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Terry McMillian shares stories and inspiration

Terry McMillian shares stories and inspiration

McClatchy Tribune

February 9, 2014

“Happy Black History Month, even though I’m black all year long.”And with that, noted author Terry McMillan set the tone for a night full of laughter, wisdom, and insight.On February 6th, the New York Times author of such works as “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” as well as “Waiting to Ex...

Norah Jones shines with a little help from her friends

Norah Jones album review 1:Norah Jones, winner for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., on February 13, 2005.:McClatchy Tribune

Leia Ostermann

November 29, 2010

Norah Jones is someone my mom likes. Telling people your mom likes something instantly puts it into a category that you are unwilling to talk about, whether praising or insulting. Norah Jones' new album is more than something my mom likes. It is something that I adore. Not because my taste is partic...

Today’s young popstars have no talent

Miley Cyrus at a concert::McClatchy Tribune


November 10, 2010

Cole Mayer What hath the normally good music world wrought? Young stars with little to no talent, such as Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Taylor Momsen. These stars are near-ubiquitous in today's society, when they really should just go away. There once was a man who performed on stage, his mullet sway...

Metallica and the economy: A winning formula

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Crystal Kirk

October 8, 2008

The country has its panties in a bunch over the possibility of a recession. It seems that everywhere you turn an expert is spouting about the reasons for the nation's financial troubles. The stock market, rising oil prices and the foreclosure epidemic definitely play a part in the problem. There has ...

Justin Timberlake rocks Arco Arena

Justin Timberlake stopped at Arco Arena Tuesday. :Media Credit: Courtesy: Abaca Press/Focus Features/MCT

Abaca Press

September 28, 2007

Scheduled start time for the Justin Timberlake concert: 7:30 p.m. Fans waited anxiously just to hear his voice. At 8:30 p.m. concert-goers became restless and weary, and started saying things like "Did you read the tickets right - are you sure it was 7:30?" and "Is he coming?" At 9 p.m. he finally s...

’28 Weeks Later’: Not quite infectiously fun

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Brandon Wolfe

May 17, 2007

In 2002's "28 Days Later," a viral outbreak ran rampant across London, turning the populace into bloody eyed, insane zombies (well, if you want to get technical, they were ill people with zombie-like qualities, not the walking dead). A band of survivors had to make it out of the city alive, dealing ...

Even though ‘Poseidon’ sinks, this movie doesn’t

Image: Even though 'Poseidon' sinks, this movie doesn't:Mike Vogel and Emmy Rossum star in

Josh Huggett

May 12, 2006

The summer blockbusters are here and with it inevitably come the epic disaster films. Take a big boat, an even bigger wave, a cast of good looking actors, and literally mix them all together and you get "Poseidon." A remake of the 1972 classic "The Poseidon Adventure," starring Gene Hackman, Poseidon is the st...

This ‘mission’ is better than the rest

Image: This 'mission' is better than the rest:Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) right, rescues IMF Agent Lindsey Farris (Keri Russell) in

Aubrey Henry

May 5, 2006

It seems only fashionable nowadays to figuratively jump all over Tom Cruise like he literally did to a certain talk show hostess' couch. At the risk of sounding unoriginal, I was never a huge fan of Cruise. From Cocktail, to Top Gun, to A Few Good Men and down the line, I didn't like Tom because he w...

This futuristic film brings comic book ‘vendettas’ to life

Image: This futuristic film brings comic book 'vendettas' to life:Natalie Portman as

Josh Huggett

March 24, 2006

The vigilant valor and violence revealed by the vigilante in "V for Vendetta" vicariously vows to validate the very verocity of various movie fanatics and conveys an undertone that is viable and virtuous. See the movie and you'll understand what I'm talking about. The fascist British government has em...