V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
Biz Markie for the Block
“Hip Hop Squares” on MTV2
By Devin D. O’Leary
People in the entertainment industry prefer the term “reboot” as opposed to “remake.” That makes it sound like they’re doing something new and clever, when they really aren’t. Much as I was entertained, for example, by last week’s dusted off and relaunched nighttime soap “Dallas,” it’s basically the same old “Dallas,” but with cell phones. So, when MTV (MTV2, to be specific) said it was reviving the popular ’70s-era game show “The Hollywood Squares,” there wasn’t a whole lot of reason for rejoicing. However, by remixing the whole thing as “Hip Hop Squares,” producers have created something fresh, clever and rather cheeky.
Jewelry Month at Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
Artists MaryAnn Lancaster, Denise Elvrum, Bruce Moffitt, Chris Litt, Bambi Cordova and Charlene Kalbfe show their stunning jewelery creations. Runs through 6/30.
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