CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets Aug. 9-16
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CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets Aug. 9-16

Current Events spotlights exciting happenings in the coming week. If you’d like to contribute a listing, please email Current associate editor/senior reporter Leigh Blander at  Rock out at Abbot LibrarySaturday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. As part of this year’s Summer Reading 2023: Find Your Voice, Abbot Library, 3 Brooks Rd.,  is hosting author and pop culture historian Marty Gitlin to speak about one of the greatest eras in American music history. Enjoy video presentations of artists including Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bo Diddley. Gitlin will discuss the impact these rock and roll pioneers made on society and pop culture. He will also challenge people with trivia questions. Mor...
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Last chance to view MAA summer members show 

The Marblehead Arts Association welcomes the public to the historic King Hooper Mansion for its biannual summer members exhibit. The gallery, located on 8 Hooper St., hosts a varied collection of nearly 150 works available for purchase and viewing. The exhibit will close on August 6, making way for the MAA’s upcoming solo member shows.   ‘Blue Hill, Maine’ by Ray Crane is a hyper-realistic oil paintingincluded in the ‘fine arts’ category of the exhibit. The MAA is celebrating its 101st birthday and the legacies of many of its long-standing members, some of whom have been in the association for half a century, with a vibrant exhibit incorporating as many styles and mediums as years it has been around. Though the artwork includes everything from oil paint to fiberglass, the submi...
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MLT asks ‘Who Could Ask For Anything More’

Marblehead Little Theatre’s production of “Gershwin/Porter, Who Could Ask For Anything More” opened to a packed house on Friday, July 28, and will play through August 6. The ensemble gather to sing a group number in Act One of 'Gershwin/Porter: Who Could Ask For Anything More' CURRENT PHOTO / BENJI BOYD The MLT production team is especially excited to bring the show back nine years after its original 2014 debut. Producer Dayle Persons and director Betty Lautner commented that the show was incredibly popular in its first staging, and they've been excited to introduce a refreshed version to old fans and a new generation of theatergoers alike. Along with writer and director Anne Marylin Lucas, Persons and Lautner have worked together on more than 10 reviews of composers. Following t...
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A tale of jazz and tragedy: Gatsby musical debuts at Marblehead Little Theatre

"Be true to yourself. Money can’t buy you love. Be careful of the company you keep." These are all axioms and ideas baked into "The Great Gatsby," F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel, a kind of Shakespearian tragedy and a cautionary tale. And now, it's an American musical that had its world premiere on Friday night at Marblehead Little Theatre. The cast of ‘The Great Gatsby: An American Musical’ takes a bow on opening night on June 23. CURRENT PHOTO / WILLIAM J. DOWD Within the narrative labyrinth of "The Great Gatsby," we follow the perspective of narrator Nick Carraway, who finds himself living in close proximity to the wealthy and enigmatic Jay Gatsby, portrayed by James White. Gatsby is set on winning Carraway's cousin, Daisy Buchanan, played by Michelle Moran. How...
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Top Gun: Maverick Review

July 16, 2022“I was trying to be the father he lost, I wish I would have done it better,” says Maverick (Tom Cruise) about his relationship with Rooster (Miles Teller). But there’s no doubt that “Top Gun: Maverick” surpasses Tony Scott’s original. “Maverick” finds Maverick caught in a conundrum. He’s been kicked on account of cockiness from the Air Force’s experimental-planes division. On special order from Iceman (Val Kilmer), now a high-ranking officer, Maverick has another option: Go back to the elite "Top Gun" program to train a series of recent graduates for a top-secret mission. Among his students is Rooster, the son of Maverick’s best friend –– the predeceased Goose (Anthony Edwards in “Top Gun”) –– who holds Maverick accountable for setting him back in his Air Force caree...

FILM REVIEW: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

“The only ones who gods care about… is themselves,” Christian Bale’s Gorr, The God Butcher says, with incorrect grammar. To many critics, this quote rings true of the movie as a whole: Taika Waititi’s newest movie equals pure self-indulgence. But "Thor: Love and Thunder" is a masterpiece of visual and aural imagination. From its gorgeous tableaux-like fantasy settings to its costumes, colors and the skills of its actors, "Thunder" is a stunning adventure movie with an unrelenting pace once it picks up. "Thunder" provides an example for why the big screen has stuck, and should stick around. "Love and Thunder" finds the Norse god of thunder Thor, played with a mastery of comical timing by Chris Hemsworth, once again reunited with his love interest from the first two movies, D...
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