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Jul 27th

Book review: Kevin and His Dad

“What could be better for a young boy than to spend a whole day with his father! With mom away on a Saturday, that’s exactly what Kevin gets to do. First, he and his dad clean the house together, and then it’s time for some baseball and even a movie. Told in Kevin’s words, this lovely picture book evokes the excitement, pride, pleasure and love a boy can experience with a father who includes him in both the work and play of a weekend day.”
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Eddie murphy upstaged in kiddie comedy

When was the last time you saw an Eddie Murphy comedy where he was upstaged by anybody? I can’t think of a single instance of his being overshadowed over the course of his illustrious career, from 48 Hours to Beverly Hills Cop to Trading Places to Nutty Professor to Dr. Dolittle to Daddy Day Care to Norbit.
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Book review: Saving Our Daughters From a Man’s Point of View, Volume 2

“Where do we begin with this delicate subject of color and racism within a race -- I call it intra-racial profiling – and how it affects our decisions about all relationships, including how we choose our partners? We must first stop judging each other based on the color of our skin...
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Book review: “Drama High: Keep It Movin" by L. Divine

Ever since you were old enough to know, it’s been your one dream: Wheels.
Four of ‘em, and freedom.

If you had your own car, there’d be no more taking the bus. No more sweating a walk across town, no more begging a ride or embarrassment of calling your parents. If you had your own wheels, life would be sweet.

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Los Lobos Sign with Shout! Factory

Los Lobos Sign with Shout! Factory Shout! Factory last week signed the legendary Mexican-American five-piece ensemble Los Lobos to a recording contract.

Los Lobos joins Shout! Factory’s elite, eclectic roster, which houses Rhett Miller, the Von Bondies, Richard Thompson, Tom Russell, and Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs, among others.

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Maria Isa establishes SotaRico Brand

The recession has forced people to re-evaluate their spending habits; some have decided to take sizable steps back from the world of entertainment in pursuit of the more economically fetching Block Buster Night. Yet as rare as it is to find a four leaf clover, it was a night of good fortune for anyone lucky enough to partake in the unmatchable events that occurred in the Main Room of First Avenue on Friday, June 5. For merely the cost of $6 and enough money left over to a pay a thirsty parking meter at the end the affair, you got a taste of some of Minnesota's finest entertainers who came together under one roof to musically extend their love and their pride for the proprietor of SotaRico, Maria Isa.
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Nicole Ari Parker: The “Imagine That” Interview

Nicole Ari Parker is the better half of Boris Kodjoe, the hunky star of such films as Brown Sugar and Madea's Family Reunion. Married in May of 2005, the attractive power couple have two children, Nicholas, 2, and Sophie, 4, who was born with Spina Bifada, a birth defect involving an incomplete spinal cord. Nicole and Boris have created a foundation called Sophie's Voice [http://www.sophiesvoicefoundation.org/] to bring attention to the affliction and to raise money for an expensive experimental surgical procedure for their daughter and 20 other children.
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