Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld said Sunday he’s “in it to win it” in his bid to wrest the 2020 Republican presidential nomination from Donald Trump and unify the nation rather than exploiting divides, as Trump is doing.
For 100 years now, the Burley name has had a place on Central Avenue in Hartley's business district. Arla Rae Westphalen has been around for the majority of them, first working for her parents, then with her husband and now with her son and daughter.
The series premiered last week to the best ratings for a new summer series in the past two years. If “BH90210” continues to prosper, expect it to be around for a while – even though its stars have other projects.
The series follows Krystal Stubbs and her daughter through the world of multilevel marketing during the 1990s. To look the part, Dunst got weekly spray tans, studied fashion from the decade and viewed documentaries about multi-level merchandising marketers.
Both lead actors have the potential to do more. They just have to be more cautious about scripts that require less. “The Sun Is Also a Star” rises on their looks but sets on the director’s inability to make this anything more than a Ralph Lauren ad.
Iowans have two options to place a sports bet: in any casino that applied for and received a state license to conduct sports betting, and through an online account. There is no option to call in a sports bet.
“I know that I have made mistakes. I am sorry for harm I have caused,” said Warren, who received a standing ovation when she took the stage at the Orpheum Theatre. “I have listened and I have learned."
It pays to spend money where it counts. “How many times have you slept in a hotel and you put your head on a pillow and it’s awful. Spend a couple hundred dollars more," Rodgers said. Great water pressure, Fletcher insists, is also a must.
Independent candidate Mark Charles went further, saying through all military attacks in places where Natives lived, 425 Medals of Honor were given to soldiers. He called for all of those medals to be rescinded.
This year's ArtSplash will feel familiar to those who have attended the festival before, but it will also have "an element of surprise," an organizer said. "We have a lot of new artists this year, and we're really excited about that."
As good as she is, Awkwafina wouldn’t be as effective without Zhao Shuzhen’s performance. She’s a great grandma, willing to have secrets with her granddaughter and a view of the relatives that’s spot on.
A New York stage veteran, Walker says “Hamilton” is an assignment he and his castmates don’t take lightly. “This piece is a testament to the fact that there is no such thing as an overnight success,” Walker says.
As angry as he might seem on screen, Black is fine with the amount of work he already has. “I had started doing a bunch of Conans and a special or two for Comedy Central," he said. "All that came into play and then ‘The Daily Show’ pushed me to another level.”
Yang has even taken the car storyline to another level. “I want to get a Tesla, my dream car,” he says. “But I’ll probably start a bit smaller. I don’t want to wreck up a nice car before I even get to use it.” A Prius, he figures, might be a good starter. “Much easier to drive.”
Similar shows like “Sesame Street Live” and “PAW Patrol Live” have gone over well on tour, a tour official said. The Midwest, in particular, is a good supporter, which made it easy for producers to launch the latest outing in Iowa.
In the current tour, which opened this week at Omaha’s Orpheum Theatre, Joseph Morales finds ways to play into the each of the adjectives detractors use to identify him. He’s a brash, bold vibrant Hamilton who gives his rival every reason to hate him.
Lopez makes this more than just another hustling film. She shows great depth, grit and intelligence. You don’t look down on Ramona because she’s determined to make sure she holds her head high. Her big dance sequence is remarkable and her lifestyle is attractive in a way that doesn’t seem dirty.
"In a way, not even Stalin and Hitler were" maniacal and suicidal, Giuliani said at the Siouxland chamber's annual meeting. "But the ayatollah is like that. The man who runs, if he is a man, the man who runs Iran is a homicidal, religious, suicidal maniac."
Gleeson, president and CEO of the Sioux City-based Klinger Companies, is the third generation to lead his family's construction business. He was honored for his decades of business leadership, community service and philanthropy.
Fans of the book may enjoy seeing how someone realized the characters. Others may wonder where the nuance went when Peter Straughan was adapting Donna Tartt’s 780-plus-page book. The premise is plenty interesting; the execution not so much.
Unlike "Bohemian Rhapsody," the show isn't simply a retelling of the life of Queen's late frontman, Freddie Mercury. Instead, "We Will Rock You," which features a book by British comedian Ben Elton, takes place in an oddly Orwellian world 300 years in the future.
Dordt University specialty plates featured the same white-on-black color scheme, and it had become well known that vehicle owners with no connection to the Sioux Center college were buying the plates and putting black tape over the Dordt reference.
A lot of the shows are just mediocre. There’s not a broadcast series that looks like it will stand the test of time. Nor is there a streaming series that makes you think you’re in for another “Stranger Things.” Wait for it, as "Hamilton" suggests. Something good should turn up.
The show is so giddy and good you want to binge it, with a foursome of stars -- including Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow -- who get the best lines, the most unusual situations and satellite characters that aren’t afraid to buzz.
Even more remarkable: She has been deaf since childhood but uses other parts of her body to absorb the music and create. Saturday, she opens the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra season with a program that demonstrates how she is able to mesh with orchestras and, as she says, "make music for the moment."
When Heaton ended her run on “The Middle,” she vowed to live in London and experience a different lifestyle. Then life interfered, she put England on hold and she returned to work. “I still have dreams at the age of 61,” she says with a smile.
While Everest is big and fluffy (just right for stuffed animal sales), he doesn't register the way other abominable snowmen have in two earlier films. It's also the kind of film that doesn't always play to restless children.
One of the more unconventional superhero shows on television, “Batwoman” delves into Kate Kane’s sex life, draws on Rose’s extensive martial arts background and shows what happens when Gotham City residents assume a human bat in the air has to be Batman.
Drugs are common but the decorative folk art that fills buildings takes any kind of edge off. Because it’s so bright and seemingly nonthreatening, the world is immediately attractive to outsiders. And then? Director Ari Aster shocks early on and never quits.
The final season – which begins this week – will be like “Arrow’s” greatest hits, executive producer Beth Schwartz says. “We’re kind of tying up some stories that you could have seen in seasons three or two.”
The anthology lets Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel and others weigh in on the ones that got away or the ones that should have. Predictably, the episodes are as good as the stories.
Directed by Alexandre Aja, the film has a very set-like look, too. Nothing seems very real. Nothing appears lethal. Only a house – that should have been repaired much sooner – has the ability to take out strong men and loyal pets.
From 1993: Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is much more than a director's vanity project. Though it may never rival "Aladdin" terms of box office clout, it has the timelessness to be around for decades.
When King died in 2015, some feared it would be "Partin' Time" for his music because "The Thrill Was Gone." But trumpeter James "Boogaloo" Bolden and other members of King's original band have regrouped without the maestro.
"Judy" isn't the tribute Garland deserves but it's certainly a step in the right direction. And Zellweger puts her heart into the project, coming away with an appreciation for her work and the woman's she's portraying.
King – who’s always good – ups her game as a budding baker who keeps a secret hideaway in her back room. She gets plenty of opportunity to play a fully formed superhero, too, and isn’t afraid to confront the enemy head on.
Among his recent opportunities: a recent Emmy-winning turn in “The Handmaid’s Tale” and the starring role in “Perfect Harmony,” an NBC sitcom about a former Princeton music professor who finds redemption in a small-town church.
An EP included “Drinkin’ Problem,” a single that attracted considerable attention and helped foreshadow what fans see today – a headlining tour. The song also brought two Grammy nominations and a slot with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on their tour.
"(Our) original members were only together for eight years, but we always knew the band would continue, one way or another," Doug Gray said ahead of Friday's show at the Anthem. "I was the last man standing and continued the band with everybody's blessings."
Sioux City schools superintendent Paul Gausman, a former high school band director, was among the local experts who participated at Community Arts Day at Hunt, a specialty school that emphasizes a music, dance, acting and visual arts curriculum.
She loved what “The Good Place” had to say about how we treat others. Because the series wasn’t filmed before an audience, she and the others could get much of their work done in a reasonable amount of time and still have space for their families.
“You’re going to see a lot of hopefulness and a lot of positive and really ‘way-out-there’ surreal creativity,” he says, a departure from the first season. “We’re doing things that they shouldn’t allow us to do.”
