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2019 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony: 7 Best Moments

On Sunday, Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens and record executive Jerry Bradley were welcomed as the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at the 2019 Medallion Ceremony, held in the museum’s Cma Theater. Reba McEntire was on hand to induct her Las Vegas co-headliners Brooks & Dunn with the Hall’s Modern Era honor. Ricky Skaggs and the McCrary Sisters sang in honor of musician/country comedian Stevens, who received the Hall’s Veteran Era honor. And Bradley, the record executive who signed Alabama and paved the
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Dolly Parton's America: how the country star inspired a hit podcast

Three years ago, Jad Abumrad knew next to nothing about the music legend. Now he hosts a podcast about her life and role as a ‘unifier’ in a divided Us

‘Let’s just call it what it is – weird. It’s weird to be a man asking Dolly Parton if she considers herself a feminist.” But Jad Abumrad, Us radio host and creator of the long-running series Radiolab, asks her anyway. You can hear her reply in the first episode of his new podcast, Dolly Parton’s America, a nine-part exploration of the musician’s life and influence on pop culture, and society more generally.

Growing up in Nashville, Abumrad says, Parton was a figure of huge importance in that world, but he never had much to do with her creative output – the films or music. Like many, he knew of her simply as a platinum-haired, rhinestone-studded country diva. In
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Hear Norah Jones’ Puss N Boots Cover Tom Petty’s ‘Angel Dream’

Hear Norah Jones’ Puss N Boots Cover Tom Petty’s ‘Angel Dream’
In honor of Tom Petty’s birthday on October 20th, Norah Jones’ alternative-country band Puss N Boots have released a cover of the late rocker’s “Angel Dream.” The song originally appeared in two forms on Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 1996 soundtrack for She’s the One.

Leaning slightly toward Petty’s “No. 4” version of “Angel Dream,” Puss N Boots offer up a rendition that’s built around ascending-and-descending acoustic guitar parts, backed by acoustic bass and brushed drums. Jones takes lead vocal duties, with bandmates Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper
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TV News Roundup: Netflix Releases ‘American Son’ Trailer

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In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix released the trailer for “American Son” starring Kerry Washington and first looks at Dolly Parton’s new anthology series, “Heartstrings.”

First Looks

Netflix has released the trailer for “American Son,” which premieres Nov. 1 on the streaming service. Directed by Tony award-winner Kenny Leon, the film is based on the Christopher Demos-Brown play of the same name. Kendra Ellis-Connor (played by Emmy-nominated Kerry Washington) struggles to put the pieces together to find her missing teenage son. Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan and Eugene Lee also reprise their roles from the stage.

Netflix has released the Season 3 trailer of “Atypical,” in which Sam (Keir Gilchrist), a teenager on the autism spectrum, embarks upon his first year in college. Created by Robia Rashid, the season also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Michael Rapaport, Amy Okuda, Sara Gilbert and Eric McCormack. It will launch Nov. 1.

Netflix has
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Theatre Review: ‘9 To 5 – The Musical’ (Tour)

A fun humorous tale of women who are aspiring for workplace equality which unfortunately has not yet been achieved.

Photo: Craig Sugden

9 to 5 is a homage to Dolly Parton who wrote the music and lyrics to the show and starred in the original film. Dolly’s presence is felt throughout as she introduces the characters and wraps it all up at the end. The show is set in the 1980s and is definitely of this period, not only in the attitudes but also the design of the set and costumes.

The story revolves around three women who work in an office and whose battle for respect and workplace rights is a routine occurrence and nothing out of the ordinary. Georgina Castle, who has the flair and voice to imbue the character of Doralee Rhodes with an authentic Dolly feel is very impressive. Laura Tyrer who portrays Violet Newstand, a woman
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What a New Dolly Parton Podcast Has to Say About Life in the United States

On Tuesday, Wnyc Studios and Radiolab‘s Jad Abumrad launched the first episode of Dolly Parton’s America, a new podcast examining the life, art, and cultural influence of one of country music’s most beloved figures. Beginning with a look into the East Tennessee native’s music, or “Sad Ass Songs,” as this episode is titled, the nine-part weekly series delves into what the “Jolene” singer’s life says about America.

Abumrad, who was raised in Nashville, grew up with an awareness of Parton but listened to what he calls “an amalgam of opera,
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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter: 2020 Habitat for Humanity Work Project to Take Place in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic will become the 15th country to host Habitat For Humanity's Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, the former U.S. president announced today.

Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passing a ceremonial trowel to Cesarina Fabian and Celso Marranzini

The announcement of the November 2020 build came at the conclusion of the 36th Carter Work Project in Nashville.

Since beginning their work with Habitat for Humanity in 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have helped to build, renovate and repair 4,390 homes in 14 countries alongside more than 104,000 volunteers through their annual work project. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has served more than 22 million people around the world.

