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Ben Affleck in "Argo," which he also directed.
Ben Affleck in "Argo," which he also directed.
Posted: October 14, 2012

Music

The Wonder of Wanda. Wanda Jackson, who turns 75 in a week, is enjoying a new round of attention and acclaim. The pioneering female rocker and "Queen of Rockabilly" made a splash last year with The Party Ain't Over. Now she's back with another tellingly titled set, Unfinished Business. Besides showing that she's still hot as a pistol, it also shows that she's a versatile singer with a voice that can be both serrated and sultry.

- Nick Cristiano


Wanda Jackson, with Daniel Romano, at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville. Tickets: $29.50 and $40. Information: 215-257-5808, www.st94.com.

Film

New this week: "Argo" ***1/2 (out of four stars). Ben Affleck directs and stars in a far-fetched but nonetheless factual tale of a CIA plot to extricate six U.S. Embassy workers from Tehran as the 1979 Iran hostage crisis unfolds. With Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, and crackling humor amid the suspense. R (violence, profanity, adult themes)

- Steven Rea

Family

Forest fun indoors. Explore South American rain forests at the Delaware Museum of Natural History's "Rain Forest Adventure" exhibition through Jan. 6. Visitors learn by becoming a research assistant, wearing a lab coat, and using microscopes and slides to examine bugs from the rain forest.


Rain Forest Adventure," 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike (Route 52), Wilmington. Hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $9; $7 ages 3 to 17; $8 for seniors; free 2 and younger. 302-658-9111 or www.delmnh.org.

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