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“Red Sparrow” severely disappoints

“Red Sparrow” severely disappoints

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“Red Sparrow,” how I do dislike thee. Let me count the ways. You take ambitious leaps and for that I cannot fault you, but my gosh do you fall short of whatever you aimed for. The movie (based on a book of the same name by former CIA agent Jason Matthews), directed by Frances Lawrence (“Hunger Ga...

A tale of two swans: Joffrey Ballet’s fresh take on classic ‘Swan Lake’

A tale of two swans: Joffrey Ballet’s fresh take on classic ‘Swan Lake’

Emily Clement

October 19, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

The curtain rose on a spare, but elegant set that appeared to be lit by skylight.  Dancers dressed for rehearsal began to file in, gossiping and stretching.  From there, it was a joyful and theatrical journey through fairytale and fantasy. Read More »...

Joffrey Ballet weaves enchanting tales in season opener ‘Stories in Motion’

Joffrey Ballet weaves enchanting tales in season opener ‘Stories in Motion’

Eden Ames

September 21, 2014


Filed under Arts/Life, Theater

It is a Thursday evening at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, and the hall is hushed by the white­-clothed figure of a woman writhing under projected lights. Her every movement is a heart­-wrenching but bewitching portrayal of anguish and defilement­­ as the heroine — or victi...

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