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Children Of The Corn

Children Of The CornChildren of the Corn” To Be Scored by Jonathan Elias.

Elias Arts is currently producing original music soundtracks for an upcoming feature film, “Fighting,” and for an upcoming TV movie, “Children of the Corn.” Jonathan Elias, founder of Elias Arts, and composer of the original themes used in 1984’s “Children of the Corn” is currently involved in updating the themes that he created for that film. Now, 25 years later, Elias will be working with Don Borchers producing the soundtrack for the upcoming Sci Fi Channel TV movie presentation of the remake of “Children of the Corn.”

“Battlestar Galactica’s” Kandyse McClure is the female lead in this re-imagining of the original film, which was based on the Stephen King short story, “Children of the Corn”. McClure stars as “Vicky” and David Anders (from “Heroes”) stars as “Burt,” a couple at a marital crossroads who wind up driving into the middle of nowhere only to encounter some very strange and deadly kids among the corn rows.

Along with Jonathan Elias, Elias Arts composer Nate Morgan is also working on the soundtrack. They have developed over an hour of original new music, described as modern orchestral that provides even more frightening textures than the original.

The movie, written and directed by Donald P. Borchers will premiere later this year on the SCI FI Channel.

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The Fighting Sullivans

The Fighting SullivansThe fighting sullivans is a good old movie from 1944 about five iowa brothers who went into the navy after pearl harbor. It’s an amazing story that is not really that unique. Well it is rare but my grandfather who was one of 16 kids joined the US armed forces in ww2. They all came home alive too! But the fighting sullivans didn’t they all died in the war and it was tragic.

The movie is terrific and it’s hard to imagine that it is a true story. Many families had kids who joined the armed forces in ww2 because it was the thing to do. They fought one hell of a war agianst the japs and germans!! Those were the days when americans were americans. Nowadays Americans are merely foreigners living in american bringing their socialist values along with them and not conforming to american culture. The fighting sullivans is must see war story even if you dont really like war movies. I’m sure many american families today that have sons and daughters in iraq or afghanistan could appreciate this film. Go see the fighting sullivans.

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Buzzfest Tickets

Buzzfest TicketsBuzzFest Tickets 2009 go on sale today. Houston’s 94.5 presents BuzzFest.

The Buzz offers from the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands, Texas a cross selection of great alternative and indie rock bands.

Says ticket agents:

Buzzfest not only allows bands to get their big break but always draws in some of the top bands in the Alternative genre every year. Though Alternative has certainly changed since the first Buzzfest in 1995, no show has kept itself up to date with the newest breeds of music like Buzzfest. Genres ranging from Grunge to Nu-Metal and beyond have all been big parts of Buzzfest, but no brand of music has flourished on the stage of Buzzfest like the Post-Grunge style. Newly arrived styles like Indie Rock have recently made a big mark at Buzzfest.

The event is May 10. Acts include KoRn, Blue October, 311, Theory of a Deadman, Hoobastank, and the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

Buy tickets online HERE

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Wind Gap Evacuation

Wind Gap Evacuation5,000 evacuated after hazardous acid spill in Pa.

Evacuation orders for about 5,000 people in northeastern Pennsylvania remain in effect even as authorities say the leak of a hazardous chemical has been contained.

Authorities say a tanker truck carrying more than 16 tons of hydrofluoric acid overturned early Saturday near Wind Gap, about 60 miles north of Philadelphia.

Northampton County spokesman John Conklin says the driver was treated for injuries and released. There were no other immediate reports of injuries.

Conklin says hazardous materials teams managed to stop the slowly dripping liquid. He says not enough of the chemical leaked to create a toxic cloud.

Hydrofluoric acid in low doses can irritate the eyes, nose, and respiratory tract. Inhalation can be fatal.

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UCLA Cheerleaders

UCLA CheerleadersUCLA is a convertible; Villanova a BMW.

UCLA is West Coast laid-back surfer dude; Villanova, East Coast buttoned-up, serious-minded blueblood.

The two schools are separated by more than a country. They stand on opposite sides of a cultural chasm, the very epitome of Los Angeles versus Philadelphia/New York.

There was a time that the basketball programs stood as distinctly apart as well. UCLA stood for glam, Villanova for underdog.

Things have changed.

The cheerleaders and dance team are straight out of Southern California central casting. The jerseys are the familiar blue and gold, with UCLA emblazoned across the chests, but these Bruins are wolves in sheep clothing.

When No. 6 seed UCLA and No. 3 seed Villanova square off in the second round on Saturday afternoon (1:05 p.m. ET), this will look an awful lot like a game straight out of the Big East script.

"I don't think you're going to see 95-92,'' Villanova coach Jay Wright said.

Ben Howland spent four years in Pittsburgh, forging his head-coaching identity with a team that developed the blue-collar grit typical its hometown. When he returned to his West Coast roots, he brought his East Coast ethic with him, reworking glam UCLA into a tough-minded defensive team.

He said it wasn't a conscious decision, but the coach knows what he likes and he likes defense. He likes players that scrap and pester, who take a demented pride in playing ugly.

Wright is cut of the same cloth. His Villanova team fell a little too in love with its offense this season, lulled by a trio of games where the Wildcats scored 94, 102 an 102 points in early February. But when Villanova needed to win, needed to stop an upstart American team from pulling off the biggest upset of the NCAA Tournament opening day, the Wildcats didn't try to shoot their way out of trouble. They defended their way to victory.

Villanova upped the ante on its full-court pressure and smothered the perimeter. The Eagles swished eight 3-pointers in the first half and went 2 of 16 in the second; they scored 41 points in the opening stanza and 26 in the second.

UCLA played it much the same in its first-round game. Darren Collison's near perfect defense of Eric Maynor on the game's final play more than defined what and who UCLA is these days. With everybody in the gym knowing who was taking the final shot, Collison made it nearly impossible for Maynor to get a clean shot.

The Bruins aren't great guarding the perimeter -- a fact that ought to make guys like Scottie Reynolds and Corey Stokes salivate -- but they have pesky guards in Collison and Jrue Holiday who can disrupt anywhere on the court.

"This is a Big East matchup,'' Collison said. "That's all it is. Coach Howland is a coach from the Big East and it kind of tends to rub off on us as well.''

What could be the biggest difference in this game? How about location? Villanova is 17 miles from campus, UCLA about 3,000. Though American managed to sway the impartial to its side on Thursday night once Villanova made a run it was clear who the Wachovia Center belonged to.

Now with the post-game announcement that tickets were available on Saturday and two teams giving away their ducats, you have to think that the Bruin faithful will be a dot in the ocean.

"We understand this is like the only true road game in the NCAA Tournament,'' Howland said. "We're gonna come out and play like it's a road game.''

Texas A&M vs. UConn
Mark Turgeon has heard the analysis.

Connecticut has two talented big men. Texas A&M has two talented big men. The Huskies have savvy, scoring guards. The Aggies have savvy, scoring guards. UConn likes to play inside out on offense, man-to-man on defense. Ditto A&M.

So how come when Turgeon watched the Huskies take the court for their opening-round game against Chattanooga did the A&M coach get a sick feeling in his stomach?

Maybe because his team barely skated into the field of 65 while Connecticut's saunters in as a No. 1 seed. Maybe because in February, before Jerome Dyson was injured, most people had replaced North Carolina with the Huskies as the team to beat while the Aggies went through a mid-February skid that nearly knocked them out of the postseason.

"Well everybody keeps talking about that, but they sure look a lot taller than we look,'' he said. "I had to leave so I could sleep. I saw them come out for warm-ups. I didn't watch any of the game. They looked so big. I hear a lot of national people saying we match up with them. We'll see.''

It is hard, frankly, to fathom many teams matching up with the crew that wore Connecticut uniforms on Thursday. From his hospital bed where he was recuperating from dehydration, not even perpetually nitpicking Jim Calhoun could find much to be unhappy with. The Huskies looked exactly as a No. 1 seed should look in an opening round, running roughshod over a helpless Chattanooga team at both ends of the floor. As dominant as the final score, 103-47, was it didn't do the damage justice.

This was the Connecticut team people remembered, powerful on offense and smothering on defense.

It is how A&M might look in Turgeon's favorite dream.

"They just played, quite frankly, terrific basketball,'' Calhoun said.

There is no way this game will be that sort of a walkover but if the Aggies are going to have any chance, they have to pay strict attention to two stat lines: rebounding and fouls. UConn tops its opponents by 8.8 rebounds per game, a feat made a lot easier with Hasheem Thabeet anchoring the lane.

But more impressive -- or is it incredible or insane? -- is this little stat. Despite the aggressiveness of Thabeet and Jeff Adrien, UConn has taken 456 more free throws than its opponents (854 to 398). Thabeet has fouled out just three times, Adrien not at all.

"I think that's the reason they've had the year they've had,'' Turgeon said. "Our guys know what's at stake. We know we're not favored to win this game. We understand that. But that's why you play the games.''

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