As I was writing this column, Sony Pictures announced that it would go ahead with a Christmas release of "The Interview," Seth Rogen's comedy about a talk-show host and his producer tasked by the CIA with killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when he grants them an interview. The film is now playing in a couple hundred theaters, including the Savoy 16, and on video on demand.
Music is medicine
Like many of us, I got hit by the flu or a bad cold last week so was unable to go out much. As a result, I felt rather glum. Last Saturday night, I decided to get out of the house, even though I wasn't feeling great yet, because I figured hearing the Traditional Jazz Orchestra at The Iron Post would make me feel better. I was right.
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HOLIDAY LIGHTS AT BUNKER HILL
What: The historic buildings will be lighted for the public to enjoy.
When: 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28 and 31.
Where: Bunker Hill Historic Area, Kennekuk County Park, 22296-A Henning Road, Danville.
More info: Call 442-1691.
Many years ago, I attended a screening of William Wyler's "Ben-Hur" at the Virginia Theatre, where I caught sight of three teenagers who had obviously been dragged there. They were close enough for me to catch snippets of their conversation, and the gist was that this old movie was surely going to be boring, especially because it was nearly four hours long. Its one saving grace?
How is the new Community Supported Art program started by 40 North 88 West going?
As of Wednesday, only one of the 25 shares available had not yet been purchased. Each share was $300; each shareholder will receive works of art by nine local artists.
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
Vatican film a disappointment
Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"