This weekend, the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The Biblical saga of Joseph comes to life in a musical featuring styles ranging from country-western to rock ‘n’ roll. The show starts at 7 on Friday and Saturday and at 2 on Sunday. Tickets are $15. Reserve a seat by calling the box office at (270) 821-ARTS.
The Telstar relayed international television, telephone, and fax upon launching into space 50 years ago. In its first video feed, JFK talked to a European audience about the price of the American dollar. Telstar also looks a bit like R2-D2.
It’s Tuesday, July 10
There’s an Art for Veterans reception tonight from 6 to 8 at the Guild Art Gallery in Hopkinsville. The reception will feature new original paintings and photographs, along with jewelry, woodworking, and pottery from the Hopkinsville Art Guild members. Donations will be accepted for the Veterans Shelter and the Pennyroyal Mental Health Center. See hopkinsvilleartguild.org for more.
Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans, a work of 32 canvases each measuring 20''x16'' and depicting a painting of a flavor of canned soup debuted on this day in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles. The individual paintings were made by a printmaking method - a semi-mechanized screen printing process, with a deliberately mundane aesthetic designed to generate controversy over the definition of art.
"Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, lovely Spam! Wonderful Spam!" ...Some of the best lyrics ever written (Monty Python). Spam is a canned precooked meat product by Hormel Foods, introduced on this day in 1937.