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President Bill Clinton, flanked by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, waves on Jan. 20, 1997 to the crowd as singer Stevie Wonder performs during an inaugural ball in Washington, D.C. Clinton was sworn in earlier the same day for a second term as president of the United States. Herbie Hancock is playing the piano.
Stevie Wonder is taking his classic double album "Songs in the Key of Life" on the road, but while the local music legend made the announcement at a Los Angeles press conference, he has yet to announce an L.A. tour date.
The tour is being described as a "live adaptation" of the 1976 album, which produced #1 pop hits "I Wish" and "Sir Duke," along with singles "Isn't She Lovely," "As" and "Another Star."
One reason L.A. may not make the list is that Wonder already performed the entirety of the album at his annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert last year at the Nokia Theatre, which he's done for 18 years.
"This has been a fantasy of mine for a while," Wonder said at the time, according to Billboard. "I wanted to do something that would thank everyone for supporting my career and also thank God for me being able to do the music I do. And listening to this album again, it is amazing to me how relevant it is today."
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Michael Jackson is one of music's most covered artists. Listen to his music here.
It's late pop music legend Michael Jackson's 56th birthday, just over five years since he passed away. Listen below to 56 great covers of the King of Pop and share your own in the comments.
1. 98 Degrees — "She's Out Of My Life"
2. Pomplamoose — "Beat It"
3. Rough Copy — "Remember The Time"
4. Duwende — "Rock With You"
5. Babyface & Stevie Wonder — "Gone Too Soon"
6. Kurt Hugo Schneider — Michael Jackson medley
7. Blackstreet — "Billie Jean"
8. Michael Henry & Justin Robinett — "Man In The Mirror"
9. Boyce Avenue — "Will You Be There"
Thursday would have been late comic book artist Jack Kirby's 97th birthday. He's the man who co-created classic Marvel Comics characters including Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk, as well as numerous influential characters for DC Comics. He drew in a kinetic style, from war action scenes informed by his own time serving in the military to universe-spanning cosmic vistas.
Here's a look at six lesser-known facts about Jack "King" Kirby, considered by many the greatest comic book artist of all time.
1. Kirby created the Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot
Groot became a big part of the emotional heart in this summer's blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy," but before he was a spacefaring hero, he was a 1960 monster created by Kirby for the comic "Tales to Astonish." That book's cover called him "The monster from Planet X!" Groot was also more verbose at the time, before his language was cut down to simply "I am Groot."
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(L-R) Chairman & CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Bruce Rosenblum, actor and television host Seth Meyers and executive producer Don Mischer roll out the red carpet at 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards press preview day held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Aug. 20, 2014 in Los Angeles.
The 66th annual Emmy Awards is trading its traditional Sunday night timeslot for Monday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. PT on NBC, with hosting duties going to "Saturday Night Live" alum and late-night host, Seth Meyers. Be your own host on television’s biggest night with this party planning primer. From ballots to bingo to drinking games, here’s everything you need (and need to know) to throw your own award-worthy event.
Step one: anticipation
Award shows and video gags go together like salsa and seltzer, which means there's plenty of material to help build your attendees' anticipation. Start by sharing this wink/nudge promo featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus trying to pawn her Emmy to Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.
Then, test your prescience with an Emmy ballot
Filling out an Emmy ballot presents a low-key opportunity to exhibit both your pop culture awareness and your academic superiority. Methodically choose your picks and let that competitive spirit shine in Prime Time.
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Robin Williams and his daughter Zelda in a "Legend of Zelda" commercial.
A lot of fans didn't know it, but Robin Williams was a huge video game fan, even naming his daughter Zelda after the popular "Legend of Zelda" character. Efforts have gained steam to immortalize Williams as a character in both an upcoming Zelda game and in the "World of Warcraft" online game.
"Robin Williams was loved at Nintendo. Our hearts go out to his entire family, and especially to Zelda Williams who we've worked with multiple times.
"We appreciate the outpouring of support from the gaming community, and hear the request of fans to honor him in a future game. We will not be discussing what might be possible for future games during this difficult time, but we will hold our memories of Robin close."