| Jan 14, 2012
| 10:31 PM
I’ve been on this kick where I write movie reviews in the form of a song. Here’s one to the tune of 9 to 5 in honor of the Dolly Parton that used to do interesting blue grass tunes and a few decent movies.
Openin’ my red vines/walkin&...
| Jul 31, 2011
As Chicago prepares for the 20th edition of Lollapalooza next weekend, here are 10 notes about music festivals:
1 Creedence Clearwater Revival was the first big-name band lined up for Woodstock, the mother of all rock music festivals. The group's signing...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 9:26 AM
It's been a happy Monday when it comes to concert announcements. It's starting to look like a logjam has been broken.
Live Nation and WNOR-FM (98.7) said that the Lunatic Luau hard rock festival will return May 4 with a lineup including Shinedown and...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 12:49 PM
A Georgia town puts lots of importance on a local church choir emerging victorious from a competition in writer-director Todd Graff's ("Bandslam") pleasant, tuneful comedy, which gives Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah chances to show off both their...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Shy 11-year-old Sawyer (Nathan Gamble) comes out of his shell when working with Winter, an injured dolphin who has her tail amputated. So it’s pretty shocking when Winter eats Sawyer in one bite.
| Sep 23, 2011
| 11:28 AM
When a film says “inspired by a true story” what you usually can expect is a diluted Hollywood version of a true story, and there is plenty of manipulated fiction in the new family film “Dolphin Tale.” But guess what? It doesn&...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 10:36 AM
I probably should have selected something a little more dark in honor of Halloween but when this album came up in my numerical system I figured it fit. Why? Because this album finally pulls the mask off of Willie's late 60's recordings.
| Nov 7, 2011
Actresses Brooke Shields and Sammi Hanratty stopped by to talk about their new film "The Greening of Whitney Brown" (opening theatrically November 11th) in which they play mother/daughter in the film.
Whitney Brown (Hanratty), a spoiled pre-teen from...
| Jan 3, 2011
In Bruges was a good, dark comedy that starred Brendan Gleeson. This film is In Bruges light (and also stars Gleeson).
It’s the story of an FBI agent (Don Cheadle) who comes to Ireland to investigate a drug ring that stopped in town.
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Music remains her mainstay, but LeAnn Rimes says the occasional acting role is nice, too.
The country singer has left the other profession largely to husband Eddie Cibrian, recently of NBC's "The Playboy Club," but she's headlining a new TV movie for...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 7:14 AM
FRISCO, Tex. -- Country music star Randy Travis is making headlines again after his truck was found trashed and abandoned behind a Walmart in Texas.
A pick-up truck registered to the singer was found flipped on its side and abandoned Saturday morning...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:35 AM
In Portsmouth on Sunday night, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson gave music fans a taste of what country sounded like before arena-rock bombast and Jimmy Buffett-inspired cheer invaded Nashville.
Their show at nTelos Pavilion amphitheater was...