Longtime friend of Blake Shelton shares country music star’s story in new book | books

Long ago, a small-town guy with big-time dreams used to tell people he was going to make a living (A) singing country music or (B) picking up cans on the side of the road. Blake Shelton picks up a lot of “metal” — if you count gold and platinum records. The country music superstar from … Read more

How Netflix plans to find its inner ‘Star Wars’

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (Reuters) – Netflix (NFLX.O) broke Hollywood’s rules to create an $82 billion global streaming colossus that the rest of the entertainment industry hitched to copy. But as growth slows, it is looking backwards for a way forward, borrowing a page from Walt Disney’s (DIS.N) playbook. The company that changed the way … Read more

Curtain Up: Beloved musicals, children’s books hit the stage at Allenberry | The Sentinel – Local Scene

David N. Dunkle For The Sentinel Allenberry Playhouse is set to spin up its next production, a remarkably faithful stage recreation of a classic film from 1939 known as “The Wizard of Oz.” Talk about beloved source material. This was the early color film that gave us Judy Garland, a remarkable tornado, Munchkins, wicked witches, … Read more

Reading is fundamental for KDA’s Books in Motion | Arts & Theater

Kern Dance Alliance combines two great pastimes — reading and dancing — for its Books in Motion program, which returns to local libraries on Thursday. In partnership with the Kern County Library and Kern Literacy Council, the program presents early readers with a dance interpretation of a beloved children’s book performed by a local dance … Read more

At Westerly Library & Wilcox Park: Books to mark the year’s halfway point | Guest Columns

As of July 2, I’m excited to say that we are officially halfway through the year! And what a doozy of a year it has been. There’s not much in the way of “good news” to reminisce on from 2022, so instead let’s focus on some of the fabulous books and movies that have helped … Read more

At the Westerly Library & Wilcox Park: Books to mark the year’s halfway point | Guest Columns

As of July 2, I’m excited to say that we are officially halfway through the year! And what a doozy of a year it has been. There’s not much in the way of “good news” to reminisce on from 2022, so instead let’s focus on some of the fabulous books and movies that have helped … Read more

Who sang these 4th of July super hits of the 1990s?

8/10 9/10…It was a toss between Jennifer and Christina..I knew Whitney didn’t sing it..chose Christina..WRONG! 0/10 and darn proud of it!!!! Is METV feeling the waters to start showing 90’s crap shows like Antenna TV? If so, I’m finished with METV. They lost me on Sunday nights when they put that unimpressive, boring Monk show … Read more

2022 Voodoo Experience canceled, clouding New Orleans festival’s future | music

On June 10, 2021, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience announced the cancellation of that year’s festival via Twitter, but with a promise that Voodoo “will return to City Park for an epic Halloween experience in 2022.” Exactly a year later, Voodoo tweeted out confirmation of what many music fans already suspected: The 2022 Voodoo … Read more

2022 Voodoo Experience canceled, clouding New Orleans festival’s future | music

On June 10, 2021, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience announced the cancellation of that year’s festival via Twitter, but with a promise that Voodoo “will return to City Park for an epic Halloween experience in 2022.” Exactly a year later, Voodoo tweeted out confirmation of what many music fans already suspected: The 2022 Voodoo … Read more

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ actor Jay Ellis talks about Tulsa roots, record-setting film | movies

The movie “Top Gun: Maverick” is roaring to record heights. Jay Ellis’ profile is soaring into the stratosphere right along with it. Ellis, an actor who spent a significant and meaningful chunk of his youth in Tulsa, plays Lt. Reuben “Payback” Fitch in the film. He attended seventh grade at Carver Middle School and eighth … Read more