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Review: Nick Jonas' new album shows him moving beyond boy band

Sans brothers Joe and Kevin, Nick Jonas, the youngest member of the former pop rock group the Jonas Brothers, is making his own waves. Along with undergoing a 360-degree image change recently (you're not the only one, Miley!), the 22 year-old has released his first solo album since 2004. Jonas tests out unfamiliar  …

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  1. Movies worth seeing this holiday season: 'Into the Woods,' 'Horrible Bosses 2,' 'The Hobbit'

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    The arrival of the holiday season means it's time for turkey, hot cocoa and trees to light up the living room. It's also time for Oscar contenders, franchise blockbusters and box office hopefuls at the movie theater. Here are some movies to look forward to during this most wonderful time of the year, with our excitement …

    Lilla Crawford (Little Red Riding Hood) is pictured in a scene from Into the Woods.
  2. Review: 'Dumb and Dumber To' is the same movie, except not funny

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    After 20 years, a sequel to the 1994 comedy classic Dumb and Dumber has arrived in theaters. And before you question 2003's Dumb and Dumberer, that was a prequel, and most people tend to pretend that movie doesn't exist. Unfortunately, that is the same feeling I had after seeing Dumb and Dumber To,

    Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their once-hilarious roles as Lloyd and Harry in this sequel, which is so 
not-funny it’ll make you question whether the 1994 original really was.
  3. Review: Nick Jonas' new album shows him moving beyond boy band

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    Sans brothers Joe and Kevin, Nick Jonas, the youngest member of the former pop rock group the Jonas Brothers, is making his own waves. Along with undergoing a 360-degree image change recently (you're not the only one, Miley!), the 22 year-old has released his first solo album since 2004.

  4. Thousands mob Universal Orlando to catch One Direction performance

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    An estimated 15,000 screaming fans packed Universal's CityWalk in Orlando for a free performance Monday by the wildly popular boys from One Direction performing on NBC's Today show.

    Matt Lauer and One Direction appear on NBC's "Today Show" to release their new album at Universal City Walk At Universal Orlando on Monday.  (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
  5. Sunday's TED Talk event in Tampa focuses on youth

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    TAMPA — It's often said that ideas can come from anywhere. On Sunday afternoon at the John F. Germany Public Library auditorium, several speakers tried to inspire the next great one on topics related to youth.

  6. Review: 'Interstellar' is a breathtaking combination of story and filmmaking

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    Interstellar has finally arrived. And with all the anticipation and hype this project has created, I'm happy to report that the movie exceeded my expectations. It's a beautiful, powerful experience, with fine acting, a deeply emotional story and top-notch direction by Christopher Nolan that must be seen on the …

    Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are astronauts trying to find a way to save the human race in acclaimed director Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Interstellar.
  7. Free One Direction concert at Universal next week

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    That screaming you'll hear Monday will be coming from the direction of One Direction, performing a free show at Universal Orlando for NBC's Today show to promote their new album, Four. No admission is required because the boys will be out in CityWalk, which is open to the public for no charge. Well, except …

    One Direction performs during the German game show "Wetten Dass" or Bet it...? in Graz, Austria, Saturday Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak) XRZ116
  8. Album review: Calvin Harris' 'Motion' plays it a bit too safe

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    EDM superstar Calvin Harris has been on a career high for the past few years. Breaking out of the UK mainstream market and crossing the Atlantic has made him who he is today. He's now released his second "US recognized" (fourth overall) album, Motion. Motion features a star-studded lineup of guest artists …

    EDM DJ Calvin Harris features a lot of other artists on his new album, making it feel a bit too disjointed.
  9. In an undated handout photo, Taylor Swift. A new urbanized Swift will release an album, ‚€œ1989,‚€ on Oct. 27, 2014, a record that puts her Nashville country music days in the rearview. (Sarah Barlow via The New York Times) -- NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH STORY SLUGGED MUSIC SWIFT ADV26. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. -- PHOTO MOVED IN ADVANCE AND NOT FOR USE - ONLINE OR IN PRINT - BEFORE OCT. 26, 2014. --
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  10. Before Christmas specials, make room for Thanksgiving TV

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    November has arrived, and with it one of my favorite times of year. The weather is chilly enough to bring out the scarves and boots, Pumpkin Spice Lattes continue their reign at Starbucks, turkey decorations adorn the hallways of schools — the essence of fall is everywhere. In anticipation of Thanksgiving, TV …

    It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a viewing of this classic: 
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.