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Tomorrowland' director Brad Bird's optimistic future outlook

Tomorrowland' director Brad Bird's optimistic future outlook

May 19th, 2015 10:20 am by By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

At the beginning of Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland" - the new piece of entertainment futurism and the only film in the known universe to feature a bathtub that becomes a rocket ship - a young boy goes to the 1964 World's Fair in New York.

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Review: 'Witcher III' an intimate story in epic trappings

Review: 'Witcher III' an intimate story in epic trappings

May 19th, 2015 10:19 am by LOU KESTEN, Associated Press

The hero of "The Witcher III: Wild Hunt" is a monster slayer, a ghost hunter, a swordsman and a wielder of vicious fireballs. Yet he's also a detective, an alchemist, a playwright and a shameless Casanova.

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Area chess team brings home national trophies

Area chess team brings home national trophies

May 18th, 2015 8:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A local chess club won its first national trophy and two players took home first place in a separate tournament.

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Video: New wolf pups at Bays Mountain

Video: New wolf pups at Bays Mountain

May 18th, 2015 3:55 pm by Matthew Lane

Late last Friday, park officials arrived in Kingsport with three gray wolf pups, the newest addition to the park's wolf habitat.

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Ad it up: A splendid drama, 'Mad Men,' comes to an end

Ad it up: A splendid drama, 'Mad Men,' comes to an end

May 18th, 2015 9:39 am by FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

This incomparable drama set in the 1960s New York advertising world concluded its seven-season run Sunday night on AMC with a resolution that rang true to its spirit and likely left its devotees satisfied, even as they bade it farewell with regret.

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Taylor Swift wins 8 at Billboard Awards; Kanye gets booed

Taylor Swift wins 8 at Billboard Awards; Kanye gets booed

May 18th, 2015 9:38 am by MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the three-hour event.

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'Pitch Perfect 2' leaves 'Mad Max: Fury Road' in the dust

'Pitch Perfect 2' leaves 'Mad Max: Fury Road' in the dust

May 18th, 2015 9:38 am by LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer

The ladies of "Pitch Perfect 2" hit all the right notes opening weekend, amassing a $70.3 million debut, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.

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CANNES WATCH: Portman eschews politics, Mara's fashion coup

CANNES WATCH: Portman eschews politics, Mara's fashion coup

May 18th, 2015 9:37 am by Associated Press

The first week of the Cannes Film Festival came to an end this weekend with plenty of buzz. Natalie Portman talked about why her new film in Israel is not political, there was an honor for Jane Fonda and a big deal for Tom Ford.

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Photos: Racks by the Tracks in downtown Kingsport

May 16th, 2015 5:31 pm by Rain Smith

Beer, barbecue and music dominated the senses in Kingsport on Saturday, as 12,000 people were expected to funnel into the eighth annual Racks by the Tracks.

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Kingsporter coming home to celebrate role in film 'Where Hope Grows'

Kingsporter coming home to celebrate role in film 'Where Hope Grows'

May 15th, 2015 7:45 am by Staff Report

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2009, Kingsport native Michael Grant has been steadily building his acting portfolio with appearances on hit network shows such as "Criminal Minds," "Pretty Little Liars" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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