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HEALTH MATTERS: The Falicia Blakely story is about power and control

Making her directorial debut, actress and acting coach Tasha Smith gives audiences a “fly-on-the-wall” perspective into the tragic journey of Falicia Blakely from exotic dancer to mother and finally a convicted murderer. The true story feature film strikes an all-too familiar chord as it graphically illustrates the power and control wheel pattern, intent and impact Read More…

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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: After ‘Greenleaf,’ Ben Patterson finds he gets recognized

Ben Patterson has enjoyed roles on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and the ground-breaking drama “Noah’s Arc,” but nothing prepared him for the attention he’s been getting as bearded heartthrob Noah Kendall on the hit OWN series “Greenleaf.” The Oakland native, who grew up in the same neighborhood as fellow actors Lance Gross (“Sleepy Hollow”) and Russell Read More…