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Movie review: ‘Pets’ have a lot of secrets in this enjoyable kids film

A movie about what pets do during the day is a winning premise. Of course we want to know what those adorable creatures with whom we share our lives are up to, and so “The Secret Life of Pets” is here to explore those possibilities. Turns out their days are much more dramatic and crazier than ours, with all sorts of underworld pet societies and warring animal factions. There’s apparently a lot to keep secret in the lives of these pets.
 

Symphony welcomes solist

Sunday marks the first Grays Harbor Symphony concert of the Bishop Center season. This event is called “Hidden Treasures” and will showcase lesser known works like Beethoven’s “12 German Dances”, Grainger’s “Molly on the Shore”, and Vaughan Williams’ “Rhosymedre.” In addition, a live soundtrack will accompany Hilary Audus’ animated short film “The Bear.” The film won a Peabody Award in 1998 and its soundtrack was composed by Howard Blake.

McDonnell brings the Irish tradition back

If Ireland could be described by one attribute, it would have to be storytelling. No nation on the planet has made more raconteurs more often than Ireland. So it should delight most locals to know that one of Ireland’s best is coming here to the Harbor during 2015 Irish Music Festival that started this week.