November 1, 2013 |
Fred Durst is developing a one-hour music drama for the CW based on his life, according to TV guide . “The Noise” will follow the rise of a young frontman in the 1990s who escapes a volatile home life and launches a successful band with a unique sound. Sound familiar? Durst launched his nu-metal band Limp Bizkit in the mid-90s and exploded during the “Total Request Live” days thanks to smash hits such as "Break Stuff," a cover of George Michael's "Faith," and “Nookie,” which has soundtracked countless drunken hookups.
October 7, 2013 |
"Peg + Cat," pronounced "Peg Plus Cat," a new, math-themed cartoon, will be added Monday to PBS Kids, the preschool lineup that already includes "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That" and "Curious George. " (Added - get it?) It is the perky product of a collaboration between Billy Aronson ("Postcards From Buster") and Jennifer Oxley (the super-superb "Wonder Pets") and comes from the Fred Rogers Co., which is not quite the same thing as saying that Mr. Rogers made it. But it's as close as you're going to get anymore.
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September 14, 2013 |
Fred Katz, a musician, composer and educator who helped introduce the cello to jazz, died Sept. 7 in Santa Monica from complications of kidney failure and liver cancer. He was 94. His death was confirmed by his son, Hyman Katz. A child prodigy on piano and cello, Katz studied under Pablo Casals and performed with the National Symphony in Washington. He also backed Lena Horne and Tony Bennett on piano before bridging the gap between classical training and improvisation in the vibrant L.A. jazz scene of the '50s as part of the Chico Hamilton Quintet.
September 9, 2013 |
Musician, composer and educator Fred Katz, the man who helped take the cello into jazz, died in Santa Monica over the weekend from complications from kidney failure and liver cancer. He was 94 years old. Born in New York City in 1919, Katz was considered a child prodigy on piano and cello. He studied under Pablo Casals and performed with the National Symphony in Washington. Drawn to jazz and improvisation, Katz plied his trade as a pianist backing Lena Horne and Tony Bennett before bridging the gap between classical training and improvisation on the vibrant L.A. jazz scene of the '50s while part of the Chico Hamilton Quintet.
September 4, 2013 |
Fred Couples used his captain's picks to select 20-year-old Jordan Spieth and Webb Simpson to fill out the 12-man American Presidents Cup team. Spieth is the youngest American to play in the Presidents Cup. Couples chose Spieth over Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson. Furyk had been on every American team since 1997. The Presidents Cup is Oct. 3-6 at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. The Americans have a 7-1-1 lead in the series. Their only loss was in 1998 at Royal Melbourne. International team captain Nick Price selected Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe and Marc Leishman of Australia.
August 14, 2013 |
One in a series of occasional articles about the lives and careers of character actors in Hollywood. Fred Melamed's timing has always been a bit askew. Melamed didn't marry until he was 42. He didn't become the father of twin boys until he was 47. And he didn't get his first substantial movie role until he was 53, in Joel and Ethan Coen's 2009 "A Serious Man. " But Melamed, who was a voice-over superstar for 20 years, has been making up for lost time since he delighted critics and audiences with his villainous turn as the Machiavellian Sy Ableman in the Coens' dark comedy.