“We are honored to host the 2020 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in the Dominican Republic,” said Cesarina Fabián, national director of Habitat for Humanity Dominican Republic. “President and Mrs. Carter are shining examples of service. We are so grateful to their commitment
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‘Queen & Slim’ Director Melina Matsoukas Dedicates Elle Award to Black Women Killed by Police

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‘Queen & Slim’ Director Melina Matsoukas Dedicates Elle Award to Black Women Killed by Police
Elle continued its tradition on Monday night of honoring some of Hollywood’s most creative, inspiring and powerful women at the magazine’s annual Women in Hollywood dinner.

Hosted by Issa Rae, the evening at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills started with Reese Witherspoon getting teary-eyed while presenting the first award to her “A Wrinkle in Time” co-star Mindy Kaling. “We take our sense of injustice, of not belonging, and use it as fuel,” Kaling said. “In the immortal words of the prophet Rihanna, we ‘work, work, work, work.’ And we make our own opportunities and we make opportunities for others. We don’t wait for others to decide if we are good enough. If I was still waiting for others to decide if I was good enough, I would be teaching an improv class in North Hollywood. We are good enough right now.”

“There may be gatekeepers, but guess what,
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NBC Buys ‘The Translator’s Daughter’ CIA Drama From Hazy Mills & ‘Grimm’ Writers

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NBC Buys ‘The Translator’s Daughter’ CIA Drama From Hazy Mills & ‘Grimm’ Writers
Former Grimm executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills have reteamed with that series’ former writers Thomas Ian Griffith and Mary Page Keller for a new drama project, which has been set up at NBC.

Penned by husband-and-wife duo of Griffith and Keller, The Translator’s Daughter is a thriller about an American college student who, while interning for the CIA, finds herself torn among the loyalty to her country, the female crime boss protecting her and the young New York detective with whom she’s fallen in love.

Hayes and Milliner executive produce via their Universal TV-based Hazy Mills banner, Griffith and Keller also executive produce. Universal TV is the studio.

Hayes and Milliner first developed with Griffith and Keller during the 2017-18 season when their family dance-school drama The Dunnings also sold to NBC.

Grimm was the first TV series writing job for Griffith, who
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Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’ to Be Dissected in New Documentary

Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’ to Be Dissected in New Documentary
In 1980, Dolly Parton’s big-screen debut in 9 to 5 went on to become the highest-grossing comedy film of the year, also earning Parton an Oscar nomination and a pair of Grammy awards for the now-classic theme song. Co-starring Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda as co-workers who decide to hold their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” of a boss (Dabney Coleman) hostage and transform their oppressive workplace into one of equality, the hilarious, over-the-top hijinks couldn’t disguise the film’s more resonant message, which has only strengthened in the current
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Dolly Parton: 5 Great Opry Performances

Dolly Parton: 5 Great Opry Performances
By the time Dolly Parton had entered her teens, the young girl from the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee had accomplished something that most adults who love to sing country music could only dare dream: she had performed on the Grand Ole Opry.

Parton, who this week celebrates her 50th anniversary as a member of the Opry cast with an all-star salute, was officially inducted as an Opry member in January 1969, by which time she was a nationally recognized TV star alongside Porter Wagoner. But in 1959, the 13-year-old, then unknown outside of Knoxville,
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TV News Roundup: NBC Announces Dolly Parton Concert Special

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In today’s TV news roundup, NBC announces a concert special commemorating Dolly Parton’s 50th anniversary with the Grand Ole Opry, and Netflix reveals the premiere date of and first look at “Prank Encounters.”

Casting

Fivel Stewart, Anthony Keyvan, Karin Konoval, Yaani King Mondschein, Sean Blakemore, Jennifer Spence, Megan Charpentier and Millicent Simmonds have been cast in Freeform’s new series, “Close Up.” The drama’s hails from executive producers Pete Nowalk and Mary Rohlich.

Colin Woodell (“The Originals”) has been cast as a series regular in HBO Max’s forthcoming “The Flight Attendant.” He will play Buckley, who is described as “an out of work actor and whiskey connoisseur,” in the black comedy thriller that also stars Kaley Cuoco and Michiel Huisman.

Dates

Netflix announced “Prank Encounters” will premiere Oct. 25. Hosted by Gaten Matarazzo (“Stranger Things”), the series is a hidden-camera prank show that combines with of hilarity and terror.
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TVLine Items: Big Supernatural Returns, Life Unexpected Reunion and More

TVLine Items: Big Supernatural Returns, Life Unexpected Reunion and More
Simply can’t wait for tonight’s Supernatural premiere? You’re in luck, because the show’s production team has released a new trailer for the fifteenth and final season, and it includes some familiar faces and voices!

Featured in the tantalizing new footage: a double dose of returning guest star Jake Abel, a first look at Christian Kane as a hunter pal of Dean’s, Sam delivering what looks like a menacing Lucifer smirk, and an alt version of Dean?!

