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Norwegian rock legend Gudny Aspaas to launch her new album in Oslo on April 5 at the Rockefeller Music Hall

OSLO, Norway, 07-Jan-2017 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Tickets for the concert are now on sale, and can be ordered through www.gudnyaspaas.com which also features samples from “No Stranger”. The concert will also feature tracks from Gudny’s back catalog.

“The concert and album are the culmination of several months of work – and I’m thrilled with how “No Stranger” has turned out,” said Gudny. “I was lucky to work with some incredibly talented musicians and a wonderful team, and the result is, I think, the best work I’ve ever produced. I’m really looking forward to being back on stage, and I can’t wait for people to hear the new album in April.”

“No Stranger” is representative of the eclecticism of Gudny’s extensive career in music, with all of her – and her musicians’ – many talents represented in tracks such as the vocally complex “Galactic Child” (which allows her to show off her distinctive voice) through the eloquent piano/vocal piece “Hello Again” to the classic rock ‘n’ roll of “You Can Run”. From haunting simplicity to wall of sound, “No Stranger” fully demonstrates the breadth and depth of Gudny’s musical genius and her pioneering versatility as a composer and performer.

Gudny represented Norway four times in the Eurovision Song Contest, and fronted iconic progressive rock group Ruphus in the 1970s, returning for a reunion in the 1990s and again in 2010 – also at the Rockefeller Music Hall. Ruphus’s “New Born Day” was voted as one of the top 50 best Norwegian albums ever made. She has also released numerous solo singles and albums.

Originally from Meråker but now living in Oslo, Gudny comes from a musical family in which almost every member could play an instrument. Singing shyly for her family from the age of four, she and three friends formed “The Singing Goats” at the age of 12, supporting their vocals with guitars and tambourine. Having won a music competition, she released her first single in 1969.

Gudny is also a supremely talented creative artist, working mainly in silver jewellery. She graduated from the Statens Kunst og Håndverksskole (State Academy of Craft and Art Industry) and now has her “Silverland” gallery/workshop in the centre of Oslo near the Slottsparken.

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LondonTown.com: London landscapes celebrated in new exhibition

South London parks are the subject of new photographic exhibition at the Horniman Museum.

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMNT NEWS/ — A new photographic exhibition celebrating London’s lesser-known landscapes open this month at one of London’s friendliest museums. South London Landscapes is now open at the Horniman Museum And Gallery this week and runs throughout the summer, featuring photographs of the Horniman itself as well as other picturesque public spaces in and around south London. The Horniman is one of London’s liveliest small museums, boasting excellent natural history and music galleries, a small aquarium and extensive landscaped grounds. For more information, and to see the latest deals on London hotels, see LondonTown.com.

South London Landscapes features photographs taken by London-based landscape photographer Max A Rush. The photographs, which include pictures of the Horniman Gardens, are taken in unusual and beautiful weather and capture how the passage of the seasons and the forces of the weather transform the appearance and character of the local landscape. Areas featured in South London Landscapes include Brockwell Park, Crystal Palace Park, Dulwich Park, Dulwich Wood, Ruskin Park and the Horniman Gardens.

Max Rush says: ‘These are a few of my favourite locations around south London. I’ve continually returned to them over the years, watching the seasons pass and the elements batter, freeze and occasionally warm their well-worn faces. I’ve witnessed moments of transcendental beauty in familiar places and endeavoured to capture them as truthfully as I can. So many people fight their way out of the city every week for the sake of nature, but perhaps what they’re looking for was here all along.’ For more information on this and other exhibitions and events taking place at the Horniman this summer, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Groundbreaking London exhibition looks at post-war Black British artists

Guildhall Art Gallery explores the work of little-known but pivotal Afro-Caribbean artists

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — A groundbreaking new exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London will look at the little-known and rarely exhibited history of 20th-century Black British art. No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 runs from 10 July 2015 to 24 January 2016, and will explore the history of art produced by Britain’s Afro-Caribbean citizens, reflecting their experiences in the country after the major emigrations that occurred following the end of the Empire at the conclusion of the Second World War. For more information on this and other exhibitions in London this summer, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find information on London events and cheap London hotels.

At the heart of the exhibition will be a recreation of the Bogle-L’Ouverture Walter Rodney bookshop, created by renowned artist and curator Dr Michael McMillan (West Indian Front Room) and sound and visual specialists, Dubmorphology. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a stunning multi-sensory, multi-visual experience including works of art, sculpture, photographs, paintings, letters and other artefacts from more than 25 prominent Black artists during this period including Eddie Chambers, Sonia Boyce, Denzil Forrester and Chila Kumari Burman.

Influenced by the emergence of newly independent African and Caribbean states, global liberation struggles, the fight against unfair discrimination and an insistence on dignified citizenship within Britain, these artists found expression by way of ‘creation for liberation’. The exhibition will explore these struggles and celebrate their contribution through four themes: ‘Elbow Room’, ‘Broad Shoulders’, ‘Clenched Fists’ and ‘Open Arms’.

Throughout its tenure, No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990 will also play host to a series of scheduled events enriching the visitor experience through a diverse range of educational talks, workshops and gallery tours. For more information on this and other exhibitions in the City of London, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Cutting-edge US artist receives first major European show in London this summer

Raven Row gallery in Spitalfields hosts a retrospective of ground-breaking US artist Larry Johnson.

