Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 6-12
Jan. 6: Accordionist Joey, the CowPolka King, of Riders in the Sky is 70. Singer Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds is 68. Country singer Jett Williams is 66. Actor-comedian Rowan Atkinson ("Mr. Bean") is 64. Singer Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge is 60. Chef Nigella Lawson is 59. Singer Eric Williams of BLACKstreet is 59. Director John Singleton is 51. Actor Aron Eisenberg ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine") is 50. Actor Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead") is 50. TV personality Julie Chen is 49. Actor Danny Pintauro ("Who's The Boss") is 43. Actor Eddie Redmayne ("Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them," ''The Theory of Everything") is 37. Comedian Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live") is 35. Actress Diona Reasonover ("NCIS") is 35. Singer Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys is 33.
Ocean Resort ramping up concerts to compete in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Ocean Resort Casino is joining with a major concert promoter to expand its entertainment offerings as it seeks to compete in the cutthroat Atlantic City nightlife market.
The casino announced a deal Monday with The Bowery Presents/AEG to stage concerts at the Boardwalk property, which has offered comparatively little in the way of big-name entertainment since opening in June.
Amy Poehler will make her directional debut on Netflix flick 'Wine Country'.
The 'Mean Girls' star is helming the movie with a female-leading cast including Tina Fey and Maya Rudolph - who Poehler last worked with on 2015 comedy 'Sisters' - the steaming service announced on Tuesday (20.03.18).
Each cast member also has something else in common, as they've all worked on US show 'Saturday Night Live' at some point during their careers.
Library of Congress adds Fleetwood Mac, Run DMC, ‘Footloose’ theme to National Recording Registry
The Library of Congress on Wednesday announced new additions to its registry of significant recordings, including more than two dozen titles ranging from folk and funks songs, to the theme from "Footloose" and albums by Fleetwood Mac and Run-DMC.
A total of 25 selection were added Wednesday to the library's National Recording Registry, a list of albums, singles and other recordings deemed to be "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." The latest additions brought the list to 500.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Songs performed by Tony Bennett, Gloria Estefan and Run-DMC are among 25 recordings being added to the National Recording Registry.
The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the list of titles being honored for their cultural and historic importance to the American soundscape.
Celeb birthdays for the week of Jan. 7-13
Jan. 7: Singer Kenny Loggins is 70. Singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman is 69. Actress Erin Gray ("Silver Spoons," ''Buck Rogers in the 25th Century") is 68. Actor Sammo Hung ("Martial Law") is 66. Actor David Caruso is 62. TV anchor Katie Couric is 61. Country singer David Lee Murphy is 59. Bassist Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's) is 59. Actor David Marciano ("Homeland," ''The Shield") is 58. Actress Hallie Todd ("Lizzie McGuire") is 56. Actor Nicolas Cage is 54. Singer John Ondrasik of Five For...
Credit the Madison School District for tackling one piece of the nettlesome problem of children and screens by launching a pilot project to cut off some or all wifi access to students at four district schools.
The evidence is clear that parents — including me — haven’t yet figured out how to limit their children’s use of an ever-expanding universe of device-delivered media, and I, for one, will take all the help I can get.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A concert venue owned by recording star Daryl Hall is suing a New York town, saying that measures taken to reduce the occupancy of the site would force the business to close.
The Poughkeepsie Journal reports (http://pojonews.co/2oq6kFz) the dispute comes amid negotiations to build an outdoor stage at Daryl's House, a venue owned by the Hall & Oates musician.
Stamford’s Palace Theatre is where fans of country music icon Martina McBride will be this weekend. McBride, who has a new album, “Reckless,” will perform there on Friday, Nov. 11, as a benefit for Dana’s Angels Research Trust, also known as DART.
Eddie Vedder, Jackson Browne to star at anti-guns concert
NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Vedder, Jackson Browne and Roseanne Cash will headline at New York's Beacon Theatre as part of the livestreamed Concert Across America to End Gun Violence .
Organizers said Thursday it's one of the Sept. 25 events featuring more than 1,000 artists at 250 venues across the United States.