Kress

17 Feb 19
PaaS Community Blog

For developers, installing a full blown local SOA Suite environment has never been a favorite (except for a select few). It is time consuming and requires you to download and run various installers after each other. If you want to start clean (and you haven’t taken precautions), it could be you have to start all […]

17 Feb 19
Developer Community

The Oracle Intelligent Bots feature of Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise uses built-in components to render bot responses in a dialogue flow. Being component-based is an advantage Oracle Intelligent Bots has over its competitors, because it enables bot designers to easily build bot conversations with no code. The common response (CR) component is a relatively new […]

17 Feb 19
East Bay Times
ANTIOCH Vagabond Players to present ‘Beau Jest’ The Vagabond Players will perform “Beau Jest” at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St. The James Sherman play is a hilarious, heartwarming story about Sarah Goldman, a beautiful young school teacher from Chicago who is involved with Chris, a great guy with just one apparent flaw, he’s not Jewish. Sarah wants to please her parents, so she invents a boyfriend whom she believes will be the man of her mother’s dreams.… and that’s when the fun begins! Tickets are $20 (adults), $18 (seniors) and $15 (youth). Call 925-757-9500 or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com. PITTSBURG PCT continues ‘Noises Off’ slapstick comedy Pittsburg Community Theatre closes its run of “Noises Off” this weekend run at the California Theatre, 351 Railroad Ave. Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off” takes a fond look at the follies of theater folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theater troupe’s production of “Nothing On” in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance and a performance toward the end of a debilitating run. Dianna Schepers directs this popular offering. The cast includes Laura Morgan, Gregory Brown, Christian Bucey, Atessa McAleeran-Morrello, Daniel Morgan, Julie Rosch, Jillian Lenehan, Brian Moore and Kevin Burns. Performances continue Feb. 22-24. Tickets are $20 to $25. Go to http://www.pittsburgcaliforniatheatre.com or call 925-427-1611. ANTIOCH ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ at El Campanil El Campanil Children’s Theatre presents “The Emperor’s New Clothes” at 7:30 p.m. March 1 and at 2 p.m. March 3 at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St. Based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen, the play centers on the kingdom of Glump, which has been taxed to abstraction ever since their emperor became a pampered clothes horse with a lack of taste.  Not only is he an egotistical hypochondriac, he has three “lovely” daughters who are quickly becoming chips off the old block.  The emperor and his family are so busy mismatching their wardrobe, the rest of the kingdom is in a shambles.  Enter two con artists who devise an ingenious plan. Everyone chooses to “see” their magic clothes, until the innocent candor of a child reveals all. The emperor is shamed into reforming his leadership role in society, and his spoiled daughters learn a valuable lesson in humility. Adults: $13; seniors (62 & over): $11; youth: $9. Call 925-757-9500 or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com. ANTIOCH Delta Blues Festival Benefit Concert is March 2 Delta Blues Festival Benefit Concert is set for 7 p.m. March 2 at El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St. Headliner is Shemekia Copeland, a singer nominated for the 40th Blues Music Awards — Presented by The Blues Foundation to be held May 9 in Memphis. Other performers include Jason James, ​Steve Freund, Frankie G & the Conviction (featuring Kathy Tejcka, D’Mar, Mac Akin) and a mystery artist. Tickets are Gold Circle (first three rows): $40;  adults: $30; seniors (62 & over): $28; children (ages 10 – 17): $15. Call 925-757-9500 or go to www.elcampaniltheatre.com. BRENTWOOD ‘Bring It On” to open at Liberty High Feb. 22 “Bring It On, The Musical” opens for a two weekend run at Liberty High School starting Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. LHS Playmakers drama club has been working hard learning cheer skills and the basics of stunt to bring this exciting and dynamic script and score to life. Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass and inspired by the hit film, “Bring It On, The Musical” takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. Follow Campbell, as she navigates her dream of being cheer captain while trying to overcome a familiar foe in pursuit! Music from Broadway Legend Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) spices up this score. Performances are: Feb. 22, 23, 27 and March 1, 2, 6, 8 at 7 p.m.; March 9 at 2 p.m. February 27 also will feature a pre-show performance by the Black Student Union and the TLC academy will be in attendance. One highlight of the run is on March 1, the Pink Performance for cancer awareness. Playmakers has partnered with Women’s Cancer Resource Center and will donate proceeds of ticket sales that night! March 2 and March 8 are the Youth Cheer Nights where youth cheer groups will receive a special ticket and pre-show activity on stage with the cast. Another highlight of the themed nights will be the #Unpretty performance on March 6 at 7 p.m. Playmakers has partnered with “The Body Positive” around the issue of Body Image. Cast members will make a statement on what it means to be “pretty” by reducing the amount of stage makeup for this performance. Proceeds will also go to The Body Positive organization. Body Image-related artwork will be displayed in the lobby courtesy of the PADA Art academy (in attendance that night) and AP Art classes. Information about any of the themed events or benefit nights can be found on the Playmakers website.  