ENTERTAINMENT 08/06/2018 11:08 am ET The "Wicked" star is an unpredictable chanteuse on her new album and tour. By Curtis M. Wong Shoshana Bean may be indebted to the work of Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand, but she’s just as forward-thinking as she is nostalgic. The 40-year-old singer and actress says she delved into the music of those greats as she recorded her latest album, “Spectrum.” But a traditional, by-the-rules jazz record just wouldn’t be her style. “I always thought this kind of album would be what I would do way later in my [career],” the Olympia, Washington, native told HuffPost. “It was months and months of conversation and listening and getting together, playing through stuff, before I realized, if I’m going to do a big band album, it has to be big band my way. It has to incorporate all of the colors of who I am. It’s got to have shades of soul, R&B and a little bit of an edge … [Read more...] about With ‘Spectrum,’ Singer Shoshana Bean Defies Gravity — And Musical Convention, Too
Bad Boys spinoff L.A.’s Finest to premiere exclusively on Spectrum L.A.’s Finest, the Bad Boys television spinoff starring Gabrielle Union (Being Mary Jane) and Jessica Alba (Mechanic: Resurrection) has been given a 13-episode straight-to-series order by Charter Communications and will premiere exclusively on their Spectrum network. The series helms from Sony Pictures TV, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and 2.0 Entertainment. L.A.’s Finest follows Syd Burnett (Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mom with an equally complex past, Syd is pushed to examine whether her unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. These two women don’t agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles in this character-driven drama. Jeff Frost, President of … [Read more...] about Bad Boys Spinoff L.A.’s Finest to Premiere Exclusively on Spectrum
Spectrum Cable has rolled out a new two-part streaming service that will allow customers to cut the cable cord, getting rid of their set-top cable boxes and giving them more control over their viewing choices. But if you think this is a chance to save significant money on your Spectrum bill, you may want to think again. The availability of the streaming option comes just as the cable company has upgraded its cable delivery system, requiring subscribers to have digital converter boxes on all of their TV sets. "We continue to launch new traditional and Stream video products to better serve the consumer demand for more choice. We believe non-video Internet-only customers are interested in a smaller, lower priced bundle. We want to meet the needs of all our customers," Lara Pritchard, senior director, communications for Charter Communications, said in a statement. Spectrum's new streaming option is similar to those offered by competitors including DirecTV Now, Sling TV and Hulu with live … [Read more...] about Spectrum’s new streaming service lets customers cut the cord, not the cost
Sponsored by University Hospital Published 5:14 pm, Friday, June 1, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Vascular Fellows will get to experience a broad spectrum of vascular surgery. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Program Overview– The fellow will spend his/her time between 3 institutions: Audie L. Murphy VAH, University Hospital and Saint Luke's Baptist. The VAH is a wonderful opportunity for any graduate medical program, but for vascular surgery it is outstanding. It is such a great honor to care for those who have served. The fellow will spend the first 6 months in a mentored setting with both operative, clinic and ward responsibilities. He/she will also have protected time to work in the vascular lab. This will be in preparation for the mandatory RPVI exam. The next 9 months will be at University Hospital (UHS)– a 700 bed facility with a dedicated hybrid suite and IAC accredited vascular laboratory. It serves Bexar … [Read more...] about Vascular Fellows will get to experience a broad spectrum of vascular surgery.
The mobile operator O2 has spent more than half a billion pounds to bolster its network and prepare for the introduction of 5G technology, in a vote of confidence by its Spanish owner Telefonica viewed as essential to plans for a blockbuster stock market float. The telecoms regulator Ofcom said an auction of mobile airwaves had raised a total of £1.4bn from Britain’s four main operators. Heading into the auction O2 had the smallest share of scarce radio spectrum and needed to bid aggressively to guard against a capacity crunch as demand for mobile data rockets by as much as 70pc per year. The operator laid down £524m to acquire airwaves in two frequency bands. In a sign of the pressure on its network, O2 bought all of the spectrum on offer in the 2.3GHz band, which is immediately usable in its existing 4G network. It also acquired a large chunk of spectrum in the 3.4GHz band, which is expected to play a crucial role in the deployment of 5G networks from around 2020 … [Read more...] about O2 splashes £500m in 5G spectrum auction to remove obstacle to blockbuster float