Tuesday - September 17, 2019

Entertainment News

Illustrator, writer Lynda Barry will speak on artistic creativity - Fri, 13 Sep 2019
While a mix of creativity and comics might suggest a family-friendly atmosphere — and as always, that depends on the family — Tuesday's appearance by writer, illustrator, playwright and editor Lynda Barry might not be for more delicate tastes.In a statement that ponders why people crave art, Barry concludes with "Please note: There will be swear words, party tricks, and jokes about balls.""What It Is: A Talk on Creativity" by Lynda Barry," [...]

In ‘Biggest Little Farm,’ a journey back to the land - Mon, 09 Sep 2019
The Bama Art House movie for Tuesday, "The Biggest Little Farm," is a documentary with the title, and much of the rosy fantasy, of a picture book. John and Molly Chester didn’t, like Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, buy a zoo. But they got start-up investors to help them purchase a 213-acre farm just north of Los Angeles.“Not just any farm,” John says of their ambitions for an old-school, biodiverse plot. “We’re talking about something out of a [...]

List of music, films, plays on the calendar for September - Thu, 29 Aug 2019
In song, September is typically a melancholy baby, indicative of a turning-down of the years, metaphor for slowing life in middle ages and beyond.Kurt Weill's plaintive "September Song" crooned "the days dwindle down to a precious few." Bookending the allegorial "The Fantastics," elegiac ballad "Try to Remember" recalls Septembers "when life was slow and oh so mellow." The Happenings' 1966 Top 10 hit "See You in September" begs "There is danger in the summer moon above/Will I see [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: In pursuit of terrific trivia - Fri, 13 Sep 2019
Omnia dicta fortiora si dicta Latina.For those whose one Latin class was miles away, like me, that means, roughly "Everything sounds more impressive in Latin."Example: Gal ardentiaque mea est. Gal tui non doodly recumbo.Translation: "My gal is red hot. Your gal ain't doodly squat."Today's gal-challenge arrives from 1955, via Billy "The Kid" Emerson, cutting his composition "Red Hot" at a place in Memphis called Sun Records.You might have heard of it. [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: Who’s playing and what’s happening - Fri, 13 Sep 2019
LOCAL MUSICTHURSDAYKung Fu Gripp: 6:30–8:30 p.m., The Lookout Rooftop Bar, 111 Greensboro Ave., Hotel Indigo.Patrick O'Sullivan, Tom Rathe, Adam Ingram: 8 p.m., Druid City Brewing Co., 607 14th St., Parkview Plaza. 342-0051. www.druidcitybrewing.com/events.Patrick Cooper: 10 p.m., Egan's Bar, 1229 University Blvd.FRIDAYFarmer's [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: Druid City Music Festival still getting its bearings - Thu, 29 Aug 2019
Tuscaloosa takes its time. Everyone knows this, though I'm not sure anyone's pinned down exactly why. But it's a known factor, that Tuscaloosa, and Tuscaloosans, don't jump at new opportunities, in the main. We're a walk-up town, a day-of-show sale, a wait-and-see the weather and the mood, hold off to scent the aroma of fried foods.The first Druid City Music Festival, and I think it's reasonable to say, it won't be the last, drew crowds out last Friday and Saturday, though [...]

REVIEW: 'It Chapter Two' keeps up the scares, but loses sight of the Losers Club - Thu, 05 Sep 2019
Pulling off "It Chapter Two" is an almost impossibly tall order. Following up "It," the first installment in the evil clown saga, director Andy Muschietti has to balance loyalty to Stephen King’s crazy, 1,138-page tome, as well as to the kooky 1990 made-for-TV miniseries starring Tim Curry. Now add the fan factor: the nostalgic original fans, and the rabid new generation of fans the circus-sized 2017 hit garnered. For Muschietti and writer Gary Dauberman, the way to solve the [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: Who’s playing and what’s happening - Thu, 29 Aug 2019
LOCAL MUSICFRIDAYKen McGuire: pianist, 6 p.m., no cover, The Side By Side restaurant, 2410 University Blvd. 561-5500. www.thesidebysiderestaurant.com.MissUsed: 10 p.m., Rhythm & Brews. www.rhythmnbrews.com.SATURDAYThe Ninth Annual Johnny Shines Blues Festival: 9 a.m.-10 p.m., $10 in advance, $15 at the door, [...]

True Queen Constance Zimmer Is Joining Shameless to Cause Trouble for One of the Gallaghers - Mon, 16 Sep 2019
The Gallaghers have yet another new face to contend with when Shameless returns for Season 10 this fall. Constance Zimmer will be joining the series for a recurring guest arc, TV Guide has learned, and [...]

Vikings' Alexander Ludwig Is Ready to Fight Stephen Amell in Starz's Heels - Mon, 16 Sep 2019
Stephen Amell will definitely be picking on someone his own size in his first post-Arrow role. [...]

WWE's Power Move to Pit NXT Against AEW Is Actually Good for Wrestling - Mon, 16 Sep 2019
The most compelling storyline of the fall TV season is happening inside the squared circle: A pair of pro wrestling companies are about to engage in an old-fashioned timeslot battle that is nearly two decades in the making.When [...]

Grey's Anatomy Is Having a Charmed Reunion in Season 16 - Mon, 16 Sep 2019
A Charmed reunion is coming to Grey's Anatomy this fall! Two of the former Halliwell sisters, Alyssa Milano and [...]