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — One of America’s most interesting contemporary artists is to receive his first major European exhibition at a new gallery that focuses on cutting-edge, avant-garde art. Raven Row is a non-profit contemporary art exhibition centre in Spitalfields that is housed within two eighteenth-century merchants’ houses integrated with new galleries and its next exhibition, Larry Johnson: On Location runs from 11 June to 9 August 2015. It is directed and funded by Alex Sainsbury of the Sainsbury family, whose family have funded many great art projects in London, such as the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery. Raven Row is a very different enterprise, offering thoughtful shows on lesser-known artists and allowing visitors to explore the fascinating quarter of Spitalfields. The area is filled with fashionable boutiques, great shops and cool bars and restaurants. To explore its attractions, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest room rates for hotels in London.

On Location brings together a selection of works by Larry Johnson from the early 1990s to the present. The show’s uncontested star is Los Angeles, the city in which Johnson has lived and worked all his life. For over thirty years, LA’s physical and imaginary appearance has served as the set for the artist’s photo-based investigations of the glamour industry, replete with fading stars and premature deaths. Johnson’s work bears the marks of a generation of artists sampling readymade images and texts to create seductively laconic pictures. Yet the colourful sheen of Johnson’s photo-based works is also a foil for sexual, political and semantic tension. The artist’s pictures are encryptions of a Hollywood demi-monde, referring to the cultures from which his work emerges queer, political, filmic and theoretical.

The exhibition is curated by Los Angeles-based writer Bruce Hainley, and by Antony Hudek, Curator and Deputy Director of Raven Row. Commie Pinko Guy, a publication edited by Hainley with new essays by Morgan Fisher, Lisa Lapinski, Hainley, Hudek and Wayne Koestenbaum, as well as reprints of classic underground queer writing, will accompany the exhibition. For more information on this and other exhibitions in London’s cutting-edge contemporary art scene, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: British Museum gets its medals out for the great French Sun King

Free exhibition at the museum showcases remarkable 17th-century emblems of Louis XIV’s reign

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — The British Museum is holding a new exhibition that looks at the medals drawn from the reign of the great French Sun King, Louis XIV. Triumph and disaster: medals of the Sun King runs from 4 June to 15 November and marks the tercentenary year of the death of Louis XIV. It is one of several free exhibitions that are held at the British Museum every year to draw attention to the many easily overlooked marvels within its collection and to present them in new ways to mark anniversaries or to reinterpret the material. For more information on the full programme of exhibitions at the British Museum, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest information on cheap hotels in London.

The Louis XIV medals are preserved as they were in Louis XIV’s own day and includes contributions from the British Library which has a unique manuscript scrapbook of drawings and notes on the creation of the history, and the V&A. The medals were a way for the king to portray his reign and the greatest writers (including Jean Racine), historians, artists and medalists of the day were brought together by the king to ensure that posterity would see his rule as Louis wished it to be seen: the reign of an ideal and ever victorious monarch.

The early medals portray a dazzling image of a ‘Sun King,’ who is represented as hard-working, accessible, generous and just; a king that worked for the benefit of the people, glorifying as much in their happiness as in victory over his enemies. The picture changed as war succeeded war and defeat succeeded victory. The later medals, though careful to represent only French successes, are so numerous that they give the impression not of victory but of endless and draining warfare.

Elsewhere in Europe, particularly in the Netherlands, medals were produced that mocked and satirized the official French medals. These rival medals showed the French sun eclipsed by the zodiacal signs of his enemies, and Louis as an old man being roundly beaten by Queen Anne. Collectively, these medals and attendant literature present a fascinating and unique self-portrait of a regime which dominated Europe for nearly sixty years, and which established the primacy of French taste and French culture for over a century.

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LondonTown.com: Art film screenings at London’s best gallery this summer

Tate Modern screens new and classic avant-garde and artists’ films this summer.

LONDON, June 08, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — The Tate Modern has announced its summer season of cinema screening and film premieres, which will take place in the gallery between May and July 2015. The Tate Modern is one of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries, and its extensive programme of events includes a summer film season that introduces new art film as well as rarely-seen work by inspiring and maverick filmmakers. The screenings cost £5. The gallery is located on the South Bank close to Blackfriars, London Bridge and Waterloo rail stations. For more information on things to do in the area, and to see the latest rates for cheap hotels in London, see LondonTown.com.

Films programmed this summer at the Tate include Agnes Martin’s Gabriel on 5 June, which takes place in conjunction with Tate Modern’s retrospective of Agnes Martin. This evening presents the artist’s only completed and rarely screened film. It follows the wanderings of a ten year old boy in rural New Mexico, where Martin lived and worked, in a contemplative study of landscape and nature. On 12 June, Sharon Lockhart will present her newest body of films and photographs in a unique opportunity to see this ambitious work in progress, followed by a conversation with Tate’s senior curators Catherine Wood and Andrea Lissoni. Created in collaboration with a group of 15 young women in Poland, the project empowers the authority of the girls’ voices and their perspectives on the world. Over the weekend from 19-21 June, Parviz Kimiavi will feature. Spanning four screenings over three days, this will be the UK’s first major survey of maverick filmmaker Parviz Kimiavi, a pioneer of alternative cinema in 1970’s Iran. Kimiavi created surreal and hallucinatory films, using non-professional actors and harsh desert landscapes.

