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Fame might well be fleeting, but Maddie Ziegler is keeping pace.

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Tween dancer shoots to stardom with Sia, ‘Dance Moms’

It has been quite the year for Maddie, who has a global following from her appearances on Lifetime’s “Dance Moms.” She dwells in that fuzzy realm of reality television, which often crosses from “actually real” to “not-at-all-real,” but there’s little doubt her star is ascending.

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    ‘American Sniper’ reminds us to thank our soldiers

‘American Sniper’ reminds us to thank our soldiers

The colors red, white and blue mean a lot to me, especially when someone in camouflage salutes before them. The patriotism seen in each person who sings along to the national anthem, and watching everyone focus on one object that stands for something more for our country, touches me. Growing

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    Social justice finds voice in theaters

Social justice finds voice in theaters

It is that time of year again when award contending films take over theaters. A couple weeks ago, Waco saw two such films, “Selma” and “The Imitation Game,” start their screenings. Both are worth seeing and address significant social issues in the last 50 years.

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    ‘Selma’ skips a beat: Instructor says film misses important part of 1960s civil rights movement

‘Selma’ skips a beat: Instructor says film misses important part of 1960s civil rights movement

When Darden saw “Selma,” a recent Oscar-nominated movie directed by Ava DuVernay, he said while the movie was a great piece of film work, it did not incorporate the vital aspect of song during the famous march.

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Netflix to stream ‘Interview’

Sony Pictures’ controversial comedy “The Interview” is coming to Netflix.

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    Pop-up terror: ‘Babadook’ nails psychological horror

Pop-up terror: ‘Babadook’ nails psychological horror

Quality horror movies are few and far between, with most choosing to rely on cheap jump scares and tired tropes to get the job done. Add the expectation of extreme gore, largely brought on by the “Saw” franchise, and you have what is usually a recipe for disappointment.

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    Films for Change: BU student uses talents to make a difference in human trafficking

Films for Change: BU student uses talents to make a difference in human trafficking

Hoping to start a better life in the United States, a 20-year-old woman from South America gives all the money she has to an immigration agent. After she is taken to the United States, she is told to pay more by working as a sex slave.

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    Christmas music icon comes to life on screen

Christmas music icon comes to life on screen

A two-hour documentary, “Bing Crosby Rediscovered,” premiering at 7 p.m. today on PBS, should introduce a new generation to arguably the most underrated artist of the 20th century.

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    Third ‘Hunger Games’ Reveals Little of Panem’s Future

Third ‘Hunger Games’ Reveals Little of Panem’s Future

Expectations were high for “The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1,” and Director Francis Lawrence wastes no time getting straight to the point.

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