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Artisans restore Forum Theatre's hidden 1920s mosaic

Artisans have raced the clock at one of Melbourne's most loved theatres to restore a 1920s mosaic floor that has been hidden under carpet for 50 years.

The workmen laboured up to 19 hours a day for three months to return the elegant feature, created for the Forum Theatre's opening in 1929, to its former glory.

Melbourne-born, Italian-trained mosaic artisan Fabian Scaunich says the once broken and dirty floor of 200,000 mosaic pieces will be ready for the Comedy Festival launch at the Flinders Street theatre on March 28.

Tim Heidecker’s New Comically Cynical Song Aimed At Trump,Titled “Mar A Lago”

Tim Heidecker–comedian, musician, and half of comedy duo Tim & Eric–has been releasing a number of Trump-related protest songs over the past few months on his Bandcamp page. Today, in timing that either coincidentally or intentionally lines up well with the Comey hearing, Heidecker released his latest humorous song aimed at Trump.

When Children Crash His Live BBC Interview,Professor Still Keeps His Cool

Although two adorable kids who clearly just want it to be the weekend already,nothing can break Professor Robert Kelly’s focus, apparently.

He was discussing Friday’s ousting of South Korean President Park Geun-hye during a live TV interview with the BBC when a curious yellow-shirted child marches into his office.

Kelly, a political science professor at South Korea’s Pusan National University, brushes off the interruption and continues commenting while attempting to gently push the child out of the camera’s view.

Sydney Comedy Festival stand-up stars pick their favourite act and explain why they are the funniest thing

The Sydney Comedy Festival turns 13 this year, and it's a monster.

Of the more than 300 international and Australian acts, many are Sydney debuts. UK quipsters Joe Lycett, Phill​ Jupitus​, Dane Baptiste and Romesh Ranganathan are first-timers at the festival, as are Anne Klinge from Germany, and Chris D'Elia, Eric Andre and The Hodgetwins​ from the US, among others.

2017 Artist of the Year in theater performance

The following students have been named as nominees for the 2017 Artist of the Year in theater. We received 77 nominations from teachers at Orange County high schools.

The nominees are listed with their school name and the facets of theater that they perform and/or create. You can view video of their work by clicking on their name.

The Top 10 nominees for theater will be announced online on March 31 and in print on Apr. 2.

Angelica Alvarez, set design, sound design, lighting design, stage management

SNL Cast Perfectly Imitates J.Lo, Owen Wilson, & Many Other Celebs In “Zoo-Opalis”

SNL’s “Zoo-Opalis” sketch last night made for a perfect opportunity for castmembers Melissa Villasenor, Alex Moffat, Kenan Thompson, and Beck Bennett–joined also by the night’s host, Octavia Spencer–to show off their imitation talents. For some extra fun with this sketch, close your eyes and hear just how believable some of the impressions of celebrities like Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Owen Wilson, Kathy Griffin, Bill Walton, and many others are.

Sunny Hills' 'Ash Girl' is a magical and classic story of love

At its heart, “Ash Girl” is a story of love enduring despite challenges. However, the play, based on the Cinderella story, also interjects topical and important commentaries on beauty and the role that emotions play in the real word.

Sunny Hills High School’s production immerses the audience into a world of fairies, evil step sisters and strong willed emotions and is unique in that it also incorporates the seven deadly sins.

2D visual arts nominees in 2017 Artist of the Year

The following students have been named as nominees for the 2017 Artist of the Year in 2D visual arts. We received 88 nominations from teachers at Orange County high schools.

The nominees are listed with the types of 2D art that they create and a quote from their nominating teacher. You can view samples of their art by clicking on their name.

The Top 10 nominees for 2D visual arts will be announced online on Apr. 7 and in print on Apr. 9.

Stephanie Aceves, digital photography, film-based photography

Recognize Orange County’s talented arts students of the Year nominees

It’s time again to recognize Orange County’s talented arts students as we announce the 2017 nominees for the Register’s annual Varsity Arts Artist of the Year awards. Visual and performing arts teachers from every high school in the county had the opportunity to nominate standout students in the fields of theater, dance, film, vocal music, instrumental music, 2D visual arts and 3D visual arts.

It Is Time For The 2017 nominees for the Register’s annual Varsity Arts Artist of the Year awards

It’s time again to recognize Orange County’s talented arts students as we announce the 2017 nominees for the Register’s annual Varsity Arts Artist of the Year awards. Visual and performing arts teachers from every high school in the county had the opportunity to nominate standout students in the fields of theater, dance, film, vocal music, instrumental music, 2D visual arts and 3D visual arts.

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