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Leslie Caron – The Reluctant Star

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“There we were outside in Los Angeles after the Premiere and I felt absolutely awful – sick. And Gene (Kelly) said “‘how do you feel?’” “ ‘I said, oh I think I have the flu’”. “And Gene said, ‘Oh honey, you don’t have the flu, you’ve just seen yourself on the screen for the first time!’ ” Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star on …

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Aaron Friedland First Walked A Mile In Their Shoes – Then Created The Walking School Bus

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Late for school? No problem, Mom will drive you. Pouring rain and college lecture about to start? Just call Uber for a ride. “Everyday, over half a million students in Uganda walk over 5 kilometers both to and from school to attain an education. These students walk through some of the most unforgiving terrain in pursuit of higher education. I …

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Mystique’s Sexy Blue Reptile Skin & Wolverine’s Retractable Metal Claws Brought To Life By Gordon FX Smith

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He has stood among the dead, even perpetrated the atrocities of war, but never fought the battle. He has performed open heart surgery, dissected John F. Kennedy’s brain and transplanted metal claws into Hugh Jackman’s hands, all done with no medical qualifications. Gordon “FX” Smith was always a benign Dr. Frankenstein. He’s a graying special effects prosthetics wizard who preferred leather to lab coat …

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“Zimbelism” – A Documentary on Remarkable Tales from the Dark Room of Photographer, George S. Zimbel

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Don’t let his grandfatherly demeanor under a lustrous thick head of white hair fool you. At age 86 and one of the last bastions of North American street photographers known as “humanists”, George S. Zimbel is one tough cookie. A champion of the Everyman (and woman,) his lens has captured burlesque queens, truckers and presidents, movie stars and kids just …

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Daniel Libeskind – “One Day In Life” An Exploration of Music, Design and Space

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Can you imagine concerts held in a moving streetcar, a hospital’s operating room or the apartment building where Oscar Schindler once lived? Architect, Daniel Libeskind with the Alte Oper, will bring together 75 spectacular concert performances in unusual and unexpected venues within Frankfurt, Germany, May 21 to May 22, 2016, and all within a 24-hour period, interpreting One Day In …

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Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History, Captures the Wit and Creativity of One of America’s Iconic Fashion Designers

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From non-conformist Yeshiva student to flamboyant judge of Project Runway: All Stars,  showman for QVC Network’s, Isaac Mizrahi Live! and Jeopardy genius, the inimitable fashion designer has always marched to the beat of his own drum. He draped supermodel, Naomi Campbell in his Totem Pole Gown from his fall 1991 Collection in what today, would almost certainly be deemed “politically incorrect” but …

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Justin Freer Beams Up To The Podium To Conduct Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert Tour

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Growing up in Orange County, California in the 80s, music prodigy, Justin Freer never imagined he’d one day become Maestro Freer conducting for a 100-city North American tour of Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert Tour. It’s presented by CineConcerts, CBS Consumer Products and Paramount Pictures. Too young to watch the original Star Trek series, but a fan …

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Jennifer Teege – My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past

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Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. So much has been written about the victims of the Nazi regime. But what if you discovered that you were related to one of its most notorious perpetrators? That was the case for author, Jennifer Teege, as she so poignantly strives to extricate her own identity from that of a monster through a series of …

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The Intimate Provence – Hostellerie de Crillon Le Brave

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Search for the soul of France and you will probably alight in Provence’s Luberon. Collette in love, Van Gogh and Cezanne feverishly impassioned by color; F. Scott Fitzgerald writing Tender is the Night – all four were seduced by her luminous landscapes and capricious nature. Imagine standing on a narrow, wrought-iron Juliet balcony, the sun, setting far across the town of Caromb, a fuchsia fireball hovering above purple smoke. …