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Movie review: 'Stars War: The Force Awakens' does not disappoint

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640px Star Wars Logo.svg(9 out of 10 stars)
(135 minutes. Rated PG-13 for science fiction violence.)

Unless you have been living on a remote part of Tatooine for the last two years, you could not have missed that “Star...

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Ralphie's rifle back home where it belongs

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Everyone has that one special gift they hoped to receive as a child. For Ralphie Parker, it was the "official Red Ryder carbine action, 200-shot, range model air...

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'Heathers' to open Corn Stock winter season

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heathers2Nyk Sutter believes all of us, at one time or another, had to deal with a bully or two. Or perhaps we were bullies.

“Either...

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Conklin's Barn Christmas show at Five Points could be new beginning

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barnxmasContrary to what some of you may have heard, the Christmas show this weekend at Five Points in Washington is NOT the swan...

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Review: 'Bridge of Spies' among Spielberg's best

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(8 out of 10 stars)

(141 minutes) 

(Rated PG-13 for some violence and brief strong language.)

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'Miss Reardon Drinks A Little' next at Corn Stock

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reardon1aBill Lawrence has long thought there was something about the script for “And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little” that was timeless, almost as timeless as he is.

Indeed, this is a play that he considers contemporary even though it was written by Paul Zindel nearly...

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Mega-star to perform Saturday with Peoria Symphony

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McDonald approved 3Audra McDonald, the legendary Broadway performer and award-winning actress and musician, will be the featured guest of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Peoria Civic Center Theatre.

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'Cinderella' set to enchant at Peoria Players

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cinderella2Put a timeless and classic fairy tale in the capable hands of Mary Ellen Ulrich and magic is bound to happen.

That’s...

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A Literarea Review: Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense

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Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense
By Krista Schlyer
Skyhorse Publishing

While titles of books can be ambiguous, quite often the subtitles do the heavy lifting in terms of the subject of the book. In the case of Krista Schlyer’s latest book...

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