By Tim O'Brien As the box office is added up for a long holiday weekend, families went for animation over a western in a big way. A very big way.
DISNEY may take quite a bath on Tonto and the masked one
'The Lone Ranger' faces uphill ride Founding Fathers would be ashamed
of America, 71 percent say in Gallup poll
At midyear, the national opinion polls provide little indication of which way the political wind is blowing looking ahead to elections in 2014 and 2016, writes Andrew Kohut in Fact Tank. Most of the key public opinion measures are mixed, or uncertain.
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A record 8% of households with minor children in the United States are headed by a single father, up from just over 1% in 1960. The increase is likely due to the growing share of non-marital births, higher divorce rates and the increasing importance of fathers as caregivers. Single dads are younger, less educated, less financially well-off and less likely to be white compared with fathers heading households with two married parents.
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'Monsters' win but 'The Heat' is a solid, sizzling surprise
Pope Frances OK...Pope Francis clears John Paul II for sainthood second miracle approved...that day could come on Dec. 8, which is Feast of the Immaculate Conception...
There is no 'Trouble' here as TLP's 'The Music Man' is simply terrific
QUICK HIT: July 5, 11:39 p.m. - MT. CARROLL - "The Music Man" is magnificent. I could leave it at that but won't. It has been 25 years since Timber Lake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll has staged "The Music Man." I'm just glad they didn't wait any longer. On this opening night, an enthusiastic holiday audience fell in love with the play all over again. Or, for some, perhaps the first time. The songs, the choreography, the set and the energy came together to forge a fantastic blend of showmanship and sheer talent. More coming and will be at Examiner.com (Chicago Celebrity)..and here, of course.....call 815-244-2035 and get your tickets NOW....