Richard Ramirez, the notorious “Night Stalker,” is captured and nearly killed by a mob in East Los Angeles, California, after being recognized from a photograph shown both on television and in newspapers. Recently identified as the serial killer, Ramirez was pulled from the enraged mob by police officers.

During the summer of 1985, the city of Los Angeles was panic-stricken by a killer who crept into his victims’ homes at night. The Night Stalker, as the press dubbed the murderer, first turned his attention on the men in the house, usually shot any men in the house with a .22 caliber handgun before raping, stabbing, and mutilating his female victims. He cut out one of his victim’s eyes, and sometimes carved satanic pentagrams on the bodies before he left.

By August, the Night Stalker has murdered at least a dozen people, and law enforcement officials were desperate to stop him. One witness, who managed to note the license plate of the car in which Ramirez fled, led police to a single, partial fingerprint left in the vehicle.



How did he do it? See the Sherlock episode that shocked fans everywhere. Stream The Reichenbach Fall online through Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 11:59pm ET.


Over the past two decades, the use of anti-depressants in the United States has skyrocketed. One in ten Americans are now on various forms of anti-depressant medication; among women in their 40s and 50s, the figure is one in four and growing. Experts have offered numerous reasons, with depression the most common, and economic struggles only adding to stress and anxiety. But do we truly need all of these prescriptions or is over-diagnosis a real danger in our culture?

In Shunned: Outcasts in the Land, author Cynthia Hearne Darling takes a closer look at the anti-depressant industry and the dangers of an over-medicated society. Exploring what today's politically correct society deems worthy of 'shunning,' Darling takes mystery, murder and one of the most charged topics in medicine to weave a fast-paced thriller that resonates with readers on the deepest levels.

In this nail-biting, stark look at society's dependency on pharmaceuticals, Darling addresses:

What we really know about the anti-depressant industry and how it will affect society in the long-run

What today's society deems worthy of 'shunning,' what shunning entails and how it impacts the lives of the main characters

The existence of the fight of good versus evil and how it is fought in everyday life
How being 'different' in modern society can both isolate and band groups of people together


Drum Icon Carmine Appice and 60's Hitmaker Dean Parrish To Release New Digital Only EP “Northern Soul - I'm On My Way”

Los Angeles - Legendary drummer Carmine Appice and New York 60's hitmaker, vocalist Dean Parrish have reunited after 50 years to record a new 7 song EP of 60's soul music, commonly known as Northern Soul music. Aptly titled “Northern Soul - I'm On My Way”, the EP will be released on iTunes in August 2015. The duo first met when in the early 60's they played opposite of Jimi Hendrix, known at the time as Jimmy James.

The band, called The BEEETS, played Stax, Motown and Altantic 60's soul. Carmine eventually went on to have major success with the likes of the Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Rod Stewart and countless other artists, while Dean pursued a solo career and had a number of hits in the UK and US. He did several Murry The K tours and performed on the Dick Clark show and other well know TV programs at the time such as Zachary Channel 11 NYC, and the Clay Cole show. Dean has performed on the same bill as Mitch Ryder, The Capitals and Lou Christie.

He has recorded and toured with the likes of Jorge Santana, Paul Weller, Lord Large and the legendary Bob Marley. Dean even recorded 2 Jams with Jimi Hendrix & Eddie Kramer at Juggy Murray's studio NYC 1969 with the band the Rosicrucians aka Steeplechase. In the 2000's Dean was featured in a wedding scene as the Mcee on the hit show the Sopranos.

Says Carmine, “While Dean was doing those Murry the K shows and having hit singles. I was having my career with Vanilla Fudge having hit albums at around the same time....There was always a connection with me and Dean. I hooked him up with my Vanilla Fudge manager Phil Basile, and in turn Phil got two album deals for Dean with band members who were also friends of mine and dean's from 60s....it was after that that Dean cut 'I'm On My Way', which became a big hit ...but over the years me and Dean stayed in contact.”

Then in the early 2000s, Carmine and Dean reconnected again through a mutual friend Randy Pratt, harpist for Cactus and bassist for The Lizards (who have a new CD released) and Rickity. The duo began writing and recording at Randy's studio in New York, which was the start of the “Northern Soul” release. Carmine and Dean had songs they wrote and recorded in the 60's and rehashed them into what's being released today....so this EP was destined to be finished.

