The temperature outdoors cooled down, but factors certainly heated up on the NorShor phase Friday night with the premiere of “Footloose,” the musical dependent on the 1984 movie with its epic earworm title song. This is an fulfilling night of enjoyment, principally mainly because of the vitality of the younger forged customers elevating the materials.

Ren McCormack (Jacob Higdon) is pressured to relocate from Chicago to the isolated southwestern town of Bomont, the place Reverend Shaw Moore (Phillip Hoelscher) has outlawed dancing and rock audio. Ren likes each of all those matters, and he also likes Ariel (Hope Nordquist), the Reverend’s rebellious daughter.

So this is a story of a cultural and generational clash among adult conservatives and liberal teens, which may well sound like it is ripped from today’s headlines but is established in the distant previous when Unleaded Tremendous was $1.13 a gallon (reward details for getting the

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Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling’s cultural hub, is delighted to existing a definitely remarkable programme for its summer season period, using audiences correct by means of the close of September with an array of the greatest stay amusement in Scotland. Expertise advancement and diverse voices are at the heart of the year as Macrobert showcases main young Scottish theatre-makers Debbie Hannan & Uma Nada-Rajah, delivers light to expanding expertise Brido Hingwy, provides Indian American theatre artist Priyanka Shetty in her very first Uk tour and reveals rising illustrators together with the artwork of regional small children.

Macrobert will be internet hosting the preview of The Nationwide Theatre of Scotland’s assumed-provoking new demonstrate Exodus. Daring, satirical and uncomfortably humorous, Exodus explores systematic deception and the indifference to human struggling. Theatre-goers can also delight in Thunderstruck by David Colvin, an award-successful manufacturing about the hilarious and nevertheless remarkable story of the famous piper

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Sunday is a double holiday, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate Juneteenth and honor Dad on Father’s Day in San Antonio.

It’s also going to be a memorable weekend for fans of classic rap, Southern-fried comedy and the Blue Man Group. Here’s a look at the weekend’s arts and entertainment highlights.

Friday

Eli Young Band: This Denton band covers the relationship basics on its new album, “Love Talking,” embracing romance on the title track and shrugging it off in “Break Up in a Bar.” 8:30 p.m. Friday, Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306, New Braunfels. $25, whitewaterrocks.com.

David Rosales: L.A.-based Americana singer-songwriter and his Band of Scoundrels are on the road promoting the July release of their album “Revive.” In a statement, Rosales said he hopes the album, which includes the songs “Ask Her to Dance” and “Turn It Around,” “gives the world a much-needed dose of positivity.” 6

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Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats, a Labor Day custom in Metro Detroit for hundreds, is gearing up for a big anniversary this year — its 25th.

The popular four-day pageant returns Sept. 2-5 to downtown Royal Oak and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has signed a multi-12 months deal to continue on as the festival’s title sponsor. Flagstar Lender also has signed on to continue to be the presenting sponsor by way of 2025.

“It has been a worthwhile expertise to be a aspect of Arts, Beats & Eats, just one of the Midwest’s largest and most thriving festivals that brings outstanding art, remarkable songs and a mouthwatering array of food to downtown Royal Oak,” reported Raul Venegas, executive director of marketing and amusement & product sales for Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in a press launch.

This year’s pageant will again contain multiple phases with a wide variety

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I’ve lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for over 50 years.Leslie Walker

  • US News & World Report named Huntsville, Alabama, as the best US city to live in its annual ranking.

  • I’ve lived there for over 50 years and have watched the city grow before my eyes.

  • Apart from being a space-exploration hub, it’s filled with nature, entertainment, and community.

My family has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for six generations, setting down roots back when it was just a small rural farm town in the 1840s.

As a native of what’s now Alabama’s largest city, I’ve watched my hometown evolve before my eyes.

Now, the secret is officially out.

This year, Huntsville took home the top honors in US News & World Report’s annual list of the best places to live in the US. The ranking is determined by an analysis of both public data and user opinions of the

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