NEWS LITE : ARTS CENTER GETTING PIECE FROM STALLONE.A statue from Sylvester Stallone at Miami's Performing Arts Center A performing arts center, often abbreviated PAC, is a multi-use performance space that can be adapted for use by various types of the performing arts, including dance, music and theatre. ?
Stallone is donating a $1 million, 19th century sculpture of Mozart for the planned center, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. his personal curator, New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of gallery owner Leah Kleman, who opened Leah's Gallery in December.
The work is a 5-foot-high white marble sculpture Marble sculpture is the art of creating three-dimensional forms from marble. Sculpture is among the oldest of the arts. Even before painting cave walls, early humans fashioned shapes from stone. From these beginnings, artifacts have evolved to their current complexity. of the 18th century Austrian composer sitting in contemplation atop a 6-foot pedestal of gray marble The Gray Marble (Anthocharis lanceolata) is a butterfly in the Pieridae family. Its range is the west coast of USA and Canada. . It was created in 1882 by a Barcelona sculptor named Geraldo Reynes, whose works are exhibited around the world, Kleman said Tuesday.
The sculpture sits in her gallery amid a wide array of neoclassical ne·o·clas·si·cism also Ne·o·clas·si·cism
A revival of classical aesthetics and forms, especially:
a. A revival in literature in the late 17th and 18th centuries, characterized by a regard for the classical ideals of reason, form, works, immense furniture, large urns, marble nymphs and huge chandeliers.
The donation was an idea from Stanley Levine, a Stallone lawyer who has been a prominent adviser over the years to the Concert Association of Florida, Miami City Ballet Miami City Ballet was created in 1986 with former New York City Ballet principal dancer Edward Villella helming the company. The Miami City Ballet flourishes as one of America's most respected Balanchine-style based ballet companies. and Metro-Dade's Performing Arts Center Trust.
Spanish royals, Mubaraks mingle
Spain's King Juan Carlos Juan Car·los Born 1938.
King of Spain (since 1975) who acceded to the throne on the death of Francisco Franco and helped restore parliamentary democracy.
Noun 1. and Queen Sofia mixed work and play Tuesday, meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Noun 1. Hosni Mubarak - Egyptian statesman who became president in 1981 after Sadat was assassinated (born in 1929)
Mubarak and then going sightseeing.
Juan Carlos and a 45-member business delegation arrived Monday in Cairo to discuss investment opportunities in Egypt.
The king and Mubarak met alone and with ministers while their wives got together elsewhere in the morning. Then all four headed off to see the ancient pyramids at Giza and the 14th century Sultan Hassan mosque.
During their visit, the royals also plan to open a library at the Spanish Cultural Center and visit a Spanish-funded restoration program at Egypt's National Library.
Critic lashes out at film industry
Film critic Michael Medved has harsh words not only for bad films, but for bad film executives.
Medved, speaking Monday at Grove City College The school emphasizes a humanities core curriculum, which endorses the Judeo-Christian Western tradition and the free market. While loosely associated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), the college is non-denominational and does not require students to sign a statement of faith, though in Pennsylvania, said executives in Hollywood are catering to each other and not mainstream America when they release films with dark or violent themes.
``The industry is focused on peer respect. It is full of insecure people, particularly guys who are insecure about their masculinity. They were all nerds in school,'' he said.
Medved, author of ``Hollywood vs. America,'' said executives in Hollywood believe films with sex, violence and profanity Irreverence towards sacred things; particularly, an irreverent or blasphemous use of the name of God. Vulgar, irreverent, or coarse language.
The use of certain profane or obscene language on the radio or television is a federal offense, but in other situations, profanity sell better. But, he noted, PG- and G-rated films have performed better than R-rated releases during the past 20 years.
``The reason `Star Wars' did so well is that everybody brought their kids,'' he said.
Whale-size speed bump tosses boater into the drink
Scott Earl remembers its very broad back and its very big tail, but when he made it to the ocean surface the whale that upended his boat was nowhere to be seen.
Earl's 20-foot rubber boat, the heart of his business of pumping out boat tanks, was upside down and his gear was bobbing alongside him Saturday morning just off Santa Catalina Island San·ta Cat·a·li·na Island or Catalina Island
An island off southern California in the southern Santa Barbara Islands. Discovered in 1542, it has been a noted resort center since the 1920s. .
``I'd been going along about 40 knots, water smooth as glass, and then I bounce up eight feet in the air,'' said Earl, 32, of Orange. ``Then my boat's upside down, and I'm trying to find my way out from under.
``All I can figure is, the whale came up under me and then dove back down.''
Earl was about 23 miles out of Huntington Harbour when the whale hit about 9:30 a.m. Nearby fishermen helped Earl right his boat.
A Coast Guard tug arrived a short time later and towed the disabled craft to Avalon.
Good deed pays off big time for honest Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. cabbie cab·by or cab·bie
n. pl. cab·bies
[cab1 + -y3.
David Hacker had just finished his 10-hour shift driving a cab in Las Vegas when he spotted a bulging alligator-skin wallet on the back seat.
It held $25,000 - what Hacker normally makes in a year.
``This is it,'' Hacker thought, considering it a test from above.
A few years earlier, Hacker had made a promise to return the favor if God would help him through some health problems.
Hacker tracked down the owner and was rewarded with $5,000 in cash, food and clothes, and a whole week living the high life.
Credit cards in the wallet bore the name of Lance Dykes. Hacker believed it could have been a passenger he picked up from Bally's. Sure enough, he found Dykes at one of the casino's roulette wheels.
Dykes, 38, from Hinesville, Ga., said he had realized the wallet was missing but figured it was long gone.
``In Las Vegas, I just couldn't believe someone would turn it in,'' Dykes said Tuesday of his Feb. 11 encounter. `I was almost speechless. I must have told him `thank you' 150 times.''
Watergate tools to be exhibited
A collection of ordinary tools that illustrate the extraordinary fall of Richard M. Nixon will soon go on display at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids Grand Rapids, city (1990 pop. 189,126), seat of Kent co., SW central Mich., on the Grand River; inc. 1850. The second largest city in the state, it is a distribution, wholesale, and industrial center for an area that yields fruit, dairy products, farm produce, , Mich.
The tools used in the Watergate burglary, including a flashlight, gloves, screwdrivers and a lock-picking kit, will be part of the museum's new galleries that will open in April.
The tools have been stored at the National Archives along with other evidence from the June 1972 break-in at Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate Hotel. President Nixon resigned in disgrace in 1974 after tape recordings incriminated him in a cover-up of his staff's involvement in the burglary.
Ford, who became president when Nixon resigned.
Photo: (1) Presidential greeting
South African President Nelson Mandela and Graca Machel, right, the widow of Mozambique's founding President Samora Machel, flank Swedish Queen Silvia during a welcoming ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday