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9:00am

Sat July 4, 2015
marc on the blues

Think Belgrade Isn't A Source Of The Blues? Check Out Ana Popovic

Ana Popovic may not have been raised in a traditional center of the Blues, but having come from Serbia, she has reason to know something about what it means to have the Blues. Whether it is her experience or her father's extensive collection of Blues records, she has figured out how to proficiently and powerfully crank out the Blues… and she certainly has the talent to do it.

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7:08am

Fri July 3, 2015

7:00am

Fri July 3, 2015
Movies

'Manglehorn' Represents The Down Side Of Low-Budget Filmmaking

Pacino as A.J. Manglehorn in David Gordon Green's 'Manglehorn.'
Ryan Green IFC Films

It's an oversimplification, but I get the sense that when British actors begin to age, they turn to American action films to make tons of money. Think Laurence Olivier, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren or Alec Guinness. American actors – Paul Newman, Robert Duvall -- go for less money playing lonely old men in low-budget pictures.

That's what Al Pacino seems to be doing in Manglehorn, where he plays an aging locksmith, estranged from family, without friends, puttering around his shop and eating supper alone at a grim cafeteria.

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4:00am

Fri July 3, 2015
Place of Invention

What Does Being A 'Place Of Invention' Mean For Fort Collins' Future?

Fort Collins' Old Town Plaza last saw a face lift in the 1980s, when this picture was taken.
Fort Collins Old Town Square Restoration

Fort Collins is no stranger to “best of” lists, with national recognition for everything from happiest residents to most entrepreneurial businesses to fittest citizens. The latest feather for the community’s cap comes from the Smithsonian, which dubbed the city a “Place of Invention.

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3:04am

Fri July 3, 2015
StoryCorps

For A Medal Of Honor Recipient, Wounds Of War Lingered Into Fatherhood

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 9:22 am

Yvette Benavidez Garcia and her husband, Rene, dropped by the StoryCorps studios to reminisce about Yvette's father, Roy, a Medal of Honor recipient whose daring rescue mission in Vietnam cast ripples into his later life as a father.
StoryCorps

On his second tour of duty in Vietnam, Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez embarked on a daring rescue. The mission that he spearheaded saved the lives of eight fellow soldiers — but also left Benavidez himself riddled and bleeding, shot 37 times.

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