October 6, 2013 |
In a move that reflects the deepening connection between television and social media, Nielsen has introduced a new type of ratings system that seeks to measure the audience for TV-related conversations on Twitter. The new Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings will take into account not only the people commenting on a TV episode, but also the broader universe of people exposed to those tweets. The measurement firm's analysis found that the average Twitter audience for a show such as NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is 50 times greater than the number of people tweeting.
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September 28, 2013 |
Frank L. Fouce, an impresario of Spanish-language entertainment who turned downtown's historic Million Dollar Theater into a prestigious venue for a burgeoning Latino market and helped launch the television network that became Univision, died Sept. 22 in Los Angeles. He was 85. The cause was lymphoma, said his daughter, Paula Fouce. Fouce was a cofounder of Spanish International Communications Corp., which operated the first Spanish-language television stations in the United States, including KMEX-TV (Channel 34)
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September 22, 2013 |
You be a slice of bacon. I'll be a banana. We'll ask some friends to come along. One can be peanut butter. One can be jelly. Or maybe that's too much food? Maybe someone we know has a lion suit? Why should we let the tourists win all the grand-prize cars? The luxury trips to Aruba? The Sea-Doos? The patio furniture? Let's dress up and head to Hollywood. Let's fight for our piece of the pie. With summer on its way out, this is prime time for us locals. Tourists are scarce, but still - four days a week - "Let's Make a Deal" needs an audience.
September 20, 2013 |
Ten years in, the huge and powerful Opus 24 organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall needs a little sprucing up. So Manuel Rosales, the man who helped design and build it, was back recently to bring it up to date. The $3-million, 40-ton pipe organ, which has served as the hall's centerpiece since 2003, will have new systems and sounds ahead of the hall's anniversary. "That system was getting a little too slow for the best performers and all the things they can do," said Rosales. FULL COVERAGE: Walt Disney Concert Hall at 10 He remembered the design process for the organ with Frank Gehry.
September 17, 2013 |
In the front rows of the Weeknd's headlining show at the Greek Theatre on Monday, a professional-grade photographer prowled the aisles jotting notes and taking close-up photos of - exclusively - beautiful young women. A concert photographer who got a bit distracted? A Mötley Crüe-style girl procurement operation for an after-party? Who knew the real reason why he was there. But he definitely added to the predatory, voyeuristic vibe of the Weeknd's gripping live show. Monday's set (the first of a two-night Greek stand)
September 15, 2013 |
Steve McQueen's period race drama “12 Years A Slave” has taken home the top audience prize for a film at the Toronto International Film Festival, while Jehane Noujaim's Egypt-set political documentary “The Square” has nabbed the documentary award. McQueen's film tells the true story of a free Northern man, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Eijiofor), who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South before the Civil War; it won huge critical plaudits after its premiere on Sept.
September 12, 2013 |
Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin has been recognized for her intriguing and thought-provoking works since the 1990s, when she spent a pivotal seven years performing and choreographing in New York City. Mikhail Baryshnikov took note of Guerin's individuality in 1999, including two of her dances in his White Oak Dance Project's repertory. Based in Melbourne since 1996, she founded her company Lucy Guerin Inc. in 2002 and has returned to New York often enough to keep its dance audiences abreast of her more recent projects.
September 11, 2013 |
By cultural indications, the Netflix original series 'Orange Is the New Black' appears to be a hit. The prison comedy, based on Piper Kerman's autobiography about her 15-month incarceration in a federal correctional facility on a decade-old drug offense, has garnered extensive media coverage -- and a parody photo featuring the puppets from the Broadway musical "Avenue Q. " But the precise size of its audience remains cloaked in mystery --...
September 9, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - As part of its increasingly aggressive moves to get more people to use Google+ and to keep Facebook and Twitter from dominating the social networking business, Google is rolling out two new tools that it says will help authors and publishers build a bigger audience on the Web. The first it calls "author attribution. " If you sign in to WordPress.com and TypePad with Google, articles you publish will be automatically associated with your Google+ profile. That means users will see your name, picture and a link to your Google+ profile when content appears in search, news and other Google products.
September 1, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Nino Frediani stands in his kitchen, ready for an impromptu demonstration of his craft: throwing things into the air with controlled abandon. "This is how a normal juggler does it," he says, launching three small yellow balls above his head. But the 73-year-old Frediani is no normal juggler. After a few rotations, he tosses one ball almost to the ceiling and misses its return. It hits the floor and rolls under the table. "Now, this is how I do it. " He starts again.