THE CAR — We all have that song we can't help but belt out in the car when it comes on. All of our inhibitions fly out the window, and we sing at the top of our lungs, even adding choreographed dance moves as other motorists stare in awe and a touch of terror. For me, that tune is "Livin' la Vida Loca," and I'm not ashamed of it.
Prior to “Hamilton” sweeping the Tony Awards, “Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote a piece for the New York Times called “Stop the Bots From Killing Broadway.” Miranda laments that “many people who want to see ‘Hamilton’ can’t.” He also initially — and correctly — attributes the problem to “simple economics: The demand for tickets exceeds the number of seats in the theater on a given night.” But he then proceeds to undermine his own basic premise in a futile attempt to repeal the law of supply and demand.
June 18, 2016|
When families venture into multiplexes to see “Finding Dory,” the follow-up to 2003’s “Finding Nemo,” parents and children will see colorful sea creatures matched to the voices of celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Ed O’Neill. What they won’t see are the animators behind the scenes who consider themselves actors as well.
June 18, 2016|
"RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION" — 2½ stars — Eric Zala, Angela Rodriguez, Chris Strompolos, Kurt Zala, Ted Ross, Alan Stenum, Michael Bales, William Coon, Clay LaGrone, Sam Cummings; not rated; Tower Theater
June 18, 2016|
Sara is a young, single mother living in Moldova. For the last two months she’s been looking for work with no luck. She reads an ad in the local newspaper that’s offering good paying jobs serving in restaurants in Italy. She calls the number and in a matter of weeks she has a passport in one hand and a suitcase in the other. She plans on sending money back to her mother who took charge of her son. Upon arrival to Italy, she is sold to a pimp for $4,000, raped, and beaten. She is then locked ...
June 16, 2016|
THE SKY — Wingsuits don't only make for cool videos, but they're just pretty cool in general. We all have a dream of flying and this is about as close as we can get right now. While most of us wish we had the gumption just to strap one of these suits on and go for the ride of a lifetime. Roberta Mancino had a much grander wish.
Baking won't be the only thing happening at Bloomingcamp Ranch Bake Shop and Farm Stand this summer. Added to its list of fun events will be a number of activities hosted by Gypsy Cowgirl, with the first beginning this Saturday, June 18. A Pickle it! Canning class will be hosted at the ranch beginning at 1 p.m. For additional info on this and other upcoming events visit www.bloomingcampranch.com
Oakdale Police officials anticipate a program for officers to wear body cameras to be in effect within three to four months, according to Interim Police Chief Mike Harden. On Monday, June 6, the city council unanimously approved the purchase of the $43,000 program.