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Arts & Entertainment

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MANDELL JCC SEARCHING FOR 'HARTFORD'S NEXT SOPHIE TUCKER'

MANDELL JCC SEARCHING FOR 'HARTFORD'S NEXT SOPHIE TUCKER'

MANDELL JCC SEARCHING FOR ‘HARTFORD’S NEXT SOPHIE TUCKER’; AUDITION WINNER TO SING AT “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” FILM PREMIERE
West Hartford Summer Arts Festival Presenting 'On the Town'

West Hartford Summer Arts Festival Presenting 'On the Town'

Performances will be held from July 31 through Aug. 3 at the Mandell Jewish Community Center of Greater Hartford.
West Hartford's Ben Stone-Zelman, 11, to Star in Production of Mary Poppins

West Hartford's Ben Stone-Zelman, 11, to Star in Production of Mary Poppins

Stone-Zelman plays Michael Banks at the Thomaston Opera House.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
Tea and Arts Fair Coming to West Hartford

Tea and Arts Fair Coming to West Hartford

Seminars, entertainment, educational venues relating to tea, health and healing on the agenda.
Hartford’s Bushnell Park Carousel Opens June 28

Hartford’s Bushnell Park Carousel Opens June 28

100th birthday year will feature July 26 party with free rides.
'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

Cinema Siren gives it 5 stars, saying it's fierier than the first, with twice the dragons.
Disney's Bears: Funny, Fascinating and Rated G

Disney's Bears: Funny, Fascinating and Rated G

"Bears," in theaters April 18, combines beautiful footage with a style and story accessible to children, making it a success for the whole family.
'Heaven is for Real' in Theaters Now

'Heaven is for Real' in Theaters Now

Get ready to see the real-life story about a boy who says he went to Heaven. Sponsored by Sony.
'Rio 2' TRAILER/REVIEW: This Superior Sequel Soars

'Rio 2' TRAILER/REVIEW: This Superior Sequel Soars

'Rio 2' opens in movie theaters this weekend.
TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Captain America' Oh Beautiful!

TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Captain America' Oh Beautiful!

Film debuts in theaters this weekend; rated PG-13.
'Bad Words' Offers 'Cinematic Catharsis,' Plus an Interview with Jason Bateman

'Bad Words' Offers 'Cinematic Catharsis,' Plus an Interview with Jason Bateman

Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren gives the film 3 out of 5 stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: In 'Noah,' Aronofsky Builds a Vessel of Fearless Filmmaking

TRAILER + REVIEW: In 'Noah,' Aronofsky Builds a Vessel of Fearless Filmmaking

Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren gives the film 3.5 out of 5 stars.
VIDEOS + REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' Is Furry Fun

VIDEOS + REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' Is Furry Fun

The Muppets are back! Cinema Siren gives the film 3.5 out of 5 stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

TRAILER + REVIEW: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Cinema Siren gives the film five stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Best in Show or In the Dog House?

TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Best in Show or In the Dog House?

The new 3D animated release feels like both lots of fun and a big disappointment, right in the same 92 minutes.
2014 Oscars Predictions and 10 Things You Might Not Know About Them

2014 Oscars Predictions and 10 Things You Might Not Know About Them

Cinema Siren makes predictions about the Oscars; the awards program airs Sunday night at 7 p.m. on ABC, hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
VIDEO/REVIEW: 'Pompeii' — Lava Is Coming

VIDEO/REVIEW: 'Pompeii' — Lava Is Coming

Watch the trailer and interviews by Leslie Combemale, with the director Paul W.S. Anderson and star Kit Harington from HBO's 'Game of Thrones.'
A Hollywood Valentine: Lifelong Hollywood Couples and Their Classic Movies

A Hollywood Valentine: Lifelong Hollywood Couples and Their Classic Movies

Cinema Siren looks at some of Hollywood's love matches.