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Holiday Movies: Oscar Contenders?

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The stocking is full of intriguing motion pictures through the start of the new year and dozens of films are arriving between now and the first week of January as the holiday movie season begins in earnest with the “Justice League” superheroes and Pixar’s “Coco” opening just before the Thanksgiving holiday! This is a time when movies arrive for the whole family to enjoy, as well as prestigious pictures for awards season. The former would feature movies such as “Wonder,” “Pitch Perfect 3” and a “Jumanji” remake, while the latter would have to include Oscar-aspiring films such as “The Post” and “Darkest Hour.” The following titles — and these expected Tulsa release dates — are subject to change. Friday, Nov. 17‘Justice League’
Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg: It has all been building to DC Comics’ version of Marvel’s “Avengers” movies. ‘Wonder’
In a wonderful movie bound to remind some of “Mask,” a young boy with a facial deformity (Jacob Tremblay of “Room”) w…

Remembering: Renowned Atlanta-based visual artist Tamara Natalie Madden

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Spelman’s Tamara Natalie Madden Painted Ordinary People of African Ancestry Into Royalty
"Ten years ago I received a kidney transplant, from my wonderful brother, that saved my life, and that same year I participated in my first art exhibition. I have had many accomplishments in the last 10 years, and I can only hope that ten years from now my art will be making more of a difference in the lives of my people."

Tamara Natalie Madden, Jamaican-born painter and mixed-media artist at Spelman College in Atlanta, has died.  She was 42. The Tom M. Wages Funeral Home outside Atlanta confirmed her death, saying she died as a result of ovarian cancer at her home in Snellville, Georgia, on Nov. 4. Madden was known for her artwork focusing on the social, spiritual and cultural identity of people of African ancestry — and her paintings that transformed ordinary people into royalty, the funeral home said in a statement Friday. She has said the golden headpieces worn by subjects of her painting…

JOHN LEGEND AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD SET TO CO-HOST THE 60th GRAMMYS

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"GRAMMYS® GREATEST STORIES: A 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL" AIRING FRIDAY, NOV. 24 ON CBS SUPERSTARS ALICIA KEYS, RICKY MARTIN, P!NK, BLAKE SHELTON, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, AND UNDERWOOD ADDED TO STELLAR LINE-UP
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (NOV. 15, 2017)—GRAMMY® Award winnersJohn Legend and Carrie Underwood will co-host "GRAMMYs® Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special," 
an all-encompassing retrospective packed with epic moments from the past 59 years of GRAMMYhistory, including new anecdotes directly from the artists on how their GRAMMY performances came to be. The primetime special will be broadcast on Friday, Nov. 24, from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network. The one-of-a-kind broadcast event will feature rare archival footage, exclusive interviews, and special appearances by multi-GRAMMY winners and nominees Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Chris Martin, Ricky Martin, Paul McCartney, P!nk, Ed Sheera…

What's playing on the big screen: current releases

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What's playing on the big screen!

OPENING THIS WEEK
"Daddy's Home 2" — Brad and Dusty must deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays. With Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson. (1:40) PG-13 "Murder on the Orient Express" — From the novel by Agatha Christie, "Murder on the Orient Express" tells of t13 stranded strangers and one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. With Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley. (1:54) PG-13

CRITICS' CHOICES "Blade Runner 2049" — A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for 30 years. With Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista. (2:43) R"Happy Death Day" — A college student relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer's identity. …

51st Country Music Association Awards: The Complete Winners List

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The 51st CMA Awards were held in Nashville on Wednesday, with Garth Brooks taking home the night's top honor of Entertainer of the Year for the sixth time in his storied career. 



Brooks, who triumphed over Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Eric Church, returned from hiatus in 2014 and launched a sprawling world tour that will continue through the end of 2017Brothers Osborne and Chris 


A who's who of country superstars packed the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Wednesday evening, hoping to take home trophies at the 2017 CMA Awards.



Moving tribute from @carrieunderwood and @CountryMusic Association to those lost in Las Vegas on October 1st. Rest in peace...#CMAawardspic.twitter.com/FwhautLfVe — Good Morning America (@GMA) November 9, 2017


Taylor Swift's name was also called as the winner of song of the year, as she penned Little Big Town's hit, "Better Man." The band accepted the award in her honor, as Swift is in New York City for "Saturda…

CMA Awards to Press: Don't Talk About Las Vegas, Guns, Politics

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Media restricted from gun, political questions at CMA Awards
The Country Music Association sent out its media guidelines for covering the 51st Annual CMA Awards ceremony. The awards will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Bridgestone Arena, and apparently its organizers don't want the press to focus on "the Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights, political affiliations or topics of the like" in their coverage. Doing so, say the CMA folks, could lead to credentials being "revoked via security escort." Here's an excerpt of the media guidelines: In light of recent events, and out of respect for the artists directly or indirectly involved, please refrain from focusing your coverage of the CMA Awards Red Carpet and Backstage Media Center on the Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights, political affiliations or topics of the like. It’s vital, more so this year than in year’s past due to the sensitivities at hand, that the CMA Awards be a celebration of Country Music and the artist…