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- Oldenburg Academy artists take top honors in regional competition OLDENBURG - Students from Oldenburg Academy recently took several top honors in the regional Scholastic Art Awards competition. The highest distinction in the Scholastic Art competition is the 'Gold Key' award followed by the 'Silver Key' award. In a
Movie preview: “Pompeii”
Plot: A slave turned invincible gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love as Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava.
Movie preview: “3 Days to Kill”
Plot: A terminally ill Secret Service agent is coaxed out of retirement for one last job in exchange for an experimental drug that could save his life, and give him one last shot at being a decent husband and father.
Movie preview: “Robocop”
A powerful multi-national conglomerate attempts to bring robotic law enforcement to the U.S. by transforming a critically-injured Detroit police officer into a cyborg cop in this remake of the subversive 1987 sci-fi classic.
Movie preview: “About Last Night”
Plot: David Mamet’s play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” — filmed once before in the 1980s with Rob Lowe and Demi Moore — gets another go-around with an African-American cast in this contemporary version.
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