Artist’s First U.S. Exhibition Offers a Glimpse of Talent | Culture & Leisure

The stark and sometimes jarring images created by artist Brenda ‘Bren’ Govender can seem to step away from the darkness. Or be enveloped in it. The South African-born work is part of her Fleeting Glimpses exhibition currently at the Thomas Stevens Gallery in downtown Hillsborough, her first in the United States. “I think this whole … Read more

Art inspired by nature | Culture & Leisure

A nature-loving and eco-conscious local artist uses these inspirations to create colorful and eye-catching works of art. A native of Missouri, Sue Friesz earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in studio art and has been creating art for decades. Friesz and her husband, who worked as a hydraulic engineer before retiring on the Oregon coast, … Read more

Manhattan’s Least Likely Crime Trio Returns in Style | arts and entertainment

Back for a second season – and a second crime to solve – the success of Hulu’s cozy-funny-gloomy whodunit “Only Murders in the Building” rests mostly on the shoulders of its three leads and their mix of ruminating youth (Selena Gomez) and the Questionable Life Experiment (Martin Short and Steve Martin) reunite once again to … Read more

Capitan Hosts the 66th Annual Smokey Bear Stampede | Culture & Leisure

captain July 1-4 Stampede of the Smoked Bear The 66th Annual Smokey Bear Stampede is held at the Rodeo Grounds, 100 Fifth St., with nightly open rodeos, daily ranch rodeos, team roping, riding performances and nightly dances in the building Fletcher Hall. Rodeo tickets will be available at the door only. The Village of Capitan … Read more

EXPLAINER: How will R. Kelly’s sentence affect other trials? | Culture & Leisure

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly could be over 80 before the singer is free again, based on a 30-year prison sentence imposed this week by a federal judge in New York for taking advantage of his fame for sexually abusing young fans, some of whom were children. And if the 55-year-old loses in three related … Read more

Commentary: Why the late Sam Gilliam’s inventive abstract drapes celebrate artistic difference

Sam Gilliam, an artist who merged painting with sculpture into brightly colored canvases he removed from their wooden stretchers and hung in space, died of kidney failure on June 25 in Washington, D.C. , where he lived and worked for six decades. He was 88 years old. The works for which he is best known, … Read more

Lots to do this 4th of July | Culture & Leisure

As the 4th of July falls on a Monday this year, there are local opportunities to celebrate the holiday all weekend, including the return of the Telluride Parade to Main Street after a two-year hiatus. The festivities begin Friday with Sammy Brue playing the Music on the Green Concert Series at Reflection Plaza in Mountain … Read more

Like “Bridgerton”? Wait to catch ‘Mr. Malcolm’s List | Culture & Leisure

Years before “Bridgerton” and the Regency-era fashion moment it inspired, director Emma Holly Jones dreamed of an early 19th-century romantic comedy with a diverse cast. Inspiration isn’t always easy to pin down, but in this case, Jones can trace the spark to a fortuitous week in 2015. While listening to the “Blacklist” podcast, which spotlights … Read more

Daytona Bandshell will explode with weekend concerts | Culture & Leisure

A tribute to boss Bruce Springsteen begins the 4th of July celebration at the Bandshell in Daytona Beach. There will be four concerts, all beginning at 7:15 p.m., Friday through Monday at 70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach. Sounds of Summer concerts at the Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell, presented by the city’s Cultural Services Division, continue with … Read more