Nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning, and there are local ties in at least two films up for awards.
Storyboard artist J. Todd Anderson, who worked with the Cohen Brothers their films Fargo and The Big Lebowski, also worked on the film Inside Llewyn Davis, which is nominated this year for cinematography.
After signing to Dayton-based Misra Records in 2013, The Motel Beds are now ready to release their first album for the label, These are the Days Gone by. It's a sampling of singles, EP tracks and rarities from the band's first ten years re-mastered and with additional bass parts from Tod Weidner. Members of the Motel Beds visited the WYSO studios for a live set ahead of the album release party and talked about revisiting their old material, working with We Care Arts on 500 limited edition covers and what the new year holds for the band.
A terrorist has concocted a sinister plot to blow up "dirty bombs" in major American cities. If "The Engineer's" plans are not discovered and halted cities like New York and Boston could be rendered uninhabitable.
Retired FBI agent Mark Patrick is enjoying a comfortable life after serving a long career dealing with organized crime. When he is contacted by a criminal syndicate that wants to pass along information about some suspicious shipments he is not too pleased. But he knows wherein his duty lies.