What do Ned Flanders, Richard Nixon and DerekSmallshave in common? Actor, author, and musician Harry Shearervoiced their likenesses. Today at 1 p.m. on Think, Shearer joinsKrysBoyd to talk about his hand in the funny business.
Shearer becomes Nixon in his latest project,television series Nixon’s the One. For the show, he collaborated with Nixon scholar Stanley Kutler and studied audio recordings and notes from associates of the former president.
Taking place over the course of five days in early November, the Eighth Annual Lone Star Film Festival will screen approximately 35 feature films, including narratives and documentaries, rediscovered classics and shorts and the most celebrated specialty releases of the year. Screenings will be held primarily within Sundance Square in Fort Worth. The Modern Art Museum will be the home for Christopher Kelly’s Modern Cinema program. The lineup of films for the festival include: The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley; Mr. Turner, the biopic that earned star Timothy Spall Best Actor at Cannes; and another big winner at Cannes, the Turkish production, Winter Sleep. Win this Big Deal and your two Festival Passes will provide you and your buddy access to all screenings, panels and events including Opening and Closing Night films. Does not include the LSFF Ball and Filmmaker Awards Dinner.
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This is the ninth year for the The Met: Live in HD series, where live performances of the Metropolitan Opera are transmitted to cinemas across the country. For this Big Deal, we have a pair of tickets for the Nov. 1 screening of Carmen Live! at the Cinemark Frisco Square. This production stars Anita Rachvelishvili as the gypsy temptress Carmen. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the bullfighter, Escamillo. Win this Big Deal and all you will have to do is drive to Frisco to see this spectacular performance up close and personal featuring some of the greats of The Met.
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Woo Hoo! It looks as though fall has finally arrived! And although it might be a bit premature for the hot chocolate and mittens, we’ve definitely got non-tropical weather in store for the weekend. You could even say it’s perfect pumpkin patch weather.
Here’s the Junior’s “Super-List” to make the hunt for the perfect patch and the perfect Jack-O’ Lantern a wee bit easier.
Congratulations to Bryan Garner of Midlothian, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Brian is multiple winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest. He follows last week’s winner, Trey Murphy .
If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took earlier than the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves a facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Tuesday to Monday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Friday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Tuesday.
Now here’s more from Bryan.
Title of photo: Venus, Texas Equipment: Canon5d mark 3 Tell us more about your photo: This photo was taken 40 miles south of Dallas in the small town of Venus.
Although the New York production is called the show’s “world premiere,” judging from the NYT story and the online info, the production has the exact same line-up of creatives and on-stage talent, including Tony-winner Andre de Shields and Kevin Mambo, above, who gave a stellar vocal performance as Barrett Rude Junior, a soul singer-songwriter who has Marvin Gaye’s drug and marital problems but not his mega-success. The Times story concentrates on composer Michael Friedman, whose artistry was the show’s strongest element: He succeeded in finding fresh ways to evoke, echo, absorb and emulate music as different as early ’80s funk, punk, disco and rhythm-and-blues and put it all to work to tell Lethem’s story as a stage musical.