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Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.0

Universal, 2008, Not Rated

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Last winter’s writer’s strike reeked havoc across the television universe. And while that hastened the demise of the likes of Back to You, a lot of good scripted TV suffered.  

The Founding of America

A&E, 2009, Not Rated

0 Comments · Monday, March 9, 2009
This box set collects virtually every documentary and movie about the American Revolution shown by The History Channel over the past few years. Anchored by 'Founding Fathers' and 'Founding Brothers,' no historical stone is left unturned and no angle left unexamined.  

Comedy: John Rathbone

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 3, 2009
What’s new with comedian and Canton native John Rathbone? “Absolutely nothing has changed,” he states. “Except I ache more and I have less hair.” Actually, Rathbone does have some interesting news to report. “I just auditioned for Def Comedy Jam,” he says. “I headlined a show at a club and after my show they had an urban show. I asked to go on after that…and they thought I was crazy. But I’ve played a lot of urban shows before and I did real well, so they asked me to come back and audition for Def Jam.” To give you an idea of just how diverse his appeal is, two nights later he was performing essentially the same set for a church convention in Pittsburgh. He performs at the Funny Bone Thursday-Sunday.  

Cocked and Loaded

Shiny Toy Guns mix the spirit of the '80s with Modern Rock and dancefloor sounds

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2008
"They knew the lyrics to every song," Jeremy Dawson says. "It was freaking me out. They knew more of the lyrics than I did." Parents are rocking out to Shiny Toy Guns, and their '80s-like sound is bringing in the kids. "Maybe. Kids like what kids like, and normally they don't like what Mom and Dad like."  

Comedy: Gary Conrad

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Comedian Gary Conrad found his way into hypnosis rather serendipitously. The former stockbroker, looking for a way to improve his concentration while bodybuilding, discovered hypnosis in 1980. At first he pursued it clinically, even traveling to England to study. He eventually took his skills to the stage and has been performing ever since. Not unlike his peers, Conrad’s show uses high-octane audience participation. He’s not out to embarrass anyone, of course — it’s all good clean fun. Well, maybe not clean. He does offer a few “erotic” shows in each town. Along the way he also mixes in suggestions for weight control, smoking cessation and so on. Oddly, folks will often come back to his shows three or four times in the same week, in the same town. Maybe sit in back the first time and lay low. Conrad performs Wednesday-Sunday at Go Bananas in Montgomery. $8-$12.  

The Office Season 4 (Universal)

2007, Not Rated

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Arguably the show’s best season, viewers are again compelled to get the DVD in order to pick up on all of the subtle gags that might have been missed the first time around.  

Comedy: Larry Reeb

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Larry Reeb performs Thursday - Sunday at Funny Bone on the Levee ... “I never wanted to work for a living,” says comedian Larry Reeb, also known as “Uncle Lar.” “I haven’t had a day job since 1979,” he adds proudly. “I worked at an indoor amusement park when I first started doing comedy.”  

Gary Owen

[cool comedian]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Though he became famous as host of BET’s Comic View, Hamilton native Gary Owen didn’t have what one could call an urban upbringing. “We lived in a little trailer park on Highway 27 called Island Lake Mobile Community,” he says. Shortly after graduating from high school, a friend rousted him out of bed and took him down to the naval recruitment office.   

Talking 'Bout Regeneration

1980s hitmakers ABC, Human League, Flock of Seagulls, Maked Eyes and Belinda Carlisle team up for the Regeneration Tour

0 Comments · Sunday, August 24, 2008
You knew it would come to this one day. Back in the '80s we were rocking out to ABC, The Human League, A Flock of Seagulls and Naked Eyes, to name but a few. Acts from the '60s, much as we liked the  

Square Pegs: The Complete Series (Sony)

Video and DVD

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2008
1982, Not Rated Shortly after starring in Annie on Broadway, former Cincinnati resident Sarah Jessica Parker was cast as the co-lead in this CBS sitcom. The show centered on inelegant classmates