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Oklahoma Town's Morality Ordinance Prohibits V-Day Dance

City council won't vote to repeal until after the holiday

(Newser) - In a scene that seems straight out of Footloose, a small town has cancelled a dance simply because it was to be held 300 feet from a church. Henryetta, Okla., is a town of roughly 5,500 people 60 miles south of Tulsa, and had planned a Valentine's Day... More »

Footloose Lacks New Moves, But Not Energy

Julianne Hough, Kenny Wormald star in Craig Brewer's remake

(Newser) - The remake of Footloose, starring Kenny Wormald as a young man who shakes up a dance-free town, isn't much different from the original. But that's not necessarily bad:
  • "This incarnation of Footloose may not make as great a dent in the current generation as the original film
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Town Hall 'Paranoia and Violence' a Liberal Fantasia

(Newser) - To listen to the Obama camp and the liberal media, the anti-Obamacare protesters at last month’s town halls are a grave threat to our way of life, Mary Katharine Harn writes in the Weekly Standard. But “the climate of paranoia and violence that enveloped our political system this... More »

Chace Will Be Footloose —Maybe Miley, Too

(Newser) - And this generation's Kevin Bacon will be ... Chace Crawford of Gossip Girl. The 23-year-old heartthrob has been picked to star in the remake of Footloose, which launched Bacon's career 25 years ago. Crawford will portray the teenage I-just-want-to-dance rebel who shakes up a small town. So who will be his... More »

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