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‘Island in the Sun’: A controversial film for its time, with scandal, secrets and tropical splendor

The 20th Century Fox film, “Island in the Sun” (1957), was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and directed by Robert Rossen, based on the novel of the same name by Alec Waugh, starring Harry Belafonte, James Mason, Dorothy Dandridge, and Dame Joan Collins. It was one of the most racially controversial films shown in Hollywood for its historical timeframe.  READ MORE
Culture

Happening now: Art 3 Gallery presents ‘Simple Pleasures’

The gallery is not having a physical opening to celebrate this exhibit because of COVID-19, so we have created a series of videos posted on our website that allows everyone to enjoy virtually all the artwork hung in this show. Art 3 Gallery is open to the public from 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. We are suggesting that people call ahead to make appointments so that we can maintain social distancing. READ MORE
Business

‘This is red alert’: Venues go red as COVID-19 closures illuminate critical need for performance arts

What happens when entertainment venues aren’t able to bring in people for shows and games? What happens to your city when there are fewer people being drawn in to see shows and dine in your restaurants? Fewer people means less income for small businesses, which means fewer job opportunities, which can all lead to local businesses closing their doors permanently and unemployment rates rising.  READ MORE