Entertainment News Archive - August 17, 2008

One of the brothers who survived a tiger attack at the San Francisco Zoo has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for violation of probation.

By EMILY BURNHAM; OF THE NEWS STAFF Area movie fans get two treats this weekend, as the second annual Bangor Film Festival gets under way, and the Grand in Ellsworth on Saturday finally unveils its new 35mm film projector, after more than a year of operating without a working projector.

By EMILY BURNHAM Last week I purchased a pair of comfortable black and purple slip- on sneakers for five bucks at the mall.

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot Free love is not free. There are complications, albeit surprisingly minor ones, when a suave painter named Juan Antonio picks up two American-tourist yuppies in Barcelona and his wild ex-wife shows up at the door after attempting suicide.

By JOHN HARPER "You gotta see it to believe it," said Tracy Housley , in describing "OBXtreme Magic Family Show," which plays Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Clarion Oceanfront Hotel in Kill Devil Hills. Housley, 33, is the assistant to husband, Clive, 37, who performs the magic.

BAR HARBOR - Congregation Beth El of Bangor will have a potluck supper and evening of Jewish music 6 p.m. Sunday at the home of Rick and Janice Woychik in Bar Harbor. The public is welcome and there is no admission charge. Music will be performed by Marilyn Buzy, Todd Miller and Marisa Weinstein.

By Nathalie Baret For the Journal Before launching a successful musical career, 34-year-old British- born singer/songwriter James Blunt was practically a modern-day James Bond.

By Aurelio Sanchez Journal Staff Writer They're just taking the good old American band's road to rock 'n' roll fame and glory. That it's a Native American hard-core metal band of brothers from Acoma Pueblo makes not a bit of difference.

Emirates has again received plaudits for its innovative inflight technology after scooping the much-coveted Skytrax 2008 Best Airline Inflight Entertainment Award for the fourth consecutive year.

ASHEBORO -- A 14-year-old male giraffe died at the North Carolina Zoo on Thursday afternoon while undergoing surgery to remove a stone blocking his urinary tract. Azog was born at the N.C. Zoo in July 1994. He was one of two adult giraffes in the zoo's collection.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).