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ARTS Pick: The Men of Magic Mike Tour

If you missed out on July 4 fireworks, have no fear—The Men of Magic Mike Tour is bringing even more sizzle to the hot summer nights. The group of male strippers packs movie star cred, tight choreography and personal attention into a frenzied live show with a promise to “let the hottest hunks take care […]

Canadian folk and country harmony trio, The Good Lovelies, is one of the dozens of groups who perform at the three-day Red Wing Roots Festival near Harrisonburg. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Red Wing Roots Festival

For decades, musicians on the road have been writing about home. So when touring was taking The Steel Wheels away from theirs too often, the group created the Red Wing Roots Festival near Harrisonburg as a way to stay close. The three-day extravaganza features dozens of local and national country-folk-Americana artists in a friendly community […]

uby Barnhill and Mark Rylance join forces with Steven Spielberg and Disney to make The BFG a gorgeous, fantastic journey. Photo courtesy of Disney.

Film review: Spielberg lends his midas touch to The BFG

Though his name is practically synonymous with groundbreaking artistic vision, Steven Spielberg’s second wind may just be his greatest, most unprecedented achievement yet. After Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull—the perfunctory sequel in which it was clear that all returning parties were running on autopilot with little personal investment in the result—Spielberg […]