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Entertainment Buzz: Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Major movies opening this weekend

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Debuting on the big screen this weekend, the comedy sequel “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” the animal documentary ” Monkey Kingdom,” and the low-budget, R-rated, horror flick, “Unfriended .” “Mall Cop 2” and “Unfriended” will probably do well this weekend.  Nevertheless,  neither is expected to match the draw of the juggernaut, “Furious 7,” which will most likely hold onto to first place at the box office for a third consecutive week. More here.

Emmy-winning local filmmaker’s two documentaries to air on PBS station

Photo courtesy Peter  Musurlian

Photo courtesy Peter Musurlian

Burbank city employee/documentary filmmaker, Peter Musurlian, has a major achievement coming up. Two of his documentaries will air ,back to back,  on the local PBS station KLCS, Sunday, April 19 at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, April 21 at 8 p.m. “Historic Armenia” and “The 100-Year-Old Survivor” both  focus attention on the  Armenian Genocide. More on Musurlian, the documentaries, and the struggle to not let the world forget a tragic period in history here.

“Words by Ira Gershwin” opens tonight at The Colony

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“Words by Ira Gershwin” is a musical play about one of the legendary Gershwin brothers. Collaborating with his brother George, the duo worked on more than 20 Broadway musicals and motion pictures. Also, the brothers won acclaim for their folk opera “Porgy and Bess” (1935).

Ira Gershwin is the lyricist behind such classic songs as “I got Rhythm” (1930), “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” (1937) “Long Ago And Far Away “(1944),   and “The Man That Got Away”, (1954) . The play provides “insights and tales about his legendary collaborations,” according to a news release.

“Words by Ira Gershwin” opens on Saturday, April 18 and runs through Sunday May 17, 2015 at The Colony 555 North 3rd Street in Burbank. Show times, tickets, and more information here.

“The Aubree Sweeney Variety Show” a sellout at Big Victory Theatre

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- The Victory Theatre 3326 West Victory Boulevard Burbank 91505

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — The Victory Theatre 3326 West Victory Boulevard Burbank 91505

Last Saturday, “The Aubree Sweeney Variety Show” took over the Big Victory Theatre in Burbank. A sellout crowd showed up to be entertained by a talented lineup of performers. Producer Aubree Sweeney says it was huge success and another one is in the works.

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