• Reel Reviews: Movies everywhere!

    It’s a great time to hit the movie theaters for some good fun — and maybe a dash of serious thrown in for a proper mix. After several weeks of light releases new movies are everywhere. There’s...

    • Posted August 14, 2019
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  • EPAC campers ‘let it go’ and get hands-on to present ‘Frozen Jr.’

      For the first time in forever … Irving Gonzalez had a new direction. After five years manning the helm of EPAC’s Center Stage Theater Camp, Gonzalez wanted to hear from parents and past campers. After last...

    • Posted August 7, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’

    Fictionalized facts via Tarantino I managed to avoid box office champ “The Lion King” — I just can’t stomach all the “live action” remakes being committed on Disney classics — by catching the latest flick by writer/director...

    • Posted July 31, 2019
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  • Smoking hot ‘Pippin’ trades circus for sexy

    Things got hot on the Sharadin Bigler stage starting Thursday, July 18. While summer temperatures felt like over 100 degrees outside things sweltered during EPAC’s opening weekend of “Pippin.” I’m not talking about actual temperature. The old...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: Swing time at the box office

    It’s a weird time at the box office. Numbers have underperformed for four weeks straight. And, looking forward, there is not much to draw people to new releases until the kiddos get “Lion King” on July 19...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • No twist on ‘Oliver!’ — Gretna Theatre presents big musical in classic style

    Charles Dickens’ second novel, “Oliver Twist,” has been spun far and wide in the realm of adaptations. Disney took poetic license with the story in 1988 with its animated tale “Oliver & Company.” Dark Horse Comics recently...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Beer in suburbia

      Suburban Brewing Company is not really located in a suburban setting, at least not how I think of suburbia. Tucked away in what looks like a former furniture showroom (from the outside) in the small borough...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: More dead things on the big screen

    While two complete opposite children’s tales were topping the box office last weekend — “Child’s Play” and “Toy Story 4” — another story of a scary doll made its way into theaters with a full Thursday opening...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Hop’in Around: Maine events

      When I lived in Maine in the late ‘90s through the 2000s, Maine was on the forefront of what was then called microbrews. It was no California, but the states half-dozen or so breweries ranked it...

    • Posted June 26, 2019
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  • Reel Reviews: See free movies this summer

    Now that I’ve got your attention with the whole “free movies” bit, know that donations help support the Lancaster Summer Arts Festival, a city-wide celebration that includes screenings of some better-than-average anime films at Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse....

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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