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October 26,2017 02:40

Fats Domino put the joy in rock 'n' roll

If Elvis Presley personified the sex appeal of early rock ’n’ roll, and Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard channeled the danger lurking within this unbridled form of youthful expression, then Fats Domino embodied the pure joy that was an integral part of the musical sea-change of the 1950s.
October 23,2017 06:40

Entertainment media alumni return for career exploration series

In an effort to increase awareness of opportunities within the communications field and to build alumni involvement with students, the University of Michigan’s Department of Communication Studies introduced its career exploration series event Friday at the Michigan Union.Communication undergraduate students met and engaged with prominent alumni involved in the entertainment media industry. They...
October 23,2017 03:20

Stormzy 'terrified' of tigers

Stormzy is "terrified" of tigers, and almost pulled out of an appearance in South Africa out of fear, despite the big cats not being native to the region.
October 19,2017 11:40

Best Bets

The deadline to submit live music events for Best Bets is noon Monday for publication the following Thursday. All venues must include a complete address. Email items to teri.stepleton@timesdaily.com.
October 18,2017 15:00

Sony Music Entertainment has opened its own game publishing label

It looks like Sony has grown tired of just having one video game company, after selling Sony Online Entertainment (now Daybreak Studios) a couple of years ago. Sony Music Entertainment is now throwing its hat in the ring, announcing the launch of its own publishing label, Unties. It sounds like Unties will publish indie games that have maybe slipped through the cracks. Here’s what Sony...
October 17,2017 19:20

Harvey Weinstein Firestorm Marks an Inflection Point for Entertainment

What's news: How does Hollywood stop the next Harvey Weinstein? The industry is coming up with solutions. Meanwhile, The Weinstein Co. board meets to discuss a potential sale. Plus: Netflix reveals blockbuster numbers, Snap sets content deal with NBCU, Wyatt Cenac goes to HBO, and potential headaches hit Fox News. — Ray Rahman
October 17,2017 03:40

Ranking the Power 5 conferences by entertainment value

Everyone needs to splash some cold water on their faces after a crazy Week 7. There is little to separate the top leagues. So let's figure out which will be the most fun -- by looking at on-field battles, coaching drama and more -- the rest of the way.