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MEAN GIRLS musical at Fox theater review

Every high school has its version of “mean girls,” a clique of pretty girls who revel in social bullying, which was the subject of Tina Fey’s 2004 movie “Mean Girls.” Now, “Mean Girls,” the Broadway musical version of that coming-of-age comedy, struts into the Fox to make the rules about who is cool and who’s […]

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Cinema St. Louis Announces Retirement in June of Executive Director Cliff Froehlich

Recently announced: A big change for Cinema St. Louis, presenter of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF). After nearly 19 years with Cinema St. Louis (CSL), the arts nonprofit that presents the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) and other annual film festivals and events, executive director Cliff Froehlich has announced his retirement at […]

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2022 Oscar nominations announced

The nominations for the 2022 Academy Awards were announced Tuesday, Feb. 8. The Oscars awards ceremony will take place Sunday, March 27. Here are the nominees for the 2022 Oscars BEST PICTURE “Belfast” “CODA” “Don’t Look Up” “Drive My Car” “Dune” “King Richard” “Licorice Pizza” “Nightmare Alley” “The Power of the Dog” “West Side Story” […]

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THE PROM at Fox Theater review

Not even a Covid outbreak among the cast could stop “The Prom” from taking to the Fox stage, although it did delay the Broadway musical’s start a few days to Friday, Jan. 28. It also brought some change of cast, but you would never have guessed that from the fabulous work of these performers in […]

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THE ALLIANCE OF WOMEN FILM JOURNALISTS ANNOUNCES THE 2021 EDA AWARD WINNERS

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 AWFJ EDA Awards. In our 15th annual awards season, we present EDA Awards in 25 categories divided into three sections, the BEST OF AWARDS, FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS AND EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS. Nominees in each category are determined by AWFJ’ […]

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PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at the Fox Theater

– By Cate Marquis – It’s great to be back at the Fabulous Fox! Covid closed theaters everywhere last year, but now live theater is finally back, albeit with pandemic precautions, which are posted on the Fox website. The Fox Theater comes back strong with a lively musical adaption of the fan-favorite movie “Pretty Woman.” […]

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JULIA – Film Review

– By Cate Marquis – Julia Child is a name nearly everyone recognizes, if for nothing else than she has been so often affectionately parodied as the smiling middle-age woman with the high-pitched voice fearlessly wielding a cleaver on a TV cooking show, and carrying on no matter what happens in her live-TV show. But […]

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BELFAST – Film Review

– By Cate Marquis – RATING: 4 out of 4 stars Kenneth Branagh gives us one of his best films, and his most personal, with BELFAST, a partly autobiographical tale of a boy in North Belfast in 1969. It is more a year-in-the-life story rather than a coming-of-age one but it is a pivotal year […]

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THE BAND’S VISIT at Fox Theater review

– By Cate Marquis – THE BAND’S VISIT was a hit Israeli comedy in which a visiting Egyptian police band getting stranded in a sleepy Israeli town, leading to a funny, surprising and sometimes romantic cross-cultural comedy. This lively award-winning charmer was adapted into a tuneful Broadway musical, that earned 10 Tonys, making it one […]

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SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL

– By Cate Marquis – There was no more reviled yet wildly popular music than disco, the late 1970s dance music craze, laying the groundwork for club music in decades to come. And the undisputed Queen of Disco was Donna Summer, who had a string of hits at the height of disco’s era. Rock fans […]

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