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Archives for May 2015

Democracy Wake Takes Empowerment to the Streets

  Democracy Wake Takes Empowerment to the Streets   This is an unprecedented time in America, with people champing at the bit to take back their government from the forces driven by special interests and big money. And now, the average person has the opportunity to get involved, make a difference and do their part […]

For movies opening May 29, 2015

  OPENING THIS WEEK Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams For movies opening May 29, 2015   BIG BUDGET FILMS   Aloha (PG-13 for profanity and suggestive comments) Oscar-winner Cameron Crowe (for Almost Famous) wrote and directed this romantic comedy about a disgraced astronaut-turned-defense contractor (Bradley Cooper) who […]

Firebird

  Firebird by Misty Copeland   Illustrated by Christopher Myers G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group Hardcover, $17.99 36 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-399-16615-0 Book Review by Kam Williams “With spare, poignant text, American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland writes of a young dancer whose confidence is fragile. Through hard work and […]

Primo Perino!

  Dana Perino The “And the Good News Is…” Interview with Kam Williams   Primo Perino!   Dana Marie Perino was born in Evanston, Wyoming on May 9, 1972, where she grew up herding cattle at the crack of dawn on a cattle ranch. In college, she moonlighted as a country music DJ while majoring […]

Green Propulsion Helping Preserve Water Access

  Green Propulsion Helping Preserve Water Access   Clean water — especially in urban areas — is becoming more and more of a hot button topic all across the United States. As additional source-water bodies are being protected, boaters and anglers are finding themselves in the crosshairs of restricted access. Fortunately, some innovative anglers and new […]

Tidewater 2800CC: Perfect for Dolphin Season Everywhere

  Tidewater 2800CC: Perfect for Dolphin Season Everywhere by Ted Lund From the offshore canyons in the Northeast to the Florida Straits, summertime means one thing to serious anglers: dolphin. They are one of the world’s most popular offshore gamefish; they are readily accessible, usually willing to bite, and make for great table fare. Being […]

Zombie Prom at ACE Adventure Resort, May 30

  Date: May 30, 2015 Time: 8:00 pm Why wait until Halloween to dress up like a zombie? Our little twist on prom season has been a hit with the guide staff so this year we are inviting you. The walking dead will be taking over the New River Gorge this weekend so be ready […]

New River Jazz at Tamarack, May 31

  Date: May 31, 2015 Time: 2:00 pm New River Jazz is a continually growing group from right here in Beckley West Virginia. Their love of music shines through everything they play. So join me in welcoming Beckley’s favorite Jazz/Big Band/Swing group, New River Jazz! Tamarack offers a FREE concert every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. From […]

Harrowing Earthquake Adventure Does for San Francisco What Jaws Did for the Ocean

  San Andreas Film Review by Kam Williams   Harrowing Earthquake Adventure Does for San Francisco What Jaws Did for the Ocean   If you were afraid to swim in the ocean after watching Jaws, you might be just as reluctant to visit San Francisco after seeing this spectacular disaster flick. Directed by Brad Peyton […]

African-American Mother and Son’s Adjustment to Autism Chronicled in Inspirational Biopic

  Bass Clef Bliss Film Review by Kam Williams African-American Mother and Son’s Adjustment to Autism Chronicled in Inspirational Biopic     Before Terrence Partridge turned 2, his parents first noticed an arrest in his development of age-appropriate social skills. In fact, he actually started regressing soon thereafter, as words he had already been using […]