It features re-recorded versions of the big hit “I'm On My Way”, a karaoke version, a classic mix of the song as it was in 1970's, and a modern version along with new RnB classics such as “Love's Whatcha Cooking Babe”, “Fever” and “Lonely”, all really cool old school RnB, with an old school vibe but recorded with today's sonic sound.

Says Dean, “Singing and playing guitar on this EP with Carmine was a labor of love, a feeling of togetherness that just comes with Northern Soul Music. This movement is still is very much alive today more than ever with a passion a kind of music that takes hold of you.”

Says Carmine, “Some of my favorite music was the 60's RnB and the songs on this EP with Dean singing are exactly that, 60's RNB or today known as Northern Soul. Back in the early 1960's before Vanilla Fudge, I played with Dean in a 7 piece RnB group. Dean was always great at singing this music and I and glad to being playing that music with Dean again. I enjoyed putting this music together with him!”

To purchase Carmine Appice & Dean Parrish - “Northern Soul - I'm On My Way”:

The EP is available on iTunes and from all online Digital outlets


In case you missed it, Netflix revived Longmire back for another season. Up until a few months ago, fans of the show were concerned they’d never get another season after A&E cancelled it and Netflix, the saving angel that it is, stepped in.

It’s a crime drama like no other based off of the Walt Longmire novels with Robert Taylor playing a sheriff who recently lost his wife but decides to run again. Season 4 will have Walt chasing his wife's killer and gain some closure for once and for all.


What's ahead for the premiere of Downton Abbey, Season 6? The stars found out as they reconvened for a read-through of new Season 6 scripts! See images of the cast and producers gathered together to catch up with dear friends and kick off work on the new and final season of Downton Abbey. 

Judging from the delight, laughs, and concentration evident in the images, Downton Abbey fans will be in for a treat when the season premieres on Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 on MASTERPIECE!



I remember that day vividly. My 5 year old daughter Lesley and I had just moved back to Ypsilanti after my divorce. I was babysitting for my friend Judy.The news of the crash came on the TV that night and reports of her death came after.  It felt as if a beloved sister had died. That was 18 years ago today..

On 31 August 1997, Diana was fatally injured in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, which also caused the deaths of her companion Dodi Fayed and the driver, Henri Paul, acting security manager of the Hôtel Ritz Paris. The funeral saw the British television audience peak at 32.10 million, one of the United Kingdom's highest viewing figures ever, while millions of people also watched the event around the world. Read More Here

Prince William is reported to have taken Kate Middleton to the island where his mother, Princess Diana is buried. The island is a peaceful retreat that is known as The Oval on the grounds of her ancestral home, Althorp. There is one temple which forms a permanent memorial to the princess. The royal couple are believed to have rowed a small boat to the island where Diana is buried.



A representative for legendary filmmaker Wes Craven, creator of dozens of films including Scream and A Nightmare on Elm Street, has confirmed that he passed away following a battle with brain cancer. He was 76.

Born in Ohio, Craven earned an undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois and a master's degree in Philosophy and Writing from Johns Hopkins University. He became one of the most prominent voices in horror, with a public persona to rival even his own professional accomplishments, and was sometimes compared to the similarly-charismatic Stan Lee. READ MORE




 Our favorite Detroit Art Wear Store is in the News today!


If you love Detroit, why not wear it?

ArtWear Detroit takes iconic posters, paintings, photography from legendary Detroit artists and transforms the images into functional-art handbags, clothing, accessories and housewares.

“It’s about honoring art and artists that define Detroit,” said company owner Susan Rogal.

The wearable art comes in T-shirts, dresses, purses, backpacks, swimsuits, watches and more.

“When I talk about our products, I say it’s about the tag, not the bag,” Rogal said. “The tag is what teaches the buyer about the artist. It includes their photo, story behind the image, their website.”

Muralist Kate Paul is one of the featured artists. She was born in the United Kingdom but has called metro Detroit home for the last 20 years. Her work can be seen on the walls of the Royal Oak Children's Library and Gilda's Club.

“I would have never considered it. I’m an artist, I don’t know anything about fashion," Paul said. "Susan contacted me while I was working on Gilda’s club and showed me some examples, and I said, 'Why not?' She transformed my work in ways I never imagined. I think the paintings mean one thing when I create them, but now they might mean something entirely different to someone that’s wearing them and that’s special."

Rogal said the goal is to keep art alive, give artists the chance to keep doing what they love and introduce the art to new eyes.



