Movie Watch: Films opening in Amarillo the weekend of April 8

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A moody mystery, a brash Melissa McCarthy comedy and a first-person POV action flick are headed to theaters in Amarillo this weekend, as are a boisterous classic comedy and a epic ballet direct from Russia.

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Play Here’s Weekend (and Beyond) Activities for April 8

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Activities this weekend and in the days to come include a speech by a real “Shark,” the kick-off of our Earth Month activities at Amarillo Zoo, a staging of one of the best dramas ever written and more.

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Close ties, not competition, for three top Amarillo bands

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Three of the city’s best Americana bands – Burt’s four-person group, Eddie & The Eat and Playa Lake – will give a Friday show the Golden Light Cantina.

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Merle Haggard, country’s outlaw icon: An appreciation

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Country music legend Merle Haggard, the outlaw “Okie from Muskogee,” died today on his 79th birthday. Fiercely independent and a working man’s troubadour, he influenced country music like few others.

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FASO anniversary season to close with world-renowned organist

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One of England’s top organists will perform Sunday to close out Friends of Aeolian Skinner, Opus 1024’s 10th anniversary season.

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PPHM to examine influential Texas Impressionist in new exhibition

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When the Impressionist movement was at full bloom in Paris, Texas was still mostly the dusty land of legend.

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Laurie R. King on falling in love with Sherlock along with her character

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At first, mystery author Laurie R. King wasn’t too much of a fan of Sherlock Holmes – despite creating a character who would eventually marry the storied detective.

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CMA to kick off Beethoven retrospective series

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Audiences will hear the progression of one of the most iconic classical composers in the first of three planned concerts highlighting Ludwig van Beethoven’s sonatas for violin and piano.

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‘Frightening and exhilarating’ drama ‘Virginia Woolf’ to open Thursday at ALT

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George and Martha (Don Washburn, back, and Heather Manderson, right) preside over a drunken night of truths and lies with Nick and Honey (Michael Froschheiser and Marlee Wall) in Amarillo Little Theatre’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” opening Thursday in the ALT Adventure Space.

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New season of ‘Midwife’ ready for delivery

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Call the Midwife leaps into a new decade when it returns for its fifth season Sunday. #PlayHerePBS

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Play Here’s Live Music Picks for the weekend of April 1 and beyond

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Live music picks for the weekend include some top Red Dirt and Texas country musicians, a popular indie duo bringing some sibling revelry to town, and more.

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Burns’ ‘Jazz’ swings back onto PBS beginning today

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For the first time in 15 years, PBS will rebroadcast the tuneful third of Ken Burns’ American trilogy, 'Jazz.' #PlayHerePBS

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Movie Watch: Films opening in Amarillo the weekend of April 1

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Films opening in Amarillo this weekend include a comeback vehicle for a star you really, really like; a decidedly non-“Downton” role for Maggie Smith; Loki as a country music legend; and a sequel to a surprise faith-based hit.

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Play Here’s Weekend Activities for April 1

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April kicks off with a slew of activities – the reopening of Amarillo’s own amusement park, the monthly Sunset Center art walk, Amarillo Opera’s staging of a beloved classic and much more.

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Maggie Smith adds acidic bite to ‘Lady in the Van’

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Smith’s acidity cuts through the sugar, and “Lady” turns out to be a sentimental but entertaining film. #PlayHerePBS

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