The "Music Man"

I stumbled into an interesting situation last Friday, which I bring up as this week’s philosophical pondering. The Egyptian Theatre Company in Park City opened its production of “The Music Man,” and I went up to review it. Because of … Continue reading»

David Cook

Well, David Cook’s self-titled CD, released on 19 Recording/RCA, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 Album chart. So he didn’t quite match his fellow “American Idol” contestant David Archuleta, whose self-titled CD debuted at No. 2 last week. … Continue reading»

Seen and reviewed (Nov. 26)

New films this week: — “Australia” (rated PG-13), a pre-World War II epic Down Under, starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman.— “A Christmas Tale” (not rated), a French fable about a dysfunctional family. Catherine Deneuve stars.— “Four Christmases” (rated PG-13), … Continue reading»

More Coldplay

It’s good to be a Coldplay fan this weekend. First off, Coldplay is playing in Salt Lake City Saturday at the EnergySolutions Arena. Ticket are still on sale at or by calling 801-325-7328. Then on Sunday, the band will … Continue reading»

Seen and reviewed (Nov. 21)

New films this week: — “Bolt” (rated PG), the latest, digitally animated cartoon from Disney, starring the voice of John Travolta.— “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” (rated PG-13), a World War II era, coming-of-age tale involved the Holocaust.— “Synecdoche, … Continue reading»