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Matthew West's Into the Light Tour Coming to the Adler! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adler Theatre   
Monday, 13 August 2012 14:32
Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Matthew West, with special guests MIKESCHAIR, Lindsay McCaul and Everfound, will perform at the Adler Theatre on Saturday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m.  You are invited to purchase your tickets before the general public beginning on Tuesday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. until Thursday, August 16 at 10:00 p.m.  Click on the orange "Find Tickets" button below and enter in the pre-sale password LIGHT.  Reserved tickets ($19 & $30 Artist Circle) go on sale to the public this Friday, August 17 at 10:00 a.m.  MatthewWest.com

 
Want to Make Movies? High-Tech Tools Are Accessible to All PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ginny Grimsley   
Friday, 10 August 2012 13:31
Award-Winning Director Gives Tips for Ambitious Amateurs

Because technology is moving so quickly, it’s easy to miss out on gadgets that may impact one’s life.

“Anyone with a cell phone knows how accessible taking pictures and shooting footage is nowadays, but with a minimum of investment, movie fans can tell their own stories with the same professional hardware that legends are using today,” says seasoned filmmaker Kerstin Karlhuber.

She completed her latest project, “Tides of the Heart” (www.silentgiantproductions.com), in collaboration with partner and renowned songwriter Daniel Jay Paul.

“It’s a feature-length music video – there’s no dialogue. The story is told completely through the music and Kerstin’s direction,” says Paul, whose latest album, “Clean Getaway” (www.danieljaypaul.com), not only makes up much of the score for the film, but also structures the plot.

“With the technology available today, you can really afford to experiment and innovate. That’s what keeps pushing the artistry to the next level,” he says.

Karlhuber and Paul offer suggestions for creative-minded individuals who have been kicking around ideas, but haven’t yet pulled the trigger on a project:

• The Canon EOS 5D Mark III: Canon v. Nikon … who cares? The point is that the big dogs in the film business, from James Cameron to Neill Blomkamp of indie-film success story, “District 9,” are using digital gear that can be purchased by the average movie fan. The sharpest, crispest picture in the history of images can tell your story for a few thousand dollars.

• Adobe, CyberLink, Final Cut Pro, etc.: Film editing software, more than ever, is cheap, user-friendly and easy to acquire. There are several tutorial demonstrations available online, and if you need to come up with ideas for a project brainstorm with friends or family. That’s half the fun.

• Getting started: Sadly, most of the failure of creative projects – whether film, music, art or writing – involves work-ethic issues, or lack of confidence. Ask the following questions: How long have I been thinking about my idea? Is my vision doable? What’s keeping me from pursuing it? … And, perhaps the most insightful question – Why not?

• A little help from your friends: Chances are that if you’re a creative person, you have a few creative buddies who can help you troubleshoot concepts and technical issues. Lean on your artistic friends for moral support – they understand the struggle of the creative process. The same people may be a good source for constructive criticism, too, when the project is nearing completion.

• Consider trends: Karlhuber’s film has no dialogue and relies solely on Paul’s songs for sound. The most recent Oscar winner for best picture, “The Artist,” also features no dialogue, relying on old-school Hollywood visual drama. While this is a coincidence, Karlhuber says it has helped her film gain attention. “If your creative ideas happen to line up with a trending topic, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t take advantage of the public’s zeitgeist,” she says.

About Kerstin Karlhuber & Daniel Jay Paul

Kerstin Karlhuber is an award-winning filmmaker and director. Her work in the arts has been seen around the world, from off-Broadway to Cannes, the Arclight Theater in Los Angeles to a segment on “Good Morning America.” She is the founder and director of the film production company Silent Giant Productions based in New York City.

Daniel Jay Paul is a songwriter who recently released “Clean Getaway” on the Sunlight Communication Arts label. His songs have been described by Music Express’ Marcus Wright as “music you hear with your heart ….” Paul is the author of the novel “The Last Sunset.”

 
16th Annual Music on the Lawn this weekend! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Friday, 10 August 2012 08:34

Saturday, August 11, 2012

5:00 to 8:00 PM

Park View Lutheran Church

14 Grove Road, Park View, Iowa

 Live Music by:

 Steve Ernst with Laura Boyles

 Todd Anthony Joos and the Revelators

www.revelators.com

 Driven Existence

www.drivenexistence.com

 Come out for this great outdoor event.

Music, food, jumping balloon, all free!

Bring lawn chairs or blanket for seating.

Concessions provided by the Lytes Youth Group.

For more information, call 563-285-9035

 
Summer's Almost Over, But Camp (Rock) is JUST BEGINNING at TCR! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Theatre Cedar Rapids   
Friday, 10 August 2012 08:21
Part of the US Bank Family Series
Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical
Opens August 9, 2012

Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical opens tonight for a full two week run!  A perfect family musical, based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movie!  August 9th - 19th.

 
TCM Event Series Featuring Hitchcock’s “The Birds” From Universal Pictures Flies into Cinemas this Fall PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Greg Camphire   
Wednesday, 08 August 2012 14:48
NCM® Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) are presenting a special event series featuring four newly restored titles commemorating Universal Pictures' 100th anniversary.  The series begins with Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds on Wednesday, September 19; and continues with a double feature of Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein on Wednesday, October 24; followed by a special 50th Anniversary edition of To Kill a Mockingbird on Thursday, November 15.  Each event will begin at 7:00 p.m. local time, with special matinees in select theaters at 2:00 p.m. The series will feature newly restored versions of the films created by Universal in celebration of its 100th Anniversary, and will also include a specially-produced TCM introduction by film historian, author and TCM host Robert Osborne, who will take audiences behind the scenes for each of these American classics with unique insights into their making.
Tickets for these special film events in the Turner Classic Movies series are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
The Turner Classic Movies Series will be playing at the following movie theaters in your area on September 19, October 24 and November 15.  Theater locations are subject to change; for updated information, please check your local listings closer to the event date.

Davenport 53 18 with IMAX 3601 E 53rd St Davenport IA 52807

 
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