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Arts/Photography (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Spanish wax museum recreates Melania Trump's RNC moment

    07/22/2017 12:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 22, 2017 | David Caplan
    First lady Melania Trump's wax doppelganger was unveiled Thursday at Spain's Museo de Cera de Madrid. The wax museum recreated Trump's look from last year's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where she took to the stage and spoke to party delegates in a rousing speech. The wax figure's debut was timed to the one-year anniversary of the convention. Trump's wax figure -- which stands next to an existing wax figure of her husband, President Donald Trump -- wears the same Roksanda dress with puffed sleeves she wore at the RNC. The wax figure also dons a pair of nude heels,...
  • Oh là là! -- Melania Dazzles with a Tri-Color Dress at the Eiffel Tower

    07/19/2017 3:58:39 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 17 replies
    Google Images ^ | Photos from recent trip to Paris
    Oh là là, our splendid First Lady knocked my socks off again with a very original dress! The red, white and blue must have impressed the French on Bastille Day. Voltaire, the ex-prisoner, would approve! Enjoy! More pics at the Google Image link above.
  • A Visual Masterpiece From Felix Hagan & The Family

    07/13/2017 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 1 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | July 13, 2017 | Benjamin Mitchell
    Following their EP 'Kiss The Misfits', the theatrical punk rock group Felix Hagan & The Family recently released electro-punk track ‘Delirium Tremendous’ which is the first taste of the band’s forthcoming album due later this year. And now there is a visual masterpiece to accompany it depicting the pits of addiction and a lost identity.
  • New comic Calexit sees California rebelling against President Trump

    07/12/2017 7:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | July 12, 2017 | Christian Holub
    The presidency of Donald Trump has certainly been eventful so far. The day after Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, millions of Americans took to the streets to make the Women’s March one of the biggest protests in the country’s history — and that energy has not yet subsided. Liberal opponents of Trump proudly declare themselves “The Resistance,” as if they were fighting the Nazi occupation of France. Constituents have been storming Republican town halls and Congressional offices to protest the Trump-led Republican Party’s new health care proposal, while so-called “antifa” protestors have more violently...
  • Second Big Film Studio Set For Fayette County (5,000 jobs in Georgia)

    07/10/2017 9:07:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WABE-FM ^ | July 10, 2017 | Ellie Hensley
    A $58 million film studio is in the works for Fayette County, just minutes from Pinewood Atlanta Studios. This week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle reports the 24-acre, six-stage complex in north Fayetteville would be called Cinema South Studios. The team behind the venture includes Alvin Williams, a film producer with more than 30 years of experience in the film industry; Jim Viviano of 5G Studio Collaborative, the architect behind the project; and Todd Brooks, president at Brooks Real Estate Development Inc. Winter Construction will build the studios once funding is in place. The partners plan to break ground this December with...
  • The Unused Confetti From Hillary Clinton’s Election-Night Loss Is Now a Work of Art

    07/06/2017 11:32:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Art Net News ^ | July 6, 2017 | Sarah Cascone
    There’s no denying the first half of 2017 would have been very different had Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. In her current St. Louis gallery exhibition, artist Bunny Burson remembers the future that very nearly was, creating an artwork using the iridescent confetti that was primed to go off on election night this past November 8, had the country elected its first woman president. A longtime Clinton devotee, Burson was the executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities under President Bill Clinton’s administration. In the aftermath of the 2016 election,...
  • A Chance To Watch The Divine Opera 'Carmen' At Your Local Cinema

    07/06/2017 3:34:00 PM PDT · by Logicbox · 7 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | July 6, 2017 | Music News Team
    CinemaLive have announced their partnership with C-Major Entertainment to bring Carmen, the most beautiful opera by Georges Bizet, which will be filmed on the Lake in Bregenz, Austria and transmitted to 300 UK cinemas on Thursday 14th September. Seebühne (floating stage) is set on the water near the shores of Lake Constance in Austria and has a 7,000 seat open-air amphitheatre. The set has been designed by British artist Es Devlin who has designed sets for Adele, U2, Take That and Kanye West.
  • A Sand Museum in Japan does Series of American Patriotic Sculptures

