With the release of Jon M. Chu’s “In the Heights” and a revitalization of the movie musical, it is worth looking at the history of musicals and some of the best that Hollywood has offered over the decades.
A musical conceived by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, “In the Heights” follows bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos) through his daily life in New York’s largely Dominican Washington Heights neighborhood.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo came and went last weekend, and while there are veritable boatloads of game reveals I could break down, it seems more prudent to discuss a game shown in a nearly complete state.
First Interstate Center for the Arts announced this morning that legendary country star Dwight Yoakam will take the stage on Sept. 19 downtown, and tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ticketswest.com.
Based on Mark Frost’s 2002 book of the same name, “The Greatest Game Ever Played” follows the young life of golf champion Francis Ouimet (Shia LaBeouf), who made history as the first amateur player to win the U.S. Open.
The annual music event was all-virtual last year due to the pandemic, but musicians were back on the streets Monday playing for a good cause. Playing chamber music on a street corner comes with some acoustical challenges.
Shuttered Venues Operator grants have been delayed, which impacts a number of local venues. They are waiting on help from Congress so they can start to rehire staff, plan shows and take the next steps to reopening.
Summer is on the horizon – the first day is next Sunday – and the features staff at The Spokesman-Review is looking forward to getting outside and spending time with friends, family and the community.
Ned Beatty, the Oscar-nominated character actor who in half a century of American movies, including “Deliverance,” “Network” and “Superman,” was a booming, indelible presence in even the smallest parts, has died.
Ferris alum Alec Cutter's short film "Nando" premieres at New York's Tribeca Film Festival. The work, which is about a Brazilian boy who lives in a hardscrabble neighborhood across from Rio's soccer stadium, is a compelling, hopeful project.
“Blindspotting” – Inspired by the acclaimed 2018 indie film from Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, this new dramedy follows Ashley (“Hamilton” alum Jasmine Cephas Jones), whose life in Oakland, California, is thrown into disarray.
Like her Nina character in “In the Heights,” Leslie Grace says she's struggled to fit in as an Afro-Latino woman and artist. “All the time,” the 26-year-old singer said in an interview with the Associated Press.
Before his blockbuster Founding Fathers remix “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda burst onto the scene with his Tony-winning ode to his hometown, the musical “In the Heights,” set in the gentrifying Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights.
In 2012, filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour became the first woman to direct a feature film in Saudi Arabia when she made “Wadjda,” a terrifically entertaining movie about a girl who enters a Koran recitation competition to raise funds for a bicycle.
Butch Vig is one of the most humble icons in music. The drummer from Garbage, which is releasing its latest album, "No Gods, No Masters," on Friday, produced Nirvana's "Nevermind," which altered the musical and pop culture landscape.
The music and story of Sandpoint artist Queen Bonobo (Maya Goldblum) are characterized by frequent and significant change. On her latest EP, “Sail From This Life,” jazz and folk unite for a dynamic and diverse sound.
"The Are You for Real Tour," the moniker of Trey Kenney's 2020 tour, was torpedoed by COVID-19. The jaunt, which was slated to commence March 11, was iced, but Kennedy continued to rack up big social media numbers.
"Love in the Time of Covid" is one of the most compelling and inventive songs of the pandemic. The quirky tune is accompanied by a visually stimulating video, but that shouldn't be surprising since the song was crafted by Danny Elfman.
Northwest BachFest will celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Mozart on a Summer’s Eve” over the course of two “Magical Musical Evenings” beginning at 7 p.m. July 20 and with a repeat performance at 7 p.m. July 21.
Before "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda created a Tony-winning stage musical set in the predominantly Latino Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu takes the helm for the big screen.
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