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Movie Review: “Richard Jewell”

Movie Review: “Richard Jewell”

Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell" is about a quiet, unassuming young man who lived in Georgia with his mother Bobi. His life goal was to be a cop, working a beat and helping others. But he lacked the education and so became a security guard at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, which gave him a chance to help a wider public.

Original "Last Christmas" music video gets a 4K makeover

It wasn't until recently that people began to think of George Michael's "Last Christmas" as a Christmas standard. The song is part of the Wham! catalog--Michael's early group--and first appeared in 1984 as a single. It later became a part of "Music from the Edge of Heaven." the third album from Wham!

Hallmark Channel is "agonizing" over its decision to pull lesbian wedding ad

The holidays aren't being kind to the Hallmark Channel as they have recently dealt with some public scrutiny upon pulling an ad featuring a same-sex kiss. It all happened late last week when during their annual block of holiday programming they ran a Zola commercial in which two women lovingly kiss each other. 

Theater Review: “Hold These Truths”

 American democracy is one of the greatest political systems the world has ever devised, granting freedoms (and responsibilities) to its citizens that are paralleled in few other areas of the world.

But that “shining city on the hill” has a few dark spots as well, brought about by those old bugaboos fear and loathing. 

Theater Review: “Around the World in 80 Days”

“Around the World in 80 Days” plays through December 22, 2019, at New Village Arts, 2787 State Street, Carlsbad.

And now for something completely (or at least delightfully) different: New Village Arts’ world premiere of the pirate version of “Around the World in 80 Days,” with original music composed by Joseph Freeman and Renee Moreno of Leucadia’s pirate rock band Shantyannes.

Billy Porter to emcee New Year's Rockin' Eve live from New Orleans

Billy Porter to emcee New Year's Rockin' Eve live from New Orleans.

Emmy winner Billy Porter is going to help ring in 2020 live from New Orleans as he helps host Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020.

This will be the first time the Pose star has been a part of the show now in its 48th year.

Dolly Parton switches up "Jolene" lyrics to honor her "gay crowd"

Dolly Parton switches up "Jolene" lyrics to honor her "gay crowd."

Dolly Parton appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers this past week and gave a special shout out to her gay fans through one of her most famous songs.

The 73-year-old singer was on the show to promote "Heartstrings," a Netflix original that uses her songs as the inspiration behind the episodes.