Arts & Entertainment

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Today in history: Ringo Starr turns 75, asks for peace and love

Ringo Starr, legendary drummer for the Beatles, and a world-renowned advocate for peace, was born as Richard Starkey in Liverpool, England, on this date in 1940.

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"Once Upon a Time, Veronica"

What's engrossing about this film is that it takes viewers behind the scenes into the psyche and soul of its protagonist, Veronica da Silva Fernandes (Hermila Guedes).

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For Valentine’s Day, a love poem

I wrote this poem while sitting at a bookstore in Rockford, IL. In a creative mood, I heard a woman's voice - the rest is history.

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In "Her" boy meets computer, falls in love

My movie buddy drifted off to sleep during the talky new sci-fi film "Her." The good news about Spike Jonze's unusual film is the terrific acting by Joaquin Phoenix.