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Dream High

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Just Believe

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All I Need to Know I Learned in Music Class

Those who know me know that I am passionate about the arts and have even worked as a lobbyist for the arts in the schools. Unfortunately, when school budgets are tight the first cuts are to the arts. Many schools no longer have art classes but have resorted to “art on a cart” which consists

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The Call Rings Busy

  At the beginning of The Call Halle Berry is a confident, compassionate and cool 911 operator. She is someone you would want on the other end of the line in an emergency. However, she loses all that when one of her callers is viciously murderer by a home invader due to her blunder. After

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Kennedy Odede: A Love Story

This story, written by our friend Linda Studer, is about a remarkable young man, Kennedy Odede, born among the poorest of the poor who overcame poverty, prejudice, and ignorance to enrich the community he loves. Here is a young man, born in the slums of Kibera who loved his family, friends and community so much

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My Score Card on the Oscars

By Antoine Taveneaux (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons The Oscars are over and now everyone is talking about who was the best and worst dressed and their opinions of the host, Seth MacFarlane. Of the six major categories, I correctly predicted four. I missed on Supporting Actor and Director. I predicted Robert DeNiro

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Here come the Oscars

    If you are a movie fan then this coming Sunday is the night of all nights, the super bowl of talent, the parade of fashion, the Academy Awards! There were many good movies this year but unfortunately most of them came at the end of the year. Those nominated for best picture are:

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Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook

This Playbook Produces a Winner   What happens when two mental patients get together? Sounds like the beginning of an old joke but Silver Linings Playbook is no joke. Silver Linings Playbook is a sometimes disturbing and sometimes comical look into bi-polar, OCD, and other mental illnesses. Bradley Cooper’s character, Pat Solatano, Jr., has lost

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Movie Review: The Quartet Makes Sweet Music

  If you think a retirement home is populated only with stodgy old biddy bodies just waiting to die, you haven’t seen the movie The Quartet. The setting is Beecham House, a charity retirement home for musicians in England. It is a beautiful place and could easily be a neighbor of Downton Abbey. The mansion

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Movie Review on Video: Seven Psychopaths

You Do and You Die Seven Psychopaths is billed as a black comedy but the only thing comical about it is that it was ever made. The plot is confusing, complicated and convoluted and with more blood spilled and splattered than a butcher shop. It is directed by Martin McDonagh and has its share of

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