An artistic triumph
Rarely has a film been so aptly titled. I felt like I had stumbled into some French nightmare version of one of those interminable Russian novels where everyone suffers horribly only to die in some picturesque but pointless way.
Jazz guitar vocalist Pete Pancrazi and his quartet will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.
Twisty plot will satisfy detective drama buffs
Those of us that appreciate a good rock ’em sock ’em action flick mixed in with an excellent police procedural will like “Jack Reacher.”
A Men’s Breakfast for a Buck is at 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5 at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Hwy.
He’s running with the Big Dogs now. But that doesn’t bother KMOG Country Music jock Brandon Iron Sprague, given the lessons of his honky tonk boyhood. New Music Weekly has named KMOG a contender for best music station of the year and Brandon Iron as the top music director in the country, thanks to his ceaseless search for new music and fresh artists.
“For the gift of giving, you will receive. You will see smiles on the faces of children, Warmth in the places you go. You will feel love from the love that you’ve given.”
Choral Society continues beloved holiday tradition
The Rim Country’s most beautiful voices rise up in an exquisite celebration of the season this Saturday.
Payson Jazz Trio joins Dr Jass & the Heartbeats in a two-set holiday-themed presentation of swinging jazzy tunes at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9 at Payson Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.
An amazing film
This might well be the only five saw blade movie of the year; certainly it is the best film to see the big screen between January and November.
This holiday season, make time to take a break from all the hustle and bustle and enjoy some great music.
The Longhorn Theatre Company cleaned up during the Nov. 17-18 Arizona Thespian Festival, a contest that involved students from 92 schools.
This Saturday evening, we’ll all have a chance to stand up and sing “I Love A Parade!” as the 12th annual Electric Light Parade proudly marches and wheels its way along Main Street — which will become, for an hour in time, “Electric Avenue.”
A strongly acted drama
There has been a lot of chatter about “Flight.” I sort of expected something like “The High and the Mighty,” the ’50s hero airline pilot film.
Payson High School’s Drama Department recently hosted a highly entertaining and successful talent show, “Payson’s Got Talent.”
The critically acclaimed Aleron Trio will present their charming virtuosity in a Tonto Community Concert program highlighting composers Beethoven, Schoenfield and more at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at the Payson High School Auditorium.