06-13-2024  10:03 am   •   PDX and SEA Weather

Actors dressed as Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, file) 

Some Disney followers see it as fitting that the attraction starring Tiana from the 2009 film “The Princess and the Frog” is opening in the space formerly occupied by the Splash Mountain ride. Splash Mountain had ties to “Song of the South,” a 1946 movie that contained racist tropes. 


Photo: NNPA 

The documentary, titled “The Sixth,” not only captured the horror and chaos of that fateful day but also delved deep into the lives of those thrust into the heart of the storm, evoking a profound emotional response from the audience.


"Hell's Kitchen" musical (Photo: NNPA) 

The musical left little doubt as to why, in bustling New York, in the middle of the week, a sold-out crowd poured into the Shubert Theater. It also provided many clues as to why this production has earned an impressive 13 Tony Award nominations.


Photo by Jingzi Zhao 

Play features modern translation of Shakespeare


Reading Rainbow Documentary Starring LeVar Burton Is Finally Coming to Theaters / Credit: Tribeca.com 

In a heartwarming tribute to the beloved PBS show that was a cornerstone of millennial children’s television, a new documentary, Butterfly in the Sky, is set to hit select theaters on March 17, celebrating the iconic Reading Rainbow. First announced in 2021, this feature explores the creation and production of the show that fueled a love for reading among young minds.


Ziggy Marley (Photo: NNPA) 

The quest for authenticity in portraying Bob Marley’s life meant assembling a team that “respected the culture, ensuring a collective effort devoid of individual egos,” Marley asserted.


Malia Obama (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Malia Obama, daughter of forever President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama, is making her Sundance debut. Obama’s short film, The Heart, is being screened at Sundance under the U.S. short fiction films category.


Actor Aunjaune Ellis, left, and director Ava DuVernay (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) 

Ava DuVernay’s “Origin” takes a heavyweight work of historical and sociological inquiry and transforms it into a deeply humanistic drama and globe-trotting detective story. DuVernay's adaptation of Isabel Wilkerson’s bestselling “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” is the director's most ambitious film yet. 


Purple Rain/Photo by @Prince/Instagram  

Just in time for the 40th year anniversary, Prince’s 1984 hit film Purple Rain is being adapted into a Broadway musical, People reports.


Oprah Winfrey/Photo by Shutterstock 

If there’s one thing Oprah‘s going to do, it’s surprise her fans.


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