As with most “Fast & Furious” films, there’s a silliness factor that isn’t tempered by the impending doom. Instead of just road races, you get James Bond antics that let Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham trade off the role of leading man.
To pay homage to the film, ABC will air a special, “The Little Mermaid Live,” that uses live action musical numbers interspersed with scenes from the Oscar-winning film. For Menken, it’s a great way to see the story in a different light.
Because the creators have been able to take a headline-grabbing situation and make it relevant for those on the outside, “The Morning Show” bears watching. It’s one of those shows you didn't know you needed to watch.
Best known for such seminal hits as "Iris," "Dizzy" and "Name," the group hits the Orpheum this weekend for a show that coincides with the recent release of "Miracle Pill," the band's 12th studio album.
The language is raw, but the emotions are real -- as will viewers' laughs. When the boys come to a realization about their friendship, “Good Boys” may be more heartfelt than any film since “Stand By Me.” It cries for a sequel.
In pulling off the show, Westwood teacher and director Tom Gerking over two months will at varying times both lightly cajole and get tough with more than 100 students, who are juggling numerous other school and personal tasks.
The orchestra's principal flutist, Allred has performed with numerous ensembles and orchestras in solo capacities, but never with something as demanding as this. The catch: He's a college professor in Wisconsin and commutes to rehearse and perform.
Ford acknowledged the music industry has changed in many ways, but she remained modest about her role as a female rock and roll icon. "When I was growing up, I wanted to be a rock and roll star," she said. "I've been living that dream ever since."
Directed by Tim Miller, "Dark Fate" has so many similar battles it’s frequently exhausting. Chase sequence after chase sequence just delays the obvious and doesn’t really make this the “women power” exercise it should.
Rather than detail the emotional evolution Tubman went through, director Kasi Lemmons chronicles her many journeys and how she avoided being caught. That makes for natural drama, but Erivo never gets the moments that could have sealed the Oscar deal.
Unlike the Hallmark films this seems to resemble, this film spends too much time making Henry Golding seem mysterious. The two stars, Golding and Emilia Clarke, are cute, but both of them have been down this road before and gotten better results.
Allen loves the return of "Last Man Standing" -- the response to the reboot was "amazing for a Friday" -- but he says he considered other options when the series was first canned. At 66, he doesn't want to always be Mike Baxter or Buzz Lightyear.
The odds are good you haven’t seen this year’s Best Picture. Or Best Actor and Actress, Bruce Miller says. Why? Because most of the Oscar-bait films don’t get released until the last weeks of the year, a so-called prestige season for producers.
Boring for long stretches at a time, it tries to show what a celebrated architect does when she’s confronted about her behavior. But we know where Bernadette went. We’re just not sure she’s worth the effort to follow.
Both Tony winners for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Mendez won for “Carousel,” Miles won for “The King and I”), the two found “All Rise” the perfect setting for a new chapter. But it’s a learning curve best taken with a friend.
Czuchry read physician memoirs to get in the head of someone just beginning the profession. He quickly realized medicine is not a perfect science. He also concluded a patient needs to be honest with a physician.
The 1,083 students tapped as Iowa's most talented high school musicians are drawn from 367 school districts, equating to roughly three per district. Tiny Siouxland Christian School in Sioux City has four on its own.
Thanks to Oscar winners Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, there’s ample music for all. Idina Menzel gets another wailing “Let It Go”-type song and Jonathan Groff comes out of the female leads’ shadows and delivers a pretty good power ballad.
In “The Walking Dead,” Payne was constantly battling zombies. Because he was surrounded by them throughout the day, he often had zombie dreams when he got home. Now, he says, “I’m super scared I’m going to get serial killer dreams with this.”
While working at several restaurants in college, including stints as a delivery driver, Scott Jennings realized there wasn't any kind of restaurant that specifically appealed to the college "stoner" crowd.
While “Mrs. Maisel” has the luxury of ending an episode when it likes (some are more like hour-long network affairs), it doesn’t seem padded or stretched. Action plays out quickly and lounge shows don’t go on forever.
