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  • Arts of War on the Web » On Line
    because of main character Titus Welliver s age Connelly agreed that Bosch couldn t be a Vietnam veteran He s now a veteran of the first Persian Gulf War Here s how he put it in an interview in The Washington Post Harry Bosch is 100 percent and L A is 100 percent But we blended the first three books together that as books stood apart We had to create evidentiary connections We had to play with Bosch having been in Vietnam because Titus Welliver is too young to have been there so we changed his military experience Posted on March 30th 2015 in Drama On Line Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015

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  • Arts of War on the Web » On Stage
    a brisk pace Beginning with Mr Anderson s inspired writing and Mr Parva s clear direction the quintet of actors tell the story of Johnny s homecoming in a compelling and moving way It is clear that we are being told a complex tale of wars being fought in many theaters and at many levels Posted on October 1st 2014 in Drama On Stage Plays Women at War Theater Workshop in Chicago Chicago s Rivendell Theatre Ensemble will present a public workshop performance on Thursday November 21 of Women At War a theater piece put together from first person interviews with women who have served in the military in harm s way The work is a cooperative effort between the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble and a group called VetCAT A Veterans Creative Arts Therapy Program The workshop performance will be held at the UIC School of Theatre and Music A town hall style panel discussion will follow the performance You can reserve a seat by calling 773 334 7728 or going on line Posted on November 13th 2013 in On Stage A Time To Kill Opens on Broadway The cast of the Broadway version of A Time to Kill When we last reported on the Broadway show version of John Grisham s first novel A Time to Kill which came out in 1988 and deals with a young lawyer in Mississippi defending an African American Vietnam veteran we said the show would be open in September After a short delay the show opens tonight October 9 for a limited engagement at the Golden Theater The 1966 movie version starred Matthew McConaughey as the lawyer and Samuel L Jackson as the Nam vet The play adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes and directed by Eathan McSweeney features Sebastian Arcules and John Douglas Thompson in the two starring roles The New York Times recently published an illuminating article about the play and John Grisham whose soon to be published next book Sycamore Row is a squeal to A Time To Kill Posted on October 9th 2013 in On Stage Plays New LBJ Heavy Play The Great Society The Great Society a play that focuses on President Lyndon Johnson and his domestic and foreign policies from the time he took office in 1963 to his March 1968 decision to seek peace in Vietnam and not run for re election opened August 3 at The Clurman Theatre in New York City The play a production of the New York Shakespeare Company written by Alexander Harrington and directed by Seth Duerr ended its run there on August 24 The play takes its history very seriously Daniel M Gold wrote in his New York Times review But even at more than 2 ½ hours there is simply too much to cover The mushrooming involvement in Vietnam the rising intensity of civil rights clashes the push for poverty programs all whiz by as headlines Though peppered with the occasional profane joke the dialogue is often reduced to

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Opera
    Susan Greer as does the opera Rescorla s last words to her were in a frantic cell phone call that fateful day Stop crying I have to get these people out safely If something should happen to me I want you to know I ve never been happier You made my life The acclaimed baritone Thomas Hampson will sing the role of Rick Rescorla Tenor William Burden is Daniel J Hill Rescorla s best friend and soprano Melody Moore portrays Susan Rescorla s wife Rick Rescorla also acted heroically in Vietnam as a platoon leader during the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley A photograph of Rescorla in the heat of battle below graces the cover of We Were Soldiers Once and Young the seminal book about that engagement by Hal Moore and Joe Galloway Posted on August 8th 2011 in Opera Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Plays
    Vietnam Operation Babylift 40th anniversary program will be held on April 25 2015 at the New Jersey Vietnam Era Educational Cente r in Holmdel N J Posted on July 22nd 2014 in Plays Hey Hey LBJ Theater Piece at the D C Fringe Festival Kleinberg in Vietnam in 1968 David Kleinberg who served with the Army s the 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi in Vietnam from 1966 67 as a combat correspondent has written a seventy minute solo theater piece called Hey Hey LBJ It is based on his experiences in the war This is a very powerful and riveting work Kleinberg says Even after all this time I cried half the time I was writing this If the piece shows anything it clearly demonstrates how war taints just about everyone it touches I suppose some people would call this an antiwar work But I believe as I ve written at one point in the script that there are just wars but I don t think this was one of them And it s very interesting that when I tell people of my generation the title of the piece Hey Hey LBJ they smile in irony knowing very well how the rest of the chant went It is part of the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D C The next performance is tonight July 16 at 9 30 at the Goethe Institut and the final show is on Friday July 18 Kleinberg is donating the net proceeds from these performances to Vietnam Veterans of America Posted on July 16th 2014 in Drama Plays A Time To Kill Opens on Broadway The cast of the Broadway version of A Time to Kill When we last reported on the Broadway show version of John Grisham s first novel A Time to Kill which came out in 1988 and deals with a young lawyer in Mississippi defending an African American Vietnam veteran we said the show would be open in September After a short delay the show opens tonight October 9 for a limited engagement at the Golden Theater The 1966 movie version starred Matthew McConaughey as the lawyer and Samuel L Jackson as the Nam vet The play adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes and directed by Eathan McSweeney features Sebastian Arcules and John Douglas Thompson in the two starring roles The New York Times recently published an illuminating article about the play and John Grisham whose soon to be published next book Sycamore Row is a squeal to A Time To Kill Posted on October 9th 2013 in On Stage Plays Grisham s A Time to Kill to Broadway John Grisham s first novel A Time to Kill which came out in 1989 was no surprise a tautly written page turning legal thriller The plot a young lawyer in Mississippi defends an African American Vietnam veteran who may or may not have killed two men justifiably The book became a decent Hollywood movie in 1996 with Matthew McConaughey as

