Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

What does Abraham Lincoln have in common with Buffy Summers, Blade, and Van Helsing? Apparently vampire hunting. Yes, according to novelist turned screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (The Hard Times of RJ Berger) our nation’s 16th president slew the undead as a young man and even while he was leading this great nation as the president. Director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and producer Tim Burton (Edward Scissor Hands, Dark Shadows) seem to agree. Surely a film would have to be a success with names as big as these involved right? Right?? After witnessing a vampire murder his mother, a young Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) makes it his mission to get revenge. But when he finally works up the courage to kill the man who took his mother from him he is horrified to find out that that man is in fact an undead blood sucker. With the help of the mysterious Henry Sturgess (Dominic Cooper) Lincoln survives the encounter and learns the ways of vampire hunting. One uninspired montage later and Henry sends Lincoln out to begin dealing bloody justice. Along the way he marries the lovely Mary Todd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), reunites with old friend Will Johnson (Anthony Mackie), and makes a new friend in Joshua Speed (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Jimmi Simpson). He also runs into the evil vampire Adam (Rufus Sewell) who is the […]

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Master Barber & Beauty Shop celebrates 35 years in new location

Master Barber Shop was established in 1958 and was acquired by Earlie D. and Mary Brown in December of 1974. During that time, the shop was located on Stockton Blvd. and 7th Ave. Since those early days, Master Barber & Beauty Shop, has had several locations. Each location being better than the last. In 1989, sons Rodney and Marichal, joined the family business. The late owner and master barber, Earlie D. Brown, established business in the hair industry in the mid 1940′s with Brown’s Barber Shop (two locations, San Francisco and Marin City). What started out as nothing more than a dream and a dime and a nail in his pocket has turned into a family business. He died in February 1998. Mary Brown and sons, Rodney and Marichal, now handles daily operations. In 2007, The Brown Family, added community activities at the salon. Art on Stockton Blvd. became one of Sacramento’s largest celebration of African American Art, Poetry, Literature and History. The shop has featured such fine artists as Milton Bowens, Malik Seneferu and Shonna McDaniels, poets; Terry Moore, NSAA, Steven ‘HurriKane’ Clark and Heather Christian and authors; Grace Carter (Rivercity Griot), Joslyn Gains Vanderpool and Anita Royston (Our Black Fathers). Celebrating 35 years in business, The Brown Family has decided to re-locate to a more comfortable and fitting site, continue striving for excellence […]

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

What does Abraham Lincoln have in common with Buffy Summers, Blade, and Van Helsing? Apparently vampire hunting. Yes, according to novelist turned screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (The Hard Times of RJ Berger) our nation’s 16th president slew the undead as a young man and even while he was leading this great nation as the president. Director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and producer Tim Burton (Edward Scissor Hands, Dark Shadows) seem to agree. Surely a film would have to be a success with names as big as these involved right? Right?? After witnessing a vampire murder his mother, a young Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) makes it his mission to get revenge. But when he finally works up the courage to kill the man who took his mother from him he is horrified to find out that that man is in fact an undead blood sucker. With the help of the mysterious Henry Sturgess (Dominic Cooper) Lincoln survives the encounter and learns the ways of vampire hunting. One uninspired montage later and Henry sends Lincoln out to begin dealing bloody justice. Along the way he marries the lovely Mary Todd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), reunites with old friend Will Johnson (Anthony Mackie), and makes a new friend in Joshua Speed (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Jimmi Simpson). He also runs into the evil vampire Adam (Rufus Sewell) who is the […]

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Master Barber & Beauty Shop celebrates 35 years in new location

Master Barber Shop was established in 1958 and was acquired by Earlie D. and Mary Brown in December of 1974. During that time, the shop was located on Stockton Blvd. and 7th Ave. Since those early days, Master Barber & Beauty Shop, has had several locations. Each location being better than the last. In 1989, sons Rodney and Marichal, joined the family business. The late owner and master barber, Earlie D. Brown, established business in the hair industry in the mid 1940′s with Brown’s Barber Shop (two locations, San Francisco and Marin City). What started out as nothing more than a dream and a dime and a nail in his pocket has turned into a family business. He died in February 1998. Mary Brown and sons, Rodney and Marichal, now handles daily operations. In 2007, The Brown Family, added community activities at the salon. Art on Stockton Blvd. became one of Sacramento’s largest celebration of African American Art, Poetry, Literature and History. The shop has featured such fine artists as Milton Bowens, Malik Seneferu and Shonna McDaniels, poets; Terry Moore, NSAA, Steven ‘HurriKane’ Clark and Heather Christian and authors; Grace Carter (Rivercity Griot), Joslyn Gains Vanderpool and Anita Royston (Our Black Fathers). Celebrating 35 years in business, The Brown Family has decided to re-locate to a more comfortable and fitting site, continue striving for excellence […]

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