BartCop Entertainment Archives - Monday, 18 May, 2015


18 May, 2015

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Froma Harrop: "Online Dignity: Give It Up" (Creators Syndicate)
Three female professors at Eastern Michigan University were shocked to learn that some young scholars in their lecture hall had been on their cellphones attacking them with lewd public posts, complete with imagery. It was all done anonymously, courtesy of an unusually obnoxious social media app called Yik Yak. Their lecture topic, post-apocalyptic culture, seemed somehow apt. And to think, this was an honors course.

Today is graduation day at USC's Roski School of Art and Design, but the celebration has been clouded by controversy: The entire first-year class of Masters of Fine Art (MFA) students in the two-year program has announced that they will be leaving the school after what they claim to be unethical treatment.

Of all genres of music, punk rock is perhaps the one that ages most pitifully. I can't think of any other music that has such time-and-place immediacy and purity of moment.

Mikal Cronin + Kurt Braunohler (feat. Kristen Schaal)- "Turn Around" | $5K Videos (YouTube)
Musician Mikal Cronin and comedians Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal team up to create a shot-by-shot reenactment of Natalie Imbruglia's music video ""Torn"" with some surprise guest characters for Cronin's music video release "Turn Around." This collaboration is part of JASH's $5K Video Series where JASH pairs an up-and-coming musical act with a comedian, gives them $5000, and tells them to spend the money however they want, as long as they spend it all and come back with a video.

This Nick Cave song as a Dr. Seuss book makes sense (Hopes&Fears)
So it does make a sort of twisty, bendy sense that "Red Right Hand" would find itself the subject of both literature and art. We have DeviantArt user DrFaustusAU to thank for a Seussified version of the Let Love In single.

Oliver Burkeman: Is stress bad for your health? (Guardian)
Is there something amiss with our assumption that stress equals misery, while a stress-free life is bliss?

Pauline Marie Bock: How to live a middle-class life in New York City on less than $5,000 a year (Guardian)
Marie is a French woman living in Brooklyn who has no job, no visa, and lives in a three-story house for free. Her secret: living off the waste of others.

Jim Avery: 6 Dark Secrets Harbored By Your Favorite Foods (Cracked)
"Please, Cracked," you're already pleading, "Don't do this. Let me live my beautiful lie that is eating healthy and fresh. Don't take this from me." Sorry, hypothetical reader, but duty calls.

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Trivia Question from Yesterday

A tonsorial parlor is more commonly referred to a(n) _____?_____

      Barber Shop                                                      Source

Definition of TONSORIAL: of or relating to a barber or the work of a barber

Origin of TONSORIAL: Latin tonsorius, from tondere

First Known Use: 1813        Source

mj was first, and correct, with:
   Home of singing groups and leechers
  It's a barber shop.

John I from Hawai'i says,
   "barber shop."

Alan J wrote:
   Barber Shop.

Deborah said:
   A barbershop?
  I really have no idea.

kenn replied:
   Barber Shop...what else

Adam answered:
   A Barber Shop.

Marian responded:
   barber shop
  It took the Amgen bike riders about one minute to get past our street. The road was only closed for about a half an hour. There was a lead car announcing their arrival and a helicopter above them.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, said:
   barbering or hairdressing

Randall replied:

DJ Useo responded:
   My understanding is that's an out of date reference to a barber shop.
  Barber shop is an out of date reference for the place you're sure to find no "hippies". lol
  When I was a wee lad, my Dad always cut my hair. Oh, we dreaded that. He knew only one style, "The BUTCH".
  By the time I was old enough to attend the matter myself, long hair was the fashion.
  I used to have people cross the street to avoid me me once they'd spotted my hair length.
  Nowadays, it seems to me that the prevalent hair style is to appear as if you just woke up, or "bed head", as I hear it referred to. I've managed that style perfectly, & without any expensive hair products. rofl. :D

Lipid Lois Of Oregon answered:
   Back in the day, a Barber was the most important man in town. He could cut your hair, shave your beard, pull your teeth, and yeah, rip out your adenoids and take-a the tonsils last! I would rather trust one of them (or Doc Holliday) with my life, than one of our 21st century Doctor/Gods who came into the industry lusting for lots and lots of money, and see YOU, the patient, as an item to be used, bullying you into procedures that you DECLINED at consultation (and you were frankly too stunned and intimidated by your Doctor's statement of intent to speak up, as you lay on a gurney in pre-op on the morning of surgery, mostly just because he would be ripping your heart out of your chest in a matter of minutes, and he seemed genuinely ANGRY when you told him you wanted a pig valve before) but are gonna get any way, because the heart valve prosthetic manufacturer requires a base number of recipients for initial study to submit for FDA approval, so yes, Dr. Song, I got your number, you bastard. And what kind of Doctor would force a procedure which requires dependence on blood thinners, on a patient with hepatitis?

