Thursday, March 14, 2013
Class of 2013 puts on a two-act play about a shifty reality television show.
The Norton High School senior class will present the play “Surviving Reality” this week. A comedy by Daniel O’Donnell, “Surviving Reality” is about the owner of a small local television station who decides to make millions of dollars by producing a reality television show. He enlists two families, the once-rich Tuttletons and the hillbilly Hatters, to participate in a series of challenges. The The problem is, he promised the winners $1 million...which he doesn’t have. His solution is to make the challenges near impossible. Will the contestants stick it out, or will they fail? Will the show be a flop? Come by the Norton High School auditorium March 14 and 16 to find out. "It's hard to tell how funny something is going to be just by the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Recently named "the most fun dad ever," David Laferriere puts his creative mind to good use.
When Wheaton College graphic designer David Laferriere's two sons open their daily lunches, they get a visual treat. Now ages 13 and 15, their father has been drawing cartoons on their sandwich bags since they were in second and fourth grades. After creating the designs—which include imaginative monsters, animals, word games and even food—the Attleboro resident takes photos and posts them on his Flickr page. "I just started it as a way to jump-start my creativity in the morning and have some fun with my boys," Laferriere told the Wired Magazine blog "Geek Dad" in November. "I am a designer/illustrator, and I've been doodling, drawing, painting and creating since I was a youngster." The sandwich bag art of Laferriere, who works in the …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Various students from Bishop Feehan will have work displayed at the State Transportation Building Gallery in Boston.
Bishop Feehan High School announced the recipients of the 2012 annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are administered by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc. All Massachusetts teachers teaching in one of the art mediums or writing categories may submit individual art or writing works by students in grades 7 through 12. Individual works and portfolios are judged on the state level with selected Gold Key winners continuing on to national judging. Feehan students received 13 Gold Keys, 16 Silver Keys and 25 honorable mentions. Artwork will be displayed at the State Transportation Building Gallery in Boston through April 20. ART: Rachael Abbott (Norton)/Drawing/Gold Key Hansen …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The deadline to submit artwork to Kennedy's Newton office is April 19, 2013.
Think your artwork is good enough to hang in the U.S. Capitol? Congressman Joe Kennedy III announced last week his office is participating in the annual Congressional Art Competition, a high school visual arts contest. Now through April 19, 2013, high school students in the Fourth Congressional District can submit paintings, drawings, collages, computer-generated art, prints, mixed media and photography pieces to Kennedy's office on Crafts Street in Newton. An independent arts panel that includes several artists and art professionals from across the Fourth District will select a finalist for each media category. The panel will then choose a "Best in Show" piece from those finalists. The "Best in Show" piece from the Fourth District will …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Performance by Norton High School drama club.
This weekend, the Norton High School drama club will present "Annie" the musical. Based on the "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip by Harold Gray and the book "Annie," by Thomas Meehan, the story follows a red headed girl named, you guessed it, Annie. The 11-year-old orphan, played by Rachel Ferreira is desperate to be reunited with her parents when a wealthy industrialist named Oliver Warbucks (Bryce McCarthy) takes her in his home for two weeks during the holidays. While it takes him some time to warm up to the girl, she eventually wins him over and they attempt to find her parents together. Annie's caretaker Miss Hannigan, performed spot on by Jordana Wollenhaupt, has a different plan, however. Other students in the play are Emma Chisholm…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Trailer hosted a children's television show in the 1950s.
Rex Trailer, a Boston TV icon who had been recovering from pneumonia recently, died on Jan. 9, according to his website. “Rex Trailer left this earth peacefully last night surrounded in love and song by his family. Rex had been in Florida for the holidays when he became ill into the New Year. While everyone’s prayers and support have been of great comfort to Rex, he decided it was time to go home. Rex and family thank all of you and love you,” a statement on his website reads. Trailer hosted “Boomtown” a children’s show with a western theme on WBZ-TV from 1956-1974, according to WBZ-TV. Trailer was 84. A funeral is being planned, but no date has been set yet, according to his website. Share your memories of Trailer and his show in the …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Learn what it takes to sustain a stained glass business.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Owner and artist Nancy K. Pimental says that her shop has the largest selection of stained glass supplies in New England. It always stocks grinders, glastar, gryphon and inland. They have over 1,000 colors of stained glass to choose from. It also offers glass fusing supplies and classes to learn the "how-to" of stained glass making. She also does new stained glass windows for churches and homes and sells gift items, such as suncatchers and window panels. The store is showcasing an "artist of the month" with their stained glass works to showcase local talent. For more on Pimental and her shop, read the Q&A below: What is one thing people might not know about your business? One thing people may not know about Great Woods Glass Art is that it…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Shows run this weekend.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Un-Common Theatre Company at the Orpheum Theatre, Foxborough is presenting a family production of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” this weekend. With a cast of 55 local actors, including Norton’s Elizabeth Riley (Cook/Ensemble) and Abby Sitte (Violet Beauregarde), Un-Common Theatre brings this delicious tale to life on stage. The adventure explores Roald Dahl’s story of the world-famous Candy Man and his quest to find an heir. Willy Wonka stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named …
Casting call Dec. 8.
Oftentimes while channel surfing, people think to themselves that they could easily come up with a concept for a television show. Norton resident Andrea Henry did just that and was able to pitch an idea for a reality show to a major women’s network. Henry, a comedian and author, made a short film based on beauty pageants for married women and entered some film festivals. From there it made its way to a network who asked Henry to assemble a cast for a possible pilot. “We will be presenting with a cast and then we'll see what happens next,” Henry said. If the network chooses to air the pilot, more information will be available to the public. Receive updates to this story and other news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Norton resident Aimee Kolf makes sure her sister puts herself first on the list for once.
One local mom was the star of her own Cinderella story on “The Rachael Ray Show” Monday morning, thanks to Norton resident Aimee Kolf. While in line for the show in New York City, Mansfield mother of three Katie McGuire was ambushed by Tyra Banks. The reality show host and model informed McGuire that she would be receiving a makeover on the show, which aired 9 a.m. on CBS Channel 4 Monday. “Tyra got the tipoff from her mom and sister, so they are the true culprits,” said show host Rachael Ray. Kolf, who is McGuire’s sister, sent a letter and photos to the show in March 2011. Two weeks ago she found out that they would be on the show, but kept it a surprise until the day of. “It was hard, but now I know I can keep a good secret,” Kolf said…