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'12 Years A Slave' Wins Oscar's Best Picture

Monday, March 03, 2014

After days of heavy rain, the sun came out just as the 86th annual Academy Awards got underway in Los Angeles. The big acting awards went to Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett.

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New Academy President Pushes For More Diverse Voting Members

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Last summer, the organization behind the Oscars elected its first African American president: film marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs. She's been working to diversify a monochrome membership.

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Alice Herz-Sommer, Pianist And Holocaust Survivor, Dies At 110

Monday, February 24, 2014

Renowned concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, once thought to be the oldest living Holocaust survivor, has died at age 110. Her story is told in the Oscar-nominated film, The Lady in Number 6.

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How 'Black Nativity' Made Its Way To The Big Screen

Thursday, December 05, 2013

The film is one of several fall and winter offerings from Fox Searchlight — including 12 Years a Slave, Black Nativity and Baggage Claim — featuring African-American casts and themes.

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Drummer Chico Hamilton, West Coast Jazz Pioneer, Dies

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A linchpin of "cool" jazz in the 1950s and '60s, he assembled bands that came to be described as chamber jazz, full of unusual textures and future star talent. Hamilton, who continued performing into his ninth decade, was 92.

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Tina Brown To Leave The Daily Beast

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Celebrity editor Tina Brown announced Wednesday that she's leaving the news and opinion website to launch her own media company. She has been a regular guest on Morning Edition. Brown plans to produce live forums on news topics.

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New HIV Cases Spotlight Adult Film Industry's Testing System

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Adult film production in California is now suspended after a number of performers tested positive for HIV. Though news of the cases may leave some performers feeling vulnerable, the industry's trade group says its response shows that the system works.

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Time Warner Cable Customers Miss Out On CBS

Friday, August 16, 2013

For two weeks, customers with Time Warner Cable in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas have been unable to watch CBS with their cable box. Time Warner and CBS disagree over how much the cable company should be paying the television network for transmitting its shows.

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In 'Alphabet' Mysteries, 'S' Is Really For Santa Barbara

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Private investigator Kinsey Millhone is one of the most well-known characters in modern crime fiction, but there's another star in Sue Grafton's thrillers: the fictional city of Santa Teresa, based on Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Karen Black, Strange And Lovely, And Always Game

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Karen Black parlayed her strange and singular allure into quirky character roles that in many ways captured the zeitgeist of the 1960s and '70s.

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Spanish-Language Radio Star Yanked Off The Air

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Last week, Univision cancelled Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo's popular radio show, Piolín Por La Mañana. Now allegations of workplace sexual harassment have surfaced.

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Controversial L.A. Museum Director Steps Down

Thursday, July 25, 2013

In Los Angeles, the controversial director of the Museum of Contemporary Art is leaving, three years into his five-year contract. Jeffrey Deitch had stirred up L.A.'s art world from the start.

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In The Summer, Univision Is Numero Uno

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

For three consecutive weeks, the Spanish-language TV network's prime-time ratings have dominated among young adult viewers.

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Does Disney's Tonto Reinforce Stereotypes Or Overcome Them?

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Lone Ranger has long been a fictional hero, taming the Wild West with his trusty and often stereotyped Native American guide, Tonto. The new version of The Lone Ranger stars Johnny Depp and dabbles with that trope.

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Telemundo's 'La Voz' Hands Latino Kids The Mic

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Telemundo's Spanish children's version of The Voice is the network's top-rated show, and the first of its kind to be produced in the U.S. Endearing scenes of children bursting into tears or getting hugs and kisses from their coaches help set it apart from other reality TV conversion attempts.

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Spotlighting Background Singers In 'Twenty Feet From Stardom'

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Filmmaker Morgan Neville's new documentary chronicles backup singers who have supported some of the biggest acts in music history, from Ike and Tina Turner to The Rolling Stones and sung some of pop music's catchiest hooks.

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Jose-Luis Orozco: Capturing Kids' Attention In Two Languages

Friday, June 07, 2013

For the past 42 years, the Mexican singer and author has been entertaining children with songs he sings in English and Spanish. Orozco's passion revolves around teaching children to be bilingual through music.

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The Doors' Keyboard Counterpoint Goes Silent: Remembering Ray Manzarek

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Raised on the South Side, Manzarek brought Chicago sound to L.A.'s beaches with the trailblazing band. He died Monday at age 74.

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Nostalgia For Sale As Captain Kangaroo's Pals Are Auctioned Off

Monday, May 20, 2013

A giant lot of Captain Kangaroo memorabilia goes on the auction block this week in Los Angeles. Among the items up for auction are several of the captain's signature jackets, Mr. Green Jeans' famous jeans and the life-sized costume worn by Dancing Bear.

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Draco Rosa: A Pop Survivor Returns From The Brink, With Friends

Saturday, May 18, 2013

In the 1980s, he was Robi Rosa, the lead singer of Menudo at the boy band's peak of popularity. Rosa went on to write hits for bandmate Ricky Martin and develop a solo career. When Rosa was diagnosed with cancer several years ago, some of the biggest names in Latin music assembled to support him.

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