Under new leadership, Shakespeare on the Green returns after two-year hiatus with ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Othello’ | Arts and Theater

When Brett Bernardini and his co-workers dragged their Shakespeare on the Green banners out of storage this year, they discovered the banners were covered in mold. For Bernardini, the new executive director of Nebraska Shakespeare, the banners were another example of something from the organization’s past that must be replaced and changed. “We had things, … Read more

Douglas Tirola discusses his documentary, ‘Hey Bartender’ | Lifestyle

WESTERLY – Filmmaker Douglas Tirola was stuck in traffic Monday night as he made the drive from New York City back home to Westport, Conn. But it was okay, he said, because it gave him time to talk about his film, “Hey Bartender,” his 2013 documentary film that features Westerly native Dale “King Cocktail” DeGroff, … Read more

REEL REVIEWS: Basketball pro proves to be film pro in ‘Hustle’ | Lifestyles

HUSTLE (Netflix) Following his acclaimed performance in “Uncut Gems” (2019), Adam Sandler once again moves out of his silly (but highly profitable comic roles) into a heartfelt portrayal of burned-out basketball scout Stanley Sugerman. With his strong performance, Sandler makes what could have been a predictable sports saga into fresh cinema. After a decade on … Read more

Jeff Goldblum takes one more ‘Jurassic’ bite | Lifestyle

There is only one person who, in the middle of a massive dystopic dinosaur movie, can utter a line like “That’s bananas” with just the right timing and inflection. For almost three decades, off and on, Jeff Goldblum has played Dr. Ian Malcolm with particular Goldblumian panache. As the stylish chaos theorist of the “Jurassic … Read more

Disney replaces Rice, promotes Walden in leadership shakeup

A screen shows the logo and a ticker symbol for The Walt Disney Company on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, US, December 14, 2017. REUTERS / Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, June 9 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) Chief … Read more

‘Hustle’ a winning sports movie from Adam Sandler | Movies

Katie Walsh Tribune News Service A new Adam Sandler film arrived on Netflix on Wednesday, which is no surprise given his long-standing contract with the streamer, but while most of Sandler’s Netflix output has been lowbrow comedy, his newest film, “Hustle” is a far cry from that . Perhaps emboldened by his award-winning turn in … Read more

Ford County Fair begins June 12 | Lifestyle

One of the first events of the summer is right around the corner. The Ford County Fair kicks off June 12 and runs through June 18. The fair has been bringing entertainment to central Illinois since 1926, according to information from the fair board. This year’s schedule promises to bring excitement for the entire family. … Read more

Fighting cancer with food | Lifestyle

Does what you eat really make a difference in your risk for cancer? Many experts agree that making better choices about what you put on your plate is one way to protect against cell changes or mutations that can lead to cancer. Although some risks for cancer are out of your control, choosing a healthy … Read more

Audiobooks for those long summer days | Lifestyle

Despite the continued complications of COVID, one pleasure will not be quashed: summer reading. This annual ritual – all but a few killjoys agree – means taking up a book not to improve one’s mind or morals, but rather to have a good time. Here are seven truly entertaining books, chosen with an eye to … Read more

Library kicks off summer with programs, crafts, entertainment | Lifestyle

Are you ready !? The El Campo Branch Library is READY! Summer programs are on the way. Patrons may start enrolling in the reading programs for everyone Wednesday. Is the staff excited? Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how happy we are. Programs and prizes, readers from every age group. Entertainers and crafts. Staff has … Read more