Elizabeth Blair

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'King Richard' tells how a father raised his tennis icon daughters, Venus and Serena

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

King Richard tells how Richard Williams doggedly pursued professional tennis careers for his daughters, Venus and Serena. His methods may have kept them from the burnout that ends many careers.

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Ronnie Wilson, co-founder of the Gap Band, has died at age 73

Thursday, November 04, 2021

Ronnie Wilson, a founding member of the Gap Band, has died at age 73. The group dominated the R&B charts in the 1980s, and their music went on to be sampled by artists decades later.

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After touring with Beyoncé, Divinity Roxx brings positive vibes to children's music

Thursday, November 04, 2021

Beyoncé's former music director and bassist has a new children's album and book project, which she hopes will instill positivity in young listeners.

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Political satirist and stand-up comedy pioneer, Mort Sahl, dies at 94

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Mort Sahl had a stream-of-consciousness style of humor, and credited jazz as his influence. He started doing stand-up in the '50s, a time when most comedians were men in suits rattling off one-liners.

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Mort Sahl, a political satirist and stand-up comedy pioneer, has died at 94

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Sahl started doing stand-up in the 1950s, a time when most comedians were men in suits, rattling off one-liners. Sahl wore a V-neck sweater, tucked a newspaper under his arm, and just ... talked.

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Need some new Halloween movies and books for your kids? Do come in (mwah-ha-ha)

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

We've got some age-appropriate entertainment ideas for the little goblins in your lives.

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50 years ago, The Electric Company used comedy to boost kids' reading skills

Monday, October 25, 2021

In October 1971, The Electric Company flipped a switch and hit the public TV airwaves, aimed at using sketch comedy and animated shorts to teach kids to read.

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Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was fatally shot by a prop gun, was a rising star

Friday, October 22, 2021

Celebrated as a rising star by colleagues and collaborators, Hutchins grew up on a military base, and had a taste for filming herself doing extreme sports.

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Stagehands at the Kennedy Center OK a strike, days after Hollywood crews did the same

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Stagehands at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. voted unanimously to strike if the performing arts center proceeds with cuts.

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'Top Chef Junior' competitor Fuller Goldsmith has died at age 17

Thursday, October 07, 2021

The Alabama native has died after battling leukemia. Goldsmith won the top prize on Chopped Junior when he was 14, before moving on to Top Chef Junior.

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Here are the White House's picks to lead the National Arts and Humanities Endowments

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

The White House has announced its nominees for the next Chairs of the National Arts and Humanities Endowments. If confirmed, the NEH pick would become the first Native American to become chair.

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Afghan orchestra musicians, music students and teachers have escaped the Taliban

Monday, October 04, 2021

After weeks of trying to flee Afghanistan, 101 musicians, students and teachers with the Afghanistan National Institute of Music and Zohra Orchestra finally landed in Doha, Qatar on Sunday.

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'I, Witness' makes world events visceral for young readers

Friday, October 01, 2021

A new, nonfiction book series for kids ages 9 to 12 is written by young people who've experienced trauma, including living through Hurricane Maria and facing discrimination and arrest after 9/11.

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During Banned Books Week, Readers Explore What It Means To Challenge Texts

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Libraries, schools, authors and readers are celebrating Banned Books Week. Among the Top 10 most challenged books in the U.S. are The Hate U Give and To Kill A Mockingbird.

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'Whizzpopping' News: Netflix Now Owns All Of Roald Dahl's Stories

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Netflix has acquired The Roald Dahl Story Co. (RDSC), which manages the British author's catalogue. "Human beans" just can't get enough, as Dahl's loveable BFG might say.

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'Friday' And 'Menace II Society' Actor A.J. Johnson Has Died

Monday, September 20, 2021

Comedian and actor A.J. Johnson has died at age 55. Johnson starred as Ezal, a homeless man with drug addiction, in Ice Cube's Friday.

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'The Morning Show' Season 2 Was Written And In Production. Then COVID Hit

Friday, September 17, 2021

When COVID hit the U.S., writers of The Morning Show on Apple TV+ scrapped a year's worth of work to make the fictional TV show's new season newsworthy.

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Don Everly, Half Of The Duo The Everly Brothers, Dies At 84

Monday, August 23, 2021

Don Everly, half of one of rock and roll's pioneering groups, The Everly Brothers, has died. The musician was known for singing close harmonies with his brother.

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Remembering Don Everly, Half Of The Influential Duo The Everly Brothers

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Singer and guitarist Don Everly has died at age 84. The Everly Brothers, his hugely influential duo with his late brother, Phil, was among the first acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Afghanistan's Music School Falls Silent, Its Future Is Uncertain Under The Taliban

Saturday, August 21, 2021

The Afghanistan National Institute of Music was a thriving school in Kabul. But the last time the Taliban was in control of the country, all music related activities were strictly forbidden.

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