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‘The Masked Singer’: Which eliminated performer most deserves a second chance? [Poll]

‘The Masked Singer’: Which eliminated performer most deserves a second chance? [Poll]
The Masked Singer” delivered another elimination this week with the Eagle, who was later revealed to be Dr. Drew Pinsky, being sent home. This brings the total number of ousted performers to four. Pinsky joins Johnny Weir (Egg), Ninja (Ice Cream) and Laila Ali (Panda) who have all gotten the axe in Season 2. So we want to know, of those who didn’t make it, which one do You think most deserves a second chance? Vote in our poll below.

This week Pinsky tried to wow the crowd off the bat by singing “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” by Meat Loaf but they preferred the Flower who belted Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5.” He tried to save himself from being taken down with his rendering of Nancy Sinatra‘s “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” but still managed to lose out to
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Dolly Parton’s Grand Ole Opry Anniversary Concert to Air on NBC

Dolly Parton’s Grand Ole Opry Anniversary Concert to Air on NBC
Dolly Parton became a member of the Grand Ole Opry on January 4th, 1969. Fifty years later, she’ll celebrate that golden anniversary on October 12th with an all-star concert on the Opry stage in Nashville. The show has long been sold out, but fans of Dolly can now catch the concert when it airs on NBC during Thanksgiving week.

Titled Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry, the TV special premieres Tuesday, November 26th, and features highlights from this weekend’s Opry tribute. Emmylou Harris, Toby Keith, and Hank Williams Jr.
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The Masked Singer Recap: What Does the Fox Sing? Plus — An Unmasking Ruffles Jenny's Feathers!

The Masked Singer Recap: What Does the Fox Sing? Plus — An Unmasking Ruffles Jenny's Feathers!
If you use the term “celebrity” as loosely as The Masked Singer seems to, there are roughly three zillion people who could be underneath the Season 2 competitors’ masks. And yet I already find myself doubling a couple of my guesses about the players’ identities, even though we’re only three episodes into this go-around.

As you move through this week’s recap, you’ll see what I mean. In my defense, the judges’ panel — Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Robin Thicke and Ken Jeong — threw out some truly terrible ideas during the hour. (Guys, guys… it’s Not Jamie Foxx!
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Dolly Parton Reveals The A-List Actresses She’d Like To See Play Her In A Movie

Dolly Parton is spilling the beans on who she would like to see portray her, should a biopic about her fascinating life and stellar career ever get made. The country music legend was interviewed for Elle‘s new Women in Hollywood issue, where she opened up about the possible project and which big-name actresses could potentially fill her cowboy boots.
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‘The Masked Singer’ episode 4 recap: Was Eagle, Flower, Fox or Penguin eliminated from Group D? [Updating Live Blog]

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‘The Masked Singer’ episode 4 recap: Was Eagle, Flower, Fox or Penguin eliminated from Group D? [Updating Live Blog]
If you think you’ve already met all of “The Masked Singer” contestants for Season 2, you’re sadly mistaken. Wednesday’s fourth hour introduced America to the last group of costumed characters: Eagle, Flower, Fox and Penguin. These four singers faced off in two separate match-ups, with the winner of each pairing determined by the votes of the in-studio audience and judges Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke. The two lowest vote-getters then duked it out in the Smackdown, with one surviving to another day and the other being unmasked in front of America. So how’d it all play out?

See‘The Masked Singer’ preview photos: 4 final costumed celebrities to appear on October 9 episode

Below, check out our minute-by-minute “The Masked Singer” recap of Season 2, Episode 4, titled “Return of the Masks: Group D,” to find out what happened Wednesday, October 9 at 8/7c. Then be sure to
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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Talks Touring With AC/DC: ‘We Were in Heaven’

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich recalls studying at the altar of AC/DC during an interview with Brian Johnson from an upcoming episode of the singer’s TV show, Brian Johnson’s A Life on the Road, airing October 13th on Axs TV.

AC/DC tapped Metallica to open for them on their 1991 Monsters of Rock tour, and in the clip, Johnson remembers the unique swing Ulrich’s drumming brought to their thrash metal sound. Ulrich, in turn, noted that the band’s roots were in bands like AC/DC, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
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Steven Van Zandt To Be Honored at Rock And Roll Forever Foundation Gala

Steven Van Zandt, a multi-platinum artist, producer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and founder of the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, will be honored for his longstanding commitment to supporting arts education, teachers, and students everywhere at the First Annual Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Gala on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.

Steven Van Zandt is a multi-platinum artist, producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. A founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, he is also an original cast member of HBO’s The Sopranos and starred in the original Netflix series Lilyhammer. Since 2002, Van Zandt has hosted “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” an internationally syndicated radio show. In addition to his musical career, Van Zandt spent the 1980’s immersed in international politics as a fierce advocate of human rights. He has been twice honored by the United Nations for his human rights achievements and received the
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