The country music legend Willie Nelson lit up social media this week when he tweeted a photo of himself in a red and green sweater depicting a marijuana leaf adorned with lights and a star and “smoke weed everyday” printed in white letters - a gift from fellow pot enthusiast Snoop Dogg.
Nielsen Music reports that while Adele’s “25” sold the most copies both physically and digitally in 2016, and Drake’s “Views” was the most “consumed” album - which includes streaming - Prince finished as the year’s best-selling artist, as sales of his back catalog surged after his death on April 21.
“Pippin,” the postmodern medieval musical, has been a staple of the stage since its 1972 premiere. It was revamped for a Tony Award-winning Broadway revival in 2013, and the touring production of that new version hits the INB Performing Arts Center next week as part of the Best of Broadway series.
Letters sent by Britain’s late Princess Diana – including one in which she described a young Prince Harry as being “constantly in trouble” while at boarding school – sold for thousands of pounds at an auction Thursday.
Hi, Carolyn: Every Christmas, we host my parents and my brother’s small family. My brother’s family is kind but poor, and relies on help from family, friends and various agencies to make ends meet. When Christmas comes, they buy presents for the kids in lieu of a larger gift exchange. My parents get gifts for everyone. My husband and I buy gifts for my parents. The question that comes up every year is: What do we do for my brother and sister-in-law? They’re the only ones we’re not buying gifts for and only because we don’t want to make them feel bad because they can’t reciprocate.
A procession of stars arrived at the next door homes of Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher on a gloomy Thursday afternoon amid reports that a private memorial was scheduled at the compound to mourn the late actresses. Meryl Streep, Meg Ryan, Ellen Barkin and Ed Begley Jr. were among those spotted entering the property in the Coldwater Canyon area of Los Angeles.
Spokane artist Sheila Evans finds inspiration in nature, even when surrounded by highrises and highways. When visiting Chicago a couple of summers ago for an art show, she ducked behind a hotel to take a walk down a little ravine with a wooded area.
The Portland folk-pop collective Typhoon is known for its live shows that sport a dozen or so musicians on stage at once. Now Kyle Morton, the band’s primary songwriter, is hitting the road for a decidedly more intimate solo acoustic show, which lands him at the Bartlett on Tuesday.
It’s no surprise that movie studios dump their least desirable products during the first few months of the year. After all the Oscar hopefuls march through theaters, multiplexes become a wasteland. But do not despair, cinephiles. Here are 7 wide releases that we hope will brighten up big screens during these cold winter months.
As far as movies go, 2016 was a pretty ho-hum year up until its final few months, but its handful of great films are among the best we’ve seen in a decade. Here are my selections for the 10 best films released in the last year.
The 16th annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging drew 531 entries from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho. From these, 44 wines earned unanimous Double Platinum awards, and another 124 were awarded Platinum status.