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Miami Grad Rick Ludwin Leaving NBC
You might not know the name Rick Ludwin, but you sure know the people he made stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon and dozens of cast members on “Saturday Night Live.” Ludin, NBC executive vice president for Late Night and Primetime...
Posted: 9/20/2011 9:02 AM in TV and Media Blog
Goodbye Summer
The fireworks are over, the kids are back to school, the first leaves are in the grass, and the thermostat read in the 40s this morning. It’s time to say goodbye to summer. Looking back on my summer reading, I see that I was all over the place in my genres....
Posted: 9/20/2011 8:33 AM in Off the Shelf @ CCPL
Squeeze the Day for 9/20
Music Tonight: Alternative music legends (and The Beatles of children's music) They Might Be Giants play the Southgate House in Newport tonight in support of their latest "grown up" album, Join Us. Check out CityBeat's interview with one of the Johns...
Posted: 9/20/2011 1:00 AM in CityBeat Blogs - Music
The Ridges' MPMF Promo Clip (VIDEO)
One of the bands on my MPMF.11 itinerary is The Ridges, a Chamber/Folk/Indie/Pop ensemble from Athens, Ohio. They have interesting instrumentation (cello, trumpet, accordion, etc.) and their songs are remarkably infectious. Read what I wrote about them...
Posted: 9/20/2011 1:00 AM in CityBeat Blogs - Music
Hoop Dreams - XCPR/Memory Light 7"
(Captured Tracks, 2011)Even in 2011, when decent band names seem harder and harder to come by (deep breath...Bare Wires, High Tension Wires, White Wires, White Mystery, White Fence, etc.), "Hoop Dreams" is particularly lousy. Naming your indie rock e...
Posted: 9/19/2011 10:08 PM in Random Old Records
Komen Race for the Cure Celebrity Bartender Happy Hour
This Friday the Holy Grail is hosting a Happy Hour from 4-9pm, with 10% of earnings going to Komen’s fight against Breast Cancer. If you can make it for the 7-11am race the following morning, even better!
Posted: 9/19/2011 8:38 PM in Three Blocks From the Beach
FTC Approves Time Warner Buying Insight
Reuters reports that Time Warner Cable has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Insight Communications from the Carlyle Group, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday. The $3-billion deal was announced last month. Here’s a link to the story.
Posted: 9/19/2011 4:45 PM in TV and Media Blog
Meteorologist Jeff Creighton Quits Ch. 12
Did you see my blog earlier today about Pat Barry leaving WXIX-TV (Channel 19) to do a morning radio show on MOJO? Now we know who will replace him as Fox 19 weekend weatherman… Weekend morning/night meteorologist Jeff Creighton quit WKRC-TV (Channel...
Posted: 9/19/2011 1:38 PM in TV and Media Blog
Fall TV Season: Day 1 Of Prime-Time
Hope you’ve cleared space on the DVR for TV’s busiest week as the fall TV season officially starts today. Here are my highlights for today. Later I’ll post a calendar of all the broadcast series season premieres. And you can talk about the new shows,...
Posted: 9/19/2011 12:31 PM in TV and Media Blog
My Review Of The Bill Cunningham Show
Bill Cunningham re-invents himself as a daytime talk host today. Will it work? I’ve seen the premiere. Here are my thoughts: On the “Bill Cunningham Show,” the WLW-AM hosts appears as a cross between Dr. Phil & Phil Donahue in the show produced by the...
Posted: 9/19/2011 11:54 AM in TV and Media Blog

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