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Nov 24th

Jada on the Radar

Maryland native Jada Pinkett Smith studied dance and acting at the Baltimore School for the Arts and the North Carolina School of the Arts before getting her big break when she landed a role on the long-running NBC-series, “A Different World.” The multi-talented actress, producer, director and philanthropist continually challenges herself in a variety of ways.

Denzel and Travolta co-star in remake of classic hostage drama

John Godey’s best-selling novel, The Taking of Pelham 123, revolves around a quartet of armed crooks who hijack a New York City subway train and threaten to start killing passengers one-by-one if their ransom demands are not met in an hour. Beyond that basic outline however, each director who takes on the project seems inclined to alter the terrifying tale of suspense however he sees fit.

Book review: Kevin and His Dad

“What could be better for a young boy than to spend a whole day with his father! With mom away on a Saturday, that’s exactly what Kevin gets to do. First, he and his dad clean the house together, and then it’s time for some baseball and even a movie. Told in Kevin’s words, this lovely picture book evokes the excitement, pride, pleasure and love a boy can experience with a father who includes him in both the work and play of a weekend day.”

Eddie murphy upstaged in kiddie comedy

When was the last time you saw an Eddie Murphy comedy where he was upstaged by anybody? I can’t think of a single instance of his being overshadowed over the course of his illustrious career, from 48 Hours to Beverly Hills Cop to Trading Places to Nutty Professor to Dr. Dolittle to Daddy Day Care to Norbit.

Book review: Saving Our Daughters From a Man’s Point of View, Volume 2

“Where do we begin with this delicate subject of color and racism within a race -- I call it intra-racial profiling – and how it affects our decisions about all relationships, including how we choose our partners? We must first stop judging each other based on the color of our skin...

Book review: “Drama High: Keep It Movin" by L. Divine

Ever since you were old enough to know, it’s been your one dream: Wheels.
Four of ‘em, and freedom.

If you had your own car, there’d be no more taking the bus. No more sweating a walk across town, no more begging a ride or embarrassment of calling your parents. If you had your own wheels, life would be sweet.


Los Lobos Sign with Shout! Factory

Los Lobos Sign with Shout! Factory Shout! Factory last week signed the legendary Mexican-American five-piece ensemble Los Lobos to a recording contract.

Los Lobos joins Shout! Factory’s elite, eclectic roster, which houses Rhett Miller, the Von Bondies, Richard Thompson, Tom Russell, and Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs, among others.

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