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Arts & Entertainment

Music, performing arts, painting and more.

9 Concerts This Weekend: James Taylor, Rascal Flatts and Sheryl Crow, Smash Mouth and More

Some of the top musical acts this week, along with links to more live music venues.
Popular Comedian Jim Gaffigan Sells Out Wolf Trap Show

Popular Comedian Jim Gaffigan Sells Out Wolf Trap Show

Can't make it to the show? Comedian has a new book coming out next month: "Food: A Love Story."
'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.
'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.
MetroPerforms! Auditions on June 5 for Metro Station Performers

MetroPerforms! Auditions on June 5 for Metro Station Performers

Open auditions for singers, dancers, musicians, and more.
Vienna Youth Players to Hold Auditions for Next Production

Vienna Youth Players to Hold Auditions for Next Production

Producers are looking for children ages 13 to 18 to perform in "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?"
Wolf Trap to Debut Summer Season with Free Concert, Fireworks

Wolf Trap to Debut Summer Season with Free Concert, Fireworks

Sunday, May 25 is the date for the concert, featuring "The President's Own" United States Marine Band.
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.
Wolf Trap Announces First of Summer 2014 Performances

Wolf Trap Announces First of Summer 2014 Performances

Lionel Richie, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, and Josh Groban to perform this summer at the amphitheater in Vienna.
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.'