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At The Movies-Red 2

Retired spy reunion is a fun fantasy with plenty of action

“RED 2,” the aptly named sequel to “RED,” is about retired spies from the CIA and Britain’s MI-6.

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Getaway around Rim Country

Dr Jass & the Heartbeats will bring heart and soul original American music and New Orleans-style traditional jazz at its best to fans at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.

Music mirrors changes for every generation

If 40 years ago Bob Marley thought the world was spinning with change, one has to wonder — if he were alive today, what would his thoughts be of this generation’s exponential change?

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Celebrate summer with blues

The summer is certainly flying by, isn’t it? Our nation’s Independence Day celebration has already come and gone and we are already finished with two-thirds of 2013’s summer concerts in Green Valley Park.

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At The Movies-White House Down

At best, a way to waste time and get out of the heat

Channing Tatum starred in the thus far two episodes of “G.I. Joe.” Both films were very expensive to produce, but managed to be commercially successful.

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Take a chance and help PCK

Payson Community Kids, Payson Community Kids, Payson Community Kids, I wanna play at PCK. Those lyrics start the Payson Community Kids (PCK) theme song, a peppy jingle written recently and taught to the PCK children by volunteer Katy Rovetto.

At The Movies-World War Z

The movie gives us what we want

Whew, the most expensive zombie flick of all time turns out to be a good one.

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ASU news means great things

The town of Payson certainly is abuzz.

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Get your season concert tickets

Time is running short! The reduced early bird subscription price for season tickets for the 2013-2014 Tonto Community Concert Association concert season will expire the end of this month.

Celebrating strawberry season

The 23rd annual Strawberry Festival returns this Saturday and Sunday to Pine and neighboring Strawberry — and it promises to be bigger and better than ever this year.

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At The Movies-After Earth

We have all been familiarized with the idea of an “earth ending” apocalypse. But what happens after?

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Put some Music in your life

Summers in Rim Country are sensational. There are all kinds of reasons — among them are the free concerts in the gorgeous Green Valley Park every Saturday through July.

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Enjoy Rim gardens and music

If you’ve thought about creating your own flower or vegetable garden, but have been hesitant, this weekend’s Garden Walk may provide just the impetus you need to start you hoe, hoe, hoeing.

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At The Movies-Epic

Film falls short of name

“Epic,” in spite of the $100 million spent on it, isn’t epic. It is colorful, full of characters that are, to a limited extent, engaging and it is big.

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Getaway around Rim Country

As a vocalist, you may have the dream to perform before a great big band, perhaps Count Basie.