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Fall Freekeh Salad recipes.

Here is a choice of two different Fall Freekeh Salad recipes.

Say hello to your must-try fall lunch – Fall Harvest Freekeh Salad! If you’re brand new to the world of freekeh, this salad is an easy and delicious way to get your feet wet. And if freekeh is already a regular part of your diet, then this is a recipe you’ll definitely want to add to your stash!

This Fall Harvest Freekeh Salad is a culmination of all of my favorite salad-y things in one bowl. It’s part dark leafy green salad and part wholegrain salad, plus it’s full of fun, seasonal goodies that I love, like crisp apples and roasted butternut squash.

The base of the salad is a mix of shredded kale and cooked wholegrain freekeh, which has a similar texture and mouthfeel to wheat berries. They’re firm, yet chewy, with an earthy, nutty taste.

Whisk together apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil, mustard powder and tarragon in medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix together celery, golden raisins, currants, scallions, red onion, almonds and sunflower seeds in large bowl. Add dressing and freekeh to large bowl, and toss until combined.

1.) Autumn Cracked Freekeh Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup freekeh.

12 ounces Brussels sprouts, quartered.

1 1/2 cups grapes.

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil.

1 cup edamame.

4 cups baby kale.

1/2 cup pecans, toasted.

1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled.

2.) Freekeh Salad

Ingredients:

1/2 cup whole-grain freekeh

1 1/2 cups water

1 (1 1/2-pound) butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cups kale leaves (stems removed), finely shredded

1 medium apple, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup dried cherries

1/2 cup toasted pecans

Salt

Freshly ground pepper

San Diego Festival of the Arts: Sept 11th – 12th, 2021 (Sat/Sun)

San Diego Festival of the Arts 
San Diego, CA (Surf Soccer Park)
Sept 11th – 12th, 2021 (Sat/Sun) 

The San Diego Festival of the Arts Foundation, Inc. is excited to announce the San Diego Festival of the Arts (sdfestivalofthearts.org) will be relocating to the San Diego Surf Club Soccer Park on September 11 -12, 2021. It was previously located at the Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego.

This new site offers many benefits that will appeal to artists beyond its prime location in the heart of San Diego’s most affluent neighborhoods encompassing Fairbanks Ranch, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe, including easy freeway access, a perfectly manicured and flat grass field that makes load-in and load-out a breeze, and a plethora of close-in parking with ample room for oversize vehicles.

Now, in its 35th year, the Festival features wide aisles, multiple booth configurations, relaxed atmosphere, artist carry-out service, drive upload/unload, close in parking, and management with a reputation as very artist-friendly.  Artists supply their own booth, and rentals are available. The fee structure is by booth space; no commission is collected. This is a juried Festival, with approximately 170 artists selected from all applications. 

SDFA is owned by the San Diego Festival of the Arts Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501c(3) organization, in partnership with San Diego Magazine.

Colorado ArtFest at Castle Rock: Sept 11th-12th, 2021 (Sat-Sun)

Colorado ArtFest at Castle Rock: Sept 11th-12th, 2021 (Sat-Sun)

The weekend after Labor Day, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce hosts a juried fine arts show with artists from across the country. Castle Rock provides the perfect canvas for the Annual Colorado Artfest, which has become a summertime tradition for residents and art enthusiasts alike. Enjoy continual live main stage entertainment featuring popular musicians, interactive exhibits for the kids, savor fabulous food/beverages and so much more!

This two day event is held in downtown Castle Rock at Festival Park. Delight in the artistic impressions of more than 90 Artists from across the country. Continual live main stage entertainment, featuring popular musicians, will provide a complimentary backdrop to this year’s program.  Admission is free to this 2 day event.

2021 SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Event Date & Time:

September 11, 2021
@10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
September 12, 2021
@10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Location:

San Diego Surf Sports Park
14989 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA 
92014

2021 SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Elevate Your Art Experienceand join us in celebrating our 35th show at an all-new North San Diego location, the San Diego Surf Sports Park, formerly the Del Mar Polo Fields on Saturday and Sunday, September 11th -12th. San Diego’s only 21+ outdoor art festival for a cause.

Experience 150+ juried artists, world-class live music and entertainment, wine, craft beer, and cocktails plus a variety of cuisine to please every palate. Tickets, silent auction, and beer & wine sales all benefit adults and children with disabilities. $2.7 million has been raised through this primary fundraiser since 1987.