On 26 June, A Night at the Pictures: An evening for Larry Johnson will honour the legacy of artist Larry Johnson. Curator Bruce Hainley and writer Wayne Koestenbaum will discuss his work, followed by a specially selected cult film. On 8 July, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc’s new film will be screened. This addresses political issues alongside scientific and anthropological histories. Drawing on a personal photographic archive, the film presents a young fictional researcher who leads a group between the IFAN Museum in Dakar and the Musée de l’Homme in Paris. The screening will be introduced by a live concert by the electronic music act PAL. Finally, over three days from 10-12 June, The Film Will Always Be You: South African Artists on Screen will explore the film work of key artists in South Africa. It begins with a rare showing of William Kentridge and Angus Gibson’s Freedom Square and Back of the Moon 1986 (part of the Johannesburg Free Filmmakers’ Co-Operative) and ends with the UK premiere of Robin Rhode’s Recycled Matter 2015. For more information on this summer of screenings, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Top London Festivals in June 2015

Festivals of love, food, architecture and street theatre draw thousands to London

LONDON, June 04, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — June in London brings the month-long London Festival of Architecture, the City of London Festival, Festival of Love at the Southbank Centre and the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. See more information about these and 69 of the best London events highlighted by LondonTown.

Google’s office of the future, the National Trust’s Mobile Museum, and SelgasCano’s Serpentine’s Pavilion are amongst 220 events making up the city-wide London Festival of Architecture 2015.

The City of London Festival (22nd June – 10th July 2015) sees the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform at St Paul’s Cathedral while the playful pop-up Bowler Hat creates a temporary performance space in Paternoster Square.

The Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love (Saturday 6 June until Sunday 31 August), takes its inspiration from Nelson Mandela. There are installations, exhibitions and performances for all the family in the theatre pop-up, Roundabout by Paines Plough. The Festival of Love culminates in the Big Wedding Weekend (29th & 30th August) when Southbank Centre welcomes all couples to marry in mass ceremonies in the Royal Festival Hall.

The nine day Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (26th June to 5th July 2015) opens with an epic outdoor spectacular by highly regarded French street theatre company La Compagnie Oposito presenting the UK premiere of Kori Kori, a processional theatrical journey through Greenwich.

Pop music festivals in London in June 2015 include Barclaycard presents British Summer Time which brings top performers including The Strokes, Blur, Kylie, The Who and Taylor Swift to Hyde Park. In between music acts there’s midweek comedy from Rich Hall, Ed Byrne and Ardal O’Hanlon as well as a family event featuring Union J, Justin Fletcher and other CBeebies favourites.

Returning for its 23rd year with 10 nights of concerts and comedy, the Hampton Court Palace Festival presents Jools Holland, John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Paloma Faith, Alfie Boe, Peter Andre, and Burt Bacharach. A first for the festival, there’s a double bill of comedy from Alan Davies and Paul Merton on 17th June, all in the open-air courtyard of King Henry VIII’s west London palace.

For more information on these and other great London events in June 2015, go to LondonTown.com where a wide choice of London hotels to suit all budgets is given as well as information on restaurants, attractions and all the latest London happenings.

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LondonTown.com: New London museum located in notorious hospital

Bethlam Royal Hospital hosts new permanent Museum Of The Mind.

LONDON, March 23, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — One of the most notorious psychiatric hospitals in history – Bethlam Royal Hospital, which gave its name to the word ‘bedlam’ – will be opening a pioneering gallery and museum on its premises this month. The new displays will be filled with the personal stories – both historic and contemporary – of those who have experienced mental health difficulties and will explore the long, controversial and often misunderstood history of Bethlem, founded 1247 in central London. Bethlem Gallery and Museum of the Mind opens on 19 February 2015. The Bethlam Royal Hospital has occupied various sites, including the building now used by the Imperial War Museum in Waterloo, and is now located in Beckenham, a short journey by train from the centre of London. To see other attractions in the area and learn how to get to Beckenham, as well as finding up-to-date information on hotels in London, see LondonTown.com.

The Bethlem Gallery and Museum of the Mind will occupy the hospital’s original 1930s administration building and celebrate the lives and achievements of those living with mental ill-health. Themed gallery spaces will explore the reasons why people arrive at Bethlem, aiming to inspire discussion, debate and reflection on mental health issues which are as relevant today as they were in the past. The museum will house significant art and historical artefacts, almost all of which will be on display for the first time, as well as works by current artists and hospital service users.

Among the highlights are paintings and drawings by Richard Dadd, Louis Wain and Jonathan Martin, each of whom was a former Bethlem or Maudsley Hospital patient; and the oldest objects in the collection, the imposing statues, ‘Raving and Melancholy Madness’ by Caius Gabriel Cibber (c1676) which originally stood above the gates of the 17th century ‘Bedlam’ at Moorfields. They will now take their place either side of the art deco staircase directly ahead of visitors entering the new museum. Notable paintings from the internationally renowned art collection include ‘The Maze’ by William Kurelek (1953), ‘Sketch of an idea for Crazy Jane’ by Richard Dadd (1855), ‘Numb’ by Lisa Biles (2009) and ‘Phrenology’ by Louis Wain (1911). Each of these will be on permanent display.

