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For movies opening October 24, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening October 24, 2014     BIG BUDGET FILMS   Ouija (PG-13 for disturbing violence, frightening images and mature themes) Horror flick about a tight-knit group of teens who unwittingly awaken a dormant dark force when they decide to investigate the mysterious murder of a friend who perished right after recording herself playing a board game. … [Read More its Good for You...]

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“E.T.” Inspired Adventure Arrives on DVD

Earth to Echo DVD Review by Kam Williams "E.T." Inspired Adventure Arrives on DVD   Most people know E.T. revolves around several kids who befriend an alien stranded on Earth and eager to return home before ill-intentioned adults can do him any harm. That coming-of-age classic landed four Academy Awards back in 1983, and was even voted the best sci-fi of all time in a recent survey by Rotten Tomatoes. But if you’re too young to remember Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Zach Braff DVD Features Delightful, Dysfunctional Family Dramedy

Wish I Was Here DVD Review by Kam Williams Zach Braff DVD Features Delightful, Dysfunctional Family Dramedy     As an actor, Zach Braff is most closely associated with the character J.D. from Scrubs, the Emmy-winning sitcom which enjoyed a nine-year run on network television from 2001 to 2010. As a director, he’s best known for Garden State, the quirky, semi-autobiographical feature film where he played a struggling actor who returns to his hometown in Jersey for … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Books

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If I Were You, and You Were Me, Opens February 12 at Gallery C

  February 12 – March 17, 2016 New Works by Elissa Farrow-Savos “Every piece I make is about storytelling, each a narrative of some woman somewhere, and every woman everywhere. My head is full of the reasons and meanings behind each piece – usually a convoluted combination of a very specific experience with a myriad of emotions and thoughts and opinions that could be many, many words, but instead is this one piece, or maybe two. There are common themes, such as physical, … [Read More its Good for You...]

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University Readers to Include Loving Healing Press Readings for Classrooms

  Loving Healing Press (LHP) and University Readers’ partnership allows professors to create textbook anthologies, quick and easy. University Readers has been a leading national publisher producing print and digital custom course packs and custom textbooks for thousands of instructors at over 650 universities and delivering high-quality course materials to more than 100,000 students since 1992. Their editors collaborate closely with instructors to find specific course … [Read More its Good for You...]

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7th Annual Ullr Fest at Diamond Peak Ski Resort, January 22 – 24

  January 22 – January 24, 2016 The 7th annual Ullr Fest, to raise funds for the Diamond Peak Ski Team, will be held January 22-24, 2016.  The action-packed weekend kicks off Friday with a Torch Light Parade, bonfire, and live music, and continues through Sunday with other events including races, competitions, food, entertainment and more. Diamond Peak reminds event attendees to come dressed in the best Ullr attire as the event is named for the Scandinavian god of winter and … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Lifestyle

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Gina the Dreamer

Gina Prince-Bythewood The “Beyond the Lights” Interview with Kam Williams Gina the Dreamer   Born on June 10, 1969, Gina Maria Prince-Bythewood studied film at UCLA before beginning her career as a writer for the TV sitcom, “A Different World.” In 2000, she made a noteworthy directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed Love & Basketball, which netted a dozen accolades during awards season, including a couple of NAACP Image Awards, a BET Award and several Black … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Arcane, Urbane & Insane Bourdain!

Anthony Bourdain The “Parts Unknown” Interview with Kam Williams Arcane, Urbane & Insane Bourdain!   Chef, author and world traveler Anthony Bourdain is an outspoken trailblazer with unique insights about food, culture and current events. Here, he talks about his life, career and his Peabody and Emmy-winning TV-series, Parts Unknown. Kam Williams: Hi Anthony, thanks for the interview. I love the show. I’m honored to have this opportunity to speak with … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Events

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters at St. Augustine Amphitheatre, March 6

  The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is proud to announce that legendary rock icon Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters with special guests The Sonics will perform at the Amphitheatre on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Tickets for Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters with special guests The Sonics will go on sale this Friday, January 15 at 10 a.m. With over 40 years of success as a solo singer/songwriter, former Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant continues to be a … [Read More its Good for You...]

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GRAMMY-Winning Rebirth Brass Band Live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, April 8

  The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly presents true New Orleans institution and GRAMMY-winning Rebirth Brass Band on Friday, April 8, 2016. Tickets for Rebirth Brass Band will go on sale this Friday, January 15 at 10am. "...saw the Rebirth Brass Band playing at the Maple Leaf Bar on Oak Street, and it changed my life. It was one of these transcendent musical experiences." - Ani DiFranco, Musician “Just saw the Rebirth Brass Band, unbelievable. hard as hell, free as a ray … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble at Whittemore Theater in Marlboro, February 16

  Date: February 16, 2016 Time: 7:00 pm Come enjoy a Latin jazz big band concert featuring the 20-piece Barbary Coast jazz orchestra from Dartmouth College, led by Don Glasgo, and featuring special guest star and Colombian rhythm master Gregorio Uribe and his percussion section. Composed almost entirely of non-music majors, the ensemble's repertoire extends from original compositions and arrangements to works by Ellington, Charles Mingus, Thad Jones, and contemporary jazz … [Read More its Good for You...]

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