Playmakers is performing the Broadway version of “Bring It On,” which is considered PG-13. Tickets are $16 general and $12 students, and are on sale now. Go to https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=lhsp To learn more about Playmakers Drama Club Productions, go to lhsplaymakers.weebly.com DANVILLE New free art exhibit at Blackhawk Gallery The Alamo Danville Artists’ Society will host Blackhawk Gallery’s new exhibit “Artistry.” The exhibit will be on view seven days a week through April 21. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The “Artistry” exhibit features one guest artist and 40 member artists. Guest artist Jean Cherie will be showing her Raku sculpture pieces. Members’ artworks include paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, and wearable art. The exhibit is curated by Shadi Kiaee, Kerima Swain and Beverly Turner. The Blackhawk Gallery is at 3416 Blackhawk Plaza Circle in the Blackhawk Plaza. Call 925-648-8023. LAFAYETTE Town Hall Theatre to present ‘Brooklyn Bridge’ Next up in Town Hall Theatre’s  “Lost & Found” season is the California Premiere of Melissa James Gibson’s “Brooklyn Bridge,” a play full of heart and humor for the whole family. The play will have 12 performances, including two previews, Feb. 28 through March 23, at Town Hall Theatre Co., 3535 School St. in Lafayette, CA.  Tickets are $18 to $30, and are available through the Box Office at 925-283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY Korean film to be shown at Orinda, Antioch, Moraga The International Film Showcase presents the South Korean film “Dark Crime” at the Rheem, El Campanil and Orinda theaters. This film centers around Hyung-min (KIM Yoon-seok), a prominent police detective who lives to solve criminal cases. With the help of an informant, he meets Tae-oh (JU Ji-hoon) who claims that he was hired to kill someone 10 years ago. Just when he is about to confess where he buried the body, another team of police detectives snatch him away for an arrest. A month later, Tae-oh calls Hyung-min from prison and confesses that he actually killed 7 more people and will give him clues if he visits. The film opens at the Orinda Theater on March 8, at El Campanil Theatre in Antioch on March 10 and at the Rheem Theater on March 15. Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and youth. Go to http://www.elcampaniltheatre.com or call 925-757-9500. WALNUT CREEK Bedford Gallery presents ‘Altered’ art exhibit Guest-curated by Heather Marx, “Altered States” features artists across generations living and working along the California coast who harness natural elements or the environment to create their artwork at The Bedford Gallery. The artists work in a wide range of media and share a passion for creating art that is about process and reclamation. This exhibition highlights the natural cycles of our complex environment and offers patrons an opportunity to slow down and reflect on how we are all interconnected by the sun, moon, air and tides. Artists include: Kim Abeles, Mari Andrews, Chris Duncan, Tanja Geis, Sonja Hinrichsen, Jay McCafferty, Klea McKenna, Sam Perry and Victoria Wagner. For more information, check out bedfordgallery.org/alteredstates WALNUT CREEK Valley Art Gallery presents ‘Wintermission’ The Valley Gallery’s will host its 70th anniversary show, featuring 12 of its early exhibitors. The exhibitors include Dalia Alekna, Julie Armstrong, Kay Athos, Ruth Beeve, Pam Della, Ruth Hussey, Roswitha Kress, Julie Limberg, Mei-Yu LoSal, Mercurio Shirley Noobaar, Sal Valencia and Henry White. Also on hand is a wide-ranging juried selection of locally created fine crafts and jewelry. Valley Art Gallery is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization that has been representing artists of the Bay Area since 1949. The gallery is at 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110. Go to http://www.valleyartgallery.org or call 925-935-4311. [cq comment=”https://bit.ly/2Bd3ysw”] [cq comment=”ran in BOA-L-BRIEFS-2015″]PLEASANT HILL Theaters to host 9-day International Jewish Film Festival The 24th annual East Bay International Jewish Film Festival will arrive March 2 at the Century 16 Theatres in Pleasant Hill for a nine-day run with films from Argentina, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia and Spain. For a complete schedule and tickets, go to eastbayjewishfilm.org. — Independent Jewish World Cinema Do you have an arts or entertainment item to submit? Write to Judith Prieve at jprieve@bayareanewsgroup.com.
16 Feb 19
Manager Mint Media

