July 28, 2017 - 2 minutes ago

The hair is big — really big. But hair is not the biggest thing in Magnolia Arts Center’s “Hairspray.”

The musical, which opens on Wednesday, features big songs, big dances and the biggest cast in the arts organization’s history.

About 40 actors, singers and dancers…

Deciding whether to boycott son's wedding

July 28, 2017 - 2 minutes ago

Q My son, who is 46 and lives on the West Coast, has been in a tumultuous relationship with a woman 10 years his junior. He was married previously and has been divorced for over 10 years. He met his current girlfriend about four years ago, but the relationship has been off and on, and he never…

Movie Capsules July 28

July 28, 2017 - 2 minutes ago

Capsules of movies playing locally. New releases are indicated with an asterisk.

*ATOMIC BLONDE — An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. (1 hour, 55 minutes) Rated R.…

Front Row at the Movies

July 28, 2017 - 2 minutes ago

Charlize Theron is “Atomic Blonde”

There’s a category of movies that are pure action, the plot merely an excuse for the thrills. The antihero may be a cop or spy or ex-assassin, doesn’t matter. “John Wick” was a movie like that, a perfect choreography of shoot-em-…