Manic Comedy Star Robin Williams Dies at 63

Posted by Associated Press on August 12, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide.

It was no secret that the Oscar-winning actor had suffered for years from …

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Another Brian Williams Rap from Fallon Goes Viral

Posted by Steve Herman on June 17, 2014

The latest installment staring NBC’s NIghtly News Anchor Brian Williams hit The Tonight Shows airwaves Monday, this time to “Baby Got Back” by Sir MIx-a-Lot:

The production team takes years of footage to piece together a single song, word-by-word. If you’ve missed the other ones, you can see them all here:

“All The Way” Wins Tony Award For Best Play

Posted by Associated Press on June 9, 2014
Bryan Cranston portraying President Lyndon B. Johnson

Bryan Cranston portraying President Lyndon B. Johnson

NEW YORK — Robert Schenkkan’s “All The Way” has won the Tony Award for best play.

Starring Bryan Cranston, the play focuses on President Lyndon B. Johnson’s first year in office and explores both his fight for re-election and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Schenkkan, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 …

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Ballerina Says Goodbye to Dance

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on March 28, 2014

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KC Cowan contributed to this story

PORTLAND — After 18 years at Oregon Ballet Theatre, Principal Dancer Alison Roper is hanging up her toe shoes. She has dazzled audiences for nearly two decades, but she’s 40 now, and for a dancer, that’s old. She says she has suffered from some chronic injuries that are just getting …

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Did Your TV Show Deserve To Die?

Posted by Steve Leader on March 19, 2014
TV Set

What happened?  You were hooked on a tv show .  Now it’s gone.  Where’s the justice?  You might get some by making your opinion known in a poll.

Kristi Turnquist of the Oregonian, our tv and pop culture expert, wants to hear from you.

Vote here.  

Photos courtesy: Associated Press, The Oregonian