Section 2, part 2
(1) Mike M. in NC: LOVE IS STRANGE ***1/2
Wonderful acting and very true to life script is a touching and yes heartbreaking film that is well worth seeing.
Superb performances by John Lithgow (Ben)and Alfred Molina(George) as a gay couple together for 39 years living in NYC. What should have been the happiest years of their lives turns out to be anything but that. After they are married, George who is a music teacher at a Catholic school is immediately fired because of the churches stance on gays and gay marriage. Ben although a talented artist is not a renown well known artist leaving them unable to afford their Manhattan co op. With no viable options Ben moves in with his nephew and his wife,(played excellent by Marisa Tomei) and George moves in with their party loving gay cop friends, played by Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez. Neither situation is good. Ben is stuck sharing his nephews bedroom in a cramped apartment and George is stuck with two party goers. Unfortunately they are not meant to live happily ever after and the ending will have you in tears.
What I loved about this movie is that it showed how in a split second your life can change and take you in a totally different direction. What I didn’t like is the all to realistic fact that religion and also the corporate world can decide that they think their beliefs have to be followed by everyone.
This is strictly my opinion but getting involved in peoples sexual orientation and also woman’s and couple decision on birth control is something that no church, religion or business has any right being in.
Two last things I found it very enlightening that the audience at the early evening show was older straight couples and when you see this movie bring tissues.
(2) Carole S. in NJ: Have you seen THE IDENTICAL? I thought it was FANTASTIC. Evidently it is not getting much play, but one review headline I read (who has time to read entire reviews?) seemed to sum it up: Grossly underrated!
The executive producer of the film ‘The Identical’ knew the owner of a recording studio in Nashville who introduced him to Blake. Blake said that the script sounded like his own life story. After being cast, he was given acting lessons with DW Brown to prepare him for the film.
Hope you will take the time to see it.
Section 12A, NC events
Welcome to the first annual WNC Video Music Awards. Each year more and more local musicians and film makers are collaborating to create new and exciting visual statements. Yet there is limited opportunity for them to publicly showcase their efforts. Now these artists have another forum to get well deserved exposure and support their local community as well. By entering this new competition they have a chance to win prizes and participate in an Eblen Charities fundraiser at the same time. Invite all family, friends, and fans!
Each music video submission (must be under 5 mins) is only $15 to enter with a chance to win one of six prizes. 1st place: $300, 2nd place $200, 3rd place $100, with 4th, 5th, and 6th places earning $50 gift certificates. Judging will be by ballots collected from all artists and their fans attending the showcase on Oct 16th at 7:30pm in the Fine Arts Theater downtown Asheville.
Must be at least age 13 to enter. Contest is limited to first 30 verified entries and deadline for submissions is midnight OCT 12th. Click the following link for more info and how to submit:
(2) URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL
at Haywood Arts Regional Theatre
September 26, 27 & October 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 PM
September 28 & October 5, 12 at 7:30 PM
Adults $24,Seniors $20,Students $12
Visit http://www.harttheatre.org or 828-456-6322
Really?? Is that the title? Can’t we change it? The Tony award-winning Broadway Musical about the ultimate corporate takeover – a water shortage forces the tight regulation of all public facilities – so if you wanna go … you gotta pay. Revolution ensues. In the style of Kurt Weil’s “Three Penny Opera”, this hilarious new musical was a smash hit in New York and on tour and we are the first in the region to do it!
(3) Sat. Sept. 27th 7:30 pm Richard Shulman at the UR Light Center in an interactive concert/meditative experience/prayer session for World Peace and inner peace. Solo piano on the Kawaii Concert Grand piano in the acoustics of the Light Center’s Geodesic Dome Prayer Room. The Light Center is 8.2 miles South of I-40 exit 64 on Route 9 (after the 2nd “straight-a-way). 2190 NC Rte. 9, 828-669-6845. $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available through http://www.brownpapertickets.com and by calling the Light Center 828-669-6845.
nov 21 & 22 at The Altamont Theatre
$15 in advance/$18 DOS — with Beverly Todd, Liz Aiello and Carol Leslie Duermit.
