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SOS: 311 & Dirty Heads Set Papa Murphy’s Park Ablaze [Photos]

On the same weekend the world commemorated Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, Sounds of Summer—co-headlined by 311 and Dirty Heads—filled Papa Murphy’s Park with the rhythms of long-haired, care-free vibrations. With an introduction to the evening courtesy of Bikini Trill and DREAMERS, Friday’s show was...

Cate Blanchett in a still from Where'd You Go Bernadette.
Film Review

New films: Where’d You Go Bernadette?, Blinded by the Light

Where’d You Go Bernadette?Directed by Richard Linklater Throughout Richard Linklater’s filmography, there are films that deal more with experience and growth than with complex narrative plots. Whether it be bullying on the last day of school, laying a friend’s son to rest, childhood in general, or...

wiz
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On Local Stages, It’s a Tennis Whiz and ‘The Wiz’

“The Last Match” at B Street Theatre is a different kind of sports story. Pitting an experienced (“aging” seems a bit harsh for a 34-year-old) American tennis pro against an up-and-coming Russian player, it portrays the action as a series of psychological decisions, moves...

Hobbs Shaw
Film Review

New film: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Directed by David Leitch It’s probably best not to wonder how one movie franchise presents another, but it’s not a film you should think that hard about anyway. That said, “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” (henceforth “F&FP:H&S”)...

guys and dolls
Review Theater

‘Guys and Dolls’ is a Sure Bet at Music Circus

Gangsters and gamblers, showgirls and sincere soul-savers come together in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen for the Frank Loesser musical “Guys and Dolls.” The 1950 Tony Award-winning Best Musical gets a fresh, lively interpretation this week at Music Circus. The plot concerns the...

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Film Review

New films: The Lion King, Marianne & Leonard, Stuber

The Lion KingDirected by Jon Favreau Twenty five years after the much-loved, more traditionally animated version of “The Lion King,” this new film is the latest Disney project to re-make classic content in a more photo-realistic (or in some cases live action) style. And taken purely as a visual...

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Troublesome History Comes Alive on Two Local Stages

‘Eclipsed,’ the current production at Celebration Arts is set in a rebel army camp in Liberia in 2003, but many elements that have put its plot into motion are still going on today. Child soldiers, abduction and rape of girls and those who are barely women, wanton killing, and corrupt...

Michael Buble
Music Review

He’s Back! Michael Bublé is All Smiles in Impressive Show

With an infectious energy, a wit perfect in comedic timing and a voice that affirms he is one of the greatest talents in the business, Michael Bublé charmed Golden 1 Center audiences Wednesday night and proved that when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you. “I come with the perspective...

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