Posts belonging to Category 'Arts'

Cranford Historical Society to present ‘A Civil War Era Christmas Concert’

The Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee of the Cranford Historical Society is proud to present “A Civil War Era Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Crane-Phillips House Museum.
Plan to join the outstanding local musicians (Mary Heller, Mel Freda and Deborah Schnapf,) for a Civil War Era Christmas Concert [...]

A rivalry on the big stage

Rarely a week goes by that a well-known actor doesn’t grab headlines for running afoul of the law — usually for driving under the influence, berating authorities or threatening loved ones (or in the case of Mel Gibson, all of the above and then some). And there always seems to be a murder case involving [...]

Northlight Theatre Adds Performance Dates for A Civil War Christmas

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, has added an extra week of performances for A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration, now running through December 26, 2010. The holiday musical by Paula Vogel, directed by Henry Godinez, has been extended for seven performances due [...]


 In 1864, when he died at the age of twenty-two in the notorious Civil War prison at Andersonville, Georgia, John S. Jameson was already widely admired for his artistic and musical talents. Frederic Church had praised and befriended him; John F. Kensett honored him posthumously. Throughout his brief life, Jameson was surrounded by accomplished artists [...]

The Angel of Marye’s Heights Documentary Showings:

Saturday, November 27: CarnegieCarnegie Music Hall. Pittsburgh PA 
“The Angel of Marye’s Heights” tells the compelling story of a Confederate soldier’s selfless compassion. In the wake of the devastating battle for Fredericksburg, Sgt. Richard Rowland Kirkland risked his life to provide aid and comfort to the enemy—wounded and dying Union soldiers. Includes a conversation with writer/producer [...]

ABC sets civil war skein

“Lost” exec producer Carlton Cuse is back in business with ABC. Cuse has partnered with “Secretariat” helmer Randall Wallace to write and exec produce an ambitious drama project set during Civil War for the Alphabet and ABC Studios.
“Point of Honor” has a hefty script commitment from the net, which is eyeing it as a major [...]

Spielberg picks Brit for Abraham Lincoln role

Steven Spielberg is expected to cause controversy in the United States with his choice of Daniel Day-Lewis to play Abraham Lincoln in a biopic of one of America’s best-loved leaders.
In taking the role of the 16th President of the US, Day-Lewis becomes the latest in a string of Britons who have elbowed past their American [...]

Northlight Theatre presents ”A Civil War Christmas”

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the uplifting holiday musical A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration by Paula Vogel, directed by Henry Godinez with musical direction by Chuck Larkin.
The show runs November 11 to December 19, 2010, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie [...]

‘The Lost River’ premieres Saturday

As a Union spy and advisor to President Abraham Lincoln, Eastern Shore native Anna Ella Carroll helped shape the course of the Civil War.
Her efforts, however, have largely been lost to history. Filmmakers Jason Urban, Joe Dunlap and Bruce Bridegroom seek to tell her story with the film “The Lost River,” premiering Saturday at the [...]

MSU students shoot Civil War film in Sparta

Folks around Sparta might have seen some unusual people out in the woods Sunday.
Civil War soldiers were laying low on hand for a movie shoot.  Missouri State University’s Electronic Arts Program students were filming their senior project titled “South of Black Drink Crier.”
It’s the tale of a daughter’s quest to find her father during the [...]