Luke Matthews

Luke Matthews
porgyandbess

Wednesday, April 2, 201404/02/2014

REVIEW: Porgy and Bess at the Civic Center

Porgy and Bess may be one of the great love stories in all of theater, but can be difficult to get through for the non-opera fan.

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Monday, March 31, 201403/31/2014

Younkers was Des Moines’ Macy’s

It was more than just a building. For Luke, the Younkers Building was Des Moines’ “Little Macy’s.”

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Thursday, March 20, 201403/20/2014

Taking the Ride of My Life

Luke and Lolo Jones now have something in common – they’ve both been bobsledding.

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Friday, February 28, 201402/28/2014

REVIEW: Whirled News Tonight

Luke says it’s no “Daily Show,” but “Whirled News Tonight” is still a funny night at the theater.

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Thursday, February 27, 201402/27/2014

REVIEW: Jeff Dunham at Wells Fargo Arena

Comedian/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham proves he’s funny even without his trademark characters.

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Wednesday, February 19, 201402/19/2014

REVIEW: Blue Man Group

Luke says that Blue Man Group is easily one of the funniest and most engaging shows he’s ever seen at the Civic Center.

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Monday, February 17, 201402/17/2014

Freezin’ for a Reason

Why is Luke standing in the snow in swim trunks? He’s preparing.

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Monday, February 10, 201402/10/2014

Even big kids can love Disney Junior

Luke’s Review: You’re never too old for a little Disney magic.

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Monday, January 27, 201401/27/2014

Luke’s Grammy Wrap-Up

There were great moments, great performances, but a couple of moments that made me angry.

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Saturday, January 25, 201401/25/2014

REVIEW: I DO wanna be an American Idiot

(Disclaimer – I was provided complimentary tickets to American Idiot by Des Moines Performing Arts) In September 2004, Green Day…

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