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Ratings rise slightly for NBC’s underappreciated “Parenthood”

Carol Fritz

November 4, 2011


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       Nielsen ratings for NBC's "Parenthood" went up this week in the 18-49 age group, matching its high set earlier this fall.       Devoted fans rejoiced this past summer when NBC's diamond in the rough, "Parenthood," was picked up for a third season after the...

Two thumbs up for Tony Bennett’s newest release, “Duets II”

Adam Anders

November 4, 2011


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       Two Tony Bennetts are better than one.  That is the easiest way to describe the 85-year-old's newest CD, "Duets Playing."  Bennett and Franklin swept listeners away with this emotional number. One cannot help but stop and think of her recent battle with pancreatic...

Book review: “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett

Hannah Burner

November 4, 2011


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      In her novel, "The Help," Kathryn Stockett paints a vivid picture of the struggles of black maids working in white households in Jackson, Miss. in the early 1960s.      Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson devote their lives to raising white children and cleaning for white women to make...

Post-Halloween movie marathon

Patrick McFadden

October 28, 2011


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  With October now officially over, the decorations taken down and everyone's costumes in frumpled messes at the bottom of piles of clothes, everyone probably thinks that the time for scares is over--not true.  Every once in a while magazines, websites and sometimes even television channels (looking ...

Electric Boa strikes West Chester

Elizabeth Knode

October 28, 2011


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  Performing at the music venue The Note on East Market Street in downtown West Chester is a musical artiste of rock, The Electric Boa.   Experience "a laser beam fired at point-blank range" when the band takes the stage, for its sound is raw and artful rock.   Electric Boa bassist Greg Cornwel...

The horror behind “American Horror Story”

Jennifer Mika

October 28, 2011


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  "American Horror Story" is just that-- a story that focuses on all things horror including deception, spirits, and murder. The FX Network presents a new television series, which revolves around the Harmons, a troubled family who moves from Boston to Los Angeles in order to resolve past issues. H...

“The Walking Dead” walks out alive

Alanna Smothers

October 28, 2011


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  Fans of "The Walking Dead" were eagerly anticipating the return of the AMC's hit zombie themed television series. For those not in the know, the show premiered last year on Oct. 31, with a slew of rave reviews. TV Guide stated that it was a zombie show "with more heart than ...

Jay Z and Kanye West cannot be thrown off of the “Throne”

Emerald Thomas

October 28, 2011


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  Jay-Z and Kanye West are only contributing to their already attained stadium status with their highly anticipated joint album, "Watch the day." With the track records and album sales of these two artists, is it wrong for them to ask, "Who Gon Stop Me?" Emerald Thomas is a fourth-year student...

Rock out with West Chester Radio

Jennifer Mika

October 23, 2011


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West Chester University proudly presents The Curve, a non-profit college radio station broadcasting here on campus. It is a student-run organization that is dedicated to serving students and faculty, by keeping the community aware of upcoming events. The Curve is run primarily by students who are i...

WCU Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Cabaret”

Kiersten McMonagle

October 23, 2011


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While everybody probably enjoyed the homecoming festivities over the past few days, the football game was not the only part of the weekend worth celebrating.   This past Friday night at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, West Chester's theatre department presented its first musical of the 2011-2012 s...

Book Review: “Hannah’s List” by Debbie Macomber

Jacqueline Valentino

October 23, 2011


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In her novel  "Hannah's List," Debbie Macomber explores the relationship between losing someone you love and finding love again. Macomber tells a tale about a man, Dr. Michael Everett, whose wife, Hannah, loses her battle with cancer and dies. A year later, his brother-in-law gives Michael a letter...

Book review: “Tick Tock” by James Patterson

Jacqueline Valentino

October 1, 2011


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James Patterson's "Tick Tock" starts off with a boom. Literally, a bomb has been planted in the New York City public library. The bomb has enough explosives to kill at least two dozen people as soon as the first unfortunate person opens the laptop it's hidden in. However, the people in the library ge...

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