One of our finest and most versatile screen actors, Edward Norton has played a neo-Nazi skinhead, a priest, a New York drug dealer, a European magician, a British diplomat, a doctor-turned-Hulk and even a criminal defendant with a split personality. In the comedy-thriller “Leaves of Grass,” Norton gets to up the ante by playing two characters — Bill Kincaid, a buttoned-down and buttoned-up Ivy League professor of classical philosophy at Brown University, and his estranged, identical twin Brady, a scruffy, tattooed marijuana grower from a part of southeastern Oklahoma known ...
Back when Elvis Presley was a scrawny teenager with dreams of becoming a gospel singer, he spent two years on tour with the Browns, a trio of siblings whose gorgeous harmonies would result in a series of country hits during the 1950s, culminating in “The Three Bells," which topped both the country and pop charts in 1959, selling more than one million copies.
When you think of the term “family band,” it’s likely the Partridge Family or Brady Bunch come to mind. “The most common thing we hear is we’re a female version of the Osmonds,” says 21-year-old Kayli Lowe of her family. “When people see the show, it’s completely different.”
The remarkable thing about “Final Fantasy” games is that they’re all remarkable, and never in the same way. The last game in the main series, “Final Fantasy XII,” was remarkable for how greatly it expanded the scope of the typical “Final Fantasy” adventure, offering an enormous world for players to explore with relatively few restrictions on where they could go or how their characters’ abilities could be developed.
WENATCHEE — James Young caught the first glimpse of Styx’s impending fame as he stepped out of a taxi in midtown Manhattan. It was the late ’70s, the band had recently released their seventh album, “Grand Illusion.” “Come Sail Away” and “Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man)” climbed the charts. “Someone yelled out, ‘Styx!’ at the sight of me getting out of the cab,” Young said. “That’s when I realized, OK, people have figured who we are.’ ”
WENATCHEE — It’s “hell week” on the “Harvey” set and first-time director Melissa Carlson couldn’t be happier. The stage crew is adding finishing touches to the lights and sound. Actors are perfecting their timing and costumes. “This is when the magic happens,” Carlson said at dress rehearsal Monday. “When the lights go up, the actors put on their costumes and you see all the parts — page by page, scene by scene — finally coming together in a finished product.”
Paul Burke, a founder of Mission Creek Players theater troupe, died Sunday night after the closing performance of “Art” at the Clearwater Steakhouse & Saloon. The 62-year-old had been a force in local theater for more than three decades acting, directing, building sets and producing shows.
About 36 authors and artists lent their pens and paints to a literary magazine revived at Wenatchee Valley College after a six-year hiatus. Nearly 400 copies of the “Mirror Northwest” were published last week to local stores. The 95-page booklets are for sale for $10 at Wenatchee Valley College Bookstore, Hastings, Amanda’s Bookstore, Caffé Mela and Tumbleweed Bead Co.
Don Fox, producer of the upcoming stage show “Rocky Horror Show,” released a cast list and opened ticket sales this week. But who will star as Dr. Frankenfurter, the sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania? Fox won’t say a word, but the PAC may drop a few hints on their Facebook page in the next few weeks. The cast includes: Paul Atwood, Patrick Lopeman, Matthew Pippin, Nancy Zahn, Brian Higgins, Cynthia Brown, T.J. Farrell, Kayla Taylor, Ally Atwood, Arius Elvikis, Stephen Paxton, Laura Bender, Yvette Stevens, Amy Ferrell, Marissa Collins, Colleen ...
The Gerald Clayton Trio concert scheduled Saturday at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth has been postponed. The drummer of the New York jazz group left the tour. The concert will be rebooked in November or next spring.