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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NEWS -

■ Michael Moore showed his pa­tri­o­tism by march­ing down the Av­enue of the Amer­i­cas with a drum and fife corps af­ter mak­ing his Broadway de­but. “I say this to the peo­ple who dis­agree with me, we’re all Amer­i­cans. We’re all in the same boat, and we’re go­ing to sink or swim to­gether. I pre­fer not to sink. So let’s find a way, if we can, to work to­gether to save this coun­try,” Moore said Thurs­day night.

The Os­car-win­ning film­maker starred in the one-man show The Terms of My Sur­ren­der and then walked arm-in-arm to a party af­ter­ward with a va­ri­ety of celebri­ties, in­clud­ing Christie Brink­ley, Rosie O’Don­nell, and Glo­ria Steinem. The 63-year-old com­men­ta­tor and lib­eral ac­tivist made it clear that his show is aimed at his sup­port­ers and is not an at­tempt to open a di­a­logue with Don­ald Trump sup­port­ers. “I’m here to preach to the choir be­cause the choir needs a song to sing. The choir has been se­verely de­pressed since Novem­ber, and it’s time to rise up and get out of it. Snap out of it. We’re the ma­jor­ity. This is our coun­try. We hold the reins, now we want the power back,” Moore said.

■ At­lanta rap­per Big Boi has given a puppy to a lit­tle girl who was par­a­lyzed from the waist down af­ter be­ing shot while play­ing in a bounce house near the city ear­lier this year. WSB-TV re­ported that Big Boi, who’s one-half of the rap duo OutKast, pre­sented Abriya El­li­son on Thurs­day with the pup bred from his ken­nel busi­ness. Video shows Abriya cradling the dog, which she named King. Big Boi, whose real name is Ant­wan Pat­ton, told the sta­tion that the dog is “some­thing ther­a­peu­tic” for Abriya. He says the girl is “def­i­nitely in­spir­ing” and her story touched his heart. Pat­ton also has agreed to pay off Abriya’s med­i­cal bills and ren­o­vate her bath­room to make it hand­i­cap ac­ces­si­ble. Abriya was 5 when she was shot out­side At­lanta in April.

Big Boi


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