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Powerful ‘Roots’ remake speaks to our times

No one used the phrase when the original version of “Roots” aired in 1977, but the adaptation of Alex Haley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book was, among so many other things, an irrefutable declaration that “Black Lives Matter.” The declaration takes on even more urgency and deeper, more unsettling meaning in the stunning remake that premieres on Monday on three separate networks, and continues over the next three nights.

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Billy Joel isn’t interested in releasing a new album soon

Billy Joel hasn’t made a new album of songs since “River of Dreams” topped the U.S. charts in 1993, and he’s fine with that. “You get to a point where you realize: ‘I’ve done the best I can. Why am I driving myself crazy?’ ” Joel said. “As Clint Eastwood put it (in the 1973 movie ‘Magnum Force’): ‘A man’s gotta know his limitations.’ ”

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Stan Lee Day proclaimed at Planet Comicon

Kansas City Mayor Sly James proclaimed Saturday, May 21, 2016, as Stan Lee Day as a question and answer session for fans began at Planet Comicon in Bartle Hall.
Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com
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Stan Lee Day proclaimed at Planet Comicon

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Planet Comicon arrives at Bartle Hall

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