Women’s Equality Day – August 26

In a perfect world, Women’s Equality Day wouldn’t even be a thing. On August 26, 1920 women in America were first legally given the right to vote. Fifty years later,  Congress commemorated the day by designating August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.

The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.

Joint Resolution of Congress, 1971

Designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have been treated as second-class citizens and have not been entitled the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States; and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have united to assure that these rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally regardless of sex; and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment, as symbol of the continued fight for equal rights: and

WHEREAS, the women of United States are to be commended and supported in their organizations and activities,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that August 26th of each year is designated as Women’s Equality Day, and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of that day in 1920, on which the women of America were first given the right to vote, and that day in 1970, on which a nationwide demonstration for women’s rights took place.

Source: Women’s Equality Day | National Women’s History Product Project

Rock ‘n’ Roll History on August 26: Jimi Hendrix * The Beatles * Donna Summer * Don Henley

Rock ‘n’ Roll History on August 26: Jimi Hendrix * The Beatles * Donna Summer * Don Henley 

1967

August 26, 1967

Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” is released, 54 years ago. Although it is now considered a Rock ‘n’ Roll classic, the single only reached #65 on the Billboard chart. 

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s bassist, Noel Redding, died at his home in Ireland of unknown causes on May 11, 2003, at the age of 57. Drummer Mitch Mitchell was found dead in a Portland, Ore. hotel room on November 12, 2008. He was 62.

1968

August 26 

Apple Corps releases five single records, including The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” backed by “Revolution” 52-years ago. It will become the band’s biggest hit.  

1976 

August 26 

Donna Summer groans and sighs her way through her erotic Disco hit “Love To Love You Baby” on American Bandstand. Even though the song reached #2 in America, Donna later admitted that she was not completely sure of some of the lyrics, and parts of the song were improvised during the recording. 

1989

August 26 

Ringo Starr wins a court order to prevent a record producer from releasing material Starr considered to be of inferior quality due to the impaired state Starr was in when it was recorded. 

August 26 

Eagles’ drummer Don Henley sees his solo effort, “The End of the Innocence” peak at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

1966 

August 27 

The Association’s “Cherish” is released in the US, where it will reach #1 a month later. Although the song is actually longer, the label showed the running time to be exactly three minutes, to keep radio programmers from dismissing the record as too long

National Dog Day – August 26th

National Dog Day – August 26th

Over 15,000 years ago, a lone hunter came across an injured wolf and aided the animal by nursing him back to health.

Or so the theory goes. One thing is for sure, that when early humans domesticated wolves they formed a friendship that has endured the test of time.

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and was founded in 2004 to bring attention to the plight of animals around the globe and encourage adoption.

National Dog Day celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure. Our mission is to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day…for personal protection, for law enforcement, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage, now they’re detecting cancer and seizures…things even humans cannot do.

Linda Rendle’s one year anniversary since being named as Clorox next CEO, elevating the number of Fortune 500 women leaders to a new record of 38.

Linda Rendle’s one year anniversary since being named as Clorox next CEO, elevating the number of Fortune 500 women leaders to a new record of 38. Linda Rendle, CEO position is effective on Sept. 14.

The 43-year-old Linda Rendle oversees all of the cleaning company’s corporate and business development plans, as well as its five global functions including marketing, sales, product supply, information technology and research and development.

Rendle, will be on the company’s board of directors, joins an elite group of women who are running corporate America’s top firms. Though her addition to the Fortune 500 group will bring the number of women CEOs to a record high.

Right now, women comprise less than 8% of the leaders on the Fortune 500 list, and none of those women are Black or Latina. When looking at the overall C-suite, women comprise only a fifth of these roles despite making up nearly half of the entry-level workforce.


The Rolling Stones announce 2021 U.S. tour the “No Filter” tour is back, scheduled to go ahead this fall

The Rolling Stones Announce 2021 U.S. Tour:
The No Filter tour is back, scheduled to go ahead this fall

The Rolling Stones are set to continue their No Filter tour with a string of dates starting this September and running until November. Find the schedule below.

The band’s last original album, A Bigger Bang, came out in 2005, although they released the Blue & Lonesome covers album in 2016, reissued Goat’s Head Soup last year, and, also in 2020, got remixed by the War on Drugs and the Killers.

The Rolling Stones:

09-26 St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center
09-30 Charlotte, NC – Bank Of America Stadium
10-04 Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
10-09 Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
10-13 New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
10-17 Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
10-24 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
10-29 Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium
11-02 Dallas, TX – Cotton Bowl Stadium
11-06 Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium
11-11 Atlanta, GA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
11-15 Detroit, MI – Ford Field
11-20 Austin, TX – Circuit of The Americas

The Beach Boys single “California Girls” was released on this day, July 12th, 1965.

