New this week: Harry Styles, 'Angelyne' and 'The Valet'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Harry Styles' third solo album, a reboot of “Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers” that has attracted some top “Saturday Night Live” alums, and Emmy Rossum stars in a series about media personality Angelyne.
'Return of Jedi,' 'Selena' added to National Film Registry
This year’s inductees into the National Film Registry include an epic Star Wars and Lord of the Ring films, projects starring Jennifer Lopez and the late Cicely Tyson along with films that took on racially motivated violence against people of color.
Recording Registry adds albums by Janet Jackson, Nas
Jacksons socially conscious album Rhythm Nation 1814, Armstrongs jazzy When the Saints Go Marching In and Nas debut release Illmatic are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Janet Jackson’s socially conscious album “Rhythm Nation 1814,” Louis Armstrong’s jazzy “When the Saints Go Marching In” and Nas’ debut release “Illmatic” are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that Labelle’s song “Lady Marmalade” and Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” are some of the titles tapped for preservation this year. “The National Recording Registry will preserve our history through these vibrant recordings of music and voices that have reflected our humanity and shaped our culture from the past 143 years,” Hayden said in a statement. The library selects titles for preservation because of their cultural and historic importance to the American soundscape.
‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Grease’ added to National Film Registry
This image released by the Library of Congress shows Heath Ledger, left, and Christian Bale in a scene from the 2008 film "The Dark Knight." The film was added to the National Film Registry. (Warner Bros.-Library of Congress via AP)LOS ANGELES – This year's inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of color as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short film thriller, classic musicals and an acclaimed Batman film. The national library said this year’s selections include a record nine films directed by women and filmmakers of color. Christopher Nolan’s 2008 Batman film “The Dark Knight” was a blockbuster and the top public vote-getter.
Library of Congress to honor author Colson Whitehead
NEW YORK Colson Whitehead keeps winning awards. Already this year's recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Orwell Prize for political fiction, Whitehead is now being honored by the Library of Congress. On Monday, it announced that he had won the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. Whitehead, 50, is the youngest winner of the lifetime achievement prize, which the library has previously given to Toni Morrison, Philip Roth and Denis Johnson, among others. He is the first author to win Pulitzers for consecutive works of fiction The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, for which he won in April.
Tallahassee Native and First African American Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden Celebrates Her Homecoming as FAMU Fall Commencement Speaker
Florida A&M University (FAMU) Fall Commencement speaker Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Ph.D. weaved stories of the personal and the professional as she exhorted graduates to make use of the opportunities their degrees will bring. Her mother Colleen Hayden walked to FAMU Hospital to give birth. Among them were a Boynton Beach, Fla., mother and daughter who would soon cross the state. On Friday evening, President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., recognized former Student Government Association President David Jackson III, with the Presidents Student Leadership award. Both Robinson and Hayden congratulated a mother and daughter who were both graduating from the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.thewestsidegazette.com
FLORIDA Two Florida A&M University grads among the best
Tallahassee, Fla. The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Marching 100s rst female drum major Cori Bostic, and Million-dollar Scholar Emmanuel Blake Dawson will be among the more than 630 graduates at the fall 2019 commencement ceremonies. Bostic from Lithonia, Georgia, graduates from the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in broadcast journalism. In August 2018, she made history by becoming the rst female drum major of the 70-year-old band. Dawson graduates summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management from the School of Business and Industry (SBI). Cori Bostic is the rst female FAMU Marching drum major.sfltimes.com
First Female Marching 100 Drum Major And Million-Dollar Scholar Among FAMU Fall Commencement Graduates
The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Marching 100s first female drum major Cori Bostic, and Million-dollar Scholar Emmanuel Blake Dawson, will be among the more than 630 graduates at the fall 2019 commencement ceremonies. Bostic, from Lithonia, Georgia, graduates from the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism. In August 2018, she made history by becoming the first female drum major of the 70-year-old band. His total scholarship offering of $1,002,836 earned him the title, The Million-Dollar Scholar.There will be two commencement ceremonies. The clear bag policy will be in effect at both commencement ceremonies.thewestsidegazette.com