In California, some buy machines that make water out of air
The machine Ted Bowman helped design can make water out of the air, and in parched California, some homeowners are already buying the pricey devices. The air-to-water systems work like air conditioners by using coils to chill air, then collect water drops in a basin. “Our motto is, water from air isn’t magic, it’s science, and that’s really what we’re doing with these machines," said Ted Bowman, design engineer at Washington state-based Tsunami Products.news.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Nomadland,' 'Kenan' and Andra Day music
This image released by NBC shows, from left, Dani Lane as Aubrey, Kenan Thompson as Kenan, and Dannah Lane as Birdie in a scene from the comedy series, "Kenan," premiering on Feb. 16. (Casey Durkin/NBC via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. The album has 13 tracks including “Tigress & Tweed,” an original Day wrote with veteran singer-producer Raphael Saadiq. Ad— “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson, who two decades ago co-starred in “Kenan and Kel,” is headlining his own sitcom. It details the African American church’s history, from enslavement to emancipation, Jim Crow, and the Civil Rights movement to today.
Don Johnson gets his funny on with help from 'SNL' stars
This image released by NBC shows, from left, Don Johnson as Rick, Chris Redd as Gary, and Kenan Thompson as Kenan in a scene from the comedy series "Kenan," premiering on Feb. 16. (Casey Durkin/NBC via AP)LOS ANGELES – Don Johnson is getting his funny on with help from a couple of “Saturday Night Live” stars. Johnson's most recent forays into series work came in ABC's “Blood and Oil” in 2015 and HBO's “Watchmen” in 2019. “Kenan and I got on the phone and I felt instant chemistry with Kenan,” Johnson said. Thompson will juggle shooting the series in Los Angeles and doing “SNL” in New York.
Miami Beach Rolls Out COVID-19 Relief Grants for Film & Print Projects
Seeking to welcome back the film and print industry, city officials today announced the availability of up to $10,000 in COVID-19 relief grants for film and print projects that shine a spotlight on the resort island. “Despite the challenges the film and print industries have faced as a result of the pandemic, many have continued to work, employ and invest in Miami Beach,” Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales shared. A few of the most memorable projects include Jerry Lewis’ directorial debut in the “The Bellboy,” which was shot entirely on location at the iconic Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Applicants will be able to apply for a one-time grant, of up to $10,000, to mitigate the costs of adhering to new COVID-19 safety and sanitation guidelines for permitted film and print activations taking place in Miami Beach between June 8, 2020 and Dec. 20, 2020. For more information and/or instructions on how to apply for the Miami Beach Film and Print COVID-19 Relief Grant, visit www.miamibeachfl.gov/filmcovidgrant.communitynewspapers.com
Celebrity dads who raised famous kids
Former "Miami Vice" star Don Johnson had a daughter with Melanie Giffith in 1989. These days that daughter, Dakota Johnson, is best known for starring in the film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey," but she also starred in the short-lived sitcom "Ben and Kate" and has had roles in movies such as "The Social Network," "Beastly," "21 Jump Street" and "The Five-Year Engagement." Hide Caption