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B. J. Thomas Interview: 50 Years of "Raindrops" and an Oscar Gala Showdown with John Wayne

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B. J. Thomas

Five-time Grammy Award winner and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, B. J. Thomas, has sold over 70 million albums worldwide with a total of eight No. 1 hits and 26 Top 10 singles throughout his 50 years in the music industry. Those singles include “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” “I Just Can’t Help Believing,” “Don’t Worry Baby” and “(Hey Won’t Your Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in January 1970 and was also the first American No. 1 hit of […]

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Ben Folds Interview: "I See the Role of an Artist as Someone Who Sees Flickers That Nobody Else Does"

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Ben Folds

Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Ben Folds is known for his musical genius and spontaneous creativity. He has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums and numerous collaborative records. He was a judge for five seasons on NBC’s acclaimed a cappella show The Sing-Off (2009-2013) and is an outspoken champion for arts education and music therapy. For over a decade, Folds has performed with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras and currently serves as the first ever artistic advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. In A Dream […]

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Linda Hamilton Interview: "Terminator" Icon Talks Famous Film Franchise and Buddy-Outlaw Flick "Easy Does It"

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Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton is best known for her portrayal of Sarah Connor in TheTerminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and Terminator: Dark Fate (2019). She also played Catherine Chandler in the TV series Beauty and the Beast (1987-1990), for which she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy Award. She has had numerous other film and television roles over her 40-year entertainment career. On July 17, 2020, Easy Does It is released on demand. The film, starring Hamilton as a ruthless crime matriarch, is a freewheeling action comedy where two best friends and their accidental hostage careen across the 1970s American South […]

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Jake Hays Interview: Son of Runaway Cherie Currie and Actor Robert Hays Stakes His Own Claim

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Jake Hays

Jake Hays was born into the heart of the entertainment industry. The son of actor Robert Hays (Airplane!) and musician Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Jake is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, actor, VFX (visual effects) artist and producer. After releasing his debut EP on Vagrant Records (under the project name Maudlin Strangers), his musical talent has taken him on several international tours with artists such as Cold War Kids, Coasts and Bad Suns. At 19 years old, Jake collaborated with his mom on her latest album, Blvds of Splendor, which had been in the works for ten years (and released earlier […]