The Beach Boys single “California Girls” was released on this day, July 12th, 1965.
 
The single “California Girls” was released on this day (July 12th, 1965. The song was written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love. Wilson conceived the song during his first acid trip. Except for 12 string guitar by Carl Wilson, the other music was performed not by members of the band; mostly by the Wrecking Crew, (Hal Blaine, Leon Russell & Carole King).
 
“Upon its release as a single, “California Girls” reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. 
 
Single by: The Beach Boys
from the album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)
Released: July 12, 1965
Recorded: April 6 – June 4, 1965
Studio: United Western Recorders and CBS Columbia Square, Hollywood
Label: Capitol
Songwriter(s): Brian Wilson Mike Love
Producer: Brian Wilson
 
The song is considered emblematic of the 1960s California Sound. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame included it as one of “500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll”. In 2010, the Beach Boys’ recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
 

A Hard Day’s Night (57 years ago)

A Hard Day's Night is the third studio album by the Beatles, released on 10 July 1964 by Parlophone, with side one containing songs from the soundtrack to their film of the same name. The American version of the album was released two weeks earlier, on 26 June 1964 by United Artists Records, with a different track listing. In contrast to the Beatles' first two albums, all 13 tracks on A Hard Day's Night were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, showcasing the development of their songwriting partnership.
A Hard Day's Night: Studio album by the Beatle
Released: 10 July 1964
Recorded: 29 January – 2 June 1964
Label: Parlophone
Studio: EMI, London
        Pathé Marconi, Paris
Length: 30:10
Producer: George Martin

The Beatles chronology:

With the Beatles - (1963)
A Hard Day's Night - (1964)
Beatles for Sale - (1964)

Singles from A Hard Day's Night

 1 "Can't Buy Me Love"
   Released: 20 March 1964

 2 "A Hard Day's Night"
   Released: 10 July 1964

The album includes the song "A Hard Day's Night", with its distinctive opening chord, and "Can't Buy Me Love", both transatlantic number-one singles for the band. Several of the songs feature George Harrison playing a Rickenbacker 12-string electric guitar, a sound that was influential on the Byrds and other groups in the folk rock movement

What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day 2021 occurs on Monday, May 31

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 occurs on Monday, May 31. 

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

Waterloo—which first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

Memorial Holiday Travel to Recover to 37+ Million


The return of AAA’s Memorial Day holiday travel forecast predicts 60% more travelers than last year, still nearly 6 million fewer than pre-pandemic.

AAA Travel expects a significant recovery in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend. From May 27 through May 31, more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 60% from last year when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began recording in 2000.

The expected strong increase in demand from last year’s holiday, which fell during the early phase of the pandemic, still represents 13%—or nearly 6 million—fewer travelers than in 2019.

AAA booking data reveal that domestic travel and road trips remain the biggest drivers of travel recovery in the near term. Orlando and Las Vegas are top Memorial Day destinations this year, both for AAA Travel bookings and TripTik road trip searches. Other top destinations include the following:

Road Trips:

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Orlando, FL
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Denver, CO
  • Nashville, TN

AAA Travel Bookings:

  • Orlando, FL
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Colorado Springs, CO

Huge Increase in Air Travel Expected, but Most Memorial Day Travelers to Take Road Trips

With 34 million Americans planning Memorial Day road trips, auto travel is expected to increase 52% compared to 2020.  Nearly 12 million more Americans will travel by car this holiday than in 2020, though this is still 9% less than in 2019. More than 9 in 10 Memorial Day travelers will drive to their destinations, as many Americans continue to substitute road trips for travel via planes, trains and other modes of transportation.

iHeartRadio Music Awards: May 27, 2021, 8 PM/5:00 PM PDT on FOX

iHeartRadio Music Awards: May 27, 2021, 8 PM/5:00 PM PDT on FOX

The iHeartRadio Music Awards is a music awards show that celebrates music heard throughout the year across iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music platform. Founded by iHeartRadio in 2014, the event recognizes the most popular artists and music over the past year.

