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‘Southside With You’: When Michelle met Barry

“Southside With You” is familiar and yet new. In its form – two people go on a long first date and just talk and talk – the movie is reminiscent of Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise” (1995), with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. But here we also get the mythologizing of a sitting president, a detailed, semifictional account of Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date.

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 4-10

Sept. 4: Today's Birthdays: Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 85. Actor Kenneth Kimmins ("Coach") is 75. Singer Merald "Bubba" Knight of Gladys Knight and the Pips is 74. TV personality Dr. Jan Pol ("The Incredible Dr. Pol") is 74. Actress Jennifer Salt ("Soap") is 72. Bassist Ronald LaPread (The Commodores) is 66. Actress Judith Ivey is 65. Drummer Martin Chambers of The Pretenders is 65. Actor Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ("Welcome Back, Kotter") is 63. Actress Khandi Alexander ("ER," "NewsRadio") is 59. Actor-comedian Damon Wayans is 56. Guitarist Kim Thayil of Soundgarden is 56. Actress Ione Skye is 46. DJ/music producer Mark Ronson is 41. Singer Richard Wingo of Jagged Edge is 41. Bassist Ian Grushka of New Found Glory is 39. Actor Wes Bentley ("American Beauty") is 38. Actor Max Greenfield ("New Girl") is 37. Singer Dan Miller of O-Town is 36. Singer Beyonce' Knowles (Destiny's Child) is 35. Singer-guitarist Tom Gossin of Gloriana is 35. Actress Whitney Cummings ("Whitney") is 34. Comedian Kyle Mooney ("Saturday Night Live") is 32. Multi-instrumentalist Neyla Pekarek of The Lumineers is 30. Singer James Bay is 26. Actor Trevor Gagnon ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") is 21.

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Tacoma-born movie producer discusses shooting teen thriller in his hometown

Hollywood producer Mark Myers, a Tacoma native and Wilson High alum, shares insight about returning to his hometown to shoot the teen romantic thriller "Heartthrob."
Drew Perine The News Tribune
Tacoma-born movie producer discusses shooting teen thriller in his hometown 1:52

Tacoma-born movie producer discusses shooting teen thriller in his hometown

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What are your favorite carnival games at the fair in Lynden?

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What do you love about the carnival rides at the fair in Lynden?

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Horse show highlights at the Lynden fair

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