Based loosely on her life, the Showtime sitcom started as a Sundance film, then attracted network attention and, finally, a series deal. “At 51 and never having had an acting gig? That’s unreal," she said.
Because he’s on the bandstand throughout the musical, Clove says he gets to marvel at the moves the show’s dancers execute. The show’s choreography won the Tony Award and, routinely, wows the audience.
In 2016, MMCRU was formed after two neighboring districts expanded a grade share. "People don't like change and we are always looking for ways to bring everyone together," Dan Barkel said. "The fine arts have a way of bringing people together."
In the process of exonerating Jewell, Clint Eastwood also manages to take a broad swipe at reporter Kathy Scruggs. Because Scruggs isn’t around to defend herself, Eastwood’s storytelling is just as questionable as the case against Jewell.
Don’t worry about Salzman’s hands as she spins around the Orpheum Theatre stage on a hoop-like contraption that requires her to constantly shift weight to keep moving. One, she's pretty good at it. Two, her toes and shins are in more jeopardy.
While the 28-year-old Brit says he was familiar with “A Christmas Carol,” “it wasn’t something that was part of my diet growing up. So I was coming to (the new production) with quite fresh eyes,” he said.
Trumpets have been used to signify the start of battle, to cast a mournful motif at funerals, and to create a festive soundtrack for all sorts of celebrations, the legendary Vince DiMartino said. It can also really make a Christmas party swing.
Capturing all of the “Wizard of Oz” star’s mannerisms and vocal tics, Zellweger storms through the singer’s final days and gives us a glimpse of what it must have been like to achieve stardom so early in life.
Although there were some physical changes when it transferred off-Broadway, the show hasn’t changed. Even now, when it has to expand or contract to meet the needs of theaters nationwide, it’s still the show that attracted Hacker several years ago.
To show what cheerleading is like – and how grueling it is – filmmaker Greg Whiteley took a film crew to Corsicana, Texas. There, he captured who got on a championship team, how they maintained their positions and what their personal lives were like.
Director Destin Daniel Cretton follows the template for films like these, but has a stealth player in Foxx. "Just Mercy" hits its highs with Foxx, who’s more than willing to let Jordan grab the spotlight.
What should you expect from the Oscar nominations? Bruce Miller says timing is everything, and there's intrigue about how well the 800-pound gorilla will do. (That's Netflix.) But Golden Globe results could be an indicator too.
Though she had significant roles in “Dances With Wolves” and “Legends of the Fall,” Cardinal never felt the tide was changing for indigenous actors until she made “Falls Around Her” in 2018. Then came "Stumptown."
The program, which is a partnership with Carnegie Hall in New York, is designed to teach kids to play the recorder, read music, and sing specific songs that they’ll eventually play with the Sioux City Symphony in March.
All three say they were excited to get to play the game one more time with host Alex Trebek. “If anybody is irreplaceable on TV it’s this guy right here,” Ken Jennings says, gesturing to Trebek. "He never fumbles a word."
The 28-year-old Weber says the experience has been just as exciting as he thought it would be. “It’s the most fun, romantic, exhilarating experience I’ve ever had in my life,” he says. “I’m so happy I did it.”
By age 6, Megan Thompson was ready for her first point-and-shoot. By the time she turned 10, it was on to the world of quality digital single-lens reflex camera. Suffice it to say she hasn't slowed down since.
Both nominated in multiple categories, the two newcomers are likely to go home with several each. But Eilish, who fits the Grammy mold, could have the edge. A sweep of Album, Record and Song is possible -- but difficult.
The Wakefield theater will present "Nana's Naughty Knickers," a farcical comedy about a girl who discovered her roommate grandmother runs an illegal boutique that sells suggestive undergarments out of their apartment, will be presented in March.
Biggs and Levy worked on their shared scenes and found new insight, thanks to an improvisation day Levy scheduled. “You don’t do that with a kid you don’t trust and respect,” Biggs says. “I’ll never forget that.”
An American performance art company for more than 30 years, Blue Man Group actually has as many as 200 different performers in various tours around the world at any given time. And nope, none of them speaks and, yes, all of them are blue.