Arts of War

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Memorial Day Writers Project – May 29 on The Mall in D.C.

May 16, 2017

The Memorial Day Writers Project will hold its 24th biannual open mic event for veterans and friends of veterans on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, starting at 11:30 a.m.  The…

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Ann Morrissy Merick, 1933-2017

May 10, 2017

Merick was ABC's first female television field producer in the Vietnam War, and one of only a handful of female network producers who covered the war. In 1967, she and several other female reporters won…

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‘Music and Veterans’ Panel at the Library of Congress May 5

April 27, 2017

Music and Veterans: The Vietnam Era & Disco is the title of a panel discussion that will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, at the Library of Congress. Karen…

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‘No Guts No Glory’ Art Exhibit in London

April 12, 2017

British artist Ben Turnbull's mixed media (collages, sculptures, installations, digital prints) solo exhibition, "No Guts No Glory," went on view in London's up-scale Saatchi Gallery April 11. Running till May 8, the works artistically and metaphorically…

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Author Query: Paranormal Experiences Wanted

April 5, 2017

Author Janet Fitzgerald is doing research for a book on war veterans’ experiences with the paranormal. “My interest is in battlefield, or wartime paranormal experiences, ” she says, and is looking for veterans who’d like…

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Author Query: Incarcerated Veterans Oral History Project

April 3, 2017

Jason Higgins, a Ph.D. student in American History at University of Massachusetts Amherst, is researching the history of incarcerated veterans since the Vietnam War. "I have been conducting oral history projects with veterans for the…

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‘Miss Saigon’ Back on Broadway

March 29, 2017

The bombastic hit musical Miss Saigon--a Vietnam War story centering on a GI and a bar girl loosely based on Puccini's Madame Butterfly--reopened on Broadway last week for the first time since 2001. The Cameron…

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Author Query: Stewardess Stories

March 29, 2017

Writer and journalist Julia Cooke is working on a book about civilian airline attendants who flew into Vietnam during the war. "I'm hoping to interview as many veterans as have vivid memories or stories (or ancillary…

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Author Query: Divine Intervention in the War Zone

March 6, 2017

For a book he is preparing, Mike Burns, the author of A Battalion of Angels, and a Vietnam War veteran, would like to hear from folks who, in his words, "experienced some form of Divine…

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Apocalypse Now: The Video Game

February 22, 2017

Word is that Francis Ford Coppola's company, American Zoetrope, is working on a video game based on his famed Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now. The company started a Kickstarter Campaign to raise $900,000 for the…

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