By Sandra Olmsted
According to the Oscar buzz, Still Alice, which is in theaters now, is bound for one Oscar, and it’s the only one it’s nominated for (Best Actress)
Julianne Moore’s performance as the title character is certainly an Oscar worthy performance. Still Alice chronicles middle-aged Alice Howland’s descent from a world renowned academic to a frightened woman struggling to hold on to her memories.
By Sandra Olmsted
Writer/director Mike Binder’s Black or White, an absorbing look at race in America, opens with successful California attorney Elliot Anderson (Kevin Costner) in the hallway of a hospital with flowers and balloons for his wife, who has died in a car accident. Having lost their only daughter when she was a teenager and now his wife, he has only his 7-year-old mixed-race granddaughter, Eloise (newcomer Jillian Estell) left to love and care for.
The Friends of Old St. Ferdinand will host a luncheon on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, at noon at the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine. Reservations are currently being accepted. Meal price of $15 includes drinks, lunch and dessert and will be served in the 125 year-old schoolhouse.
The Florissant Fine Arts Council Presents: Della’s Diner from the State Theatre of Georgia on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.
Della’s Diner is a delicious comedy romp with outrageous Southern characters and show-stopping Country, Blues and Rockabilly tunes. Della is the sassy, big-hearted café owner who dispenses love, wisdom and moral advice to the parade of odd balls who come and go from her cozy diner on Morning Glory Mountain. The musical tells the tale of Della’s mixed-up relationships and the threatened future of her diner.
The familiar squeaking sounds of basketball shoes, the pounding of a basketball on the gym floor, and the yelling from players could be found at the Hazelwood East High School gymnasium recently. The basketball players on one team were from East High, but the opponents in the scrimmage weren’t from a local high school. They were members of the St. Louis County Police Department.
Thursday, Feb. 5
Blood Pressure Clinic at St. Catherine Retirement Apartments, 3350 St. Catherine St. at 10:15 a.m. Refreshments served. Also offered Feb. 12, 19, and 26. RSVP by calling 838-3877.