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For movies opening August 22, 2014

OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening August 22, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS Are You Here (R for sexuality, nudity, profanity and drug use) Road comedy revolving around a couple of lifelong friends’ (Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis) return trip to their hometown so one can collect an inheritance from his recently-deceased, estranged father. Featuring Amy Poehler, Edward Herrmann and Jenna Fischer. If I Stay … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Top Ten DVD List for August 19, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams     Top Ten DVD List for August 19, 2014                       The Empty Hours http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KFOAQJG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00JPS7HOA/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Fourth Season http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00FEP9MYG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Weekend Getaway Turns Gory in High Body-Count Slasher Flick

Jersey Shore Massacre Film Review by Kam Williams   Weekend Getaway Turns Gory in High Body-Count Slasher Flick    When Teresa (Danielle Dallacco) and her girlfriends arrive at their rental house on the Jersey Shore, they’re shocked to learn that their sleazy stoner landlord (Ron Jeremy) already let someone else have the place for the weekend.  Luckily, Teresa’s mobster Uncle Vito (Dominic Lucci) happens to have a summer home sitting empty in the nearby Pine Barrens, since … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Books

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Thoughts From A Unicorn: 100% black. 100% jewish. 0% safe.

Thoughts from a Unicorn: 100% black. 100% jewish. 0% safe. by MaNishtana Foreword by Saul Sudin Hyphen Publishing Paperback, $19.95 392 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-61574758-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “Born to an African-American Orthodox Jewish family, MaNisshtana has spent his life being Black, being Jewish, fielding questions and accusations from all sides, and occasionally just Being. Through this witty, straight-talking collection of memoirs, essays, and a few … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Cold Shot: A Clever Suspense by Mark Henshaw

Cold Shot: A Clever Suspense by Mark Henshaw  ~ Book Review by Amy Lignor The number one factor that makes a thriller memorable is whether or not the story is clever. Henshaw brought it in his first novel, Red Cell, and has most definitely delivered once again by creating one of the most clever thrillers in quite a while   CIA Red Cell analysts, Kyra Stryker and Jonathan Burke, are on the case - hunting for an Iranian nuclear scientist who is bound and determined to build … [Read More its Good for You...]

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A Hunter is Center Stage Once More in The Catch by Taylor Stevens

A Hunter is Center Stage Once More in The Catch by Taylor Stevens Book Review by Amy Lignor Vanessa Michael Monroe is known as a bit of a chameleon. She is a definite hunter who has built her reputation on getting things done, whether it be dangerous things, or shady deals in the legal realm, Vanessa knows what it takes to succeed. Usually on the go and traveling near and far, Vanessa behaves much like a man, especially when she heads into countries that don’t exactly hold women in … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Lifestyle

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There Is Nothing Like a Damon

Damon Wayans, Jr. The “Let’s Be Cops” Interview with Kam Williams There Is Nothing Like a Damon   Damon Wayans, Jr. is a member of the famed Wayans family, creators of the groundbreaking television series In Living Color, the Scary Movie franchise, and much more. Damon made his film debut in Blankman, a superhero comedy that starred his father. He also appeared in his dad’s television series My Wife and Kids before striking out on his own as a stand-up comic on Def Comedy … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Laugh Until You Cry

Laugh Until You Cry ~ Amy Lignor I was a kid. I had the best family imaginable, yet I felt out of place. The only thing I could really do well was make up jokes when others weren’t feeling all that good. Even today, as my Mom struggles with retirement and getting older, she’ll cry at times because she feels like a burden (which, by the way, she is not). But even at those times, I can tell a joke, or change my voice in such a way that makes the tears go away and she laughs again, … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Gentleman Jim Clyburn

Congressman James Clyburn The “Blessed Experiences” Interview with Kam Williams Gentleman Jim Clyburn James Enos Clyburn made history in 1993 when he became the first African-American to represent South Carolina in the House of Representatives since Reconstruction. Over the course of his tenure, he has served as Majority Whip and as Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and is currently the third-ranking Democrat in the House as the Assistant Minority … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Events

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Exchange Club of Indian River Honors Air Show President Todd Howder

  The Exchange Club of Indian River presented a certificate of appreciation and a gift certificate to Todd Howder, president of the 2014 Vero Beach Air Show, in honor of his contributions to the community. President David Walker presented him with this special award in gratitude for the air show’s contribution of $25,000 to the Indian River club’s Foundation. Other local organizations that received $25,000 from the proceeds of the show include the Exchange Club of the … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Rock the Park, Kanawha State Forest Swimming Pool Parking Lot, August 30

  August 30, 2014 Hosted by the Hot Rod Devils Car Club, "Rock the Park" features free open show Hot Rod Cruise-In and concerts. Music by The Kenneth Brian Band, Tyler Childers, Dave McCormick, Glen Dean Cecil Band, and The Cat Daddys. Food vendors on-site are Bridge Road Bistro, Gino's Pizza and Dem 2 Brothers BBQ. Family friendly. No alcohol event. Parking at noon. Rock the Park Info online Location: Kanawha State Forest Swimming Pool Parking Lot. Contact: … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Get Down in the Gorge – Music & Arts Experience, Ace Adventure Resort, August 30

  Date: August 30, 2014, 2014 Time: 9:00 am – 11:45 pm Join us for a celebration of small town living with BIG cultures and even BIGGER adventures.  It’s a day of swimming, laughter and games followed by an evening of dancing and live music in the New River Gorge.  The Beach Party will have kid’s activities family games and more. There will be local artists, farmers, vendors and storytellers featured throughout the day and bands for the evening include “Reverend Peyton’s … [Read More its Good for You...]

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