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LA Times: Florida tax rebate plan could backfire

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Seeking to be family friendly, Florida may have learned a hard lesson in how not to be Hollywood friendly. The Sunshine state startled the film industry recently when a bill was introduced in the state Legislature that would disqualify movies and TV shows that contained “nontraditional family values” from receiving a supplemental “family friendly” tax credit that’s been in effect for a couple of years. The bill, unanimously endorsed last week by a key legislative committee, is part of a…

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LA Times review of DMB’s new album

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If a hurricane cuts through the middle of your living room during a party, do you keep dancing? Dave Matthews says yes. “Alligator Pie (Cockadile)” is a Delta blues stomper based around the banjo, one of the instruments the African slave trade made All-American. It starts with a dog’s bark and extends that backyard jam feel even as it swells into a big rock song. Matthews free-associates a dream of his daughter sitting on the roof as the water of…

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