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2008-10-13 15:05:00

U.S. hip-hop star Clifford Harris Jr., known professionally as T.I., admits he is a bit anxious about his upcoming stint in prison for weapons possession. The rapper's album CD "Paper Trail" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart and his song "Live Your Life" is at the top of the country's record chart. He was sentenced in a Georgia court to seven months of house arrest, 1,500 hours of community service and a year behind bars. Asked if he is scared about starting his prison sentence in March,...

2008-10-09 18:00:00

By MONICA OROSZ If you go What: Mountain Stage NewSong Contest When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: State Cultural Center Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at the door Info: www.newsong-music.com FYI A combined ticket to both Saturdays event and Sundays Mountain Stage show is available for $15.50. Advanced purchase is encouraged, as Sundays show is likely to sell out. Through the wonders of the Internet, Canadian singer-songwriter Tanya Davis learned about an interesting contest for singer-...

2008-10-08 15:00:00

By DEBORAH SAYER A key mission of The Theater Project at Brunswick is to enrich and inspire performers of all ages to do original and dynamic exploration. And that's not merely an ideal for the theater's founder and artistic director Al Miller. On Friday, Miller will transition from acting coach to orator, thus opening a new chapter for performance at the theater: the art of storytelling. The "Tales to Tell" sessions will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month through...

2008-10-08 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Senator Barack Obama opens up in an exclusive interview in the November issue of Men's Health magazine, on newsstands October 21, 2008, about how health and fitness has driven his success in life, love and leadership. Only weeks from the presidential election, Obama shares how he balances his time on the campaign trail, the promise he made his daughters, how he avoids disappointing others and his personal battle to stay fit and healthy while running for...

2008-10-06 12:30:00

It happens to the best of them: Journey. Judas Priest. Van Halen. And now, The Chipmunks need their Sammy Hagar. After 50 years with the same line-up, Alvin has left the band. One of America's most beloved and biggest-selling artists will be holding tryouts for a new lead vocalist--and the job's available to anyone who visits www.chipmunkaudition.com. The band parted ways with longtime frontman Alvin following the smash success of the 2007 movie Alvin and The Chipmunks and its accompanying...

2008-10-05 00:00:00

Mervyn Edwards Shares the classroom memories of two former North Staffordshire teachers. O VER the years, the basic elements of teaching have not changed as much as the constraints of a sometimes overbearing officialdom on teaching staff. The pleasures of teaching are remembered well by Joy Purcell, aged 70, of Trentham, whose first post was at Westlands Girls' School, in Newcastle. She taught the full range of subjects. "I joined in July, 1958, and taught mainly English, geography,...

2008-10-02 15:00:00

By DUANE DUDEK When resistance is futile, comedy is inevitable. Laughter is the best, and often only, revenge against authority. Shorewood native David Zucker has made a career out of skewering the powerful in film spoofs like "Airplane!", "The Naked Gun" and the "Scary Movie" series. That principle remains intact with his new film "An American Carol," opening Friday, but his definition of the powerful has shifted. Zucker had a political epiphany after Sept. 11, and his new film is...

2008-10-01 10:00:00

INYOKERN, Calif. (AP) -- Thousands of dollar bills stolen from a restaurant in California's high desert could not have been more clearly marked: The Homestead had a tradition of customers writing messages on the currency and hanging it on the walls. Authorities allege that didn't stop 34-year-old Donald Dejarnette from using some of the cash last week to pay for -- of all things -- a court fine. Kern County sheriff's Sgt. Tyson Davis said a clerk immediately recognized the bills. Some even...

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2008-09-25 06:00:00

By Susan Wloszczyna TORONTO -- A black man is running for president. The first film to depict World War II's all-black 92nd Infantry Division, Miracle at St. Anna, is about to open this Friday. No wonder Spike Lee is so upbeat these days. The incendiary filmmaker, 51, known for such landmark pictures as 1989's Do the Right Thing and 1992's Malcolm X, says he never thought he would see someone like Barack Obama on the ballot for the nation's top office. "I'm not saying this will...

2008-09-22 21:00:00

By Sandy Wells In the seventh grade at Horace Mann Junior High School, he created a solar-powered thermopile for the science fair. "I built a solar-powered furnace and generated electricity with it. It was my first foray into alternative energy." Alternative energy? In the seventh grade? He loved astronomy. He belonged to the astronomy club at Sunrise. As a college student, he lectured at the Sunrise planetarium on Sundays. He wore glasses and had thick dark hair. He studied hard. "I...