Olympic Truce Wall Unites Athletes In The Name of Peace

The symbolic Olympic Truce Wall opened on February 4 in the Coastal Olympic Village. According to the tradition of the Olympic Movement, the Olympic Truce Wall is installed in the Olympic Villages a few days before the
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Oprah Winfrey, TV Host, Philanthropist

Oprah Winfrey is an American success story. Born into poverty in rural Mississippi in 1954, Winfrey is an enormously successful businesswoman, television host, Academy Award–winning actress, film producer and philanthropist. Best known for her award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, Winfrey has been ranked the (more...)

Super Bowl Sunday: An Unofficial Holiday for Millions

Each year, on a Sunday at the end of January or beginning of February, tens of millions of Americans declare their own unofficial holiday. Gathered in groups large and small, nearly half of all U.S. households participate vicariously in a televised spectacle that has far outgrown (more...)

Paralympics Highlight More than Athletic Skill

Following the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, Russia will host the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games March 7–16. Paralympic athletes will compete in skiing, hockey, biathlon and — for the first time — snowboarding competitions. The Paralympic Games are not just a chance to showcase the amazing ways in (more...)

U.S. Figure Skater Edmunds at Home on the Ice

By Morgan O'Brien Staff Writer In February, most students at San Jose, California’s Archbishop Mitty High School will be focused on homework and midterm tests. Sophomore Polina Edmunds’ thoughts may be elsewhere, because from February 19 to 20, the figure skater will take center stage in the Iceberg Skating (more...)

Movies Coming February 2014


Release Date: February 4, 2014 Studio: Anchor Bay Films Director: Mark Jones Screenwriter: Mark Jones, Sadie Katz Starring: AnnaLynne McCord, Billy Zane, Viva Bianca Genre: Horror, Thriller Preview Trailer Plot Summary: Sadie (AnnaLynne McCord) and Kevin (Billy Zane) have decided to spend a romantic weekend together at his lake house. But when an unexpected – (more...)

Aerial Skier Dylan Ferguson Flying High for Sochi

At age 25, Massachusetts native Dylan Ferguson can count skateboarding, surfing and making his own clothes among his many accomplishments, but his biggest ambition is to represent the United States at the Sochi Games and bring home an Olympic medal in freestyle aerials skiing. After propelling themselves (more...)

Who Won 71st’s Golden Globe Awards?

Who won big at this year's 71st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best film and TV in 2013? Golden Globe Award went to "12 Years a Slave", from director Steve McQueen. The film, telling the story of a free black man who was abducted and sold into slavery (more...)

Compelling Story of Pet Literature

Author Jude Kingsley’s heartwarming tale is of her hero, a Yellow Labrador Retriever named King Goliath Booker, a canine person with uncanny wit, love for life and endurance who inspires optimism and faith Author Jude Kingsley unveils a heartwarming tale filled with lessons and amusing adventures from an adorable (more...)

Historic Ratings for the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade

PHL17, home of the Mummers, is proud to announce that the 2014 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade was the highest rated Mummers Parade in Households and Adults 25-54 since 2005. The SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade was also the highest rated program in Philadelphia on New Year’s Day. In Nielsen ratings, the (more...)

Delegation Wows Americans with Turkmen Art and Music

By Paula D. Thomson Staff Writer Americans in Washington, New Mexico and New York got a taste of the finest music, art, literature and dance Turkmenistan has to offer thanks to a weeklong festival December 2–7 called Turkmenistan Culture Days. In honor of Turkmenistan’s recent 22nd anniversary of independence and (more...)

Movies Coming January 2014

The Best Offer

Release Date: January 1, 2014 Studio: IFC Films Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Screenwriter: Giuseppe Tornatore Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Donald Sutherland, Sylvia Hoeks Genre: Drama Preview Trailer

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Release Date: January 2, 2014 Studio: Paramount Pictures Director: Christopher Landon Screenwriter: Christopher Landon Starring: Richard Cabral, Carlos Pratts, Eddie J. Fernandez, Jorge Diaz, David Fernandez (more...)

African Americans Celebrate Joy of Kwanzaa

Many African Americans who observe Christmas also celebrate Kwanzaa, a seven-day nonreligious holiday honoring African heritage and culture, family and community. Shown here are young people practicing African dance at Kwanzaa camp in East Cleveland, Ohio. Kwanzaa, which takes its name from the phrase for “first fruits” (more...)

Eagles to Host 6th Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive

More than 800 Philadelphia Eagles Fans set to visit Lincoln Financial Field & help save lives in our community Hundreds of Philadelphia Eagles Fans are set to visit Lincoln Financial Field tomorrow in support of the team and their 6th Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive.  The (more...)

Boys’ Life TV Show: Energize Teens with Entertainment & Education

Boys’ Life magazine, the official youth publication of the Boy Scouts of America, is working with Big Monster Entertainment, LLC to develop an affiliate TV show. The show, called “Scouting Around,” will focus on widely popular, fun, and informational subjects covered in Boys’ Life, appealing to relevant interests of both (more...)