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Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco, 68, dies

Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., better known by his stage name Buckwheat Zydeco, gained fame by introducing zydeco music of southwest Louisiana to the world. He went on to jam with musical greats like Eric Clapton, play at former President Bill Clinton’s inauguration and perform at the 1996 Olympics closing ceremony in Atlanta. He also played on Jimmy Fallon’s final “Late Night” show.

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Movie review: 'Queen of Katwe,' inspiring true story about Ugandan chess champ will give families tons to talk about

Parents need to know that "Queen of Katwe" is the inspiring true story of a girl from the slums of Uganda who becomes a chess champion. It has strong themes of empathy, humility, integrity, perseverance, and teamwork. But there are also many hard scenes that little kids might not understand - or could be upset by - making it best for tweens and up. A boy who's run over by a motorcycle gets stitches without painkillers, another child is almost swept away in a flash flood, and a teen girl is lured from her family by an untrustworthy man who promises her a better life. The central family is homeless and must sleep on the street, and some scenes include background drinking and smoking. But in the end this is a beautifully told, entertaining drama about a strong, smart, loyal girl that will give families a lot to talk about.

Books

It's breakfast put on steroids

If you're the sort of person who gravitates toward diners, whose favorite restaurants serve breakfast all day (we are not talking about McDonald's), who makes breakfast for dinner at home and whose idea of a good time is making frosted flakes from scratch, then here's a cookbook for you. "Big Bad Breakfast" is the new book from John Currence, and it's a big, bad book of a cookbook, as was clearly the author's intent.

Movie News & Reviews

Movie review: 'Queen of Katwe,' inspiring true story about Ugandan chess champ will give families tons to talk about

Parents need to know that "Queen of Katwe" is the inspiring true story of a girl from the slums of Uganda who becomes a chess champion. It has strong themes of empathy, humility, integrity, perseverance, and teamwork. But there are also many hard scenes that little kids might not understand - or could be upset by - making it best for tweens and up. A boy who's run over by a motorcycle gets stitches without painkillers, another child is almost swept away in a flash flood, and a teen girl is lured from her family by an untrustworthy man who promises her a better life. The central family is homeless and must sleep on the street, and some scenes include background drinking and smoking. But in the end this is a beautifully told, entertaining drama about a strong, smart, loyal girl that will give families a lot to talk about.

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Watch the 'Deepwater Horizon' Official Movie Trailer

Deepwater Horizon – In Theaters September 30.
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Watch the 'Deepwater Horizon' Official Movie Trailer

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