MAKING TIME FOR MAKING MUSIC INVITES MUSICIANS

Shakespeare may have given us the most famous quote about the joy of making music, but philosophers, writers, scientists, artists, and people from virtually every walk of life have weighed in on

Bank Heist Dramedy Has Shades of Baby Driver

Baby Driver was this critic\’s pick for the #1 movie of 2017. It never takes very long for idea-bereft Hollywood to imitate a big hit. Exhibit A: Carter & June, a bank robbery flick which fails to measure up to Baby Driver, whether or not that cinematic masterpiece served as the source of director/co-writer Nicholas Kalikow\’s inspiration. 

Riveting Retrospective Chronicles Career of Flamboyant Fashionista

André Leon Talley was born on October 16, 1949 in Washington, DC, but raised in Durham, NC by his maternal grandmother, Bennie Davis. Even though she was a housekeeper who scrubbed floors at Duke University to keep a roof over their heads, she was also aristocratic in the highest sense of

For movies opening May 18, 2018

WIDE RELEASES Book Club (PG-13 for profanity and pervasive sex-related material) Romantic comedy revolving around four lifelong friends (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen) whose sex lives are turned upside-down after their monthly book club discussion of \

Top Ten DVD List for May 15, 2018 

Black Panther https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-PANTHER-Blu-ray-Chadwick-Boseman/dp/B079F9D91N/ref=sr_1_2_twi_blu_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526411782&sr=8-2&keywords=Black+panther+blu-ray

Legendary Thespian Reflects on Mistreatment of Japanese-Americans during WWII

Despite an enviable career spanning six decades, George Takei remains best- known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Lt. Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But his story goes where few stories have gone before.

Papal Profile Paints Intimate Portrait of the People\’s Pontiff 

Who is Pope Francis? Baptized Jorge Mario Bergoglio, he was born in Argentina on December 17, 1936. He would follow his calling at an early age by entering the seminary while still in his teens.

For movies opening May 11, 2018

Breaking In (PG-13 for violence, bloody images, menacing, sexual references and brief profanity) Suspense thriller revolving around a single-mom\’s (Gabrielle Union) efforts to rescue her kids (Ajiona Alexus and Seth Carr) being held

Just-Dumped Divorcee’ Returns to College in Bawdy, Midlife Crisis Comedy

Deanna Miles (Melissa McCarthy) was a junior in college when she got pregnant and dropped out of school to have the baby. She married her boyfriend, Dan (Matt Walsh), who finished his degree and kickstarted his career while she remained a stay-at-home mom.

A Perilous Path

“We are definitely in challenging times. A lot of things so many of us fought for are being deliberately and actively rolled back, trampled on. But what we\’re really seeing, which we have not seen in fifty years, is the peeling away of the role of government–the move away from protecting the disenfranchised, the move away from speaking to those who don\’t have a voice, [and] the move away from lifting up people who have been pushed

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