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  • ‘Split’ is as solid as Shyamalan’s films ever are

    The Philly filmmaker, M. Knight Shyamalan, has a new hit. Add “Split” with James McAvoy to his list of horror and fantasy films. They include “The Sixth Sense” with Bruce Willis, “Signs” with Mel Gibson, “The Village” with Joaquin Phoenix, .

  • ‘Love and Information,’ murder mystery and more

    Someone can’t get a signal. Someone won’t answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone’s not ready to talk. Someone is her brother’s mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone .

  • New DVDs for February a diverse bunch

    The recent movies scheduled for release on DVD this month are a cryptic batch. But they aren’t, generally speaking, without interest. For example, “Arrival” is a movie about outer space aliens teaching Amy Adams their language so that she .

  • ‘A Monster Calls’ is a great entertainment bargain

    “A Monster Calls” is powerful, original, and technically superior. And it didn’t play in the local first-run house. Instead it is showing out at Seth Childs Cinema for $2 a ticket. Director J.A. Bayona worked from a script by .

  • Enjoy thriller ‘Nocturnal Creatures’ in familiar comfort

    We had more than one reason to feel good about going to see a movie at the Seth Childs 12-plex. For one thing, we felt welcome there. The popcorn was free on this particular Friday night. The old managerial faces .

  • K-State troupe presents ‘Love and Information’

    The audience obviously had a good time in K-State’s plush Purple Masque last Thursday. It was the first night of a production of the always surprising Caryl Churchill’s “Love and Information,” a 2012 play. And Prof. David Mackay’s .

  • Strecker-Nelson Gallery owners sing ‘Swan Song’ Nelson1

    After more than 100 shows at the Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Barbara and Jay Nelson have one more in them. The Nelsons are displaying their last exhibit, “Swan Song,” at the gallery until April 1 when Alyn and Kevin West take over ownership of .

  • ‘Love and Information,’ musical auditions and more

    SUNDAY Master dance class featuring Dena Rizzo, 2-4 p.m. Rizzo, known as the “Queen of Hip-Hop,” offers a master class. Nichols Hall. MONDAY Columbian Theatre Auditions: “High School Musical,” 6 p.m. For information and parts, visit columbiantheatre. com. Columbian .

  • ‘Odd Squad’ plays McCain for the kids

    “Odd Squad” is a television series for youngish children. It is produced in part by The Fred Rogers Company. You remember Mr. Rogers, who wanted to be your neighbor? The series appears in the U.S. on PBS. You see, .

  • Audience enjoys another Russian ballet troupe

    It is dependable. A ballet performed by a touring Russian company will appear on the calendar of K-State’s McCain Auditorium, a large crowd will purchase tickets, and those of us who attend will go home having seen a solid .

  • Faculty members join forces in library program

    Four members of the Kansas State University music faculty joined forces Friday evening, January 27, to offer a nearly full-house library Hemisphere Room audience a varied sampling of the chamber works of the American composer Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867-1944). Billed .

  • New film ‘XXX’ has plenty of action

    In one of the few pauses from action in the new film “XXX: Return of Xander Cage,” rap star and movie mogul Ice T is shown alongside a classic GTO muscle car. The car is not so much shown as .


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