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Let’s mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a look at five TV movies that dramatized the civil



Published: Mon, January 21, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Let’s mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a look at five TV movies that dramatized the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s:

v “For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story” (1983): A PBS drama about the murdered Mississippi civil-rights activist.

v “Murder in Mississippi” (1990): Dramatized the last weeks, disappearance and subsequent murders of three civil-rights workers in 1964 Mississippi.

v “Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story” (1994): James Earl Jones played the title character, who was King’s predecessor as pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala., and is regarded as one of the fathers of the U.S. civil rights movement.

v “Boycott” (2001): The story of the 381-day Montgomery bus boycott that began after Rosa Parks’ act of defiance.

v “The Rosa Parks Story” (2002): Angela Bassett starred as the African-American woman who was jailed after she refused to give up her seat on a segregated Montgomery bus to a white passenger.

“THE FOLLOWING” (9 p.m., fox): Kevin Bacon makes his prime-time series debut in this grisly and gritty thriller from Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries”). Bacon plays a burned-out former FBI agent who is called back into action after a psychotic serial killer (James Purefoy) he once captured escapes from prison. And now, the killer seems to have built a network of believers willing to obey his every command. Warning: This series is highly graphic in nature.

“hawaii five-o” (10 p.m., cbs): There’s trouble in paradise on “Hawaii Five-0” as McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and the team investigate the murder of a prostitute whose body is found in the bed of a missing congressman.

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DVD Releases

Movies available Tuesday on DVD and through digital providers include:

“End of Watch” (R): Two young cops unwittingly stumble onto a plot. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena and Anna Kendrick.

SDLQThe Paperboy” (R): Investigative reporters seek to prove a man was framed. Starring Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and John Cusack.

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Counseling agency will have art show

WARREN

Valley Counseling Services, along with Valley Community Mental Health Fund, will host its annual client art show and reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Trumbull Art Gallery, 196 E. Market St.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature artwork in all mediums created by those dealing with mental illness and working in the behavioral health field. The exhibit will run through Feb. 1. A silent auction of art in several media is part of the exhibit.

Music ensembles to perform at Butler

YOUNGSTOWN

The horn ensemble of Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music will give a free concert at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave.

The Dana flute studio will perform at 12:15 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Butler.


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