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Disney Legend Tyrus Wong to be Featured in PBS’s American Masters

Portrait of Tyrus Wong. Credit: Courtesy of the Tyrus Wong family
Portrait of Tyrus Wong. Credit: Courtesy of the Tyrus Wong family

Disney Legend Tyrus Wong is about to be highlighted in a new documentary on PBS. The artist, who left a major mark on Bambi is starting to get a bigger spotlight outside of the Disney fan community. Filmmaker Pamela Tom (A Tribute to Sir Sidney Poitier, Two Lies ) corrects a historical wrong by spotlighting this seminal, but heretofore under-credited, figure in American Masters: Tyrus, premiering nationwide Friday, September 8 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) in honor of the 75th anniversary of Bambi (August 1942). Afterward in a new, exclusive interview, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi, the filmmakers/artists behind the Oscar-nominated animated short The Dam Keeper (2014), discuss how Wong influenced them. The documentary will be available to stream the following day via and PBS OTT apps.

Born in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, right before the fall of the Chinese Empire, Wong and his father immigrated to America in 1919, never to see their family again. American Masters: Tyrus shows how he overcame a life of poverty and racism to become a celebrated painter who once exhibited with Picasso and Matisse, a Hollywood sketch artist, and ‘Disney Legend.’ Previously unseen art and interviews with Wong, movie clips and archival footage illustrate how his unique style – melding Chinese calligraphic and landscape influences with contemporary Western art – is found in everything from Disney animation (Bambi) and live-action Hollywood studio films (Rebel Without a Cause, The Wild Bunch, Sands of Iwo Jima, April in Paris) to Hallmark Christmas cards, kites and hand-painted California dinnerware to fine art and Depression-era WPA paintings. The film also features new interviews with his daughters and fellow artists/designers, including his Disney co-worker and friend Milton Quon, Andreas Deja (The Little Mermaid), Eric Goldberg (Aladdin) and Paul Felix (Lilo Stitch), and curators and historians of Wong’s work.

“Tyrus Wong’s story is a prime example of one of the many gaping holes in our society’s narrative on art, cinema, and Western history,” said Pamela Tom. “By telling his story, I wanted to shine light on one of America’s unsung heroes, and raise awareness of the vital contributions he’s made to American culture.”

“When I met Tyrus, I knew very little about his astounding work, which I then saw displayed prominently at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco,” said Michael Kantor, American Masters series executive producer. “This beautifully realized film is a reminder that there are many American Masters who are not immediately recognizable, but when you learn about their stories, you’ll never forget them.”

American Masters: Tyrus is a production of New Moon Pictures, Apricot Films, Lux Mundi Productions, and Stone Circle Pictures in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC’s American Masters for WNET. Pamela Tom is writer and director. Pamela Tom, Gwen Wynne and Tamara Khalaf are producers. Linda Barry is co-producer. Don Hahn, Robert Louie, and David W. Louie are executive producers. Michael Kantor is American Masters series executive producer.

Major support for American Masters and Tyrus is provided by AARP. Additional support for American Masters is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Rosalind P. Walter, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Vital Projects Fund, Judith and Burton Resnick, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The Blanche Irving Laurie Foundation, and public television viewers. Additional support for Tyrus is provided in part by The Louie Family Foundation, The Walt Disney Company Foundation, Buck Gee Mary Hackenbracht, the National Endowment for the Arts, County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Bill Yee, East West Bank, and Women in Film.

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3235 Calle Mariposa, Santa Barbara 93105

This is the San Roque home you have been waiting for!! Two bedrooms/1½ bathroom and a den/office with closet all on a large corner lot with an attached two-car garage. The spacious kitchen has been beautifully updated with Carrera marble, sleek and abundant cabinetry, Wolf range and KitchenAid refrigerator. The bright and open living room is framed by a sunny, built-in window seat and cozy fireplace, with original wood floors throughout. Both bathrooms have been updated and the full bath includes dual vanities and custom tile. Efficient upgrades: tank-less water heater, new LED lighting, insulation in the floor and ceiling, and a new electrical panel. Fruit trees, lovely flower beds and a large brick patio offer space for outdoor living. Just minutes to the restaurants and shops of Upper State Street and hiking trails.

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Drop, Bosch Home Appliances Debut Smart Kitchen Partnership

In a recent announcement, Bosch Home Appliances has unveiled a smart kitchen integration with Drop, a recipe app, designed to simplify the cooking experience. Beginning now, the Drop Recipes app already is fully integrated with the Bosch Wall Oven, with Home Connect in the U.S.

