| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In "The Way, Way Back," which arrives in theaters Friday, much of the action unfolds at the Water Wizz Water Park, where 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) finds escape from the pains of seeing his mom (Toni Collette) being wooed by a car salesman (Steve...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The conflict between mods and rockers, two warring factions of youth culture in Britain circa 1965, previously served as the backdrop for a terrifically gritty film, "Quadrophenia," based on the Who's concept album.
Now the same conflict is the milieu...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Harry Reems, who starred with Linda Lovelace in the 1972 pornographic film "Deep Throat" and became a cause celebre in Hollywood after he was convicted on federal obscenity charges related to the movie, has died. He was 65.
Reems, who had pancreatic...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Easter lunch — An Easter lunch and egg hunt is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at The Church of the Straits in Mackinaw City. Easter bunny will attend lunch; all kids welcome. (231) 436-8682.
Syrup tour — The Charlevoix-Elk Rapids Maple...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Marketers typically shy away from pairing up with films unless they're based on an existing -- and already popular -- property. But with hits like "High School Musical," "Camp Rock" and "The Cheetah Girls," the Disney Channel Original Movie has become...
| May 19, 2013
Actress Sally Struthers plays the irrepressible Dolly Levi in a touring production of "Hello, Dolly!" coming to the Ferguson Center for the Arts in November. Subscriptions to the Ferguson's 2013-2014 Broadway lineup are now on sale.
Struthers, an Emmy...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:19 PM
A popular Cowley College teacher is in critical condition at Wesley. The Cowley College Theatre Director is known for filling seats and even taking the stage. A picture shows Scott MacLaughlin as "Danny" in "Grease" when he started teaching at Cowley in...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Poet Robert Frost once considered the world's demise by fire or ice, but Orlando musician Andy Matchett's vision isn't limited to such primal elements.
Describing "Key of E," his apocalyptic rock musical to debut Thursday, May 16 at the Orlando...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 11:15 PM
Was it hard for Aberdeen Central junior Brodigan Morton to grow sideburns for his role in “Grease”?
“It was a lot of work, a lot of upkeep, a lot of dealing with the harassment of classmates and whatnot, but totally worth it,”...
| Aug 31, 2012
This summer might have been too darn hot, but the theater scene is about to zoom into the red zone. It's impossible to do justice to the awe-inspiring variety of work that is waiting in the wings this season at theaters large, small and in-between, but...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Under the Streetlamp
Saturday March 19
25 E. Galena Boulevard
The performance will raise funds for the Aurora Area...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 7:21 AM
"Grease" is the word. It's got groove. It's got meaning.
It's also the theme for a new slot machine, which debuted last month at the Seminole casinos in South Florida.
At Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, for example, the machines are encased in...