Arts and culture

US actress Debbie Reynolds has died, a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, her son has announced.

US media said the 84-year-old had a stroke. She was taken to a Los Angeles hospital earlier on Wednesday.

The Hollywood legend is best known for her role in the 1952 musical Singin' in the Rain, opposite Gene Kelly.

Fisher - renowned for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars series - died on Tuesday aged 60, following a cardiac arrest on a plane.

Nemazie photographs on exhibit at Mosely Gallery

Oct 31, 2016
UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Local photographer and world traveler Cheryl Nemazie presents, “A Career in Balance; Capturing the World from Both Sides of the Economic Divide,” at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Mosely Gallery.

The exhibit opens with a reception Thursday, Nov. 3, from 4-6 p.m. and remains on display through Nov. 23. 

“These beautiful photographs provide an intimate glimpse of the glaring inequities in our world,” Mosely Gallery Director Susan Holt said.  “The contrast is poignant, but the overall message is also positive.”

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The AMC television series "TURN: Washington's Spies" is getting ready to film its final season in Virginia.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the fourth and final season of the Revolutionary War-era drama will be shot in the Richmond area. Most of the filming of the first three seasons took place in Richmond and Williamsburg.

"TURN," which is about the nation's first spy ring, is based on Alexander Rose's book "Washington Spies."

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore has launched a diversity initiative that will allow women- and minority-owned firms to manage an endowment portfolio.

The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/2aC3k37 ) reports that Brown Capital Management, Channing Capital, Elizabeth Park Capital Management and Garcia Hamilton & Associates have been hired to manage portions of the museum's $116 million endowment portfolio.

President of the museum's board Ellen Bernard says the initiative will strengthen the portfolio performance.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A comedy film set in the 1980s is set to be filmed in central Virginia this summer.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Wednesday that "Permanent" starring Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson with receive an unspecified amount of state money to film in Virginia.

The movie's writer and director is Colette Burson, who grew up in Abingdon and was co-creator of the HBO show "Hung."

The governor's office described the film as a tale of a young girl coming of age in a small town.

Delmarva Metalworks on display at Mosely Gallery

Jul 12, 2016
UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.--There’s still plenty of time to visit “a wonderful show full of whimsy and delightful surprises, especially when you think about the intrinsic nature of the materials” at the Mosely Gallery, Susan Holt, director, said.  The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s art exhibit, “Delmarva Metalworks” is open now through July 28.

 Artisans are members of the Mid-Atlantic Smith’s Association, Holt said.  Despite the difficult process, the “hard, cold, heavy metal swirls, spins, defies gravity and pulsates with warm life.”

Political thriller 'Public Affairs' to be filmed in Virginia

May 24, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — It's "lights, camera, action" for Norfolk.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that the political thriller "Public Affairs" will be filmed in the Hampton Roads city.

The feature film will star Adrian Grenier, best known for role in the HBO comedy-series "Entourage." It will also feature actress Mimi Rogers, who starred in the 2012 film "Hope Springs."

"Public Affairs" is being directed by Eric Bross. Co-producer Jeff Frizzell, who's a Norfolk native, says in a statement that he's proud to bring the film to Virginia.

Delaware panel eyes movie, TV industries

Feb 17, 2016

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Is Delaware ready for its close-up?

A state panel that is meeting Wednesday in Dover is charged with implementing programs aimed at promoting a motion picture and television industry in Delaware.

The panel was formed pursuant to a resolution passed by lawmakers last year and signed by Gov. Jack Markell in July.

Initiatives the panel may look at include providing informational materials pointing out desirable shooting locations within the state, and cooperating with management and labor engaged in the movie and television industries.

Baltimore Museum of Art gets $3M gift for center, programs

Oct 21, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two long-time supporters of the Baltimore Museum of Art have promised to donate $3 million to pay some costs of the museum's new center for education and creativity.

The museum announced Tuesday the Patricia and Mark Joseph Education Center will open Sunday. The center, which is named after the two donors, will culminate the last phase of the museum's $28 million renovation project.

Virginia Film Festival adds more than 20 titles to lineup

Oct 12, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Film Festival has expanded the lineup for this year's event.

More than 20 new films have been added to the lineup of more than 100 titles. They include "Brooklyn," ''Youth" and "Embrace of the Serpent."

The festival will be held Nov. 5-8 at venues across Charlottesville.

Guests scheduled to appear at the festival include actor Meg Ryan, director Oliver Stone and film critic and historian Leonard Maltin.