This partnership provides Bosch users with access to Drop’s growing digital recipe book featuring more than 700 recipes from chefs and contributors including Food52, Good Housekeeping, Donal Skehan, The Kitchen Paper and The Sophisticated Gourmet. Through the app, users can connect to the Drop Scale for seamless step by step recipe instructions and monitor or control a variety of cooking functions including recipe time and temperature for a simplified, interactive cooking experience.

“We’re excited to introduce these smart kitchen capabilities to the U.S. market as we continue on our mission to make the connected kitchen a reality for everyone,” said Ben Harris, CEO, Drop. “Kitchens are getting smarter, and our partnership with Bosch illustrates the value these smart functions bring to everyday life. We’re thrilled to be working with a partner such as Bosch, our first official kitchen appliance partner, who shares in this vision for a truly connected kitchen and home.”

Through Home Connect and Drop, Bosch is introducing a new layer of intelligence and convenience to the kitchen that will help home cooks at every level enjoy a simplified cooking experience. The Drop Recipes app and Connected Scale add to the expansive list of smart functions currently offered by the Bosch Wall Oven, with Home Connect. In addition to the new Drop-enabled functionalities, the Bosch Wall Oven provides an array of smart features via the Home Connect App, including remote diagnostics, maintenance and care, as well as the ability to seamlessly purchase appliance accessories.

“As a brand committed to developing solutions that simplify life and enrich the kitchen experience for our consumers, we couldn’t be happier to bring this partnership to the U.S.,” said Anja Prescher, Director, Brand Marketing, Bosch Home Appliances. “Our integration with Drop will help simplify the way our customers cook at home by streamlining the process into a more intuitive and interactive experience.”

Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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REUNIONS August 23, 2017


Chamberlain Reunion

The Chamberlain Family Reunion will be Saturday in the air-conditioned FBC Campground Fellowship Hall, (525 E. Co. Rd. 1200N).

Guests are asked to bring a covered dish and table service for the meal being served at 1:30 p.m. Friends are invited to join in for food, games and fellowship.

Megenhardt Reunion

The 77th Megenhardt Family Reunion will be Sunday at the pavilion in Forest Park in Brazil. Carry-in dinner will be served at 1 p.m. Beverages will be furnished.

Cox Reunion is Sunday

The Cox reunion will be at noon Sunday at Robe-Ann Park, Shelter 1, in Greencastle. Bring a covered dish. For more information, call 765-720-1911.

Urbain/Brown Family Reunion

The Urbain/Brown Family Reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 2, at shelter 12, in Forest Park.

Eating will begin at 1 p.m. Some drinks will be provided. Please bring a covered dish and some dinnerware. Dont forget your lawn chairs.

124th Wells reunion

On Sunday, Sept. 3, the 124th Wells reunion will meet at Forest Park Pavilion, Section NE. Tea and lemonade will be furnished. Bring a picnic basket with your favorite food to share with family and friends. The meal will be served at 1 p.m. Any questions should be directed to Judy Hane, 812-442-6941.

BHS Class of 1948

The Brazil High School class of 1948 will meet for lunch, Saturday, Sept. 9, at noon at the Brazil Family Restaurant.

James Michael Reunion

The annual James Michael Reunion will be noon Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Goshorn Park in Clay City. Bring a well-filled basket and come and enjoy.

Brazil Class of 1951

The Brazil High School Class of 1951 will meet for the annual luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Sisters Antiques Tea Room, The Robins Nest Bistro, 123 1/2 E. National Ave.

The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. For more information or to RSVP, call BJ Hoffmann, 812-239-9600, or Lois Casassa, 812-442-1619.

Thompson Reunion

The Thompson Reunion will be at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Thompsons Family park.

Important information will be brought up at the meeting.

Please bring a covered dish and a Bingo gift.

For more information, call (765) 672-4521.

Phelps Reunion is Sept. 10

The annual Phelps reunion will be Sept. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Red Bud Hill Reception Hall in Rockville.

A meal will be served at 1.

A donation container will be available to help pay the rental fee for next year.

Anyone related to the Phelps families, all sectors, no matter the origin or spelling of their names are invited. Share the different styles of living in different areas and countries.

Bring a covered dish, utensils, stories, photos, family information and memories to share. Bring cameras to take family photos.

If you would like your name added to our mailing list, contact Beverly J. Phelps Williams, Box 233, Waveland, IN 47989, 765-435-2343 or Gale A. Williams, 3153 N. C.R. 900E, Rockville, IN 47872, 765-592-3544.

