Love triangle undoes historical epic ‘The Promise’

This image released by Open Road Films shows Oscar Isaac , left, and Charlotte Le Bon in a scene from "The Promise." (Jose Haro/Open Road Films via AP)

The Armenian Genocide is a curiously unexplored moment in our modern history, cinematically speaking. That fact alone makes director and co-writer Terry George’s “The Promise ” intriguing enough. Historical fiction generally has it over documentaries in inspiring mass interest, especially when actors as appealing as Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon are involved.

Major milestone

FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, shows Netflix on a tablet, in North Andover, Mass. Netflix is about to hit 100 million subscribers for the first time, hitting a major milestone that underscores how much its video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a decade ago. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million global subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a decade ago.

Vinyl music gives record stores a boost in a digital world

Chris Brown poses with and an orange vinyl recording of Stories for Ways and Means and Slick Rick's The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, a 7-inch single packaged in a board book, at Bull Moose Music in Portland, Maine, Friday, April 14, 2017. Brown, a Bull Moose employee, hatched the idea for Record Store Day that that started with 200 stores ten years ago. About 1,600 record stores are expected to participate on Saturday.(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

PORTLAND, Maine — Record stores have not only survived the onslaught of pirated music, digital downloads and online streaming services. They’re now growing in numbers.

Young musicians take center stage for symphony

Pianist Matthew Decker and violinist Lauren Avondet Anderson will perform April 29th with the Idaho Falls Symphony as Young Artist Competition winners. Courtesy Idaho Falls Symphony.

Some of the area’s top young musicians will show off their skills with the Idaho Falls Youth Symphony and Idaho Falls Symphony later this month at the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium.

Emily Dickinson tale ‘A Quiet Passion’ burns bright

This image released by Music Box Films shows Cynthia Nixon, left, and Jennifer Ehle in a scene from, "A Quiet Passion." (Johan Voets/Music Box Films via AP)

There is something deeply funny and also beautiful about the idea that it would take a British man in his 70s to make the definitive film about one of America’s greatest female poets. But that’s what Terence Davies has done for Emily Dickinson in “A Quiet Passion ,” a fiercely intelligent, handsome and affecting rendering of Dickinson’s extraordinary, ordinary life from her teenage years to her death in 1886.

Playing down memory lane

Wilkins and her daughters, Anita Wilkin , Lori Ann Morris , Shauna Emara and Kayleen P. Davies , will perform a variety of musical numbers at Wilkins’ 85th birthday recital.

Nina Wilkins , 85, has lived in Rexburg since 1954, long enough to see the pine tree planted in her front yard, which was once her height, grow to be about 50 feet high.

Museum asks fans of Kermit, Elmo to help pay for exhibit

FILE- In this March 11, 2014, file photo, Kermit the Frog, left, and Miss Piggy arrive at the World Premiere of "Muppets Most Wanted," in Los Angeles. A New York City museum is asking fans of Jim Henson's Muppets to help pay for an exhibition featuring original puppets of beloved characters like Elmo, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog.
The Museum of the Moving Image launched a Kickstarter campaign Tuesday, April 11, 2017, seeking $40,000 to help preserve the puppets for posterity. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — A museum is asking fans of Jim Henson’s Muppets to help pay for an exhibition featuring original puppets of beloved characters like Elmo, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog.

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