Hell’s Belles are like any AC/DC tribute act. Its members dress up like the Australian heavy metal legends. They rip through the band’s catalog of popular songs. They sound as close to the real thing as you can get. But there’s a slight difference between this band and the one they’re imitating: All five members of Hell’s Belles are women. The Seattle-based group typically hits Spokane a couple times a year, and they perform at the Knitting Factory on Saturday.
It sounds like the setup for a cheap joke. A white woman, a black woman, a lapsed Muslim man and a Jewish man, all wealthy and opinionated, go to a dinner party. The booze starts to flow, the conversation veers into religion and politics and a pleasant evening becomes an ideological minefield. But this isn’t some dumb gag: It’s the plot of Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Disgraced,” opening Friday at Stage Left Theater.
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In “Live By Night,” writer, director and star Ben Affleck is wearing too many hats – he literally wears a lot of hats in this Prohibition-era gangster flick – and there’s the sense that maybe he was spread too thin, and therefore the story is spread too thin.
The shock, grief and spotlight glare endured by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, in the days following her husband’s 1963 assassination, was there for all to see. Yet who knows what she was truly thinking, feeling, screaming inside while wiping her husband’s dried blood off her famous pink dress, or watching Lyndon B. Johnson taking the oath aboard Air Force One?
“Patriots Day” is the story of the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and the search for the two men who planted the bombs that killed three and hurt more than 250. The incident remains a vivid memory because it happened so recently and everything unfolded on TV.
When you think of movies that roar out of the starting gate with a brutal act of sexual violence, you don’t predict the victim will casually sweep up the debris from the attack, take a relaxing bubble bath and mention it in passing to her swank dinner companions before ordering.
The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University will feature the Garden State-born rocker’s personal collection of written works, artifacts, photographs and other memorabilia from his career.
Vegans and vegetarians make up a small number of Americans. It’s difficult to pin down an exact percentage; recent polls put figures for both at anywhere from 2 to 10 percent. And those percentage points don’t include children, which are even more difficult to track.
Idaho’s state Department of Agriculture and Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources have announced a cooperative agreement with the Bear Lake Regional Commission through which all three will work together to ...
WILDLIFE -- An aggressive black bear was reported Thursday along the popular national forest hiking-biking trails of Canfield Mountain near Coeur d'Alene, the Idaho Fish and Game Department says. "We ...