As a young child, he attended a private elementary school — in part, he says, “because my dad didn’t want me to go to school with black people.” After his parents split up, he ended up transferring to a more integrated public school. He remembers one history teacher around ninth grade who was particularly fond of Confederate nostalgia. “He would say Robert E. Lee was a military genius, say that he didn’t own slaves — even though he did! He’d say it was all about states’ rights. Just glorifying the South and making all the excuses in the world.” … [Read more...] about Can ‘The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down’ Be Redeemed?
Escaped prisoner found 50 years later
His message of support comes after Buzzfeed published a story in which former Ellen employees recalled their time behind the scenes. The former talk show workers said they experienced bullying, intimidation and racially charged microaggressions from top bosses. Warner Bros. launched an internal investigation after Buzzfeed released the story. … [Read more...] about Jay Leno Backs Ellen DeGeneres Amid Show’s Toxic Workplace Allegations; Rachel Bloom, Ashton Kutcher and Diane Keaton Weigh In
Valley of Search, in the spirit of the times, took a sprawling, exploratory approach, but as “Home” shows, the now-69-year-old Braufman’s new music packs more of a concise punch. In 2020, we need the meditative focus and impassioned intensity of an artist like Alan Braufman more than ever, and it’s clear that he and his collaborators have risen to the occasion. … [Read more...] about Seventies Jazz Survivor Alan Braufman Shows His Fire Still Burns on ‘Home’
Unfortunately, just months before the late actor passed, George Kosana was in dire financial trouble, with John Russo setting up a You Caring fundraising campaign on his old friend's behalf. According to John Russo's You Caring campaign intro, his old friend of over 50 years was in financial trouble thanks to "an unscrupulous relative who cleaned him out of his life savings by taking advantage of him while he was in the hospital having a series of life-threatening operations". The You Caring campaign also revealed he was suffering from emphysema, COPD, macular degeneration, while he was recovering from four bypasses and two valve replacements. … [Read more...] about George Kosana, Night of the Living Dead Sheriff, Passes Away at 81
While his latest limited series, HBO's 'The Plot Against America,' earned a single Emmy nomination for cinematography on July 28, two decades ago, Simon's first HBO project earned four noms and won three Emmys. While his latest limited series, HBO's The Plot Against America, earned a single Emmy nomination for cinematography on July 28, two decades ago, David Simon's first HBO project, 2000's The Corner, earned four noms and won three Emmys — for outstanding miniseries; outstanding directing for a miniseries, movie or a special (for Charles S. Dutton); and outstanding writing for a miniseries or a movie (for Simon and David Mills). … [Read more...] about Hollywood Flashback: David Simon’s ‘Corner’ Won 3 Emmys in 2000