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November 16, 2011 | By Piet Levy and For RedEye
What does it take to be a Matador - besides baring and shaking your big belly? Everette Michael Jackson, a Matador since 2009, explains five must-haves for members of the Bulls dance group. 1. Practice: During the season, the guys rehearse four hours a week across two days. 2. Fearlessness: You can never hold back when performing in front of 20,000 people at a game. "You have to have nerves of steel," Jackson said. 3. Quick thinking: A Matador has "to be able to freestyle in the case of a music malfunction or another disaster," Jackson said.
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November 16, 2011 | By Piet Levy and For RedEye
What does it take to be a Matador - besides baring and shaking your big belly? Everette Michael Jackson, a Matador since 2009, explains five must-haves for members of the Bulls dance group. 1. Practice: During the season, the guys rehearse four hours a week across two days. 2. Fearlessness: You can never hold back when performing in front of 20,000 people at a game. "You have to have nerves of steel," Jackson said. 3. Quick thinking: A Matador has "to be able to freestyle in the case of a music malfunction or another disaster," Jackson said.
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October 4, 2012 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
"Monday Night Football" is a big deal for NFL players. And when the game is played less than 20 miles from your high school, you're bound to feel extra excitement. That was the case Monday for Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton. The native of Grapevine, Texas, spoke with RedEye about Bears fans at Cowboys Stadium and roughing up Tony Romo. Henry Melton: You could see all the Bears fans when we were coming in. It looked like a Bears tailgate out there. I was really surprised.
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March 28, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
  **1/2 (out of four) The recent, terrible Dwayne Johnson vehicle “Snitch” was “inspired by a true story,” which merely meant the U.S. has controversial drug enforcement policies and the movie was something that hypothetically could happen as a result. Also “inspired by a true story,” the entertaining but thin musical drama “The Sapphires” stems from something significant and more concrete: A group of Australian aboriginal women, having only received full human rights a year earlier in 1967, travel to Vietnam to perform for American troops.
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