Official Blues Brothers Revue hits Erie tonight

   October 22, 2014 12:01 pm    0

Hold on to your sunglasses.   Two of musical comedy’s most beloved characters —  Jake Blues (Wayne Catania) and Elwood Blues (Kieron Lafferty) — will take the stage tonight, 7:30 p.m., at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.   Fans can expect a set list filled with Blues Brothers basics. But for those who are unfamiliar…


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Saying goodbye to ‘Mad Men’ on DVD

   October 21, 2014 11:45 am    0

“Mad Men,” one of the most critically acclaimed shows in television history, began its long goodbye earlier this year. The popular AMC drama aired the first seven episodes of its seventh and final season, a grouping available starting today on DVD and titled “Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 1.” The final seven episodes will…


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New Neil Diamond album comes out today

   October 21, 2014 12:00 am    0

Neil Diamond is back and better than ever.   Mr. Sweet Caroline’s new 12-track album, “Melody Road,”  drops today and features quite a few standout singles that have diehard Diamond fans buzzing. Just listen to “Something Blue.”     Diamond, 73, previously released “Dreams” in 2010.


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Erie ZooBoo a terror-ific time for all


   October 20, 2014 1:52 pm    0

  Eeeeeeek!   Oh, wait. Those aren’t real monsters and pirates and ghosts. They’re just adorable trick-or-treaters making their way around this year’s ZooBoo at the Erie Zoo.   And I mean reeeeally adorable. Take a look at the  Street View photo gallery.   If you couldn’t make it this past weekend, there’s still plenty of time…


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‘Fury’ poised to be next big hit for Pitt

   October 17, 2014 11:36 am    0

Some early buzz surrounding “Fury” calls it the most violent movie ever made about World War II. I’m not sure if that translates into a good flick or not, but I’m willing to bet “Fury,” now showing at Tinseltown and The Movies at Meadville, makes gobs of money. The reason: Brad Pitt. The 43 movies…


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Sci-fi star Hatch at Edinboro University tonight

   October 16, 2014 11:10 am    0

“Battlestar Galactica” fans will want to set their course for Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. The school today is hosting actor Richard Hatch, best known for his role in the hugely popular TV series. Hatch, 69, will meet with Edinboro animation and theater students. He’ll also host a public screening of some of his work. The…


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Holy costume cuteness! Dress up your pet for Halloween

Chuck dressed as a vampire for Halloween 2012.

   October 13, 2014 12:00 am    0

I caught myself the other day lingering in Halloween aisle looking at costumes.   Not for me, mind you. I had my eye on a cute little dragon ensemble that would be perfect for my cat, Chuck.   It seems like more and more pet costume options have popped up in stores and online over…


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‘Walking Dead’ returns tonight on AMC

   October 12, 2014 12:00 am    0

Fiiiiiinally.   It’s been a long wait, but season five of “Walking Dead” premieres tonight, 9 p.m., on AMC and it’s bound to be a gripping episode. (WARNING: SEASON 4 SPOILERS AHEAD!)     When we left off last season, our favorite band of survivors and a few new additions (including a mullet guy claiming…


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The Weekend Binge: ‘Peaky Blinders’

   October 11, 2014 12:00 am    0

Looking to a kill a little time before AMC’s “The Walking Dead” season premiered on Sunday night?   Netflix recently released the entire first season of British import “Peaky Blinders,” a thrilling period gangster series that’s surprisingly addictive and woefully short.     Set in Birmingham in 1919, after the end of World War I, the…


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Zombie 5K set for Saturday


   October 10, 2014 8:49 am    0

The zombie hordes are taking over this weekend thanks to the Erie Playhouse’s 3rd Annual Zombie 5K on Saturday, 9 a.m., and the fifth season premiere of AMC’s “Walking Dead” on Sunday. (Check back Sunday for more on last part.)   The Playhouse’s fundraising fun run is an ingenious concept that features two kinds of participants: runners and zombies. While the…


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