“Crazy Rich Asians,” which arrives in theaters this week, is the first time I’ve seen a movie on the big screen filled with characters who look like me and talk like me. It’s one victory against tokenism.
Mat Franco is the first magician ever to win the $1 million grand prize on NBC’s national variety show “America’s Got Talent.” He is living up to his reputation as one of the best showmen in Las Vegas and one of the most talented illusionists in the small but fiercely competitive world of professional stage magic.
SPARKcon is one of downtown Raleigh’s big September festivals, along with World of Bluegrass and Hopscotch Musie Festival. The volunteer-run event is using a crowd-funding campaign to get the $22,500 it needs to stay the same size.
For the first time, Cirque du Soleil presents a show that incorporates ice skating with its acrobatics. “CRYSTAL” has a fairly elaborate storyline that takes the title character into “a world of self-exploration.”
Buddy Holly and the early rock era is the subject of “Clear Lake,” which will begin shooting in early 2019. Though the filmmakers are from Raleigh, NC, they’ll make it elsewhere because there aren’t enough film incentives.
When Paperhand’s 2018 show, “In the Heart of the Fire,” opens at the Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill, it’ll be the 19th time that unlikely, oversized puppets tell a story in “the language of dreams.” Here’s how it all happens.