An 11-year-old M.O.T. Samantha Blaire Cutler is ready to dance in the Broadway tour of “Billy Elliot,” soon at the Ordway, the white-hot popular musical that Miss Cutler has a major role in.
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As a writer, I've always held an unbridled passion for the Entertainment Arts. Movies, TV, and music are my raison d'être. Having written for three alternative newsweeklies, in Omaha, NE, where I'm originally from--I now live in North Mankato--many of you will come to find that I have a very conversational, no-holds-barred approach to my writing style. In other words, yes, some of you dear readers may be shocked and offended by what I say and how I say it. Ultimately, though, my intention is to leave you wanting to know what I have to say next! So, enjoy the ride!! It's gonna get pretty wet and wild, from here on out. But please, no Speedos. Thank you.
For being such a timeless tale, it seems dated. Fairy Tale Satires have been done to death, since Woods made its debut in 1986. Woods was, in a way, ahead of its time. It’s just not as, well, timeless as it used to be.
Kout’s film isn’t about Big Moments. It’s about small changes that add up. Like the title character herself, the film deserves an opportunity to blossom.
Jewish playwright Ken LaZebnik’s ode to autism is tender, funny, and utterly awesome.
Want to see how low humanity can go? Go see the emotionally powerful, yet chillingly unsettling play, “Our Class.”
While the character of drag club owner, Georges, suits Hamilton’s larger-than-life persona perfectly, St. Paul native, Christopher Sieber, outshines the top-billed tanner.
Haters will call the cancer comedy manipulative. For me? “50/50″ is 100% terrific filmmaking.
Having reviewed several albums attached to the JDub label, this truly is a sad happening, as I’ve enjoyed many of the artists’ work.
After listening to DeScribe’s latest single, “Pure Soul,” featuring Matisyahu, it’s pretty safe to say that Sir Bob Geldoff can rest easy.
Damn, this rapper just ain’t kosher! He’s just (a) dope! Oy vey, yo!
In his latest, “Just Go with It,” Adam Sandler is more charismatic than he’s ever been.
After coming across Ticketjew.com, it’s clear that this website is an insult to Jews, all around the world, as well as a giant gob of phlegm in the face of those Jews who we’ve survived.
Despite some witty lines and the character’s religion, there’s a staleness to the proceedings.
It’s as though the band wanted to give everyone a heaping helping of what could be considered as the musical equivalent of comfort food: Easy on the ears, but lacking any sort of substance, kick, or nutritional value.