    07/04/2017 7:55:36 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 7 replies
    NYT | April 10, 2017 | Pocono Pundit
    On a remote beach in Japan, sand sculptors from many countries came to create large, high quality sculptures of famous American patriotic scenes. Happy 4th of July, my FRiends! Check out the pics!
  • Joy Behar to Christian baker: C’mon, Jesus would have made a wedding cake for a gay couple

    07/01/2017 10:21:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 1, 2017 | Allahpundit
    I think this is less a matter of Behar imputing her own morality to Jesus than channeling the broad secular sense of him as a supremely chill dude whose chief virtue is that he Does Not Judge. That’s a weird read on a religious figure who speaks many times of hell in the gospels but that’s our culture, for better or worse. She may not even be the most confused person here. Two other panelists press Jack Phillips, the baker, on the idea that he’s being judgey with gay couples, with one imagining that Christ might disapprove of their wedding...
  • Chibok Girls And Trump Appear In Unannounced Photo Op

    07/01/2017 3:43:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    National Public Radio's Goats and Soda ^ | June 30, 2017 | Courtney Columbus
    The White House usually picks a photo of the day. On June 28, the image they chose showed two girls from Nigeria who were abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram but managed to escape: Joy Bishara and Lydia Pogu. They're flanked by President Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka Trump. The photo had been taken the day before. Trump is giving a thumbs up. The meeting was not publicized in advance. NPR's White House correspondent Tamara Keith says the administration didn't notify the press corps about it, it didn't appear on the White House daily schedule and it was not...
  • Johnny Dep A Time Traveler?

    06/27/2017 11:03:35 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 35 replies
    Right Wing Conservative News Blog ^ | June 27, 2017 | Jeffrey A Friedberg, News Man
    “When’s the last time an actor assasinated a President?” What an Odd thing to say…. How would anyone’s mind function in such a way as to make those wild connections between self and murder in history—and then apparenty fantasize about it in front of millions? Something like that is just too Out-Of-The-Blue, unless…. Unless…Is Dep A Time Traveler? See Photos At End:
  • Could the Future of Metal 3D Printing Be Print Farms?

    06/24/2017 2:01:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Design News ^ | June 20, 2017 | Tracey Schelmetic
    One company sees 3D print technology evolving into a product lineup of affordable and scalable printers, with the “blade server” concept for volume manufacturing where printers on a rack will scale up or down to meet customers’ needs. Discussions of additive manufacturing invariably turn to prototyping for a good reason: economics. While it may make sense from a cost perspective to 3D print functional new parts with plastic or metal during the design process, additive manufacturing (AM) techniques cease where mass production begins. Few manufacturers are discussing replacing traditional production methods for parts with AM techniques, as it would simply...
  • Artist Protests Dolce & Gabbana's Ties To Trump While Walking The Runway

    06/22/2017 3:35:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Huffington Post - South Africa ^ | June 22, 2017 | Carly Ledbetter
    One man took a stand against Dolce & Gabbana's ties to Donald Trump at the brand's fashion show in Milan this weekend. While all eyes were on Miley Cyrus' feud with the designers, Atlanta-based musician Raury protested D&G while walking the runway for the Italian design house. Near the end of the runway, Raury took off his D&G top ― revealing the phrases "Protest D&G," "Give me freedom," and "I am not your scapegoat" ― and raised a closed fist to the sky. He posted the powerful photo on Instagram and wrote about the emotional experience in the caption. "I...
  • An Architectural & Business Masterpiece: Trump Tower in Chicago

    06/19/2017 3:54:31 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 51 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/19/2017 | Pocono Pundit
    Keep the faith, Deplorables!  We've turned the corner on the "Russian Collusion" lie, Comey has been outed as a leaker, and Steve Scalise is on the road to recovery!  Trump and his team are winning -- big time. To be honest, the Dems, Never-Trumpers, Fake News, and Deep State Keystone Cops have never run up against a cunning fighter like Trump. Why am I so confident? Well, one good reason is I know Trump at a deeper level because I read his books.  At the library last week I found his 2008 book, Never Give Up: How I Turned...
  • Miley Cyrus Slams Dolce & Gabbana's Politics on Instagram (Ref: FLOTUS)