On this day in 1939, The Wizard of Oz, which will become one of the best-loved movies in history, opens in theaters around the United States.

Based on the 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919), the film starred Judy Garland as the young Kansas farm girl Dorothy, who, after being knocked unconscious in a tornado, dreams about following a yellow brick road, alongside her dog Toto, to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz.

Along the way, Dorothy encounters a cast of characters, including the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch of the West. Though the scenes in Kansas were shot in traditional black and white, Oz appears in vivid Technicolor, a relatively new film process at the time.

Nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category, The Wizard of Oz lost to the Civil War-era epic Gone With the Wind. The Wizard of Oz won a Best Song Oscar for “Over the Rainbow,” which became one of Garland’s signature hits. Garland won a special award at that year’s Oscar ceremony, for Best Juvenile Performer.

Filmed at MGM Studios in Culver City, California, The Wizard of Oz was a modest box-office success when it was first released, but its popularity continued to grow after it was televised for the first time in 1956. An estimated 45 million people watched that inaugural broadcast, and since then The Wizard of Oz has aired on TV countless times.

Today, some of the film’s famous lines, including “There’s no place like home” and “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” are well-known to several generations of moviegoers.

The Wizard of Oz spawned two sequels, Journey Back to Oz (1974), an animated film featuring the voice of Judy Garland’s daughter, Liza Minnelli, and Return to Oz (1985).

A remake with an African American cast, The Wiz, starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, was released in 1978 with music arranged and conducted by Quincy Jones. The Wizard of Oz was one of the first 25 films to be put on the National Film Registry, which is reserved for culturally or historically significant movies.



James Meredith, the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, graduates with a degree in political science. His enrollment in the university a year earlier was met with deadly riots, and he subsequently attended class under heavily armed guard.

Born on June 25, 1933, a former serviceman in the U.S. Air Force, Meredith applied and was accepted to the University of Mississippi in 1962, but his admission was revoked when the registrar learned of his race. A federal court ordered “Ole Miss” to admit him, but when he tried to register on September 20, 1962, he found the entrance to the office blocked by Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett.

On September 28, the governor was found guilty of civil contempt and was ordered to cease his interference with desegregation at the university or face arrest and a fine of $10,000 a day. Two days later, Meredith was escorted onto the Ole Miss campus by U.S. Marshals, setting off riots that resulted in the deaths of two students. He returned the next day and began classes. Meredith, who was a transfer student from all-black Jackson State College, graduated the next year.

In 1966, Meredith returned to the public eye when he began a lone civil rights march in an attempt to encourage voter registration by African Americans in the South. Known as the “March Against Fear,” Meredith intended to walk from Memphis, Tennessee, to Jackson, Mississippi. However, on June 6, just two days into the march, he was sent to a hospital by a sniper’s bullet.

Other civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King, Jr., and Stokely Carmichael, arrived to continue the march on his behalf. It was during the March Against Fear that Carmichael, who was leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, first spoke publicly of “Black Power”–his concept of militant African American nationalism. James Meredith later recovered and rejoined the march he had originated, and on June 26 the marchers successfully reached Jackson, Mississippi.


The next full moon will be:
Saturday * 29th August 2015 * 02:35:12 pm (EDT)
Moon sign: Pisces 06° 06'
 Sturgeon Moon of August.
Moon enters Pisces

Some Native American tribes called this month's Moon the Sturgeon Moon because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. They also called this the Full Green Corn Moon.

Different tribes had different Moon name preferences. Other examples for August are: Wheat Cut Moon (San Ildefonso, and San Juan), or "Moon When All Things Ripen" (Dakotah Sioux) or "Blueberry Moon" (Ojibway).

In other time zones:
WELLINGTON = Sunday * 30th Aug 2015 * 06:35:12 am (NZST)
SYDNEY = Sunday * 30th August 2015 * 04:35:12 am (AEST)
TOKYO = Sunday * 30th August 2015 * 03:35:12 am (JST)
BEIJING = Sunday * 30th August 2015 * 02:35:12 am (CST)
BANGKOK = Sunday * 30th August 2015 * 01:35:12 am (ICT)
DELHI = Sunday * 30th August 2015 * 12:05:12 am (IST)
DUBAI = Saturday * 29th August 2015 * 10:35:12 pm (GST)
MOSCOW = Saturday * 29th August 2015 * 09:35:12 pm (MSK)
BERLIN = Saturday * 29th August 2015 * 08:35:12 pm (CEST)
LAGOS = Saturday * 29th August 2015 * 07:35:12 pm (WAT)
LONDON = Saturday * 29th August 2015 * 07:35:12 pm (BST)
RIO = Saturday * 29th August 2015 * 03:35:12 pm (BRT)
SANTIAGO = Saturday * 29th August 2015 * 03:35:12 pm (CLT)
NEW YORK = Saturday * 29th August 2015 * 02:35:12 pm (EDT)
MEXICO CITY = Saturday * 29th August 2015 * 01:35:12 pm (CDT)
CALGARY = Saturday * 29th August 2015 * 12:35:12 pm (MDT)
LOS ANGELES = Saturday * 29th Aug 2015 * 11:35:12 am (PDT)
ANCHORAGE = Saturday * 29th Aug 2015 * 10:35:12 am (AKDT)
HONOLULU = Saturday * 29th August 2015 * 08:35:12 am (HAST)



ELVIS PRESLEY passed away on this day 1977. Remember The King by watching his first television appearance (and it wasn't The Ed Sullivan Show!) here: http://bit.ly/1IQXiRl




NYC - Much to the excitement of music fans worldwide, Kinks legend Dave Davies will be releasing a new live album titled “Rippin Up New York City: Live at the City Winery” on September 4, 2015 on Red River which is distributed by Sony/RED. The recordings were culled from two exciting live performances by Dave and his band in NYC in November 2014.

Says Dave, “I'm very excited about the live album and the band sounds great. my son Simon did a great job helping me with the production. I look forward to seeing you all on the road this fall.”

In 1964 Dave Davies of the Kinks single-handedly made rock history when he sliced his little green Elpico amp speaker with a razor blade. Little did he know he was creating the 1st heavy metal guitar tone and riff in rock n roll, which he played on his band The Kinks' world wide hit “You Really Got Me”.

Nearly fifty years after influencing generations of guitarists Dave continues to rock and tour. His 2013 return to the U.S. to support the album “I Will Be Me” was a triumph both creatively and spiritually as he found new inspiration for his soon to be follow up album, the highly acclaimed, “Rippin Up Time”.

Released in 2014, Dave embarked on yet another U.S. tour to support it. He was joined by Jonathan Lea on guitar, Tom Currier on bass and keyboards and legendary drummer Dennis Diken of the Smithereens.

The tour swept through venues in Milwaukee, Chicago, New Jersey, NYC and many more. Jim Sclavunos played drums for one gig in Bethlehem, PA. On every date Dave Davies and band played a highly charged set of solo album favorites, Kinks classics and new tracks. At the City Winery NYC on November 24 and 25, 2014 Dave and band put on an amazing concert to an audience of new and longtime Kinks fans, music industry stars and legends.

They delivered two exhilarating nights of performances that rocked and ripped up the city’s nightlife. “Rippin Up New York City: Live at the City Winery” captures the live electricity of turbo charged rockers along with delicate and sensitive versions of acoustic favorites from past and present. A true genius who never fails to deliver, this Dave Davies live recording expresses the power, sensitivity, magnetism and creative expression of a seasoned yet spontaneous rock-n-roll visionary.

1. Intro
2. Rippin' Up Time
3. I’m Not Like Everybody Else
4. I Need You
5. Creepin’ Jean
6. Suzannahs Still Alive
7. See My Friend
8. Strangers
9. Flowers in the Rain
10. Front Room
11. King of Karaoke
12. Death Of A Clown
13. Livin' On A Thin Line
14. Where Have All the Good Times Gone
15. All Day and All of the Night
16. You Really Got Me

Dave Davies tour dates:
Oct 2nd, 2015- The Court of Honor Stage, The Big E, West Springfield, MA. 3pm and 8pm shows. Free with fair admission.
Oct 3rd, 2015 - The Court of Honor Stage, The Big E, West Springfield, MA 3pm and 8pm shows. Free with fair admission.
Oct 4th, 2015 - The Court of Honor Stage, The Big E, West Springfield, MA. 3pm show only. Free with fair admission.
Oct 8th, 2015-The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA
Oct 9th, 2015-Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
Oct 10th, 2015-Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
Oct 11th, 2015-Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
Oct 13th, 2015-Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem, PA
Oct 20th, 2015-The Howard Theatre, Washington D.C.
Oct 22nd, 2015-The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
Oct 23rd, 2015 City Winery NYC
Oct 24th, 2015-Narrows Center, Fall River, MA
Oct 26th, 2015-The Egg, Albany, NY
Oct 27th, 2015-Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
Oct 30th, 2015-Uptown Theatre, Napa, CA
Nov 1st, 2015-Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
Nov 3rd, 2015-The Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA
Dec 18th, 2015-Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK

To purchase Dave Davies “Rippin Up New York City: Live at the City Winery”:


On this day in 2003, a major outage knocked out power across the eastern United States and parts of Canada. Beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET, 21 power plants shut down in just three minutes.

