Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art and stagecraft are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, "a place for viewing"), itself from θεάομαι (theáomai, "to see", "to watch", "to observe").
The Theater District is a popular tourist attraction in New York City. According to The Broadway League, Broadway shows sold a record US$1.36 billion worth of tickets in 2014, an increase of 14% over the previous year. Attendance in 2014 stood at 13.13 million, a 13% increase over 2013.
The great majority of Broadway shows are musicals. Historian Martin Shefter argues, "'Broadway musicals,' culminating in the productions of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, became enormously influential forms of American popular culture" and helped make New York City the cultural capital of the nation.
In warfare, a theater or theatre (see spelling differences) is an area or place in which important military events occur or are progressing. A theater can include the entirety of the air, space, land and sea area that is or that may potentially become involved in war operations.
Theater of war
In his book On War, Carl von Clausewitz defines the term as one that:
Denotes properly such a portion of the space over which war prevails as has its boundaries protected, and thus possesses a kind of independence. This protection may consist in fortresses, or important natural obstacles presented by the country, or even in its being separated by a considerable distance from the rest of the space embraced in the war. Such a portion is not a mere piece of the whole, but a small whole complete in itself; and consequently it is more or less in such a condition that changes which take place at other points in the seat of war have only an indirect and no direct influence upon it. To give an adequate idea of this, we may suppose that on this portion an advance is made, whilst in another quarter a retreat is taking place, or that upon the one an army is acting defensively, whilst an offensive is being carried on upon the other. Such a clearly defined idea as this is not capable of universal application; it is here used merely to indicate the line of distinction.
Flint is a hard, sedimentarycryptocrystalline form of the mineralquartz, categorized as a variety of chert. It occurs chiefly as nodules and masses in sedimentary rocks, such as chalks and limestones. Inside the nodule, flint is usually dark grey, black, green, white or brown in colour, and often has a glassy or waxy appearance. A thin layer on the outside of the nodules is usually different in colour, typically white and rough in texture. From a petrological point of view, "flint" refers specifically to the form of chert which occurs in chalk or marly limestone. Similarly, "common chert" (sometimes referred to simply as "chert") occurs in limestone.
The exact mode of formation of flint is not yet clear but it is thought that it occurs as a result of chemical changes in compressed sedimentary rock formations, during the process of diagenesis. One hypothesis is that a gelatinous material fills cavities in the sediment, such as holes bored by crustaceans or molluscs and that this becomes silicified. This hypothesis certainly explains the complex shapes of flint nodules that are found. The source of dissolved silica in the porous media could be the spicules of silicious sponges. Certain types of flint, such as that from the south coast of England, contain trapped fossilised marine flora. Pieces of coral and vegetation have been found preserved like amber inside the flint. Thin slices of the stone often reveal this effect.
Baggage cannot be checked at this location; however, up to two suitcases in addition to any "personal items" such as briefcases, purses, laptop bags, and infant equipment are allowed on board as carry-ons.
This is at least the fourth station along the Grand Trunk Western Railroad (GTW) line through Flint. The railroad arrived from Port Huron in 1871 and originally a wooden structure served as the passenger station. A 1905 stone and brick station was moved to Muskegon in 1927. The third GTW depot, located at 120 East 14th Street, was used by Amtrak until 1989 and demolished thereafter. The current station on Dort Highway provides easy access to I-69.
$15,000 in federal funds for El Ballet Folklorico Estudiantil to support instruction, performances and professional development in traditional Mexican music, theater and folkloric dance.$10,000 in federal funds for the FlintInstitute of Music to support the creation of new work ...
FLINT — As a kid growing up in the Flint area, Patrick Ross enjoyed visiting the Longway Planetarium for field trips and theater shows ... In his college years, Ross attended the University of Michigan-Flint for his undergraduate degree and worked at Longway Planetarium as an intern presenter.
Guy Sanville shared his resignation plans with the Chelsea theater’s Board of Directors late last week, according to a letter sent to donors from Steve Hamp, chair of the theater’s board ... What will replace shuttered movie theater near Ann Arbor? Plans for storage units get frosty reception.
FLINT, MI — The New McCree Theater will continue its annual Black History documentary film series, starting with its first film this weekend ... Each film will be shown at the New McCree Theater, located at 4601 ClioRoad in Flint, and have free admission to the public ... Multi-employer job fair in Flint aims to fill medical field positions.
FLINT, MI -- A long-awaited Flint water crisis documentary that’s narrated by Alec Baldwin is set to open in theaters next week, just eight days after the actor fired a prop gun on the set of a Western that killed the cinematographer. “Flint ...Baldwin created a buzz in Flint when he was spotted around the city in February 2019.
FLINT — With her signature plucking technique in which she separates the fibers of Japanese fibers of handmade Japanese paper, Neha Vedpathak’s intricate process results in elaborate and unique pieces ... 9 in the FIATheater.
Chris Thile, Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer and songwriter, will perform at the CapitolTheater, Oct ...FLINT — As music venues begin to reopen across the country, few artists are more eager to hit the stage than Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer and songwriter Chris Thile.
BURTON, MI — A movie theater in Genesee County has abruptly and permanently closed its doors ... 27, according to the theater’s Facebook page ... The page invited movie goers to visit other NCG theaters, NCG Trillium Cinema - Grand Blanc and NCG Cinema - Lapeer ... Flint-area NCG Cinema movie theaters set to reopen this week with free movies, snack deals.
As in-person theater stages a careful but eager re-entrance following eighteen months of lockdown, the season seems pretty diverse ... We’re highlighting a few works opening on Broadway and Off this fall — all different — but each exploring inequity and structural racism in American society and theater ... Cullud Wattah at the PublicTheater (Nov 2–Dec 5).
Viewers can enjoy the films during the months of September and October at the FlintInstitute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., in Flint ... Zeldes is slated to appear live at the FIATheater for each screening, along with others connected with the film, according to a Flint Institute of Arts news release ... Sundays in the FIA Theater ... Flint vs.