Friday, November 11, 2011

Blues Brothers mania this weekend

Posted on Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 2:10 PM

click to enlarge blues_brothers_1660615c.jpg
God bless Saturday Night Live. Sketch comedy from the iconic television series has brought the world feature films like It’s Pat, Wayne’s World, Coneheads, A Night at the Roxbury and The Blues Brothers. It’s Pat was creepy, and Wayne’s World, like, totally ruled, but The Blues Brothers is one cinematic pleasure you shouldn’t have to feel guilty about.

The first sketch comedy featuring Dan Aykroyd as convict Jake Blues and John Belushi as his brother Elwood Blues aired in 1978. Since then, the duo’s black suits, fedoras, sunglasses and raunchy R&B have graced the silver screen, and produced several albums and tours. Sure, John Belushi may be dead, but you can still catch the act featuring Dan Aykroyd and, John’s brother, Jim.

Or watch the revival tour featuring Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood. The live concert combines the comedy and hit songs from the original 1980 hit film as well as the five popular albums by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Watch Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi on today at 8 pm at Beasley Coliseum and watch The Official Blues Brothers Revue on Nov. 13 at the INB Performing Arts Center.

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , , , ,

Speaking of...

  • What Does the Fox Say?
  • What Does the Fox Say?

    To play the lead in Pippin, Naysh Fox had to learn acrobatics and knife throwing — and he's stoked
    • Jan 5, 2017
  • Where the Cards May Fall
  • Where the Cards May Fall

    A production of The Gin Game is raising funds for the Civic while celebrating the power of live theater
    • Jan 5, 2017
  • The Coloring Collective
  • The Coloring Collective

    The adult coloring book trend isn't a passing fad yet, and local artists are joining in on the trend
    • Dec 29, 2016
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Today | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
WVOLC Open House

WVOLC Open House @ West Valley Outdoor Learning Center

Sat., Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Top Topics in Bloglander

News (127)


Music (29)


Arts & Culture (21)


For Fun! (16)


What's Up? (12)


© 2017 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation