TCMI Event Center, July 1

Irregular (real name Dusty Marshall) provided a culture shock to the largely adolescent crowd at the TCMI Center (Truth Christian Ministries International) with rap music that wasn’t laced with profanity. His set, which included songs from his second album, Merely A Glimpse, and beats by DJ 12 and J-Mac, was like a story of his life. He mixed animated rapping and spoken-word poetry, leading up to the show’s climax: Irregular rapped his testimony, using beats from Kanye West’s hits “Power” and “Gold Digger.” The song detailed his past drug addiction and how the program Celebrate Recovery helped him move on. (Now he is a leader there.) Most of the proceeds for the concert went toward scholarships for middle school students to go to summer camp. ★★★☆☆

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By Tribune Media Services

(PG-13) ★★☆☆☆ The year is 1987; the place is L.A.’s Bourbon Room, whose debaucheries have drawn the ire of the clean-it-up! Mayor’s wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones). All is riding on soul-spent rocker Stacie Jaxx (Tom Cruise). While the owner (Alec Baldwin) frets, young love blooms between two employees (Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta). While Cruise is certainly a sight, there’s something off in director Adam Shankman’s tone and pacing, leaving this a long way from true, trashy exhilaration.



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