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  • Address: 1665 Wabash Ave. Phone: 726-8037 Website: www.osakaspringfield.com Credit/Debit cards accepted? Yes Kitchen Hours: 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. and 4:30-9:30 p.m Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. and 4:30-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday Entree price range: $10-38 for dinner entrees Children’s menu: Yes, kids portions are available on [...]
  • You will need to buy the jumbo popcorn to get through the 128 minutes of near-miss deaths, jump scares and dino carnage that devours “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Or maybe you’ll need to munch on the buttery, salty treat to endure the boredom that eventually sets in when the totally implausible story craps out and devolves into just another haunted-house flick. Where is Steven Spielberg’s adventurous spirit when you need it? At least this time Bryce Dallas [...]
  • BOSTON — After former Cleveland Cavalier all-star point guard Kyrie Irving got word he was traded to Boston last year, he did a happy dance — literally.He was on location in Atlanta, shooting an exuberant dance club scene in the new basketball comedy, “Uncle Drew,” in which Irving and his co-stars — NBA greats Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller and Nate Robinson — school some “young bloods” on the finer [...]
  • Very few moviegoers got to see writer-director Debra Granik’s first feature, the 2004 drama “Down to the Bone,” because beyond the festival circuit, it only got theatrical releases in New York and Los Angeles. The same was not true of her second, the gritty 2011 film “Winter’s Bone,” which earned Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence) and Best Supporting Actor (John Hawkes). Her newest, [...]
  • How long has “grease” been the word? Try 40 years. The iconic movie musical “Grease” marks its 40th anniversary this month?I was only about 5 when good girl Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) met bad boy Danny Zuko (John Travolta), but I wanted to go to Rydell High. Only problem was, the year was 1978 and Sandy and Danny attended high school in the 1950s. But, I didn’t care — the music was fun.“Grease” became [...]
  • Adam power, the director of Theater in the Park’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” watched the movie for the first time last weekend. While this is Power’s first time doing “The Little Mermaid,” it is not is first TIP show and not his first junior show either. Last year Power directed “Aladdin Jr.” at TIP. His favorite part of working on the show is the cast, who are all 18 or younger. “They work so [...]
  • Morgan Kaplan and Andrew Maynerich have done almost every job available in a Muni production, except for director. This year, the two are serving as co-directors and choreographers for “Sister Act” at The Muni. This isn’t the first time they’ve directed, though. Last year the duo directed “A Chorus Line” for Springfield Theatre Centre. While they have choreographed, assistant directed and performed in many Muni shows this is the first [...]
  • Get your gigs listed herePlease email us the name of your group, the type of music you play, and the time, date, location (with a street address) of your shows to events@sj-r.com. All items must be emailed and must be received by 5 p.m. Friday the week before publication.Note: All listings subject to change without notice.June 21Big Daddy Jasper, 6 p.m., Blue Grouch Pub, 510 W. Maple Ave.June 22Fun [...]
  • Those tourist destinations — Jurassic Park, followed by Jurassic World — on Isla Nublar, just off of Costa Rica, are long gone, due to the fact that some of its attractions would rather have eaten the tourists than be seen by them. But now, three years after the demise of Jurassic World, it’s those attractions — the cute little ones and the hungry, toothy, vicious huge ones — that are endangered. A volcano has erupted and is threatening to return the [...]
  • Currently, there are 4,696 professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and MLS and not a single player is openly gay. LA Galaxy player Robbie Rogers, who retired in November 2017, is the only openly gay athlete to have competed in professional sport. His choice did not encourage more athletes to do the same. Through personal stories and industry perspectives, “Alone in The Game,” explores why. It’s an eye-opening documentary about the challenges LGBTQ athletes face [...]
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