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MUSIC BEAT | Jimmie Rodgers remains an iconic music figure

Jul 22, 2014 1:54pm

Known as ‘The Father of Country Music,’ ‘America’s Blue Yodeler’ and ‘The Singing Brakeman,’ Jimmie Rodgers was country music’s first superstar.

With a diverse sound that communicates to...

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Trainer Laura Salcedo demonstrates the finishing position for the dumbbell crunch at CrossFit Mountain's Edge in Las Vegas. (Justin Yurkanin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Bells will be swinging, or hoisting, depending on goal

Apr 29, 2014 6:00am

A while ago I got a good idea from a reader about a bells versus bells column. He was referring to kettlebells versus dumbbells and which is better.

For those unfamiliar with either bell,...

Amber (Kate Upton, left), Carly (Cameron Diaz) and Kate (Leslie Mann) toast their friendship. (Submitted Photo)

Movie Review — ‘The Other Woman’

Apr 24, 2014 7:34pm

For a movie about three intelligent women — well, two intelligent women and an amiable assemblage of curves played by model Kate Upton — “The Other Woman” is disappointingly, disturbingly dumb....

Molasses and memories

Apr 24, 2014 5:29pm

Reaching back into the archives from 20 years ago, April 20, 1994 in Shelly Moran’s “Sharing the Best” column, struck a note because I remember this particular column - a reminder that time...

Ending position for battle rope slams with Laura Salcedo at Cross Fit Mountain’s Edge. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Build strength with battle ropes

Apr 23, 2014 5:24pm

Every athlete has some weakness.

Whether it be speed, strength, flexibility, coordination or the ability to maintain proper movement mechanics throughout the course of exercise or sport....

Book Review — ‘Stone Cold’

Apr 23, 2014 2:06pm

Sometimes, you just can’t fit in.

You stick out like a sore thumb, totally unable to melt into the crowd. You feel like you have a neon sign across your shoulders, one that says “I’M NEW!”...

Ending position for bent over row with Laura Salcedo at Cross Fit Mountain’s Edge. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Personal Trainer - In tennis, powerful swings start with a strong back

Apr 21, 2014 6:00am

I like training sports athletes. It’s fun to create a program for people with sport-specific performance as their goal. It’s a diversion from my usual efforts to make a male athlete “buff” or a...

Johnny Depp in ‘Transcendence.’ (Special to The Commercial)

Movie Review - ‘Transcendence’

Apr 18, 2014 4:30pm

Although it never really moves beyond anything you’ve seen before, there’s a very good reason to plunk down your hard-earned money to see “Transcendence”: Johnny Depp sheds all of his quirks and...

Military kids find fun, friendship, adventure with 4-H Military Youth Camps

Apr 15, 2014 10:04pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ military youth from all branches of service will have camping opportunities, thanks to funding from the Department of Defense, 4-H Military Partnership Programs, The...

Book Review - ‘Dog Gone, Back Soon’

Apr 14, 2014 8:25pm

You were sure that everyone was in awe.

There you were, poised, confident and in control. You had a handle on things and you were workin’ it. All eyes were on you, watching, and you were...

Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner star in 'Draft Day.'

Movie Review - ‘Draft Day’

Apr 11, 2014 3:28pm

Kevin Costner has made great sports movies (“Bull Durham” and “Field of Dreams”).

He’s made good sports movies (“For Love of the Game” and “Tin Cup”).

And he’s made “Draft Day.”

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