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Thursday, December 05, 2013
This season, Fox Searchlight has served audiences a three-course menu of movies with African-American casts and themes.
First, it served an appetizer in September, with the romantic comedy Baggage Claim, starring Paula Patton as a flight attendant looking for a husband in a hurry.
Then, in October, the studio set ...
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Jazz drummer Chico Hamilton, a linchpin of the West Coast jazz scene in the 1950s and '60s, died yesterday evening of natural causes in New York City, according to his publicist April Thibeault. He was 92.
As a player, Hamilton's subtle colors and sensitive accompaniments made him emblematic of the ...
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Celebrity editor Tina Brown announced Wednesday that she's leaving The Daily Beast to launch her own media company. She has been a regular guest on Morning Edition. Brown, 59, plans to produce live forums on news topics.
Brown has edited some of the most prestigious publications: Vanity Fair, The New ...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Adult film production in California is now suspended after a number of performers tested positive for HIV. Four cases have been reported in the past few months, including one on Monday.
If ever there was an "I told you so moment" for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, it's now. The organization ...
Friday, August 16, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Novelist Sue Grafton is a real hoot. She's just as likely to talk, in that native Kentucky drawl of hers, about her prized silver-coin mint julep cups as about a juicy murder mystery. But she does have a crime writer's imagination.
"I always say to people, 'Don't cross me, OK? ...
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Karen Black was oddly alluring, with that wide, sly smile and those slightly off-kilter eyes. The New York Times once called her "something of a freak, a beautiful freak." Her friend Peter Fonda says that's what made her so intriguing.
"She wasn't a conventional-looking woman," he tells NPR. "And she ...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Last week, the Univision Radio network suddenly canceled its popular, nationally syndicated morning show, Piolín Por La Mañana, hosted by Eddie Sotelo. Sotelo is known as 'Piolín,' or 'Tweety Bird' in Spanish, and his irreverent program was once the top radio program in Los Angeles.
For seven hours ...
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
For three consecutive weeks this summer, Spanish-language TV network Univision won the prime-time ratings among young adult viewers. The network is bragging about its prime-time ratings domination with full-page ads in the LA Times, New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Its English-language video exclaims: "For the first time ever, ...
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
The Lone Ranger has long been a fictional hero, taming the Wild West with his trusty Indian guide, Tonto. The faithful companion helps the white man fight bad guys, and does so speaking in pidgin English.
Tonto made his first appearance on the radio in the 1930s, voiced by a ...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
NBC's singing competition The Voice dominated the ratings game this spring and last fall. Now, the Spanish kids' version has become the top-rated show for NBC's sister network, Telemundo. The show, taped before an audience in Miami, features Latino children from the U.S. competing for a scholarship and a recording ...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Twenty Feet from Stardom, filmmaker Morgan Neville's new documentary, is a reminder that most of pop music's catchiest hooks, riffs and refrains were sung by voices harmonizing in the background. Neville says he wanted to put backup singers — black, female and honed in church — front and center.
Friday, June 07, 2013
For the past 42 years, José-Luis Orozco has been entertaining children with songs he sings in English and Spanish. He's passionate about teaching children to be bilingual through music, and he's also written books for kids.
"Let's say hello to each other," he says to a crowd of preschoolers at ...