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  Welcome to this destination for reviews, news
  and musings on Theater, Film and Culture (Music,
  Cabaret, Books and more) by veteran arts writer
  and New York Post/Hollywood Reporter
  critic Frank Scheck.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tyler Perry returns for his eighth screen turn as his popular drag character in A Madea Christmas. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Jackson Rathbone of the Twilight films plays a hotshot lawyer who chucks his career to become a lounge singer in Live at the Foxes Den. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Monday, December 16, 2013

You know him best as the character "Big Pussy," who got whacked during the second season of The Sopranos. Now actor Vincent Pastore has written a new play, Wild Children, about his time running a nightclub in the 1980s. To read my New York Post feature on this actor who'll soon be appearing in Woody Allen's stage musical Bullets Over Broadway, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Friday, December 13, 2013

The black comedy White Reindeer concerns a grief-stricken widow who consoles herself by engaging in increasingly dangerous behavior. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Showtime documentary Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis" captures the highlights of the superb Town Hall concert featuring music inspired by the Coen Brothers film. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Rod Stewart and Steve Winwood delivered an evening of classic rock hits in a terrific concert at Madison Square Garden. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck