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Michelle Dignan to host BBC Radio Manchester Breakfast

BBC Radio 5 Live travel presenter Michelle Dignan is joining BBC Radio Manchester to presenter the breakfast show. Michelle, who has also worked for Bauer at various stations around the north of England, replaces Becky Want next month. In addition to doing voice-overs for the last 15 years, Michelle has co-hosted breakfast at Key 103 in Manchester, Rock FM in Lancashire and Hallam FM in Sheffield. She has also presented weekend breakfast at Heat Radio and The Hits. Michelle tells RadioToday: ...
Tags: England, People, Radio, Greater Manchester, Sheffield, Lancashire, Michelle, Bauer, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Manchester, Hallam, Wythenshawe, Michelle Dignan, Heat Radio, Kate Squire, Becky Want

Pathbreaking TV Writer Irma Kalish Dead At 96

Most female scriptwriters in the 1950s and ’60s had to churn out proto-Hallmark-Channel movies, but Kalish thrived in comedy. Her biggest mark was in Norman Lear’s sitcoms All in the Family and its spinoff Maude; she co-produced the Maude spinoff Good Times. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Norman Lear, People, Maude, Kalish, Irma Kalish

Former Wireless and Global exec Paul Smith joins AdTonos

AdTonos has appointed Paul Smith as Senior VP of Sales to support the global growth of sales, with a primary focus on the UK. Paul has worked at Wireless Group and Global, gaining over 12 years of experience in the radio industry managing multiple commercial teams across the UK. He spent much of his career with Global becoming the youngest Commercial Director at the time, before joining the senior leadership team at Wireless before it was sold to Bauer. AdTonos works with online audio publis...
Tags: UK, London, Global, Sales & Marketing, People, Radio, Wireless, PAUL, Bauer, Paul Smith, Wireless Group, AdTonos

The Unlikely Rise Of The UK’s New Culture Minister

Many in entertainment have been scathing of a politician who once claimed “left-wing snowflakes” were “killing comedy, tearing down historic statues, removing books from universities, dumbing down panto, removing Christ from Christmas and suppressing free speech”. – BBC
Tags: Art, UK, People, Christ

Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott broadcast from the Lake District

Magic breakfast presenters Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott broadcast live from the Lakes last week taking part in challenges to raise money for charity. To support its new brand message ‘wake you up in a good place’, Bensons for Beds and Magic Radio hosted the one-off Breakfast show live from the Lake District at the Lingholm Estate on Tuesday 14th September. As part of the fundraising show, Ronan and Harriet took part in a multitude of challenges, from climbing mountains to zip wires (with ...
Tags: UK, People, Radio, Magic, Lake District, Cumbria, Keswick, Harriet, Bauer, Ronan, Ronan Keating, Eloise, Magic Radio, Bensons, Harriet Scott, Magic Breakfast

Bennie Pete, Whose Brass Band Kept New Orleans Dancing After Katrina, Has Died At 45

Pete, born in the Upper Ninth Ward, “started playing the tuba at 10 and joined a marching band in middle school. At 18, he helped bring together two brass bands, the Looney Tunes and the High Steppers, into the Hot 8.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Pete, Upper Ninth Ward, 09.18.21, Bennie Pete Whose Brass Band Kept New Orleans

Jane Powell, Hollywood Musical Star, 92

Her parents pushed her into showbiz when she was only 2 years old, and eventually she became a star opposite Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding and Howard Keel in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Fred Astaire, 09.16.21, Jane Powell Hollywood Musical Star

Adalberto Alvarez, 72, Bandleader Who Revitalized Cuban Dance Music

Álvarez “was known as ‘El Caballero del Son’ (the ‘Gentleman of Son’) because of his passion for the genre and the infectious enthusiasm with which he repopularized it. Son is at the root of salsa, among other Latin dance genres, and is considered the bedrock of the Cuban sound.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Alvarez, 09.18.21, Adalberto Alvarez, El Caballero del Son the Gentleman of Son

Olivia Jones to host afternoons on Hits Radio Pride

Olivia Jones will be extending her presenting duties on Hits Radio Pride by hosting weekday afternoons. Olivia currently hosts Sunday afternoons on the Bauer LGBTQ+ radio station, and also co-presents Rock FM Breakfast. She takes over from Paris Munro, who has been hosting weekday afternoons on Hits Radio Pride for the past six months. Paul Gerrard, Programme Director, Hits Radio, said: “We’re so excited to have Olivia hosting afternoons on Hits Radio Pride. She’s smart, sharp, funny, loves h...
Tags: People, Radio, Paris, Jones, Olivia, Bauer, Munro, Olivia Jones, Hits Radio Pride, Bauer LGBTQ, Paul Gerrard Programme Director Hits Radio

Jane Powell, Wholesome Star Of Classic Movie Musicals, Dead At 91

“An actress and singer who first appeared in movies as a teenager, (she) became a sunny stalwart of Hollywood musicals in the 1940s and 1950s, most notably opposite Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding and Howard Keel in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Hollywood, People, Fred Astaire, Jane Powell

Former pirate radio presenter Eddie Austin dies

Former radio presenter and founder Eddie Austin has died at Buckland Hospital in Dover. He passed away from COVID-19 and various other related health issues in the early morning of 16th September 2021. Eddie was a mobile discotheque DJ with his, “Tiger Disco” from the 1960s onwards around the Dover area. When he worked at AVO Meters in Dover he met Robin Adcroft (Robin Banks) and became friends with Steve England who was doing mobile discotheques in the nearby Deal area. Together, the three o...
Tags: People, Radio, Malaysia, Eddie, Radio Caroline, Dover, Steve, Robin, Buckland Hospital, Steve England, COVID, Eddie Austin, AVO Meters, Robin Adcroft Robin Banks, Channel Radio, Radio Atlantis

Playwright Jean-Claude van Itallie Dead At 85

“[He] was a mainstay of the experimental theater world, … especially known for America Hurrah, a form-bending trio of one-acts that opened in 1966 in the East Village and ran for more than 630 performances.” (In Alabama, authorities shut it down after two.) – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Alabama, People, East Village, Jean Claude van Itallie, America Hurrah

Soprano Carmen Balthrop Dead At 73

Part of the third generation of Black opera singers to become international stars, she performed throughout Europe and the US, achieving wide fame in the title role of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha. Her second career was as a beloved voice teacher at the University of Maryland. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Europe, US, People, Scott Joplin, Carmen Balthrop

Roman Kemp pays tribute to Joe Lyons at TRIC Awards

Capital Breakfast presenter Roman Kemp has picked up a TRIC Award and dedicated it to his friend and former producer Joe Lyons. Roman won Best Radio Programme and was also awarded Best Radio Personality for the third year in a row, which is voted for by the public, beating shortlisted Tony Blackburn and Zoe Ball. The breakfast team, including Sian Welby and Sonny Jay, talked about the event on-air this morning, saying thank you to listening for the votes. At the event in London on Wednesday ...
Tags: London, Awards, Global, People, Radio, Ronaldo, Capital, David Tennant, Joe, Sonny, Roman, Zoe Ball, Tony Blackburn, Roman Kemp, Joe Lyons, Sian Welby

Why Short, Soft-Spoken, Fey Truman Capote Was So Popular With The Strong And Powerful

“In the beginning, they’d look down on him. But everybody who took the time to speak with him was captivated by his intellect; it was his stardust. … These super-masculine men were first intrigued by his intellect, then they were impressed by the force of his personality.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, People

Japan’s ‘Nobel For The Arts” To James Turrell, Yo-Yo Ma, Sebastião Salgado, Glenn Murcutt

The Praemium Imperiale, including ¥15 million ($136,000) for each recipient, is awarded for painting (Salgado, a photographer), sculpture (Turrell, a light artist), music (Ma, a cellist), architecture (Murcutt), and theater/film (no prize awarded this year). – Deutsche Welle
Tags: Art, Japan, People, Turrell, Salgado, Murcutt

Nietzsche’s (Surprisingly Sound) Advice on Choosing a Spouse

Plenty of advice on what makes for a good, happy marriage has been thrown around for centuries.  Ironically enough, it was a lifelong bachelor, who possessed rather ambivalent feelings on the institution, who offered some of the very best insights on this front.  Friedrich Nietzsche never walked down the aisle himself, though he proposed marriage multiple times, to the same woman, who rejected each of his overtures. Perhaps, as may have been the case with Thoreau as well, this experience o...
Tags: Family, Marriage, Life, People, Friedrich Nietzsche, Nietzsche, Thoreau, Aristotle Nietzsche

Remembering Producer Liz McCann

Linda Winer: “She thrived on the gamble, what she relished as the “craziness” of her unlikely life and this “business of strange accidents.” – American Theatre
Tags: Art, People, Linda Winer, Liz McCann

George Wein, Who Invented The Outdoor Popular Music Festival As We Know It, Dead At 95

His Newport Jazz Festival, founded in 1954 and packed with major stars from the beginning, was the template for everything from Woodstock to Lollapalooza to Coachella. Wein himself started dozens of other events, including the Newport Folk Festival and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, People, Woodstock, George Wein, Coachella Wein

