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Check it out: Scene

Comedian Troy Thirdgill and Chris Alpine stand up on stage at the Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 N. Wenatchee Ave., for Jason Austin’s Laugh Riot 2010.

Norton puts on 2 faces for ‘Leaves of Grass’

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 ...

Novel tells of music trio’s rise and fall

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.


“Tournament of Legends” Sega; Wii; $29.99; rated T

Family tradition

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.”

Bad Things rising

TWISP — British expatriate Danbert Nobacon of Twisp has a new album in the pipe: “Woebegone,” a concept record featuring Seattle cabaret-punk ensemble the Bad Things.