Club” illustrates a time when education and information about the AIDS disease, and the antivirals needed to fight it, was tenuous at best. Perhaps no one was less knowledgable or prepared for this global fight than Ron Woodroof--at least initially.
It doesn’t take long watching this film to see that Director Steve McQueen isn’t going to pull punches on graphic language and brutal scenes telling this painful, but true story. The audible gasps from the audience throughout the movie are proof that McQueen succeeded in capturing the injustice, inequality, human suffering, and death that remains the darkest chapter of our nation’s past.
In a year so rich with captivating cinema, it feels almost criminal to try and narrow it down to a mere five favorites.
It’s that time of year again where we start seeing pink ribbons, football players representing the pink and many other businesses and organizations displaying their support to an extremely important cause. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Arizona Theatre Company’s modern rendition of Oscar Wilde’s most popular play “The Importance of Being Earnest” succeeded in pleasing the masses during its opening weekend.
WHAT: Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) begins its 47th season in Tucson, bringing a fresh new look at Oscar Wilde’s most loved and popular play “The Importance of Being Earnest.” This romantic comedy features a tangle of love interests, mistaken identities and satirical humor in every scene.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a moving picture stirs up a thousand memories, at least for Splendido residents, who relived the civil rights movement this month through new cinema release “The Butler,” a historical drama based on a White House butler’s seven-presidency tenure.
After two decades in the music business, Martina McBride is starting over. Now signed to Republic Nashville, with new management (Clint Higham of Morris Artists Management), a new co-producer (Byron Gallimore), newly-spotlighted songwriting skills (she penned over half the songs on Eleven, her new CD), and a brand new spirit of accomplishment, Martina is swinging into high gear. And she couldn’t be more thrilled.
Jennifer Hudson has a great story. Girl from Chicago, raised by a single mom, goes on American Idol, gets booted early, ends up starring in a movie that leads to her winning an Oscar, but her joy is tempered when three of her family members are killed under tragic circumstances. Then she loses a ton of weight using Weight Watchers. These facts might make you believe this book would be really interesting. You would be wrong.
On Feb. 24, millions of television sets across the globe tuned in to one of the most celebrated and glamorous celebrity spectacles of the modern era: The Oscars. Yet, within the aftermath of this 85th Oscar ceremony, it is important to note that all too often viewers are somehow missing the bigger picture. Within the Oscar experience, there is a plethora of trivial and somewhat meaningless aspects of the evening that many people choose to highlight. What designer clothing is Meryl Streep going to wear as she struts down the carpet? Did Robert Downey Jr. have something done to his nose? Did you hear about Jennifer Lawrence’s wardrobe malfunction? It is a melancholy truth that these topics are brought to the forefront of discussion.
In recent years, there have been some really good Oscar hosts like Hugh Jackman, some acceptable hosts like John Stewart, some disappointing hosts like Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin, and some flat-out horrendous hosts like James Franco & Anne Hathaway. Despite the best efforts of some, none have come close to capturing the same wit, timing, and showmanship of reoccurring hosts like Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, or Billy Crystal. At the 85th Annual Academy Awards ceremony however, Seth MacFarlane of “Ted” and “Family Guy” emerged as the single most entertaining first-time Oscar host of the 21st century.
The Oscar season is customarily kicked off by the Academy president and a random star solemnly announcing the nominees in a drab ceremony. The Academy decided to shake up tradition this year, however, in one of the most cheerful Oscar mornings we’ve ever had. Seth MacFarlane, director of “Ted” and this year’s Oscar host, announced the nominees Thursday morning alongside the invaluable Emma Stone, who had the funniest bit at last year’s Oscar ceremony. MacFarlane and Stone made for an outstanding duo, engaging in playful banter about each of the categories. Even when one of their jokes didn’t quite hit the mark, MacFarlane and Stone still looked like they were having a genuine ball on stage. That’s more than can be said about Anne Hathaway and James Franco when they hosted the Oscars two years ago.
Last week, there were two DVD releases that were must sees: George Clooney’s hit, “The Descendents,” and Charlize Theron’s “Young Adult.”
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The lights dim, the curtains open, and the opening number begins. From the references to inside jokes to the bits of scenes performed throughout the year, one thing is clear – It’s time for the 2011 Ironwood Ridge High School Pygmy Awards.
LeBron James knows how to shake hands. It shouldn't be that hard to remember when.
Yves Saint Laurent changed the way women dress more than they know.