The following movies are showing at first-run theaters Regal Jewel 16 (RJ16), AMC Classic Galaxy 16 (CG16) and the Waco Hippodrome (WH). Letter grades for movies are from advance reviews; an NR means a movie was not reviewed.

Waco guitarist and band leader Classie Ballou has provided the live music for scores, if not hundreds, of good occasions during a five-decade career, so it’s only fitting that when he turns 80 years old, family and local musicians are returning the favor.

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As I write these words I’m listening to a song called “Gentle on My Mind.” In 1967, a singer and guitarist named Glen Campbell won two Grammy Awards for his recording of it, along with two more that year for “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” When he recorded these songs, Campbell was known in the business as a talented musician whose solo career just hadn’t taken off. Now it did.

Editor’s note: Nibbles is Access Waco’s bi-weekly mini-profile of Waco-area restaurants and food trucks that are new or have had a major change in menu or operations.

The following movies are showing at first-run theaters Regal Jewel 16 (RJ16), AMC Classic Galaxy 16 (CG16) and the Waco Hippodrome (WH). Letter grades for movies are from advance reviews; an NR means a movie was not reviewed.

Any parents of young children — or anyone thinking of hearing the pitter-patter of little feet — are urged to go to their local movie theater and see “The Glass Castle.” Not as a how-to guide, mind you. No, that might actually get you thrown in jail.

If we have learned anything from the Cooking Channel, it’s that talent isn’t defined by the ingredients you use but what you do with them. By that measure, director David F. Sandberg is an alchemist of the first order, taking the base — even leaden — components of horror and whipping them into a shivery chiffon of dread.

The Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” rocked this year’s Tony Awards, putting it on a must-see list for those Waco theater mavens lucky enough to make it to New York. For those with no New York in their immediate future, “Dear Evan Hansen” seems likely destined for non-delivery in Waco.

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reading up on the Peloponnesian War, a long and destructive conflict that took place about 2,500 years ago between the Greek states of Athens and Sparta. During part of the war, Athens was led by a military commander and politician named Pericles. He was also the person most responsible for building up the Acropolis in Athens, including the famous Parthenon.

Editor’s note: Nibbles is Access Waco’s bi-weekly mini-profile of Waco-area restaurants and food trucks that are new or have had a major change in menu or operations.

The following movies are showing at first-run theaters Regal Jewel 16 (RJ16), AMC Classic Galaxy 16 (CG16) and the Waco Hippodrome (WH). Letter grades for movies are from advance reviews; an NR means a movie was not reviewed.

Ah, August. It’s that time of year when you can head to your local multiplex to see Matthew McConaughey as an interplanetary David Copperfield who’s trying to use his “magics” to destroy a looming tower that protects the universe from ready-to-invade hordes of demons that linger just outside the universe. So, I guess, pretty far out there in space.

In “Detroit,” director Kathryn Bigelow concentrates and refracts the 1967 riots in that eponymous city through the lens of one of its most notorious yet largely forgotten incidents, when a group of white police officers tortured and murdered a group of teenagers at the Algiers Motel, then covered it up.

Last week I was on a Disney cruise ship, plying the waters of the Caribbean in a way that would make Frances Drake green with envy. While we made some of the same stops he did over the course of his swashbuckling career in the 1500s, I dare say our accommodations were better.

Editor’s note: Nibbles is Access Waco’s bi-weekly mini-profile of Waco-area restaurants and food trucks that are new or have had a major change in menu or operations.

The following movies are showing at first-run theaters Regal Jewel 16 (RJ16), AMC Classic Galaxy 16 (CG16) and the Waco Hippodrome (WH). Letter grades for movies are from advance reviews; an NR means a movie was not reviewed.

People don’t usually move very fast in Cold War thrillers. Mostly, the only time anyone runs is right before they get shot in the back. Most of the “action” happens in a film cabinet, down a back alley or with a silencer. The classic Cold War tale — which is to say a John le Carre one — is characterized by a deathly stillness: grave faces meeting under gray clouds.

There are five stages of grief in preparing to watch “The Emoji Movie .” The first is denial that this actually exists. The second is anger that now even storytelling has been reduced to those reductive blobs. The third is bargaining that, hey, they made “The Lego Movie” work against all odds so maybe some smart folks actually pulled this off. The fourth is depression that all movies ideas are just doomed to confuse “brands” for “ideas.” And the fifth is acceptance that, yes, of course that’s where we’re headed so let’s pull up a seat and make the most of it.

Lorena country bar Papa Joe’s Texas Saloon has been a comfortable spot to play for country singer-songwriter Kimberly Kelly whenever she’d come back to visit the home folks in Lorena.

Editor’s note: Nibbles is Access Waco’s bi-weekly mini-profile of Waco-area restaurants and food trucks that are new or have had a major change in menu or operations.

The following movies are showing at first-run theaters Regal Jewel 16 (RJ16), AMC Classic Galaxy 16 (CG16) and the Waco Hippodrome (WH). Letter grades for movies are from advance reviews; an NR means a movie was not reviewed.

Comic William Lee Martin says the Fine Tex-Mex Comedy Tour that he and fellow comedian Alex Reymundo have put together operates much like Tex-Mex cuisine: People like the result even if — or maybe because — culinary lines were blurred in the process.

Over the years, I’ve written about efforts by art museums around the country to get more people in the door. Some tactics I think are more appropriate than others: In general, I approve of those that take images of art to people outside the museums hoping to pique their curiosity as to what they might encounter inside.

Editor’s note: Nibbles is Access Waco’s bi-weekly mini-profile of Waco-area restaurants and food trucks that are new or have had a major change in menu or operations.

Western artists Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell did much to shape the public’s imagination of the American West through their illustrations, paintings and sculpture, but they shouldn’t be seen as mirror images, said Western art scholar B. Byron Price.

“Wish Upon” revives the Orientalist mysticism at the heart of the teen-friendly “Gremlins”— an enigmatic Asian artifact leads to mayhem and murder — but it’s nowhere as entertaining as the 1984 horror classic.

Zack Danielson stands in front of a video monitor at Waco video gaming center Lansharx Gaming, feet braced apart and headset over his eyes. He’s holding what appears to be a large, white plastic “D” with a glowing red bulb at its tip, pointing to the monitor screen.

Waco Civic Theatre stages the children’s production “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids,” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 1517 Lake Air Drive. $10, $8 for senior adults, students and military personnel. Go online at wacocivictheatre.org or call 254-776-1591 for tickets.

Editor’s note: Nibbles is Access Waco’s bi-weekly mini-profile of Waco-area restaurants and food trucks that are new or have had a major change in menu or operations.

The following movies are showing at first-run theaters Regal Jewel 16 (RJ16), AMC Classic Galaxy 16 (CG16) and the Waco Hippodrome (WH). Letter grades for movies are from advance reviews; an NR means a movie was not reviewed.