The exhibition will include striking images by Victorian photographer Henry Hering of Bethlem patients taken before and after treatment in order to detect their mental health conditions through facial expressions and features. The collection will also feature a key to the gates of the 18th century hospital, 19th century manacles, chains, straitjackets and other physical restraint devices, comments and letters from visitors from the 18th century up until today and 19th century admission and discharge registers.

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LondonTown.com: Digital talk and avant-garde art at the ICA this summer

Two new events announced at the world’s leading multi-discipline avant-garde arts space.

LONDON, March 23, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — The Institute of Contemporary Arts, better known to Londoners as the ICA and renowned worldwide as one of the great avant-garde galleries, has announced two events that will take place at their Central London premises later this year. Fear of Missing Out: Summit Defining Influences of the Digital Age in 2015 (29th – 31st May 2015) is the title of a special symposium that will explore post-digital anxieties, while Isa Genzken: Basic Research Paintings is the title of an exhibition that will run from 30th June to 6th September in the ICA Upper Galleries. For more about other London events already announced at the ICA in 2015, see LondonTown.com, the website that also allows tourists and visitors to find the latest booking information for cheap London hotels.

Fear of Missing Out will be chaired by Berlin artist and theorist Hito Steyerl, bringing together leading international theorists, academics, social thinkers and artists to discuss post-digital anxieties and the social condition. It will examine the progression and trajectory of technological, economic, ecological and cultural advances by introducing speakers from diverse disciplines to present on topics from Artificial Intelligence to Cyberfeminism. Speakers confirmed include Karen Archey, Erika Balsom, Eleanor Saitta and McKenzie Wark and the summit will also include a screening of work by Harun Farocki. Additional speakers will be announced shortly.
Isa Genzken: Basic Research Paintings will feature the work of one of the most important and influential artists of the last forty years. Since the 1970s, Genzken has developed experimented with a variety of different materials and art forms, to include assemblage and photography, film and video. Her Basic Research paintings feature a frottage technique, similar to that deployed by surrealist artists in search of automatic forms of art production. Having applied a layer of paint to her canvas, she then placed the canvas face-down on her studio floor before rubbing the back with a squeegee. Having peeled the canvas away from the floor, the resulting print shows all the dirt and imperfections of her workspace in near photographic detail. The Basic Research paintings are compelling in that they invite scrutiny. For more information on these London events, plus other events and exhibitions taking place at the ICA, see LondonTown.com.

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Free Civil War Exhibit, On the Way to War, Antaramian Gallery through March 1, 2015

Kenosha, WI, January 02, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — The Civil War Museum opened a new temporary exhibit, On the War to War, on display in the Antaramian Gallery through March 1, 2015.

Through the watercolor paintings of Civil War soldier John Gaddis, explore the universal experiences of soldiers on their way to war. Sense the excitement, boredom, anxiety, bonding and realization of what war and combat is really about.

The exhibit includes fourteen paintings on loan from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. The primitive style watercolors were painted by John Gaddis, a soldier in the Civil War 12th Wisconsin Regiment, while he was in the field. Though they depict one soldier’s first-person view, the themes are universal to many soldiers across all wars and times.

Visitors can also climb inside a Sibley Tent like the kind soldiers slept in while training to become soldiers at Camp Randall. Plus, see a full-size black bear representing the 12th Wisconsin’s mascot, Bruin.

On the Way to War is free and open to the public. Nominal admission is required for the Civil War Museum’s main exhibit, The Fiery Trial, and 360-degree movie, Seeing the Elephant.

The Civil War Museum in Kenosha is a war museum like no other. It focuses on the Civil War from the perspective of the people in the six states of the upper Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Through the use of personal stories and narratives, the Museum also explores how the Civil War impacted the people on the Western home front before, during, and after the war by connecting the prewar causes to the postwar effects. The other two locations, the Kenosha Public Museum and the Dinosaur Discovery Museum are just a quick trolley car ride (adults, $1; kids ages 5-12, $0.50.) away. Free parking is available in the scenic lot on the lake shore. All three locations truly are a MUST SEE for everyone! This perfect day trip for the whole family is only 25 minutes from Milwaukee and 55 minutes from Chicago. Kenosha Public Museums offer a wide variety of classes and workshops for all ages. For more information visitwww.KenoshaPublicMuseum.org or call 262-653-4141.

Contact-Details: Kristine Camilli External Relations Manager Kenosha Public Museums (262) 653-4406 <kcamilli@kenosha.org> and Publicist PineManor401.com PAMagnuson.info (847) 873-7463

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Orange County Band “Moxy and The Influence” (ages 17 – 21) Wins 2014 HMMA Award for Rock Song of the Year

On behalf of the OC rock band “Moxy and The Influence,” 17-year old vocalist Moxy Anne accepts the 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Award at the Fonda Theater on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 for the original song “Vampire Valentine.”

