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Stage Review: Motown: The Musical

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour

The birth of Motown Records comes alive on stage with classic music and a lively stage show. Jeanne Powell has her review.

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Review: SF Symphony’s Peter Grimes, Opus 33

San Francisco Symphony: Peter Grimes.

Jeanne Powell’s review “Peter Grimes,” part of The San Francisco Symphony’s centennial celebration of Benjamin Britten.

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Special Feature: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s New Book and Tour

Hillary Rodham Clinton

SIDEWALKS writer Jeanne Powell was invited to cover Secretary Clinton’s book tour for HARD CHOICES.

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Special Feature: YBCA Forum with Benjamin Jealous

Benjamin Jealous

Writer Jeanne Powell gives her thoughts about The Forum: Conversations at YBCA between the former president and CEO of the NAACP and TV newswoman Belva Davis.

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Movie Review: Belle

Belle (1)

Jeanne Powell reviews director Amma Asante’s “Belle,” starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson and Miranda Richardson.

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Special Feature: Beyonce


Jeanne Powell’s special feature on Mrs. Carter, Queen B. Plus, Beyonce’s popular music videos.

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Special Feature: The Hurricane

Jeanne Powell’s special feature on the late American middleweight boxer who was wrongly convicted of murder.

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Movie Review: Winter’s Tale

Winter's Tale

Colin Farrell, Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint, and Russell Crowe head the cast of “Winter’s Tale.” Jeanne has her take.

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Movie Review: The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman

Ralph Fiennes goes behind-and-in front of the camera to play Charles Dickens in “The Invisible Woman.” Jeanne has her take.

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Movie Review: Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace

An all-star cast, including Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Willem Dafoe and Zoë Saldana, headlines the Scott Cooper film. Jeanne has her take.

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Stage Review: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Jeanne Powell reviews the national touring stage show, “Porgy and Bess.”

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Movie Review: 12 Years a Slave

12 Years A Slave

A man’s fight for survival and freedom.  Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender are some of the stars of Steve McQueen’s “12 YEARS A SLAVE.”

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Movie Review: Chasing Shakespeare

Chasing Shakespeare

Jeanne Powell reviews “Chasing Shakespeare,” starring Danny Glover and Graham Green.

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Movie Review: Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey lead the incredible ensemble cast that follow Cecil Gaines, who had a 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

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Movie Review: Elysium


“Elysium” is a space station where the rich lives, while Earth is the planet for the poor and sick. Matt Damon and Jodie Foster star in this futuristic thriller from the director of “District 9.”

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Movie Review: Hannah Arendt


“Hannah Arendt” is a biographical film about German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Jeanne has her take.

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