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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 Dr. Dog Mercury Ballroom 611 S. 4th St., 583-4555 mercuryballroom.com $23; 8 p.m. With a genuinely interesting twist on lo-fi 60s pop-rock, Dr. Dog was like My Morning Jacket in that, when they appeared on the national radar, it felt like a victory that this sort of oddball psychedelic sugar could get … Continued

BOOK: ‘Widow’ author and teacher 
explores pain and humor

“She will encase what is caustic deeply beyond a glassy surface.” The perceptive reader will see plenty of interest both at and beyond the surface in Michelle Latiolais’ story collection “Widow.” Two of the stories therein are Pushcart nominees — but the sequencing of the flash pieces and longer narratives adds to a cumulative impact … Continued

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THIS WEEK’S TWIN PEEKS INTERSTELLAR 2014; $22.98; PG-13 Director/Writer Christopher “The Dark Knight” Nolan struggles to visualize higher orders of math, the joys of science and our ultimate destiny — to colonize a universe beyond our understanding — for the unwashed masses. Frankly, due to an ever-expanding moron segment of our gene pool it may … Continued

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<culture> WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 ‘The Louisville Table’ Zephyr Gallery 610 E. Market St., 812-786-0026 ideaslouisville.com 5:30-7:30 p.m. As a foodie city, Louisville likes to eat and socialize. Those concepts, after passing through the creative mind of artist Jakub Szczesny, resulted in “The Louisville Table.” This “social” appliance is designed to facilitate collaborative cooking. It’s definitely … Continued

ART: ‘Teatime’ exhibit stirs the love of the pot

What is it about teapots that make collectors go crazy? They have an obvious function, yet are rarely used to actually pour tea. I have to admit I am one of the crazed, with pots scattered around my house by local artists Laura Ross, Laura George and Tonya Johnson, just to name a few. So … Continued

THEATER: Casts of ‘Dot’ and ‘I Will Be Gone’ deliver the goods

We are our memories. We store them up like a fragile treasure, moment by moment, layer by layer. We’re constantly sifting through them, re-examining them, re-sorting them, in the hope we can understand the present or divine the future. And we’re incessantly sharing them with others in every imaginable social context. We recognize that memories … Continued

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THIS WEEKS’S TWIN PEEKS INTO THE WOODS 2014; $22.98; PG Right up front: We aren’t slobbering fans of this musical. It’s entertaining; we just don’t think that its Stephen Sondheim’s best work, with too many songs that simply don’t stand on their own. That said, Anna Kendrick makes a wonderful Cinderella and James Corden is … Continued

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THIS WEEK’S TWIN PEEKS ANNIE 2014; $17.98-38.98; PG When we first met Quvenzhané Wallis, she was just a tiny, amazing force of nature, perfectly at home with the “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Here she moves to the jungles of NYC as the titular unstoppable foster child in this popular Broadway favorite. Her Daddy Warbucks … Continued

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<art> WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 Artist talk and 
display by 
Koren Shadmi Zephyr Gallery 610 E. Market St., 812-786-0026 ideaslouisville.com 5:30-7:30 p.m. Illustrator and cartoonist Koren Shadmi is in town, courtesy of IDEAS and the National Endowment for the Arts-funded XLerateART grant that has him working with the Mayor’s Summer Works program. While he’s learning about Louisville, we … Continued