When the black out happened, I was working in Ann Arbor at the Cable Company and my supervisor asked me to go find gas for his car. So I grabbed his BMW keys, drove home, picked up my daughter, then off we went to find a station that was operational.

Finding a station that was functional was impossible in Ann Arbor, so we went west toward Jackson. The black stopped just west of Ann Arbor. Chelsea, Michigan had power but their stations and stores had lines out the door.

We finally found gas in Grass Lake and got the car back by 630p. So basically we had fun during the day. Night time was miserable, it was hot and boring. Gratefully the power came back in the early morning and I had that day off.

The Cable Company where I worked flooded on the south end due to a creek that overflowed. This was a brand new building and it had fish swimming in it and other nasty things. It took months for the restoration. They built a berm in the back to make sure that creek would not cause anymore problems.

Fifty million people were affected, including residents of New York, Cleveland and Detroit, as well as Toronto and Ottawa, Canada. Although power companies were able to resume some service in as little as two hours, power remained off in other places for more than a day.

The outage stopped trains and elevators, and disrupted everything from cellular telephone service to operations at hospitals to traffic at airports. In New York City, it took more than two hours for passengers to be evacuated from stalled subway trains.

Small business owners were affected when they lost expensive refrigerated stock. The loss of use of electric water pumps interrupted water service in many areas. There were even some reports of people being stranded mid-ride on amusement park roller coasters. At the New York Stock Exchange and bond market, though, trading was able to continue thanks to backup generators.  Where were you? Post your storied in the comments.


It was during their collaboration on 1983’s “Say Say Say” that former Beatle Paul McCartney is said to have advised Michael Jackson to invest some of his enormous wealth in music publishing.

This is what I do. I bought the Buddy Holly catalog, a Broadway catalog,” McCartney told the young singer. “Here’s the computer printout of all the songs I own.” Jackson was fascinated." Paul McCartney to Michael Jackson

It was sound financial advice that McCartney may have come to regret giving on this day in 1985, when Michael Jackson purchased the publishing rights to the vast majority of the Beatles’ catalog for $47 million, outbidding McCartney himself.

In 1969, the British company Associated TeleVision completed a messy and contentious takeover of Northern Songs, which in turn led Lennon and McCartney to pull out of their contract for future compositions and to sell off their own shares in the company.

More than 15 years later, in 1985, as ATV prepared to sell its entire publishing catalog, Paul McCartney anticipated purchasing it himself, only to be thwarted by Michael Jackson, who was then at the peak of his financial power.

What happened to the Beatles Catalog after MJ died?  Jackson had sold off some of the catalog for 95 million to Sony to subsidize his legal battles and lifestyle.

The publishing rights to most of the Beatles' biggest hits are owned by one entity, a joint venture between the late Michael Jackson and the music arm of Sony Corp. It's called Sony/ATV, and it also owns the rights to songs written by Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Taylor Swift and many more . SEE LIST

The post-script to this story is that as of 2018, Sir Paul will be able to start recouping his ‘lost’ songs in the United States. Due to the nation’s copyright laws, all songs written before 1978 can be reclaimed by its original author after 56 years, so as of 2018 the songs McCartney wrote in 1962 – including ‘Love me do’ – will be his again, with the rest of the catalog trickling back to him over the next eight years… At which point he’ll be 84.



A clip going viral across the web today depicts Mauricio Hoyos Padilla, one of the Shark Week shark experts, defiantly poking his body out of a shark cage and high-fiving Deep Blue, a massive 20 ft pregnant great white shark spotted off of the coast of Mexico's Guadalupe Island:

Her pregnancy at the time made her appear even larger -- Deep Blue is estimated to be approximately 20 feet in length. She was featured prominently in Shark Week 2014 programming. Check out some more official Shark Week footage of the giant shark:


HUMANS, a bold new eight-part drama series from AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos, is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart.

Written by British writing partnership Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks, Spooks: The Greater Good), HUMANS is based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans.


