LOS ANGELES — Norman Lloyd, whose role as kindly Dr. Daniel Auschlander on TV’s “St. Elsewhere” was a single chapter in a distinguished stage and screen career that put him in the company of Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin and other greats, has died. He was 106.
NEW YORK — Amid growing pressure on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association from studios, stars and large swaths of the film industry, NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022, putting in doubt the viability of one of Hollywood's oldest and most-watched award shows.
All things Griffin were celebrated Saturday at “May’d in Griffin” — the theme of this month’s Second Saturday event held in downtown Griffin. The event highlighted unique products, companies, education, music, art, as well as the people of Griffin.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Some have claimed she’s indulging a forbidden romance. More likely, loneliness compels her to seek company at Rio de Janeiro’s zoo.
NEW YORK — Taylor Sheridan, initially brought on to rewrite the mountain thriller “Those Who Wish Me Dead,” gradually got more invested in the movie. When another filmmaker dropped out, he called the studio with an offer.
ATLANTA — When the coronavirus pandemic struck Georgia in March of last year, no industry shut down harder or faster than hospitality.
NEW YORK — Though Glenn Close has been nominated for eight Oscars without any wins, the distinguished actor wants to make one thing clear: she is not a loser.
MANSFIELD — This year, everyone can participate in the annual Keeping Georgia Wild Festival at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center because most of it will be virtual!
NEW YORK — Many Broadway productions are scrambling to resume ticket sales in the coming days to welcome theater-goers this fall after city and state leaders have green-lit a reopening of the Great White Way at full capacity by mid-September.
NEW YORK — Singer-songwriter Lloyd Price, an early rock ’n roll star and enduring maverick whose hits included such up-tempo favorites as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “Personality” and the semi-forbidden “Stagger Lee,” has died. He was 88.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Tawny Kitaen, the sultry red-haired actress who appeared in rock music videos during the heyday of MTV and starred opposite Tom Hanks in the 1984 comedy “Bachelor Party,” has died. She was 59.
MILAN — The Netflix series “Zero,” which premiered globally last month, is the first Italian TV production to feature a predominantly Black cast, a bright spot in an otherwise bleak Italian television landscape where the persistent use of racist language and imagery is sparking new protests.
NEW YORK — Like so many, the pandemic upended life for actor and dancer Rena Riffel. The Los Angeles-based performer needed help with rent, utilities and counselling when jobs suddenly dried up.
Lewis Brewer, board member of Abundant Life Soup Kitchen, spoke to the Sun City Civitan Club at its regular monthly meeting. Brewer spoke about how the pandemic affected the soup kitchen and the lives of those that it serves. The soup kitchen was able to reopen this year for three days per w…
NEW YORK — The star power is back. When the Met Gala returns in September, it will feature a heavy-hitting contingent of celebrity co-chairs: Actor Timothée Chalamet, musician Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka.
NEW YORK — Platinum-selling performers of part-Asian descent, including R&B singer Jhené Aiko and rapper Saweetie, will perform on a TV special produced by The Asian American Foundation, the newly formed organization launched to improve AAPI advocacy.
SOCIAL CIRCLE — The 2021-2022 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources, allowing hunters to begin making their plans for duck, dove and goose hunting, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resour…
Spalding High School Theatre is presenting James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s classic “Into the Woods Junior” from May 6-9 at the First United Methodist Church of Griffin, 1401 Maple Dr.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Sixty years after Alan Shepard became the first American in space, everyday people are on the verge of following in his cosmic footsteps.
Over 1,000 individuals participated in the National Education Association “Big Read: Griffin-Spalding Reading Together” by taking part in the Big Read’s programs and events geared around the book “Station Eleven”.
Griffin Choral Arts will wrap up its 2020-2021 concert season this Thursday evening, May 6 with a concert titled “Hope and Remembrance.” The concert will feature “Requiem for the Living,” a choral-orchestral work written by Dan Forrest. The event will be live streamed on YouTube and on the G…
The Georgia Department of Economic Development launched a multi-pronged campaign Monday to help the state’s tourism industry recover from losses suffered during the coronavirus pandemic.
ATLANTA — To celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp in conjunction with Explore Georgia, the state tourism office within the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced several new initiatives to increase visitation and support tourism recove…
BERLIN — Bavarian officials on Monday canceled Oktoberfest festivities for a second year in a row due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, saying there are too many risks in hosting the celebrations — which bring in visitors from around the world — during a global pandemic.
NEW YORK — The Grammy Awards have changed its tune and voted to remove its nomination review committees — groups that determined the contenders for key awards at the coveted music show.
The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) seeks to enrich the culture and protect the rights of Georgians by fostering activities that identify, preserve, and provide access to the State’s documentary heritage.
Daybreak Rotary Club President Janet Wilkerson recognized Seetal Patel for earning her Paul Harris Fellowship, Level 3 designation through generous giving to the Rotary International Foundation.
When you’ve written 35 novels and are working on a streak of 43 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestsellers, you can write about whatever you want. That’s probably the simplest way to explain why John Grisham’s latest is a basketball story and doesn’t feature a single courtroom scene.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) recently announced that the 2021 Trustees Gala program will be broadcast statewide for the first time on June 5 at 8 p.m.
On Friday, May 14 from noon to 1 p.m., the Georgia Archives’ Lunch and Learn live event will be available to the public through Microsoft Teams. “Donald Lee Hollowell: Foot Soldier of Equal Justice” will be presented by award-winning professional storyteller Akbar Imhotep.
MEW YORK — Legend: Genghis Khan came up with an early concept for hamburgers that involved tenderizing meat scraps under the saddles of horses as his Golden Horde ransacked its way to China back in the 13th century.
John Strickland and Larry Stover received the Flint River Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s Golden Eagle Award during the annual Spalding/Pike Golden Eagle Dinner on Thursday night at the Kiwanis Club Event Center in Griffin.
Syd Rives, sales and marketing manager for Spro, a fishing lure company, spoke at the Rotary Club of Griffin meeting Thursday. Rives got into fishing because of his dad “Big Syd,” who was an avid outdoorsman. “There’s nothing cooler than taking your kids fishing,” he said. Rives graduated fr…
Two foundations that serve the needy achieved the kind of spotlight at Sunday’s night’s Academy Awards telecast that any nonprofit yearns for: A shout-out from a famous celebrity to the 10 million or more people estimated to be watching the Oscars from home.
LOS ANGELES — Anthony Hopkins has honored the late Chadwick Boseman after winning the best actor Oscar, hailing his fellow performer as a man “taken from us far too early.”
Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won best picture Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards, where the China-born Zhao became the first woman of color to win best director and a historically diverse group of winners took home awards.
In 93 years of existence, the Oscars have been postponed by shootings — the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the attempted killing of Ronald Reagan — and by a flood, when 1938 rainstorms overwhelmed the Los Angeles River. Sunday’s ceremony will be the first Academy Awards delayed …
NEW YORK — Is there a more woebegone movie genre than the video game adaptation? This is the pantheon of “Max Payne,” “Wing Commander” and “Assassin’s Creed.” In the 27 years since the first video game movie, “Super Mario Bros.,” these adaptations have been so regularly mocked that you might…
Ahead of Sunday’s 93rd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a ceremony that is forging on in the midst of the pandemic.
The Pulaski Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was awarded six awards for outstanding contributions to the community in historic preservation, patriotism, and education. Showcasing the awards are members, pictured left to right, LuBowen Cloud, Registrar Jane Tarl…