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) reported fourth-quarter and full-year earnings for fiscal 2019 after the market closed on Thursday. For the quarter, revenue fell 24%, earnings per share dropped 48%, and EPS adjusted for one-time items plunged 53%. Investors already knew the graphics processing unit (GPU) specialist’s headline numbers were going to be very disappointing. That’s because on Jan. […]

16 Feb 19
Financhill

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) reported fourth-quarter and full-year earnings for fiscal 2019 after the market closed on Thursday. For the quarter, revenue fell 24%, earnings per share dropped 48%, and EPS adjusted for one-time items plunged 53%. Investors already knew the graphics processing unit (GPU) specialist’s headline numbers were going to be very disappointing. That’s because on Jan. […]

16 Feb 19
Developer Community

  In my previous blog posts (here and here), I wrote about how to create a base box and a create and start a virtual machine out of it. I started with provisioning, to have the vagrant user adapt the kernel settings, add a install user/owner and create a filesystem on an added disk. Now […]

16 Feb 19
PaaS Community Blog

Oracle Cloud is growing and maturing at a tremendous rate if the breadth of PaaS capabilities is any indication.  However, there are a few gotchas out there, that can cause some headaches if they get you. These typically relate to processes that impact across different functional areas. A common middleware stack (API CS, SOA CS, […]

16 Feb 19
Sauntering Vaguely Downwards

Beth hummed to herself as she turned the last corner on the bright yellow paper she held, her craft scissors running the final line until the star she’d been cutting out finally fell free. She held it up for inspection, but made a happy little sound as she found it passed muster. A thud from […]

15 Feb 19
The Metabolism Miracle

Throw away Ideal Body Weight Charts….they don’t apply when you lose weight and get healthy the Metabolism Miracle Way. Followers of Diane Kress’ The Metabolism Miracle lifestyle program always have the option to join our online subscription support site at Miracle-Ville.com. http://www.miracle-ville.com. As a benefit of Miracle-Ville.com membership, members can ask questions directly to Diane […]

15 Feb 19
innovatorx

Recently, I’ve been reading Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James. James is known for winning the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his 2015 book A Brief History of Seven Killings, and he indicated after his win that he wanted to take on epic fantasy, saying that he was “sick and tired … of arguing […]

15 Feb 19
Financhill

Revenue plunged by 24% in the fourth quarter for graphics chip developer NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), the result of a series of problems that hit the company all at once. An oversupply of graphics cards created by the cryptocurrency crash knocked down gaming sales, as did weak demand from China and sluggish uptake for the company’s latest […]

15 Feb 19
kreativekrista

When one hears of the town Blytheville most don’t think about a happy go lucky town, most think of the violence that has struck and how rough it has become. Blytheville started off as most cities in rural country have, with a small community and hardly any population of people. In the 1900’s the city […]

15 Feb 19
Concoursn.com

Samuel H. Kress Foundation: Accepting Applications for History of Art Grants Program   Deadline: 1 March 2019 Samuel H. Kress Foundation is accepting applications for its History of Art Grants Program to support scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture.   Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate […]