September 19, 2018

Arts & Culture

NPPC photo club meets Tuesday

The National Park Photography Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Garland County Library on Malvern Avenue to do a group critique; all current members can make submissions in advance. This will be a "safe" activity in that feedback will be focused on offering positive comments on improvements that could be made to submitted photos. This is not an activity designed to let folks show off their award-winning images. Participants should look through their catalogue and find something they think has potential, but needs work to be successful in competition or for being ready to hang on the wall. Be prepared to listen to suggestions with an open mind.

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September Yard of the Month announced

Over the last 17 years, Polly and Bob Revell have created a lush landscape with time and lots of hard work. A large front yard contains "more than several very large, randomly placed curving beds, surrounded by a lush lawn and mature trees."

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McConaughey gives heart to 'White Boy Rick'

There's a "where are they now" at the end of "White Boy Rick," an astonishing true story about a teenager in a rough part of Detroit in the 1980s who became an undercover FBI informant, that might have served the movie better had the audience been aware from the beginning.

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'The Predator' outstays its welcome on Earth

Predators are personal for Shane Black. He was hacked apart by one of the fearsome alien hunters in the first "Predator" movie 31 years ago and now returns to sit in the director's chair for the latest saga in the franchise.

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Gospel concert

The Garrett Sisters and Level Ground will join together in concert for two performances today. The first is set for 9-11 a.m. at the Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans Market, and again at 6:30 p.m. in Building 2 at the Garland County Fairgrounds.

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Literacy tutor training offered during National Literacy Month

September is National Literacy Month. In appreciation for the ability to read, the Literacy Council of Garland County is hosting a literacy tutor training from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at 119 Hobson Ave. Lunch will be provided, so registering is important. Call the council at 624-7323 or email and reserve a spot. The tutor event is free to interested potential tutors and current tutors who would like a refresher.

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Broadway and West End star Marin Mazzie dies

NEW YORK -- Actress and soprano Marin Mazzie, a three-time Tony Award nominee known for powerhouse Broadway performances in "Ragtime," "Passion" and "Kiss Me, Kate," has died following a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 57.

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