Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Building for America's Bravest, Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation are partnering to make this dream come true for the Master Sgt. John Masson and his family.
Tuesday afternoon at Festival Park downtown an exciting announcement was made for two triple amputee Veterans. A kickoff fundraiser concert on September 13 by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band was announced to raise funds to build the Wounded Warriors a "Smart Home". The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation hope to raise funds through ticket sales to build both of the residences. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling toll free: 1-800-293-5949. John Hodge, The Director of Operations for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundations, introduced the two recipients for the "Smart Homes", Army Master Sgt. John Masson and Marine Staff Sgt. John McRae. Masson became a triple amputee in October 2010 …
The Gary Sinise and Lt. Dan Band will host a concert to benefit Master Sgt. John Masson.
Tuesday afternoon at Festival Park downtown an exciting announcement was made for two triple amputee Veterans. A kickoff fundraiser event was announced to raise funds to build the Wounded Warriors a "Smart Home".
Monday, May 20, 2013
Ticket proceeds go towards 'Smart Homes' that will be built for two tripe amputee Veterans
Honoring two local heroes, the upcoming Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band benefit concert will take place on September 13, 2013. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation and The Gary Sinise Foundation have partnered through their Building for America’s Bravest program to build Army MSgt. John Masson and Marine SSgt. Thomas McRae “Smart Homes.” Masson is a triple amputee as a result of an IED explosion in Afghanistan, following multiple deployments. In recognition of his heroism, he was awarded a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. McRae is a triple amputee also from injuries suffered in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. McRae, who is the recipient of two Purple Hearts, also sustained brain injuries and is legally blind. The public is encouraged to …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Use our Moviefone app to find where and when movies are showing.
"Star Trek Into Darkness" is among the movies playing at Carmike Cinemas this weekend. Use the app above to find out what other movies are showing in Fayetteville and the surrounding area, and to find out what your favorite actors are doing. Come back and tell us in comments the movie you saw, what you thought about it and how many stars out of five you would give the film!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
'Star Trek Into Darkness' proves that J.J. Abrams' success with 2009's 'Trek' reboot was no fluke.
With "Star Trek Into Darkness", director J.J. Abrams proves his first "Trek" outing in 2009 was no fluke, completing the resuscitation of Paramount's once-ailing flagship franchise and setting the scene for what one can only hope will be many more adventures with this winning cast. As he did with 2009's "Star Trek", Abrams has crafted a film that will appeal to casual popcorn-flick fans while still respecting hard-core Trekkies. "Into Darkness" begins at mid-gallop and only rarely slows through its 132-minute running time. The movie opens with the Enterprise crew working frantically to save an alien world from certain doom, in the form of an impending volcanic eruption. A monkey wrench gets thrown into the works when first officer Spock (…
Monday, May 13, 2013
Upcoming concerts, meetings and ceremonies.
Fayetteville Academy Chorus Performs at Methodist University Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m., the Lower School Chorus, Junior Varsity Chorus, and Varsity Chorus will be performing at Methodist University Reeves Auditiorium. The public is invited to attend. Board of Education Meeting The Cumberland County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will begin with a public forum session and will take place in the Board Room of the Central Services building, located at 2465 Gillespie Street. During the recognition’s portion of the meeting the following individuals or groups will be acknowledged by the Board: April’s ‘Amazing Acts of Character’ recipients, local NCPTA Reflections Art Program winner, …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Summer Collins is ready to take the next leap in her singing career.
This rising star, a senior from Jack Britt High School has hopes of competing on 'X-Factor' and with her talent, it would not be a surprise. Summer Collins is no stranger to the spotlight. She has been performing since she was a little girl. You have probably seen her strumming on her guitar downtown at Fourth Friday - she was the featured guest at So Chic Bebe last month. She also sang the National Anthem for the opening day of little league games here in Fayetteville. Last month she appeared before the crowd at Dancing with the Fayetteville Stars. "I'm so excited about the X-Factor because it is a show that really markets to my age group and just looks like a fun time," said Collins. "If I got on and made it to the final rounds, I would …
Critics describe the adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel as "frenzied," "audacious" and "relentlessly entertaining."
The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: “The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A community races against the clock to send living World War II veterans on a
trip of a lifetime to Washington, DC.
Honor Flight, a documentary will be shown at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum on Friday, May 17 at 1p.m. and 3p.m. The event is open to the public but reservations must be made for tickets. The synopsis Honor Flight, produced by Freethink Media, is a heartwarming documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2004, nearly 60 years after their epic struggle. The film features veterans, Joe Demler, "The Human Skeleton," as depicted by LIFE Magazine, Orville Lemke, a former plumber and beloved father of nine who ﬁghts to hold…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Robert Downey returns as a PTSD-ridden Tony Stark.
Having bested the aliens who invaded in "The Avengers," Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), aka Iron Man, finds himself unable to sleep and feeling anxious. His girlfriend, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), is miffed because he spends so much time building his Iron Man suits. Tensions around the world are rising because of terrorist bombing by an Osama bin Laden-ish villain, the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). When an official with Stark Industries is killed in an attack, Tony vows revenge. As the plot unfolds, he battles a geekish techno genius, Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), and encounters a women he knew years before, Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall). Here's what the critics are saying: “Iron Man 3,” by contrast, at once invokes Sept. 11 and dodges it…