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A Musical for the Masses

Premiering in 1928, Bertolt Brecht’s “The Threepenny Opera” brought a tale of crime and corruption to theatergoers. The German “play with music” focuses on the relationships between and how they interact with society. Years later, it would continue to inspire pop culture, such as Bobby Darin’s jazz rendition of its song “Mack the Knife” in…

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Double Exposure: ‘Network’ (1976)

Half-drama, half-satire, “Network” is the perfect response to a television-saturated society. Penned by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, it is the ultimate comment on mass media — as told by mass media. The beginning of the film introduces the protagonist, a renowned, middle-aged news division president named Max Schumacher (William Holden). He is…

Arts and Entertainment Calendar — Feb. 21, 2020

The Threepenny Opera 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28-29, March 6-7, 3 p.m., March 1, 8; SCC Theater Set in the dark underbelly of 1800’s London, The Threepenny Opera follows the story of Macheath (Mack the Knife) in a thrilling tale of greed, love, crime and survival. Based on The Beggar’s Opera, this biting satire brings the…

Valentine’s Day for the Disaffected

Chocolate, wine and roses are nice, but it’s 2020 and a new decade calls for a new tradition. For those sick and tired of heart-shaped candies and raspberry flavors, here are some wacky ways to show your special someone a little love this February. OK Boomer Three drag stars square off in this multi-generational dating…

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Double Exposure: ‘Mannix’ (1967-1975)

The late 60s was not only a great time for film, but for television, too. When "Mannix” hit the airwaves, it was the perfect storm of action-packed fight sequences and crime- solving. Mike Connors portrayed the show’s title character, Joe Mannix, who maintained a calm, cool and collected demeanor paired with expert combat abilities. “Mannix”…

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The Winning Front

Director Sam Mendes takes audiences into the trenches in his new wartime masterpiece “1917.” Set in the midst of World War I, British Lance Corporals Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay) are entrusted with the task of delivering orders to an isolated infantry battalion to prevent its 1,600 members from walking into a German…

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Double Exposure: “Wait Until Dark” (1967)

Think of Audrey Hepburn, and images of 1950s glamour and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” may come to mind. But in 1967, she was dropped into an unexpected world of hurt as Susy Hendrix in Terence Young’s “Wait Until Dark,” a frightening thriller about a doll containing heroin that finds itself in the wrong hands. It all…

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Christmas Classics

Christmas movies are a genre of their own. If you’re looking forward to sitting down for holiday-themed films, the following list could aid your efforts in selecting this year’s lineup, with choices ranging from classic to lesser-known movies — as well as their perfect pairings for any double feature desires you may have. “It’s a…

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