SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Night Gallery

Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1969 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air host of Night Gallery and as a major contributor of scripts, although he did not have the same control of content and tone as he had on The Twilight Zone. Serling viewed Night Gallery as a logical extension of The Twilight Zone, but while both series shared an interest in thought-provoking dark fantasy, more of Zone's offerings were science fiction while Night Gallery focused on horrors of the supernatural. Serling appeared in an art gallery setting as the curator and introduced the macabre tales that made up each episode by unveiling paintings that depicted the stories, his intro was, “Good evening, welcome to a private showing of three paintings, displayed here for the first time. Each is a collector’s item in its own way—not because of any special artistic quality, but because each captures on a canvas, suspended in time and space, a frozen moment of a nightmare.”

Night Gallery presented adaptations of classic fantasy tales by authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, as well as original works, many of which were by Serling himself. During its second season, the series began using original comedic blackout sketches between the longer story segments in some episodes. Rod Serling vehemently opposed their presence on the show, as such, several of them have no introduction from Serling, he stated "I thought. I don't think one can show Edgar Allan Poe and come back with Flip Wilson for 34 seconds. I just don't think they fit." These types of segments were much less frequent in the final season. The series was introduced with a pilot TV movie that aired on November 8, 1969, featured the directorial debut of Steven Spielberg, as well as one of the last acting performances by Joan Crawford. Night Gallery was part of a rotating anthology or wheel series called Four in One; this 1970–1971 television series rotated four separate shows, including McCloud, SFX and The Psychiatrist.

Two of these, Night Gallery and McCloud, were renewed for the 1971–1972 season, with McCloud becoming the most popular and longest running of the four. The show featured various composers; the original pilot theme and background music was composed by Billy Goldenberg. The theme for the first two seasons, composed by Gil Mellé, is noted for being one of the first television openings to use electronic instruments. For the third season, Mellé's theme was replaced with a more frantic orchestral piece by Eddie Sauter. No music from the show has been commercially released. Serling wrote many of the teleplays, including "Camera Obscura", "The Caterpillar", "Class of'99", "Cool Air", "The Doll", "Green Fingers", "Lindemann's Catch", "The Messiah on Mott Street". Non-Serling efforts include "The Dead Man", "I'll Never Leave You—Ever", "Pickman's Model", "A Question of Fear", "Silent Snow, Secret Snow", "The Sins of the Fathers". Robert Bloch wrote two teleplays for the show. "Logoda's Heads" was based on the story by August Derleth.

"Last Rites for a Dead Druid" was an adaptation by Bloch of the H. P. Lovecraft/Hazel Heald collaboration Out of the Aeons. Night Gallery was nominated for an Emmy Award for its first-season episode "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar" as the Outstanding Single Program on U. S. television in 1971. In 1972, the series received another nomination for the second-season episode "Pickman's Model." Serling himself received an Edgar Allan Poe Award for writing the pilot. In order to increase the number of episodes that were available for syndication, the 60-minute episodes were re-edited for a 30-minute time slot, with many segments cut, others extended by inserting "new" scenes of recycled discarded, or stock footage to fill up the time. In their book Rod Serling's Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour, authors Scott Skelton and Jim Benson identify 39 of the 98 individual segments that were produced for Night Gallery as being "severely altered" in syndication. Twenty-five episodes of an unrelated, short-lived supernatural series from 1972, The Sixth Sense, were incorporated into the syndicated version of the series, with Serling providing newly filmed introductions to those episodes.

As The Sixth Sense was a one-hour show, these episodes were all edited to fit into the half-hour timeslot. The original, uncut and un-edited hour-long version of the series has been shown on STARZ!’s Encore Mystery premium movie cable network. The show has aired in the 30-minute format in some markets through the Retro Television Network in the past. MeTV has broadcast rights for Night Gallery and airs the show in its edited, 30-minute format, including the edited The Sixth Sense episodes. From May 21 to May 23, 2016, Decades aired a marathon of the series. On December 6, 2018, Syfy announced. Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released all 3 seasons on DVD in Region 1 as well as the first season on DVD in the UK. On September 12, 2017, Universal relea

Church of the Immaculate Conception (Halifax, North Carolina)

Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Michael Ferrall Family Cemetery is a historic Roman Catholic church and cemetery at 145 S. King Street in Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina; the church was designed by noted Philadelphia architect Edwin Forrest Durang, built in 1889. The church is a rectangular gable-front Late Gothic Revival style frame building, 20 feet wide and 37 feet deep, it features a pair of asymmetrical projecting corner towers and lancet-arch window openings. Adjacent to the cemetery is the Michael Ferrall Family Cemetery, which contains the Michael Ferrall Family Vault built in 1859; the church is one of only two churches still standing that were built by Servant of God Thomas Frederick Price, the first native North Carolinian to become a Catholic priest. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997

María José Castillo

María José Castillo is a Costa Rican singer. She is best known for her participation in Latin American Idol. On the show she ended as the runner-up, her debut album, "María José", was released on November 25, 2008. The album was successful, debuting on the Costa Rican Top 10 albums on position 5, its lead single, "Abre Tu Corazón", entered the Costa Rican Top 40 at position 3. Castillo made her debut in the music business in the auditions for the third season of the show Latin American Idol in 2008, she was chosen to participate on the workshops to see if she was going to be chosen for the concerts. She was chosen on the third workshop and the got to the top 10. Castillo reached the finals with Margarita Henríquez. Castillo got as the runner-up on the show, but it was revealed that she got the same prizes that the winner, Margarita Henríquez, won, she won a music contract with Sony BMG, a contract for publicity with Westwood Entertainment and an agent. Toyota Latin America gave her a car also; when she got back to Costa Rica after her participation on the show, the National University, gave her the chance to study any career she wanted and giving her therapy for her voice.

María José released her debut album that year. The self-titled album got lots of success on Costa Rica entering the Top 10 Costa Rican albums, its lead single entered the Top 40 Costa Rican songs on the position 3, having one of the highest debuts of the year on that chart. The album was certified Gold by Sony BMG; the album's lead single, "Abre Tu Corazón", premiered on radio stations on November 10, 2008. On 2008, she was chosen as the leader for a Costa Rican festival called El Festival De La Luz, she was chosen by Johnny Araya. On the 40 Principlaes event, she performed the song "Para Siempre", set to be included on her upcoming album. To date it has been the only song confirmed to be on the album. Castillo said that the song is "one of her favorites". Castillo said that she will have a "new look" and she said that she has plans to change her stage name to MaJo; the following chart contains Castillo's singles to the year of release and the chart peak. The peak is on the Costa Rican Top 40 Chart, the main chart is Costa Rica.

— 2008: María José 2009: Mi Destino Official Website Westwood Entertainment Website