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Sculpture
    me Love for not just my son but for my growing Marine Corps family Sculptor John Phelps at left with the statue Standing next to Phelps is Chris Marquez the Marine on the left in the statue Lucian Read photo taken in Fallujah of USMC Lance Corporal Chris Marquez 1st Sgt Bradley Kasal and Lance Corporal Dane Shaffer Posted on November 12th 2014 in Art Memorials Sculpture Sculptor Ken Hruby s Latest Banded Brothers Sculptor Ken Hruby s twenty one years in the U S Army including his tour of duty in the Vietnam War have been a strong influence on his work Hruby s work explores the tenuous relationship between soldier and society his short bio on the web site of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston notes of Hurby who is on the faculty His work spans a range of media from objects through kinetics and kinematic installations to video and multimedia installations usually with implied figuration Hruby graduated from West Point with an infantry commission in 1961 In Vietnam he served as an adviser to infantry and ranger battalions After he retired from the military Hruby studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston Since then his work has been shown in many group and solo shows and may be found in private and public collections including the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago On November 9 the Saturday of Veterans Day weekend Hendrix College in Conway Arkansas will dedicate a new war memorial plaza outside the college s Young Wise football stadium The memorial plaza includes a new a pair of bronzes Banded Brothers by Hruby The two bronzes triangulate the refurbished statue of a World War I doughboy Hendrix College English Professor Alex Vernon told us You can see the doughboy as you look through the helmet silhouettes The whole space is limited by landscape berms that subtly recall bunkers The plaza recognizes the sacrifices of Hendrix College alums who served in the U S military and died in service to the nation A new plaque reads Ken Hruby s website is www kenhruby com Posted on October 23rd 2013 in Memorials Sculpture Sculptor Joe Mooney s Work Remembers the Battle of Ong Thanh The accomplished Philadelphia sculptor Joe Mooney s work consists of impressionistic welded steel and stainless steel sculptures His most recent work Warriors Tympanum is a series of sculptures commemorating the October 17 1967 Vietnam War Battle of Ong Thanh The pieces are on display through May of next year at the Kouros Sculpture Center in Ridgefield Connecticut You can get a look at a good sampling of Mooney s work on his website and Facebook page U S Army 1st Infantry Division troops during the Battle of Ong Thanh Posted on October 2nd 2013 in Art Exhibits Sculpture Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans

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  • Arts of War on the Web » TV Series
    for help and the diary wound up going to Vietnam in June when Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited that country He presented the diary to the Vietnamese in photo above and in September the diary was returned to Vu Dinh Doan s family The entire episode is now available on the History Detectives website Posted on October 5th 2012 in Documentaries TV Series Pat Sajak as Oscar Madison Pat Sajak the famed long time host of Wheel of Fortune who served a tour of duty in Vietnam during the war as a radio deejay with AFVN occasionally steps out from the Wheel set to do other show biz work That includes this week as Sajak is co starring in a production of the famed Neil Simon comedy The Odd Couple through July 7 at the Harriet S Jorgensen Theater on the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs It is a summer production of the University s Connecticut Repertory Theater Anyone who knows the play or the movie or TV show won t be surprised that Sajak is playing Felix Unger the obsessive compulsive half of the quite odd couple Oscar Madison the slob sportswriter is played by Joe Moore who served in Vietnam with Sajak These days Moore s day job is news anchor on KHON TV in Honolulu According to the favorable review of the show in the July 1 The New York Times Sajak who received VVA s Excellence in the Arts Award at the Louisville Convention in 2009 and Moore have appeared in three other shows together including The Odd Couple in Hawaii in 2001 Times reviewer Anita Gates says of Moore If you were in the casting director s office looking for an Oscar Madison type and came across Mr Moore s photograph it would probably go to the top of the pile The role fits him well and he does a fine job as the gruff put upon Oscar Sajak is as personable onstage as he is on TV maybe even more so Gates opines His Felix is properly oblivious to his own flaws and appropriately appalled by filth but there is little fervor or palpable purpose in his domestic madness Sajak she goes on to say does best as a straight man and when Felix is outraged One of his nicest moments is an Act II encounter in which Oscar has come home late for a dinner party and reveals how little he knows about cooking Felix shouts the main verbs with believable exasperation as he explains You have to make gravy It doesn t come Then heaven help him Oscar refers to a ladle as a spoon Posted on July 2nd 2012 in Plays TV Series Prime Time Nam Vet Parenthood Character The NBC weekly one hour drama series Parenthood now it its second prime time season is based on the 1989 movie of the same name The TV show produced by Imagine Television and Universal Media Studios Ron Howard is an

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Uncategorized
    review of Prime Green which appeared in the print edition of T he VVA Veteran Dog Soldiers was the basis for the 1978 Hollywood movie Who ll Stop the Rain which starred Nick Nolte as Stone s antihero Vietnam war veteran Ray Hicks Posted on January 13th 2015 in Uncategorized Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
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