Includes theatre, opera, ballet, musical performances, dance, puppetry, scenery design, actors, TV series and their prodcution.
The evolution of fireworks: The Drone Show!
Today we look at an innovative company combining new technical skills with event management to create spectacular shows in the sky. They use those same skills to also provide critical humanitarian support in times of disaster or conflict. Image: techau
The face behind Snow-White, the brains behind Bluetooth
Hedy Lamarr was born in Vienna in 1914. An only child, Lamarr’s father, a bank director and curious man, inspired her to look at the inner workings of different machines. Lamarr could be found taking apart and reassembling her music box to understand how it operated. Image credit: m.imdb.com
Past Post: No 8 July 2018
Today we visit Spain 1897 and take a seat in a cafe. You might sit next to a young Picasso sketching the patrons, see a shadow puppet show produced by Pere Romeu or listen to Antoni Gaudi planning his Sagrada Familia. Image: Ramon Casas & Pere Romeu on a Tandem en.wikipedia.org
Alicia Rhett: From Movies to Portraits
Today we learn a little about Alicia Rhett, who chose to shun the glamour of a Hollywood career after a taste in a minor role in a blockbuster. Instead, she chose to devote herself to portrait painting and her local performing arts. Image: Military Cadets, The Citadel (W.T homas McQueeney)
Joey Grimaldi - Clown Extraordinaire
Up until the late 1770s clowns wore masks, not makeup. But in 1778 Joseph Grimaldi, born in London. became the most famous Clown in London, gradually transforming the Clown character from a country bumpkin into the most important character in the harlequinade. (Wikipedia)