WNPR reporter John Dankosky narrates a Connecticut Public Television report on how legendary actor Paul Newman’s charitable food company is still thriving after his 2008 death. The Newman’s Own Foundation evolved into one of the most-recognizable celebrity-run charities and recently surpassed $300 million in donations. Continue reading
Awkwardness is the essence of “The Silent Echo Chamber,” a multi-screen video installation on display at the New Orleans Contemporary Art Center. The work is part of an ongoing project called “Nontalking Heads” by “Harry Shearer.
In “Red”, a new drama by John Logan, abstract artist Mark Rothko speaks his mind about art and life and battles with a young assistant as the two prepares a commission of blood-colored murals. Veteran actor Alfred Molina (acclaimed most recently for his role in last year’s ‘An Education’) plays the famous but violent-tempered artist.
Actor Ethan Hawke is best known for his work in film, including early successes like “Reality Bites” and “Before Sunrise.” Hawke’s latest project is directing a major off-Broadway revival of Sam Shepard’s 1985 play, “A Lie of the Mind.”