New York (PRWEB) November 29, 2013
The Christmas season is upon us and Charlie Brown will soon be shopping for his sweet and pathetic little Christmas tree, the Peanuts gang will be dancing to Vince Guaraldis classic music, and Linus will be explaining what Christmas is really all about.
Christmas is special to Peanuts and this year the gang has a host of activities planned that bring out the festive in the festivities.
Social Season: Teen star Bella Thorne (Disney Channels Shake It Up and Hollywood Records recording artist) and Snoopy will co-host a Peanuts-themed Christmas social media party, swapping Christmas memories and Peanuts stories with Thornes more than 4.7 million Twitter followers and 2.2 million Instagram followers.
WHEN: Sunday, December 1, 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST
Peanuts Plays Carnegie Hall: Carnegie Halls Weill Music Institute presents A Charlie Brown Christmas in a special holiday Family Concert with The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke. This staged concert version of Charles M. Schulzs iconic television special brings the beloved Peanuts characters to life with voices by child actors from the TADA! Youth Theater and special choreography performed by New York Theatre Ballets talented young dancers. Renowned puppeteer and actor John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Sesame Street) narrates the heart-warming story, underscored by the music of Vince Guaraldi, featuring the dynamic Essential Voices USA led by Judith Clurman.
WHEN: Saturday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Stern Auditorium/ Perelman Stage
Under the Tree: The beloved Peanuts characters are yours to take home in a variety of special gifts available at retailers nationwide. Among the many Peanuts goodies:
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Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014
On the shores of Lake Toxaway, North Carolina, the historic Greystone Inn is undergoing a meticulous renovation under the direction of Natural Retreats. Intended to christen a new era for the property, the work will introduce a series of improvements designed to increase the appeal of the resort to new generations.
These investments are balanced by initiatives that will help restore and preserve the special character that has made the Greystone Inn a destination of choice since 1903 and recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award for 27 consecutive years.
While renovation activities will take place over a 24-month timeframe, Natural Retreats will host an official Grand Opening event on Saturday, June 14th, to celebrate with loyal Greystone Inn guests, Lake Toxaway homeowners and local community members. The event will feature free BBQ, an Oskar Brews Brewery Tent, casting lessons and demonstrations from Natural Retreats fly fishing guides, kayaking and paddle board races, free lake cruises on the Miss Lucy, Mountain Hardwear product demonstrations, and other family-oriented games and activities throughout the day.
The Greystone Inn provides a perfect opportunity to demonstrate our careful stewardship of cherished historic properties, said Matthew Spence, CEO of Natural Retreats. As with our multi-million dollar restoration of the iconic Inn at John OGroats in the North of Scotland, Natural Retreats is taking great care to enhance the experience of guests while ensuring the integrity of the propertys renowned charm and comfort for decades to come.
Restoration initiatives include examination and selective improvement to building exteriors, plumbing and electrical systems, landscaping, and removing underground fuel tanks and adjacent contaminated soil; investment in guest rooms including new bedding (duvets, sheets, pillows and blankets), mattresses, window shades, select bath fixtures, and selective painting; replacement of carpet, reupholstering of chairs and new artwork in the dining room; refurbishment and addition of new outdoor furniture; and installation of a new front awning.
New features of the Greystone Inn include an Outfitter Shop with a Starbucks outlet adjacent to the lobby, a new bar in the lobby lounge with associated seating featuring a panoramic view of Lake Toxaway, new flat screen televisions in Mansion Building guest rooms, and renovation of the Presidential Suite into the Southern Living Honeymoon Suite. Southern Living is leading a comprehensive redecoration of the suite, including all furniture and fixtures, to be featured in the September issue of Southern Living magazine.
Creation of the Outfitters Shop will be accompanied by expansion of guided fly fishing and rock climbing excursions alongside traditional opportunities for hiking, biking, golf, and champagne cruises across Lake Toxaway.
Online booking for the Greystone Inn is now open at http://www.naturalretreats.com/us/lake-toxaway/greystone-inn-accommodation/.
About Natural Retreats
Natural Retreats is a luxury travel company specializing in spectacular, unique destinations that balance elegance, adventure, and an uncompromising commitment to personal service. Spanning the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Natural Retreats offers a variety of accommodations including resorts, inns, lodges, castles, and private vacation homes. To learn more about Natural Retreats, view its worldwide portfolio of properties and book travel, visit http://www.naturalretreats.com.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014
On Saturday, August 9, a one-night only exhibition at Georgetowns Castle will feature mixed media paintings by Seattle artist Amy Pleasant, juried works by local and national artists, selected submissions from the public and a one-act play which pointedly and humorously explores divided loyalties and life transitions. For more information or to participate go to http://www.continentalshiftseattle.com.
