Entertainment Briefs

Choral Concert

The ULV Chorale and Chamber Singers present “Candelight Christmas: Celebrate the Season,” featuring holiday music to ring in the holiday season. The concert starts at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow. General admission is $5, students are free.

Music Charts

Country singer Shania Twain’s album “Up” sits atop both The Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums tally. While, Tim McGraw’s album “Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors” sold 602,000 copies, to bring it to No. 2 in both charts, according to www.billboard.com. The album also saw its best sales week ever.

Out This Week

The much anticipated comedic pairing of Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro is here in the form of “Analyze That” the sequel to the 1999 hit “Analyze This.” The sequel finds De Niro’s mobster character faking a psychological illness to get out of prison.

Holiday Movies

The second chapter in the J.R.R. Tolkien series is coming to theaters on Dec. 18. “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” finds the hobbits Frodo and Sam braving dangerous obstacles to have the evil ring destroyed.

“Gangs of New York,” directed by Martin Scorsese, is set in 19th Century New York City. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a young man seeking vengeance against Bill “The Butcher” Poole, the man who killed his father. “Gangs” opens on Dec. 20.

— Gloria Diaz

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