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Robin Williams- I Just Woke Up in a World Without Christmas

By Jack Pennington   He never failed to make me smile. 2006. I’m working the most disappointing job I ever accepted. I’m jockeying a register at a video rental place on the outskirts of Atlanta. What should be a dream for me turns out to be just another job. Lousy […]

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Close Encounters – The Truth is Still Out There

By Michael A. Wiseman   It’s a known fact that art imitates life. Terrifying sometimes, and impossible to believe at others, but many of the things we read, watch, listen to, and generally ingest for entertainment-value have a real world origin. Wait, you thought that Richard Gere’s cult-classic THE MOTHMAN […]

Robin Williams- 1951-2014

Robin Williams- 1951-2014

By Andrew David Cox  

by · August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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Ninja Turtles- Before They Were Bayformed

By Michael A. Wiseman Let’s take a trip in the wayback machine to 1980. The comic book industry is in a boom period, and speculators keep driving prices (and variant exclusives) higher. Daredevil isn’t doing so hot – Marvel is in talks to cancel the series. Likewise, Batman is only […]

by · August 8, 2014 · 2 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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Cabaret- A Tale of Two Anthems

By Randy Gillis   “Start by admitting, from cradle to tomb, it isn’t that long a stay.”   “Life is a Cabaret”. That statement is amazingly flexible in subtext. It sounds quite different when belted out by a desperate, young, hedonistic, sexually free woman in the wink before the rise […]

CCD Ticket Contest Winners for this Week!

CCD Ticket Contest Winners for this Week!

CCD is happy to announce the winners of this week’s ticket giveaway contest.  Robert Evans and Jennifer Payne have won sets of two tickets for their choice of events this weekend. They will be choosing from attending Reynolda Houses’ Friday night Cinema Under the Stars screening of the legendary film “Cabaret”, co-presented by […]

by · August 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Arts, Entertainment, Film, Museums
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CCD Ticket Contest Winners for this Week!

    CCD is happy to announce the winners of this week’s ticket giveaway contest. Milind Dongre and Katlin Tucker have won sets of two tickets for their choice of events this weekend. They will be choosing from attending Reynolda Houses’ Friday night Cinema Under the Stars screening of the legendary […]

CCD’s Ticket Giveaway Contest – August 2014

CCD’s Ticket Giveaway Contest – August 2014

CCD has partnered up with Reynolda House and the Blue Ridge Music Center to give our readers the opportunity to win tickets! Each week on Thursday, two names will be drawn from contest entrants- one will win 2 tickets to Reynolda House’s Cinema Under the Stars and the other will win […]

Where Jaws Led, Others Stumbled – Win Tickets to Cinema Under the Stars

Where Jaws Led, Others Stumbled – Win Tickets to Cinema Under the Stars

By Michael A. Wiseman     You’ve seen the poster. You know the iconic bass theme. You might even still be afraid to go into the water (that is, if three dwindling, gimmick-fueled sequels didn’t ruin Hollywood’s most iconic white shark for you). But did you know that, despite being […]

Joy & Nerdgasms at Comic-Con

Joy & Nerdgasms at Comic-Con

By Michael A. Wiseman I had once read about a mythical place where comic-culture and pop-culture came together for a four-day, no-sleep, party like it’s 1985 (and we finally beat King Koopa), convention. Internet pictures teased people large and small, dressed like Vulcans, Asari, Spartans, Asgaurdians, and – yes – […]