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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 11/29/2012

For movies opening Nov. 30, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Killing Them Softly" (R for violence, drug use, sexual references and pervasive profanity) Screen adaptation of the George V. Higgins crime thriller of the same name about a hit man (Brad Pitt) hired to investigate the heist of a mob-protected poker game. Cast includes Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Sam Shepard and Max Casella.

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Prosody: A journey into the mind of a Memphis stage band

Prosody: A journey into the mind of a Memphis stage band

Prosody (prä-sə-dē) - noun. 1. The study of versification; especially: the systematic study of metrical structure; 2. a particular system, theory or style of versification; 3. the rhythmic and intonational aspect of language.

"Everybody from Memphis, baby," said Vick Lampkin, manager of the surging Memphis stage band, Prosody.

"Carlos (Strong) is from Whitehaven, Wallace (Walker) is from North Memphis, Johnathin (Rayborn) is from Westwood, Marcus (Malone) is from Collierville. These are good guys, church boys. Marcus isn't here now because he's in Bible study," said Lampkin, who insists that he reigns from East Memphis' legendary Kirby High School.

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  • Written by Kelvin Cowans

HBCU Classic Weekend set to sport its growth

The 2nd Annual Memphis HBCU Classics takes place this weekend, building upon excitement that has been in the air for the past few weeks. This year's events have expanded into more than just a series of games and now include an HBCU mixer, a job fair, a college fair, and an ACT study session.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 11/22/2012

For movies opening Thanksgiving, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Life of Pi" (PG for mature themes and scary action sequences) Oscar-winner Ang Lee (for Brokeback Mountain) directs this 3-D adaptation of Yann Martel's magical novel chronicling a shipwrecked zookeeper's (Suraj Sharma) ordeal after being stranded in a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a Bengal tiger. With Irrfan Khan, Gerard Depardieu and Rafe Spall.

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Dr. Steve Perry: The man behind ‘Save My Son’

Dr. Steve Perry: The man behind ‘Save My Son’

"Due to my lifestyle and the work that I do, I travel a lot. The two cities that I must say I travel to the most are Atlanta, Ga. – due to my CNN work – and Memphis, Tenn. – due to speaking engagements. So when I speak about Memphis, trust that I know what I'm talking about. Although I'm totally plugged in on the school merger and exact issues that came to bring it about, I do know that Memphis children are beautiful and Memphis is going to have to take a stand and have just as much pride in its children as it does its barbecue."

– Dr. Steve Perry

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  • Written by Kelvin Cowans

Rihanna: I see myself as art

Rihanna: I see myself as art

There aren't many women in Hollywood who seem as comfortable in their skin as Rihanna does.

The 24-year-old's nonchalance toward nudity, partial or otherwise, is well-documented, and she brings the same ease in a cover and photo spread for GQ's December issue.

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  • Written by Breeanna Hare

Angie Stone, Faith Evans and Dwele

Angie Stone is making her way back to Memphis, along with Faith Evans and Dwele. Give the thanks to Dr. Derrick Payne and Marcus Dorris of Mix & Mingle Entertainment. It's all a part of Music Fest 2012 at The Cannon Center on Dec. 22.

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