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  • Newport News Public Library series to feature Jae Sinnett, TRADOC band, clogging team

    Newport News Public Library series to feature Jae Sinnett, TRADOC band, clogging team
    The highways and byways of American music will be explored in the months ahead at the Newport News Public Library. A set of local performers including jazz man Jae Sinnett and a local Baptist church choir will add to the fun.
  • Reel Critics: This 'Playing' is no keeper

    Reel Critics: This 'Playing' is no keeper
    "Playing for Keeps" employs every cliché in the PG-13 romantic comedy playbook. But the comedy is in short supply as the laughs prove to be few and far between. The end result is a big, steaming bowl of romantic mush with little connection to the...

    Aren't the Supremes ready for their close-up?

    Aren't the Supremes ready for their close-up?
    Unless you waited in line for five days to get one of the coveted audience seats at the Supreme Court, you probably experienced this week's oral arguments on same-sex marriage as something of a Ken Burns film. Websites and TV broadcasters played audio of...

    'The Central Park Five' review: Upsetting doc recalls another inconvenient truth

    'The Central Park Five' review: Upsetting doc recalls another inconvenient truth
    *** (out of four) Hindsight can be awfully depressing and frequently chilling. You may already know the story of the five people in “The Central Park Five.” On April 19, 1989, a woman jogging in New York’s Central Park was beaten and...

    Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War

    Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War
    SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, Tenn. — "The battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, fought on Sunday and Monday, the 6th and 7th of April, 1862," wrote Union Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, "has been perhaps less understood, or, to state the case...