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The Galveston County Daily News: Entertainment

January 18, 2017

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MLK celebrations galore this weekend in Galveston County

This weekend, there is a plethora of Martin Luther King Jr. events to help celebrate the national holiday, which will be observed Monday across the nation and Galveston County.

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Thursday 01/12/2017
Clear Creek ISD students set to make sweet harmony Saturday
Posted: January 12, 2017

Students and staff in the visual and performing arts departments across Clear Creek Independent School District will come together for the district’s second annual performance of the Choral Masterworks Concert set for 5 p.m. Saturday at University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, in Houston.

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'Patriots Day:' Scenes of chaos that feels exploitative
Posted: January 12, 2017

Not the movie itself, but what director Peter Berg, and in part Mark Wahlberg, are doing feels exploitative, taking tragedies and turning a profit. That being said, “Patriots Day” (opening months after their Deepwater Horizon collaboration) showcases what Berg and his team does best, deliver thrilling scenes of chaos.

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Thursday 01/05/2017
'A Monster Calls' touches on bullying, cancer and coming of age
Posted: January 05, 2017

In his first film since Oscar-nominated “The Impossible,” (coincidentally my favorite movie of 2012), J.A. Bayona continues his theme on suffering. Using mixed media of CGI characters, watercolor animation and live action, “A Monster Calls” is an emotional journey, perhaps even a tool for young people to cope with loss. There are many themes that run deep in Patrick Ness’ screenplay, based on a book he helped complete after the author’s own passing. A busy film that touches on bullying, cancer, parental separation and, of course, coming of age. Newcomer MacDougall (“Pan”) is surrounded by grade A supporting talent including Oscar nominee Jones (“Rogue One”), the iconic Weaver (“Chappie”) and the commanding voice behind the monster, Neeson.

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Pops concert set for Sunday
Posted: January 05, 2017

The Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s pops concert Sunday will include a performance by a Mariachi band. The symphony’s music director, Trond Saeverud, talked about the program.

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Twelfth Night at Moody Mansion
Posted: January 05, 2017

The centuries-old tradition, The Twelfth Night of Christmas, will be celebrated with wassail, king cake and holiday tunes by the Galveston College Community Chorale at 7 p.m. at the historic Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway, in Galveston.

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Dancing, live music and more
Posted: January 05, 2017

Now that the holidays are out of the way and cooler weather is in the forecast, things are tending to slow down a little bit as far as big events are concerned. However, there still are a wide array of events that you should be made aware of.

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Thursday 12/29/2016
'Let's Murder Marsha' debuts Jan. 6 at Bay Area Harbour Playhouse
Posted: December 29, 2016

Twist, turns, comedy and drama abound in Bay Area Harbour Playhouse's comedic thriller "Let's Murder Marsha," which debuts at 8 p.m. Jan. 6 at 3803 state Highway 3 in Dickinson.

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The Galveston Symphony Orchestra welcomes 2017 with pops concert
Posted: December 29, 2016

The Galveston Symphony Orchestra will begin 2017 with a pops concert. Music Director Trond Saeverud talked about the program, the orchestra and the ongoing season.

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'Hidden Figures' a heartwarming, true story
Posted: December 29, 2016

Following his 2014 indie “St. Vincent”, writer/director Theodore Melfi delivers one of 2016’s most heartwarming and rousing true stories. If Taraji P. Henson (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) does snag her second Oscar nomination, along with presumed nominees from “Fences” and “Moonlight,” the Academy might take credit for the diversity reversal, compared with last year’s #Oscarsowhite. The fact is “Hidden Figures,” along with the other films mentioned, are not a product of anything other than dang good filmmaking. This crowd pleaser has all the ingredients I believe a ticket buyer is looking for; an untold true story, honorable performances, equal moments of comedy and heartbreak, all combined in a swell of knowledge and admiration.

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