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MOVIES: Opening Jan. 7, "Country Strong" (PG-13), "Season of the Witch" (PG-13).

DVD: "Legendary" (PG-13).

CONCERTS: Little Feat, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bear's Den, Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.

Sarah McLachlan, 7:30 p.m. next Thursday, Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.



With the latest Harry Potter movie, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1," still in theaters, people all over the world remain enchanted by the adventures of the young wizard and his friends in their battle against the evil Lord Voldemort. To date, the film has grossed more than a quarter billion dollars in ticket sales.

For those looking to quickly get up to speed, or for fans wishing to relive the excitement without rereading the book series, Time for Kids' "Harry Potter Power" special section ( offers a good overview of the magical saga.

The section features summaries of each of the seven Potter books, highlighting the major conflicts, new spells, scary monsters and lessons Harry learns along his journey. The potions lab quizzes visitors on their knowledge of the wizarding world.

Another one of the site's features is the sorting hat, which will tell you your wizard name and what house you belong in.

Finally, the special section features interviews with actors Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson on what is was like to film the Potter films over the last decade and how it feels now that the movies are over ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" will be released in July 2011). There are also video clips from the red carpet premiere of the "Deathly Hallows -- Part 1" as well as video highlights of the recently opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, Fla.

Serious fans might find the content a little light, but for a quick primer, Time for Kids' "Harry Potter Power" hits the mark.



"It's going to be interesting this time around. I almost feel for the contestants in that they'll never experience Simon."

-- Singer and "American Idol" runner-up Crystal Bowersox, on the upcoming season of "American Idol." Bowersox has a new album out, "Farmer's Daughter."

-- McClatchy Newspapers

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