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Chase & Ovation give tribute to Prince

Chase & Ovation give tribute to Prince

The Capri Theater, located at 2027 W. Broadway – one of the oldest and most prominent theaters – is the only one of 13 movie houses in North Minneapolis that remains standing today.

Built in 1927, it was known for many years as the Paradise Theater and was later named the Capri in 1967.  In 1932 the theater was remodeled by architect Jack Liebenberg of architectural firm, Liebenberg and Kaplan.

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Carefree cherub laments climate change in enchanting cautionary parable

Carefree cherub laments climate change in enchanting cautionary parable

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Film Review by Kam Williams

6 year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) is being raised under the radar in “The Bathtub,” a backwoods bayou located on the swamp side of a Louisiana levee. The self-sufficient tomboy divides her days between attending to her sickly father (Dwight Henry) and living in harmony with a handful of other hardy refugees from civilization.

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Word(s)PLAY! 2012: Staged Readings of New Work at Penumbra

Word(s)PLAY! 2012: Staged Readings of New Work at Penumbra

Penumbra Theatre Company announced the final staged reading of Word(s)PLAY! 2012, a forum designed to develop new plays by African American playwrights.

Pictured: Kara Lee Corthron, playwright

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A Frenetic Animated Adventure Strictly for Tykes

A Frenetic Animated Adventure Strictly for Tykes

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Unfortunately, the brains behind the latest installment of this animated series abandoned the family-friendly formula which made it so popular with kids of all ages. Instead, they decided to produce a kitchen sink comedy more concerned with generating cheap laughs by any means possible than with spinning a coherent tale that might engage an adult.

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Sugar Ray Leonard: The Big Fight

Sugar Ray Leonard: The Big Fight

Sugar Ray Leonard
"The Big Fight" Interview

One of the most prodigious pugilists of all time, Sugar Ray Leonard was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on May 17, 1956 to Cicero and Getha Leonard. The fifth of seven kids, his family moved to Washington, DC in 1959 before settling down seven years later in Palmer Park, Maryland where his father was employed as a supermarket night manager and his mother as a nurse.

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Batman emerges from exile to battle terrorist in trilogy finale

Batman emerges from exile to battle terrorist in trilogy finale

The Dark Knight Rises brings down the curtain on the brilliant Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader. Each of the earlier episodes, Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008), earned a spot on this critic's annual Top Ten List, #s 9 and 1, respectively.

Given how the late Heath Ledger played The Joker to perfection, delivering an inspired, Oscar-winning, career performance in the previous installment, you knew it would be hard for Nolan to find as compelling a character for his highly-anticipated finale. And if The Dark Knight Rises does have a weakness, it lies in the fact that its primary villain pales in comparison. Otherwise, the movie measures up to franchise expectations, though its convoluted plot and 2¾ hours running time is likely to have younger kids squirming in their seats.

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Google Lonny Breaux, you’ll see his hit song “Novacane”.

Google Lonny Breaux, you’ll see his hit song “Novacane”.

Follow him on Twitter and you’ll be adding to one of his 1,000,000 plus followers. Skim his Wikipedia page and you'll see his affiliation with one of the hottest up and coming hip-hop minds of today’s youth, Tyler the Creator as well hip-hop collective, OFWKGTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), dubbed the next Wu-Tang Clan. He's featured on the critically acclaimed album Watch the Throne, arguably the most important hip-hop record of 2011. He’s worked with platinum stars such as Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Pharell to name a few.

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