Sunday, October 1

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Dascha Polanco to be grandma at 40 | Entertainment
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Dascha Polanco to be grandma at 40 | Entertainment

Dascha Polanco is to be a grandmother at the age of 40.The 'Orange Is the New Black' actress joked she has "got a promotion" because her 21-year-old daughter Dasany Kristal Gonzalez is expecting her first child, a baby boy.Taking to Instagram, Dascha shared a photo of herself cradling her daughter's bump and wrote: "I just got a promotion."Dasany quickly replied: "I can’t wait to leave you babysitting next month [laughing face emojis] (sic)"But her mom didn't mind, as she responded: "I’ll just keep him for 3 months."Dasany had announced earlier this month she was pregnant with a baby boy.She wrote on Instagram: "We already love you to the moon and back. Countd...
General Hospital star Billy Miller dies aged 43 | Entertainment
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General Hospital star Billy Miller dies aged 43 | Entertainment

Billy Miller has died at the age of 43.The actor - who was best known for appearing in 'The Young and the Restless' and 'General Hospital' - passed away on Friday (09.15.23) in Austin, Texas.His manager told Variety: "The actor was struggling with manic depression when he died."Miller landed his first major soap role in 2007, when he was cast in 'All My Children'.The actor subsequently starred in 'The Young and the Restless' between 2008 and 2014. Miller actually earned three Daytime Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Billy Abbott, including when he won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series gong in 2014.Following that, he played the parts of Jason Morgan ...
Arts and Entertainment news published July 20, 2023
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Arts and Entertainment news published July 20, 2023

DanceCohesion to celebrate 10th anniversaryCohesion Dance Project celebrates the culmination of its 10th anniversary season on Aug. 1 at The Myrna Loy Center with a performance and fundraising event.The performance will feature pieces highlighting Cohesion’s diverse programming including dancers ages 3-adult, from beginners to professionals, of all abilities, including those with disabilities.Favorites include excerpts from Resonance, guest artists Nicole Wolcott and Hannah Grace, as well as new works from Cohesion’s youth and adaptive dance programs. Creativity stations for all ages will be available in the lobby to inspire art creation based on Cohesion’s past productions.The fundraising portion of the evening will include an interactive art auction, with works ...
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This Killer Narrative Game From Obsidian Is A Must-Play

Welcome to 16th-century Europe. You are Andreas Maler, an artist living among the people of the fictional town of Tassing, where things are about to change in the wake of a murder. How will they change? That’s what you’ll decide in Pentiment, a narrative adventure game that brings together evocative art, roleplaying elements, and a low barrier to entry thanks to its point-and-clicky gameplay. The individual elements that makeup Pentiment all tie together so seamlessly and effortlessly that it offers a rich tapestry of game design and storytelling. To be sure, there’s more story and reading here than there is anything else, but it’s hard to put this story and these characters down. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, Pentiment (available on Windows and Xbox, standalone or via GamePass) is ...
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The Concept Art Behind The Lord Of The Rings: Rings Of Power

Image: AmazonWhile Amazon’s big Lord of the Rings show probably wasn’t the success anyone involved in bankrolling or promoting it might have been hoping for, there was still some good stuff there, and one of the big things that I wanted to focus on for this post was the work that went into designing its world.While we’ve seen Middle Earth a bunch of times on the screen, from 70s cartoons to Peter Jackson’s six films, there were a bunch of places in this prequel series that we’d only ever heard of. From the island kingdom of Numenor to the Southlands to the Harfoot’s travelling village, the team of artists—headed by Rick Heinrichs and Ramsey Avery—working on Rings of Power were tasked with taking a world we thought we knew and showing us, well, you haven’t seen all of it, or at least not wh...
State College Sock & Buskin Theatre Company debuts ‘contemporary’ entertainment through local talent | Penn State, State College News
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State College Sock & Buskin Theatre Company debuts ‘contemporary’ entertainment through local talent | Penn State, State College News

A sock is a shoe, and a buskin is a boot. But together, the two have cemented their names in the arts and now in a new theatre company based around Centre County.Gregg Baptista, the treasurer for the new group called Sock & Buskin Theatre Company said the new community company is taking a “collaborative approach” to the arts.Sock & Buskin Theatre Company is “a 100% volunteer organization” that ‘’builds a community for people that love theatre,” Baptista said.For company president Stefanie Austin, “theatre is like a family to people” that creates an environment in which community members can collaborate and share the same passions that were important to...
The power of charisma | Entertainment
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The power of charisma | Entertainment

Two highly entertaining regional productions opened last week, both featuring a charismatic and unusual central character who bends nearly everyone to their will. At Auburn’s The Rev, it’s Frank Abagnale, the legendary con man, narrating his own fantastical story in “Catch Me If You Can.” The 2009 musical (libretto by Terrence McNally, music by Marc Shaiman, score by Shaiman and Scott Wittman) is based on the 2002 film (directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Leonardo DiCaprio), which was itself based on Abagnale’s co-written and highly exaggerated 1980 autobiography, which was in turn based on…lots of posturing, fabrications and magical thinking.Frank presents...