LBC appoints Scotland Political Editor for Global’s Newsroom

LBC has appointed The Scotsman Deputy Political Editor and Columnist Gina Davidson in the brand-new role of Scotland Political Editor. Gina will deliver the latest political stories, news and analysis to LBC’s audiences, from Holyrood and across Scotland. The new appointment is part of the station’s commitment to strengthening its nationwide political coverage on all platforms, throughout the UK. Her previous experience includes working at the Edinburgh Evening News, Press Association and a ...
Tags: UK, Scotland, Global, People, Radio, Holyrood, LBC, Gina, Tom Cheal, Gina Davidson, Global 's Newsroom, Edinburgh Evening News Press Association

Michel Laclotte, Champion Of The Musee D’Orsay And The New Louvre, 91

Though debate was hot about the M d’O, as it’s now marketed in Paris, that “was a tepid academic tiff compared with the one that erupted when plans for a multiphase renovation and expansion of the Louvre, called the Grand Louvre, were unveiled in the early 1980s.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Paris, Louvre, Musee D'Orsay, 09.10.21, Michel Laclotte

Lashana Lynch And The Case Of The Long-Delayed Bond Movie

The actor still won’t talk about her potential future in the franchise. Lynch: Bond “could be a man or woman. They could be white, black, Asian, mixed race. They could be young or old. … Even if a two-year-old was playing Bond, everyone would flock to the cinema to see.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, People, Bond, 09.12.21

Nino Castelnuovo, Star Of The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, 84

“If he achieved international notice with Umbrellas, he did not truly attain fame in Italy until 1967, for his role as Renzo in a television series based on Alessandro Manzoni’s 1827 literary epic, The Betrothed.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Italy, Cherbourg, Alessandro Manzoni, Renzo, Nino Castelnuovo, 09.12.21

Nickolas Davatzes, A Force Behind The A&E And History Channels, 79

Davatzes’ analysis and plans changed cable. He said, “By network standards, … our viewership will always be limited. But that is the function of cable — to present enough alternatives so that individuals can be their own programmer.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Nickolas Davatzes, Davatzes, 09.11.21

Sheila Bromberg, Harpist For British Symphonies And Oh Yes, The Beatles, 92

Bromberg was a busy harpist and mom when her “agent called on March 17, 1967, to offer her a three-hour stint that night as a session musician at the EMI recording studio on Abbey Road in London. The pay was 9 pounds — about $17.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, London, People, EMI, Abbey Road, Bromberg, Sheila Bromberg, 09.10.21

How a Man Handles a Miscarriage

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Sunday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in February 2013. Expect a rollercoaster ride. That’s all I can say. Climb into the car near the front of the rows, buckle your seatbelt, then grip the chrome handle in front of you. Clack. Clack. Clack. The car is nearing the top of the first high hill now. Get ready to raise y...
Tags: Family, Featured, Life, People, Las Vegas, Mary, Macy, Zachary, Nikki, Addy, Elisabeth Kübler Ross, Marcus Brotherton, Gary Beikirch, Clack Clack Clack

Soprano Teresa Zylis-Gara, Stalwart Of The Met In The 1970s, 91

Zylis-Gara “displayed a plush voice, impressive versatility and beguiling stage presence during a three-decade international career.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Soprano Teresa Żylis Gara, 09.11.21, Zylis Gara

Presenter Mark Franklin moves to Greatest Hits Radio

Former Sam FM Bristol presenter Mark Franklin is joining Greatest Hits Radio South Wales to host a new weekend show. He’ll take over the Sunday breakfast show from 6am till 10am, which has most recently been hosted by Steve Wiggins. Mark has worked for most commercial radio stations in and around south Wales over the last 30 years, having started on BBC Wiltshire when he was 14 years old. He also presented Top of the Pops in the early 90s. Most recently Mark was a host at Sam FM in Bristol wh...
Tags: Wales, People, Radio, Bristol, South Wales, Sam, Mark, Steve Barnes, Sam Fm, Bbc Wiltshire, Mark Franklin, Greatest Hits Radio, Steve Wiggins Mark

Pioneering Theatre Critic Andy Propst, 56

Propst is best known as the founder of, an early online home for America’s not-for-profit theaters, and the first serious attempt to provide a comprehensive listing of theaters and theatrical events on the Internet. – TheatreMania
Tags: Art, America, People, Propst, Andy Propst

The Sad, Confused Final Days Of Robert Indiana

Whether Indiana was the subject of fraud and abuse—and how much he knew about it all, if that was the case—is something we’ll likely never fully understand. – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Indiana, People, Robert Indiana