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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:00 am


'Marvel' star causes a stir at theater

Associated Press

Moviegoers in New Jersey got a surprise visit over the weekend from a super-hero.

Actress Brie Larson, star of “Captain Marvel,” appeared at a movie theater Saturday night in Clifton, New Jersey, about 10 miles west of New York.

The North Jersey Record reports theater patrons at the AMC Theater initially didn't seem to notice Larson, who was dressed in a Captain Marvel sweat suit. But soon her appearance caused a stir, and numerous photos posted online showed her posing with fans and even serving popcorn from a concession stand.

Musicians picket

Striking musicians at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are grabbing picket signs instead of piccolos after a lack of progress in contract talks.

Musicians walked a picket line Monday in front of Orchestra Hall, a day after an afternoon performance and negotiations that stretched into Sunday evening. They say management is trying to reduce their pension benefits after nearly a year of negotiations.

The contract expired last September and had been extended to last weekend.

Woodstock museum

A bass guitar and handwritten song lyrics will be among the artifacts related to the original Woodstock concert heading to a museum for display.

The museum at the site of the concert in upstate New York says it will open for the 2019 season March 30 with an exhibit marking the concert's 50th anniversary.

The Museum at Bethel Woods says the exhibit will include instruments, clothing, equipment, art and photography. Highlights include a bass guitar and a tunic from Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane and handwritten lyrics for “Goin' Up the Country” by Alan Wilson of Canned Heat.

Women wanted

This has been dubbed the “Year of the Woman,” and we want to celebrate that.

Often women talk about the parts of their body they don't like, so we are changing things up. We want to hear from all you beautiful women about the parts of your body that you love and why you find it so fabulous. Send in your description, along with your name, city of residence and a contact number for possible publication to Terri Richardson at or The Journal Gazette, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46807. Deadline for submissions is March 29.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress Barbara Feldon is 86. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 73. Singer-songwriter James Taylor is 71. Singer Bill Payne is 70. Actor Jon Provost is 69. Bassist Steve Harris is 63. Actress Lesley Manville is 63. Singer Marlon Jackson is 62. Actor Courtney B. Vance is 59. Actor Titus Welliver is 57. Actress Julia Campbell is 56. Actor Aaron Eckhart is 51. Singer Holly Williams is 38. Actor Samm Levine is 37. Actor Jaimie Alexander is 35. Actress Kendall Applegate is 20.