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Technology & the American Civil War Symposium at Georgia Tech PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wilson Trivino   
Monday, 14 April 2014 07:59

Atlanta, Georgia- Who would have imagine that you could get 150 together on a beautiful spring day to discuss and learn about the Civil War? I would have not, but I did join in at the Technology and the American Civil War Symposium held on April 12, 2014.

This was a different take than your typical discussion on battles. It was really about what were some of the benefits from the Civil War.

First technology, the telegraph was expanded and its usage made a difference in communication.

Ken Johnston from the National Civil War Naval Museum in Port Columbus shared how the human powered submarine was the first successful one to hit its target.  He also shared how the iron clad design was meant to defuse impact. Johnston shared a photo from the recent commissioned Zumalt and the similarities are fascinating.

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Book Review: From the Score to the Stage PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wilson Trivino   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 21:17

Atlanta, Georgia- From the Score to the Stage: An Illustrated History of Continental Opera Production and Staging by Evan Baker is one of the fascinating books I have ever read on the subject of Opera. It is not your typical summation and history of performances but goes deeper into the evolution of set design, changes in technology, and the environmental world forces changes on the stage.

In a little over 400 pages you transverse from the 1600s to modern day. This book really made me appreciate this form even more and how complex even the first set designs were.  The stories in opera are always bigger than life and creating a stage to do so is important.

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SCAD Week conversations: Steven Kolb & Prabel Gurung PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wilson Trivino   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 21:24

Atlanta, Georgia- SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) has an international presence and highlights the many campuses through a series of events that center on the Fashion world. In Atlanta, fashion designer Prabal Gurung is in conversation with CEO of Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Steven Kolb.

Seems like making is in the fashion industry is to have a bit of moxy and hustle sprinkled in with some serendipity luck.  Prabal Gurung (http://www.prabalgurung.com/home.php ) who recently got noted by Google as one of the top 10 designers moved to New York to capture the entrepreneur spirit and pursue his dream of becoming a designer. A Nepal native, he always was “fascinated with making women beautiful” and started is company with a mere $10,000. 

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Review: Resurgens Theatre Company presents: The Duchess of Malfi PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wilson Trivino   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 21:28

Atlanta, Georgia-  At Actor’s Express there is a current production Maple and Vine that is about a couple that want to escape modern times and join a commune that exist to recreate the 1950s (runs thru April 20, 2014 http://www.actors-express.com/cgi-bin/MySQLdb?VIEW=/view2.txt ).  I saw it and thought that would be cool to do, since I do like so many vintage things like fountain pens, typewriters, and a good martini. 

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for MAY 22 AND 24, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wilson Trivino   
Monday, 14 April 2014 11:56

PRINCIPAL CELLIST CHRISTOPHER REX

TO TAKE CENTER STAGE FOR BLOCH’S SCHELOMO

 MAY 22 AND 24, 2014

 

Guest Conductor Ilan Volkov To Lead The Orchestra

In The Overture To Verdi’s I vespri siciliani

And Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10

 

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