Mary Pat Gleason, ‘A Cinderella Story’ and ‘Mom’ Actor, Dies at 70

Mary Pat Gleason, whose extensive list of film and television credits includes “A Cinderella Story” and more recently the CBS sitcom “Mom,” died of cancer on June 2. She was 70.Gleason’s manager confirmed the news, telling Variety that “she was a fighter to the end.”The actress began her career in 1982, with her first on-screen role…

Avenged Sevenfold Singer Urges Rock and Metal Fans to Back Black Lives Matter, Disavows...

M. Shadows, frontman for the band Avenged Sevenfold, has written an eloquent essay in which he pleads for rock and metal fans to consider getting behind Black Lives Matter, offering an argument against the “all lives matter” comeback and expressing regrets over some of his own past imagery or attitudes.The rocker’s 900-word appeal for racial…

Conversation Between The Keys: Víkingur Ólafsson Meets Debussy And Rameau

Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson says he thinks of the composers on his new album, Debussy – Rameau, as "painters in sound." Ari Magg/Deutsche Grammophon toggle captionAri Magg/Deutsche GrammophonPianist Víkingur Ólafsson says he thinks of the composers on his new album, Debussy – Rameau, as "painters in sound."Ari Magg/Deutsche GrammophonWhen Víkingur Ólafsson was about 5 years old,…

Jazz Vocalist René Marie Is Determined To Craft Songs With Moral Conscience

Jazz Night In America Vocalist and songwriter René Marie. Lawrence Sumulong toggle captionLawrence SumulongVocalist and songwriter René Marie.Lawrence SumulongJazz Vocalist René Marie Is Determined To Craft Songs With Moral Conscience58:00"It just takes time, time to get it right." René Marie wrote that line for a tender song about an extramarital affair, but it could easily…

FBI Raids Del Records, L.A. Label in Dispute With Narco Singer Gerardo Ortiz

The FBI conducted a raid on Friday of the offices of Del Records, a label based in Bell Gardens that is famous for producing narco music.A SWAT team was brought in to execute the search warrant, which is being kept under seal. Video taken by a bystander showed agents appearing to force open the front…

10 Online Games You’ll Get Totally Lost in (in a Good Way)

Let's be real: you're never too old to play games. While we still love holding actual controllers in our hands and dominating our opponents with physical movements, we also love a good computer game. They're perfect for taking little mental breaks at work or in between classes and can be the perfect thing to help…

L.A. County Sets Later Curfew on Wednesday

Los Angeles County has set a curfew of 9 p.m. on Wednesday, marking the fourth straight night on which the county’s 10 million residents will be under restriction.The curfew is three hours later than the 6 p.m. curfew imposed for the last three days, in response to extensive looting and vandalism. The curfew will lift…

Could Ex-Studiocanal Chief Olivier Courson Make a Big Media Comeback?

Is Olivier Courson, once a game-changing chairman-CEO of Studiocanal, about to make a big media comeback?Arte France,  bastion of quality European TV, announced June 2 that its president, Veronique Cayla would step down on July 5. Candidates to succeed her, the French press has suggested, include Courson.Arte France presidency is currently one of the plum…

How You Can Explain This Week’s Black-Led Uprising to Your Kids in an Age-Appropriate...

Protests and rebellions erupted in cities across the US this month, and with everyone likely still at home because of the pandemic, there's a good chance your child has overheard you discussing the events, has seen photos of them on your phone's newsfeed, or caught a glimpse of the action on the TV screen. Without…

Houston’s Hip-Hop Scene Remembers George Floyd

A mural memorializes George Floyd is his hometown of Houston, where he was known as Big Floyd, and part of the city's hugely influential Screwed Up Click rap collective. Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images toggle captionMark Felix/AFP via Getty ImagesA mural memorializes George Floyd is his hometown of Houston, where he was known as Big…
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