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Concert Review - The Musical Box at the Vic Theatre

Concert Review - The Musical Box at the Vic Theatre
Peter Gabriel won’t be returning to tour with his old band mates in Genesis anytime soon.  So if you want to hear music from the best period in the progressive rockers discography, a terrific ensemble of French Canadians who call themselves “The Musical Box” have recreated the band from its heyday of 1972-1976. TMB performed... Read more »

The Five Coolest Guys 1990-2010

The Five Coolest Guys 1990-2010
  This ran last year.  If it were to be republished, we could probably add Steve McGarrett (the 2.0 version) to this list. Girls love him, and guys want to be him.  Australian Alex O’ Laughlin has brought back the cool TV cop. Entertainment Weekly Magazine just came out with it’s list of the 100... Read more »

They Said It plus Hero and Zero of the Week

by Fred Pearlman Hoops Coach Abe Lemmons: “One day of practice is like one day of clean living.  It doesn’t do you any good.” From the other calendar, Jessica Simpson: “I love religion.  I remember whenever the book The Da Vinci Code came out, the Discovery Channel did this three-night piece on it that I... Read more »
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Monday Morning QB - Emmy's and Ann Arbor road trip

Monday Morning QB - Emmy's and Ann Arbor road trip
These should really be two different articles, but hell, it’s Monday. There’s lots to do. First off, my comments on Sunday night’s Emmy awards on Fox.  Jane Lynch did a good, but not memorable job as host.  It seems all a host does these days, is a humorous show opener, tell a few jokes, and... Read more »

Elliott Harris Says Goodbye to the Chicago Sun-Times

In another befuddling stroke of the madness that is today’s world of the printed newspaper, the Sun-Times jettisoned one of their best quips and quotes writers.  Elliott Harris of the fun, enjoyable, and always loaded with pictures of hot women got the boot yesterday after thirty-plus years at the sports desk. Check out his blog... Read more »

Catching Up with Casey Weston of "The Voice"

Catching Up with Casey Weston of "The Voice"
Last time we checked, Casey made it all the way to the semi finals of the surprise NBC TV hit “The Voice.” In case you missed it, the show was a singing competition where the competitors were grouped into “teams” and mentored by one of the shows four celebrity panelists.  Casey was tutored by Adam... Read more »
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Music Review - Pitchfork Music Festival

Music Review - Pitchfork Music Festival
My one and only visit to the three-day indie music festival took place on a Saturday headlined by Seattle band Fleet Foxes. In the process, a friend and I took in parts of six bands, plus  DJ Shadow, who was on the bill before sunset, which rendered his light show completely useless. Lastly, a good... Read more »

Weird Al Makes Fun of Lady Gaga

The best parody singer of our time (sorry Alan Sherman) Weird Al Yankovic has done it again. His spoof of Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” is so funny. Here is the video for “Perform this Way” Sorry about the ad. It was the only version I could find that had Al’s video.

Movie Review - Conviction with Hillary Swank and Sam Rockwell

Movie Review - Conviction with Hillary Swank and Sam Rockwell
by David Schuster Swank and Rockwell in “Conviction” Following a dismal summer the Autumn movie season continues on it’s hot streak with “Conviction.” This is a flick based on a true story that takes place over a thirty year span in the New England area. Hillary Swank and Sam Rockwell star as sister and brother... Read more »
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Episode Reviews - Undercovers and Hawaii 5-0

Episode Reviews - Undercovers and Hawaii 5-0
Hawaii 5-0 continues to get better each week.  On the other hand “Undercovers,” the spy drama from “LOST” producer J.J. Abrams needs to be deep-sixed.  Undercovers, simply under performs I rarely write about movies or shows that are bad, preferring to take the high road when it comes to doling out praise, and simply ignoring... Read more »
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