New this week
Identity Thief: Mild-mannered businessman Sandy Patterson travels from Denver to Miami to confront the deceptively harmless-looking woman who has been living it up after stealing Sandy's identity. Rated R for sexual content and language. (GT9)
Shun Li and the Poet: A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon. No MPAA rating. (SB)
Side Effects: Emily and Martin are a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist — intended to treat anxiety — has unexpected side effects. Rated R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language. (HOR)
Information is based on data available at press time from Traverse City area Carmike theaters (GT9, HOR), and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY)
New this week
Night Life Calendar: 07/18/2014
What's happening after dark in northern Michigan:Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 07/18/2014
New this week — Begin Again: A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents. Rated R for language. (HOR)Continued ...
Arts & Entertainment in Brief: 07/18/2014
TSO at Commons; Art exhibition opening; Mulebone at Music Fest. (Plus more)Continued ...
Film Fest ticket sales 'ahead of last year'
Bob and Eleanor Miller got their Traverse City Film Festival tickets early this year as sponsors of one of the films.Continued ...
Singing in 'Land of Delight': Lelanders gather for century-old tradition
Andy Palmer may have “the world’s worst voice” but for eight hours each summer he raises it in song alongside generations of Lelanders.Continued ...
Sick Puppies hit TC stage
A kind gesture turned into just the break Sick Puppies needed. The three-piece band formed in 1997 and achieved some success at home in Australia. But nearly a decade later, they had no record deal and were working odd jobs to stay afloat.Continued ...
Stars — present and future — align at Interlochen
Jack Schneider, 17, loaded up on big-name concert tickets during his session at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. He'd heard that the school's Kresge Auditorium is an "intimate, great place" to see the world's best musicians.Continued ...
- Friday, July 11, 2014
Arts & Entertainment in Brief: 07/11/2014
Harry Goldson concert; Cabaret 2014; Artists’ Market. (Plus more)Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 07/11/2014
New this week — Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.Continued ...
- Night Life Calendar: 07/11/2014
Music duo Insane Clown Posse loses gang lawsuit
The federal government can't be blamed for any fallout from a 2011 FBI report that put a gang tag on fans of the music group Insane Clown Posse, a judge said.Continued ...
- Thursday, July 10, 2014
Traverse City has a new anthem
Sunrise, cherries, good food and better people are a winning combination, says The Hacky Turtles — this year's winner of the Traverse City Tourism Song Search.Continued ...
Return to bliss
You know a festival is special when a musician makes a point to return, year after year, for more than 30 years. Mark Schrock of Madcat Midnight Blues Journey this weekend makes his 34th return to Blissfest Music Festival.Continued ...
TSO takes it outside
Say “outdoor concert” to an orchestra manager and you’ll likely see the multi-tasker cringe. Performing en plein air is notoriously fraught with disaster — from wind, rain and humidity that can hamper players and their instruments’ tonality, to audience distractions like rustling leaves and road noise.Continued ...
West Michigan's Ballard kicks off summer tour with No. 1 single
It took West Michigan’s Frankie Ballard 10 years of nose-to-the-grindstone work in the music business to land his first No. 1 hit on the Billboard and Mediabase country charts.Continued ...
- Friday, July 4, 2014
Arts & Entertainment in Brief: 07/04/2014
Village Voices concert; John Lennon tribute; Quilt show. (Plus more)Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 07/04/2014
New this week — A Hard Day’s Night: 50th anniversary restored - A ‘typical’ day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs. Rated G. (BAY)Continued ...
- Night Life Calendar: 07/04/2014
- Thursday, July 3, 2014
Nothing for teens to do at Cherry Fest? Think again
Sabrina Eisner attended the National Cherry Festival for the first time last year and enjoyed it enough to postpone her traditional summer trip to the West Coast until after the festival this year. Still, she doesn’t believe the festival offers enough for teens.Continued ...
Singer, actress stars in 'Bella Musica'
Monica Spencer didn’t make the cut as one of this year’s National Cherry Festival Queen finalists. And it’s probably just as well.Continued ...
Rick Chyme: Grand Rapids hip hop hero and master collaborator
Rick Chyme may qualify as rap’s star athlete. The award-winning Grand Rapids musician has emerged as one of the most prolific, innovative, intensely collaborative and respected hip-hop artists in West Michigan, one who credits the sport of basketballContinued ...
- Friday, June 20, 2014
Arts & Entertainment in Brief: 06/20/2014
Opera a la Carte; Elvis tribute at Pavilions; Betty Who performs. (Plus more)Continued ...
Movie Capsules: 06/20/2014
New this week — Jersey Boys: The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Rated R for language throughout. (HOR)Continued ...
- Night Life Calendar: 06/20/2014
Council votes to put art in trust
The Detroit City Council on Monday unanimously reaffirmed its approval of placing valuable works of art threatened by the city’s bankruptcy into a charitable trust.Continued ...
- Night Life Calendar: 07/18/2014