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of Tri-Cities May 27, 2011

Issue #00034

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May 19th was epic, yeah that’s right — EPIC! If you missed the show, (tsk tsk tsk!) you can check out all the bands and their performances, band profiles, and pictures at Amousia, The Brass Action & Erin Frances & The Socialites perform on June 2nd. Special judges include top industry professionals from Greenhouse Studios.


JUNE 2nd is the the TNT ROK

FINAL for RUMBLE! It’s been nothing but rock,

sweat and tears for the past 12 weeks. And now it comes down to this one final performance. The gloves are off, the guitar picks are out and the crowd is ready to have their faces melted off by these insanely awesome bands. Everyone, please welcome your top three finalists: Amousia, The Brass Action and Erin Frances & The Socialites! These three very unique bands with very different sounds are competing for the crowning spot on June 2nd at TNB Club in Coquitlam.

Grand prizes include a photo shoot, a band website, a live audio recording as well as a broadcast quality master recording at Greenhouse Studios with Engineer Chris "Hollywood" Holmes. Over the last 23 years Greenhouse Studios has worked with Nickelback, Wide Mouth Mason, Odds, Spirit of the West, KD Lang, Cher, Bon Jovi, 3 Doors Down, and Default amongst 1000 others. Chris "Hollywood" Holmes has worked with Korn, Veer, Simon Collins and Katy Perry!?

PICKS OF THE WEEK “Drive Angry” (R) -- You can always count on Nicolas Cage to bring the crazy, and in “Drive Angry,” he brings it with an atomic gusto not seen since “The Wicker Man.” Cage stars as Milton, a condemned soul who escapes from Hell to avenge the death of his daughter and to save the life of his infant granddaughter, who is to be sacrificed by a bat-guano insane cult leader (Billy Burke). Aiding Milton on his mission is the spunky, conventionally attractive waitress Piper (Amber Heard). Of course, one doesn’t simply walk out of Hell, and pursuing Milton and Piper is The Accountant (William Fichtner), a ruthless servant of Satan savagely determined to drag Milton back to the fiery abyss. Packed with blood, explosions and breasts, “Drive Angry” is ridiculous, gory, vulgar neo-grindhouse fun.

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THE BLUES (continued): • The entertainment industry’s Blue Man Group has been performing together since 1987. These anonymous “mute” artists dress in black clothing and wear blue grease paint over latex caps. Their percussive instruments include the electric zither, hammered dulcimer, the “drum wall” (a two-story structure with seven percussion stations) and a mixture of varied PVC pipes. It is their habit not to speak with members of the audience, and if you ask for an autograph, expect a smear of blue paint. • According to folklore, if you dream of the color blue, you will be free from worry or will receive help from an outside source. • The word “blue” has found its way into many terms in the English language. Of course, if you’re feeling blue, you’re unhappy or downcast. Yet, conversely, if blue skies are coming your way, it means that happy times are imminent. If you use blue language, it is characterized by profanity or cursing. Were you born into the nobility or aristocracy? You might be described as a blue-blood. Has something hit you out of the blue? It seemingly came from nowhere at an unexpected time. Someone who’s done a blue-ribbon job has put in a top-notch, first-place performance. If an event is considered rare, it comes along “once in a blue moon.” A true-blue friend has proven himself to be loyal and faithful.

I haven’t enjoyed a film this much since “From “American Graffiti: Special Edition” (PG) -- George Lucas’ 1973 blockbuster about a Dusk Til Dawn.” group of high-school kids raising hell on their “Stanley Kubrick: Limited Edition Collection” last summer night before college is a rock ’n’ (R) -- Nine movies, 10 discs, all high-def remas- roll-fueled nostalgic joyride through the eartered on Blu-ray, this boxed set contains the best ly 1960s. Featuring Wolfman Jack, Richard works of one of cinema’s grand masters: “Sparta- Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Harrison Ford and a cus,” “Lolita,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “2001: A Space ton of other young actors who would become Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “Barry Lyn- big movie stars, and a soundtrack that is a don,” “The Shining,” “Full Metal Jacket” and pure joy to listen to, “American Graffiti” is “Eyes Wide Shut.” Also included in the set is a the best film George Lucas ever made. hardcover 40-page book packed with photos and DOG OF THE WEEK essays about the films. “Passion Play” (R) -- Mickey Rourke, Bill Murray, Kelly Lynch, Rhys Ifans and Megan Fox star in this horrible, direct-to-DVD mess about a jazz musician (Rourke) who falls in love with a winged sideshow attraction (Fox) and is pursued by a gangster (Murray) who must possess the enigmatic, pouty-lipped freak.

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Q: When will one of my favorite shows, “Drop Dead Diva,” be back for its next season? -- Gennifer T., via email A: Well, you don’t have long to wait! “Drop Dead Diva” returns to Lifetime Television for its third season on Sunday, June 19. For those who haven’t seen the show, “DDD” is a one-hour comedic drama that tells the story of a shallow wannabe model who dies in a sudden accident, only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-size and recently deceased attorney, Jane. This season’s guest stars include Paula Abdul, Kathy Griffin, Wanda Sykes, Clay Aiken, Lance Bass, Amanda Bearse, Tony Goldwyn, Howard Hesseman, Sharon Lawrence, Jennifer Tilly, Quinton Aaron and more. *** Q: I was watching a new sitcom on ABC called “Happy Endings,” and the actor who plays Dave looks very familiar. What else might I have seen him in? -- Jerry G., via email A: Well, I remember Zachary Knighton best as Bryce from the shouldn’t-have-been-canceled show “FlashForward.” I also rewatched “The Prince and Me” recently, and realized that he plays one of Julia Stiles’ brothers in that movie. He’s also had guest roles on “House, M.D.” and “Bones,” as well as “Law and Order” and “Law and Order: SVU.” Stop me when something sounds familiar .... *** Q: I was so happy to hear that FX’s “Justified” has been renewed for a third season; however, I was sad to see Joseph Lyle Taylor’s character, Doyle, get killed in the second-season finale. Now that his run on “Justified” is over, where can I catch this

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)

• One of the last tower houses to be built in

Scotland was Lethendy dating PISCES (February 19 toTower, March 20)back to 1678.

A workplace getThis stormy. • No twosituation castles are could the same. is dueBut to stay topography, taste, available materials the with on course until there’s a solution thatand meets ability of the designer. everyone’s approval, and things can finally calm • The spiral stairs in castle towers are designed down. to ascend clockwise in an effort to make the attackers expose more of their body in order to use the sword in their right hand.

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in England in 1136, the

You keep an open mindtoon most matters, garrison used wine extinguish fires from making a you thesiege. confidante of choice for people who need • The largest inhabited castle in the world is your honest counsel. Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. • There were once about 5,000 castles in Japan, but today there are only about aSynd., dozen original (c) 2011 King Features Inc. feudal castles left.

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HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL (G) (VIOLENCE) FRI-THURS 12:35 THOR (PG) (VIOLENCE) FRI-SUN,TUE-WED 3:05, 7:15, 10:40; MON,THURS 3:05, 10:40 Insist on full disclosure by all parties before THOR 3D (PG) (VIOLENCE) FRI-THURS 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 10:10 agreeing to be part of a “great deal.” What you PRIEST 3D (14A) (VIOLENCE) DIGITAL 3D FRI,MON-THURS 1:30, 4:05, learn should help you decide whether to go with 6:40, 9:15; SAT 1:45, 4:05, 6:40, 9:15; SUN 4:05, 6:40, 9:15 it or not. KUNG FU PANDA 2 (G) (VIOL) N/ P FRI-SUN 11:30, 1:05, 1:45, 3:45, 4:20, 6:20, 7:20, 9:00, 9:55; MON-TUE,THURS 1:05, 1:45, 3:45, 4:20, SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) 6:20, 7:20, 9:00, 9:55; WED 1:45, 3:45, 4:20, 6:20, 7:20, 9:00, 9:55 KUNG FU PANDA 2 (G) (VIOL) STAR & STRO SCR NO PASSES WED 1:00 Your decision to protect the secret that was enKUNG FU PANDA 2 3D (G) (VIOLENCE) DIGITAL 3D, NO PASSES FRItrusted to you might irk some people. But it also THURS 12:20, 3:10, 5:30, 8:00, 10:25 wins you the admiration of those who value trust RIO (G) (VIOLENCE) FRI-THURS 12:55, 3:55, 6:50 and loyalty. CASTLES (continued): THE HANGOVER PART II N/P FRI-SAT 12:10, 1:10, 1:40, 2:45, 4:10, 3rd Quarter 2010 4:45, 5:40, 7:15, 7:40, 8:15, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00; SUN-THURS 12:10, • The famous Tower of London began as a Week 39 timber fortress in an earthen on the 19) CAPRICORN (December 22enclosure to January 1:10, 1:40, 2:45, 4:10, 4:45, 5:40, 7:15, 7:40, 8:15, 10:00, 10:30, 10:50 north bank of the Thames in London. In 1078, SeptTHE 19-HANGOVER 25 PART II (18A) N/P FRI-THURS 12:45, 3:20, 6:45, 9:30 Creative activities take on a practical William the Conqueror replaced this approach timber Page 8 OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (PG) (VIOL) N/ P PIRATES fortress with a massive stone fortress called as you realize you might be able to market your the Great Tower. William needed to show his FRI-SUN 11:40, 1:00, 3:00, 4:30, 6:30, 8:30, 9:45; MON-TUE,THURS great castles with double circuits of curving outer walls and towers to overlook the entire wall. These castles influenced castle building throughout Europe the British Isles, anddeciIf you’re suddenly a bitand unsure about your the early 13th-century medieval castle was a sion, ask trusted colleagues and/or friends or marriage of Norman, English and Byzantine styles. Two for good examples of that this are the help family members suggestions could Château Gaillard on the Seine in France and resolvethe your doubts.Castle in England. Conisbrough

*** Q: What has my favorite actress, Meryl Streep, been up to lately? -- David R. in Alabama A: Meryl is busy filming “The Iron Lady,” where she plays the U.K.’s first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. Word from the set is that her portrayal is astonishing, and her transformation is absolutely stunning. Look for “The Iron Lady” in late 2011, just in time to be considered for the Oscars.

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work. Ask for advice from someone experienced authority and protect his new kingdom. in this• area. In the Middle East, the Crusaders developed

talented actor next? -- Fanny R., Tulsa, Okla. A: Joseph’s next role is that of Martin Chisholm in the feature film “Seven Days in Utopia,” which also stars Melissa Leo, Robert Duvall and Lucas Black. Joseph told me a bit about the film: “It’s really a heartfelt movie about this kid, played by Lucas Black, finding himself. I play his father. It’s such a pretty script. “My character rides his son hard to do his best in golf and makes him practice and this and that. He ends up giving him some bad advice, and his son ends up not winning the tournament, takes off and that is where he meets Robert Duvall (who plays Johnny Crawford) out in Utopia. He learns some life lessons out there, and he comes back and tries to make amends with his father. It’s really touching.”



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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (PG) (VIOLENCE) NO PASSES FRI 4:15, 7:30, 10:30; SAT 1:00, 4:15, 7:30, 10:30; SUN 1:00, 4:15, 7:30; MON-THURS 4:15, 7:20 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES 3D (PG) (VIOLENCE) DIGITAL 3D, NO PASSES FRI 3:45, 7:00, 10:10; SAT 12:30, 3:45, 7:00, 10:10; SUN 12:30, 3:45, 7:00; MON-THURS 4:40, 7:50 FAST FIVE (14A) (VIOLENCE) FRI 4:05, 6:55, 9:50; SAT 12:40, 4:05, 6:55, 9:50; SUN 12:40, 4:05, 6:55; MON-THURS 4:25, 7:40 BRIDESMAIDS (14A) (COARSE LANG ) FRI 4:10, 7:10, 10:00; SAT 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:00; SUN 1:10, 4:10, 7:10; MON-THURS 4:35, 7:30 BRIDESMAIDS (14A) (COAR LAN,) STAR & STR SCR THURS 1:00 PRIEST (14A) (VIOLENCE) FRI-SAT 10:25; SUN 7:50; MON-THURS 7:55

HOLLYWOOD 3 CINEMAS PITT MEADOWS 19190 Lougheed Hwy. Pitt Meadows 604-459-6004: $4.75 Adults; $3.75 Child/Seniors/Matinee/ HOP 95 Min G violence Universal No Passes 4:45, 6:45 DAILY 12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 6:45 / SAT & SUN HANNA 112 Min PG violence; coarse language Alliance 8:45 DAILY HOODWINKED TOO HOOD VS EVIL 87 Min G violence 6:45 DAILY 12:45, 2:45, 6:45 / SAT & SUN

SOURCE CODE 94 Min PG violence; coarse language Eone 8:30 / DAILY DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 2 RODRICK RULES 100 Min G Fox 4:45 DAILY SOMETHING BORROWED 113 Min PG coarse lang 6:45, 9:00/ DAILY ARTHUR 110 Min PG coarse language; violence 4:45, / / DAILY RANGO 107 Min PG violence Paramount 12:45, 2;45 / SAT & SUN

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• KARAOKE Friday May 27th at 7:00pm . Everyone welcome, join us to sing or just dance of you like. Door prizes and 50/50 draw • Meat Draws: May 24th 4:00, May 27th 4:30, May 28th 3:00 Saturday May 28 is Bowling fun night. Starts at Bowling alley 3PM then over at the Legion 6pm with a drink and then a Buffet dinner. Following will be a night of all your favorite games. Raffle Table, Door prizes, 50/50 draws. A great night is planned come and join us. Tickets are still on sale. $25. for the Bowling and dinner, $15. just the dinner and $10 bowling only. (tickets at the bar) • FREE BINGO every Saturday at 1:00pm. Come and win meat! • Weekly events Crib,Drop in Darts,Hand and Foot, Euchre & Texas Holdem continue . Drop in and pick up your monthly calendar of events . Non members please come in and find out how easy it is to be a member and pick up an application form.


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Tidbits of Tri-Cities 1. Name the last pitcher before Cincinnati’s Mike Leake in 2010 to debut as a starter in the major leagues without appearing in the minors.

2. Entering 2011, how many times has manager Rod Gardenhire taken the Minnesota Twins to the playoffs in his nine seasons? 3. Four receivers in NFL history have had three 1,000-yard seasons for two different teams. Name two of them. 4. Duke (19) and North Carolina (17) have won the most ACC men’s basketball conference tournaments. Which school is No. 3? 5. In 2010, Brian Gionta became only the second American to be named captain of the Montreal Canadiens. Who was the first? 6. When was the last time before 2011 (Trevor Bayne) that a Wood Brothers driver won the Daytona 500? 7. In 2011, tennis player Ivo Karlovic broke the record for fastest serve, launching one at 156 mph. Who had held the mark? (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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THE BLUES (continued): • There are about 700 different species of flowering plants in the Indigofera genus, which are plants that produce indigo dye. The ancients in Tibet and India used this color to make their prayer shawls, as they believed the color strengthened their concentration and spirituality. Most indigo dye used today in the coloring of denim is synthetic.

“Store kitchen matches wrapped in tin foil to keep them dry while on camping or fishing trips. You also can store them in an empty pill bottle if they’re the short kind. Fill paper eggcarton cups with dryer lint and drizzle them with wax; cut the cups apart, and you’ll have • If you’re eating a Lactarius indigo, you’re small firestarters for your campfires. My family does a lot of camping in the summer, and munching on an unusual blue-colored we use these every time.” -- K.R. in Missouri mushroom, commonly known as the indigo To get scorched pan bottoms clean, scrub with sudsy ammonia and rinse well.

milk cap. Grown along the U.S. Gulf Coast and in Mexico, it’s an edible mushroom (although there are a very few poisonous varieties) with a cap between 2 and 6 inches (5 and 15 cm) across. Its blue hue disappears as soon as it is cooked, and the mushroom turns a gray color.