LOS ANGELES, CA, November 11, 2014 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Since 2009, the Annual Hollywood Music in Media Moxy And The Influence Logo Awards have attracted Music Supervisors, Composers, Recording Artists, Songwriters, and other music industry professionals from around the globe, honoring mainstream and independent artists who have contributed to the creation, placement, and supervision of the music featured in visual mediums such as television, film, and video games.  This year marks the 5th Annual HMMA Awards Banquet and Red Carpet Gala, which was held at the Fonda Theatre on November 4th, 2014.

Over the past 9 months, HMMA judges have accepted submissions and narrowed the selections with their monthly nomination reveals.  In February 2014, Orange County teen rock band Moxy and The Influence received recognition from the HMMA panel, being selected as a nominee in the Rock genre for their recently released single “Vampire Valentine.”

Moxy and The Influence is a female-fronted rock band whose members range in age from 17 to 21 years.  Vocalist Moxy Anne (17) hails from Costa Mesa, while lead guitarist Sydney Ellen (19) and drummer Ignacio Barrientos (21) are from Huntington Beach.  Bassist Carly Wasserman (17) from Mission Viejo rounds out the band.

Moxy and The Influence formed in 2013 and hit the OC music scene with a vengeance.  In 2013 the band received their first HMMA Award nomination for the single “Take Me Down.”  At the end of 2013, they won a contest with the website Big and Famous, for which the Grand Prize was a $100,000 fully-produced music video; this video was released in August of 2014 for the band’s original single “ME4ME.”  In early 2014, Moxy and The Influence was nominated for an OC Music Award in the People’s Choice Award category.  The band has played at iconic venues such as The Whisky A Go-Go, The Orange County Fair, The House of Blues Anaheim, M15, The Coach House, and Chain Reaction.  The band’s 80’s Rock & Roll sound infused with current modern elements captures the attention of various demographics of music lovers and industry professional with an appreciation for solid rock.

For media requests and interview opportunities, please contact jason@StarCrossedArtist.com.  To book Moxy and The Influence, visit www.MoxyAndTheInfluence or email booking@MoxyAndTheInfluence.com.  For additional details about the HMMA awards, please visit www.HMMAwards.org.

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$5, Travel Adventure Series at Reuther Auditorium, Family Fun, Armchair Adventures

Join the Kenosha Public Museum for an exciting season of armchair adventures. The Travel Adventure Series includes seven 90-minute digital films shown on a large screen in the historic Reuther Auditorium. Each travel adventure film takes viewers to destinations around the world, describing the art, music, architecture, culture and history from a first-person perspective. Professional filmmakers share their experiences through movies and interactive discussions with the audience. Whether you’re planning a vacation, reliving a previous trip, or studying a different culture, sit back and enjoy the stories and scenery of seven unique travel adventures.

2014-2015 Schedule:
October 10, 2014
Route 66 RV Adventure: Exploring the Mother Road

November 7, 2014
Budapest to Istanbul – A Danube Cruise

December 12, 2014
Pacific Coast, Top to Bottom

February 27, 2015
China Rising

March 20, 2015
Cruising France

April 17, 2015
Madagascar: Land of Unique Wildlife, People and Pirates

May 15, 2015
My Private Italy

All programs begin at 7pm * Doors open at 6:15pm * All seats unreserved
Reuther High School Auditorium
58th Street & Sheridan Road
Kenosha, WI 53140

General Admission
Adults: $5 per film * 15 and Under: Free
Season Pass – purchase the whole season and save!
Adults: $25 * Seniors/Friends of the Museums: $20

The Kenosha Public Museum is a natural sciences and fine and decorative arts museum. It’s one of three Museums that make this Wisconsin tourist attraction a must see! Site seeing on the bank of the Great Lake Michigan, this Museum has many events for families and students looking for a great day trip. The other two locations, the Dinosaur Discovery Museum and the Civil War Museum are located just a quick trolley car ride (adults, $1; kids ages 5-12, $0.50.) away from the main museum campus. Free parking is available in the scenic lot on the lake shore. Located 25 minutes from Milwaukee and 55 minutes from Chicago, it’s the perfect day trip for the whole family! Kenosha Public Museums offer a wide variety of classes and workshops for all ages.

For more information, visit www.KenoshaPublicMuseum.org or call 262-653-4140.

Contact-Details: Kristine Camilli External Relations Manager Kenosha Public Museums (262) 653-4406 <kcamilli@kenosha.org> and Publicist PineManor401.com PAMagnuson.info (847) 873-7463

 

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LondonTown.com: Spectacular London home opens doors this Bank Holiday

Dance in the Duke of Wellington’s ballroom and see a nude Napoleon at Apsley House

LONDON, September 17, 2014, Fans of London’s colourful history will going to get an extraordinary opportunity to recreate Regency London at one of the capital’s great historic houses this August Bank Holiday. A special Regency Weekend is being held on Sunday 24th August and Monday 25th August at Apsley House, the former home of the Duke of Wellington, featuring dancing and tours of this historic building. Apsley House is located at Hyde Park Corner, right at the heart of London. Visitors to the city should see LondonTown.com for the best information about restaurants in London, cheap hotel rooms and the best bars and places to shop, as well news about events and exhibitions at other top London attractions.

