#The Great Gatsby

Ballet Arkansas’s “Great Gatsby” is full of duet work and fringe

Ballet Arkansas’s ‘The Great Gatsby,” playing through Sunday afternoon at UA Pulaski Tech’s Center for the Humanities and Arts with two alternating casts, is the company’s first indoor performance since it put up “Cinderella” on the very same stage in February 2020. That doesn’t mean the dancers haven’t been busy. Take a look at the company’s schedule over the last year and you’ll find they’ve staged free outdoor performances in local parks, workshops for adults and children and, last winter — just when ballet lovers were facing a season without “The Nutcracker” — an inventive “Winter Wonderland,” in which downtown Main Street became home to a series of snow globe-like ballet scenes that passersby enjoyed as a drive-through experience while playing Tchaikovsky’s beloved score on the car radio, broadcast simultaneously on KABF-FM 88.3.
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Film Review: The Harder They Fall

I really like a good western, and to say that I’m an aficionado of the genre is an understatement, but it’s rare that one really of note comes along. The Harder They Fall isn’t just noteworthy—it’s a movie that books will be written about in the future. The Harder They Fall begins with a title card that reads: “While the events of this story are fictional… These. People. Existed.” It’s a reference to the fact that many of the characters are based on and named after real people and far more importantly, that Black cowboys existed and that the old west wasn’t the all-white place (apart from one token tall Black guy with a rifle) that Hollywood has sold us on.
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Dorothy turns classic books into stamps to celebrate great literature and our love of reading

Celebrating the most influential, widely read and essential books from the 17th Century through to the modern-day, there are two fresh prints to feast your eyes on, each containing 42 books reimagined as collectable postage stamps and making up an oversized sheet, as you might find if buying stamps in bulk at the Post Office. Each stamp features a graphic inspired by the book and the date of publication in book form.
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The Great Gatsby summary

Below is the article summary. For the full article, see The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby, Third novel by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1925. Set in Jazz Age New York, it tells the tragic story of Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, and his pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, a wealthy young woman whom he loved in his youth. The book is narrated by Nick Carraway, who recounts the events of the summer of 1922, after he takes a house in the fictional village of West Egg on Long Island. There he lives among the newly rich, while across the water, in the more refined village of East Egg, live his cousin Daisy and her brutish wealthy husband, Tom Buchanan. As the summer progresses, Nick is finally invited to attend one of the dazzling parties held by Jay Gatsby, his neighbour. At Gatsby’s request, Nick invites Daisy to his house, where she and Gatsby meet again and renew their relationship. Tom soon becomes aware of the affair and confronts Gatsby at the Plaza Hotel. Daisy tries to calm them down, but Gatsby insists that he and Daisy have always been in love and that she has never loved Tom. As the fight escalates, Tom reveals what he had learned from an investigation into Gatsby’s affairs—that he had earned his money by selling illegal alcohol. Gatsby tries to deny it, but Daisy has lost her resolve to leave her husband, and Gatsby’s cause seems hopeless. Gatsby and Daisy leave together in Gatsby’s car, with Daisy driving. On the road she hits and kills Myrtle Wilson, Tom’s mistress, though her identity is unknown to Daisy, who knew only that Tom was having an affair. Terrified, Daisy continues driving, but the car is seen by witnesses. The next afternoon George Wilson, Myrtle’s widower, arrives in East Egg, where Tom tells him that it was Gatsby who killed his wife. Wilson goes to Gatsby’s house, where he shoots Gatsby and then himself. Afterward the Buchanans leave Long Island, and Nick arranges Gatsby’s funeral. Fitzgerald considered The Great Gatsby to be his greatest achievement at the time it was published, but the book was neither a critical nor commercial success. The novel gained popularity in the 1950s, soon becoming a standard text of high-school curricula, and is now considered a masterpiece of American fiction. There have been several film adaptations, notably a production directed by Jack Clayton in 1974, starring Robert Redford as Gatsby, and one in 2013 directed by Baz Luhrmann, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Sean Penn’s Mystery Companion Is a Washington Post Reporter

Sean Penn was spotted! Still wearing his wedding ring, even amid his reported divorce from Leila George! He was meeting with an “unidentified gentleman” at a California restaurant, the New York Post‘s Page Six reported Sunday. On Tuesday the Daily Mail promoted the person to Penn’s “lunch date and possible lawyer” as well as his “friend” and noted he was wearing “a white button-down, black tie, glasses and black leather loafers” and was carrying “a light grey messenger bag and handwritten notes.”
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How to Know They’re “The One”: 50 People Answer

For any hopeless romantic like myself, there is one question that lingers in our minds as we meet new people, go on dates, have romantic experiences, or watch The Notebook for the 28th time this month – how do you know you’ve found “the one?”. Growing up, I had crafted...

Fitzgerald:The Age of Jazz

Fun and unhappiness blend in a peculiar manner in Fitzgerald's work. Though he died abruptly of a heart attack at only 44 years old, F. Scott Fitzgerald is among the most influential and celebrated novelists in American history. Along with writers like Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and T. S. Eliot, Fitzgerald is classified as a member of the “Lost Generation”: a term coined by Stein (who claimed she got it from an auto mechanic in Paris), this signified the cohort that came of age during and after World War One, generally reputed to be cynical, rebellious, materialistic, and dissolute.

The TAP’s Great Gatsby Comeback: A Chat with Director John Perkinson

In the post-COVID world there are many organizations that come back to life as Maryland and most of the rest of the country, slowly and carefully emerge from this catastrophic pandemic. And perhaps the most welcome of those are the Mid-Shore’s remarkable collection of community theater groups in Chestertown, Church Hill, Cambridge and Oxford. All of whom had to scrape almost two years of indoor performances as local and state shut-down orders were put into place.

Dark and Dangerous: Greg Miles for Dita Eyewear

The style of New Orleans blends the mysterious and musical. As the birthplace of Jazz, the city offers a timeless sound that matches the cobblestone streets and wrought-iron balconies that have endured for centuries. Photographer Greg Miles has lived in New Orleans for the last 20 years, and he’s perfected...

Wary US and European Consumers are Hanging on to $2.7 Trillion in Pandemic Cash

For more crisp and insightful business and economic news, subscribe to The Daily Upside newsletter. It's completely free and we guarantee you'll learn something new every day. It was supposed to be the Roaring Twenties, Part II. After a year of lockdown, consumers were going to trek into every store in town and spend like The Great Gatsby on his fifth gin rickey, leading to a new era of economic glory.

A man divided: F Scott Fitzgerald and the birth of Gatsby

Gifted, charismatic and impoverished, F Scott Fitzgerald fell hopelessly in love with rich socialite Ginevra King while still an undergraduate at Princeton. When the affair inevitably failed, her father was quick to admonish the aspiring writer. “Poor boys shouldn’t think of marrying rich girls.” Had he heeded that advice, Fitzgerald may well have led a longer and happier life but he wouldn’t have gone on to write the greatest novel of the 20th century.Although he was desperate to break into the inner circle of the Waspish, protestant elite, Fitzgerald’s limited means and Irish Catholic roots would cast him as a...