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  • Young Presidential Scholar follows her dreams to NYC

    Young Presidential Scholar follows her dreams to NYC
    For as long as she can remember, 17-year-old Gabriela Campo knew she wanted to make a living performing musical theater, and she reached a milestone recently on her journey to a theatrical career. She was named a Presidential Scholar, one of only 141...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ALAN PARTRIDGE 2 1/2 stars. Steve Coogan imports his long-running stock comic character to the U.S. Partridge, a small-town British DJ, is a vainglorious twit. In this thin feature he gets caught up in a siege at his station that goes on far, far too...
  • July 4 fireworks and events

    July 4 fireworks and events
    FIREWORKS Allentown: 9:10 p.m. July 4, J. Birney Crum Stadium, 21st and Linden streets, held in conjunction with the street festival beginning at 4 p.m. Bethlehem: 9 p.m. July 4, Sand Island; music by the Bethlehem Municipal Band, 7:30 p.m. Payrow...
  • Reviews of new pop music releases

    SAM SMITH "In the Lonely Hour" (Capitol, 3 stars) The "male Adele" label hung around 22-year-old Brit Sam Smith's neck extends to music-business strategy. As with Adele's mega-selling "21," Smith's album, "In The Lonely Hour," has been held off streaming...
  • Kristian Bush to play free show Tuesday

    Kristian Bush to play free show Tuesday
    Kristian Bush, half of the group Sugarland, will play a free concert Tuesday in Hollywood. In 2002, Bush and Jennifer Nettles formed Sugarland, which has sold 22 million records, including such songs as "Baby Girl" and "Already Gone." The musicians...
  • Review: 'Begin Again' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Begin Again' ★&#9733 1/2
    "Begin Again" is an insistent puppy of a movie, just about willing you to like it. And while it has appeal — you'd have to be a troll to resist it completely — you may end up wanting to enjoy it more than its qualities will allow. Starring...
  • Sarah McLachlan isn't just a Debbie Downer

    Sarah McLachlan isn't just a Debbie Downer
    Sarah McLachlan long ago made peace with her reputation. She's a professional Sad Girl, singer of soothing songs of misery perfect for funerals ("I Will Remember You") and please-don't-let-the-animals-die fundraising pitches ("Angel"). A few weeks ago,...
  • Alynda Lee Segarra is the best kind of riff raff

    Alynda Lee Segarra is the best kind of riff raff
    Alynda Lee Segarra is a twenty-something feminist singer-songwriter with a very old soul. The Americana artist is her own woman, all the while drawing on a mix of vintage and contemporary influences including Robert Johnson, the Carter Family, Townes...
  • 'A Hard Day's Night' revived at Music Box Theatre

    'A Hard Day's Night' revived at Music Box Theatre
    Like the repeat-and-fade outro of its title tune, the one creating the seductive illusion of a song that will never end, "A Hard Day's Night" circulates in the collective memory in perpetuity throughout the universe, at least the universe of people who...
  • Jazz fireworks for a holiday weekend

    Jazz fireworks for a holiday weekend
    The jazz tempo does not slow for the holiday weekend. Among the highlights: Paul Marinaro: Connoisseurs of music in Chicago long have known that Marinaro owns one of the most plush and malleable bass-baritones to be heard today. But it wasn't until...
  • On Theater: 'Jersey' still packs a jolt

    Fifty years after they first burst onto the American pop music scene, the Four Seasons are hot again. Not the original quartet, whose survivors now are in their 70s and 80s, but the young singers-actors who make up the cast of "Jersey Boys," both on...