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The Trip to Italy – A Riotous Romp

Friday, August 29th, 2014
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American audiences will recognize Steve Coogan from Philomena, the true story of how journalist, Martin Sixsmith, helped Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) search for her biological

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Ellen

Going for the Gold

Saturday, March 1st, 2014
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This year Hollywood decided to delay handing out those gold statues while athletes were battling for gold medals in Sochi. The delay however has made

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2013 – We Survive A Year of Computer Meltdowns,
Government Shutdowns, and Embrace A New Pope

Friday, January 17th, 2014
by on Living Around

Depending upon your point of view, the number 13 signals bad luck or good luck. There was plenty of both in 2013. Washington was responsible

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Philomena – 50 Years Later, the Search for a Son

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
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In 1952 Ireland, girls facing an unplanned pregnancy had few options. They also had no access to and little information about birth control. When Philomena

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CDs For The Theater Buffs On Your List

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
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I have several friends and family members who just love show tunes, and music by Broadway stars. Luckily, there are plenty of great CDs to

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Before Downton Abbey – Where the Stars Shone

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
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Downton Abbey’s Season 3 will begin January 6, 2013, on PBS and excitement is growing. First Lady Michelle Obama, a big fan of the show,

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Daniel Craig – A Leaner, Meaner Bond

Monday, November 12th, 2012
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You might believe the title of the new James Bond film, Skyfall, has to do with 007 taking a plunge into the Turkish sea even

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A Stellar Cast Delivers a Funny,
Colorful Take on Retirement

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
by on Playing Around

A great comedy is a rare thing of beauty, to be savored like vintage Bordeaux. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy,

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