Author Archives: Erin McCracken

About Erin McCracken

I'm a FlipSide reporter covering all things entertainment in southcentral Pennsylvania. Contact me at emccracken@ydr.com or leave a comment.

New releases: ‘Hypnotic Eye’ by Tom Petty, ‘The Other Woman,’ Remastered version of ‘The Last of Us’

Each week, we’ll post our picks for new albums, DVDs, books and video games. Leave a comment to share your picks. HEAR: Petty album worth the wait “Hypnotic Eye” is lucky 13 for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. It’s also … Continue reading

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Meet York’s new Appell Arts Fellow: Dillon Samuelson

Dillon Samuelson doesn’t usually paint ponds or landscapes. The Lititz native and recent York College grad focuses on illustrations and portraiture. But Samuelson, 22, said he wants to participate in York area events to become familiar with the art scene. … Continue reading

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Regal Cinemas giving away free nachos, Hollywood trip through cheesy selfie contest

Feeling cheesy today? Bust out a goofy grin or wacky pose for the chance to win free food from Regal Cinemas. According to a news release, the theater chain is hosting a cheesy selfie contest on Twitter and Instagram. People … Continue reading

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FlipSide guide 7/24/14: Old Crow Medicine Show, Hanover Dutch Festival, Theatre Under the Trees

Find out what’s up this weekend. And check out more events in our newsletter and on our regional pages. Festivals: – Explore 300 vendor tents, see a classic car show and snack on a bratwurst or apple strudel during the … Continue reading

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What is the 2014 song of the summer? ‘Fancy,’ ‘Rude’ or ‘Stay With Me’?

Oh, summer. You’re a time for sun, sand and songs that practically play on loop everywhere you go. Last year, it was “Blurred Lines,” “Get Lucky” and “Royals.” This year, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo and Calvin Harris are … Continue reading

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New releases: ‘Trouble in Paradise’ by La Roux, ‘GMO OMG’ and ‘Wii Sports Club’

Each week, we’ll post our picks for new albums, DVDs, books and video games. Leave a comment to share your picks. HEAR: Album plays to summer blues British signer and fiery redhead La Roux laments about love gone wrong on … Continue reading

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DreamWrights hosts Teen Masquerade Ball, hopes to grow teen programs

DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre mom Kim Dinneen emailed me late last week to let me know about a Teen Masquerade Ball 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 18, at the community theater. I stopped by and found out that … Continue reading

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FlipSide guide 7/17/14: Artscape, Brews & Blues, Pennsylvania Reunion Fest

Find out what’s up this weekend. And check out more events in our newsletter and on our regional pages. Festivals: – Get in motion at the 33rd annual Artscape festival Friday to Sunday in Baltimore, Md. The event will focus … Continue reading

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Wynn Las Vegas welcomes ‘Popeye’ by Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons is everywhere these days. A retrospective of the York County native’s work opened last month at the Whitney Museum in New York City. His large plant installation — “Split-Rocker” — is the centerpiece of Rockefeller Plaza. He is … Continue reading

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New releases: Bleachers album, ‘Rio 2,’ Harper Lee biography

Each week, we’ll post our picks for new albums, DVDs, books and video games. Leave a comment to share your picks. HEAR: Don’t sit out this debut Bleachers, a Jack Antonoff project, released its debut “Strange Desires” this week. Add … Continue reading

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