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Friday, April 16, 2021

Giveaway: Win a copy of Black Man on the Titanic in the Rain Drops on Roses Giveaway!

Welcome to the Rain Drops on Roses Giveaway Hop hosted by MamatheFox

Yesterday, April 15, was Titanic Remembrance Day. It was on April 15, 1912, that the Titanic sunk on her maiden voyage and more than 1500 people died. Most of us know the names of at least some of the more well-known people who died as a result of the disaster including John Jacob Astor, Isador & Ida Strauss, and/or  Margaret (Molly) Brown. However, there were a lot more people who lost their lives that day whose names are not as nearly as well known. Joseph Larouche is one of those people. He was traveling on the ship with his pregnant wife and two daughters all of whom survived except for Joseph. Black Man in the Titanic is Joseph's story. This book does not only focus on his fatal voyage aboard the Titanic but his entire life up to that time as well. Joseph was from a prominent  Haitian family, and his history is intricately tied up with the history of that nation. In fact, his uncle was at one time President of Haiti. For more about this book, see our previous post Tips for Tuesday - Books: Black Man on the Titanic. Enter to win a copy below:

Giveaway Dates 4/16 - 4/30

Giveaway Open to 18+ US

Once you have entered our giveaway, hop around to the blogs listed below to see what other great prizes you can enter to win.
Disclaimer: Host and participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors and self-sponsoring bloggers who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Theater Thursday - The Goes Wrong Show


What: The Goes Wrong Show

Where: Amazon Prime Video

Who: 16 and Up

If you have seen and enjoyed The Play That Goes Wrong and you want more of the same, you will love The Goes Wrong Show. Even if you haven't seen that show and you are interested in watching a completely inept theater troop bungle their way through a variety of different theatrical genres, you will enjoy this hilarious series. Doors don't open. Actors flub their lines. Props are misplaced. Sets fall down unexpectedly. These are only a few of the comical mishaps that occur in episodes of this funny series. If you have ever been a part of a play that went wrong, this show should make you feel infinitely better. There is no way any real-life play could ever go as spectacularly badly as any of the plays performed by this bumbling troop.

Season 1 of  The Goes Wrong series is available on Amazon Prime. All six episodes are free to watch with an Amazon Prime subscription. However, if you don't have an Amazon Prime account each episode is available to rent for only $1.99 each or to purchase for only $2.99 each. Unfortunately, season 2 of this two-season, series is not currently available. 

Each episode  of the series takes on a different genre of theater as follows:

Episode 1: The Lodge - Thriller

Episode 2: The Pilot (Not the Pilot) - Historical Drama

Episode 3: A Trial to Watch - Crime Drama

Episode 4: 90 Degrees - Family Drama

Episode 5: Harper's Locket - Historical Romance

Episode 6: The Spirit of Christmas - Holiday Musical

The series is definitely not appropriate for young children. The reasons vary from episode to episode but include violence, language, situations, and even a little nudity in one episode. However, it is probably okay for older teens. For more information go to https://www.thegoeswrongshow.com/episodes or https://www.amazon.com

And that's our view. Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Where-To-Go Wednesday- Current Exhibits at the Passaic County Arts Center

What: Passaic County Arts Center 

 Where: 675 Goffle Rd.
              Hawthorne, NJ

Who: All ages

When: Through May 9, 2021

The Passaic County Arts Center currently has three exhibits running. The first and the most likely to appeal to all ages is Sense and Sensibility created by artists Poramit Thantapalit. The art in this exhibit is quite amazing. It is made up entirely of found objects.  Pieces of plastic bottles, pieces of cloth, paper, cardboard, and more have been repurposed into incredible works of art. Most of the artwork in this exhibit is pretty abstract. However, a few of the pieces actually resemble  something quite specific including flowers, a wolf's face, and two dresses. All of the artwork in this exhibit is available for purchase. It is quite expensive to purchase though. 

The second exhibit is by artist, Anna Carina Sinocchi. It is called The Infinite Arch and Line and plays around with that form. This exhibit mostly consists of layered pictures All of the artwork in this exhibit is also available for purchase but is also quite expensive. 

The third exhibit is called New Moon. It is by a local artist named Joseph Coco. It consists of a series of beautiful colorful paintings.

All three exhibits will remain open through May 9, 2021. There is no fee to visit The Passaic County Arts Center. Reservations are required. Mask-wearing and social distancing are also required.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.pcartscenter.org/events-programs

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.