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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Keep it Simple with Smoked Salmon Pasta

Spaghetti and smoked salmon tossed with a simple basil cream sauce.Keep it Simple with Smoked Salmon Pasta
This dish is so simple in fact, that I can give you the recipe in one sentence: Boil the pasta, puree the sauce ingredients, reduce the sauce ingredients and coat the pasta and smoked salmon in the sauce. All of this takes about 10 minutes. By reducing …
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Smoked Meatloaf: The Ultimate Comfort Food
Smoked meatloaf is one of those things that affects people in a big way. Almost without fail, every time someone tries it they proclaim that they will never eat “oven meatloaf” again. I love meatloaf of all kinds but I do agree that there is something …
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Smoked salmon, vodka and pea pasta – and a Kinvara salmon hamper
Mostly, though, I think I stay here for the readily available and very affordable smoked salmon (and maybe for the Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food ice-cream!). Smoked salmon was a treat when I was growing up back in South Africa – you either had it at …
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How can we keep the #MuffinJoke out of Spadea’s ‘comedy’ routine?

How can we keep the #MuffinJoke out of Spadea’s ‘comedy’ routine?
Spadea is at it again. He’s performing with Joe Piscopo, Steve Trevelise and Jessica Nutt on Thursday Feb 23rd at the Comedy Cove in Springfield NJ and again on Thursday March 2nd at Catch A Rising Star in Princeton. How do we keep #TheMuffinJoke out …
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Denver’s five best comedy venues
While it’s true that a venue can make or break the show regardless of the talent on stage, this is doubly true with comedy. Location, comfort level, atmosphere, drink prices and, yes, quality of performers all play a large role in whether a comedy fan will …
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Asolo Rep stages the classic comedy Born Yesterday
The 1950 movie version of “Born Yesterday” is just about as funny as a movie can be. The stage version, which was a huge Broadway hit right after World War II, is every bit as funny as the film. And it has a bit of substance that was downplayed in the …
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French right-wing tells artists: Earn your keep

trendFrench right-wing tells artists: Earn your keep
Artists on the French Riviera are dismayed by a decree from the far-right town hall of Frejus, obliging them to give free workshops for schoolchildren or lose their low-rent accommodation. David Rachline, one of 11 Front National (FN) mayors elected in …
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Top 10 Horror/Sci-Fi Artists
This list comes from Stoneburner’s Steven Archer, who put together an incredible and richly detailed list that goes over his Top 10 Horror/Sci-Fi Artists. Archer explains, “I am using the term “artists” very loosely because I would like to cover a lot …
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Bucksport Arts Festival to feature 30 artists
This weekend she will be at the Bucksport Arts festival showing off some of her paintings along with about 30 other artists. The festival will feature a variety of art from jewelry to fiber to wood along with food and music. Lammers is looking forward …
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8 Hearty Soups To Keep You Warm This Winter

cusine8 Hearty Soups To Keep You Warm This Winter
My husband and son are definitely meat and potato lovers and don’t usually consider soup a full dinner. I’ve rounded up a bunch of hearty and filling recipes that will even fill the tummies of your hungry men. Serve with a side salad and some fresh …
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12 Healthy Hearty Soups
Brrr! I live in the Northeast and we have been getting tons of snow the last couple of weeks. I have to admit that February is probably the toughest month to get through for me, so I’ve been trying to stay warm and healthy with soups that are packed …
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4 Wholesome and Hearty Bean Soups to Get You Through Winter
Pasta e fagioli — literally “pasta and beans” — is a hearty and heartwarming Italian soup, perfect for a chilly night. There are countless recipes but this one, adapted from Chef Joe Cicala’s recipe in the The Washington Post, is the best I’ve tried …
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Gifts keep on comin’

cusineGifts keep on comin’
Navarro was so moved by the contribution of fresh produce from the garden, he added a contribution of fresh meat to supplement the Kokua Soup Kitchen during its holiday meals. Navarro’s contribution, bringing a load of 60 pounds of chicken, was …
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SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE INVITES GUESTS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL
Spaghetti Warehouse’s classic lunch and its dinner entrees are served with your choice of a fresh garden salad or savory soup and sourdough bread with garlic butter. Made fresh daily, Spaghetti Warehouse’s ‘Famous’ Spaghetti and Meatballs features its …
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Foodie Events
•Cooking Class “Vietnamese Cooking Featuring Pho Noodle Soup” with Chef Kristina San Filippo Pho is the fabulous Vietnamese noodle soup incorporating a myriad of ingredients and flavors to create a hearty meal. 6-8 p.m. $ 60 per person, includes 3 …
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