Date of Death: July 19, 1995

Birth Place: Hollywood, CA, USA
Cedric Burnside Brings Hill Country Blues To The Modern Day with BENTON COUNTY RELIC, out September 14Cedric Burnside Brings Hill Country Blues To The Modern Day with BENTON COUNTY RELIC, out September 14
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Renowned bluesman Cedric Burnside grandson of legendary R.L. Burnside is gearing up for the release of BENTON COUNTY RELIC, out September 14 on Single Lock Records.  The first single is the gritty track 'We Made It' a matter-of-fact recitation of his poverty-stricken childhood without running water, radio or TV ("I come from nothin'/I done been lower than low/I keep my head straight/No matter how low I go").  (more...)

MET to Present THE LAST HURRAH CELEBRATES JIM HENSON, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) will present a special episode of its free weekly comedy show The Last Hurrah, 'The Last Hurrah Celebrates Jim Henson', with special guest Brian Jay Jones on September 28. Mr. Jones is the president of the Biographers International Organization; most recently, he wrote the New York Times bestseller 'Jim Henson: The Biography'. He will be joined by host and Muppet fanatic Kevin Cole, as well as panelists Hannah Gutman and Andrew Michaels, to discuss the life of Jim Henson and the process of chronicling that life. All are invited to pay tribute to this creative and comedic legend. (more...)

Moving Image Celebrates JIM HENSON: THE BIOGRAPHY with Panel Discussion, Rare Clips, Reception Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Museum of the Moving Image and The Jim Henson Legacy will celebrate the publication of Jim Henson: The Biography (2013, Ballantine Books), by Brian Jay Jones, with a special event featuring a reception, screenings of rare clips, a panel discussion, and book signing tonight, October 1 (more...)

STAGE TUBE: National Museum of American History Receives Jim Henson Puppets for Birthday
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2013

The National Museum of American History received a new donation of more than 20 Jim Henson puppets and props on the anniversary of his birthday—Sept. 24, 1936—from the Henson family. Miss Piggy and the Swedish Chef from The Muppet Show, Bert and Elmo from Sesame Street, and Red Fraggle and Traveling Matt from Fraggle Rock are among the new additions. They will join the museum's current Jim Henson Collection, which includes Oscar the Grouch, Kermit the Frog and the cast of Sam and Friends. (more...)

Moving Image to Celebrate JIM HENSON: THE BIOGRAPHY with Panel Discussion, Rare Clips, Reception, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Museum of the Moving Image and The Jim Henson Legacy will celebrate the publication of Jim Henson: The Biography (2013, Ballantine Books), by Brian Jay Jones, with a special event featuring a reception, screenings of rare clips, a panel discussion, and book signing on Tuesday, October 1. Jones's eagerly awaited biography, written with the cooperation of Jim Henson's family, covers the full arc of Henson's all-too-brief life, exploring the creation of the Muppets, Henson's contributions to Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live, his nearly ten-year campaign to bring The Muppet Show to television, and such non-Muppet projects as the richly imagined movies The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. (more...)

Scoop: THE TODAY SHOW on NBC - Week of September 23, 2013
by TV Scoop - Sep 13, 2013

Get all the scoop on THE TODAY SHOW, airing on NBC for the week of September 23, 2013! (more...)