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Northeast Graduate Is Part Of Emmy Award Winning Team

Northeast Graduate Is Part Of Emmy Award Winning Team

September 22, 2014


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NORFOLK – A graduate of Northeast Community College was part of a television news team that has earned a prestigious award. Trevor Huber was a member of the crew at KTIV-TV in Sioux City, IA, to receive an Upper Midwest Emmy® Award for Newscast – Evening for its coverage of the “Argosy Casino...

John Oswald’s ‘Grayfolded’ Is The Ultimate Version Of The Grateful Dead’s Beloved ‘Dark Star’

John Oswald’s ‘Grayfolded’ Is The Ultimate Version Of The Grateful Dead’s Beloved ‘Dark Star’

September 16, 2014


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By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times (MCT) Warning: The Grateful Dead is the focus of this story, so there will certainly be skeptics from the outset. After all, the San Francisco band, with its extended improvised excursions, is as polarizing a group as there ever has been. Those not already click...

Rob Owen: ‘Sesame Street’ Turns 45, Expands

Rob Owen: ‘Sesame Street’ Turns 45, Expands

September 16, 2014


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By Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) PASADENA, Calif. — Hard to believe it has been 45 years of Sunny Days and Everything’s A-OKs, but PBS stalwart “Sesame Street” indeed turned 45 this month and expanded to include a second, half-hour daily show. The 26 new one-hour episodes air weekday morning...

September 11, 2014


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The Riff Report: New Music This Week

The Riff Report: New Music This Week

PopMatters.com

September 10, 2014


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PopMatters.com (MCT) Interpol – “El Pintor” If you’re still waiting for another “Turn on the Bright Lights,” you’ll most likely be waiting for some time, but you might as well take “El Pintor” for a spin to pass the time, because, after all, it might just satisfy that desire. Reg...

Ed Sheeran Defies Categorization But Still Fills Arenas – Alone

Ed Sheeran Defies Categorization But Still Fills Arenas – Alone

Jonathan Takiff

September 10, 2014


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By Jonathan Takiff Philadelphia Daily News (MCT) A ginger-haired, scruffy and increasingly tattooed "misfit" from Britain, Ed Sheeran plays guitar, beatboxes and, occasionally, fiddles. He also writes and winsomely sings hip-hop-inflected folk confessionals that enthrall young'uns _ and their parents,...

Quality May Be Casualty Of Film Fest War

Quality May Be Casualty Of Film Fest War

September 9, 2014


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By Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (MCT) TORONTO — Has TIFF, North America’s largest film festival, become the middlebrow blob that ate cinema? It’s ungracious, I suppose, to ask. But has the blob known as the Toronto International Film Festival, North America’s largest and most popular cinema g...

‘Young Frankenstein’ Has New Life On 40th Anniversary

‘Young Frankenstein’ Has New Life On 40th Anniversary

September 9, 2014


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By Susan King Los Angeles Times (MCT) Director Mel Brooks spent a lot of money on white handkerchiefs while making his 1974 tour de farce, “Young Frankenstein.” “I gave everybody in the crew a white handkerchief,” said the 88-year-old comedy legend during a recent phone interview. “I said,...

Jon Stewart’s Debut Was The Feel-Good Film Of Telluride; Now It’s Headed To Canada

Jon Stewart’s Debut Was The Feel-Good Film Of Telluride; Now It’s Headed To Canada

September 5, 2014


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By Rebecca Keegan Los Angeles Times (MCT) TELLURIDE, Colo. — Jon Stewart was on his way to introduce the fourth sellout screening of his movie “Rosewater” at the Telluride Film Festival when a fan popped out of the concession line to introduce herself. “I hate to jump in, but I loved your pie...

CMA Awards 2014: Complete List of Nominees

CMA Awards 2014: Complete List of Nominees

Andrea Wang

September 4, 2014


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By Andrea Wang Los Angeles Times (MCT) Miranda Lambert leads the nominations for the 2014 Country Music Assn. Awards with nine, matching a record she set in 2010 for female with the most nominations in CMA history. Lambert is up for the CMA’s highest accolade, entertainer of the year, as well as alb...

Like It or Not, ‘Fancy’ Is The Song of Summer

Like It or Not, ‘Fancy’ Is The Song of Summer

August Brown

September 4, 2014


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By August Brown Los Angeles Times (MCT) Just as the season’s winding down, there’s finally a definitive pick for Song of the Summer: Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” The surprise of few (and to the chagrin of many), Billboard Magazine has tracked the single’s collective rankings on its Hot 100 ch...

Robin Williams, Oscar-Winning Actor, Manic Comedian, Dies At 63

Robin Williams, Oscar-Winning Actor, Manic Comedian, Dies At 63

September 2, 2014


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By Steve Chawkins and Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (MCT) When Robin Williams graduated from Redwood High School in Marin County, Calif., his classmates couldn’t help themselves: They voted him both “most humorous” and “least likely to succeed.” He topped them. Williams became one...

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