MAM   , wrote:
   Barber Shop

  PS Deborah ~ I love the story of Ferdinand. Still have my copy on my bookshelf.

Joe S     took the day off.

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcali took the day off.

Charlie took the day off.

Sally is retired, but paying attention.

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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Last Night

May gray morning, mostly sunny afternoon.

Tonight, Monday:

CBS opens the night with a FRESH '2 Broke Girls', followed by a FRESH 'Mike & Molly', then a FRESH 'Stalker', followed by a FRESH 'NCIS: The Expendable One'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Dave are Tom Hanks and Eddie Vedder.
Scheduled on a FRESH James Corden, OBE are Rebecca Romijn and Sam Rockwell.

NBC begins the night with a FRESH 'The Voice', followed by a FRESH 'The Night Shift'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Hugh Jackman, Nick Offerman, and Janelle Monae.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Mariska Hargitay, Chelsea Peretti, Father John Misty, and Elle King.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Aasif Mandvi, Faith No More, and Jen Kirkman.

ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Dancing With The Stars", followed by a FRESH 'The Bachelorette'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Mariah Carey and Alexandra Daddario.

The CW fills the night with the movie 'Celeste & Jesse Forever'.

Faux fills the night with a FRESH 'The Following'.

MY recycles an old 'L&O: SVU', followed by another old 'L&O: SVU'.

A&E has all old 'The First 48' all night.

AMC offers the movie 'Jurassic Park', followed by a FRESH 'TURN: Washington's Spies'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 3 - Ep 3 - Rococo
 [7:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 12 - Casa Roma
 [8:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 8 - Sabatiello's
 [9:00AM]    Doctor Who: The Time Of The Doctor
 [10:15AM]    Doctor Who - Season 8 - Ep 1 - Deep Breath
 [12:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 9 - The Vengeance Factor
 [1:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 10 - The Defector
 [2:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 1
 [3:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 2
 [4:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 3
 [5:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 5
 [6:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 6
 [7:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 14 - Episode 7
 [8:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 5
 [9:30PM]    Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 1
 [11:00PM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 1
 [12:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 2
 [1:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 3
 [2:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 5
 [3:30AM]    Top Gear - Season 22 - Episode 1
 [5:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 11 - Episode 5     (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Shahs Of Sunset', 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta: Kandi's Ski Trip', followed by a FRESH 'Shahs Of Sunset', then a FRESH 'Southern Charm'.

Comedy Central has 3 hours of old 'South Park', 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.
On a RERUN Jon Stewart (from 4/7/15) is Peter Dinklage.
On a RERUN @Midnight (from 4/29/15) are Eugene Mirman, Max Silvestri, and Emily Heller.

FX has 'Mike & Molly', another 'Mike & Molly', followed by the movie 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes', then the movie 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes'.

History has 'Swamp People', another 'Swamp People', still another 'Swamp People', followed by the FRESH 'Avenging The Alamo: The Road To Texass Rising'.

IFC  -   
 [8:45AM]    THE LOOKOUT

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    The Staircase-The Blowpoke Returns
 [7:00AM]    The Bank Job
 [9:30AM]    Being John Malkovich
 [12:00PM]    Love Actually
 [3:00PM]    Law & Order-Prince of Darkness
 [4:00PM]    Law & Order-Point of View
 [5:00PM]    Law & Order-Consultation
 [6:00PM]    Law & Order-Castoff
 [7:00PM]    Law & Order-Grief
 [8:00PM]    Law & Order-Faccia a Faccia
 [9:00PM]    Law & Order-Divorce
 [10:00PM]    Law & Order-Carrier
 [11:00PM]    Law & Order-Stalker
 [12:00AM]    Law & Order-Disappeared
 [1:00AM]    Law & Order-Burden
 [2:00AM]    Law & Order-Bad Girl
 [3:00AM]    The Red Road-Gifts
 [4:00AM]    The Red Road-Graves
 [5:00AM]    The Red Road-Intruders    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has the movie 'Hellboy', followed by the movie 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Betty White, Clio Cresswell, and Lord Huron.

 [6:00 AM]      Forbidden (1932)
 [7:30 AM]      Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
 [9:30 AM]      You Can't Take It With You (1938)
 [11:45 AM]      Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
 [2:00 PM]      Meet John Doe (1941)
 [4:15 PM]      Tunisian Victory (1943)
 [5:45 PM]      Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
 [8:00 PM]      The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
 [10:15 PM]      Tower of London (1939)
 [12:00 AM]      Quentin Durward (1955)
 [2:00 AM]      Christopher Columbus (1949)
 [4:00 AM]      Saint Joan (1957)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Tuesday   -  05/19/15

TCM features films written by Robert Benton all night.
 [6:00 AM]      Passion Flower (1930)
 [7:30 AM]      Garden Of The Moon (1938)
 [9:15 AM]      Bed of Roses (1933)
 [10:30 AM]      Primrose Path (1940)
 [12:15 PM]      The Secret Garden (1949)
 [2:00 PM]      The Blue Gardenia (1953)
 [3:45 PM]      Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
 [6:00 PM]      The Subject Was Roses (1968)
 [8:00 PM]      Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
 [10:00 PM]      Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
 [12:00 AM]      The Late Show (1977)
 [2:00 AM]      Still Of The Night (1982)
 [4:00 AM]      Nadine (1987)

 [5:30 AM]      TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Laurence Fishburne (2008)     (ALL TIMES EST)

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British actor, Hugh Laurie, left, U.S actress, Britt Robertson, centre and U.S actor George Clooney pose for photographers upon arrival for the European premiere of Tomorrowland: A World Beyond at a central London cinema, Sunday, May 17, 2015.
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Paley Center for Media

Conan O'Brien

With the news that the U.S. may soon normalize relations with Cuba after more than a half century, Conan O'Brien tried a little comedy diplomacy earlier this year by spending four days on the fly in Cuba, seeing the sights and interacting with the locals.

It was the first time in more 50 years that an American talk show host was allowed to visit the country. O'Brien treated the historic moment as an opportunity to do what he does best: make fun of himself for being pale and awkward.

On Friday, the Paley Center for Media in New York screened the two Cuba episodes of TBS' "Conan," which first aired in March. The episodes were a major departure from his usual format. They featured a warm and loose O'Brien awkwardly attempting to learn native dancing, discovering the pleasures of rum in a box, and learning key Cuban phrases from an old woman, including "does this freckle look pre-cancerous?" (Without missing a beat, the woman he asked to translate the phrase immediately said yes, and O'Brien responded with his signature exasperation.)

After the screening, O' Brien sat down for an interview with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, during which he explained that they visited the country, with help from a Canadian producer, with very little idea for what they would find. "This is completely improvisational," he said. "You are flying without any kind of safety net."

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Mexican actress Salma Hayek (L) and US actress Jane Fonda (R) arrive for the Kering Women in Motion Honor Awards during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, 17 May 2014. Kering and the Cannes Film Festival honored Jane Fonda for her contribution to the film industry.The festival runs from 13 to 24 May.
Photo by Sebastien Nogier


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Two-Day Music Auction

Hard Rock Cafe

A custom-designed tour bus bought by Rock 'n' Roll King Elvis Presley for his back-up band in 1976 sold at auction in New York Saturday for $268,000, organizers said.

Elvis's "Takin' Care of Business" and lightning bolt motto is emblazoned on the bodywork, although its soft furnishings have since been refitted in dusty peach since its days on road in the 1970s.

But the most expensive lot of the two-day music auction at New York's Hard Rock Cafe was a guitar played by George Harrison in the early days of Beatlemania that sold for $500,000 to a private buyer on Friday.

Harrison borrowed the Maton electric guitar from a music shop while his own instrument was being repaired.

He was photographed holding it at the Cavern Club, the Liverpool spot where the Beatles shot to prominence, and played it at a series of concerts in Britain in the summer of 1963, Julien's said.

Hard Rock Cafe


Newhead News


Fine Arts Students Quit


The entire graduate class of 2016 at the University of Southern California's art and design school has dropped out, protesting faculty and curriculum changes.

The seven fine arts students on Friday posted a letter online, saying they're withdrawing from USC's Roski School of Art and Design because of changes to the visual arts graduate program and the loss of several prominent professors.

Students said they were upset that studio visits were replaced by classes focusing on teaching and criticism. They also lamented about the loss of guaranteed teaching assistant positions.

"I regret that several of our MFA students have stated they will leave the program over issues that were presented to us and that we considered to have been resolved, specifically having to do with financial aid and curriculum," Dean Erica Muhl said in a statement.

When Muhl took over in 2013, she oversaw a name change from the Roski School of Fine Arts to the Roski School of Art and Design.



