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‘Spoils’ is a smoky haze of hilarity

Of all the gin joints in all the world, thank goodness the gang from Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die productions wandered into Swingyard, the fictional jazz club where the moody noir spoof “The Spoils Before Dying” begins.

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A biker named ‘Stray Dog’ postpones Granik’s Ozarks exit

Debra Granik met Ron “Stray Dog” Hall at a biker church in the Ozarks. Granik, a 52-year-old filmmaker from New York, was in the Missouri mountains to make “Winter’s Bone,” the 2010 indie drama that catapulted Jennifer Lawrence to stardom and earned four Oscar nominations, including best picture. The man seated next to Granik – burly, bearded, tattooed and kind-eyed – caught her attention.

A biker named ‘Stray Dog’ postpones Granik’s Ozarks exit

Debra Granik met Ron “Stray Dog” Hall at a biker church in the Ozarks. Granik, a 52-year-old filmmaker from New York, was in the Missouri mountains to make “Winter’s Bone,” the 2010 indie drama that catapulted Jennifer Lawrence to stardom and earned four Oscar nominations, including best picture. The man seated next to Granik – burly, bearded, tattooed and kind-eyed – caught her attention.

A biker named ‘Stray Dog’ postpones Granik’s Ozarks exit

Debra Granik met Ron “Stray Dog” Hall at a biker church in the Ozarks. Granik, a 52-year-old filmmaker from New York, was in the Missouri mountains to make “Winter’s Bone,” the 2010 indie drama that catapulted Jennifer Lawrence to stardom and earned four Oscar nominations, including best picture. The man seated next to Granik – burly, bearded, tattooed and kind-eyed – caught her attention.

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Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family

In “Amy,” performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess. Critics love it – but it has left her family hurt and angry.

KC playwright takes her play to New York International Fringe Festival

Vicki Vodrey’s “Hard Day’s Night,” first seen by Kansas City audiences last summer, will be performed at the New York International Fringe Festival. Gorilla Theatre, meanwhile, is being retired by founder David Luby, bringing to an end the annual outdoor performances of plays by ancient Greek dramatists.

Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family

In “Amy,” performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess. Critics love it – but it has left her family hurt and angry.

KC playwright takes her play to New York International Fringe Festival

Vicki Vodrey’s “Hard Day’s Night,” first seen by Kansas City audiences last summer, will be performed at the New York International Fringe Festival. Gorilla Theatre, meanwhile, is being retired by founder David Luby, bringing to an end the annual outdoor performances of plays by ancient Greek dramatists.

 

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‘Spoils’ is a smoky haze of hilarity

Of all the gin joints in all the world, thank goodness the gang from Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die productions wandered into Swingyard, the fictional jazz club where the moody noir spoof “The Spoils Before Dying” begins.

‘Spoils’ is a smoky haze of hilarity

Of all the gin joints in all the world, thank goodness the gang from Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die productions wandered into Swingyard, the fictional jazz club where the moody noir spoof “The Spoils Before Dying” begins.

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