Arts & Culture

Big band music

The Glenn Miller Orchestra will play its timeless music at the Seaside Pavilion in Old Orchard Beach on Tuesday evening, July 30 at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $14. $19 the day of the show.  If you have never been to this beautiful outdoor amphitheater, you are in for a special treat.  Location is 8 6th St. just off Union Ave. from the Salvation Army church.  Hassle-free parking is provided at the Loranger Middle School and OOB High School parking lots with free shuttle bus service before and after the show. Handicap accessible parking is available on site. Tel. 934-2024. www.seasidepavilion.org.  

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I think many of us are past the point of considering social media a ‘new’ marketing channel. Businesses of all kinds are participating on Facebook, Twitter and more.

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Movies: "The Bling Ring"

Movies: "The Bling Ring"

 

“Let’s go to Paris.  I want to rob.”

 

When misfit high schooler Marc (Israel Broussard) gets this text on his phone, he knows just where he and his new best friend Rebecca (Katie Chang) are headed.  Not to gay Paree, but to the home of Paris Hilton, who conveniently leaves the front door key under the mat.  There, surrounded by adulatory photos of Ms. Hilton herself, they will help themselves to her high-fashion clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry, and maybe twirl around the stripper pole in the model’s “nightclub room.”

Movies: "Despicable Me 2"

Movies: "Despicable Me 2"

You’ve got to love the fact that “Despicable Me 2” unhorsed “The Lone Ranger” at the box office.  Disney -- the godfather of animated movies -- trumped by an animated movie!  (Of course, the mouse house has also had a number of hits this summer, thanks in large part to its Marvel Comics franchise.)

I loved the original “Despicable Me” with its soft-hearted villain Gru (Steve Carell), whose plot to steal the moon is undone by three cute li’l orphan girls.  (I’ve been wondering about his name:  is it short for Gruesome, or perhaps a sly reference to the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence service?  Certainly, Gru’s odd accent has more than a hint of Russkya in it, along with maybe a little Yiddish.)

Movies: "The East"

Movies: "The East"

So here’s a low-key thriller about eco-terrorism with none of the usual car chases, explosions and gruesome murders.  

Sounds refreshing, doesn’t it?  What makes it even more unusual is that it was produced by the brothers Scott (Ridley and Tony), best known for their high-impact action movies (“Black Hawk Down,” “Man on Fire,” etc.).

 

Arundel Barn Playhouse-Chicago

Arundel Barn Playhouse-Chicago

 In Chicago’s roaring 20’s, Roxie Hart murders her faithless lover, is convicted and sent to death row where she and Velma Kelly, another merry murderess, vie for the public spotlight.  Add Billy Flynn, a smarmy lawyer, Warden Mama Morton and the female inmates of death row, Amos Hart and Mary Sunshine to these real life 1924 criminal cases of women, betrayed and catapulted to celebrity fame. Wild music, bootleg gin and razzle dazzle make this All American musical an exhilarating evening of live theatre.

Performances Tuesday through Saturday at 8 pm and Wednesday matinees at 2 pm. Additional Sunday evening July 7 at 8 pm and Saturday matinee July 13 at 2 pm. Tickets range from $32 to $39. Group rates available. For prepaid reservations & information, call  (207) 985-5552.or visit www.arundelbarnplayhouse.com. For special events, see our website.