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Miracle at St. Anna

Film premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 7
Blanchard performing an outdoor concert at the festival on Monday, September 8

Toronto, Sept. 4, 2008 – (Hollywood, CA) World-renowned film composer and trumpet player Terence Blanchard has reunited with director Spike Lee to score “Miracle at St. Anna,” which will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 7th at 9:00pm in the Visa Screening Room. There will be a second showing of the film on Tuesday, September 9th at 11:00am in the Visa Screening Room (Film opens nationally on September 26). Blanchard will be performing an “outdoor concert” sponsored by the festival on Monday, September 8th at 8:30pm at Yonge-Dundas Square. “Miracle at St. Anna” marks the Golden-Globe nominated composer’s 43rd film score and 12th collaboration with Lee. Miracle at St. Anna is part of the Special Presentations at the festival.

“Miracle at St. Anna” is based on author James McBride’s critically-acclaimed, NY Times bestseller and World War II novel of the same name. Featuring over 140 minutes of music and 42 separate cues, the score for “Miracle at St. Anna” was recorded at Sony Studios in Los Angeles with a 98-piece orchestra as well as members of Terence’s band.

With a cast that includes Michael Ealy, John Turturro, John Leguizamo, and Walton Scoggins, “Miracle at St. Anna” depicts the lives of four African-American soldiers fighting in World War II (1944) who are trapped in an Italian village. The film is set in Tuscany and follows the 92nd Buffalo Soldier Division as the soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines and separated from their unit. What happens within the confines of the town, the stories of love and loss and the incredible passion with which these soldiers live out their daily lives is nothing less than physically and emotionally extraordinary. “Miracle at St. Anna” is presented by Touchstone Pictures in association with On My Own and Rai Cinema.

Says Blanchard of Miracle, “I’m inspired by the story itself.” Growing-up in New Orleans, I remember the Buffalo Soldiers marching in parades and never realized the significant role they played in fighting for our freedom. It’s an honor to be a part of a project that helps to relive and tell a small segment of what those soldiers dealt with in our history.”

Miracle Of St. Anna – Miracle at St. Anna

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What’s a MythBuster?

Discovery.com MythBusters

So. You’re minding your own business, filling up your gas tank, when your cell phone rings. Hmmm. Should you answer it? Because you’ve heard you shouldn’t use cell phones near gas stations since they can produce small sparks that can ignite big fires.
But wait. Could that actually be true?
Sounds like a job for MythBusters!
It’s a tough job separating truth from urban legend, but the MythBusters are here to serve. Each week special-effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take on three myths and use modern-day science to show you what’s real and what’s fiction.
That’s right, they do more than explain how something may or may not be scientifically possible. Through trial and error they actually demonstrate it.

Discovery.com MythBusters

September 4, 2008 Posted by | Television | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sarah Palin tours stage at Republican National Convention

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin touted her small-town roots and swiped at Democrat Barack Obama during a highly anticipated speech to the Republican convention on Wednesday, ridiculing her critics as “the Washington elite” who did not understand everyday life in America.

In her public debut in the spotlight, John McCain’s choice for vice president portrayed herself as a Washington outsider and came out swinging against Obama and members of the news media who have raised questions about her qualifications.

Sarah Palin

“I’ve learned quickly these past few days that if you’re not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone,” the Alaska governor said in remarks prepared for delivery at the convention.

Sarah Palin

“But here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion — I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country.”

Sarah Palin

Since McCain made the virtually unknown Palin his choice for running mate, she has been the center of a media storm fueled by disclosures about her unmarried teenage daughter’s pregnancy, a probe into her role in an Alaskan official’s firing and questions about her political record.

Sarah Palin Photos – Republican National Convention

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Jillian Grace Hot Photos

Jillian Grace

Jillian Grace

Jillian Grace Hot Photos

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Sarah Palin’s speech time

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin Speech Time – Sarah Palin’s Speech Time is 9:30 P.M. Central Daylight Time

Sarah Palin’s speech time is 9:30 P.M. Central Daylight Time, according the Star Tribune.

With all the hubbub around Troopergate and Sarah Palin’s pregnant daughter Bristol, the world will probably wanna watch Sarah Palin’s speech to see how she will (or if she will) further address such matters.

Sarah Palin Speech Time

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