“Most people know that baby-food jars make wonderful organizer containers. But you also can make a great first cup from a baby-food jar. Screw on the lid tightly and poke holes • The musical form “the blues” had its beginnings along one side. Baby can tip and sip, but not in the deep South in African-American much will come out. They are just the right communities at the end of the 1800s. The genre size for small hands.” -- M.W. in Alabama Baby oil can loosen soap scum from shower doors. Apply and buff lightly with a soft washcloth. Follow with a shampoo cleaning, or just leave as is. It will repel water, and smells nice, too.

originated from spirituals, field songs, shouts, chants and rhythmic dance tunes and followed a specific chord progression, most commonly the “twelve-bar blues” progression. Lyrics typically tell of bad luck, troubles and sorrow.

To keep shirt collars from absorbing oil and grime, sprinkle with talcum powder while ironing.

1. Which group first released “Alley Oop,” and when?

Keep your steering wheel in touchable condition on very hot days with a paper grocery bag. Cut out a strip down one side of the bag to allow it to slip over the steering column. The bag can be refolded and stored next to your seat. When you get out of the car, just slip the bag over the steering wheel. No more burning hands when you get back in the car. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

FLASHBACK TRIVIA 2. Which song do the films “Reservoir Dogs,” “The Ice Storm” and “Practical Magic” have in common? 3. Which singer released R&B hit “My Prerogative”? (Hint: Think Whitney Houston.) 4. Who sang “If I Can’t Have You”? Bonus for knowing who wrote the song. 5. Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” was a single from which album? Which child actor appears in the first minutes of the song’s video? 6. What was Blondie’s first No. 1 single? (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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It was French writer, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau who made the following sage observation: “The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.” If you were in or near Springfield, Mo., at the end of April, I hope you took the opportunity to attend a popular local festival: the Typewriter Toss. Every year on April 22 -- Administrative Professionals Day (also known as Secretaries Day), appropriately -- a local radio station sponsors the event, in which contestants are raised in a lift truck to a height of 50 feet, then compete to see who can land a typewriter closest to the bull’s-eye painted on the ground below. Those who study such things say that sharks burp. Evidently it’s a mechanism for regulating the depth at which they swim.

inherit his estate. Instead, he left his 4-million ruble fortune to his four nieces. This may not seem unusual, but he did include an odd provision in his will: Each of the girls had to serve for one year as a farm girl, a washerwoman or a chambermaid before she saw any of the money. They did as the will instructed, and during that year of service each received hundreds of proposals of marriage. The Sahara Desert is spreading southward at a rate of slightly less than one-third of a mile each year. Showman Buffalo Bill Cody, one of the most flamboyant figures of the Old West, portrayed himself in five films. ***

Technically speaking, the green pepper is a fruit.

Thought for the Day: “All the world’s a stage, and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.” -- Sean O’Casey

In the early 20th century, a wealthy Russian living in Odessa died but had no children to

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THE BLUES (continued): • At the close of World War II, to keep the public interested in Naval Aviation, Chief of Naval Operations Chester Nimitz called for the development of a flight demonstration team. The team performed its first demonstration in June 1946 in Jacksonville, Florida. As they planned an upcoming show in New York City that year, one of the pilots saw a magazine ad for the Blue Angel nightclub there, and from then on the team became the Blue Angels. About 15 million people watch the squadron every year at various air shows, where they reach speeds of up to 700 and one already had a scuff mark. He ran home miles per hour (1,126 km/hr). Since 1946, more and jotted down lyrics on an empty potato bag. than 460 million spectators have witnessed their Two months later it was No. 1 on the charts. performances. The average age of a Blue Angel • The very dark shade of navy blue took its name pilot is 33. from the uniform worn by British Royal Navy • The lyrics of the official song of the U.S. Air officers beginning in 1748. Prior to 1840, the Force begin, “Off we go into the wild blue color was referred to as “marine blue,” and the yonder.” Although the music and lyrics were first recorded use of “navy blue” was that year. composed in 1939, it didn’t become the official • In the world of politics, U.S. states that favor song until 1979. Democratic candidates are called “blue states,”

