Elizabeth Blair

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Renowned classical pianist and conductor Lars Vogt has died at 51

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Vogt died "surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer," according to a statement from his representatives.


Goodnight Moon has comforted kids at bedtime for 75 years

Saturday, September 03, 2022

Since its publication on September 3, 1947, the book has lulled children around the world to sleep with its dreamy ritual of bidding "goodnight" to everything in the "great green room."


Paul Auster, Aasif Mandvi and others support Salman Rushdie with public readings

Friday, August 19, 2022

Writers Jeffrey Eugenides, Roya Hakakian, Kiran Desai, Tina Brown, Gay Talese and others gave live readings from the author's work as he recovered from a brutal attack.


Encore: The secret behind why parents — and kids — love 'Bluey'

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The long-awaited new season of the kids' show Bluey, a cartoon about a family of Australian cattle dogs, premiered on Disney+ last week. (Story first aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on Aug. 7, 2022.)


Songwriter Lamont Dozier who co-wrote hits for the Supremes and Four Tops has died

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Dozier died at 81. As part of the songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland, he co-wrote dozens of hits, including "Baby Love," "Heat Wave" and "Reflections," helping to define the Motown sound.


The secret behind why parents — and kids — love 'Bluey'

Sunday, August 07, 2022

A new season of the hugely popular Australian cartoon Bluey is dropping on Disney+. With its made-up family games, high jinx and humanity, the series has hooked both kids and their parents.


Music industry titan Mo Ostin who worked with Sinatra, Hendrix and Prince dies at 95

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Ostin signed deals with major pop and rock talent over the decades, including Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac and R.E.M. He said the industry didn't have to prioritize sales over artistic freedom.


Thousands of Afghan artists are still trying to flee the Taliban

Friday, July 29, 2022

A family of Afghan musicians in the U.S. wants to raise awareness about their plight.


Tony and Emmy winning actress Mary Alice has died at age 85

Thursday, July 28, 2022

From Rose Maxson in Fences on Broadway to Lettie Bostic on TV's A Different World, Alice's career encompassed comedy, drama, stage and screen.


Leave It To Beaver star Tony Dow has died

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Tony Dow, who played Wally Cleaver on the hit TV show Leave It To Beaver, has died at 77. He had cancer.


Mo Willems' naked mole rats owe their rock 'n' roll sound to this composer

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Composer Deborah Wicks La Puma has written music for Mo Willems' famous Pigeon, Elephant and Piggie - and now for Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed on HBO Max.


Troy Kotsur, Billie Eilish and Ariana DeBose are invited to join Oscar's Academy

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

This year, the academy invited 397 artists, including actors, directors and people who play other roles in filmmaking.


The Smithsonian selects four possible sites for new museums for women and Latinos

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The National Women's History Museum and the National Museum of the American Latino were authorized by Congress in 2020.


Amber Heard says social media was a factor for her defamation trial jury

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Appearing on NBC's Today show, the actress said she stands by the testimony she gave in the trial against former husband Johnny Depp.


K-pop sensation BTS is going on a break but promises to return

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The boy band announced their break during a dinner filmed for social media. The group officially debuted in 2013.


Remembering Dave Smith, inventor of MIDI and the Prophet-5 synthesizer

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Dave Smith, a pioneer of the synthesizer, revolutionized pop music in the 1980s. David Bowie and Madonna are among the legions who used his Prophet 5 synthesizer. Smith died last week at age 72.


A fireproof copy of 'Handmaid's Tale' auctioned for $130,000 to help fight book bans

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

The special copy of Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale was auctioned by Sotheby's on Tuesday. Proceeds will help PEN America in its efforts to oppose book banning.


Tampa Bay Rays players' decision not to wear Pride jerseys stirs up fans

Monday, June 06, 2022

In celebration of Pride Month, almost all of the players on the Tampa Bay Rays sported jerseys and caps with the rainbow-colored Pride logo. Five Rays pitchers declined, citing religious reasons.


For 50 years, Alexander's been having terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Judith Viorst's best-selling kids' book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day was published 50 years ago. At 91, Viorst reflects on the book's legacy with the real Alexander.


K-Pop stars BTS went to the White House to talk about anti-Asian hate crimes

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

K-Pop stars BTS met with President Biden Tuesday to talk about inclusion and representation. There's been an increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders.