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‘Most dangerous movie ever made’ charges into theaters

“No animals were harmed during the making of ‘Roar.’ But 70 members of the cast and crew were.” So claims a trailer for the theatrical re-release of a little-seen 1981 adventure film starring Tippi Hedren, daughter Melanie Griffith and 150 lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars and elephants.

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New documentary eyes story of Latino extras in 1956 ‘Giant’

A young George Washington Valenzuela was walking to a barbershop in small, dusty Marfa, Texas, when a woman approached him and asked if he would like to be in a movie.

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Natchez, beloved jazz steamboat of New Orleans, turns 40

Clarke C. “Doc” Hawley was there as the captain barking out orders on a megaphone 40 years ago when the Natchez steamboat first launched its maiden voyage on April 13, 1975.

Nat Geo network making its first comedy

The National Geographic Channel, not usually a place you’d look for laughs, is making its first comedy.

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Movie Review: Despite its star power, 'Serena' has no spark

The arithmetic on "Serena" is fascinating. Two of the biggest movie stars in the world plus an Oscar-winning director and a best-selling novel somehow add up to a forgettable, under-the-radar video-on-demand release.

New albums honor Billie Holiday on centennial of her birth

The odds were stacked against Eleanora Fagan, who was born to unwed teenage parents in Philadelphia on April 7, 1915. But she would become perhaps the most influential jazz singer ever, Billie Holiday, whose centennial is being celebrated with new albums honoring her legacy.

Book Review: Bergen shares her love life in 'A Fine Romance'

"A Fine Romance" (Simon & Schuster), by Candice Bergen

In her new memoir, Candice Bergen shares intimate details surrounding the loves of her life.

Wilderness, its inhabitants to star in ‘Our Planet’ series

The sweeping documentary series “Planet Earth” is getting a sequel.

Music Review: Waters' sophomore album, 'What's Real,' is real good

Waters, "What's Real" (Vagrant Records)

Former Port O'Brien frontman Van Pierszalowski left the alt-rock outfit in 2011 and promptly formed Waters, hoping to gel with a fresh band and begin anew. They came out strong with "Out in the Light" that year.

Book Review: Bruce DeSilva delivers another outstanding mystery

"A Scourge of Vipers" (Forge Books), by Bruce DeSilva

Edgar Award-winning author Bruce DeSilva delivers another outstanding mystery featuring his Providence, Rhode Island, investigative journalist Liam Mulligan in "A Scourge of Vipers."

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Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday in Louisiana. He was 74.

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Check out ‘Death by Design’ at TLT

Combine the style of playwright Noel Coward and an Agatha Christie murder mystery, throw in wild comedy and you have “Death by Design” produced by The Little Theatre of Jefferson City.

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Go fly a kite with Lighthouse Preparatory Academy

For the second year, Lighthouse Preparatory Academy is producing a spring musical. After the success of last year’s show, “Tom Sawyer” the academy decided to produce a show again this year.

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From the Stacks: ‘The Program’ is dark, powerful dystopian romance

Envision a world where teen suicide is an inexplicable national epidemic. One in three teenagers is affected, and the explosive teen suicide rate sends the world into a panic. Adults will do anything to keep the remaining teenagers alive and well, even if it means sending them away to mental institutions to have their minds irrevocably altered.

Rapper and reality TV star Nelly arrested on drug charges

Rapper and reality TV star Nelly is facing felony drug charges after being arrested in Tennessee on Saturday.

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