Dmae Roberts focuses on the importance of music education with The Flute Alliance. They're staging the Flute Fandango on Aug. 6th at Oaks Amusement Park in Portland. The international gathering of flutists will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records. Denise Westby, founder of Flute Alliance and John Gibson, president of The Music Education Assistance Program joins Dmae to talk about kids and music. They'll also play cuts from the recent Flute Alliance Boot camp.
Director: Phillip Noyce
With: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, etc.
Angelina Jolie is our major, if not only, female action-movie star. She has played Lara Croft, of video game fame, and other kick-ass assassins, as in Wanted. And, none of these has proven any better than the films starring males in similar roles.
So it is with Salt. Evelyn Salt (Jolie) is a CIA operative who is revealed to be a Russian sleeper agent. Or, is she? Suddenly, she is hunted by her old friends in the agency (Schreiber), and on the run.
Director: Christopher Nolan
With: Leonardo DeCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, etc.
Having missed the press screening, I saw this commercially and after the critical anointing as the film of the year. Hmmm... I’m not so sure.
I missed M*A*S*H the first time around, and all my friends told me it was the best movie ever. When it was re-released a few years later, I was right there on the first day. It was, you know, okay. A funny stoner war comedy with a couple of good bits and performances, but it didn’t knock Casablanca out of first place, or even what was number 20.
Portland writer Caroline Miller on "Heart Land" and "Gothic Spring"
In this special Between the Covers, Part 2 host Ed Goldberg speaks with Portland writer Caroline Miller, author of "Heart Land," stories of Depression-Era Ohio and "Gothic Spring," a novel of passion and bad behavior in rural 19th Century England.
Caroline Miller has published numerous short stories in publications as diverse as Children’s Digest, Grit and Tales of the Talisman. Her short story, “Under the Bridge and Beneath the Moon,’ was dramatized for radio in Oregon and Washington. Her novel, Heart Land was published in 2009 by Schiel & Denver, and Gothic Spring was also published in 2009 by Asylett press.