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Frankie Valli eventually blessed 'Jersey Boys' idea

MINNEAPOLIS - In Clint Eastwood's buoyant "Jersey Boys," Frankie goes to Hollywood. Frankie...filming began, he was scared. "I never imagined myself in a Clint Eastwood movie, but he's just the nicest man. Coming from a musical-theater...
University hires Carol Young as new dining general manager

...catered to former Presidents Carter and Clinton, Clint Eastwood and Joe Montana, recently started as the new general...where she served celebrities including Joe Montana and Clint Eastwood. Additional stops along the way included Air Force...
Jersey Boys

Now Playing Synopsis: Adapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - one of the key pop groups of the early '60s, responsible for such iconic hits as "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man" and (&"Big Girls Don't Cry."} The story opens in New Jersey, where young Francesco Castelluccio (John Lloyd Young) and his buddies face a narrow window of future career options. Their possible paths include show business on one hand and organized crime on the other, embodied by the slightly menacing yet avuncular kingpin, Angelo "Gyp" DeCarlo (Christopher Walken), who runs the neighborhood and keeps an eye on them. The boys begin to nurture dreams of becoming musical stars, goals that seem far out of reach until they invite Francesco to perform with them in their band, then rename him Frankie Valli; his unique falsetto vocals captivate the girls in the audience, which provides a sign of things to come. The young hopefuls sign a contract at the Brill Building and begin doing backup vocals for record producer Bob Crewe (Mike Doyle), but experience frustration when Crewe drags his feet on recording them as a solo act. Later, the performers name themselves The Four Seasons after feeling inspired by an unusual source. They add songwriter-musician Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen) and the equation is complete; Crewe hears Gaudio's composition "Sherry," decides to double-track Valli's voice, and helps create a national sensation. Later, however, certain difficulties begin to take their toll on the band - including financial problems, inner rivalries and tensions between the bandmates, and Valli's long periods on the road away from his wife and daughters. Clint Eastwood directs, from a screenplay by the co-authors of the original musical, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Sporting tributes for Nelson Mandela

...moment in the transformation from apartheid to multi-racial democracy.The day spawned books and a blockbuster Clint Eastwood movie. It still speaks - nearly 20 years later - to what sport is capable of achieving. With his cap and a team...
Romney makes his case: 'Need jobs, lots of jobs'

...want America to succeed," he said in the excerpts. "But his promises gave way to disappointment and division."Clint Eastwood, legendary Hollywood tough guy, put it more plainly. "When somebody does not do the job, you've got to let 'em...
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Foreign policy a hurdle for Romney Democrats an opening to criticize and raising eyebrows among Republicans. Romney also took heat for actor Clint Eastwood's rambling convention appearance.And, with his massive amounts of ad money failing to break open the race, some...
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On Independence Day, George Washington's warning

...against George Washington? He would have brought them to their knees without having to do much more than employ his Clint Eastwood stare.The colonists' victory over Great Britain - against unfathomable odds - had to be the greatest comeback in...
My turn: Award winners leave out key info about life with paralysis

...Awards, two films with negative portrayals of disability won Oscars, drawing ire from disability rights' groups. Clint Eastwood's boxing flick Million-Dollar Baby won multiple awards including best picture. It portrays a main character choosing...
Inside Out

...48. Folks in the seafood industry say Alaska Halibut is keeping company with the Dirty Harry Burger on the menu at Clint Eastwood's Hog's Breath Inn in Carmel, Calif. Does it make their day? And customers are eating signature Alaska salmon...
Photo: Images from another time: 'The High Plains Drifter'

...the Juneau Empire's 1987 legislative guide. Cowper's nickname was "The High Plains Drifter" after the 1973 Clint Eastwood movie of the same name. Cowper served from 1986 to 1990. Sound off on the important issues at


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