Royal Ballet’s take on enthralling mystery Anastasia set for Dudley cinemas

Anastasia, staring Laura Morera, Lauren Cuthbertson and Natalia Osipova, will be shown at Brierley Hill Odeon and Dudley Showcase on Wednesday, November 2. Photo: Royal Opera House ANASTASIA, the powerful and compelling full length ballet based on the true story of the lost Russian Grand Duchess, is set to be screened …

Tom Stoppard’s First New Play In a Decade

The profound question being debated here — is consciousness no more than brain tissue and, if so, is altruism merely the product of evolutionary biology? — has brought Stoppard into public colloquies with scientists and philosophers investigating this quintessential 21st century conundrum.

A Noise Withina s a Imaginary Invalida is silliness at its best in Pasadena

Rafael Goldstein, from left, Jeremy Rabb, Kelsey Carthew, Apollo Dukakis and Josh Odsess-Rubin in A Noise Within's “The Imaginary Invalid.” When: 8 p.m. Oct. 29, Nov. 4 and 18; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 and 17, 7 p.m. Oct. 23 and Nov. 13; 2 p.m. Oct. 23 and 29, Nov. 13 and 19; ends Nov. 19. The thing about classic …

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents BILLY & RAY

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, BILLY & RAY, written by Mike Bencivenga and directed by Michael Matthews . “Old Hollywood comes to Laguna Beach in this comedy about the making one of the most iconic films of …

Drones: a I have never seen an industry change as fasta

David Alamillo, Chief Pilot & Flight Operations Manager-Dronifi, uses a laptop to prepare a Sensefly Ebee drone for a flight. He shoots arial images for farmers to identify problems with their crops.

Police: Teens responsible for racist graffiti on schoolhouse

Police say they've identified five teenage boys believed to be responsible for spray-painting racist graffiti on a 19th century schoolhouse that once served black children in northern Virginia. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that detectives have interviewed the boys, all of whom are 16 or 17 years …

The Writer’s Almanac: October 2, 2016

The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor educates, entertains and inspires with brief facts and poetry related to each day's date. It celebrates the birthdays and works of poets, writers, composers, philosophers and historical figures.

What Ails The Philadelphia Orchestra Won’t Be Cured When The Musicians Come Back

“Regardless of whether this is quick, or the kind of long, damaging strike the orchestra sustained in 1996, bigger problems loom. Musicians returning to work will no more end the orchestra’s troubles than the group’s exit from bankruptcy in 2012. The salient question: Is there enough willing philanthropy in …

Male Writer Outs Female Writer Who Wanted Anonymity

Elena Ferrante is a brilliant writer whose art rested on keeping her personal and professional lives separate. The author of the Neapolitan novels and a slew of similarly feminist-leaning books, she catalyzed Ferrante Fever, a worldwide obsession with her singular approach to storytelling. The name “Elena Ferrante” is…

Habitat: Obsessions—A Look at Aaron Curry’s Guitars

Habitat: Obsessions is a ten-part series of visits to the surprising nonart collections of art-world professionals.“I grew up obsessed with guitars,” L.A.-based artist Aaron Curry told me. “When I was young, I used to cut up boxes and make cardboard guitars using …