Here I go again: Why ‘Mamma Mia!’ and other jukebox musicals keep coming back to KC

Here I go again: Why ‘Mamma Mia!’ and other jukebox musicals keep coming back to KC
This weekend, the music of ABBA will fill Starlight Theatre in the touring production of Broadway’s “Mamma Mia!” Next week, it’s hits by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in “Jersey Boys.” And the week after? Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and …
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The 21 Best Movie Musicals Of The 21st Century
Amazon / New Line Cinema / Amplify / Miramax / 20th Century Fox / ScreenCrush Edit The pictures that are here run the gamut from naturalism to exaggeration, and from mainstream hits to arty experiments. What they have in common is that their songs are at …
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A-List: Five Best Musicals of All Time
We are essentially days away from restarting (yes, already) awards season. The Telluride and Toronto’s film festivals have started or are around the corner. Few things are more fraught with folly than trying to predict the Oscars – except, perhaps …
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It’s showtime! Ariana Grande is going back to musicals and would be PERFECT for these 6 roles

musicIt’s showtime! Ariana Grande is going back to musicals and would be PERFECT for these 6 roles
Ariana Grande has dropped the mic (temporarily) to star in ‘Hairspray Live!‘, this year as Penny Pingleton aka the most accurate role for Ari ever. Since we know theatre, musicals especially is Ari’s first love, we thought why not pick out which …
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The Muni brings audiences ‘Under the Sea’ with production of ‘The Little Mermaid’
“I really enjoy fantasy (musicals) because there are a lot of artistic licenses (one can take) with cast, makeup, costumes and characters,” he said. Lanser and Fisher last appeared at The Muni in the Elvis Presley jukebox production “All Shook Up” two …
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Sister Patricia Joseph Corkery, 94, educator
and at what is now Merion Mercy Academy. She directed many student musicals and operettas at both schools. By studying in the summers, in 1966 she earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart. From 1964 to 1968 …
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Tony Stewart suffers back injury in non-racing accident on ATV

sportTony Stewart suffers back injury in non-racing accident on ATV
“We have received word from Stewart-Haas Racing of Tony Stewart’s accident and injury,” NASCAR chairman Brian France said. “On behalf of everyone at NASCAR, I wish Tony a full recovery and look forward to seeing him back in our sport when he’s ready …
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Todd Gilliland wins K&N season-opener in bizarre finish
In what has to be one of the strangest finishes to a race, Todd Gilliland was declared the winner Sunday night of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season opener at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway when the race was mistakenly run an extra lap. Gilliland and …
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Cup preview: JTG Daugherty Racing comes in at No. 10
Outlook: JTG Daugherty Racing started the 2015 season looking the way it did when it qualified for the Chase in 2014, with a pair of top-seven finishes in the first three races. But the next time AJ Allmendinger cracked the top 10 was Pocono, and the …
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How Mamata Banerjee’s Biswa Bangla is bringing dying arts, crafts back from

trendHow Mamata Banerjee’s Biswa Bangla is bringing dying arts, crafts back from
Biswa Bangla is an initiative to promote the state’s dying arts and crafts. It was thought up in 2013 and the first store to sell products under the brand came up in 2014 in Kolkata. After establishing her brainchild in West Bengal and the country …
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170+ Vendors Prepare For Sioux Empire Arts And Crafts Show
Over 170 exhibitors will be at the Sioux Empire Fairgrounds this weekend with handmade treasures of all varieties for the Sioux Empire Arts and Crafts Show beginning Friday. There will also be plenty of food, music and fun to get you into the holiday …
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Arts and Crafts style taboret made circa 1900
A. You have an Arts and Crafts taboret and it was used as a plant stand or beverage stand. Arts and Crafts furniture was made in Europe and the United States from around 1880 to 1910. The movement began in England and quickly spread to the United …
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Rick Ross & 50 Cent Are Still Going Back & Forth On Instagram

musicRick Ross & 50 Cent Are Still Going Back & Forth On Instagram
Rick Ross and 50 Cent’s beef may be eternal. The two have been feuding since 2009, and just when you feel the tension between the two has died down, 50 finds a way to the light it up once again. As with most of Fif’s battles, the comments have been …
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How ESPN Is Incorporating HipHop Artists To Expand Its Audience
Hailing as one of America’s most prominent and consistent counter cultures, hip-hop has been able to combat issues such as institutionalized racism, while still being able to provide club symphonies at King of Diamonds. The artists that embody hip-hop …
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Rapper Young B: Ex-Manager’s Trying to … Jack My ‘Love & Hip Hop‘ Check
Young B — best known for her 2006 hit “Chicken Noodle Soup” — says a former manager is extorting her for a cut of her “Love & Hip Hop: New York” dough, and he might get her tossed from the show. The rapper says she hadn’t heard from Arthur Smith in 5 …
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Barrio Boogie’s back! Proud Chicanos reenact bygone ‘pachuco’ days in LA

musicBarrio Boogie’s back! Proud Chicanos reenact bygone ‘pachuco’ days in LA
Rockabilly and doo-wop singer Vicky Tafoya remembers growing up as the youngest of 12 siblings surrounded by mid-century furniture, memories of her mother talking about World War II and photos from that era. “Nothing changed. They kept everything and …
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The Rise and Fall of College Rock
… rock ‘n’ roll (goth, ska, mod, punk, rockabilly, etc.)? There is, for example, no Robert Gordon (seventies rockabilly revivalist) or Paul Weller (the second-wave “modfather”) figure of college rock rallying a “college-rock revival”; at least not on …
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Rockabilly con Tony Tuono & band al Peter Pan
Torna il grande Tony Tuono e la sua band venerdì 23 ottobre dalle 22:00 al Peter Pan di Bellinzona per una serata tutta rockabilly e all’insegna del ballo. Entrata gratuita e senza aumento di prezzi. Sono gradite le ‘old cars’, parcheggi riservati …
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Gregg Allman talks about his Laid Back Festival — and his hometown

musicGregg Allman talks about his Laid Back Festival — and his hometown
… Florida, his childhood home, where he put his mother’s affairs in order after her recent death at age 98. In a friendly, rambling half-hour phone interview, he remembers Geraldine, or “Mama A,” as an advocate who bought him his first guitar, then a …
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Review: TC Electronic Helix and Viscous Vibe Pedals — Video
… with Jimi Hendrix and were heard throughout the Seventies on records by guitarists like David Gilmour, Frank Marino, Pat Travers, Robin Trower, and even early Cheap Trick (“The Ballad of TV Violence,” “Hot Love,” or any other track on their debut …
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During the Long, Hot Summer, Jason Isbell Warms Up to Become One Glad Dad
But this factory worker’s son, who was born and raised in Greenhill, Alabama, then became a singer-songwriter-guitarist with the Drive-By Truckers before blossoming as a solo artist, is taking it all in stride. Besides, there are priorities that put it …
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