Spencer Davis, ’60s rocker behind ‘Keep on Running,’ dead at 81 – CNN

Spencer Davis, bandleader of The Spencer Davis Group who produced the hits “Keep On Running” and “Gimme Some Lovin’,” has died at the age of 81.

Source: Spencer Davis, ’60s rocker behind ‘Keep on Running,’ dead at 81 – CNN

Stage Right plans outdoor, circus sideshow-inspired ‘Rocky Horror Show Live’ | TribLIVE.com

Get ready to do the time warp again.

Stage Right Theatre Company will stage “The Rocky Horror Show Live” under a big top tent on Oct. 23-24 and 30-31.

There will be a few pandemic-driven changes to the company’s long-running Halloween season production, including the outdoor venue, said director and Stage Right founder Tony Marino.

“What won’t change is the blast people are going to have,” he said.

The 40-by-80-foot “glorious, giant circus tent” sheltering the production will be set up in Stage Right’s parking lot at 105 W. Fourth St., Greensburg.“It was really important to us that if we were going to do this (that) we did it safely,” Marino said. “So the tent is huge and will have sides rolled up to provide airflow, (and) we are only selling 200 tickets per show.”And where there’s a circus tent, there should be a circus atmosphere, he said.Members of the show’s ensemble will be costumed as iconic sideshow and circus freak characters.“That seems to fit 2020 more than anything,” Marino said. “More than being a Halloween staple, that seems to fit the intersection of where we are now.”

Source: Stage Right plans outdoor, circus sideshow-inspired ‘Rocky Horror Show Live’ | TribLIVE.com

Dancing With The Stars: Jesse Metcalfe gets eliminated after tango with Sharna Burgess on ’80s Night | Daily Mail Online

The 41-year-old actor was eliminated Monday from season 29 of Dancing With The Stars after performing a tango with pro partner Sharna Burgess, 35, during ’80s Night.

Source: Dancing With The Stars: Jesse Metcalfe gets eliminated after tango with Sharna Burgess on ’80s Night | Daily Mail Online

Eddie Van Halen Dead at 65 from Cancer

Source: Eddie Van Halen Dead at 65 from Cancer

Mac Davis, country singer known for writing popular Elvis Presley hits, dead at 78 | Fox News

Country musician Mac Davis, known for writing enduring Elvis hits like “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto,” has died at age 78.

His longtime manager Jim Morey said in a statement on Facebook that Davis died on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., after heart surgery and was surrounded by family and friends.

Davis had a long and varied career in music for decades as a writer, singer, actor and TV host and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006. In addition to penning Presley hits, he was responsible for his own track “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me.” He was named 1974’s entertainer of the year by the Academy of Country Music and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“Thank you, dear Lord Jesus, for letting us know the man to whom you gave the most incredible talent,” said Reba McEntire in a statement. “He entertained and spread joy to so many people. What a wonderful legacy he left all of us with his music. Mac was one of a kind. I’m so blessed to have been one of his many friends.”

Source: Mac Davis, country singer known for writing popular Elvis Presley hits, dead at 78 | Fox News

Helen Reddy, Voice of the Feminist Anthem ‘I Am Woman,’ Dies at 78

“I Am Woman” became the unofficial anthem of the Women’s Liberation Movement, and Reddy said in a 2013 interview that she was just trying to represent the women in her life with the empowering song. “There were a lot of songs on the radio about being weak and being dainty and all those sort of things,” she told the Chicago Tribune. “All the women in my family, they were strong women. They worked. They lived through the Depression and a world war, and they were just strong women. I certainly didn’t see myself as being dainty.”

A biopic about Reddy titled after her signature hit debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, and I Am Woman star Tilda Cobham-Hervey spoke with Billboard at the time about the song’s staying power. “As much as this song is so relevant today, I think it will always be relevant to women,” the actress said. “It’s a really empowering song. It talks about the future and it’s really about bringing people together. I hope it’s a song that’s really inclusive of all people, of all gender identities. I also think that as much as there’s still a long way to go, it’s amazing to look back and see how far we’ve come too. She had to live through a lot of things that I know today I don’t have this struggle with.

Jamie Lee Curtis took to Twitter to remember introducing Reddy at the Women’s March back in January 2017, calling the moment “the honor of my life.

Source: Helen Reddy, Voice of the Feminist Anthem ‘I Am Woman,’ Dies at 78

Winning lottery ticket sold at Greensburg Shop ‘n Save | TribLIVE.com

A Westmoreland County grocery store sold one of three winning Pennsylvania Lottery tickets drawn over the weekend, according to lottery officials.

The Treasure Hunt ticket with a jackpot totaling about $190,000 was sold at Shop ‘n Save along East Pittsburgh Street in Greensburg. The winner, who was not identified, will split the jackpot with two other people who purchased winning tickets in Delaware and Philadelphia counties. Each person will receive more than $63,330, officials said.

More than 53,300 people won prizes from Treasure Hunt tickets in the drawing. Treasure Hunt debuted in 2007 and requires players to select five numbers between one and 30. To win, all five numbers must match those drawn. Prizes are also given for matching two, three or four numbers.

The jackpot winners matched the numbers 09-15-17-22-30.

Source: Winning lottery ticket sold at Greensburg Shop ‘n Save | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh-area movie theater temporarily closes weeks after opening due to lack of new movies

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. —Just weeks after reopening from a months-long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Phoenix Theaters’ location in Bridgeville has announced it is temporarily closing.The theater announced on Facebook that it is closing due to a lack of new major studio films.

Source: Pittsburgh-area movie theater temporarily closes weeks after opening due to lack of new movies

Emmys 2020: List Of Winners – Succession Is Best Drama, Schitt’s Creek Sweeps Comedy Awards

Succession also fetched the Outstanding Actor, (Drama) Award for Jeremy Strong and Outstanding Direction and Writing (Drama) awards

Here’s the list of winners at the Emmys 2020:

Outstanding Drama Series:Succession

Outstanding Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Variety Talk Show: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Outstanding Limited Series: Watchmen

Outstanding Television Movie: Bad Education

Outstanding Actor – Comedy: Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Actor – Drama: Jeremy Strong, (Succession)

Outstanding Actor – Limited Series or Movie: Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True)

Outstanding Actress – Comedy: Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Actress – Drama: Zendaya, (Euphoria)

Outstanding Actress – Limited Series or Movie: Regina King (Watchmen)

Outstanding Supporting Actor – Comedy: Daniel Levy, (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Supporting Actor – Drama: Billy Crudup, (The Morning Show)

Outstanding Supporting Actor – Limited Series or Movie: Yahya Abdul-Mateen 2 (Watchmen)

Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy: Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Supporting Actress – Drama: Julia Garner, (Ozark)

Outstanding Supporting Actress – Limited Series or Movie: Uzo Aduba (Mrs America

Outstanding Director – Comedy: Daniel Levy, (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Director – Drama: Andrij Parekh, (Succession)

Outstanding Director – Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Maria Schrader (Unorthodox)

Outstanding Writing – Comedy: Daniel Levy, (Schitt’s Creek)

Outstanding Writing – Drama:Jesse Armstrong, (Succession)

Outstanding Writing – Limited Series, Movie Or Dramatic Special: Damon Lindelof, Cord Jefferson (Watchmen)

Outstanding Competition Program: RuPaul’s Drag Race

 

 

Governors Award: Tyler Perry and The Perry Foundation

Source: Emmys 2020: List Of Winners – Succession Is Best Drama, Schitt’s Creek Sweeps Comedy Awards