Rocketman

Rocketman Film Review by Steve Duffy – Rocketman has Oscar written all over it! ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story – set to…

5 Questions: Ronald Bell of Kool & the Gang

To purchase tickets to see Kool & the Gang at the Lynn Auditorium on June 2nd visit www.lynnauditorium.com 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Kool & the Gang, officially launched in 1969, after performing for five years under various band titles, has influenced the music of three generations and, at the age…

Aladdin

Film review by Steve Duffy – Aladdin A street rat frees a genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince in order to marry a beautiful princess. But soon, an evil sorcerer becomes hell-bent on securing the lamp for his own sinister purposes. I know it is…

5 Questions: Justin Spencer of Recycled Percussion

5 Questions: Justin Spencer 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – You may have seen them impressing the judges on America’s Got Talent, or even seen them perform in Las Vegas or maybe as they opened the 2017 Super Bowl or on their new TV show “Chaos & Kindness”! Maybe, just maybe, you…

A Dog’s Journey

Film review by Steve Duffy – This sequel to the 2017, A Dog’s Purpose, which is based on a book by W. Bruce Cameron, is a sentimental dog treat.  Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) is living the good life on the Michigan farm of his “boy,” Ethan (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan’s wife Hannah (Marg…

Interview with Mud Morganfield, son of Muddy Waters

Mud Morganfield will be at 9 Wallis in Beverly Saturday, May 18, 2019, doors 7pm. By Blake Maddux – Blues aficionados will instantly recognize that Larry Morganfield’s last name is the same as the real one of one of the 20th century’s most venerated musicians. The fact he performs under the name Mud Morganfield should…

5 Questions: Kristina Kuzmic

Kuzmic in Donut Slippers

To purchase tickets to see Kristina Kuzmic May 17th at the Lynn Auditorium visit, www.lynnauditorium.com 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Kristina Kuzmic is a cheerleader for her fellow humans. It’s not something she ever anticipated doing, but after immigrating to America from Croatia during the war in her homeland and later…

May at Lynn Museum / LynnArts

May Day: An international labor poster exhibit Stephen Lewis’s new exhibit of labor posters  will open on Wednesday, May 1st.  Mr. Lewis, a former union executive, has been collecting these posters for almost 30 years and will be displaying about 50 of his favorites. Don’t miss this interesting exhibit. It runs from May 1st through…

Long Shot

Long Shot Film review by Steve Duffy – Who would have thought that Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron would make the perfect pair? Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and…

5 Questions: Bernadette Peters

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Throughout her illustrious career, three-time Tony Award recipient Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. She also enjoys a career which boasts an impressive list of television credits, including Amazon Prime’s highly popular “Mozart…

Saxophonist Deric Dyer Coming to 9 Wallis

Interview by Blake Maddux – When asked if he always planned to make a living as a saxophone player, Deric Dyer replies, “I don’t think that most musicians think about that. Because if you really did think about it, you’d be nuts to take this up.” Luckily, Dyer didn’t let any second-guessing stop him from…

5 Questions: Richard Pryor, Jr.

5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Richard Pryor, Jr Announces the Publication of IN A PRYOR LIFE: Richard, Jr.’s self-proclaimed “Freakish Life” paralleled his famous father’s and namesake in many ways. A Peoria whorehouse, abuse, alcohol and drug addition, as well as frequent bad decisions. However, he survived. And that’s what his…

Disneynature’s Penguins

Disneynature’s Penguins Film review by Steve Duffy – Disneynature’s all-new feature film Penguins is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for…