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Halftime Hero: Bruno Mars scores big at Super Bowl XLVIII

Halftime Hero:  Bruno Mars scores big at Super Bowl XLVIII

East Rutherford, New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium is still in shock from the blowout victory from the Seattle Seahawks, during Super Bowl XLVIII. Russell Wilson and company weren’t the only ones who experienced a victory on Sunday, February 2. In addition to the excitement from the game, the halftime show was an extravaganza within itself. Enter Bruno Mars.

The Queen Latifah Show: The regal journey continues

The Queen Latifah Show: The regal journey continues

Queen Latifah is a music icon and film star but that’s not all…she’s making her mark in the talk show arena, as well.

David Mamet Broadway Hit, ‘Race’, comes to Portland

David Mamet Broadway Hit, ‘Race’, comes to Portland

9/11: DEDICATED TO THE LIVES THAT WERE LOST A DECADE AGO

9/11: DEDICATED TO THE LIVES THAT WERE LOST A DECADE AGO

9/11 DEDICATION TO THE LIVES THAT WERE LOST A DECADE AGO

Hurricane Irene: The Movie

Hurricane Irene: The Movie

A close friend of mine wisely pointed out via Facebook that, while no Hollywood natural-disaster film is complete without a grizzled, determined, and attractive lead character to save the day, the media frenzy surrounding Hurricane Irene’s east coast debut lacked a standard hero type. Since the double lead of Steve McQueen and Paul Newman in 1974’s The Towering Inferno, American film has never missed this opportunity to remind us that, while we will all someday die, we should always go out looking our best. Dante’s Peak had Pierce Brosnan. The Perfect Storm had George Clooney in flannel. Independence Day (because extraterrestrials are still natural) had Will Smith. Twister had Bill Paxton. The Day After Tomorrow touted Dennis Quaid for moms and Jake Gyllenhall for daughters. 2012 featured the boyish duo of John Cusack and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Ad infinitum, et cetera.

Electronic Dance

Electronic Dance

Bronx-born Jennifer Lopez put a hint of house music back on the map with “On the Floor” in 2011. The song is an infusion of dance-pop, electropop and electro-house. “On the Floor” samples the 1989 song, “Lambada” by Kaoma, a multinational French pop group. Koama’s members were from Guadeloupe, Brazil, and Martinique.

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