Benji Tunnell: Downey, Black reunite to improve 'Iron Man'
Jon Favreau, director of the first two films, steps aside this time and turns over the reins to co-writer/director Shane Black, allowing a reunion between Black and his "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" star Robert Downey Jr., reprising his role as Tony Stark.
Jeremiah Tucker: Now easier than ever to find new music online
Listening to hours of music every day used to mean turning on the radio and subjecting yourself to programming formats bloated with songs so overplayed that they are the auditory equivalent of putting a wad of pre-chewed gum in your mouth.
Joe Hadsall: 'Orphan Black' features great story, performance
The central story arc of one of the most brilliant shows to hit TV was revealed early in its third episode. Jokes about "Clone Club" and "Attack of the Clones" are running rampant in media coverage of the show, so there's no point in holding that tidbit back, or treating this column with a spoiler alert warning.
Stone's Throw comedy a story of three couples
The tales of three couples are told in a new comedy at Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre. Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite," directed by Betsy Fleischaker, will be presented today through May 19.
Last call for 'Monday' at Joplin Little Theatre
Joplin Little Theatre and its patrons love Mondays. The series of plays featuring the Sam Spade wannabe, Detective Harry Monday, has been featured at the theater over the past few years. The latest chapter, "Murder's Bad, But Monday Can Kill You," will be presented next week.
Ready to rock: Tom Keifer, Acidic to perform in Joplin
The Southern California band returns to Joplin Monday with a concert at Guitars -- the band will open up for Tom Keifer, lead singer of Cinderella, who is touring in support of his debut solo album, "The Way Life Goes."
Dave Woods: Police run with outlaws on park's new coaster
The event was a dedication of a 30-foot tall monument to "the good guys." Community police officers, county deputies, state highway patrol, local and federal drug enforcement officials and other first responders from around the region represented their noble professions during the ceremony in the park's town square.
Benji Tunnell: Parents, theater workers share ratings apathy
CinemaCon, the annual movie theater exhibition conference, has come and gone, and once again someone has put forward another pointless idea.
Jeremiah Tucker: Kitty needs to step up game when performing live
Kitty, formerly Kitty Pryde, is the rap de plume of 19-year-old Floridian Kathryn Beckwith, who worked at Claire's and was either attending college or high school when -- like so many young people these days -- she was discovered on the Internet.
Joe Hadsall: Characters shine in Howey's 'Wool'
"Wool" is a sci-fi epic of tremendous scope that ranges from claustrophobic to vast. But like any book that really moves me, Howey excels at revealing the world through his characters.
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