Alexis Nester The Detroit News Published 5:44 PM EDT Aug 16, 2019 A four-and-a-half foot Spider-Man perused stands of art and T-shirts with his father and sister. Standing nearby were two Tusken Raiders, straight from a galaxy far, far away, and near them, Shaggy and Velma from "Scooby-Doo." Thousands of cosplayers and comic junkies will fill Cobo Center this weekend for Imaginarium's second Michigan Comic Con. "I saw Spider-Man on YouTube and I got (the costume) a few months ago," said Sawyer Scott, 11, of Brighton. "Seeing all the cosplays and that kind of stuff is just pretty cool." In addition to artists, vendors, and other exhibitors, celebrities like Val Kilmer, who took over Michael Keaton's role as Batman in "Batman Forever," David Henrie from Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place," and Matthew Lewis, who started as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series, can be spotted around the event and are available for … [Read more...] about Crowds at Cobo celebrate all things comic
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Lilla Crawford, center, and the cast of "Annie" performs at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) NEW YORK — Martin Charnin, who made his Broadway debut playing a Jet in the original “West Side Story” and went on to become a Broadway director and a lyricist who won a Tony Award for the score of the eternal hit “Annie,” has died. He was 84. He died Saturday at a White Plains, New York, hospital, days after suffering minor heart attack, his daughter, Sasha Charnin Morrison, told The Associated Press. “He’s in a painless place, now. Probably looking for Cole Porter and Ira Gershwin,” Morrison wrote Sunday on Instagram v. Charnin was a keeper of the “Annie” flame, protective of what he created with songwriter Charles Strouse and book writer Thomas Meehan. The 1977 original won the Tony as best musical and ran for 2,300 performances, inspiring tours and revivals that … [Read more...] about Martin Charnin, Tony-winning ‘Annie’ lyricist, dies at 84
Published 7:18 pm PDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 Adrian Todd Zuniga Adrian Todd Zuniga Photo: Michael Young Photo: Michael Young Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 Adrian Todd Zuniga Adrian Todd Zuniga Photo: Michael Young Meet the speakers, authors at the fifth annual festival 1 / 19 Back to Gallery Schedule subject to change. See baybookfest.org for any updates. Atia Abawi • Human Face: Literature That Brings Human Rights To Life (1:30 p.m., May 4, Magnes Museum) • War Zone: Coming of Age in Times of Conflict (2:15 p.m., May 5, Florence Schwimley Little Theater) Camille Acker • Ache, Rage, Rise: Portraits of Race and Gender in Short Fiction (3:15 … [Read more...] about Meet the speakers, authors at the fifth annual festival
Updated 7:16 pm PDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 The San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park offers free events all day. Pictured are Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kauffman from 2018. The San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park offers free events all day. Pictured are Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kauffman from 2018. Photo: Sunny Saperstein Photo: Sunny Saperstein Image 1 of / 20 Caption Close Image 1 of 20 The San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park offers free events all day. Pictured are Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kauffman from 2018. The San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park offers free events all day. Pictured are Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kauffman from 2018. Photo: Sunny Saperstein Author events: Plan your festival … [Read more...] about Author events: Plan your festival adventure
The newspaper industry in Chattanooga dates back the late 19th Century, but it was three individuals born in the 20th Century that shaped the current legacy of the Times Free Press, which celebrates its 150th birthday in 2019. Roy Ketner McDonald, Ruth Holmberg and Walter Hussman Jr. each owned, or in Hussman's case owns, a family-owned newspaper business, and the combination of the three have reported news and shaped public opinion for generations of residents of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. "Each of these leaders made their own unique mark on the newspaper industry," said Alison Gerber, Times Free Press editor and director of content. "Their legacies are marked by a commitment to what they believe and the community they serve." McDonald turned an advertising circular into the Chattanooga News Free Press in 1933 and was chairman of the board of the Chattanooga Publishing Company, a company formed when his newspaper and the Chattanooga Times entered a joint operating … [Read more...] about Moments in Memory: What was in the news on birthdays of paper’s VIPs?