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Dance companies, studios and organizations from across the St. Charles and St. Louis area will appear at the Saint Charles Riverfront Arts (SCRA) second annual Riverfront Dance Festival Sunday, September 13, at the New Town Amphitheatre. This public dance festival for the St. Charles County community will begin at 1 p.m. Rainout date is Sunday, Sept. 20.
by Sandra Olmsted
While director Jonathan Demme’s new film, Ricki and the Flash, has some chuckles, for the most part it is an uplifting, family-affirming dramedy, with some great musical performances by Meryl Streep, the star of the film, and her band. Screenwriter Diablo Cody, who won an Academy Award for Juno, never reaches that perfect blend of pathos and wry wit in Ricki and the Flash.
The Florissant Fine Arts Council and city of Florissant will host two more free outdoor concerts in August. Performing at St. Ferdinand Park by the lake, the bands begin their concerts at 7 p.m.
Gitana Productions’ “Black and Blue,” an original play exploring the complex relationship between the African American community and the police, returns to the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park on October 2, 2015, at 8 p.m.
Beauty and the Beast is Pure Enchantment
There is no better place than The Muny to return to our fairy tale childhoods and experience an enchanting quest for happily ever after. This week’s production of Beauty and the Beast is the ultimate fairy tale that makes the members of the audience glad to be their guest and grateful for a happy ending that sends them home humming.
by Sandra Olmsted
As summer winds down, a few more films still offer summer fun and excitement.
Director Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, a Paramount release, opens on Friday, July 31 and is already getting good buzz. With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. When the group faces their most impossible mission yet, Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation. Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin also star. PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, and brief partial nudity; 125 Minutes.« Previous Entries Next Entries »