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I graduated high school in 1974, and wherever I was or wherever I was going you’d find my best friend Charles “Buck” Hinton. Buck was very musically inclined; I wanted to be. One of the groups he turned me onto was Savoy Brown. The first album I bought of the boys was Looking In (1970). It w…

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A group of girls live at the Vestalis Academy. The girls think they are being trained on how to become the perfect girl so they can be adopted by good families. They are on a strict routine which rarely changes except for moving up levels as they advance. Level 16 is the highest and then, ac…

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The Bohannons, named after brothers Matthew and Marty, deliver heavy rock and roll akin to Neil Young’s days with Crazy Horse. The Chattanooga foursome have released a masterwork with Bloodroot.

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 Dr. Billy Collum, right, a good friend of Courier publisher Jim Clark, his wife Linda and daughter Amy (Clark) Stone passed away April 9. Clark started seeing “Doc,” (as family and close friends called Collum,) in 1969 and was his patient up until he retired in 2012. Collum completed his un…

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I was excited to get Josh Hyde’s second CD, Into the Soul, in the mail, because I loved his debut The Call of the Night (2017).

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I’ve been a fan of Little Steven for a long, long time — as a solo artist with the Disciples of Soul, writing key songs and performing with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and of course, as a member of Springsteen’s e-street band.

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It’s a wonder A Star is Born ever got remade. The remake began in 2011 with Clint Eastwood geared to direct. Various names started to surface as to who was going to star — Beyonce, Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith and even Tom Cruise.

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Elizabeth Harvest is a science-fiction thriller film which starts with two newlyweds arriving at a secluded mansion. The husband Henry (Ciarán Hinds) is brilliant scientist who wows his new bride with lavish dinner and a dazzling tour of the property. The wife Elizabeth (Abbey Lee), who is m…

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It doesn’t take but a couple minutes into Inspired by the Blues, by Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, to know you’re listening to an old soul, a professor of soul, R&B and the blues reinvented from Kenny’s influences Nat King Cole, Little Willie John and Fats Domino.

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The latest chapter of the Mission Impossible franchise Fallout is knock-your-socks-off good. It has a 97% rate on Rotten Tomatoes, had a production budget of $178 million and grossed $791 million so far. Nuff said.

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According to scientists the largest shark that ever lived was the Megalodon some 5 million years ago. Estimates show that megalodon was 40 to 50 feet in length and weighed around 48 tons. The megalodon's teeth ranged from three to seven inches in length.

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My friends at Shout!Factory have started reaching into the Hollywood vaults and remastering the best of the best. Get Shorty certainly fits the ticket. It’s based on a novel by the late great Elmore Leonard (52 Pickup, the Justified series, and more) The movie also stars everyone who was any…

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has finally started inducting those for the alternative pallete, including Alice Cooper, Randy Newman and Tom Waits. The rock and roll hall of fame in concert: encore is a front row seat to this prestigious black-tie ceremony where many of the performers had …

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Afraid is the story of a young couple, who are having problems, go to a secluded cabin to try to rekindle their romance. The girl (Alanna Masterson) is the one who is unsure about the relationship. In fact, unknown to the boy (George Byrne) she is texting another man, who she seems she would…

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An official with President Donald Trump's campaign says they are canceling a trip to Mississippi because Hurricane Florence is approaching the southeastern coast of the U.S. Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., announced the …

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I’ve been listening to Artie Tobia since his first independently released CD, The Parade (2001) and am glad to see my friend becoming more polished with each record, yet maintaining his heartfelt connection to his audience. He recently sent me Driven, a CD which will release soon. The CD and…

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The Rider tells the story of Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau) who lived to ride bulls. He was a rising star when tragedy struck as he was thrown during a bullriding competition. Now he’s home, prone to seizures, with a brian injury and a right hand that locks up on him. He lives with his fat…

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There is a beautiful uniqueness to the sound of Birds of Chicago, an Americana, folk band who refer to their music as “secular gospel.” The duo-fronted band, is the brainchild of husband and wife, J.T. Nero and Allison Russell. Russell grew up in Montreal and has lived with Nero in Chicago s…

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Ready Player One is a science fiction adventure film filled with heady eye candy which makes the viewer forget if it’s a movie or an interactive video game. It’s 2045, the real world is desolate so the majority of humanity used a virtual reality software called OASIS to escape. The story rev…

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Genetic editing started out as a good idea — a path to treat incurable diseases. The U.S. Intelligence Community saw another use — to use it as a “Weapon of Mass Destruction and Proliferation.” The tests are done in the supposed safety of outer space. The first species edited is a rat, which…

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After giving Yvette Landry and the Jukes latest record Louisiana Lovin’ a spin, it brought back memories of old time honky tonks, sawdust on the floor and dancing until last call. It turns out that’s exactly what the Louisiana native had in mind. “My idea was that when you listened to the CD…

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When our daughter Amy Clark (Stone) was growing up we played every game imaginable from Yatzee, to Monopoly to Gestures. It’s a tradition we carry on with her and the grandchildren. If the family that plays together, stays together — we’ll be together for ever. Game Night starts like that on…

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I met Mike Aiken, via email, back in 2007 when he’d released Just Add Salt. He was as Jimmy Buffett once suggested “living his life like a song” staying aboard a sailboat, stopping at various ports, playing shows and occasionally cutting a new record.

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Long Tall Deb and Colin John have surpassed the creativity and intrique of their debut EP, Streets of Mumbai (2015) with the haunting, complex music of Dragonfly. The back porch intro to “On the Way Down (intro)” sets the mood — slow, swampy and mysterious.

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Lena (Natalie Portman) is undergoing a quarantined debriefing about an expedition she participated in — into an anomaly called “the Shimmer.” Earlier her husband Kane, an Army Special Forces soldier had went into “the Shimmer” and was the only one to return. But when he returned he remembere…

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The most unusual aspect of the film 15:17 To Paris is Clint Eastwood, the director’s choice to use non-actors for the three key players. This is the story about a terrorist on a train in France and the three brave men who took him down. Those three men play themselves in the movie — Anthony …

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This is a photo of the BBKK Members. This is the Breakfast Boys Krystal Klub not to be confused with the Brooxes Basic KAP Kit (BBKK). Members are, top row, left to right, Darrell Marecle, Bob Kenney, Bill Lowry, Jerry Duckett and Jim Clark. Seated, left to right, Jacque Prather, Tony Lute, …