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A&E >  Entertainment

Eight films that raise us up: From ‘Princess Bride’ to ‘Life Is Beautiful,’ these big-screen movies lift the human spirit

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 22, 2021

Movies are all about emotions. Positive ones, negative ones and everything in between. We’re entertained and enthralled by movies because we’re so emotionally invested in these stories and characters. And given everything going on in the world right now, we could all use some of those positive emotions that only movies can provide.
A&E >  Entertainment

Keep Music Live announces application for relief grants

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

Keep Music Live, a fundraising campaign that raises money to support small, independently owned venues in Washington in the time of COVID-19, has announced the application for relief grants is now open. The application period, which opened Tuesday, will close on Feb. 2 at 11:59 p.m. PT. 
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‘No Man’s Land’ skillfully executed, but the message is muddled

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

For director Conor Allyn, making films has always been a family affair. He got his start helming action movies in Indonesia produced by his father, former Dallas political consultant Rob Allyn, and now has 11 features under his belt. Father and son also served as producers on Mexico’s Academy Awards submission this year.

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‘Scarface’ meets Indian caste system in ‘The White Tiger’

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

Animals abound in Ramin Bahrani’s “The White Tiger,” a wild and rollicking adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel. Animals are how our protagonist, Balram (Adarsh Gourav, in a chameleonic performance), makes sense of the world into which he’s born: an oppressively hierarchical Indian society.
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Neo-noir ‘12 Hour Shift’ is a fun, unsavory ride

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

“12 Hour Shift” brings us a world populated by mundane, shoot-the-breeze small talk floating on the surface of a sourly sinister plot. We find Mandy (Angela Bettis) sitting on the curb outside a hospital smoking a cigarette in preparation for her double as a night nurse. Her chatty co-worker comments on Mandy’s thin physique.
A&E >  Movies

Stream on Demand: ‘The White Tiger’ flips the ‘Slumdog’ storyline

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

Anna Paquin plays the top spin doctor at a London public relations firm in “Flack: Season 1” (TV-14), a dramedy filled with bad behavior and the brilliant women who cover it up by destroying other lives … including their own. Lydia Wilson, Rebecca Benson and Sophie Okonedo co-star in the British production.
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Bandsintown launches subscription service offering exclusive live concerts

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

If you had wanted to know last January when your favorite band was coming to town, or which artists were expected to grace Spokane with a concert, you probably would have looked it up. And, in all likelihood, you would have ended up on bandsintown.com, which for years has been a central medium for connecting artists to audiences.
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Morgan Wallen’s new double album feels about 19 songs too long

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021

Social media is a dumping ground for our epiphanies, so that's where Daniel Ek unloaded his latest eureka on Tuesday. "I have come to realize that much in the world tend(s) to be correlated to how we see time," the Spotify CEO and corporate philosopher wrote on Twitter. "Many things that appear illogical can make perfect sense."
A&E >  Art

MAC is now open for private visits

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 14, 2021

In accordance with the first phase of Gov. Jay Inslee's reopening plan, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is now open for private visits. On Tuesdays through Saturdays, a group of as many as six people from the same household can visit the MAC for 50 minutes. Visits begin at 10 a.m., with the last visit at 4 p.m.