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  • Help 'SteveSongs' Name That Tune!

    Help 'SteveSongs' Name That Tune!
    Old Saybrook singer, Steve Roslonek, has been a fixture on PBS Kids for seven years now, crooning his SteveSongs to children in-between TV shows. Now, this father-of-two is a releasing a new ditty for a good cause with the National Fire Protection...
  • Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again

    John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes...
  • Happy Birthday, America: City prepares for 50,000 guests

    Happy Birthday, America: City prepares for 50,000 guests
    Forget the red, white and blue outfits, and whether you remembered to pull out your American flag-themed Koozie. If everything goes to plan, you won't even notice the city's Office of Emergency Management on the Fourth of July. The office, in a...
  • Pundit's death marks end of an era for Democrats

    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors...
  • 'Shark Week' returns for 28th year with first Cuban visit

    Sharks are serious business this summer, with "Sharknado"-style flippancy a barely heard echo following grisly attacks on beachgoers off the Florida, California and North and South Carolina coasts. Seriousness also marks the tone of Discovery Channel's...
  • Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on 'Sesame Street,' retiring

    "Sesame Street" is about to be less A-OK. Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the groundbreaking kid show since 1971, is retiring. Manzano, 65, broke the news earlier this week at the American Library Association Annual Conference. She...
  • Music Box: Kick off the holiday weekend with a show by Fat Booty and Funk Art

    Music Box: Kick off the holiday weekend with a show by Fat Booty and Funk Art
    The best way to start your Fourth of July weekend is with the Asheville, N.C., Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band and The Funk Ark performing tonight at The Hamilton in the nation's capital (8:30 p.m.). This crazy, fun show features outrageous costumes and...
  • 4th of July TV: local, national, 'Dandy'

    4th of July TV: local, national, 'Dandy'
    UPDATED: If you love Fourth of July fireworks, television offers several options. NBC, PBS and WFTV-Channel 9 have prime-time specials Saturday night. "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" airs from 8 to 10 p.m. on NBC, which offers a one-hour...
  • Tavis Smiley at Fort Lauderdale book fest

    Tavis Smiley at Fort Lauderdale book fest
    Tavis Smiley has established a varied career as a broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate and philanthropist. Host of the late-night talk show "Tavis Smiley" on PBS and "The Tavis Smiley Show" on Public Radio International, Smiley also is the author 18...
  • Son of 'Barney' co-creator gets 15 years for shooting

    The son of a co-creator of the "Barney and Friends" TV show has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting his Malibu neighbor. City News Service says 29-year-old Patrick Leach was sentenced Wednesday for the 2013 attack. Prosecutors say he...
  • Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on 'Sesame Street,' is retiring

    Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on 'Sesame Street,' is retiring
    "Sesame Street" is about to be less A-OK. Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the groundbreaking kid show since 1971, is retiring. Manzano, 65, broke the news earlier this week at the American Library Association Annual Conference. She...