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Films creating Oscar Buzz

 

The Oscar Race is On! List of top Films of 2015

           by Sandra Olmsted

When Chris Rook takes the stage on Feb. 28, 2016, how many of the Oscar nominated films will you have seen and what will be your chances of winning the obligatory “predict the Oscars” game?

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Old Town Christmas Dec. 5

Enjoy ‘Christmas with Santa,’ Shopping and Tree Lighting

The annual “Old Town Florissant Christmas with Santa” will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 beginning at 2 p.m. with seasonal music in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The day will conclude at 5 p.m. with the annual tree lighting by Mayor Schneider.

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‘Fly Guy & Other Stories’ In Thanksgiving Special

Fly Guy artwork   Florissant’s Thanksgiving Holiday Special will bring ‘Fly Guy & Other Stories’ to life on the Florissant Civic Center Theatre stage. This musical revue from TheatreworksUSA, NY, NY features seven delightful stories. The show opened on Sunday, Nov. 22, but performances remain on Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28, at 2 p.m.

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The 33: Sentimentality and Terrific Performances, Latin American Style

 by Sandra Olmsted

While sentimentality is often viewed as a distortion of reality in American culture, in The 33, director Patricia Riggen embraces a different cultural norm, popular in the Spanish-speaking world, of using sentimentality to heighten reality. She even throws in a little magical realism when the 33 men eat their last miniscule rations.

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This Dining Diva Says ‘I Do!’ as the Newlyweds Host Backyard Reception

  North County Businesses Play Big Role

 The Dining Divas posed for a group photo with leader and bride Lisa in a lifesize fall frame in her backyard. As they say: A good time was had by all.

The Dining Divas posed for a group photo with leader and bride Lisa in a lifesize fall frame in her backyard. As they say: A good time was had by all.

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The Dining Divas Find Delight After Adventurous Menu and Sticker Shock

For over 15 years, the Dining Divas have been checking out new restaurants…or at least new to us. For over 15 years, we’ve called ourselves the “Divas,, but the title never really applied. For over 15 years, I’ve never wanted to crawl under a table in embarrassment. Until now. 15 years later, the title applied, and I wanted to hide. Fortunately, I can laugh about it now.

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