Apsley House – its alternative address is No 1, London – was home to the Duke of Wellington after his victory over Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815, and it retains many of the features and characteristics of those days. The Regency Weekend will allow visitors to view a remarkable interior as well as o ne of the finest art collections in London. Apsley House has paintings by Velazquez and Rubens, a massive nude statue of Napoleon, a wonderful collection of silver and porcelain, the oldest surviving grand piano and, of course, an original pair of Wellington boots.

The weekend is being held of next year’s celebrations that will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. It will allow visitors to look back at the home life of the powerful men of Wellington’s army and see their wives dressed in all their finery. Families can meet the Napoleonic gentry, learn how to dress as a regency gentleman, discover more about their style and taste and witness the life of ladies during this period. There will also be opportunities throughout the day to learn how to dance Jane Austen-style in the grand ballroom of this spectacular building. For more information, see LondonTown.com

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LondonTown.com: London gallery prepares to explore sex, penguins and much more

Wellcome Collection unveils an idiosyncratic autumn events programme for 2014

 

LONDON, September 17, 2014, The Wellcome Collection, one of London’s most stimulating and unusual venues is preparing to reopen after a lengthy closure for redevelopment and has revealed details of its event-packed autumn programme featuring a busy calendar of exhibitions and one-offs. The Wellcome Collection is located on the Euston Road close to Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations and features items covering art, science and history from an idiosyncratic personal collection accrued by a pharmacology billionaire on his travels almost 100 years ago. The venue is being extensively refurbished but several areas are open, including some gallery space, a café and bookshop. For more about the Wellcome Collection, see LondonTown.com, where you will also find the best information about London events and exhibitions, as well as London hotels, shops and restaurants.

The Wellcome’s programme includes An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition, a free exhibition that runs until 12th October featuring a curious combination of objects, medical artefacts, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and contemporary artworks. Running until July 2015 is the free video installation, Eye Contact, which forms two giant pairs of eyes that stare out from the windows of the Wellcome Trust’s headquarters, winking and blinking at passing tourists and traffic. The eyes will be ‘awake’ and active through the day and will close at sunset to ‘sleep’ through the night – unless they are woken by a passing pedestrian.

The Wellcome will also be running the Age Of Exploration event series, which looks at the history of exploration and the nature of human curiosity. Events include a talk called Into The Unknown on Thursday 11th September (7-8.30pm), that looks at the human desire to question the unknown and the impact this has on our minds and bodies, and The Worst Journey on Thursday 9th October (7-8.30pm), which looks at the formation of Henry Wellcome’s vast hoard of medical curios and features a specially commissioned musical performance that looks at how how Apsley Cherry-Garrard, the youngest member of Captain Scott’s fateful expedition, risked life and limb to collect emperor penguin eggs in the Antarctic winter.

Coming later this year is a new exhibition, The Institute Of Sexology – from 20th November 2014 to 13th September 2015 – which will be a candid exploration of sexuality, featuring more than 200 objects spanning art, archival material, erotica, film and photography. It will be the first ever UK exhibition to look at the work of the pioneers of the study of sex.

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LondonTown.com: Spectacular theatre in Cutty Sark hold unveils autumn line-up

Actress Diana Rigg and presenter Nicholas Parsons among those due to perform.

LONDON, September 16, 2014, The Cutty Sark, the world’s sole remaining tea clipper and a major London landmark, has announced a new season of performances for autumn 2014 to be held within the ship. The Cutty Sark is located in Greenwich, close to numerous London attractions such as the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, as well as a wide range of hotels, bars and cheap London restaurants. For more on the attractions of Greenwich, see LondonTown.com.

The Cutty Sark‘s lower hold, where precious cargoes of tea and wool were stacked over a century ago, now features a studio theatre and this is where the performances will be staged. During the daytime, the hold contains displays of tea chests and other artefacts relating to the ship’s extraordinary history. In the evening, the central section is transformed into a 92-seat studio theatre, offering cabaret, comedy, music, special lectures and small scale-drama. The Michael Edwards Studio Theatre is now set to welcome a series of renowned performers and personalities for its autumn season.

Among those due to perform at the studio are the actor Diana Rigg, who will discuss her remarkable life in film, TV and theatre on 17th October, and veteran comedian and presenter Nicholas Parsons, who will talk about some of the highlights from his long career on 18th October. On 26th October, the writer Charles Connelly will talk about his recent book, of Attention All Shipping: a Journey Round the Shipping Forecast,  in which he explored the history and locations mentioned in radio’s shipping forecast.

Other performers include broadcaster Andy Kershaw, musical duo Anna Noakes and Gabriella Dall O’Lio, comedians Quincy and Dane Baptiste, and magician Matthew Stirling. “The opening fortnight was a huge success with every show a complete sell-out” says Yvette Griffith, Cutty Sark Studio Theatre programmer. “We’re really excited to welcome another host of famous performers and fresh talent to the ship for the new season, and further developing the Cutty Sark’s reputation as a unique arts venue as well as a renowned historic landmark.”

