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"The Wizard of Oz" is the beloved tale in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home that has been entertaining audiences for generations.

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I generally miss the films that won prizes for the best features in the fest como casi siempre by the secret jury I don't think people even realize are part of the festival. That has always been a bone of contention for me considering we don't know who the jury is. What can be said is that t…

The Lansdowne Folk Club will present the Stable Shakers, a progressive Americana band with inter-tangling influences of folk, jazz and country western themes, Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne.

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By the end of day seven I was 18 films deep. There's no prize at the end of the festival awarded to the person who sees the most films, but I try to see as many as I can at one time. The festival is the event that affords me to see about half of the movies I see in any one year. During a bat…

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Oh man, how great it is to have liked almost everything you've seen after days of viewings! By the end of day six I had seen a meager 14 films - trust, people are at, or over 20 films already - and liked all but one of them. I haven't had this consecutive level of positive reception to any o…

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Work got the better of me as day two of the Philadelphia Film Fest started. I was trying to nail down a feature for a weekend issue before heading out to catch some flicks. 

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The Media Theatre, located at 104 E. State St. in Media, has "Sweeney Todd" as its 2018-19 Broadway Series Season opener through Oct. 28.

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WEST CHESTER — The smiling bride and groom looked radiant recently at Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast. Annmarie Kelly and Joseph Eagle were about to tie the knot for the seventh time, standing before an audience of about 20 friends and family members.  They chose the wedding date because their 30th anniversary was Sept. 24, and they wanted their nuptials on the weekend, closest to the date. If it seems confusing that the couple was married seven times, yet just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary, that's because they have wed and re-wed every five years throughout their marriage, following discussion, negotiations, a new five-year plan and a renewed commitment.

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Welcome to ‘Seven in Seven,’ where each Friday we’ll be taking a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

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Operation Finale (2018, directed by Chris Weitz. USA, in English/Spanish/German/French (with subtitles), Color, 123 minutes) To put it directly, “Operation Finale” is, at worst, a trite over-glamorization of a historical event by Hollywood , and a poor man’s “Argo” at best. “Argo” wasn’t tha…

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Support the Girls (2018, directed by Andrew Bujalski. U.S.A., English, Color, 90 minutes). We all need a boss like Lisa, the general manager of a Hooters-esque sports bar and grill in “Support the Girls”. As her life and the restaurant slowly start to crumble beneath her she keeps a smile on…

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Skate Kitchen (2018, directed by Crystal Moselle. U.S.A., in English/Spanish (subtitles), Color, 106 minutes). “Skate Kitchen” is a New York City-based coming-of-age film that centers around a group of (mostly) good-hearted, skateboarding girls as they weave their way in and out of self-refl…

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UPPER DARBY>> Hundreds of students from around the area fill the Upper Darby High School every summer, not for summer school, for the arts. They move en masse to various areas of the school’s endless maze of hallways, stairwells and classrooms to simultaneously prep for three upcoming …

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One of the biggest challenges new moms face: feeding the whole family. When Lansdale native Aurora Satler welcomed a son, she made “wonderful purees for him” but sometimes forgot to nourish herself. “I was starting to think that this has to be easier, and everyone has to eat,” recalled the c…

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Jazz/pop singer, musician, composer, actor and occasional talk show host Harry Connick Jr. is so active with the schedule for his “A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration” Tour that he had only a small window of time to take a few questions by email.

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Incredibles 2 (2018, directed by Brad Bird. USA, English, Color, 118 minutes) Fourteen years ago “The Incredibles” blew up the silver screen with an original story about a superhero family and what would happen if their powers to fight were no longer wanted. It provided a fresh angle that ad…