KWTG! calendar of events

Yard Sale Fundraiser, Saturday, Feb. 3, 8-1 pmThe Portsmouth Area Arts Council & Children’s Theatre will hold a Multi-Family, Indoor Rummage...

January 31st, 2018 updated: January 31st, 2018. |  


Portsmouth Library Events 2/5-2/9

Portsmouth Public Library Programs the week of February 5- February 10, 2018!Story Times:Monday, February 5 – Toddler Time at 11am at Lucasville...

January 31st, 2018 |  


The National Tour of “The Lightning Thief” at The Paramount Arts Center

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and ...

January 31st, 2018 |  



The maker of the documentary “Last Men in Aleppo” has made Oscars history for his war-torn country, Syria.The 90-minute documentary is the first Syrian film to be nominated for an Academy Award. Firas Fayyad, the Syrian director and writer of the film who is also from Aleppo, called the nomination “a big shout out to justice” because it documents what he called the “war crimes” of the Syrian government.The Netflix production follows a group of first responders in the White Helmets who remain in the opposition-held part of Aleppo city and dig through the rubble and follow bombings from the Syrian government for survivors. They also pull out the dead from under the devastation in some heart-wrenching scenes when seconds can make a difference between life and death. The rescuers themselves often come under attack as they carry out their rescue missions.The documentary also tells the story of Syria as it is being ripped apart by seven years of war.“They say those who have the power always write history. We who don’t have power are now writing history, one that can’t be (erased),” Fayyad said in a phone interview while attending the global summit in Davos, Switzerland.The White Helmets are not without controversy. They only operate in opposition-held areas, where government services are almost none existent and aerial bombings are recurrent. Syrian government supporters accuse them of being politically affiliated with the rebel groups. The documentary portrays the lives of the men who volunteered for the task as their country has plunged into war.The first responders’ bravery has inspired many around the world. They were the subject of another Netflix documentary, “The White Helmets,” directed by British filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel, which won the short documentary Academy Award last year.Making it to the United States is an added struggle for Fayyad, who left the war-torn country in 2012 and lives in Denmark. With his Syrian passport, he has been interrogated for hours before being permitted in the US. His producer, also a Syrian, will have to “work hard” to make it to Los Angeles for the Academy Awards on March 4. Syria is one of the country’s that face a travel ban to the United States.The other nominees for best documentary feature are “Abacus: Small Enough To Jail,” ”Face Places,” ”Icarus” and “Strong Island.”

The maker of the documentary “Last Men in Aleppo” has made Oscars history for his war-torn country, Syria.The 90-minute documentary is the...

January 24th, 2018 |  


List of nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards

List of nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Best Picture: “Call Me by Your ...

January 24th, 2018 |  


‘This is Me’ competes with Blige, Stevens, Miguel and Day

A chart-topper from “The Greatest Showman” composed by last year’s Oscar winners will compete with tunes sung by Mary J. Blige, Andr...

January 24th, 2018 |  


James K. Uphoff, Ed.D. promotes ‘Justice for All’; book examines problems in justice system, possible solutions for reform

James K. Uphoff, Ed.D. supports the notion that social equality is a fundamental right to the constitution and deserves examination. With this, he giv...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Portsmouth Library Events 1/29-2/3

Portsmouth Public Library Programs the week of January 29- February 3, 2018!Story Times:Monday, January 29 – Toddler Time at 11am at LucasvilleT...

January 23rd, 2018 updated: January 24th, 2018. |  


Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center825 Gallia Street, Portsmouth, 740-354-5629, www.somacc.comHours: Tues-Fri 10:00-5:00, Sat 1:00-5:00Museum gal...

January 17th, 2018 |  


‘Every Need Met’ empowers one to live life of abundance; Kathleen Sophia Coleman shows readers how to activate their faith, accept Jesus Christ

INDIANAPOLIS – It is Kathleen Sophia Coleman’s desire to see people living lives of joy and peace. A life without struggling, worrying or ...

January 17th, 2018 |