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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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Rainbow in the Cloud

Rainbow in the Cloud The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou Random House Hardcover, $20.00 128 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-8129-9645-6 Book Review by Kam Williams   “’Words mean more than what is set down on paper,’ Maya Angelou wrote in her groundbreaking memoir ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.’ Indeed, Angelou’s words have traveled the world and transformed lives—inspiring, strengthening, healing… Now, in this collection of sage advice, humorous … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Orgasm

Orgasm Photographs & Interviews by Linda Troeller and Marion Schneider Daylight Books Hardcover, $35.00 188 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-9897981-3-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “Due to the repression and shame imposed by patriarchy, we are still at the onset of exploration of female sexuality and eroticism. Not only does this book reveal the power, divinity, originality and necessity of female orgasm, but by giving women agency and voice regarding their sexuality, it … [Read More its Good for You...]

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‘Saffron Dreams’ Listed Among 50 Greatest Works of Immigration Literature

  by Ernest Dempsey Shaila Abdullah’s novel Saffron Dreams (2009), published by Modern History Press, has been listed among Open Education Database’s “50 Greatest Works of Immigration Literature.” Open Education Database (OEDb) is credited as the first organization to release online college rankings. Since its launch in 2007, OEDb has become the most comprehensive collection of online college rankings and free educational courses. Their recent list of 50 best fiction … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Lifestyle

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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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The Sound and the “Fury”

Michael Pena & David Ayer The “Fury” Interview with Kam Williams  The Sound and the “Fury”   Michael Pena was born in Chicago on January 13, 1976 to immigrant parents from Mexico . After graduating from high school, he answered an open casting call for the sequel to To Sir, with Love. He landed a role, relocated to L.A., and the rest is history. Michael went on to deliver memorable performances in Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Babel and The Lincoln Lawyer. He also … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Events

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Murfreesboro Photography Club Meeting, November 5

  Date: November 05, 2014 Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The Murfreesboro Photography Club meets the second monday night of the month at 6:30 in Murfreesboro. The club is open to all who are interested in Photography, from the professional to the beginner. Meetings are two hours, sometimes a little longer. This event occurs on the 5th day of every month. Location: 123 E Main St, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130 For more information about the club, email Shirley at … [Read More its Good for You...]

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Learn the Art of Grantwriting at Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, November 5

  Date: November 05, 2014 Time: 10: 00 am Spark the Fire Grantwriting Seminar is a highly-rated grantwriting class for beginning and intermediate grantwriters. The class focuses on inspiring grantwriters take their writing to the next level. This 5-hour seminar will teach participants how to write a compelling grant proposal, research new prospects, and build stronger relationships with grantmakers. Participants learn to weave a golden thread through the proposal that … [Read More its Good for You...]

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The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra, Mount Baker Theatre, November 2

  Date: November 02, 2014 Time: 4:00 pm Whoever thinks a certain plucked string instrument from Hawaii is boring is about to learn to think again. From the very first glimpse of Hawaiian garlands and elegant bowties, it’s clear this ensemble is one-of-a-kind. This unusual British orchestra wows the public with its quirky shows. In the repertoire are contrasting pieces from classical to rock, from oldies to current hits, and even from long-forgotten treasures to those … [Read More its Good for You...]

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