Ceremony date: May 27, 2021, 8 PM/5:00 PM PDT

Network: FOX

Location: Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, CA

First awarded: May 1, 2014; 7 years ago

Now in its eighth year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards is a star-studded event celebrating the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2020, while also offering a preview of the upcoming hits of 2021. The show will feature live performances from the biggest artists in music, as well as surprise duets and collaborations, and award presentations in multiple categories. Since the Awards’ inception in 2013, the show has included live performances and appearances by such superstar artists as Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, Rihanna, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Blake Shelton, Pharrell, Pitbull, Justin Bieber and many others.

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM REOPENS

THE MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM REOPENS:

Looking for something to do? Join Morgan Rees as he reports on the fascinating exhibits at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a pioneering aquarium perched on the edge of the wild Monterey Bay in California. Located on historic Cannery Row in Monterey. First to successfully care for and display (Several tanks) jellyfish and great white shark. A circular exhibit at the entrance to the Open Sea wing contains schooling Pacific sardines, African penguins on exhibit. Local shorebird species are in the aviary, which contains man-made sand dunes and marshes.

Visit the World Without Traveling™

This is part of a continuing series of Videos and Blogs. Episodes visit such notable cities as: London, Paris, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Israel, Napa Valley, Nashville, Monterey and including interesting locations such as: Stonehenge, Eiffel Tower, Changing the Guard, Tower of London – Crown Jewels, Windsor Castle, the Roman baths, the Senine River cruise, Champs-Élysées, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, France’s oldest perfume houses, The Louvre Paris Museum, Royal Estate of Versailles, Moulin Rouge, Claude Monet and more.

if you are planning on traveling these podcasts are a good primer with useful travel information

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93rd Academy Awards will be at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST on Sunday, April 25, 2021 ABC.

93rd Academy Awards will be at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST on Sunday, April 25, 2021 ABC. Watch live as Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas announces the 93rd Oscars. We are thrilled to share that Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas will be announcing the nominations. The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films released between January 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021. It is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, at both the Dolby Theatre and Union Station, on April 25, 2021, two months later than originally planned, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema. The nominations were announced on March 15, 2021.

Is there a red carpet?

Yes. While we’re unlikely to get a totally normal red carpet, we’ll probably see at least a few stars stop for photos on their way inside Union Station. Head to the E! network beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern if you’re in the mood for some preshow celebrity spotting.

The entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the Academy Awards. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast, when hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in filmmaking. THE MOST RECOGNIZED TROPHY IN THE WORLD, THE OSCAR STATUETTE HAS STOOD ON THE MANTELS OF THE GREATEST FILMMAKERS IN HISTORY SINCE 1929. OSCAR STATUETTE FACTS Official Name: Academy Award® of Meri Height: 13½ inches Weight: 8½ pounds Number of Awards Presented: 3,140 First Recipient: Emil Jannings, named Best Actor for his performances in “The Last Command” and “The Way of All Flesh” in 1929 Design: A stylized figure of a knight holding a crusader’s sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes signifying the five original branches of the Academy (actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers). No model was used during the design process.

OSCAR STATUETTE FACTS

OSCAR STATUETTE FACTS

Presented byAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

First awarded: May 16, 1929; 93 years ago

Websiteoscar.go.com

OSCAR STATUETTE FACTS

Official Name: Academy Award® of Merit

Height: 13½ inches

Weight: 8½ pounds

Number of Awards Presented: 3,140

The Academy Awards, more popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the “Academy Award of Merit”, although more commonly referred to by its nickname, the “Oscar”. The statuette depicts a knight rendered in the Art Deco style.

93rd Academy Awards

The award was originally sculpted by George Stanley from a design sketch by Cedric Gibbons. AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in what would become known as the 1st Academy Awards. The Academy Awards ceremony was first broadcast by radio in 1930 and was televised for the first time in 1953. It is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and is now televised live worldwide. It is also the oldest of the four major annual American entertainment awards; its other three equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards.

The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, which honors the best films of 2020, will be held on April 25, 2021. The ceremony will again be broadcast on ABC. It will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, for the 20th consecutive year

Earth Day: Support for environmental protection

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG (formerly Earth Day Network) including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.

Earth Day Significance: Support for environmental protection

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be observed on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a United States Senator Gaylord Nelson proposed the idea to hold a nationwide environmental teach-in on April 22, 1970. He hired a young activist, Denis Hayes, to be the National Coordinator. Nelson and Hayes renamed the event “Earth Day”. Denis and his staff grew the event beyond the original idea for a teach-in to include the entire United States. More than 20 million people poured out on the streets, and the first Earth Day remains the largest single day protest in human history. Key non-environmentally focused partners played major roles. Under the leadership of labor leader Walter Reuther, for example, the United Auto Workers was the most instrumental outside financial and operational supporter of the first Earth Day. According to Hayes, “Without the UAW, the first Earth Day would have likely flopped!” Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom award in recognition of his work.