The inspiration for this exhibition generated from artist Amy Pleasants own experience when in 2004 she found herself alone raising her son and her husbands two children after he had been deployed only 6 months post wedding.
Top Faith-based Groups Partner With Brian Godawa to Host the Definitive Online Discussion of the Epic Film Noah
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014
Christian Author, Screenwriter, and Script Doctor, Brian Godawa is no stranger to controversy. As the author of the non-fiction book HOLLYWOOD WORLDVIEWS: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment, and of the Amazon bestselling Biblical fiction title NOAH PRIMEVAL, part of the CHRONICLES of the NEPHILIM series, Godawa has been a much sought-after expert on the intersection of faith and film.
Godawa has partnered with Movie to Movement and ChristianCinema.com to present a lively and in-depth online discussion about the Paramount Pictures film, scripture and culture. Movie to Movement, the largest Christian entertainment engagement community, and ChristianCinema.com, the most visited movie website in the faith-based market, will present this definitive faith-based discussion regarding Noah on Monday, March 31 at 8:00pm EST, online at http://www.twubs.com/TalkNoah and on Twitter at #TalkNoah.
Combining his Hollywood experience with his extensive research on Noah as presented in Jewish & Christian historical writings, Godawa will take questions about NOAH in the context of both. Examples of questions include: Should Christians support films like Noah? How Biblical is this film? Can Hollywood make Biblical films? How can we find out more about characters like the Watchers and the Nephilim?
During the chat, participants will be encouraged to tweet in questions and comments about the film NOAH with Godawa anticipating an engaging and lively discussion on faith, filmmaking, and this often misunderstood portion of scripture. Topics will include amazing, lesser known facts about Noah and this time period, The Bible, Environmentalism, the persona of Noah and his wife and daughters, and how Christians can better discern the intent of filmmakers, be better informed on scripture, and articulately engage in pop culture.
A blog by Godawa in October 2012 critiquing an early script of the film has recently been quoted in outlets such as CNN, Hollywood Reporter and Good Morning America. These early insights have left an indelible impact on the topic of filmmaking, specifically when dealing with core issues and belief systems. Godawa believes it is the responsibility of both filmmakers and viewers to be respectful and sincere when engaging in culture.
Godawas book, HOLLYWOOD WORLDVIEWS: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment, has been widely used as a text-book in film programs at universities and high schools across the nation. As stated in the book, he does not condone the idea that Christians boycott films he wants Christians to engage in culture. He wants viewers to be able discern the intent of the filmmakers, as well as be informed about what the Bible says about films like NOAH.
Another Godawa title, NOAH PRIMEVAL has become an Amazon bestseller, painting the landscape of the story of Noah. Due to the extensive research required to prepare for the novel, Godawa became an authority on the book of Genesis and often lectures and teaches on the ancient scriptures and writings regarding this period of time. Godawa hopes this chat will help answer any questions viewers may have encountered after viewing the Aronofsky film when it opens this week, or as they consider seeing it in the future.
Bobby Downes from ChristianCinema.com explains, Our mission is to provide a platform for Christian artists like Brian Godawa. This is an online discussion where Brian has graciously offered to share his knowledge of both the story of Noah and the craft of storytelling through movies. This is truly a unique opportunity for anyone who is interested in history, scripture, culture or who is just a fan of films. I know our audience will walk away informed and encouraged after this amazing event.
Most religious people see this film as an opportunity to engage with the culture around them and to talk about something that is normally suppressed or dismissed, explains Godawa. If you choose to see Noah, use this as an opportunity to express to those who have seen it what you thought of it and how your personal faith in the God of Noah has affected your life. Talk about your own interpretation of the Noah story in the Bible. Speak the truth in love. I plan to.
To participate in the chat, please view on http://www.twubs.com/TalkNoah or simply follow on Twitter by using #TalkNoah.
About Christian Cinema
Since 1999, ChristianCinema.com has been connecting audiences with Christian movies and filmmakers. From news, reviews, and interviews to DVD rentals, DVD sales, VOD and promotion of theatrical releases, ChristianCinema.com’s mission is to bring stories that will impact lives. Through its Digital Screener Service for marketers and distributors, and licensing for church movie events, the company provides resources for the church and movie tools for Christian filmmakers. To find out how ChristianCinema.com can help you connect, visit http://www.ChristianCinema.com.
About Movie to Movement
Movie to Movement was created to promote a culture of Life, Love & Beauty. They do this through the production of our own films, as well as sharing others. Movie to Movement believes that film is todays most influential medium and that we can change culture, and use Hollywood to do it. By going to see Movie to Movement promoted and produced films we viewers are supporting good films and send a message to Hollywood that more need to be made. http://www.movietomovement.com
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