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  • Beltway Insider: Trump/CA Wildfires, Pence/Asia, G20; Immigration Caravan; Argentina Sub; CIA/Khashoggi; CNN; Thanksgiving

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    President Trump met yesterday with California Governor Jerry Brown, Governor Elect Gavin Newsom and First Responders in Chico, California, at the Incident Command Post, to see firsthand the unimaginable devastation left in the wake of the Camp Fire.

     
  • The Wife Review - Stunning, Captivating, A Must See

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    The Wife, from Sony Pictures Classic and Anonymous Content, presents the story of marriage and compromise, of how one compromise for the greater good becomes a life of choices, of literary passions, of fulfilment, of acceptability and tolerance.

     
  • Money News: U.S. Markets Fall; World Markets Rebound; Asian Markets Up

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    The DOW Jones Industrial Average sustained heavy losses this week after a lackluster State of the Union address failed to boast investor confidence even as eight of the ten most watched markets in the world closed up.

     
  • Blue Hope Book Review – Sylvia A. Earle’s Ode to the Majestic, Exquisite, Dazzling Ocean

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    Blue Hope Exploring and Caring for Earths Magnificent Ocean, from National Geographic Books and Sylvia A. Earle, Explorer in Residence, presents a stunning anthology of life in the world's ocean and a personal plea for its protection.

     
  • EMPEROR Review - Tommy Lee Jones and Cast Shine in this World War II Drama

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    EMPEROR, the World War II Drama, from Roadside Attractions, brings to the screen an engrossing tale of one of the matchless moments in World War II history as the greatest generation of all times secures global victory.

     
  • Honeymoon In Vegas Review – Go For The Music, Stay For The Elvis Impersonators

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    Writing reviews to send out is actually quite difficult for me.  The truth is, I’m a theatre snob, and I’m pretty hard to please.  Without creative geniuses such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, or even Stephen Sondheim, it’s hard for me to give my endorsement.  Not this time.  You will love ‘Honeymoon In Vegas’.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Pardons, Russia, Weinstein, Coronavirus, Quaden Bayles, Election 2020

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    President Trump, in his effort to appeal to pockets of conservative voters in the 2020 general election signed executive grants of clemency granting full pardons to several high-profile individuals representing San Francisco, New York City, Silicon Valley and Illinois.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump’s State of the Union; Immigration; Border Wall; Gallery; Media Stats on SOTU; Castro’s Son Suicide

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    President Donald Trump addressed the nation this week in the annual State of the Union, which was met with great enthusiasm and dismay, as he emphasized key elements that reinforce his often polarizing view of a Great America.

     
  • Mr. Holmes Review – Innovative and Original

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    Mr. Holmes, from MIRAMAX and Roadside Attraction, brings to the screen a new twist in the magical world of the world’s greatest detective Sherlock Holmes, with fresh dialogue and contemporary sufferings, an innovative and original tale is spun.

     
  • SF Theatre: San Jose Stage Company Presents Virtual World Premiere of "Strange Courtesies"

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    San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director), in collaboration with African-American Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the virtual world premiere of the new play STRANGE COURTESIES.

     
  • Has the Once Golden BRAVO NETWORK Lost Its Luster?

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    Despite an eight-year relationship that somehow managed to achieve monogamy for most of 2010, it appears that my hot and heavy affair with the Bravo Network might finally have run its course. A famous New Englander once said, “Nothing gold can stay,” and I guess deep down I always suspected that this would happen, but that doesn’t relieve the sting, or worse, the disillusionment.

     
  • Money News Asia: SESAMi Gives Singapore Businesses a Trade Finance Boost

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    SESAMi, South‐East Asia’s largest e‐procurement platform, touches the lives of over 15,000 small businesses and 5,000 large buyers around the globe each year. The firm processed SGD 1.8 billion worth of e‐invoices in the last 12 months, a figure that has grown steadily 14% year‐on‐year since its inception in September 1999.

     
  • MIFF: BRICS Film Festival Announces Winners (Pics)

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    The Fifth Film Festival of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), which was held as part of the MIFF, has ended. The main prize was given to "Poppy Nongen" directed by Christian Olvagen of South Africa.

     
  • A Baker’s Passport Book Review – A Delicious Around the World Culinary Adventure (Recipes)

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    A Baker’s Passport, from author Susie Norris brings the world of international flavors, culinary treats, and delectable delicacies to reader’s everywhere reintroducing the well-known, sublime, undiscovered and cherished indulgences to home cooks everywhere.

     
  • Zodiac - A Haunting Suspense Thriller From David Fincher

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    Zodiac, from Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros film, a haunting true life murder mystery thriller, is frighteningly consuming and delivers, with every passing minute, heightened engrossing suspense.