Good vs. evil plays out in ‘Two Melodramas’

Poor Slick Sanderson (played by Jared Reid) finds himself sandwiched between two single ladies out on the prowl for a man in “the Saga of the Pure Rest Inn.” Melba Clingstone (Leslie Jack) and Elberta Freestone (Joan Tallman) sing of their many virtues, but it falls on deaf ears.

The “Old West” is the perfect setting for melodrama in Camille Blackburn’s opinion.

Review: ‘John Wick’ delivers non-stop action

This photo released by Lionsgate shows Keanu Reeves as John Wick in a scene from the film, "John Wick." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, David Lee)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an intriguing cinematic twist, Keanu Reeves’ Matrix stunt double Chad Stahelski becomes his co-director with David Leitch on “John Wick,” a visceral revenge thriller that mark

Burns’ series gives PBS a ratings milestone

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2013 file photo, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns walks through the museum at the Georgia home used by former President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Warm Springs, Ga. FDR, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and another Roosevelt who occupied the White House as president, Theodore Roosevelt, are the subjects of a new Burns documentary for public television, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. PBS said the seven, two-hour episodes that aired last month had an average audience of 9.2 million viewers. The most popular was the first night, on Sept. 14, which had 11.7 million viewers, according to the Nielsen company. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns’ series “The Roosevelts” earned PBS its biggest audience in two decades, making it the documentary maker’s third most popular film after “The Civil War” and “Lewis & C

James Corden to take over ‘Late Late Show’ March 9

FILE - This June 25, 2014 file photo shows James Corden at the New York premiere of "Begin Again" in New York. CBS has set March 9 for the debut of James Corden as host of "The Late Late Show." Corden is replacing Craig Ferguson, who after a decade in the host chair exits Dec. 18. The show will continue to originate from Los Angeles. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS has set March 9 for the debut of James Corden as host of “The Late Late Show.”

Love, discipline fuel Neil Diamond’s latest album

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, singer-songwriter Neil Diamond poses for a portrait at his former high school, Erasmus Hall High School in the Brooklyn Borough of New York. Diamond, 73, who married for the third time in 2012, says happiness with his new bride fueled his work on Melody Road, out Tuesday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Neil Diamond wrote and recorded his first studio album of new material in six years floating in the heady glow of new love.

Acoustic Eidolon to perform at Blackfoot

Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire make up Acoustic Eidolon. Scott’s instrument is a custom-made double-neck guitjo, a combination of a guitar and a banjo. Alkire is a classically-trained cellist. The two have been performing together since 1998.

An idealized thing, a phantom, or an unstoppable force; there are many definitions for the word “eidolon,” and the music of Acoustic Eidolon is as varied and difficult to define.

Too soon? How about not at all for Ebola Halloween

This product image released by Brands On Sale, Inc. shows a hazmat costume with a respirator. No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween. So what's the costume flap of the year? It might just be Ebola, as in Ebola zombies and faux gear to ward off the deadly strain of virus. (AP Photo/Brands On Sale, Inc.)

NEW YORK (AP) — No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween.

Review: ‘Book of Life’ celebrates death

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows the characters Manolo, voiced by Diego Luna, left, and Carmen Sanchez, voiced by Ana de la Reguera in a scene from "The Book of Life." (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s not surprising that a companion art book to the new animated film directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro has already been released.


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