“Matilda the Musical”: Broadway’s favorite storybook

 

If New York City’s Shubert Theatre were a book, it would be Matilda Wormwood’s favorite kind. Inside the white-stone walls of the Gatsby-era playhouse, a teacher with a heart of gold shares the magic of learning with students, an Olympian turned headmistress occasionally practices her hammer throw on belligerent adolescents and touches of magic help stories come alive through the eyes of one little girl.

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Eatery a downtown gem for local foodies

With a name like Ode to Food & Drinks, expectations for a quality, out-of-the-box restaurant are undeniably high. But the typical foodie probably wouldn’t imagine these lofty aspirations being fulfilled in an office building. And although downtown Sioux Falls’ Cherapa Place is luxe as far as office buildings go, it’s an office building nonetheless. But that diamond-in-the-rough essence is what gives Ode to Food its undeniable charm – it’s like discovering a hidden gem each and every time you walk through the revolving doors.

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Damon’s latest blockbuster combines daring, dirt and disco to winning effects

Stranded on Mars, abandoned astronaut Mark Watney is faced with a choice: succumb to the starvation, injuries and harsh climes that threaten his life, or attempt to survive on this planet in the hopes of rescue. After all, help is only 140 million miles away. Luckily for viewers of director Ridley Scott’s film “The Martian,” Watney (played by a superb Matt Damon) chooses the latter, fighting throughout the 144-minute epic to return home to Earth.

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LA-based mag a refreshing ode to authenticity

Printed on the back of Darling Magazine is a promise. It begins with the publication’s mission to “be a catalyst for positive change,” ending with “women are not just here, but here for a purpose.” It’s a mantra clothed in the guise of a mission statement whose phrases, and the words in between, sum up Darling’s essence: the art of being a woman.

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