2016 Celebrity birthdays of Oct. 2-8

Celebrity birthdays
September 27, 2016

Oct. 2: Singer Don McLean is 71. Actor Avery Brooks (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is 68. Guitarist Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics is 66. Musician Sting is 65. Actress Lorraine Bracco is 62. Guitarist Greg Jennings of Restless Heart is 62. Singer Phil Oakey of Human League is 61. Singer Freddie Jackson is 58. Country singer Gillian Welch is 49. Singer Dion Allen of Az…

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Billings Symphony Orchestra’s Season : Ballet Dancers Performing Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”

September 27, 2016

Let’s get to know it. The Billings Symphony Orchestra’s season opener Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Alberta Bair Theater features four ballet dancers performing Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” and dancing to a medley of Gershwin tunes. Concert cues begin at 6:45 and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The concert is a chance for the Billings orchestra to collaborate with dancers from the Grand Rapids Ballet Company to tell the story…

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Pam Grier and Jessye Norman Win Harvard University’s 2016 W.E.B. DuBois Medals

September 26, 2016

Actress Pam Grier and opera soprano Jessye Norman win Harvard University’s 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honoring, they have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture. Grier and Norman will be honored at the fourth annual Hutchins Center Honors on Oct. 6. Other medalists this year include hip hop artist and activist Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer, writer and producer David Simon and the 1966 Texas Western Miners…

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2016 Celebrity Birthdays : Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Celebrity birthdays
September 20, 2016

Sept. 25: Newswoman Barbara Walters is 87. Singer Ian Tyson of Ian and Sylvia is 83. Actor Michael Douglas is 72. Model Cheryl Tiegs is 69. Actress Mimi Kennedy is 68. Actor Anson Williams is 67. Actor Mark Hamill is 65. Actor Colin Friels is 64. Actor Michael Madsen is 58. Actress Heather Locklear is 55. Actress Aida Turturro is 54. Actress Maria Doyle Kennedy (“Orphan Black”) is 52. Actor-singer…

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At NY Fashion Week, Lady Gaga Cheers on Brandon Maxwell

September 14, 2016

  All were on hand at the Russian Tea Room on Tuesday night as his models walked, sitting beneath huge chandeliers amid the red and gold decor while Maxwell, as he said later, “sat in the back in a corner by myself and just hoped it would go well.” It’s what he does, he said, calling himself “not a naturally confident person.” But if anything can turn that around, it’s…

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2017 Miss America Pageant Latest News – Savvy Shields Has Been Crowned

September 12, 2016

Here are the latest news on the 2017 Miss America pageant (all times local): 11 p.m. Savvy Shields, of Arkansas, has been crowned Miss America 2017. The winner of the nationally televised pageant was announced Sunday night. The outgoing Miss America, Betty Cantrell, placed the crown on the head of her successor. Shields won the talent competition on the second night of preliminaries with a jazz dance to a song…

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New Miss America Savvy Shields Has advice for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

September 12, 2016

Miss America Savvy Shields had a clear vision of what she hopes America will look like at the end of her term next year. “I hope that at the end of my year, we’re starting to reward politicians for compromise,” she said. Shields, who represented Arkansas in the pageant, won the crown Sunday night in Atlantic City. She was asked during her onstage interview what she thought of Democratic nominee Hillary…

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Transgender CharacterActress Alexis Arquette Died Sunday Morning in Los Angeles

September 12, 2016

The transgender character actress, Alexis Arquette, died on Sunday morning in Los Angeles. She was 47 and the cause of death still unknown. “Alexis was a brilliant artist and painter, a singer, an entertainer and an actor,” her brothers and sisters said. “We learned what real bravery is through watching her journey of living as a trans woman. We came to discover the one truth — that love is everything.” Alexis was…

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Barbra Streisand Uses Song to Mock Trump at Clinton fundraiser Into Song Friday Night

September 10, 2016

At an LGBT fundraiser for Hillary Clinton Friday, the singer performed a parody of the Stephen Sondheim song “Send in the Clowns” with lyrics about the Republican nominee. “Is he that rich, maybe he’s poor, ’til he reveals his returns, who can be sure?” Streisand sang to an applauding crowd of about 1,000. “Something’s amiss, I don’t approve, if he were running the free world, where would we move?” Streisand…

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New York Fashion Week Party : Kanye West Performed his “Saint Pablo Tour” to this Small Stage

September 10, 2016

During  the New York Fashion Week party, Kanye West performed his “Saint Pablo Tour” to this small stage. West hit the stage Friday night at The Plaza Hotel, where the audience — a bit sweaty and cramped and made of up fashion and entertainment industry insiders — hung on to the rapper’s every move as he performed new and old songs, even jumping into the audience to rap with the crowd. West…

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