Local Talent Performs the “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” Soundtrack Live

A few seasons ago, I mentioned to a local artistic director that a concert production of Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, performed in Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater and backed by the North Carolina Symphony, would be a sure-fire hit. While that production never came to fruition (and now can’t happen for some… Continue reading Local Talent Performs the “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” Soundtrack Live

“The Hobbit” a Welcome Return to Middle Earth

It’s been nine years since moviegoers were able to visit J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth with the “Lord of the Rings” finale “The Return of the King.” Now, director Peter Jackson goes back to that magical land with a new trilogy based on the “LOTR” prequel “The Hobbit.” “An Unexpected Journey” begins with the same scene… Continue reading “The Hobbit” a Welcome Return to Middle Earth

Frank Frazetta— Artist, Illustrator, Painter with Fire

Not unlike Michelangelo’s apprenticeship with Domenico Ghirlandaio as a teen, Frazetta delighted and amazed his teacher with his inherent talent and ability.