Friday, November 14, 2008

Style and Focus News Bites

** Tony Dow better known for his role on the classic TV series "Leave It To Beaver" will have his artwork displayed at the famed Louvre museum in Paris, France from Dec. 11 - 14. Dow is one of serveral artists from the Karen Lynne Gallery to be featured at museum as part of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts exhibition. The sculpture that will be displayed is titled “Unarmed Warrior,” and is a bronze figure of a woman holding a shield. (The San Diego Union-Tribune)

** The Mayor of Boston, Thomas M. Menino launched an enhanced holiday promotional website designed to boost holiday sales and encourage families to enjoy the city's broad range of holiday events - many free or deeply discounted. Working in partnership with the local hospitality industry, arts organizations, businesses, neighborhood Main Street programs, Downtown Crossing Partnership, Copley Place and Prudential Mall. The city has pulled together a central marketing effort to offer discounts for: The theater, Dining, Shopping, Lodging, and Parking at (Press Release)

** Jennifer Hudson would like to thank fans for all the support during this most trying time for her. She wrote on her personal blog "I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time... My sister and I take great comfort and strength from your love and concern." (World Entertainment News)

** Hilary Duff has signed with NBC to create a new TV series. Also, the one-year contract will allow Duff, to guest star or appear in other NBC series. (Us Magazine)

** Whoopi Goldberg to produce "Sister Act" on the London Stage. Goldberg is headed for the West End to open a musical version of her hit film "Sister Act" in London. Casting is underway and will be announced next year. The musical will open June 2, 2009, at the London Palladium, with preview performances beginning May 6. Goldberg will join forces with Stage Entertainment, one of Europe's largest theatrical producers, a company headed by Joop Van Den Ende, in presenting the show. The musical will feature music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken. (Black Entertainment News)

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