Guy Ritchie’s latest British gangster yarn, “The Gentlemen,” opens with a bartender pulling a beer tap printed with a logo reading: “Gritchie’s English Lore.” It’s oh-so-appropriate branding for this return to roots for Ritchie, who burst onto the scene in the late ‘90s with the rollicking L…

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WENATCHEE — Carson Zehnder will play Sophie and Dawn McCormick will play Donna in “Mamma Mia!” this spring in the 2020 Apple Blossom Musical that is being directed by Paul and Kelly Atwood and produced by Jill Sheets.

This week: A theme of Ice and Fire is making a comeback, with or without George R. R. Martin. After all, winter is here, with a vengeance, just in time for Lake Chelan Winterfest and Leavenworth’s Bavarian Ice Fest. If those activities there aren’t enough to get you to brave the cold, consid…

After turning in the first two greatly beloved, operatically souped-up action opuses in the “Bad Boys” franchise, everyone’s favorite gearhead maximalist auteur Michael Bay is no longer behind the camera for the third, “Bad Boys for Life” (though he is in front of it, briefly).

Just as we're all scrambling to catch up with the best of 2019's releases — here comes the 2020 movie slate. Here are 10 movies to watch for; some you've heard of, some that maybe you haven't. Note that all release dates are subject to change, or in some cases are vaguer than vague at this p…

This week: As the enthusiasm for the New Year’s Resolutions start to become old hat, take time to shake it up, whether it’s a real “Thriller” in the form of a Michael Jackson impersonator, a funny play about the mafia or a not-so-happy opera that puts it all in perspective. It’s not as bad a…

This week: The season is upon us, so those who want to ramp things up, you have plenty of opportunities to take in the sights and sounds. For those who want to step back and chill, those options are available, too. Your call. Either way, here’s wishing you a Merry, Merry Christmas!

LOS ANGELES — The post-Thanksgiving weekend is usually a box-office dead zone, which is why studios don't often roll out major wide releases in this corridor. Even among holdovers, it's common for movies to drop more than 40% from the previous weekend, and Disney's mega-hit "Frozen 2" was no…

CASHMERE — The Chelan County Fair is looking for a theme for the 2020 fair, reaching out to its Facebook followers for ideas. The deadline is Thursday. The winner will be announced Friday and receive a family pass and two carnival wristbands. Send ideas via Facebook or call the fair office a…

This week: Regenerate your creativity and caring spirit — sign up for an art class or two, share your prose, check out a documentary or go have a great time listening to some fun music and take in a little culture, just because you can.

What is the hold that "The Shining" has over us, culturally? It's the popularity of Stephen King, indeed, but it's also, specifically, Stanley Kubrick's 1980 film. The surreal and disturbing imagery, the unforgettable performances, and the film's hypnotic rhythms have woven their way into ou…

This week: Halloween has arrived! Finally. Here are a couple more ideas for the big night with opportunities for good deeds, and then get ready to work off all that trick-or-treat bounty or imbibing with music, drama, discussion and a field trip.