Entertainment

Solid-iron fun

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Iron Man 2 is not a perfect movie, but it’s sure fun and engaging. The new story twists, the health issue that Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) faces and the half-baked but disturbing archenemy Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) add up to a film that’s sure to be the first ...

Cuteness gets old

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If the French-made, globally minded study in adorableness known as Babies keeps a few Westernized parents from over-scheduling, micromanaging, helicoptering and snowplowing their way through their neurotic kids’ existence, then I say give director Thomas Balmes the...

When rock is illegal

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 Land of the free, sure, but every once in a great while, there will be a story in local and national media that details an American artist’s struggle against censorship. If an artist is in fact fined or jailed, the general response of many Americans is pure outrage ...

30db creates music from personal hardships

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For Jeff Austin, the mandolinist for Yonder Mountain String Band, the new group he has formed by teaming up with Umphrey’s McGee lead singer Brendan Bayliss is completely unlike anything he has done before, and that’s the way he likes it...

Octopus Nebula emerges from the depths

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It`s becoming pretty clear that the summer of 2010 will be the launching point of Octopus Nebula’s success. This is the year when hard work is converted directly into new studio albums, national tour dates and even chumming around with the big names at Colorado’s ...

A mannered manor

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It`s not often that I reach for the Bible when trying to wrap my mind around a theatrical experience. Sports metaphors? Sure. Pop culture references? Naturally. But the Bible, not so much. Yet after taking in the opening night performance of the Upstart Crow ...

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider gets A&E reality TV show

NEW YORK — Dee Snider says his family is "like The Huxtables meets The Munsters...

There’s nothing Common about this rapper’s acting ambitions

Common is running a little late for his interview. But he's a musician, right? That's to be expected...