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Jul 23rd

Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas offers fresh take on Civil Rights movement

Freshwater Road by Denise Nicholas offers fresh take on Civil Rights movement

Sensitively written and refreshingly honest, Denise Nicholas is a brave new voice in fiction. The Washington Post called Freshwater Road surely the best work of fiction about the Civil Rights movement since Earnest J. Gaine's The Autobiograhy Of Miss Jane Pitman.
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OPENING THIS WEEK: February 15, 2008

OPENING THIS WEEK: February 15, 2008

By Kam Williams

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film fun. For movies opening February 15, 2008. Definitely, Maybe; Jumper; The Spiderwick Chronicles; Step Up 2 the Streets; David & Layla; Diary of the Dead; Ezra.
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Grammys: Amy Winehouse wins five Grammys in absentia; Kanye accepts four for Mom

Grammys: Amy Winehouse wins five Grammys in absentia; Kanye accepts four for Mom

By Kam Williams

England's Amy Winehouse was conspicuously absent from the Grammys, which was no surprise given the trouble she had securing a visa in the wake of her drug conviction and that incriminating video of her smoking crack circulating the internet. Nonetheless, she still won five awards, including ones as the Best New Artist and for the Record and Song of the Year, appropriately titled "Rehab" which she performed live by satellite.
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Indigo, Junkyard Empire and Sha Cage release magnificent albums

Indigo, Junkyard Empire and Sha Cage release magnificent albums

By Dwight Hobbes

Twin Cities music has received a refreshing shot in the arm over the past year. Three albums have been issued - count 'em, three - with intelligent, articulate, non-misogynist lyrics. We have Indigo and Junkyard Empire doing Hip-Hop and Sha Cage doing spoken word. And all of it is slammin'.
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Rush Hour 3: Three times a charm for Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker

 Rush Hour 3: Three times a charm for Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker

By Kam Williams

Finally, after a six-year hiatus, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan are back with a madcap adventure which measures up to the prior pictures in every way, from the laff-a-minute hijinks to the genuine chemistry among the characters to the carefully-orchestrated fight sequences. And although LAPD Detective Carter (Tucker) and Hong Kong Inspector Lee (Chan) are just up to their typical tricks, there's something comfy about watching them in action again, even when you have a good idea what to expect.
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Black Wings by Von Hardesty gives Black perspective on aviation history

Black Wings by Von Hardesty gives Black perspective on aviation history

Terri Schlichenmeyer

Remember being forced to sit in history class in high school? Oh, sure you learned a thing or two. You learned a bunch of stuffy facts that are now lost in the dusty attic of your brain. You learned that the classroom window is a great place to look while wishing you could fly away somewhere.
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African-American classic tale adapted to screen by emmy-winning director

African-American classic tale adapted to screen by emmy-winning director

By Kam Williams

The Doll has just been adapted to the screen by Duke University Artist-in-Residence Dante James, who won an Emmy in 2006 for his writing, producing and directorial work on the critically-acclaimed PBS series Slavery and the Making of America. Just under 20 minutes in length, the picture relates the internal angst of a Black barber struggling to maintain both his equilibrium and his dignity in the face of overtly racist behavior intent on getting a rise out of him.
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