Travel on the yellow brick road through the land of Oz as Crown Center celebrates the beloved motion picture, The Wizard of Oz, 75th anniversary. Each vibrantly painted section has interactive prompts to delight adults and children alike. You can watch as Dorothy gets sucked up in the tornado that takes her to Oz. Meet the Munchkins, Glinda, the Good Witch, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and The Cowardly Lion. Walk through the evil enchanted forest to The Wicked Witch’s castle. Fly in the Wizard’s hot air balloon. A section of the exhibit is dedicated to display Jane Albright’s collection of Wizard of Oz memorabilia.Read More →

Philomena is based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, the story of a woman in 1950’s Ireland who was forced into a convent to work manual labor in order to hide an illicit pregnancy. Three years into living in the convent her child was adopted. Eventually she left, was married, and had other children. But throughout her life she never stopped searching for the child that was taken away from her. Journalist Martin Sixsmith (author of the book) read of her story and decided to assist in her quest. Their journey led them all the way to America where life changing secrets were revealedRead More →

“It was good. It was funny.” -Terry Watts Cast: Ice Cube…….James Payton Kevin Hart…….Ben Barber Laurence Fishburne…….Omar Tika Sumpter…….Angela Payton John Leguizamo…….Santiago Bryan Callen…….Miggs Bruce McGill…….Lt. Brooks Gary Owen…….Crazy Cody Jay Pharoah…….Runflat David Banner…….Pawnshop Jay Dragoș Bucur…….Marko Gary Weeks…….Dr. Cowan Jacob Latimore…….Ramone Ben Barber, a security guard aspires to join the Atlanta Police Department alongside his girlfriend’s brother who he is desperately trying to impress. Unfortunately, the brother, James Payton, can’t stand him. In a last ditch effort to drive him away James takes Ben on a “ride along” responding to emergency calls dispatched over the police radio. It’s all fun and games for JamesRead More →

While scrolling through my Facebook feed I saw a post about getting a group together for a ladies night dinner at The Melting Pot. I’ve wanted to dine there for awhile but the menu prices have kept me from stepping through the doors. My husband, Terry, tends to be the kind of person who doesn’t consider it a meal unless there’s meat on his plate. So once we start looking at their entrée selections it could be a pricey dinner for the two of us. My friend Rachel informed us the special that night was three courses for $16. That’s a lot better than possiblyRead More →

What is real and what is not real? Spike Jonze, writer and director, attempts to give an answer with his newest film, Her. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Theodore Twombly, a lonely man addicted to technology. When seeking comfort in sex chat rooms, phones, and video games fail to keep him satisfied he finds a seemingly ingenious solution to his problem. Meet Samantha, an OS custom programmed to “evolve” to meet Theodore’s desires for companionship. (Picture a hyper advanced “Siri”.) At first she was a voice of reason in the midst of divorcing his wife, Catherine, like a friendly shoulder to cry on. Watching flashbacks  toRead More →

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