RSS Feed from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: The latest news from The Phoenix Reporter and Item: website: all stories The Phoenix Reporter and Item Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:40:26 -0400 60 <![CDATA['Legendary' exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture]]> Photographer Gerard H. Gaskin creates art, but also shines a light on people who need to be seen.

In the exhibit "Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene," his pictures tell the stories of those who participate in "the culture of house balls of the African-American and Latino gay, transgender, and queer community," organizers say.

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:58:23 -0400 20150627115823 2015-06-27T11:58:23-04:00 2015-06-27T11:58:23-04:00
<![CDATA['Flight' art exhibition opens at Franklin Commons]]> Phoenixville >> The newest exhibit at The Art Gallery at Franklin Commons takes "Flight" beginning with the opening reception on Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. and runs until July 16. The gallery will display an array of flight-themed artwork from photographs of retired airplanes, paintings of flying insects, to "floating" sculptures hung from the 19-foot sky-lit ceilings of the gallery.

Sun, 31 May 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150529115240 2015-05-31T02:00:00-04:00 2015-05-29T11:52:40-04:00
<![CDATA['San Andreas' was a 'life-changing experience' for Dwayne Johnson]]> For Dwayne Johnson, starring in "San Andreas" was a chance to make a childhood dream come true.

When he was eight years old, and living in Hawaii, the actor discovered "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" for the first time. He can still remember how instantly smitten he was with the idea of playing a wise-cracking hero.

Sun, 31 May 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150529115154 2015-05-31T02:00:00-04:00 2015-05-29T11:51:54-04:00
<![CDATA[New on DVD: Seasoned cast in 'Cut Bank' keeps you guessing]]> The ghost of "Fargo" haunts "Cut Bank" (2015, Lionsgate, R, $20), a smart little noir set in the small town of Cut Bank, Montana. As with the Coen Brothers' feature, the action pivots on a handful of misguided souls (Bruce Dern, Liam Hemsworth) who cook up a dumb scheme to score some easy money.

Sun, 31 May 2015 02:00:00 -0400 20150529115119 2015-05-31T02:00:00-04:00 2015-05-29T11:51:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Facetime Theatre cuts loose in 'Footloose' at Ursinus]]> Collegeville >> There's no cutting loose in the small town in "Footloose." Dancing is outlawed, which newcomer Ren can't believe. He's a city kid, an outsider who struggles to fit in. He eventually makes a couple of friends and catches the eye of the preacher's daughter. Can he and the other kids then convince the town to let them dance?

Kick up your heels and find out when Facetime Theatre, of Phoenixville, puts on its dancing shoes to perform the musical, which is based on the 1980s movie starring Kevin Bacon.

Fri, 29 May 2015 11:53:16 -0400 20150529115316 2015-05-29T11:53:16-04:00 2015-05-29T11:53:16-04:00
<![CDATA[NEW ON DVD - Julianne Moore's Oscar-winning performance saves 'Still Alice']]> Can a great performance redeem a so-so movie? In the case of "Still Alice" (2014, Sony, PG-13, $30), the answer is a resounding yes. Oscar winner Julianne Moore does such a superb job portraying a linguistics professor affected with early-onset Alzheimer's that you can understand what her character is going through every step of the way.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:44:10 -0400 20150514234410 2015-05-14T23:44:10-04:00 2015-05-14T23:44:10-04:00
<![CDATA['Mad Max' has met his match in 'Fury Road' with Charlize Theron]]> When Charlize Theron first heard about "Mad Max: Fury Road," she admits she was skeptical. The film, a 12-years-in-the planning reboot of the successful series starring Mel Gibson, did not sound like the kind of project which would offer a meaty role for its female lead.

But Theron couldn't deny the murmurs she kept hearing about the project being something special.

Thu, 14 May 2015 23:43:43 -0400 20150514234343 2015-05-14T23:43:43-04:00 2015-05-14T23:43:43-04:00