Arts & Entertainment

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Musician makes it to the big screen

November 20, 2014 at 8:57 pm 0 comments

Musician Ed Smith’s expertise on world music and percussion has garnered enough attention that soon it will be seen on the big screen.

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Damien Rice amazes in latest album

November 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm 0 comments

After eight years of radio silence, Damien Rice released his newest solo album, “My Favourite Faded Fantasy,” Nov. 10 with a collection of eight powerful folk songs. The Irish singer-songwriter made his debut in 2002 with his album “O,” and gained popularity with his 2006 album “9.” After his second […]

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Found Footage Festival makes its debut

Found Footage Festival makes its debut

November 20, 2014 at 8:10 pm 0 comments

BY RIDGLEA WILLARD On Nov. 21 at The Texas Theater, The Found Footage Festival will descend upon Dallas to show its compilation of film clips that is unmatched in both eccentricity and hilarity. The hosts, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, offer humorous live commentary to the video clips they have […]

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Family movies to watch over the break

Family movies to watch over the break

November 20, 2014 at 8:01 pm 0 comments

BY RILEY COVEN

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"Montevallo" was released Oct. 27, 2014 and Hunt will perform at House of Blues in Dallas on Feb. 5, 2015. (Courtesy of Amazon)

‘Take your time’ and listen to Sam Hunt’s ‘Montevallo’

November 18, 2014 at 8:49 pm 0 comments

Based on first impressions, it seems that Sam Hunt is a typical country boy. Hunt spent his youth in rural Cedartown, Georgia, played football most of his life and ended up as the starting quarterback at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he picked up a guitar and started […]

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Coming to a theater near you

Coming to a theater near you

November 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm 0 comments

BY RILEY COVEN “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″: With Francis Lawrence taking the helm and Jennifer Lawrence reprising her role as Katniss Everdeen, the third installment in this series looks to continue it’s success as action films with smart social commentary. The film follows Katniss after having defied […]

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‘The Theory of Everything’ impresses audiences

‘The Theory of Everything’ impresses audiences

November 16, 2014 at 3:31 pm 0 comments

BY ANNALEE WALTON The movie that made the viewers cry simply in the previews has exceeded expectations. Directed by James Marsh, “The Theory of Everything” has given us hope for Hollywood. The film follows the remarkable life and love story of the renowned theoretical physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking and his […]

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An interview with the cast of ‘Horrible Bosses 2′

An interview with the cast of ‘Horrible Bosses 2′

November 13, 2014 at 7:36 pm 0 comments

By Riley Coven Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to take part in a conference call with Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day about their upcoming film, “Horrible Bosses 2,” which releases on November 26th across the country. Emily Rudick: Does the movie have any kind of reference […]

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George W. Bush meets and greets at latest book signing

George W. Bush meets and greets at latest book signing

November 13, 2014 at 7:16 pm 0 comments

People huddled together Thursday morning, braving the 30-degree temperatures, to wait for a few second in front of George W. Bush. Signing his newest book, “41: A Portrait of My Father,” the former president greeted each patron on their way through the line. With “thank yous” and sports talk with […]

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Q&A with SMU Alumnus Brian Baumgartner

Q&A with SMU Alumnus Brian Baumgartner

November 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm 0 comments

Brian Baumgartner, the actor known for his role as Kevin on the beloved TV comedy “The Office,” took the time to answer some of my questions regarding his experience after the end of “The Office” and at SMU. Enjoy this insightful and fun interview. 1. How many times have you […]

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