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Theater Review: Music steals the show

Theater Review: Music steals the show

Since its debut in Berlin in 1928, “The Threepenny Opera,” Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s groundbreaking, razor-edged protest against societal corruption and religious hypocrisy, has never lost its relevance. Giving it the...

DVD Review: Two Oscar winners on the same release

DVD Review: Two Oscar winners on the same release

This is probably the first home video release to come out two days after its content won two Oscars. “Big Hero 6” was named Best Animated Feature; the disc also contains the Animated Short winner, “Feast.”

Rockin' from the golden age

Rockin' from the golden age

Pioneering Chicano rock ‘n’ roll originator Chris Montez, famed for frantic international 1962 hit “Let’s Dance,” is one of the most exciting performers still working from that era. Now 73 years old, Montez, who appears Saturday...

Dining Review: Lincoln is worthy of a salute

Dining Review: Lincoln is worthy of a salute

I have a cookbook that was given to me by a friend. It’s called “Little Flower: Recipes from the Cafe.” Everything I make from it comes out delicious. The recipes look simple but they often have an element begging for the hands of a trained...

A trombonist takes the lead

Trombonist Michael Vlatkovich’s recordings are musical journeys. He writes and works in many different modes of ensemble expression: Pieces and passages may float weightlessly, roar like fire trucks through a busy intersection, or converge with layers of...

Dining Review: Invitations needed for this club

Dining Review: Invitations needed for this club

Say the word “underground” and I imagine hidden passages, secret knocks and whispered code words. Rosso Wine Shop’s Underground Supper Club is not quite so clandestine but it is a private, invitation-only event. It isn’t hard to get...

Film Review: Madness haunts Cronenberg's Hollywood story

Film Review: Madness haunts Cronenberg's Hollywood story

Director David Cronenberg (“The Fly,” “A History of Violence”) takes on Hollywood in his strange new “Maps to the Stars.” More than his other recent work (“Cosmopolis,” “A Suitable Treatment”),...

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Read On: Getting together for a street hockey tradition

Read On: Getting together for a street hockey tradition

Well we lost another icon on Friday with the death of Leonard Nimoy, the incomparable Mr. Spock of “Star Trek” fame and by all accounts a good and decent man of real character. His looks...