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A seat at the show business table

Entertainment | Media mogul Byron Allen takes on cable giants in court
by Loren Skinker
Posted 11/22/19, 04:56 pm

Since comedian Byron Allen performed on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson at age 18, many of his high-stakes business ventures have paid off. His talk show Kickin’ It With Byron Allen started in 1992 and went on to become one of the country’s longest-running TV series. In 1993, Allen founded Entertainment Studios, which became a launching pad for eight 24-hour TV channels, including Cars.TV, Pets.TV, and others. Last year, he bought The Weather Channel for $300 million.

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New Christmas albums

by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 11/21/19, 12:05 pm

Llegó Navidad

Los Lobos

These songs, mostly South American folk favorites played for all their sprightly worth by a band that at this point probably couldn’t play them any other way, emphasize the season’s less-religious aspects—festivity for festivity’s sake, one might say. Spanish speakers, however, will recognize an exception in the opening track, “La Rama,” which bases its festivity on Christ’s birth and His virgin mother’s beauty. In other highlights, the band has a go at doing for Freddy Fender and José Feliciano what it once did for Ritchie Valens.

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No cape necessary

Movie | Harriet depicts a brave American freedom fighter and Christian
by Megan Basham
Posted 11/01/19, 11:19 am

Nothing is more satisfying than a good superhero origin story. And the tale of how the slave Araminta “Minty” Ross became American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman is more than a welcome change of pace from fictional caped crusaders. 

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