May 8, 1995 |
"Divas: Simply Singing," the benefit concert Saturday night at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, was mostly entertaining and often quite moving. But things did drag at times. If trimmed from 3-hours-plus to around 2 1/2 hours, the whole affair would have moved up a notch--from very good to excellent.
April 11, 1997 |
Television as passive entertainment is often contrasted with the involving immediacy of live performance, but there are occasions when what's on the small screen makes an impact that transcends emotional remove. That's the case in tonight's USA Network special, "It Just Takes One," an unexpectedly strong mix of the arts and commentary exploring hate, featuring appearances by Savion Glover, Edward James Olmos, Malik Yoba, Dennis Franz and many others.
May 4, 2011
The Early Show Author Candace Bushnell. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Author Shania Twain; Christy Turlington; chef Mark Bittman; Teresa Giudice. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Author Bob Greene. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly John Krasinski; Maggie Q; young basketball player KJ Farfan. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Dick Van Dyke; La La Vasquez; Carmelo Anthony. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Health benefits of cold temperatures; hypothermia. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk Estelle Harris; Patricia Richardson; Marion Ross; a woman helps female former inmates.
May 25, 1989 |
The Scene: Tuesday night's annual BMI Pop Awards Dinner at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, honoring "the 66 songs most performed on radio and television during the past year." Some of them seemed destined to become classics, while others were the sort of tunes that get stuck in your head after you go to the gym. The Buzz: At the reception beforehand, songwriters discussed (what else?) the music business. Several people were heard murmuring about Rob Lowe and that revealing videotape aired on Monday night's edition of "A Current Affair"--the one that allegedly showed how the actor spent his time off from last year's Democratic National Convention.
July 23, 1987 |
We waited five years for this ? Michael Jackson's "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," the first single from his upcoming album, "Bad," is a disappointment--and not just because he's coming off the biggest-selling album of all time. With 1982's "Thriller," Jackson became the most celebrated pop performer since the Beatles, issuing a series of bold, striking hits, including "Billie Jean" and "Beat It."
April 6, 1997 |
Disney Channel launches its participation in the cable industry's "Tune In to Kids and Family Week" with the premiere of its 1995 box-office hit Pocahontas (Sunday at 7 p.m.). The animated film combined historical fact with popular folklore and legend. The voice cast includes Mel Gibson as Smith and Native American actress Irene Bedard in the title role. The soundtrack won Oscars for best score and best song ("Colors of the Wind" sung by Vanessa Williams). For the family.