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  • 'Identical' is just like an old school Elvis Musical � in the worst ways

    A musical mashup of Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis biography and myth, "The Identical" plays like a failed faith-based "Inside Llewyn Davis." And that's the closest thing to a compliment it will get. Built around a too-tall Elvis impersonator, Blake Rayne, it...
  • Off Kilter fans hope Disney changes mind about Epcot changes

    Off Kilter fans hope Disney changes mind about Epcot changes
    Changes in Epcot’s entertainment lineup around World Showcase are happening this month, and that’s making some Disney World fans – particularly devotees of the Off Kilter band – unhappy. The group, some of whom sport kilts...
  • Review: 'Finding Fela!' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Finding Fela!' ★★ 1/2
    An audacious performer and iconoclast, the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti proves a challenging subject for a conventional documentary. That's a theme of sorts in Alex Gibney's "Finding Fela!," which is admirably comprehensive but disappointingly short on...
  • Music documentary 'Take Me To the River' covers a lot of familiar ground

    There have been earlier and better movies about "The Memphis Sound," with the documentary "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story" being among the best. And there have been recent and better music documentaries built around the idea of giving music...
  • Searing sets save Made in America L.A.

     Searing sets save Made in America L.A.
    What makes a good Southern California music festival? Quality acts, artfully selected, with pleasant surprises and an overarching vision. Easy access to essentials for enjoying — not just surviving — the daylong adventures. Accessible good...
  • Theater: 'Mercy Killers' questions U.S. health care system

    A one-man play written and performed by Broadway actor Michael Milligan takes on the state of health care in the United States. "Mercy Killers," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. Friday at Zoellner Arts Center, takes an unblinking look at the ends to...
  • Venice Film Review: 'The Council of Birds'

    In 1929, three pals search for a composer friend who's hidden himself away in the woods in the intriguingly febrile "The Council of Birds," an impressive graduation film from Timm Kroeger that looks terrific yet is rather too awash in unarticulated German...
  • Famed pianist Ohlsson plays Russian masters with ASO

    Pianist Garrick Ohlsson is a big guy, not just in the classical music world, but also literally. Six feet 4 inches tall and massive in build, he looks like he could take a 9-foot concert grand in a fair fight. But if you want to hear a Chopin scherzo or...
  • Vanessa Hudgens graduating to Broadway in 'Gigi' musical

    Vanessa Hudgens graduating to Broadway in 'Gigi' musical
    Having graduated from "High School Musical" and embarked on a wild detour in "Spring Breakers," Vanessa Hudgens will next take on the refinement of turn-of-the-century French society in "Gigi" -- the stage musical version of the classic 1958 movie....
  • 'Frozen' remains hot beyond summer for Disney

    GamerHub.tv If you have kids, the odds are you know the lyrics to every song from the Oscar-winning Disney film, "Frozen." Disney has been busy keeping its franchise hot long after the traditional Blu-ray/DVD release (including a "Sing-A-Long Version")...
  • Vanessa Hudgens Takes the Lead in Broadway-Bound 'Gigi'

    Producers of the upcoming revival of 1973 Lerner and Loewe musical "Gigi" have tapped Vanessa Hudgens to star in the Broadway-aimed production, which will play a tryout run this winter in Washington, D.C., ahead of a targeted New York opening in 2015....