Archive For The “entertainment” Category

Southwest Region sings the blues Sept. 22

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Southwest Region sings the blues Sept. 22

Southwest Region sings the blues Sept. 22 The Southwest Region southwest side of Chicago and the southwest suburbs) continue to grow, adding to their assets including Midway Airport and Toyota Park. The most recent addition is the new Lyons BluesFest which kicks off on Sept. 22, 2018, in the Village of Lyons. The organizers have…

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Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview

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Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview

Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour overview The Israeli Palestinian Comedy Tour was co-founded by Palestinian Ray Hanania and Israeli Charley Warady. It included Jewish American comedian Aaron Freeman and Israeli comedian Yisrael Campbell. The group performed comedy shows before live audiences throughout Israel in 2007 including in West Jerusalem, East Jerusalem, Jaffa, Hebron, Tel Aviv, and…

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Miss America’s elimination of swimsuits is PC gone extreme

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Miss America’s elimination of swimsuits is PC gone extreme

Miss America’s elimination of swimsuits is PC gone extreme Beauty pageants are just that, about beauty. It doesn’t mean other people are ugly. It means that there are some who are more beautiful. The others only become ugly when we stigmatize the beautiful as being “obscene” and we start to implement politically correct ideas to…

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Roseanne Barr victim of media bias and hypocrisy

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Roseanne Barr victim of media bias and hypocrisy

Roseanne Barr victim of media bias and hypocrisy Roseanne Barr’s racist reference to Valerie Jarrett is irresistible and Barr rightly apologized. But was ABC TV’s decision to punish Roseanne by cancelling her hit TV series revival warranted? Or, is it the result of a double standard fueled by news media bias against Barr because of…

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Silence is not golden when eating at the movie theaters

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Silence is not golden when eating at the movie theaters

Silence is not golden when eating at the movie theaters From drive-in movies in the 1950s and 1960s where we could eat and even bring our own food to the super digital movies where you can have dinner delivered to your seat. It’s great to be able to eat, but once-in-awhile, some movies are not…

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How did Netflix manage to ruin “Lost in Space?”

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How did Netflix manage to ruin “Lost in Space?”

How did Netflix manage to ruin “Lost in Space?” I grew up pining for science fiction on TV in an age when science fiction was both scary and exciting. One of the best TV series was “Lost in Space” which aired from 1965 until 1968, three seasons, projecting into a future called “1997.” In 1998,…

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A good movie should be about entertainment

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A good movie should be about entertainment

A good movie should be about entertainment These days, movie reviewers judge films not by what the audience wants but rather by what they want. Oftentimes, those judgments are driven by issues that pander to social minorities and left-wing liberal preferences. Why can’t we judge films based solely on their entertainment value, rather than on…

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Memories of great TV reflected in Roseanne revival

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Memories of great TV reflected in Roseanne revival

Memories of great TV reflected in Roseanne revival Television has always reflected the worst of our society, but in recent years it has gotten even worse especially int he area of politics. But the revival of a former TV sitcom, Roseanne, has returned us to the glory days of TV when comedy and humor in…

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Podcast: Arab radio on the Oscars, Census and more

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Podcast: Arab radio on the Oscars, Census and more

Podcast: Arab radio on the Oscars, Census and more Radio host Ray Hanania talks with listeners in Detroit, Dearborn, Chicago and around the country on “Fight back” on the monthly radio show “Yalla! Fight Back” broadcast on the 2nd Friday over every month. Listeners discuss the bias of the Academy Awards and the the hypocrisy…

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Oscars? When will we have “The Abdullahs?”

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Oscars? When will we have “The Abdullahs?”

Oscars? When will we have “The Abdullahs?” Hollywood has been at war with the Arab World since it produced its very first movie. And it is has only gotten worse. Hollywood is one of the biggest contributory factors fueling anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racism and hatred, despite their occasional words of “diversity.” Not since Vanessa Redgrave…

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