Prequel: 'Wet Hot American Summer' on Netflix Friday

The cast keeps aging, but the joke never seems to get old. In “Wet Hot American Summer,” a 2001 movie now regarded as a cult classic, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper were among the actors portraying 16-year-old summer camp counselors. Never mind the fact that most of them were in their early 30s at the time. …

Judge to hear case contesting Cobain death-scene photos

SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge will hear arguments Friday on whether to proceed with a trial over the release of graphic photos and other police records from the 1994 death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

Story-based virtual reality short 'Henry' is a creative game-changer

SAN FRANCISCO — On a recent afternoon in sparsely chic offices, the people making the virtual-reality animated short “Henry” convened to watch footage of their cutting-edge film.

Review: 'Mission: Impossible' a thrill ride, thanks to Cruise

One of the many talents of Tom Cruise is the ability to elevate a ho-hum movie format into a goodie box of creative surprises. To me, that’s a skill that even tops doing his own stunts. Cruise has sometimes been a cocky 7 out of 10 as a performer, but as a movie-developing producer he’s dependably a 9.5.

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Q&A: Former football star now staff writer for HBO's 'Ballers'

We know the narrative of sportswriters as frustrated athletes. Rashard Mendenhall flipped that last year in retiring from the NFL at 26. “I no longer want to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment,” he explained in…

30 July 2015 [11:36 PM]
TCT’s ‘Buddy Holly Story’ continues run

Tyler Civic Theatre is continuing its run of “The Buddy Holly Story” as its summer musical. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater on the East Texas State…

30 July 2015 [11:21 PM]
Netflix is disrupting television's status quo

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — With more than 65 million subscribers worldwide, online streaming service Netflix continues to disrupt TV’s historical status quo with buzzworthy hits “Orange Is the New Black,” “House of Cards,” “Marvel’s Daredevil” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Along…

30 July 2015 [11:16 PM]
A Guide to the Great Texas Balloon Race

Great Texas Balloon Race, being held in conjunction with the U.S. National Championship, is a world-class event in which hot air balloon…

23 July 2015 [11:42 PM]
Sabor a Pasion to host grape stomp

Tribune News Service Sabor a Pasion vineyard near Palestine will host its annual charity grape stomp, “Stomping Under the Stars,” 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. “Every vineyard has a grape stomp, just a celebration of the year’s harvest,”…

23 July 2015 [11:00 PM]
Shakespeare Fest includes show geared for younger audiences

Texas Shakespeare Festival actor and director Jason Richards calls the TSF children’s show a “greatest hits” of some of Shakespeare’s works. “This is our 30th season at the festival, so I knew, before I started writing, I knew that I…

23 July 2015 [10:59 PM]
Mary Poppins lands in Palestine

Special to the Tyler Paper Palestine Community Theatre’s “Mary Poppins” is set to fly over rooftops and land at the…

23 July 2015 [10:56 PM]
Michael Miller Band to perform today

The Michael Miller Band, which presents gospel music with a blues/southern rock sound, is scheduled to perform 7:30 p.m. today at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin st. Tyler. Band members are Michael Miller…

23 July 2015 [10:51 PM]
Black Pointe Dance to host auditions

Black Pointe Dance Company will host auditions for their upcoming ballet “Sleepy Hollow” at 7 p.m. Monday, August 3 at All About Dance Studio. Black Pointe is looking for a minimum of 21 dancers of all ages. Dancers must be…

23 July 2015 [10:50 PM]
Donald Trump insult app on Video

Another day, another Donald Trump insult of a public figure. The Donald’s habit of taking verbal potshots has inspired, the website…

22 July 2015 [10:56 AM]
Musgraves opening acts are announced

Country singers Wade Bowen and John & Jacob will be the opening acts for Kacey Musgraves at her “Hometown Hang” concert set for Sept. 26 at the Nature Preserve in Mineola, promoters announced. The Grammy-winning Musgraves has said that money…

16 July 2015 [11:10 PM]
Stage shows are scheduled across ETexas

Several East Texas community theaters and the Texas Shakespeare Festival have set summer performances. “Pump Boys & Dinettes” Lindale Community Theater continues its production of the musical “Pump Boys & Dinettes” through Sunday. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. today…

16 July 2015 [11:00 PM]
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