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  • 2010 Year End -- Jazz

     
    Although in recent years jazz could seem mired in defensive talk about the music's health or its makeup, 2010 felt different somehow. Whether it was the often sumptuous, jazz-drunk taste of New Orleans offered by David Simon & Co. in......
  • American Idol: Contestants attempt to conjure the spirit and magic of New Orleans' music

     
    Pop & Hiss lends an ear to the tunes that play out on "American Idol" this season. Anyone with a keen ear to music knows it doesn’t take much to become enthralled by the breadth of musicianship that pours through......
  • Hey, MTV: Thanks for dissing Baltimore on 'Skins'

     
    In just two weeks, MTV's teens series "Skins" has become one of TV's most compelling dramas.Unfortunately for the producers and MTV executives, that's only the case off-screen, where "Skins" is playing like a car wreck impossible to look away from.Fearful...
  • Chicago's loss could be L.A.'s gain

     
    Now that the International Olympic Committee has snubbed Chicago and chose Rio de Janeiro to play host to the 2016 Summer Games, will the U.S. Olympic Committee try again to bring the Olympics to this country? How about to this......
  • One lucky writer will get a free trip to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

     
    The Tennessee Williams/ New Orleans Literary Festival is running a short story contest for writers who have not yet published a book of fiction, and the reward is bigger than usual. The winner will get domestic airfare, accommodations and admission......
  • Emmy predix for best drama series: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Damages,' 'Dexter,' 'Mad Men' and ...?

     
    Last year, the Emmys expanded the list of nominees for best comedy and drama series to six or seven contenders. Six were planned, but one more could be accommodated if the seventh-ranked contender was extremely close in the vote tally. Thus both...
  • Will HBO's 'Treme' be a tremendous hit with Emmy voters?

     
    The next hot TV series from Emmy titan HBO is "Treme," which debuts at a very Emmy-friendly time: April 11 (or about six weeks before the end of the Emmy eligibility period). It's about the rebuilding of New Orleans after Katrina with special focus on the...
  • TV legacies: Peter Graves, Fess Parker, Robert Culp and writer David Mills

     
    How many classic songs were lost when George Gershwin died? How many scintillating comedies never happened after Carole Lombard was killed in a plane crash? We lose a lot of culture when gifted artists die young. And it happened again this week whe...
  • "Treme" creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer talk about the late David Mills

     
    At a press lunch today for HBO's upcoming series "Treme," executive producers David Simon and Eric Overmyer paid eloquent tribute to their colleague and friend, writer David Mills. A veteran writer for previous Simon series such as "The Wire," "The......
  • Steve Carell to visit ‘The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’

     
    It's going to seem like old times. Steve Carell returns to “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” to promote the new movie “Date Night” next week. You can catch the “Office” star on Wednesday's “Daily Show.̶...
  • HBO on fence if it wants to make it in America again

     
    HBO hasn't decided if "How to Make It in America" will make it to a second season. The show, which wrapped up its eight-episode run Sunday night, follows a group of 20-something New Yorkers trying to make it their mark......
  • Monday's TV talk shows: She & Him perform on 'Kimmel'

     
    The Early Show Tiger Woods. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Tori Spelling. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis......