REVIEW: “Hail, Caesar” was an enjoyable comedy

REVIEW: “Hail, Caesar” was an enjoyable comedy

“Hail, Caesar” is something of a critic’s dream: a movie about movies from an era of great movies. It’s directed by Joel and E...

February 8th, 2016 |  


REVIEW: “Kung Fu Panda 3” was enjoyable

REVIEW: “Kung Fu Panda 3” was enjoyable

I wasn’t crazy about “Kung Fu Panda” in 2008, but I loved “Kung Fu Panda 2” in 2011. So I had high hopes for “Kung...

February 7th, 2016 |  


REVIEW: Too much Kevin Hart in “Ride Along 2”

REVIEW: Too much Kevin Hart in “Ride Along 2”

Back in 2014, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart made the idiotic comedy “Ride Along.” The film followed a familiar “hardboiled cop and pesky s...

January 25th, 2016 |  



AU music releases spring schedule of events; first event set for Jan. 24

The Department of Music at Ashland University has released its spring 2016 schedule of events, which includes several instrumental and vocal recitals,...

January 15th, 2016 |  


REVIEW: “The Revenant” is beautiful, harrowing, mesmerizing

REVIEW: “The Revenant” is beautiful, harrowing, mesmerizing

Last week I wrote that “The Hateful Eight” was “quite possibly the best film of 2015.” I made sure to say “quite possibl...

January 14th, 2016 |  


The Fun Center Chordsmen Hall of Fame inducts 2015 Class

The Fun Center Chordsmen Hall of Fame inducts 2015 Class

The Fun Center Chordsmen Hall of Fame (COHF) recently inducted the 2015 class. To be eligible for CHOF, the member must have been a previous Barbersho...

January 10th, 2016 |  


REVIEW: Tarantino fans will enjoy “The Hateful Eight”

REVIEW: Tarantino fans will enjoy “The Hateful Eight”

The good news about “The Hateful Eight” is that I, a huge fan of director Quentin Tarantino, think he’s done it again. And everybody...

January 4th, 2016 |  


Ventriloquist comedienne Lynn Trefzger to appear at Marion Palace Theatre

Ventriloquist comedienne Lynn Trefzger to appear at Marion Palace Theatre

The Palace Cultural Arts Association will present ventriloquist comedienne Lynn Trefzger 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Marion Palace Theatre.Call 740-383-2101...

December 28th, 2015 |  


REVIEW: “Daddy’s Home” repeats same formula

REVIEW: “Daddy’s Home” repeats same formula

The latter half of 2015 brings us two new releases that easily have the potential to be the most annoying films of the year. They are “Alvin and...

December 28th, 2015 |  


REVIEW: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is a fun movie

REVIEW: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is a fun movie

George Lucas always intended “Star Wars” to be nine-part series. Episodes IV-VI came out in the 70’s and 80’s. The poorly-rece...

December 23rd, 2015 |