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Seventh time seeing 5SOS was the charm

Seventh time seeing 5SOS was the charm

Kaylea Kuhlman

November 30, 2019

NORFOLK- Have you ever heard the phrase all good things are worth waiting for? That’s what attending concerts is like with general admission. I attended the World War Joy tour on Saturday Nov. 16 in Wichita, Kansas, at the INTRUST Bank Arena. The main headliner for this tour is The Chainsmokers,...

‘Tootsie’ turns 1982 gender politics into a post-MeToo musical with 11 Tony nominations

‘Tootsie’ turns 1982 gender politics into a post-MeToo musical with 11 Tony nominations

Josh Getlin

June 7, 2019

Los Angeles Times (TNS) NEW YORK — There’s a game-changing moment early in “Tootsie,” the new Broadway musical based on the 1982 film, when an iconic but dated comedy suddenly gets new life — and cultural relevance — in 2019. In a first-act scene, lead producer Rita Marshall is meeting...

‘Five Feet Apart’ author discusses love, life with lung disease and upcoming film

‘Five Feet Apart’ author discusses love, life with lung disease and upcoming film

Rebecca Proulx

March 12, 2019

BookTrib (TNS) “Five Feet Apart” (Simon and Schuster) is a moving YA novel that captures the hearts of readers through its fragile tale of young love while giving much-needed attention to a debilitating lung disease: cystic fibrosis. While there is no permanent cure for the disease at this time...

Stolen red slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ recovered 13 years after being swiped

Stolen red slippers from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ recovered 13 years after being swiped

September 4, 2018

It’s a dream come true. FBI officials have found a stolen pair of red slippers worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” 13 years after they were swiped from a museum commemorating the actress. The recovery was announced Tuesday by the FBI, though details about how they managed to track down ...

The Simpsons’ response to Apu criticism sparks backlash

The Simpsons’ response to Apu criticism sparks backlash

July 3, 2018

It’s been five months since a documentary sparked a national conversation on the polarizing “Simpsons” character Apu, and the long-running Fox sitcom has finally addressed the controversy — though not all are impressed. Comedian Hari Kondabolu premiered in November “The Problem with Apu,” a...

‘Jessica Jones’ regroups for Season 2

‘Jessica Jones’ regroups for Season 2

March 13, 2018

NEW YORK _ On the Upper East Side of Manhattan last summer, Jessica Jones was doing her thing. The sardonic private detective played by Krysten Ritter was following a lead to a makeshift veterinary clinic and ended up in a verbal tiff with a snotty Goth staffer. The scene, which appears in the seco...

Chris Jones performs at the Northeast Campus

Chris Jones performs at the Northeast Campus

Steven Hamling, reporter

September 14, 2017

Hypnotist Chris Jones put on a spectacular performance on  Wednesday, September 13,  2017, that wowed the students of Northeast Community College. He  performed at the Life Long Learning Center from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.  His act is not just simple magic tricks.Instead he  hypnotized  students,...

He’s in tune with the Day of the Dead: Director Lee Unkrich wanted an authentic take on the celebration

He’s in tune with the Day of the Dead: Director Lee Unkrich wanted an authentic take on the celebration

January 17, 2017

By Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times (TNS) Since we were formally introduced to Pixar via a hopping desk lamp and a rubber ball in the animated short “Luxo Jr.” three decades ago, the studio has brought to life toys, insects, monsters, fish, cars, rodents, robots and increasingly, as the technology ca...

Nicolas Cage’s proudly gonzo career: His steady stream of quirky movie choices raises eyebrows, but he likes to stay busy

Nicolas Cage’s proudly gonzo career: His steady stream of quirky movie choices raises eyebrows, but he likes to stay busy

November 11, 2016

By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) Nicolas Cage has three movies hitting theaters in the next two weeks — and if that seems surprising or odd to you, it’s probably just because you haven’t been paying close attention lately to Cage’s always surprising and not infrequently odd caree...

Vince Vaughn on his early career, the Cubs and Mel Gibson

Vince Vaughn on his early career, the Cubs and Mel Gibson

November 11, 2016

By Nina Metz Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — When I sat down with Vince Vaughn, who was in Chicago to talk about his new film “Hacksaw Ridge,” it was the early afternoon before Game 4 of the World Series. Wonder what brings you to town, I joked. “Gosh, I don’t know!” he laughed. Undern...

How Amy Adams got her start

How Amy Adams got her start

November 11, 2016

By Colin Covert Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) Welcome to mid-November, unofficially called “Amy Adams Month” by film distributors and fans alike. Actually, it may be her year. With two gripping roles in a double feature of sophisticated, unconventional prestige films, Adams could soon be double...

‘Miss Peregrine’s’ school gets top grades at box office

October 3, 2016

By Tre’vell Anderson Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” from 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment, bested fellow new release Lionsgate’s “Deepwater Horizon” and expelled last week’s victor, “The Magnificent Seven.” “Mi...

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