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THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016

Celtic Thunder performs Saturday night at Northern Quest. (Barry McCall / Photo courtesy of Barry McCall)

THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 11 A.M.

McGinty returns to Celtic Thunder fold for U.S. tour

Damian McGinty has experienced “Glee.” Now he’s happy to be back in Celtic Thunder. The opportunity to rejoin Celtic Thunder came after two members of the singing ensemble – Colm Keegan and Emmett O’Hanlon – departed to pursue other projects. ...

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Wylie Gustafson (Bill Watts)

THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 11 A.M.

SuperPops: Wylie Gustafson to take the Fox stage

A lot of country artists sing about the open range, of roping cattle and kicking up dirt. But how many of them are real life cowboys? When he isn’t performing, country singer, songwriter and bandleader Wylie Gustafson, who performs with the Spokane Symphony this weekend, owns and operates a ranch in northern Montana, where he breeds and trains horses.

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THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 10 A.M.

10 Under $10: Fun for the week ahead

1. Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley. For 40 years, the annual Custer Cristmas Arts ...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016

Dear Annie: Married couple must compromise on TV shows

Dear Annie: Both my wife and I work all day, she as a police officer and I as an accountant. When we get home, we eat dinner together and then sit in front of the TV for a little down time. The problem is that what she wants to watch to unwind is very different from what I want to watch to unwind. She loves short funny shows, such as “Two and a Half Men” and “How I Met Your Mother.” I, on the other hand, love dramas. My favorites are “Homeland” and “Game of Thrones.”

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THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016

Male infertility has variety of causes

This column ran originally in November 2014. DEAR DOCTOR K: My wife and I have tried to get pregnant for over a year. We're going to be tested soon to see if anything is wrong. I'm worried that the problem ...

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Miles Teller appears in a scene from the film, "Bleed For This." (Seacia Pavao / AP)

THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016

Movie review: ‘Bleed for This’ lacks some punch

It doesn’t seem likely that filmmakers will ever grow tired of making boxing films, or that they’ll run out of inspiring athletes to make them about. What’s not to love about a boxing film, anyway? The stories are rife with colorful characters, outsize egos, braggadocious smack talk, personal perseverance, and lots and lots of blood. They write themselves, practically, and “Bleed for This,” the true story of Vinny Paz (Pazienza), slips easily into the already established oeuvre.

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Eddie Redmayne in a scene from, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." (Jaap Buitendijk / AP)

THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016

Movie review: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ expands Harry Potter universe

“Fantastic Beasts” is transporting, but its themes are far from escapist. It’s a film about immigrants who might seem foreign, with different values and ideas, but who just might save us from ourselves. It’s about the power of whispering rather than shouting; tenderness and love erasing violence and terror. It’s about embracing, not suppressing, one’s unique qualities – in order to hone them into talent and skill. Newt Scamander is indeed the hero who we need right now, and Rowling is the storyteller we need now more than ever.

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Joe Alwyn, portraying Billy Lynn, in a scene from the film, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” (Courtesy of Sony Pictures / Sony Pictures)

THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016

Movie review: Film technology a key part of ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

Visionary director Ang Lee can shift between intimate, character-driven dramas and spectacle-driven smashes that push the boundaries of cinematic language, and often, he achieves both. Coming off the success of the 3-D technical marvel “Life of Pi,” for which he took home a best directing Oscar, Lee has set even loftier goals for his experiments with cinematic visuals, which he has applied to the adaptation of the Iraq war novel “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”

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Jim Kershner

Jim Kershner

Paul Turner

Paul Turner

The Slice: It would have been playing during Expo ’74

Like countless others, I have long admired the 1974 movie “Chinatown.” I like the writing, the musical score, the acting, the story – you name it. But the film occasionally makes me wonder. There’s that famous ending line – “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.”


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