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A look at the Academy Awards and the Sundance kids

A look at the Academy Awards and the Sundance kids

January 23rd, 2015 9:39 am by LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer

An Academy Award nomination is an incomparable stamp of approval for any film — and for an indie feature coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, in some cases, it's a downright miracle.

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Telling tales is nothing new in Jonesborough

Telling tales is nothing new in Jonesborough

January 22nd, 2015 8:00 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild (JSG) is one of the oldest guilds of its kind in the United States. Originally performing their weekly concerts at local cafes, JSG now performs each Tuesday at the International Storytelling Center (ISC).

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Review: A deglamorized Aniston in the drab 'Cake'

Review: A deglamorized Aniston in the drab 'Cake'

January 22nd, 2015 9:19 am by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

"Cake," in which Jennifer Aniston plays a bitterly grieving, caustically acerbic and chronically pained Los Angeles woman, belongs to a contrived kind of low-budget movie — drab and depressed, but predictably poignant

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Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

January 21st, 2015 10:32 am by SUE MANNING, Associated Press

It's a rare ad urging viewers to spay or neuter their pets and uses elaborate computer-generated images and live-action shots of cats and dogs in pet-sized football helmets and pads facing off in a stadium.

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TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

January 21st, 2015 9:12 am by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writers; LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writers; FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television

An AP analysis of regular cast members on prime-time comedies and dramas on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox found progress in hiring black actors, but slighted other minorities. Casts at three of the four networks are still whiter than the nation as a whole.

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'Sniper' success reveals power of conservative audience

'Sniper' success reveals power of conservative audience

January 20th, 2015 6:57 pm by JAKE COYLE, Associated Press

Empty seats were hard to come by at Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" over the holiday weekend, where the R-rated Iraq War drama rolled to the kind of runaway success that makes Hollywood sit up and take notice.

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Movie 'Selma' sparks interest in historic Alabama city

Movie 'Selma' sparks interest in historic Alabama city

January 20th, 2015 9:04 am by PHILLIP RAWLS, Associated Press

The 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches in Selma and the movie that tells the story are expected to bring thousands of visitors to this historic Alabama city this year.

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Bird-watchers can find helpful details on new website

Bird-watchers can find helpful details on new website

January 20th, 2015 8:34 am by Associated Press

Details on more than 130 of the best places to watch birds across Tennessee can now be found on a website being launched by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

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SW Va. Cultural Heritage Commission works to promote region's natural assets

SW Va. Cultural Heritage Commission works to promote region's natural assets

January 19th, 2015 10:45 pm by Marci Gore

Key initiatives include branding and marketing Southwest Virginia to the world as a distinct culture and destination and developing and sustaining Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway.

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Kingsport author's new Appalachian novel deals with abuse, redemption

Kingsport author's new Appalachian novel deals with abuse, redemption

January 19th, 2015 7:00 pm by Marci Gore

Set in the late 1800s, 'Mercy's Rain' tells the story of Mercy Roller, the daughter of a pastor, who, by his own appointment, chose to be Jesus, judge, and jury.

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