Arts & Entertainment


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Remembering Annette Funicello

Who’s the leader of the club That’s made for you and me? M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E Hey there, hi there, ho there, You’re as welcome as can be. M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

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Make some memories at Fishing Fest

Some of my fondest memories of my pre-teen, middle school years are those lazy summer afternoons when my buddies and I would grab our fishing poles, hop on our bicycles and head on down to the Fox River.

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At The Movies-Olympus has fallen

A superior action film

The action heroes of yesteryear have had their innings already in 2013, now a younger hero has arrived.

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Where the rabbit joined the Easter parade

It’s probably easy for most of us to comprehend how Jesus is associated with Easter.

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At The Movies-The Icredible Burt Wonderstone

A funny film, you will enjoy

This is the first comedy in a while that I could watch without cringing at the extreme off-color jokes or pointless nudity or horrible language or some offensive combination of all of the above.

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Great weather gets parks popping

Can you imagine having better weather than what we’ve had in the Rim Country for the last two weeks, which has coincidently perfectly coincided with our school district’s spring vacation? I can’t.

At The Movies-Snitch

Johnson good in lead role

What would you do if you could get out of jail by telling on other criminals?

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Duo helps lead resurgence of Rim music

How successful a musical collaboration is might be judged by how productive it is. If so, then Cinnamon Twist — Anne James and Jennifer Baltz — is quite a successful collaboration.

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Showcase a chance to support neighbors

Most of us, at one time or another, have likely attended a fund-raising event, where most of the money raised was derived from the many silent auction items present.

At The Movies-Oz the Great and Powerful

An entertaining prequel

“Oz The Great and Powerful” is an entertaining prequel to the immortal classic “The Wizard of Oz.”

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Birds of all feathers flock together

On any given day during this winter season, one could stroll, jog or skate through Green Valley Park and see more varieties of waterfowl and birds than I have seen in my 10 years of Rim Country living.

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At The Movies-Warm Bodies

An excursion into a rare area

Warm Bodies is a full bore $30 million production with some snappy writing, professional direction and acting that is certainly good enough for the genre. It is also a love story/Zombie flick.

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Kite Night for First Friday

No need to mess with glue and tape, but you’ll still want to roll up your sleeves when you settle in at Down the Street Art Gallery on Kite Night.

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At the Movies - A Good Day to Die Hard

Latest installment is a big-budget disappointment

A couple of years ago someone wanted to know who would step into the shoes of action hero actors Sly Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger now that they are getting to a certain age.

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McCormack in new Lifetime movie

Q: One of my favorite actors is Eric McCormack. I loved him in “Will & Grace,” and I really love his new show, “Perception.” Can I see him in anything else while I wait for “Perception” to return?