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  • Harmonious pairing of Love and music at Columbia Orchestra

    Despite dismal wintry weather, 40 people of all ages turned out recently to watch the Columbia Orchestra rehearse. The event — one of three open rehearsals offered each season — occurred midway through preparations for the all-volunteer...
  • For Idina Menzel, signing the national anthem at Super Bowl marks a new career high

    Broadway star Idina Menzel says Whitney Houston's rendition of the national anthem is her favorite version, but she's looking to make the song her own this Sunday. Menzel said singing the anthem before Super Bowl 49 is the culmination of a lifelong...
  • 'The Loft' seems loftier, as a thriller, than it actually is

    "The Loft" is a stylish whodunit that struggles to stitch the label "Hitchcockian" right on the inner pocket, where it would be on a man's sports coat. But a quick glance down at that label, underneath the pulsating violins, the supposedly twisty plot and...
  • Vidiots movie rental store in Santa Monica is closing after 30 years

    Vidiots movie rental store in Santa Monica is closing after 30 years
    The shelves at the Vidiots movie rental store are covered with dozens of messages scribbled by filmmakers on the covers of faded VHS and DVD containers. Notes from "Chinatown" writer Robert Towne, reclusive "Thin Red Line" director Terrence Malick and...
  • Super Bowl, Puppy Bowl, Mel Brooks, 'SNL': this weekend

    Super Bowl, Puppy Bowl, Mel Brooks, 'SNL': this weekend
    The year's most-watched telecast tops a weekend filled with comedy from Mel Brooks, Key & Peele, Jimmy Fallon and "Saturday Night Live." The Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on NBC. That...
  • Changing neighborhood engulfs their Old Hollywood home

    Changing neighborhood engulfs their Old Hollywood home
    For nearly 40 years, Sam Fuller has made his home in the Villa Carlotta, a 1920s Hollywood apartment building whose Juliet balconies and wrought-iron grilles conjure the romance of old Italy and Spain. Louella Parsons got married in the lobby. Adolphe...
  • Despite yelling, 'Mommy' a heartbreaking tale

    "Mommy" sheds harsh light on the day-to-day torment of caring for and containing a teen son with severe behavioral problems. At times, it's hard on the eyes, but it's really hell on the ears. A Quebecois widowed mother in her mid-40s, Diane "Die" Despres...
  • 'Black Sea' an old-fashioned thrill ride

    "Black Sea" is a white-knuckle ride through treacherous waters and even more dangerous betrayals. Too often, moviegoers must choose between character-driven drama and edge-of-your-seat action. "Black Sea" has both, with a gripping performance by Jude Law...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Feb. 1 5K race The 20th annual 5K Penguin Pace will be held beginning at 7:45 a.m. at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia. Proceeds support the Bain Center Council which sponsors a variety of health, educational, art, social and...
  • 5 things to do and see around Lake County

    5 things to do and see around Lake County
    1. Celebration The annual Profiles in Excellence will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 1 at Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago. Enjoy an inspiring afternoon in honor of Black History Month and look at the tremendous role that African...
  • DVD Review: First-time director shines with 'January'

    DVD Review: First-time director shines with 'January'
    Screenwriter Hossein Amini (“Drive”) makes a sure-handed directorial debut with this suspenseful adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name. For a “genre” writer, Highsmith generally presented her characters in...