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Hong Kong House Cookbook a Surprise Bestseller

Neither Amelia Leung nor Karen McClamrock ever expected to have their names on an Amazon Bestseller, but that’s what happened. Shortly after it was published in August, their Hong Kong House Cookbook (subtitled “Recipes by ...
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Fear in the family **½ Until it goes haywire in the third act, Ouija: Origin of Evil is a surprisingly solid Halloween shocker, with quality performances and a storyline that elevate it several notches above ...
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Video Vault – Oct 19 2016

MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT DVD PICK OF THE WEEK THE THING (Scream Factory/Shout! Factory): John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of the 1951 sci-fi shocker The Thing from Another World  is that rare remake to surpass the ...
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Hart of the matter **½ The striking thing about Kevin Hart: What Now? is how much funnier his stand-up comedy is compared to the majority of his screen roles, which generally fall into the category ...
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Jazz singer Nina Simone tangles with younger self

Often times when we are children we see ourselves growing up quite differently. Maybe we thought we would move to Africa to change the world, or become a brain surgeon, firefighter or pop singer. More ...
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‘Some Like it Hot,’ including students at Greensboro College

More than two dozen students at Greensboro College have been hard at work, bringing to life the prohibition era and the exciting life of gangsters in their production of Sugar, a musical based on the ...
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Winston-Salem Festival Ballet returns Halloween classic

Thursday through Saturday, Winston-Salem Festival Ballet returns its Halloween classic, Dracula, composed by Chris Heckman and choreographed by Gary Taylor. A local original, the performance is based on the classic tale but with a contemporary ...
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Lake of Fire premier fires up Greensboro

Filmmaker Les Butchart is the first to admit that Lake of Fire has been a long time coming. The independent drama, filmed on location in Greensboro, Ramseur and Franklinville, will be screened Friday at the ...
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MARK BURGER’S VIDEO VAULT PICK OF THE WEEK TENEBRAE (Synapse Films/CAV Distributing): Dario Argento’s 1982 shocker (also known as Tenebre and released in the US in abbreviated form as Unsane) is one of the filmmaker’s ...
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‘Penny dreadfuls’ turn dreadfully funny in Triad Stage’s The Mystery ...

In Victorian England, ‘penny dreadfuls’ were cheap stories sold in parts weekly for one penny. Many of their subjects covered the supernatural, and basically they were so dreadful they only cost a penny. In Triad ...