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LondonTown.com: Tate galleries in London prepare for another bumper year

Sculpture, painting, photography and Pop Art all lined up for 2015 programme

LONDON, September 16, 2014, London’s Tate galleries have announced the highlights of their 2015 exhibition programme. The two galleries, which are among Europe’s leading cultural attractions, will be holding major exhibitions on sculpture, Pop Art and photography, featuring the work of the likes of Barbara Hepworth, Alexander Calder, Frank Auerbach and David Hockney. Tate Britain in Pimlico and Tate Modern in Borough are both located on the River Thames and are connected by a ferry service that travels between the two galleries. For more on this and other attractions and exhibitions to look forward to in 2015, as well as news about London hotels, restaurants, shops and museums, see LondonTown.com, the city’s best guide for tourists.

The first half of 2015 at Tate Modern features three major retrospectives by prominent modern and contemporary painters. Sonia Delaunay (1885 – 1979) celebrated the modern world of movement, technology and urban life as a significant figure of the Parisian avant-garde from the 1920s. American minimalist painter Agnes Martin (1912-2004) came to prominence in the 1960s with her subtle, evocative canvases marked out in pencil grids and pale colour washes. And Marlene Dumas’s (b.1953) paintings reflect contemporary anxieties about life and death, gender and sexuality, and the influence of mass media and celebrity.

Tate Modern’s later exhibitions will include Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture, the artist’s first major retrospective in the UK. Calder was a pioneer of kinetic sculpture and played an essential role in reshaping the history of modernism. The World Goes Pop  will tell new and different stories about Pop art from the 1960s and 1970s. It will reveal how one of the world’s most accessible art movements was often a subversive international language for criticism and public protest.

At Tate Britain in Pimlico, the first retrospective in London since 1968 of the work of Barbara Hepworth opens in the summer. One of the most successful sculptors in the world during the 1950s and 1960s, it will emphasise Hepworth’s prominence and significance in the international art world. Frank Auerbach (b.1931) has made some of the most resonant and inventive paintings of recent times, of people and of the urban landscapes near his studio in Mornington Crescent. Tate Britain is working closely with the artist on an autumn exhibition of works from the 1950s to the present day. From the autumn, the group exhibition  Art and Empire  will present art of the last three hundred years, including contemporary works, associated with the British Empire.

There is an emphasis on photography at Tate Britain in the spring of 2015. Salt & Silver: Early Photography 1840-1900 is devoted to original salted prints, one of the earliest forms of photography.  Nick Waplington and Alexander McQueen  is the result of a unique collaboration between photographer Nick Waplington and acclaimed fashion designer Alexander McQueen. For more on these exhibitions at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Amazing chance to see rare and extraordinary creates at London Zoo

Annual photography exhibition set to take place later this month.

LONDON, September 15, 2014, London already bests brilliant annual photography exhibitions for space, wildlife and portraiture, and recently London Zoo has got in on the act with the Zoological Society of London’s Animal Photography Prize Exhibition, which is now in its third year. The winning images for the 2014 competition will go on display from Friday 19th September. London Zoo is located in Regent’s Park in central London, close to numerous restaurants, bars, shops and hotels. To find the best deal for a hotel in London, see LondonTown.com, the London website that has everything a visitor needs when they are staying in the capital.

The exhibition will celebrating some of the world’s most spectacular new animal photography and celebrity animal enthusiast Kate Humble and ornithologist Bill Oddie have both returned this year to judge the fierce competition that sees entrants battling to catch the judges’ attention and win the six categories’ top prizes. The annual exhibition boasts a £10k prize fund and features six categories, including the poignant Last Chance to See? and unpredictable Weird and Wonderful.

Previous photos have included amazing shots of manatees swimming through murky waters, gorillas getting behind the camera and tiny ants displaying Herculean acts of strength. First launched in 2012, the exhibition was created to inspire photographers both professional and amateur, young and old, to capture the magic of the natural world. The exhibition is free for all ZSL London Zoo goers to enjoy alongside the usual animals and events that make it one of the world’s greatest zoos. For more information on this and other events at London Zoo, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Best events in London in September 2014

London Design Festival and London Fashion Week bring style to the city

LONDON, September 11, 2014, The brand new Totally Thames, London Design Festival, London Fashion Week and Open House Weekend are among the 56 top LondonTown events starting this September. Anyone are planning to travel to the city in September can find great London hotel deals on accommodation at a wide variety of hotels across the city.

Totally Thames, a brand new month-long festival which celebrates London’s main waterway, brings over 100 river-related events to London including the Greenwich Tall Ship Regatta, Fire Garden at Battersea Power Station, and The Great River Race – the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon.

The London Design Festival encompasses over 300 events and exhibitions across London including 100% Design. And if you like design you’ll love London Open House Weekend which gives a sneaky peak behind closed doors – see inside buildings like No. 10, and Anthony Gormley’s extraordinary Room at the brand new Beaumont hotel in Mayfair.

Lindsay Lohan takes centre stage in Speed-the-Plow, just one of the many new theatre shows beginning in London this September. Sofie Grabol, best known as Sarah Lund in ‘The Killing’, stars in the third of Rona Munro’s The James Plays, a trio of new history playing in rep at the National Theatre where Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk is staged, featuring an all-star cast of Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea and Mikel Murfi.

