Elizabeth Blair

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Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Publisher Suspends Shipping Of Blake Bailey Book

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Three former students and a publishing executive have alleged sexual misconduct by award-winner Blake Bailey, with two accusing the author of rape, according to reports. Bailey denies the allegations.


Jim Steinman, Writer Of Operatic Rock Hits For Meat Loaf And Celine Dion, Dies At 73

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Closely associated with Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman also wrote over-the-top hits for Bonnie Tyler, Air Supply and Celine Dion, as well as music for the stage.


H.E.R. Is A 'Soul Baby' With A Social Conscience

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

The morning after winning two Grammy awards, R&B singer H.E.R. received an Oscar nomination for the song "Fight For You" from the film Judas and the Black Messiah.


Netflix Password Changes Might Cause Rifts In Some Relationships

Monday, April 05, 2021

Netflix has plans to keep people from sharing their passwords with non-subscribers — which might cause rifts in some relationships.


For Actor-Activist Sacha Baron Cohen, Being Called A 'Bouffon' Is A Good Thing

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Up for Oscars for two different movies — The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm -- Cohen says he was influenced by Peter Sellers, Monty Python and French clown Philippe Gaulier.


Actor Yaphet Kotto Has Died At Age 81

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Actor Yaphet Kotto has died at age 81. Kotto played a number of movie and TV roles including a Bond villain in Live And Let Die and a police lieutenant in Homicide: Live On The Streets.


From SNL To SpongeBob, Laraine Newman Chronicles 'Interesting Times'

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Newman was a founding member of the improv group The Groundlings and an original Saturday Night Live cast member. She's voiced dozens of animated characters and has just published a new audio memoir.


President Biden Revokes Trump's Controversial Classical Architecture Order

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The announcement from the White House was included in an executive order that revokes a number of Trump's actions as president. Trump had aimed to promote traditional design for federal buildings.


Actors Involved In James Franco Suit Settle, Drop Claims

Monday, February 22, 2021

Two actors that had alleged the Oscar nominee's acting school sexually exploited female students have reached a preliminary settlement agreement. It is unclear if monetary payments are involved.


Music Therapy Brings Solace To COVID-19 Patients And Healers

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Even when forced online by the pandemic, music therapy sessions continue to help patients in some ways talk therapy can't. "Music is this portal," says one therapist and COVID-19 long-hauler.


The Lucas Bros, Using Humor 'To Shake Folk Woke'

Friday, February 12, 2021

Identical twin comedy duo Keith and Kenny Lucas are on the rise. They wrote the story for the new movie, Judas and the Black Messiah, and they're involved with a new rework of Revenge of the Nerds.


Remembering Mary Wilson, A Founding Member Of The Supremes

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Mary Wilson, one of the founding members of The Supremes, died at her home in Henderson, Nevada on Monday. She was 76 years old.


Music Therapists Are Trying To Help COVID-19 Patients Who Experience Loneliness

Monday, February 08, 2021

A music therapist in Virginia started a weekly support group for COVID-19 patients to help them deal with social isolation and loneliness.


Jim Weatherly, Who Wrote 'Midnight Train To Georgia,' Dies At 77

Friday, February 05, 2021

The former Ole Miss quarterback wrote hits for Gladys Knight & the Pips during the 1970s. His songs were also recorded by Glen Campbell, Charley Pride and Indigo Girls.


Legendary Stage And Screen Actress Cicely Tyson Has Died At 96

Friday, January 29, 2021

Actress Cicely Tyson has died. In a career that spanned some 65 years, Tyson was an elegant, dignified presence.


Cicely Tyson, Who Brought Grace And Gravitas To The Screen, Has Died At 96

Thursday, January 28, 2021

In a career that spanned more than six decades, she commanded attention on the screen and the stage and was known for roles that reflected her experience as an African American woman.


He Saved 669 Children From Nazis — A New Book Tells His Story To Kids

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

In Nicky & Vera, Peter Sís chronicles the work of Nicholas Winton, who helped hundreds of kids escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939.


'SNL' And 'Second City' Announce Scholarships For Diverse, Emerging Comic Talent

Friday, January 15, 2021

A new scholarship sponsored by SNL covers the costs of training at Second City for comedians starting out in their careers.


After Missing Last Year, 2021 Kennedy Center Honors Are Announced

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

COVID cancelled the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2020. Today the Center announced that the show will go on in May 2021, honoring five extraordinary performers.


A Biden Cabinet Secretary For Arts? Advocates Are Hopeful

Thursday, January 07, 2021

The arts employ nearly five million people in America, but advocates say President Trump's record of support for arts and humanities has been mixed. Will that change under the Biden administration?