November 9, 2006

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H True Hollywood Story
By Amy Diaz adiaz@hippopress.com

Barry Steelman loves movies.

The walls of his shop, Cinema 93 Video in Concord, are covered with posters for films, film festivals and old drive-ins. The store is an outgrowth of a movie theater Steelman, 63, used to own, Cinema 93, that built a reputation for showing independent, foreign and art films. He also dishes out opinions about film on his hour-long radio show, Movies Are My Business, which runs Fridays on Concord’s WKXL 1450 AM at 1 p.m. (Full disclosure: I occasionally appear on the show.)

People: SNHU teaches Arabic
by John "jaQ" Andrews jandrews@hippopress.com

Southern New Hampshire University just began its second foray into teaching Arabic through its continuing education department. SNHU graduate and Morocco native Imane Naji Amrani teaches the 16-week course that lasts until March 3. She will introduce students to modern standard Arabic and will focus on basic language skills, along with simple conversations and awareness of the Arabic culture and traditions.

Theater: Moving forward, or not
By Heidi Masek hmasek@hippopress.com

Savage in Limbo might hit a little close to home if you are in your 30s and stunted by an inability to take action.

The ensemble show is set in a Bronx bar where a group of 32-year-olds “have for one reason or another unfulfilled lives, and haven’t been able to advance in the direction that they would have liked to,” said director William McGregor.

Classical: Easin' into the season
By Jeff Rapsis jrapsis@hippopress.com

That little drummer boy can already be heard in the distance, but there’s still time to enjoy a few non-holiday-themed concerts before we’re all awash in the annual Christmas carol tsunami. Here’s a quick look at some of the best of the pre-Thanksgiving Day lull.

Longshots: Blame game reaches new local low
by Dave Long

In 1984 the Celtics got blown out in game three of the NBA finals 137-104 by the Lakers. The embarrassing defeat put them down two games to one in a series they should have been down three-zip. They weren’t because James Worthy inexplicability threw a looping pass in the waning seconds of game two that Gerald Henderson picked off and turned into the tying points as time expired. It led to a 124-121 overtime escape that sent a lucky team west tied at a game apiece.

Techie: Your data's new home
by John "jaQ" Andrews jandrews@hippopress.com

Sooner or later, you’re going to get a new PC.

Your 90Mhz Pentium with MMX won’t last forever, no matter how devoted you are to running stripped-down software and only essential applications. One of these days, you just have to upgrade.

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