The first Earth Day was focused on the United States. In 1990, Denis Hayes, the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international and organized events in 141 nations.

On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This signing satisfied a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

Numerous communities engaged in Earth Day Week actions, an entire week of activities focused on the environmental issues that the world faces.

On Earth Day 2020, over 100 million people around the world observed the 50th anniversary in what is being referred to as the largest online mass mobilization in history.

Unofficial Earth Day Flag created by John McConnell.

Significance support for environmental protection Begins 1970 Date April 22 Next time 22 April 2020

 Frequency Annual:

On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This signing satisfied a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

In the 20’s and early 30’s women dominated the screenwriting profession in Hollywood movies.

Writing for the screen was attractive to women, both those who freelanced from home (through open submission or writing contests) and those who sought full-time careers.

Frances Marion was the highest paid screenwriter of either gender in the 1920’s and 1930’s. | Screenwriting, Hollywood, Women writers. In the 1920’s and early 1930’s, women dominated the screenwriting profession in Hollywood — and they were the highest paid, too.

By the mid-teens, the scenario started to take shape as something more than an idea implemented on set by a director. Women contributed to this developing craft by writing more detailed scenarios and instructing on the art itself. Among those women who actively wrote original or adapted scenarios, or both, were Zoë Akins, Hetty Gray Baker, Clara Beranger, Catherine Carr, Russian-born Sonya Levien, Loos, Macpherson, Marion, June Mathis, Bess Meredyth, and Eve Unsell. Jane Murfin adapted her own plays or wrote original scenarios, and Edith M. Kennedy is mentioned in the online AFI catalogue as a story contributor, scenarist, and adapter. Many of these women also advised prospective writers on the continually expanding scenario format

Film production was an assembly production that resulted in early crediting problems that impacted the woman writer. In the absence of detailed scenarios, the final film was often far from the original story idea or plot summary, and the author forgotten. As a result, writing credits typically were either absent or assigned to producers or directors. Scholars have explored this early issue, identifying gender bias as a “possible” cause.

The need to bridge the gap between page and screen and to include the business end of film production led to further changes in the scenario and to the birth of the continuity or shooting script. Women again were on the frontlines.

Women’s readiness to handle the complex art of writing for the screen is not surprising. Most career women joined the field from acting and/or related professions.

In addition to shaping the form of their craft, women influenced its content. Writing for the screen quickly emerged as a female art form, written by women for women. By 1910, 40% of the working class audience was female, according to Kathy Peiss, and company heads were well aware they had to meet the needs of this demographic.

“Roll Up Your Sleeves,” airing at 7 p.m. EDT Sunday, April 18 on NBC

Celebrities Make a Stand for COVID-19 Vaccines on TV Special

LOS ANGELES – President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and a slew of celebrities including Billy Crystal, Jennifer Hudson and Lin-Manuel Miranda are part of a special aimed at boosting COVID-19 vaccination rates.

“Roll Up Your Sleeves,” airing at 7 p.m. EDT Sunday on NBC, will feature Matthew McConaughey interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci to help separate “fact from fiction” about the vaccines, the network said.

Biden will make a direct appeal in support of the effort, while Obama will be joined by basketball greats Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal to reinforce the role of vaccines in allowing Americans to get their lives back on track.

Former first lady Michelle Obama will team with Miranda, Faith Hill and Jennifer Lopez in support of shots during the hour-long special hosted by spouses Russell Wilson, the NFL quarterback, and actor-singer Ciara.

Other announced highlights include comedy from Billy Crystal and Wanda Sykes and appearances by TV doctors Eric Dane, Ryan Eggold, Ellen Pompeo, Jane Seymour and Ken Jeong, who’s also a real M.D. 

Also set to appear are Sterling K. Brown, Lana Condor, Jennifer Hudson, Dale Jarrett, Joe Jonas, Eva Longoria, Demi Lovato, Joel McHale, Kumail Nanjiani and Amanda Seyfried. 

Nearly 100 million people across the U.S. have already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine — and now Michelle Obama and a few famous friends will do their part to encourage the rest of the country to get their shots.

The former first lady, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and “Hamilton” creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will appear in the hourlong special “Roll Up Your Sleeves,” airing April 18 on NBC