Center Point School reunion

If you attended Center Point School, you are invited to attend the Center Point School reunion on Sept. 16 at 12:30 p.m. at the Center Point United Methodist Church.

For more information, call Donna Barnhart, 812-835-2181 or Dee Price, 812-443-5631.

Brazil Class of 1952

Brazil High School Class of 1952 is looking for contact information for the following classmates: Emma Booker, Eleanor Blakemore, Wesley Burns, Mary Jo Dobson Penrod, Joan Donath Williams, Mildred Eldridge Kline, Ruth Emmert Hermann, Shirley Kennedy Larsen, Rosemary Mishler, Vonda Watson Downey, Patricia Williams Spurlock, Shirley Hudson James Swift, Ernestine Stienenhart Boton and Virginia Williams.

Contact Doris Young Ochs at 812-420-2338 or 812-243-9154 or Garlinda Trout Mathews at 765-672-4288 or Mary Lou Somhiel Britton at 812-442-7465.

The Class will celebrate its 65th class reunion on Oct. 7 at Pappys Barbecue restaurant in Brazil.

BHS Class of 1972

Brazil High School Class of 1972 is looking for contact information for the following classmates: Liz Allen, Jerry Batchelor, Cheryl Coffin, Tyrone Dunbar, Mary Beth Goodhart, Patricia Guinn, Deborah Johnson Herbert, Linda Love, Randy Love, Lynn Wilson McAuliffe, Mary McAuliffe, Jennifer Milburn, Thomas Snell, Sally Ann Walls, Janet Watler Storey, Angela Williams and Tony Winn. Contact Paul Moore at 812-239-7932 or with contact information.

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BINGO for PAWS scheduled for Oct. 5

   PAWS Animal Rescue Shelter in Union City will be organizing its fourth annual Bingo fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Community Room, 103 N. Columbia Street.  The fun begins at 6 p.m.

   Tickets are $20 each and are good for 20 games. They are available at The Corner Cupboard in downtown Union City or from any board member.

   If seats are available, tickets will be available at the door, but seating is limited, so it is advised to reserve them ahead of time.    

   Sandwiches, snacks and soft drinks will be available for sale and there will be a 50-50 raffle.

   Raffle tickets for a KitchenAid Blender will also available, with a drawing date of Dec. 9.  

   For more information, call (765) 964-6080, text (765) 575-5317 or find them on Facebook.

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Shopsster launches attractive deals on home decor and kitchen appliances

(MENAFN Editorial) is an online shopping store that has recently announced exciting deals and discounts on some of the most popular home décor items, kitchen appliances, as well as women clothing accessories. Under the limited period sale, the customers can find a wide range of home décor items at up to 60% off, huge discounts on kitchen appliances and sports outdoor items. Some of the popular kitchen items such as silicone diamond ice tray, ceramic knife set, silicone plastic dish sealing wrap are now available at a discounted price.

The company also believes in contributing to the community and for that, it donates a portion of its proceeds towards charity and projects that include gifting toys to the poor children and feeding the homeless among others. Every time a customer buys a product on, they’ll know a portion will be donated towards doing good and betterment of the community.

The website offers a variety of beautiful home décor items including wall papers, wall stickers, DIY paintings, emoji pillows, wall lamps, antique items, luxury tea sets and much more. With over hundreds of décor items to choose from, the customers will always find something best suited for their home. The online store also offers a variety of unique toys and deacte;cor items for kids including fidget spinners, minion lights, Hello kitty bathroom set and more.

Under the weekly sale for her category, the online store brings carefully curated jewelry and accessories for women in a wide range of designs. The sale features boho jewelry, silk scarves, stylish sunglasses, anklets, ear cuffs, bath bomb mold sea shells, vintage pendants and much more, all available at attractive prices. The round beach towels and bikini cover ups in vibrant colors and prints are especially gaining popularity among the customers this summer.

Shopsster offers over thousands of products in different categories and aims to become a leading shopper’s paradise where they can find all kinds of useful and fun items.The customers can also find phone cases, power banks and other mobile accessories on the online store. The shop also features necessary items for outdoor adventures and sports such as bicycle waterproof hand protectors, flamingo pool accessory, inflatable pillow, portable fishing trap net, camping sets and more. All the products can be seen on

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Margie’s Money Saver: Closeout sale at Macy’s online

ST. LOUIS, Mo. _It’s a closeout sale going on right now at Macy’s online. Get up to 80 percent off home clearance. Check out bedding, kitchen items, dinnerware and more.

Shipping is free on orders over $49 or when you add a beauty item to your cart. You do not need a coupon code to get these low prices.

To shop visit: 

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