Found Footage Fest salutes VHS oddities

Written by Colton Dunham,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:35

The Found Footage Festival will feature a “salute to weirdos” this year.
—PHOTO: Found Footage Festival

The saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” rings true for Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, hosts of the Found Footage Festival, a celebration of VHS nostalgia.

Coppola’s new winery honors legacy of Virginia Dare

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:23

Here is a quick, one-question U.S. history quiz designed to challenge even the most astute history buff: Who or what was Virginia Dare?

If you said she was the first female American aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean: Good guess, but that was Amelia Earhart. You failed the quiz.

Stellar cast boosts stoner comedy ‘Night Before’

Written by SANDY COHEN
AP Entertainment Writer
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 12:04

Boosted by its stellar cast and playful take on “A Christmas Carol,” “The Night Before” is a coming-of-age stoner-buddy comedy laced with warm holiday cheer.

Make no mistake: it’s still a silly romp thick with dope smoke and dumb jokes, but the performances are solid, and there’s some surprising sentiment behind the wacky antics.

Stephen King ponders death in new 21-story ‘Bazaar of Bad Dreams’

Written by ROB MERRILL
Associated Press
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 14:33

Stephen King has always addressed his “Constant Readers” in prefaces or afterwords to his books. He likes to share what inspired him or what he was thinking about when he wrote it.

Milwaukee Symphony connects with Nordic nature in Grieg, Sibelius program

Written by Julie Steinbach,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:32

Lawrence Renes, a Dutch conductor currently leading the Royal Swedish Opera, says he finds Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ Seventh Symphony share natural imagery.
—PHOTO: Lawrence Renes

The MSO will put a Milwaukee twist on Scandinavia Nov. 20 and Nov. 21, with the help of guest pianist Jon Kimura Parker and guest conductor Lawrence Renes.

Getting into outsider art at Dean Jensen Gallery

Written by By Kat Minerath,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 19 November 2015 08:26

In the window of Dean Jensen Gallery is a small wooden sculpture that attracts a lot of surprised attention from passersby. A woman is giving birth — not in a metaphorical sense, and there are no curtains involved. A small head appears between her legs, and the attendant nurse and presumable physician, as well as the new mother, are uniformly stoic, as though they are listening to an academic lecture rather than experiencing the trauma and new spark of life.

Elvis tops British charts for 2nd week with 'If I Can Dream'

Written by Reuters Media Express Tuesday, 17 November 2015 05:44

King of rock and roll Elvis Presley topped the British album charts for a second week with his 12th UK Number 1.

You won’t miss the meat or bread in this veggie oven hash

Written by Melissa D’Arabian
Associated Press writer
Monday, 09 November 2015 13:18

Heading into crisp weather, I crave the holiday classics that beg to be made this time of year. One of my favorites is stuffing. Seasoned cubes of dried bread sautéed with celery, onion, herbs and butter, then baked up to crispy-outside-soft-inside perfection?

Music critic Greil Marcus’ ‘10 Songs’ will rock Alverno

Written by Michael Muckian,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:26

Greil Marcus. — PHOTO: Courtesy

When it comes rock ’n’ roll journalism, few writers boast a greater pedigree than Greil Marcus — many argue the veteran Rolling Stone contributor invented the genre.

New music: Justin Bieber, Jeff Lynne, Sara Bareilles, One Direction

Written by Bill Lamb,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 19 November 2015 05:28

New music: Justin Bieber, Jeff Lynne, Sara Bareilles, One Direction

Hollywood chiefs and movie-goers alike are slowly embracing diversity

Written by Lindsey Bahr,
AP film writer
Sunday, 15 November 2015 11:53

When Michael B. Jordan was cast as Johnny Storm in this summer’s Fantastic Four, the backlash was so ugly that Jordon wrote an essay for Entertainment Weekly about “torching the color line.”

Spectre, the 24th James Bond film in 53 years, has just kicked off its theatrical release, scoring the second highest domestic opening in franchise history. Yet fans have been speculating for months about whom the next 007 will be, since four-timer Daniel Craig is nearing the end of his run.

Male actor takes on famous lead role in ‘Hello Dolly’

Written by AP Sunday, 08 November 2015 15:39

Carol Channing originated the role of Dolly Levi on Broadway in 1964. —PHOTO: enwikipedia

A Boca Raton, Florida, production of Hello Dolly is breaking ground with a male actor taking on the iconic lead role made famous by Carol Channing and Barbra Streisand.