Archive for March, 2018

CELEBRATE THE FABULOUS MUSIC OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR ERA!

“Gonna take a sentimental journey…” The years of the Second World War (1939-1945) were a golden era for popular music in the Allied countries. This thrilling event showcases many of the finest songs and singers of the period, including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Vera Lynn, the Andrews Sisters and Doris Day. Rare film clips will dazzle you with performances by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and those incredible high-flying dancers, the Nicholas Brothers.

Monday 12 Nov 2018
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Fee: $25

This event takes place in the Community Classroom at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Ave. To register, please call 204 475 0483, drop by the store, or log on to www.mcnallyrobinson.com and click on Community Classroom. Please note that contents, fees and dates are subject to change.


CHOPIN & RUBINSTEIN – GENIUS PLAYS GENIUS!

There has never been a closer, deeper relationship between a composer and a performer than the one that linked Frédéric Chopin and pianist Artur Rubinstein. Rubinstein performed his fellow Pole’s music with total understanding and exquisite taste, setting standards that have stood for decades. This enormously entertaining course presents a cross-section of his finest Chopin recordings, including waltzes, polonaises, mazurkas, nocturnes, scherzos and ballades. DVD highlights include the legendary, all-Chopin live Moscow recital from 1964. To enhance your enjoyment, the course includes the superlative feature-length film documentary, In Search of Chopin, featuring fascinating biographical information on the composer and expert performances by other fine pianists.

Three Tuesdays, Nov 6 to Nov 20, 2018
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fee: $75.00

This course takes place in the Community Classroom at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Ave. To register, please call 204 475 0483, drop by the store, or log on to www.mcnallyrobinson.com and click on Community Classroom. Please note that contents, fees and dates are subject to change.


THANKS, THIS ONE’S FULL! OSCAR-WINNING ACTRESSES IN THEIR OSCAR-WINNING PERFORMANCES!

OSCAR’S FAVOURITE ACTRESSES, 1938 TO 1969

Five masterclasses in the art of screen acting! Five illustrious actresses who have each won two or more Academy Awards are seen in one of their Oscar-winning performances. These films received a total of 33 Oscar nominations and won 11 awards. Biographical information, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, interviews and documentaries will enhance your enjoyment.

Bette Davis in Jezebel (1938) In mid-nineteenth century New Orleans, a headstrong southern belle outrages polite society with her willful behavior. Henry Fonda costars as her long-suffering beau in this excellent film directed by the great William Wyler.
Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight (1944) A young, innocent wife begins to suspect that her suave, mysterious husband may be plotting against her, in this thrilling Victorian-era mystery. Charles Boyer and Joseph Cotten co-star. The film received six Oscar nominations and won for Bergman and for art direction. Angela Lansbury, making her screen debut at 19, received a nomination for supporting actress.
Maggie Smith in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) A supremely self-confident teacher in a private girls’ school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and imposes her over-romanticized world view upon her impressionable young charges. Robert Stephens and Pamela Franklin co-star.
Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Tennessee Williams’ classic drama centres on Blanche DuBois, a faded socialite whose visit to New Orleans to see her sister and her sister’s brutish husband leads to conflict and tragedy. Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter (supporting actress Oscar) and Karl Malden (supporting actor Oscar) co-star.
Katherine Hepburn in The Lion in Winter (1968) Over a raucous Christmas “holiday” in 1183, England’s King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) and his estranged wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, engage in a scorching battle of wits and words with their sons, to decide who will succeed Henry as king. Hepburn brilliantly demonstrated why she is Oscar’s only four-time winner for acting, and Anthony Hopkins made his screen debut as Prince Richard.

5 Tuesdays, Oct 2 to Oct 30, 2018 @ 1:00
Fee: $110
This course takes place in the Community Classroom at McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Ave. To register, please call 204 475 0483, drop by the store, or log on to www.mcnallyrobinson.com and click on Community Classroom. Please note that contents, fees and dates are subject to change.