The conventional wisdom going into the 87th Academy Awards was that it would be a horse race between two quirky, experimental films: “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age drama that took 12 years to film, and “Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance”), a backstage show-business satire that director Alejandro González Iñárritu constructed to resemble one continuous take.
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Clark Terry, a trumpet and fluegelhorn virtuoso who was an ebullient mainstay in the Duke Ellington and “Tonight Show” big bands and who became a mentor to generations of jazz players, including Miles Davis and Wynton Marsalis, has died at 94.
LOS ANGELES — “Fifty Shades of Grey” saw ticket sales drop 73 percent from its opening, but an estimated $23.2 million second-weekend gross was good enough to win the box office race and push the movie’s domestic haul so far to $130.1 million.
Sam Andrew was playing guitar with the San Francisco rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company in 1966 when the group’s manager brought an unknown singer to a rehearsal.
LOS ANGELES — Movita Castaneda, a movie actress who married Marlon Brando in 1960 and had two children with him, has died in a Los Angeles rehabilitation center. She was believed to be 98.
Lesley Gore rocketed to pop music stardom by singing about a typical 1960s teenage girl’s emotional distress over another girl stealing her boyfriend, but Gore may have created her more lasting legacy with a follow-up hit that ushered nascent feminism onto the rock radio dial.
LOS ANGELES — “Fifty Shades of Grey” dominated the box office and set Presidents Day weekend records, opening at No. 1 with an estimated $81.7 million through Sunday.
“From beautiful downtown Burbank,” Gary Owens vaulted to fame playing the zany announcer in the landmark TV comedy series “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.” He never stopped working after that, doing commercials, variety specials, cartoons, radio shows and even theme-park announcements in his deep voice that was one of the most famous in show business.
The Prince has a shoe and he’s ready to marry. Find out why the kingdom is abuzz when Grayson College Theatre for Young Audiences presents “Cinderella Confidential” at the Cruce Stark Auditorium, located in the Arts & Communication Center on GC’s Main Campus in Denison. The 50-minute play features morning performances at 10 a.m. on Feb. 18-20 and one evening performance at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21.
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