(5) Join area expert, Tonya Wilson Snider, for a monthly series designed to teach key marketing strategies relevant for small business owners. This month, gain a greater understanding of the differences between branding, advertising and promotion, while learning the importance of effective advertising and branding. Develop promotional strategies that your customers can relate to. Register now.
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 5th
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Room 2046, SBC Enka
Cost: $50 (includes lunch)
(6) A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, October 2-26. For more information, please click:
(7) The Sacred Art of Hula – the Dance of the Heart
Monday nights, beginning on Sept. 29; 6:45 to 8:15 p.m
At: Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism, 2 Westwood Pl, Asheville, North Carolina
Tuesdays, started on Sept. 23 and now continuing; 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At: WNC School of Massage, 131 McDowell Street.
A weekly class taught by Kaleo Wheeler
Would you like to “Tell Story” through the graceful & flowing movements of your hands and body?
Would you like to experience a flowing and sacred dancing meditation?
Would you like to move with more zest, vitality & mobility?
Hawaiian Hula is an energy dance, with its slow and fluid movements similar to the Chinese Tai Chi.
Medical studies are showing the therapeutic physical benefits produced by the tempo, style and movements of the Hula.
….a moving, flowing dancing meditation, honoring Life, Love…every dance seems to be more beautiful and inspiring”
…one feels oneself being transformed by this sensuous, graceful moving meditation. Hula has helped me overcome physical limitation and injury to feel empowered and radiant”
$15 for a single class; $45 for 4 consecutive classes
September Special: 1/2 for the first class
To register, call: 812-929-8898
You can pay by cash, check, Mastercard or Visa
Part of the Be In the Hawaiian Flow, The Way of the Heart Mentoring and Facilitation Program
and the He ‘olina Leo Ka Ke Aloha School of Hawaiian Healing Arts
For more info, visit: www.kaleowheeler.com/events
(8) Asheville Quilt Show
(9) 10 Reasons Why the Upcoming Inception Point Therapy Workshop is for You
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Section 12B, PA/NJ events
(1) Kaleidoscope Theatre Presents Live History Lesson in “Pocahontas” Musical at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Oct. 11
West Windsor, N.J. – History comes to life for young audiences in the enchanting tale of “Pocahontas” at Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre. This original stage musical is presented by the award-winning Kaleidoscope Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
It’s the early 1600s on the shores of the New World and British and Native American cultures are about to be introduced to each other. When our heroine, Pocahontas, meets British explorer John Smith and his fellow colonists, she finds she has much to teach them about honoring each other, caring for the natural environment, and respecting the never-ending circle of life. Eventually, her life’s journey takes her all the way to England as the wife of British citizen John Rolfe.
The Rhode-Island based Kaleidoscope Theatre has made Kelsey Theatre one of the regular stops for its traveling company; the troupe earned rave reviews for its production of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” in the spring. Founded in 1977, Kaleidoscope’s goal is to educate and entertain young people through presentational and participatory drama.
Tickets for “Pocahontas” are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Tickets may be purchased online at www.kelseytheatre.net or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater.
Due to sell-out crowds, Kelsey Theatre has added two more performances of the “FROZEN Movie Sing-A-Long” on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For a complete listing of adult and children’s events for the 2014-15 season, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure.
(2) 50th Anniversary Premiere Music Performance and Art Unveiling
Saturday October 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road
Even though the performance in the Gateway Auditorium is now sold out, you may still enjoy the music performance as it will be simulcast on the large video screen in the Linksz Pavilion. The art unveiling and reception will follow. Please join us as we #CelebrateBucks on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 7 to 9 p.m.
To register, please click:
(3) For retirees (from Bucks County Community College):