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The Hikarigaoka Girls High School Wind Orchestra from Okazaki, Japan featuring Conductor Kentaro Hino, will perform for 50 minutes as part of a free concert scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 in the Performing Arts Center at Sun Prairie High School, 888 Grove St.

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“Queen & Slim” came in fourth place at the weekend box office. It’s not hard to see why the film finished so low -- it’s playing on fewer than half the screens of higher-ranking holdovers “Frozen II,” “Knives Out,” and “Ford v Ferrari.”

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The holiday season means delicious food and parties galore. If you’ve been dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, there’s no reason to throw away all your hard work. You just need to make adjustments to your routine so you can enjoy the season guilt-free.

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“Knives Out” bills itself as a whodunit mystery, and to a degree it is, but the “it” in question isn’t what it appears to be. The advertising has let it be known that the film revolves around the death of wealthy mystery author Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) from an apparent suicide. …

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It’s a long way from Sun Prairie to southern Italy. For Debbie and Steve Meyer and Glenn and Kris Schmidt, the 16-day journey in October with friends spanned thousands of miles and more than 100 years.

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Hosting family and friends for a cookie exchange party is a wonderful way to start or continue a holiday tradition. Here are a few tips for hosting a cookie party exchange:

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There were things about 2013’s “Frozen” that instantly made it a Disney classic: the spectacular ice-and-snow animation, the engaging princesses Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel), and of course, the rightfully iconic Oscar-winning musical number “Let It Go.”

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Come to the 5th Annual Jolly Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair to benefit OccuPaws Guide Dogs. This event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prairie View Middle School, 400 N. Thompson Road in Sun Prairie.

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When Thanksgiving is over, the most prominent reminders of the holiday are the abundant number of leftovers in containers in my refrigerator. Don't waste those delicious leftovers -- remix them! With some creativity and safe food handling, you can enjoy turkey-based meals that make delicious…

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Director Marielle Heller frames “ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ” as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pittsburgh.

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You won’t find many adults on the planet who are less of a gearhead than yours truly. I live in New York specifically because I don’t drive. I gave up on learning after five lessons, one of which saw a cop car behind me (I can’t say I got “pulled over” because what I did was slam on the brea…

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Veterans Day is not a holiday one typically associates with new movies, either in terms of box office or subject matter. With box office, there’s a clamor over which movie gets to dominate Christmas weekend, Thanksgiving, Easter, even the similarly military-themed Memorial Day, but ironicall…

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I've been preparing the same basic, traditional Thanksgiving menu for almost 35 years now. But in the past few years, our children have grown up, married and now have families of their own. Our tastes have changed, and our lives are more hectic. So what's a Diva to do?

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When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren isn’t prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including the ban on dancing. In this rolicking musical performed by Sun Prairie High School and directed by Jerry Award winning Marsha Heuer, the search to overcome loss and …

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It has been four years since we’ve had a Terminator movie with 2015’s “Terminator: Genisys.” But it has been 28 years since we’ve had a good Terminator movie with 1991’s “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”

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My father is a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. His sacrifices for this country, along with thousands of other men and women, are recognized on Veterans Day.

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The weekend before Halloween is notoriously bad for new releases. Everyone is going to want to see a Halloween movie, so it doesn’t pay to release something outside of horror or at least a horror-themed comedy. But it also doesn’t really pay to release a Halloween movie, because those movies…

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During the next three weeks, the Sun Prairie High School Jazz program will have two legendary jazz experiences when they perform with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra on Nov. 13 and host Maxine Gordon on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

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As promised, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” delivers the most vile, repugnant, terrifying creatures known to man. I’m speaking of course, about the three fairy godmothers (Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, and Juno Temple) who have watched over Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) since she was a baby.

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The Addams Family have been a part of American culture since their one-panel cartoons appeared in The New Yorker in 1938.

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes.

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John Thao now knows that you don’t wear a red shirt and khaki pants while back-to-school shopping at Target unless you want to help customers find the toilet paper in aisle 6.

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When Wizard World stops in Madison Oct. 25-27, “Freaks and Geeks” and “Inglourious Basterds” star Samm Levine will be not only one of the special guests, but also a panelist and interviewer for the three day show at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

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Fruits and vegetables are easier to come by in the summer months than in the fall and winter. But to stay healthy and ward off diseases, it’s important to include fruits and vegetables in your diet year-round.

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An air of menace and a cloud of controversy accompany the arrival of Todd Phillips’ “Joker” like a thick perfume. That, in itself, could be something to celebrate. Danger isn’t a quality often found in the sanitized corporate-made movies of today, least of all in the safe, fan-friendly world…

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Sun Prairie’s prince of paranormal, Chad Lewis, tracks down the unusual across the globe but a nearby spot is getting his attention these days.

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In "The Shape of Night" by Tess Gerritsen, a writer named Ava Collette attempts to escape a tragic event in Boston by fleeing to a remote area of Maine where she rents an isolated mansion that overlooks the coast.

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I am writing this review during the 2019 Emmy Awards, which is appropriate since the “Downton Abbey” TV series won quite a few Emmys back in the day. But I never watched an episode of the show, so this review is not coming from a place of nostalgia.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patricia Heaton is having a recurring dream she describes as "half prosperity, half panic," in which she and her husband are remodeling a massive apartment in New York City with a squad of designers. Then comes the unsettling part, when she wonders why and how they bought …

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Having stayed rigorously close to his native New York for much of his career, writer-director James Gray has lately been making up for lost time. His last film, "The Lost City of Z," journeyed into the Amazon, circa early 20th century. His latest, "Ad Astra," skitters across the solar system…