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Join our movie reviewers as they look at this week's movies. Let them whisper in your ear in the darkened theatre, and nobody will shush you. 


Jethro Tull | Minstrel in the Gallery (Chrysalis/Parlophone)

Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:15

cd jethro-tullEncompassing four discs and an 80-page booklet sealed in book form, this is a magnificent set.


Be Here Now | The End of Britpop?

Written by Michael Koehler Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:02

The Brothers Gallagher always championed themselves as the saviors of rock and the biggest band since the Beatles, and for a short time, they were.


Sarah Neufeld | Indoctrination for the Unindoctrinated Listener

Written by Willie Edward Smith Tuesday, 26 May 2015 22:13

I could have taken all sorts of unsavory paths if I hadn’t been guided to stick with something and work hard at it.


The Barber of Seville | Opera Theatre of St. Louis (OTSL)

Written by Emily Van de Riet Tuesday, 26 May 2015 00:02

The-Barber-of-Seville 75This opera is perfect for first-time opera-goers and for returning opera lovers.


Hangout Festival | 05.15-17.15

Written by Matt Wallin Saturday, 23 May 2015 16:00

Hangout 2015_75Perfect location, perfect weather, and nearly flawless sets from just about every act on the lineup combined to make a great weekend and one of the festival’s best years.


Candice Fox | Hades (Kensington)

Written by Samantha LaBat Saturday, 23 May 2015 14:09

Hades 75While it may make you question humanity a bit, Hades is a wild ride and a fantastic read.


Judas Priest | 05.18.15

Written by Marc Farr Friday, 22 May 2015 13:37

live judas-priestLike a secret pleasure, the Priest keeps the juggernaut rolling. They are the true defenders of the metal faith.


Tomorrowland (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, PG)

Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 22 May 2015 00:42

Tomorrowland 75Though it is never as good as it could have been, because it is also never as bad as it could have been I wound up being pleased with Tomorrowland, in the end.


In the Name of My Daughter (Cohen Media Group, R)

Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 20 May 2015 23:15

In-the-Name-of-My-DaughterEven though all this probably sounds a lot more exciting to read than it was to watch, In the Name of My Daughter nevertheless has some attractiveness to it.


Billy Joe Shaver | Long in the Tooth and Speaking the Truth

Written by Jim Ousley Friday, 15 May 2015 14:29

prof billy-joe-75“All I do, and all I’ve ever done with my songs, is be honest.”


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