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Major Capra was fresh from his stint in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Colonel Stewart had just provided the U.S. Army Air Corps his best years. And these two great patriots made one great film.
The Last Waltz is arguably Oscar Winner Martin Scorsese's best film as it documents The Band as they bid fairwell to an eclectic collection of their most adoring fans.
If anyone hasn't seen the movie UNPLANNED, I urge you to do so. There are several take-home messages from the movie, as expressed by the woman not only who wrote the book on which the movie was based (Abby Johnson) but on whose experiences the story was based.
Famed Chinese Director Yimou Zhang rendered in images, sound and story his poem to his country men, and the world, the allegorical beginning of the Qin Dynasty, and the difficult and bloody birth of what is today the People's Republic of China.
Just the film title itself, "Pulp Fiction" denotes a lightweight film. If one dissects the story, the message, the importance of the film, "Pulp Fiction" comes up light.
Touching film full of life lessons, with more than its share of unforced humor, "The Blind Side" was easily one of the best films of 2009.
This Francis Ford Coppola classic, about a man trying to hold his family together while seeking the American Dream, launched the careers of a number of America's greatest actors.
One of the 10 best films in the last 25 years is the film that offers each of us a unique perspective into our well considered lives.



John Prine passed from complications of COVID19, He was 73 Years old.
One of my favorite bands from my era, which produced the best music of the 20th century, is The Band.
I will bet you can't watch this without singing along in you head.
“Your mission, Stan, should you decide to accept it, is… As usual, should you or any member of your BCN Force be captured or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your existence. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Stan.”
The Avett Brothers will headline the "Concert for Hurricane Florence Relief" at Minges Coliseum on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Freeboot Friday, presented by Wells Fargo, welcomes Eastern NC country music stars Parmalee to the stage on September 7th
ECU fans have showcased their pirate pride time and time again. The day before the first football game will be no different- with the help of Freeboot Friday, the official pep rally of home football games

Visiting Writers

Veterans Day is a festive celebration by those who returned, married, had kids, worked and retired. We are the one who have reunions and share photos and stories.
The Suburbs are relatively safe so carrying 'Better than Nothing' might work.
Many active senior resorts have meet-and-greet lunches (before the Virus) and perhaps former meetings left you wandering around looking for conversation.
I binge-watched Vivian Howard on PBS then received 'Aprons' from an email buddy.
On and on, I can compare the present to the past and attempt future predictions.
I posted an article about how my dad reacted to the September 1, 2001 attack. He was 93 years old then.


Somebody's Laughing

I always set high goals for my New Year Resolutions
Joe Biden, the former US Senator from a three county state, and later the Vice President of these United States, picked as a human insurance policy, arguably to remove then president Barrack Hussein Obama from any threat of assassination, is a funny guy.
I am getting increasingly convinced that the first thing in memory retention is to make a decision that you want to remember something.

Upon the Stage

If not for my daughter calling my wife and I to alert us that an NBC live version of Jesus Christ Superstar was available on TV this Easter Sunday evening, we would have missed the production.
My Fair Lady comes to Raleigh, but not as the musical that many have come to love. It came to Raleigh as a sparsely acted concert performed beautifully by the North Carolina Symphony.
Arts of the Pamlico will kick off its school holiday art break series on April 10th with a week-long arts extravaganza!


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