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Time to shift out of ‘Idol’?

Am I the only one who thinks "American Idol" has outstayed its welcome?

Once upon a time, we couldn't get enough "American Idol." We wanted more. It was a treat! Now it's seems that we are being force

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SEAL-sational

SEAL-sational

International pop star Seal really left an everlasting impression during his visit to Memphis last weekend. This man puts on a show!

Macy Gray, who performed at last year's Memphis in May International Festival, opened up for Seal, coming out – as usual – in her cabaret-style attire and delivering a high-energy performance.

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  • Written by Warren Roseborough

Dance festival & expo to pump a healthy beat

The Memphis Dance Festival & Kids Expo, presented by Incredible Pizza, is designed to get kids moving towards a healthier and more active lifestyle through dance.

The free event is on tap for Aug.18 at Robert R. Church Park (Beale Street and Fourth St.) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 08/02/2012

For movies opening August 3, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" (PG for rude humor) Third installment in the underdog-friendly franchise finds hapless protagonist Greg (Zachary Gordon) hanging out with his portly pal Rowley (Robert Capron) and pretending to be employed at a country club after all his summer vacation plans fall through. With Steve Zahn, Devon Bostick and Rachael Harris.

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Mario & Mandela Van Peebles: ‘The We the Party’ interview

Mario & Mandela Van Peebles: ‘The We the Party’ interview

Here, Mario Van Peebles and his 18-year-old son, Mandela talk about the movie, "We the Party," a coming-of-age comedy, which might be best thought of as an African-American variation on "American Pie" (1999).

Kam Williams: Hi Mario and Mandela, thanks for the interview. You know, back in '79, I had the honor of running part of the Boston Marathon alongside Melvin Van Peebles. Your father's one of my idols.

Mario: Cool, man.

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Yes, we remember Sherman Hemsley!

No other character on television has touched our hearts the way that George Jefferson did. Here's a character that came up from nothing and became a successful businessman. As a matter of fact, he became synonymous with the phrase "moving on up".

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 07/26/2012

For movies opening July 27, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Step Up Revolution" (PG-13 for profanity and sensuality) 4th installment in the hip-hop, street dance series, set in Miami, revolves around the classically-trained daughter (Kathryn McCormick) of a wealthy businessman (Peter Gallagher) who falls in love with a flash mob choreographer (Ryan Guzman) trying to save his 'hood from a developer's wrecking ball. With Adam Sevani, Stephen Boss and Chadd Smith.

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