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Past, Present, Future Blend Majestically in 'Kaili Blues'

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Kaili Blues presents a poetic prism on modern Chinese cinema.
Past, Present, Future Blend Majestically in 'Kaili Blues'

Songwriters of All Styles, Levels Share Their Songs and Suggestions

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Phrases such as "I like they key changes" and "It's all in the phrasing" met with nods and, and maybe even a smile or two.It was obvious that all were...
Songwriters of All Styles, Levels Share Their Songs and Suggestions

The Kids Are Cool, but Mom Thinks She Knows It All in 'Everything, Everything'

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Teens being teens, they both want more. Especially Maddy, who longs to actually go to the ocean, which by the looks of things, can’t be so far from this gorgeous...
The Kids Are Cool, but Mom Thinks She Knows It All in 'Everything, Everything'

You'll End Up Pulling for the Busker and the Whiskers in 'A Street Cat Named Bob'

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
You can’t help rooting for James to turn his life around for good. And for Bob to come out OK, too.
You'll End Up Pulling for the Busker and the Whiskers in 'A Street Cat Named Bob'

Be Ready for String Music to Be the Talk of the Carman Community Room

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
The Jefferson String Quartet will include Sonya Williams and Edgar Tumajyan on violin, Lindsay Groves on cello and Dana Huyge on viola.Classical music, yes.Traditional string quartet show, no."We will show...
Be Ready for String Music to Be the Talk of the Carman Community Room

Johnny Depp Sails 'Pirates of the Caribbean' into Creepy Waters for 'Dead Men Tell No Tales'

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow to continue Disney's moneymaking Pirates of the Caribbean series.
Johnny Depp Sails 'Pirates of the Caribbean' into Creepy Waters for 'Dead Men Tell No Tales'

She's Pretty Wonderful, Sure, This Woman

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Comic book lovers and TV viewers of a certain vintage certainly are no strangers to the powers of Wonder Woman.
She's Pretty Wonderful, Sure, This Woman

Flipping Through the Pages of the 2017 Used Book Sale Down Under

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Flipping Through the Pages of the 2017 Used Book Sale Down Under

When 'A Monster Calls,' Brave Lad Conor Searches for Answers

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Some things in Conor O’Malley’s life are all too real.
When 'A Monster Calls,' Brave Lad Conor Searches for Answers

The Kid in the Middle Is Truly 'Gifted'

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Frank Adler stood up when hard times came knocking.
The Kid in the Middle Is Truly 'Gifted'

'The Shack' Brings You to Places You Can Only Imagine

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Mack had things good in life. Lovely and loving wife. Three smart and connected children. A robust family dynamic that included curious talk and practice of faith that strayed just...
'The Shack' Brings You to Places You Can Only Imagine

New Blog Post

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
The new music series that fills the LPL’s Carman Community Room with wonderful sound starts this Sunday, Sept.
It's Time for Music to Fill the Carman Community Room Again

The Emotional Roar of Lion Stretches Long and Far

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Oh, what happened to 5-year-old Saroo.
The Emotional Roar of Lion Stretches Long and Far

Find Your Way to Personalized Gift Giving, Courtesy of Mr. G

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Keith Gatling, also known as our tech expert Mr. G, shows off his personalized sweatshirt at his Drop In Tech Help station in the LPL main room.
Find Your Way to Personalized Gift Giving, Courtesy of Mr. G

The Kid returns a man, and he's ready to be a rock for his community

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Josh Burke was 17 years old the last time I sat with him in a conference room, talking rock music and life.
The Kid returns a man, and he's ready to be a rock for his community

Denzel Washington comes up large in 'Fences,' and Viola Davis is more than his match

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis find the uneasy peace in 'Fences.' (From IMDb.com)
Denzel Washington comes up large in 'Fences,' and Viola Davis is more than his match

We all won because these 'Hidden Figures' reached for the stars

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
African American women mathematicians played a critical role in the early success of NASA. (Photo from IMDb.com)
We all won because these 'Hidden Figures' reached for the stars

Gosling, Stone sing and dance their way into a faraway 'La La Land'

Mark Bialczak | 5 years ago
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling spin for each other's affection in 'La La Land.' (Photo from IMDb.com)
Gosling, Stone sing and dance their way into a faraway 'La La Land'

Volunteers boost Big Book Sale Down Under year round

Mark Bialczak | 6 years ago
Patrons roll up in the underground parking garage and drop their once-cherished books into the big blue bins.They walk up to staffers behind the customer service desk and hand over...
Volunteers boost Big Book Sale Down Under year round

Woody Allen's 'Cafe Society' lets us love his characters but not his whole story

Mark Bialczak | 6 years ago
Woody Allen did a lot right in his direction of Cafe Society, the Hollywood legend’s period piece about a New York City kid coming of age in the 1930s.
Woody Allen's 'Cafe Society' lets us love his characters but not his whole story

Our Communication Guy's 10 worst movies from 2016

Mark Bialczak | 6 years ago
There were some stinkers on my list this year.
Our Communication Guy's 10 worst movies from 2016

Our Communication Guy's favorite 10 movies from 2016

Mark Bialczak | 6 years ago
I sat and pondered with the list of first-run and Blu-Ray/DVDs I’d watched these past 12 months, thinking about the effect they’d had on me in the theater or on...
Our Communication Guy's favorite 10 movies from 2016

Sophistafunk lays down a good 'Real Vibration'

Mark Bialczak | 6 years ago
I never saw a Sophistafunk set where people weren't up, out, flying about in the middle of a great time.The new album from Real Vibration the Syracuse funk and hip-hop...
Sophistafunk lays down a good 'Real Vibration'

Edgar Pagan sounds sweet, with support from many cool friends

Mark Bialczak | 6 years ago
Edgar Pagan can make a few calls, send a couple of emails, punch out a text or three and put together a CD that stands up to anything out there...
Edgar Pagan sounds sweet, with support from many cool friends

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