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  • 'Jingle Bell Rocks' documentary uncovers Christmas musical oddities

    'Jingle Bell Rocks' documentary uncovers Christmas musical oddities
    A charming documentary about obscure Christmas music, "Jingle Bell Rocks" (at The Vic this week) opens with footage of a very tall, somewhat ungainly man wandering into that rarest of retailers — the music store — and riffling through a bin of...
  • For storytellers, last days of 2014 are the worst of times

    For storytellers, last days of 2014 are the worst of times
    In these last days of 2014, it seems like the delicate, freedom-hugging art of narrative storytelling has exploded in our faces. Not unlike the head of a certain political leader in a fictional movie now not coming to a theater near you. Sure, factual...
  • Kinky Love grabs hold of the sound of Chicago

    Kinky Love grabs hold of the sound of Chicago
    Chicago is a sprawling, complex, historically rich city that is difficult to define. What is the sound of the city? For the members of Kinky Love, it sounds slinky, synth-y and downright sexy. At least, that is the sound the group gravitates toward on its...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices:   AQUATICA:off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Guests can purchase a "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starting at $24 when tickets are purchased...
  • An 'Annie' without the expected sunshine, spirit or energy

    Hard to believe the sun will come out tomorrow for the new "Annie." Starring Jamie Foxx as the mogul and Quvenzhané Wallis as the moppet, there are so many reasons to rain on this parade. Director Will Gluck's glam, grim re-imagining of the...
  • REVIEW: 'Cinderella' at the Cadillac Palace Theatre

     REVIEW: 'Cinderella' at the Cadillac Palace Theatre
    Two Cinderellas dreamed of a handsome prince at the Cadillac Palace Theatre on Wednesday. The one listed in the program, Paige Faure, suffering from what sure sounded like a severe cold or flu, danced off into the wings in the middle of the first act,...
  • 'Mr. Turner' an unblinking portrait of British artist J.M.W. Turner

    J.M.W. Turner, arguably the greatest of British painters, was an uncommonly difficult man, and "Mr. Turner," the exceptional film Mike Leigh has made about him, does not do things the easy way either. But just as Turner's expressive, enthralling work...
  • For 'Airline Highway,' Lisa D'Amour knows New Orleans

    For 'Airline Highway,' Lisa D'Amour knows New Orleans
    When Lisa D'Amour wrote "Detroit" — a play that premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2010 and went on to New York and London's National Theatre and became a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize — it seemed like she knew the Motor City...
  • Tatsu Aoki bridges East and West at MCA

    Tatsu Aoki bridges East and West at MCA
    Some of the most fiercely individualistic work in Chicago jazz has come from the cross-cultural sensibility of bassist-bandleader Tatsu Aoki. Bridging ancient folkloric traditions of his native Japan with ever-changing currents of the Chicago avant-...
  • Oh, what a struggle is 'Life of an Actress: The Musical'

    Oh, what a struggle is 'Life of an Actress: The Musical'
    You probably can guess not just the premise but the tone from the title of "Life of an Actress: The Musical." It's that obvious and embarrassingly earnest. Based on producer-writer-director-songwriter Paul Chau's 2009 documentary, the musical version...
  • 'The King and the Mockingbird' is a very French, playful tale

    'The King and the Mockingbird' is a very French, playful tale
    Marvelously colorful, casually inventive and completely wacky, "The King and the Mockingbird" just might be the best animated film of the year. Though it's making its American debut in 2014, this French film is a treasure that took decades to reach the...