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Page10. POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 ' BOSTON BREW'IN COI~FEE 75 YEARS OF WWII mass destruction: armored !iii !iii:__ i, ..... i,:::: ='il The,Joe as coo TO TALK OF MANY THINGS S .. more than meets thoeye . .by Sai Giarratani ....... :ofshoesandships.andsealing waxofcabbagesandkings :. gbooooooo O0 O000000OOOOOO@O OOOOO the Great Cedar Hotel. For more informa- tanks, chemical weapons, submarines, and the aerial bombardments of cities. HIS- TORY explores the deadly mix of weapons that defined modern warfare and shocked the world. See how these weapons were developed and witness the devastation they left behind. A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. Whoopi Goldberg is cast as the irascible matriarch Viola Price. When Viola learns that her next asthma attack is likely to kill her, she .sets out to fix her fractured fam- ily before she sets foot any- where n ar- the grave. Proudly choosing to keep her health issues a secret, she contends with. sibling rivalrY, teen pregnancy, and pre- scription drug addiction -- and that's just one of her. four kids. There's also a jail- bird son. to teach how to be a better father, a granddaugh- ter in big.trouble, and an estranged husband to res- cue from his scheming young girlfriend. It's. the. kind. of meddling the Price family, hasn't experienced from.. Viola in decades, and she won't have an easy time bendihg her loved ones to her will. HERCULES: HERO, GOD, WARRIOR . (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. This classic collection from , HISTORY expl'ores Greek myth's, most popular hero, the Superman of.the ancient world: Hercules. He embarks on his celebrated 12 labors to atone for com- mitting a heinous crime. In his quest for redemption he battles injustice, slays fear- s.ome creatures, commits thefts and murders -- and defies the gods themselves. Ultimately triumphant. Her- cules earns aplace among the immortals atop Mount Olympus.-- and in history.. HISTORY examines the ar- chaeological evidence from Eleusis to Athens. LABYRINTH {DVDI Lionsgate Home Ent. In a town in medieval France, a 17-year-old named Alais receives a mys_terious. book from her father -- a book filled strange words.and depictions of'a labyrinth. He tells Alais she must guard it with her life, for it contains secrets of the legendary Holy. Grail. Eight hundred years later, in the same town, a young woman named Alice unearths a labyrinth-engraved ring and is swept into an epic adventure filled with shad- owy intrigues and dangerous passions, one that will criss- cross centuries and reveal a destiny beyond her wildest imagination. OPENS IN EASTIE (2-DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. In this special collection, -'75 Years of WWII,' History examines the deadliest con- flict in human history, 'D-Day in HD' presents the most critical military opera- tion of WWII, and the largest amphibious assault in his- tory in newly transferred color HD. Through the per- sonal accounts of soldiers on both sides, this special tells the story in the first person, in the words of those who lived it. From famous leaders like Eisenhower to hnknown foot soldiers. "Bloody Santa Cruz" recounts the vicious.' combat in the SoUth Pacific in which tlle USS' Homet was lost,, while "Enterprise. Ver- sus Japan" takes us to November 1942, as the USS Enterprise sends the Japa- nese Imperial Navy to. a watery grave. "Ultimate World War II Weapons," re- veals the weapons and in- ventions that shaped and de- cided WWII. from the humble Studebaker truck to the shock and awe of-the atomic bomb. A RIVER OF SKULLS (DVDI Lionsgate Home Ent. After the death of her mother, Eula is forced to take action in order to sur- . rive. In the midst of the Gold Rush, there, are few she can trust..until she finds herself with an outcast on a mission to find his banditfather..Far from the comforts of home. Eula ,begins to realize there is a whole world out there, and it's far more dangerous than she ever imagined[. DEADBEAT (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. Kevin Pa alioglu (Tyler Labine) is a hapless me- dium trying to cash, in on his newfound supernatural tal- ent. With the support of his best friend Roofie (Brandon T. Jackson), Pac faces a con- stant stream o-f Stubborn spirits as he competes with cross-town celebrity me- dium Camomile White (Cat Keeley), and her assistant. Sue (Lucy DeVitol, Pac will go to whate.ver lengths re- quire the least amOunt Of effort as he helps New York City's most frivolous ghosts finish their unfinished busi- ness. 100 YEARS OF ~ (DVD) Lionsgate Home Ent. 'I00 Years of WWI' from HISTORY. A comprehensive look at the war that. left 15. milIi0n dead, 20 niillion in- jured, and changed battle forever. Gone was traditional man-to-man combat with its small guns and sneak attacks by ground troops. Harnessing the industrial know-how of combustion engines, airplanes, and even the camera, WWI introduced game-changing weapons of The Federal Trade Commission works for the consumer to prevent fraucland deception. Call 1-877-FTC-HELP (!