• Blue is the color of mourning in Hong Kong, with red as the color for Republican states. A Mexico and Iran. In China, it’s associated with group of conservative Democrats in the U.S. immortality. To the Jewish people, blue is the Congress is known as the Blue Dog Coalition. symbol of holiness. The United Nations uses • Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice a light shade of blue to symbolize peace. The as much as any other. Similarly, honeybees like Cherokee Indians of old considered blue the blue flowers the best. color of failure or disappointment. Their prayers were for the enemy to become blue and “walk in a blue path.” While blue is connected to baby boys in the Western Hemisphere, in China, blue is for baby girls. • National Public Radio has included the 1956 hit “Blue Suede Shoes” in its list of the 100 most important American musical works. Composed by Carl Perkins, it’s been called the first true rock and roll hit. While playing a gig in December 1955, Perkins overheard one of the dancers beg his girlfriend, “Don’t step on my suedes!” Perkins noticed the shoes were blue,

On May 30, 1806, Revolutionary War veteran and future President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel. Dickinson, killed at short range, had printed libelous comments about Jackson. Over his lifetime, Jackson was in 13 duels. Only the Dickinson duel was fatal. On June 2, 1865, Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signs the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators, in an event that is generally regarded as marking the end of the Civil War. On May 31, 1929, Ford Motor Company signs a landmark agreement to produce cars in the Soviet Union. In return, the USSR agreed to buy 72,000 unassembled Ford cars and trucks and all spare parts needed for the following nine years. On June 3, 1937, catcher Josh Gibson of the Negro League’s Homestead Grays hits a ball 2 feet from the top of the facade of Yankee Stadium, 580 feet from home plate. Gibson’s home run beat Mickey Mantle’s 565-foot home run in Washington’s Griffith Stadium on April 17, 1953 as the longest ever hit. On June 5, 1949, bestselling thriller writer Ken Follett is born in Wales. After college he wrote a novel just for the $400 advance, which he needed to fix his car. The book flopped, but he wrote 10 novels during the next four years, finally breaking through with “The Eye of the Needle” in 1979. On June 1, 1968, Helen Keller dies in Westport, Conn., at the age of 87. Blind and deaf from infancy, Keller circumvented her disabilities to become a world-renowned writer and lecturer. With the help of teacher Anne Sullivan, Keller learned a hand alphabet, to read Braille, lip read and then to speak. On June 4, 1986, Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for selling top-secret U.S. military intelligence information to Israel. The former Navy intelligence analyst sold enough classified documents to fill a medium-size room. Pollard was sentenced to life in prison. Israel has since stuck by Pollard and continues to work toward his release. (c) 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

ANSWERS Flashback Answers 1. The Hollywood Argyles, in 1960. Amazingly, the song shot to No. 1 on the charts. The DynoSores also released the song the same year. 2. They all included the song “Coconut,” by Harry Nilsson. Nilsson is best known for penning songs that ended up in films such as “Midnight Cowboy,” “Forrest Gump” and “You’ve Got Mail.” 3. Bobby Brown, in 1988. Brown is Houston’s ex. 4. Yvonne Elliman, in 1978. The song was written by the BeeGees. 5. “Dangerous,” released in 1991. Macaulay Culkin played the child who was playing music too loud. 6. “Heart of Glass,” in 1979. Blondie was founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein.

Trivia Answers 1. England’s King Harold 2. Mississippi 3. Neutrality 4. Webbed 5. Rook 6. Out of many, one 7. Robert Browning 8. Painting 9. Italy 10. Relieve pain

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