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More than a Game

More than a Game is a 2008 American documentary film that follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Akron and James's journey to fame. The film trailer was released in April featuring the single "Stronger" by Mary J. Blige, which she released in support of the film; the soundtrack titled Music Inspired by More Than a Game was released September 28, 2009. The film had limited theatrical release on October 2, 2009. More Than A Game is a documentary that focuses in on 5 young basketball players - LeBron James, Dru Joyce III, Romeo Travis, Sian Cotton, Willie McGee - and their coach, Dru Joyce II, performing on an AAU team with the growing stardom of the future NBA superstar, LeBron James. Taking them through their pre-teens to high school, this film follows their incredible journey as the unknown Ohio team rises to the top of youth athletics. LeBron James as himself Dru Joyce III as himself Romeo Travis as himself Sian Cotton as himself Willie McGee as himself Dru Joyce II as himself The music is inspired by A. J. Mighton and John Colwill.

An executive producer of the movie, Harvey Mason, Jr. is an executive producer of the soundtrack album, Music Inspired by More Than a Game. The album was due for release on September 29 in the United States. Interscope is the main record label involved although Polow da Don's label Zone 4 inc/productions Mason's Harvey Mason Media the main production associates and publishers involved. Producers for the project include Boi-1da, Danielle Rayna, Polow da Don and Jerome Harmon amongst others; the soundtrack features songs from Ester Dean, Drake, T. I. Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z; the album features additional vocals or raps from Chris Brown, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Toni Braxton, JoJo, Jordin Sparks, Ya Boy and Faith Evans plus others. A number of songs were released as singles. First, "Stronger" by Mary J Blige is the soundtrack's lead single and was released on August 4, 2009 to support the film and on August 21, 2009 as the second single from Blige's ninth studio album titled Stronger. "Drop It Low" by Ester Dean was released as a single on August 9, 2009 while "Forever" by Drake was released as a single on September 15, 2009.

More Than a Game opened with $182,943 in its first weekend and grossed a total of $960,387, $950,675 in the United States and Canada, $9,712 worldwide. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 71%, based on 52 reviews, with an average rating of 6.4/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Though the film may not delve as deep as some would prefer, More Than a Game is an inspiring documentary featuring likable youngsters, a positive message, some exciting in-game footage." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 59 out of 100, based on 18 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews." Official website More than a Game on IMDb More than a Game at Rotten Tomatoes

Old City Hall (The Hague)

The Old City Hall in The Hague is a Renaissance style building on the Groenmarkt near the Grote Kerk. It is the former seat of the city's government, remains a place where residents hold civic wedding ceremonies, where the Royal family register their family births. Other families do this at the current city hall located in the large white building on the Kalvermarkt, near the Public library; the town hall contains a historical picture gallery. The building was considered large and imposing in its day. However, The Hague was not a walled town and therefore Guicciardini categorized it with the villages. For a village, the city hall must have seemed quite grand; that The Hague was thus vulnerable to attack makes it all the more amazing that the old City Hall survived the Protestant Revolution without damage to older ornaments and windows. The interior of the building underwent a number of changes over time, including restoration of the interior decorations that ended in 1773; the statues on the facade depict "Faith", "Hope", "Love", "Strength", "Justice".

They were made by the Hague sculptor Jan Baptist Xavery before 1742. A number of paintings and objects from The Hague's artists of the Confrerie Pictura are found inside the building; the Hague City Hall

WKTO

WKTO is a radio station broadcasting a Contemporary Christian format. Licensed to Edgewater, United States, the station serves the Daytona Beach area; the station is owned by Inc.. WKTO submitted an application to the FCC in 1989, it received a permit to construct and go on the air in 1997, began broadcasting in 1998. In 1989, a Baptist church in Samsula had volunteered the use of some of its land for a tower. However, as time passed, church plans changed and a Christian businessman, Mr. Richard Crunkilton, offered his 20-acre ranch for WKTO's 300' tower, until selling the land in 2006. Responding to a newspaper article, Dr. Bill Sharp invited the station to put the studio and control room in the Christian Life Center on Tenth Street, in New Smyrna Beach. Query the FCC's FM station database for WKTO Radio-Locator information on WKTO Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WKTO