Tag Archives: The Big Read

“The Maltese Falcon, A Live Radio Show” coming February 2016

 

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It has everything, except the happy ending.

Come and experience what live studio audiences enjoyed in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s in Hollywood, Chicago, and New York.  During the Golden Days of Radio, movie stars, radio actors, musicians, and sound effects men broadcast live on radio stations heard throughout America. This is a Big Read event.

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Here’s your “Maltese Falcon Live Radio Play” Cast

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Cast and crew

This is going to be fun and so different from the usual community theater play.  

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Certified Lunatic “Miracle Man” to appear January 9

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A Spearfish BIG READ Event

TBR-Logo-PartnersThe Miracle Man show is the KICK-OFF event for the January-March 2016 Spearfish Big Read — and what a kick-off it will be.  The Big Read book Spearfish will be reading is “The Maltese Falcon.” The Miracle Man’s vaudevillian genre is of the type popular during the era “The Maltese Falcon” was written. Tomáš Kubínek will have you rolling with laughter at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, in The Matthews Opera House.  The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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January 2016 Foreign Film Festival announced

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January in South Dakota can be cold and dark. The Matthews brings some light and warmth every January Sunday (starting Jan. 10) with the annual Foreign Film Festival.  This year’s film festival is part of the Spearfish Big Read.  The community will be reading “The Maltese Falcon.” Therefore, our foreign films will be of the film noir, mystery, and intrigue genres. 

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Spearfish Big Read 2016 Events

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The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest.  SPEARFISH is one of 75 communities nationwide participating in The Big Read from September 2015-June 2016.

The SPEARFISH Big Read is from January 2016-March 2016.  The community celebrates “The Maltese Falcon” with a full calendar of events below.  We will continue to add events as they are confirmed.

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