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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

California Sets Stage for A State Holiday and 100th Birthday for Ronald Reagan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Starting next year, California will set aside a day to honor former President Ronald Reagan, who also served as governor.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed two bills Monday paying tribute to the conservative icon, who died in 2004.

The first designates Feb. 6 as Ronald Reagan Day. The bill, SB944, encourages schools to spend the day commemorating Reagan's life and accomplishments.

The second, AB1911, establishes a commission to plan the celebration of what would have been Reagan's 100th birthday next February. The commission would have to use private donations to pay for the festivities.

Despite the Legislature's Democratic majority, both Reagan bills received unanimous support.

(Hollywood Reporter story above)

Reagan is also a past president of the Screen Actors Guild. Hit continue / read more to see the posting on Ronald Reagan as SAG president form the SAG Web Site.

Hollywood moved a step closer toward making universal video a reality.

Get to know the name UltraViolet. By next year you'll be able to play all the movies and shows you download over almost any device -- from TVs to smartphones to tablets to PCs to Blu-ray players. You'll also be able to burn them onto DVDs and share them with family and friends.

Most significantly, making the vision happen has involved an historic collaboration among the major media and technology companies -- all united by common threats faced by piracy and a languishing home video market.
Plans have been under way since 2008, but on Monday, an actual name, logo and prototype for a website were revealed.
Among the stakeholders are five of the major Hollywood studios, cable companies like Comcast, technology companies such as Microsoft, big-ticket retailer Best Buy and online rental giant Netflix.
Some 58 organizations have committed to establishing a common file format and dismantling the barriers that prevent sharing digital content through a consortium called the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem, or DECE.

Art Lynch to portray Frank Crowe at Chautauqua


I will be performing as part of the Boulder City Chautauqua.

Art Lynch to perform Frank Crowe Friday September 17th


That Dam Depression

September 17 and 18,  2010 

Chautauqua will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Hoover Dam Dedication by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.   
It will focus the 2010 Chautauqua program around that time period and the "That Dam Depression" theme. 
Friday, September 17, 2010 

What was life like in Boulder City during and after the building of the dam?   A panel of Boulder City residents and historians will offer their version of show-and-tell with stories, analysis, and a slide presentation.  It will be moderated by Dr. Michael Green, Nevada historian and professor at College of Southern Nevada.Before the panel discussion, Barbara Morris will portray Erma Godby in a 5-7 minute skit and Art Lynch will perform a 20 minute Frank Crowe portrayal.

 Saturday, September 18, 2010 Schedule 
at the Boulder Theatre

Dr. Doris Dwyer will portray famous photographer Margaret Bourke-White at 1:30 p.m.

Meat loaf or a hot turkey meal will be served at the Boulder Dam Hotel between shows.   

Reservations are required 293-3510.
Scholar Frank Mullen will portray baseball player Babe Ruth, an icon of the 30's at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets to each event will be $15.  Funds raised will go to the Boulder City Hoover Dam Museum.

Charlie Shaffer will play the piano (tunes from the 30's) before each of the 3 events.

CSN will offer a course called "Hoover Dam and Boulder City" on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. during the fall semester, starting in the last week in August and continuing through December.

Watch this website for further information

Read about Chautauqua History at Wikipedia

Interested persons who wish to keep updated on developing plans and how they may participate in the Boulder City, NV program may call 293-1915