Electra with ‘The English Patient’ actress Kristin Scott Thomas in the title role begins at the Old Vic, ‘King Charles III’ transfers to the West End where ‘Evita’ returns, reopening the Dominion Theatre following a multimillion pound refurbishment, and Steve John Shepherd, best known as Michael Moon in BBC1’s ‘EastEnders’, stars in ‘Albion’ at the Bush Theatre, one of London’s best fringe theatres.

The British Museum stages ‘Ming: 50 Years that Changed China’ as its blockbuster autumn exhibition, monumental paintings and installations by German artist Anselm Kiefer are at the Royal Academy of Arts, while ‘Constable: The Making of a Master’ is at the V&A. Nicole Farhi swaps fashion for sculpture, and the free London Art Book Fair showcases beautiful artists’ books.

It’s not just Kate Bush hitting the music headlines, the iTunes Festival brings a month of free concerts by big bands like Elbow, Rudimental and Pharrell Williams every night of September. Massive Attack, Frank Turner, Imelda May and Athlete entertain the crowds at brand new festival On Blackheath, and Alt-J play a sold out gig at Alexandra Palace.

There’s a chance to see the Berliner Philharmonkier before the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday 13th September. Tickets to the famous Last Night are like gold dust so if you can’t get one join Sir Terry Wogan at Proms in the Park where special guests include Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, Rufus Wainwright and legendary American funk band Earth, Wind & Fire.

Opera highlights for September include ‘Anna Nicole’ at the Royal Opera House, Nicholas Hytner’s Olivier Award-winning production of ‘Xerxes’, and a new production of Verdi’s ‘Otello’ staged by English National Opera to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary.

In dance, Sadler’s Wells’ Elixir Festival celebrates the contribution of older artists with an appearance by the Company of Elders while the Royal Ballet marks 40 years of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.

Top designers from across the globe descend on the city for London Fashion Week which is a trade-only event but anyone can go to London Fashion Weekend which takes place on the same site and offers catwalk shows, designer clothes, and talks by industry insiders.

For more information on these and other great events beginning in London in September 2014, go to LondonTown.com where a wide choice of London hotels to suit all budgets is given as well as information on restaurants, attractions and all the latest London happenings.

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LondonTown.com: Four exciting designers prepare to take over one of London’s best museums

The Design Museum’s Designer In Residence 2014 exhibition will explore the theme of Disruption as the annual event enters its fourth year. The exhibition encourages four rising designers to take over a gallery at the Design Museum in London Bridge and fill it with their most disruptive ideas between 10th September 2014 and 8th March 2015. The museum is located on the Thames near London Bridge, where it is close to some of the best restaurants, shops and hotels in London. For more information about London Bridge and to book rooms in London hotels, see LondonTown.com.

The four designers that will feature at the Designers In Residence 2014 exhibition are James Christian, Ilona Gaynor, Torsten Sherwood and Patrick Stevenson-Keating. Each has responded to the theme of ‘disruption’ with a specially developed project, showcased for the first time at the Design Museum. These will include looks at housing, featuring hypothetical housing models for the city; law, exploring the eccentricities within the judicial system with props, drawings, maps and models; play, presenting an alternative archetype for the construction toy, moving beyond the familiar building brick and offering new possibilities in the form of simple cardboard discs that overlap, bend and join to create forms in an almost endless array of combinations; and finance, q uestioning our use of financial technologies with a new cash machine, currency and devices for credit card payments.

Alongside the Designers in Residence 2014 exhibition will be a series of events including sketching tours, designer talks, and evening socials. For more information on this exhibition as well as other exhibitions at the Design Museum, see LondonTown.com, London’s best website for tourists seeking the best and most up-to-date information about events in London.

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LondonTown.com: Celebrate the wild side of British film at The Portobello Film Festival

The Portobello Film Festival was started in 1996 and was intended to provide a forum for new film makers to show their films. The festival has been dubbed the wild side of Brit film and is one of the biggest celebrations of independent film in Europe.

In the past, film makers such as Guy Richie and Don Letts have both shown films at the Festival, Hexstatic showed their stunning “Natural Rhythm Trilogy” along with Giles Thacker’s (Orbital) image wizardry and Phil Smith presented the only public showing of his Metalhedz/Blue Note documentary.

This year the festival is comprised of three main events, the Portobello free London film festival, the Portobello free rock and roll film festival and the Portobello free world film festival.

The London film festival will feature non-stop, hot off the edit suite London movies. Most of which will be shorts. The rock and roll film festival boasts the latest music movies plus live surprises and Irish films. The world film festival features new and exciting international films from all over the world.

This year screenings will take place in the Kensington Park Hotel, Westbourne Studios and a pop up cinema under the Westway. With premiers of animations, shorts and documentaries, plus lots of talks and Q and A’s with directors and surprise guests, the Portobello film festival is well worth a look for anyone interested in film.

The Portobello film festival is proud to be free of charge. London hotel and events website LondonTown.com can also help keep costs down with a selection of offers and discounts on hotels in London that are conveniently located for the festival. The website has partnered with these hotels to bring guests significant discounts on room rates.

The Pembridge Palace Hotel is only 14 minutes walk from the Portobello film festival. The hotel is offering a 39% discount through LondonTown.com, meaning rooms are available from just £49.

The Princes Square Hotel London is a 15 minute walk from the film festival. They are offering a 40% discount to LondonTown.com users and rooms are available from £44

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