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  • Film Review: 'Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles'

    Chuck Workman's latest bouquet to cinematic history, "Magician," provides a solid overview of Orson Welles' life and output. While little here will be news to cineastes, the mix of interviews and archival footage -- particularly high-quality clips from the subject's directorial features -- should engage fans while providing a fine introduction for those whose knowledge doesn't stretch beyond recognizing the words "Citizen Kane." More a natural for ancillary formats (it'll be a film-studies classroom perennial) than theatrical exposure, the documentary plans a theatrical launch on Dec. 12.
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Chicago Folks Operetta: The troupe presents the American premiere of Paul Abraham's "Ball at the Savoy," a jazzy, tuneful, singing-and-dancing confection from Weimar-era Berlin, about the revenge of a clever wife on her philandering hubby. Anthony Barrese...

    Rita Moreno will receive SAG Life Achievement Award

    Rita Moreno will receive SAG Life Achievement Award
    When Rita Moreno received a call last summer from SAG-AFTRA co-President Ken Howard, her first thought was that something was wrong. "I was in the car on my Bluetooth and he said, 'Rita, This is Ken Howard.' I said, 'Why the hell are you calling me?...

    Gavin MacLeod captains a memoir

    Gavin MacLeod captains a memoir
    This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. Gavin MacLeod was a fixture on television for years. From 1970 to 1977, he played sweet-natured news writer Murray Slaughter on CBS' "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." No sooner did "MTM"...

    Classic Hollywood: George Chakiris does more than dance

    Classic Hollywood: George Chakiris does more than dance
    Before he electrified audiences in his Oscar-winning turn in 1961's "West Side Story," George Chakiris paid his dues in the chorus of movie musicals. In fact, he was still a teenager when he appeared with Marilyn Monroe in the sex symbol's signature...