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New Challenge For Actor In ‘Madding Crowd’ Role

New Challenge For Actor In ‘Madding Crowd’ Role

May 19, 2015


Filed under Movies

By Colin Covert Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) In “Far From the Madding Crowd,” the versatile Belgian star Matthias Schoenaerts takes a difficult part and makes it soar. Schoenaerts, who has starred as thugs, crooks, murder suspects, cokeheads and war criminals, understands hard roles. But her...

Do We Really Need Another Festival? Nope

May 7, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times (TNS) In what’s become a kind of seasonal migration, the country’s most successful musical acts are heading to the highways to take their art to the people. After conferring with their booking agents, they’ll plot courses, rent buses and hotel suites and fan out i...

Stagecoach Is Now The World’s Biggest Country Music Festival, With A Combined Attendance Of 210,000 This Year

Stagecoach Is Now The World’s Biggest Country Music Festival, With A Combined Attendance Of 210,000 This Year

May 5, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times (TNS) INDIO, Calif. — Miranda Lambert snagged an opportunity to catch her breath a few hours before she was to hit the stage as a headliner for the 2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, an event she’s played four times since it started eight years ago. “O...

Jack Black Juggles His Golden Nuggets Of Comedy

Jack Black Juggles His Golden Nuggets Of Comedy

May 5, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

By Josh Rottenberg Los Angeles Times (TNS) Jack Black gets some of his best ideas in the middle of the night. In his younger days, he would often stay up until dawn, playing Scrabble over the Internet and letting his mind roam to strange places. Now that he’s got kids — sons ages 6 and 8 — h...

Rhiannon Giddens: A Folk Star’s Breakout Moment

Rhiannon Giddens: A Folk Star’s Breakout Moment

April 30, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Music

By Jon Bream Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) She is named after a Welsh mythological spirit. She calls a guy named T Bone her “fairy godfather.” And she just led a singalong at the White House with Barack and Michelle. Rhiannon Giddens has been on a roll since hip producer T Bone Burnett ca...

Kurt Cobain Documentary Gets Emotional Reception In Seattle

Kurt Cobain Documentary Gets Emotional Reception In Seattle

April 28, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

SEATTLE — Director Brett Morgen (“The Kid Stays in the Picture,” “Crossfire Hurricane”) brought his new documentary, “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” to Seattle recently. The HBO film makes use of home movies from Cobain’s childhood, his time with his wife, Courtney Love, and later...

With Critic-Driven Film Festivals In Spotlight, Let’s Pause To Focus On Big Picture

With Critic-Driven Film Festivals In Spotlight, Let’s Pause To Focus On Big Picture

April 23, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (TNS) Should film critics run their own film festivals? I’m conflicted on this one. The practicalities feel a little gummy, a little sticky, but many say the results are worth it. It’s the right time to ask the question, whichever side of the rapidly deter...

L.A. Museums Sign On To ‘China Ready’ Program In Bid To Draw Tourists

L.A. Museums Sign On To ‘China Ready’ Program In Bid To Draw Tourists

April 23, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

By Mike Boehm Los Angeles Times (TNS) Milly Wu marched through the J. Paul Getty Museum’s galleries of 19th century European paintings, stopping just long enough to frame Monets, Manets and, of course, Vincent Van Gogh’s “Irises” with her smartphone camera. With a series of clicks, masterp...

New Survey Finds America Really Is Becoming A Binge-Watch Nation

New Survey Finds America Really Is Becoming A Binge-Watch Nation

April 23, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

By Patrick Kevin Day Los Angeles Times (TNS) Binge watching is definitely a buzzword in the media, but according to a new survey, it really has become the dominant mode of TV consumption in the U.S. Deloitte LLP’s Digital Democracy Survey of more than 2,000 content consumers age 14 and older, ...

‘SNL’s’ Cecily Strong Seeks Laughs at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

‘SNL’s’ Cecily Strong Seeks Laughs at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

April 23, 2015


Filed under Entertainment

By Stephen Battaglio Los Angeles Times (TNS) When “Saturday Night Live” cast member Cecily Strong was invited to perform at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner she was both honored and terrified. “My thinking was I was hoping we had a live show that weekend so tha...

Interview With Dr. Wade Herley

Interview With Dr. Wade Herley

April 23, 2015


Filed under Campus, KHWK-TV News

Parker Olsen chats with Dean of Business and Technology, Dr. Wade Herley, about the latest technology used in his division.

It’s real: ‘Full House’ Will Be Reincarnated As ‘Fuller House’ On Netflix

It’s real: ‘Full House’ Will Be Reincarnated As ‘Fuller House’ On Netflix

April 21, 2015


Filed under Television

By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (TNS) It’s official: “Full House” is coming back to TV. Or more accurately, to Netflix. The streaming giant confirmed that it has ordered 13 episodes of “Fuller House,” a reboot of the 1987-1995 ABC family sitcom about a widower (Bob Saget) trying to rai...

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