"A lot of different types of jobs are automated now," says co-writer Sam Vincent. "Everything is automated with a kiosk now and there’s no guy at the counter. There's a real explosion of that happening and we wanted to reflect those social and economic trends...If we had something like the Synths we have on our show, that effect would be magnified a hundredfold, and that was quite interesting. We're really going quite deep into how society would change."

HUMANS, which stars William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Colin Morgan, Rebecca Front, Neil Maskell, and Gemma Chan, will return for a second season.



The season finale of RECTIFY, airing Thu., Aug. 13 at 10/11c, will likely leave you punch-drunk with goose bumps. Prepare yourself by checking out the following...

1. Photos: Behind-the-scenes pics with the cast, plus iconic Season 3 character portraits.

2. Interviews: Q&As with Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, Bruce McKinnon, Sean Bridgers, the supporting cast...

3. Personality Tests: Take the “Which RECTIFY Character Are You?” quiz to see if you’re more like Daniel or Teddy then apply for a job at Thrifty Town to see if you’re similar to Amantha. You can even find out if you’re made for living in Paulie, Georgia.

4. Podcast: Listen to the fictionalized investigatory podcast "The Case Against", written by RECTIFY staff writer, Kate Powers.

5. Interactive Character Guide: Get a snapshot of each character click by click with the interactive Season 3 poster art.

6. Full Episodes: Watch every episode of Season 3 so far online now, with no log-in required for 301 and 302.

7. Short Films: Watch shorts from RECTIFY’s Ray McKinnon, Abigail Spencer, Aden Young, Sean Bridgers and Johnny Ray Gill.

8. Quizzes: Test yourself with quizzes on all of the episodes so far.

9. Superfan Videos: Watch the cast answer fan questions in video interviews

10. Finale Sneak Peek: Check out what’s coming up in the final episode of the season.

RECTIFY Season 3 Finale airs Thu., Aug. 7 at 10/9c on SundanceTV.


The five-year deal allows HBO to widen its programming to include a long-running and prestigious children’s show, while Sesame Workshop needs the cash influx to be able to produce twice as much content each year.

The deal doesn’t mean “Sesame Street” has left PBS wearing cement shoes. The new episodes will be available to PBS after a nine-month delay.

Jeffrey D. Dunn, CEO of Sesame Workshop, said in a statement that the partnership with HBO provides the group with the “critical funding it needs to be able to continue production of ‘Sesame Street’ and secure its nonprofit mission of helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder.”

Previously, PBS provided less than 10 percent of the funding for the show. Licensing revenue like DVD sales used to cover the rest of the cost, but that income has been shrinking with the advent of streaming and on-demand viewing.



On August 28, 2015, Nirvana’s self-titled, double platinum-selling (United States) / 7x platinum-selling (Worldwide) posthumous collection Nirvana (UMe) makes its debut on 45rpm double LP, pressed on 200-gram heavy weight vinyl and packaged in a furnace black gatefold sleeve with liner notes and a digital download card for 96kHz 24-bit HD audio; as well as a 33rpm single LP 150-gram standard weight vinyl edition which will feature a download card for 320kbps MP4 audio.

Nirvana will also be released as a Blu-Ray Pure Audio in high resolution 96kHz 24-bit and is available in three stereo audio formats: PCM, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD stereo.

Originally released in 2002, Nirvana features the rare and previously unreleased studio version of “You Know You’re Right,” the last song the band ever recorded, available exclusively on this compilation. Also among the 14 classics on Nirvana: 1991’s breakthrough “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and fellow Nevermind singles “Come As You Are,” and “In Bloom,”

In Utero singles “Heart-Shaped Box” and “Pennyroyal Tea,” as well as deep cuts including “About A Girl” from first album Bleach, “Been A Son” from the Blew EP, the non-LP single “Sliver,” and live acoustic versions of “All Apologies” and David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World” from the GRAMMY® winning MTV Unplugged In New York.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, Nirvana is one of the most influential rock bands in history. Selling over 43 million albums worldwide and returning unaffected rock ’n’ roll integrity and passion to the top of the charts, Nirvana would prove a singular inspiration to fans and musicians alike over the last two decades–and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come.