-877-382-4357) or log on to L-R: Jean Kerrigan, Diana Lebeaux, Chris- tine Crowley, Albert Garcia and co-owner Danny Cordon. Recently, the coffee shop inside Maverick Marketplace at 154 Maverick Street re- opened as-Boston Brewin Coffee. A couple of years back the first Boston Brewin Coffee shop opened up in town on' Bromfield Street and became an instant hit by area workers and passerbys. On one recent Sunday morning, "I stopped by. for a coffee after church and discovered they were selling Betty Anh donuts too. I think this place will-catch (m- quickly with the locals. Wait and see. HOWL AT THE MOON Come howl at the moon at Beawolfe's Hal- loween Bash at the Elks Club in Wakefield "on October 31st. Call 617,7646-9446 or see band members for more information, DON'T FORGET TO WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S There will be 11 walks in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Join a walk near. you between September 20-28. For more details, go to SEE SHIRLEY ALSTON'REEVES AT KOWLOONS Soul Singing Shirley Alston Reeves of "The Shirelles" will. be part of the Kowloo.n Concert Series on Friday, September 26th. Visit KowloonRestaurant~com for further information. MARTIN & LEWIS TRIBUTE SHOW The Martin & Lewis Tribute Show will be held at the Regent' Theatre in Arlington on Saturday, September 20TH at both 4:00 pm and 8:00 pro. For more information, go to RHODE ISLAND DEMOCRATS PICK RAIMONDO Voters in Rhode Island: picked Gina Raimondo in a feisty Democratic primary for governor and she will be facing Republi- can A11an Fung, Mayor of Cranston on Elec- tion Day, November. 5th. RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL TRIP The Quincy Council on Aging wil be trav- elling to Raclio City MUsic Hall-. for the Christ= mas Spectacular Show and NYC .sightseeing: Then it is on to Foxwoods for the night at News Briefs (Continued f-r0m-Page I} 13 Hours in Benghazi You have got to read the account 0][ three CIA con'- tractors on what really happened on the night of September. 11, 2012. I heard them being interviewed on the Fox News Network by Bret-Baier. The book is out arld called 13 Hours, the Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazf, writ- ten with Mitchell Zuckoff. It is a bombshell of a book~ Degrade and Destroy Easier Said Than Done President Obama says he is out to degrade and destroy ISIS, which according to him is neither Islamic nor a state. You could have fooled the world, huh? ISIS now controls land in both Syria and Iraq the size of Belgium. I think this makes ISIS both Islamic and a state. tion, call 617-376-1506. SUMMER AIN'T OVER UNTIL GIGI SAYS SO Gigi Reppucci is still out there in-his prize garden at the Nazzaro Center. Watering until there's nothing left to water. SOUTH BOSTON STREET FESTIVAL Last week, the South Boston Chamber of Commerce held its 15th Annual South Boston Street Festival on East Broadway. Walking through the celebration was Karyn Polito who is running for lieutenant gover- nor with Charlie Baker, Joe Arcadipane and his wife, Nancy. SOUTH BOSTON ITALIAN PRIDE CELEBRATION Standing, L-R: Mary Lo Cascio, Mike Donovan and George Lo Cascio. Seated; L-R: Carol Piccadaci, Rosemarie Rizzo O'Brien, Jackiew Severi and Peggy Flaherty. Several hundred showed up at the M Street Park to celebrate South Boston Ital= Jan Pride Night. When most folks think of Southie, they think Irish or maybe Polish. However, a good 20.percent of Southie has Italiar~ roots and:this was their night to. celebrate. This year's honoree was none other than my friend George Lo Casci'o. Street Magic provided some great old tunes a capella, M.C. for the event was Michael D0novan, Suffolk. Clerk. Magistrate who did admit to. not being" It.allan.. SOUTH END GRECIAN FESTIVAL This weekend come to the South End for- the 2014 GrecianFestival at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church on Septem- ber. 19-2L St. John's is on Union ParkStreet about two minutes away from Holy .Cross Cathedral. For further information,-call 617-536-5692. THE ANNUAL VIRGO CELEBRATION IS TONIGHT Sapphire Productions presents the Annual Virgo Celebration tonight (Friday, Septem- ber 19th) at Phillips Boston Windsor Room, 780 Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. For more info email, Live music and plenty of dancing. On stage, "Elegance" Show Group and MC "Tony Funches." ISIS is Trying to Draw Us into Boots .on the Ground The third beheading, this time "of an aid worker from Britain, tells me ISIS is try- ing to force us out of the air and onto the ground where they believe they can take us on. The air war to date hasn't done much. The Islamic S~ate is an aggressive meta- static cancer that needs to be removed immediately and it can't be done with a scalpel, can it? The last thing we need to do is put boots on the ground. Look at both Iraq wars and Afghanistan too. Our goal in military action was to be victorious, but I don't know what it is anymore. Too many young Americans have died in this region of the world and for what? WaitingUntil After Mid-term Elections? Word has it that the Obama White House is wait- ing until after Election Day November 5t~ to announce Executive Amnesty for up- wards of 5-6 million current iHegals. Apparently, many Democrats up for re-election to Capitol Hill, House and Senate are scared that it's going to be a Republican year and the last thing they need is Obama making the GOP stronger at the polls. How stupid do moonbat liberals think the rest of us are that we can see through this political ploy. Amnesty is coming and' the one way to throw a wrench into the works is a Repub- lican Senate downsizing Harry Reid.