    06/19/2017 2:32:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | June 19, 2017 | Avery Matera
    Miley Cyrus has made a strong statement against Italian fashion house, Dolce & Gabbana, and their politics. In an Instagram post on Saturday, the 24-year-old posted a photo of her younger brother, Braison, walking in his first ever runway show — for Dolce & Gabbana’s spring 2018 menswear collection that afternoon. After a long post of praise for the male member of the Cyrus clan, she adds a line about the brand’s much-buzzed about politics, noting that she is not one to support, no matter how happy she is that they chose Braison to represent them on the runway. Alongside...
  • Art collector sells a Lichtenstein for $165 million to fund criminal justice reform

    06/18/2017 11:52:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KPCC-FM ^ | June 13, 2017 | Camila Domonoske, NPR
    A noted art collector and philanthropist has sold a major painting for an eye-popping $165 million to raise money for criminal justice reform. Agnes Gund sold Roy Lichtenstein's 1962 work Masterpiece, reportedly to billionaire hedge fund manager and art collector Steve Cohen. The sale apparently took place months ago; an art industry newsletter reported on the transaction in January, but Gund would not confirm it. On Monday, The New York Times confirmed that the sale was real, noting that the painting becomes one of the 15 most expensive pieces of art known to have been sold. And the newspaper revealed...
  • Star Trek Beyond (2016)

    06/18/2017 6:56:09 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 48 replies
    Right Wing Conservative News Blog ^ | June 19, 2017 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    I happened to stumble across this movie last night, and watched it. Rotten Tomatoes gives it an 84%. I hated it but what do I know? This is a really dumb, bad, plotless movie, stuffed to the warp nacelles with gratuitous CGi gone wild (LOOK WHAT WE CAN DO!) I mean, it was a commercial for CGi. It is replete with terrible, embarrassing “aliens” makeup, bad acting, terrible cinematography, awful lines, and just plain stupid jumping around.
  • Jack Posobiec Wreaks Havoc at NYC Trump Assasination Play

    06/16/2017 9:20:31 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 66 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 6/16/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer turned up in New York City’s Central Park tonight and caused chaos during the production of Julius Ceaser. Laura Loomer ran up on stage screaming, “This is political violence against the right and it’s unacceptable!” The production company halted the play as the crowd shouted down Loomer telling her to get off the stage. Security personnel ascended on the stage to escort her off. Posobiec, who filmed the altercation, then started shouting at the audience calling them Nazis and “Goebbels.”
  • Protesters Interrupt Trump-Inspired 'Julius Caesar' Theater Production

    06/16/2017 8:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 16, 2017 | Jennifer Konerman
    The production was accused of promoting violence against the right as the contemporary take includes a bloody assassination of the main character modeled after the president. Two protesters interrupted a controversial production of Julius Caesar on Friday, which features a Trump-like character in the role of Caesar, currently being put on by New York's Public Theater. "Stop the normalization of political violence against the right! This is unacceptable," one protester yelled as she walked toward the stage, according to video she posted to Periscope. Security was called as the second protester yelled at the crowd, calling them "Nazis" and accusing...
  • New York Jobs Plan to Create New Artist Studios and 10,000 Creative Jobs (100,000 jobs total)

    06/15/2017 3:10:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Art Net News ^ | June 15, 2017 | Brian Boucher,
    The New York Works initiative aims to create a total of 100,000 new jobs, in areas ranging from tech to creative and cultural sectors. New York artists seeking studios, nonprofits facing rising rents, and musicians seeking rehearsal spaces may have some reasons to be hopeful about the future. In a new initiative called New York Works, the city government aims to cultivate creative sector jobs and to provide artists with workspaces. On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the New York Works initiative, which aims to create 100,000 well-paying jobs (think $50,000 a year or a realistic starting point to...