01. You Know You’re Right
02. About A Girl
03. Been A Son
04. Sliver
05. Smells Like Teen Spirit
06. Come As You Are
07. Lithium
08. In Bloom
09. Heart-Shaped Box
10. Pennyroyal Tea
11. Rape Me
12. Dumb
13. All Apologies
14. The Man Who Sold The World


 Steve Teachout left and Dan Hyatt on right

Sad to learn tonight that my first guy pal from 2nd grade on up has died. Steve Teachout from Ypsilanti. We went to Begole, Thorne, Jr High and High School together. Then after high school we both worked at Hydramatic in Willow Run. I hated it and quit and he soldiered on to retirement...He was such a fun and loving guy!

Steve was the best dancer (I taught him to dance in 4th grade)...a fabulous baseball player. (he gave me my first glove)..he played short stop I think...he had the most infectious laugh and such a joy for living that few others can boast.. I remember in 2nd grade he was burning the trash in the backyard and caught his t shirt on fire..he rolled in the snow and put the fire out..our teacher made him demo his fire routine for every classroom at school...he was a shiny sparkly generous soul and I miss him always...

the photos are of Steve in I love you man shirt and U of M jacket with Dan Hyatt (who is just fine!) I will post better pics when I find some later today....thanks Carla Sanzi Leonard for letting me know...RIP Teach I loved you so much..xK

Teachout, Steven L.
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Leave a message online for Steve HERE

Age 59, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015. He was born January 23, 1956 in Ypsilanti, the son of Seth L. and Nancy K. (Cullin) Teachout. He was a 1974 graduate of Ypsilanti High School. He retired from General Motors, Hydra-Matic plant after 30 years of employment. Steve enjoyed golf and fishing. Survivors include: his parents; one brother Todd (Josie); two sisters, Tobi Kleine and Tina (Paul) Nickols; nephew Christian; and niece Isabella. Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

I loved him all my life and will never forget him. He was just the sweetest guy..and my oldest friend. My deepest condolences to the Teachout family and all of his many friends..xox Kim


The Curtain Dress, designed by Walter Plunkett, was a symbol of Scarlett's will to survive, was worn in three scenes: the jail scene in which Scarlett asks Rhett for financial assistance, the scene in which Scarlett walks through the Atlanta streets with Mammy, and the scene in which Scarlett meets Frank Kennedy.

The color of the dress presented Plunkett with several challenges. It had to suit the color of Vivien Leigh's eyes, and it had to conform to Technicolor specifications. Furthermore, the dress had to look as though it were made from the draperies at Tara.

It is believed that Plunkett deliberately treated or exposed the fabric to sunlight to achieve a faded appearance. However, the fading is not apparent onscreen through the vibrant green of the Technicolor process, and the fading and discoloration present on the fabric today is likely not what Plunkett may have attempted in 1939.

Also known as the Drapery Dress and the Portieres dress, the curtain dress is comprised of two separate garments. The green velvet skirt parts in the front to reveal a chartreuse velvet underskirt and is attached to sleeveless cotton under bodice.

The separate green velvet bodice has long fitted sleeves and a capelet on the left shoulder. The final piece in the ensemble is the distinctive drapery cord belt with two tassels at each end.

1. Margaret Mitchell was inspired by her great-grandmother's curtains. Eleanor Fitzgerald, her great-grandmother, had elaborate velvet curtains hanging in her home. Indeed, the Fitzgerald plantation was the primary inspiration for Tara.

After the fields and farmlands were destroyed in the war, according to the family story heard often by young Margaret, Eleanor's heavy velvet drapes still hung, a remnant of the genteel dignity of the house through the darkest times.

2. The dress was designed to look faded, but it didn't show in Technicolor.

Plunkett knew that real curtains would be irregularly bleached from constant exposure to the sun, and tried to recreate that look. But the heavy color saturation of Technicolor film meant that effect didn't come across in the movie.

3. The total cost of the outfit was $485.

According to the book The Art of Gone With The Wind by Judy Cameron, that price tag includes $400 for the dress and $85 for the two cock-feather hats that were necessary for the production. That would be roughly $8,300 in 2014 dollars.

If Scarlett had had that kind of money lying around, she could have paid off that tax bill without asking for Rhett's help.

4. The original dress was so damaged, restorers weren't sure they would ever be able to exhibit it again.

“There are extensive alterations and it's not clear when or why they were done,” said conservator Cara Varnell in 2010, adding that to restore the faded green color would only damage the dress further.

It was only after the University of Texas raised $30,000 to restore it and other GWTW dresses that the Curtain Dress was finally deemed sturdy enough to display.

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