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Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 08:26 AM by
Click here for a link to headlines of recent TV news and views posts. TV Q&A with Rob Owen Submit a question to TV Q&A by clicking here. This week's TV Q&A (after the "Read more" jump below) responds to questions about “Dancing with the Stars,” “Family Feud” and a Fox… Read more...
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 06:30 AM by
Jimmy Ruffin's death at 78 in Las Vegas rang the curtain down on yet another Motown veteran. His younger brother David, formerly of the Temptations, died in 1991 of a drug overdose (making Jimmy a fervent opponent of drug use). Ruffin had three big singles, two reaching the Top Ten… Read more...
Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 06:14 AM by
Clyde Harris         Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem performs at St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland. November 7, 2014.
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 07:10 PM by
Clearly someone at USA has no faith in "It Takes a Choir," a reality show that filmed at Pittsburgh Brashear High School in December 2012 and has been scheduled and then postponed multiple times (see here and here and here). Now the show has yet another premiere date that does… Read more...
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 02:48 PM by
Clyde Harris         Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem performs at St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland. November 7, 2014.
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 02:40 PM by
  This week's "Believe Your Ears" PG Music podcast reviews the major label debut by Oklahoma's Swon Brothers, the close-harmony duo who came in third on The Voice last season and became popular because of their excellent vocal harmonies. Read more...
Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 08:58 AM by
  It’s difficult to separate “Odd Squad” from its production company. Taken on its own, PBS’s “Odd Squad” (9 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. weekdays starting Nov. 27, WQED-TV) is a terrifically quirky and engaging children’s series for ages 5-8. It manages to incorporate math in ways that… Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:00 PM by
Mario jumps on turtles. Donkey Kong collects bananas and plays bongos. Samus hunts space pirates, and Link is a sword-swinging adventurer. What would happen if you threw this ragtag group into a battle arena along with the rest of Nintendo’s deep bench of characters? The result is the “Super Smash… Read more...
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 09:57 AM by
This is a story about a good friend of mine, who I've had the pleasure of watching go from didn't-own-a-bike to dedicated commuter to officially finishing her first century ride. In the years over which this awesomeness happened, I claim full responsibility for: convincing her to purchase a bike, convincing…
Published on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 09:57 AM by
This is a story about a good friend of mine, who I've had the pleasure of watching go from didn't-own-a-bike to dedicated commuter to officially finishing her first century ride. In the years over which this awesomeness happened, I claim full responsibility for: convincing her to purchase a bike, convincing…