Director Costa Gavras (L) and French cartoonist Plantu pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of the film "Mon roi" in competition at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 17, 2015.
Photo by Regis Duvignau


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Arturo Azinian

Arturo Azinian plucked a pair of Chanel pumps from a box full of shoes, unfazed by the leather peeling off the interlocking Cs on the toes or the tarnished metallic heels.

"These have a lot of miles on them, but they will be like new, for about $70," said Azinian, an 88-year-old Beverly Hills cobbler famous for saving the fancy footwear of the elite in the ritzy 90210 zip code.

Just steps from boutique-lined Rodeo Drive sits the decidedly unglamorous Arturo's Shoe Fixx, where the Argentine immigrant toils for 13 hours a day in a warren of whirring machines and shoes stacked to the ceiling.

A pair of men's Salvatore Ferragamo caramel lace-ups awaits repair, while brand new patent leather Jimmy Choos are getting some rubber reinforcements on the bottom to prevent slipping and wear-and-tear.

While handling shoes worth hundreds and thousands of dollars, Azinian is utterly clueless about the famous people to whom they belong.

Arturo Azinian


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Saying 'No' To Cities


Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something about it. So Dan Shaul turned to his state legislator- himself - and guided a bill to passage barring local governments from banning the bags.

Shaul's dual role in state government and business may be a bit out of the norm. Yet his actions are not. In capitols across the country, businesses are increasingly using their clout to back laws prohibiting cities and counties from doing things that might affect their ability to make money.

In the past five years, roughly a dozen states have enacted laws barring local governments from requiring businesses to provide paid sick leave to employees. The number of states banning local minimum wages has grown to 15. And while oil-rich states such as Texas and Oklahoma are pursuing bills banning local restrictions on drilling, other states where agriculture is big business have been banning local limitations on the types of seeds sown for crops.

Wisconsin has banned local bans on sugary drinks. Arizona and Florida have barred local governments from forbidding toys in fast-food meals. And Utah has barred cities from requiring bicyclists to be served in drive-thru lanes.



Italian actress Claudia Cardinale arrives for the Kering Women in Motion Honor Awards during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, 17 May 2014. The festival runs from 13 to 24 May.
Photo by Sebastien Nogier


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Oil Leak Could Last Another Century

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For more than a decade, oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico where a hurricane toppled a drilling company's platform off the coast of Louisiana. Now the federal government is warning that the leak could last another century or more if left unchecked.

Government estimates obtained by The Associated Press provide new details about the scope of a leak that has persisted since Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

Taylor Energy Co., which owned the platform and a cluster of oil wells, has played down the extent and environmental impact of the leak. The company also maintains that nothing can be done to completely eliminate the chronic oil slicks that often stretch for miles off the Louisiana coast.

Taylor has tried to broker a deal with the government to resolve its financial obligations for the leak, but authorities have rebuffed those overtures and have ordered additional work by the company, according to Justice Department officials who were not authorized to comment by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Gulf of Mexico


Actress Molly Ringwald and husband, Panio Gianopoulos, arrive at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 17, 2015.
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52 Counts Of Voyeurism

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A Washington rabbi who admitted setting up cameras to spy on women as they prepared for Jewish ritual baths was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison, the Justice Department said.

Bernard "Barry" Freundel, 63, was sentenced on 52 counts of voyeurism after pleading guilty in February to videotaping the women from 2009 to 2014.

Superior Court Judge Geoffrey Alprin sentenced Freundel to 45 days in prison for each of his 52 victims. The full sentence is six and a half years, the Justice Department said.

In addition to the 52 women whom he was convicted of recording, computer forensic examinations revealed that Freundel secretly filmed about 100 more women in various states of undress, stretching back to 2009.

Bad Rabbi


Kerri Kasem arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas.
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First Palestinian Saints


Two 19th-century nuns on Sunday became the first Palestinians to gain sainthood during an open-air mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St Peter's Square attended by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

The pontiff urged the faithful to follow the "luminous example" of the two 19th-century sisters and two others, from France and Italy, who were canonised along with them on a sunny spring morning.

Marie Alphonsine Ghattas was born in 1843 in Jerusalem during its rule by the Ottoman Empire, and died there during the British mandate period in 1927.

She was beatified -- the final step before canonisation -- in 2009.

Mariam Bawardy was born in Galilee, now in northern Israel, in 1846. She became a nun in France and died in Bethlehem in 1878 and was beatified by pope John Paul II in 1983.



Men show their traditional full body tattoos as they pose outside the Sensoji temple during the Sanja Matsuri festival in the Asakusa district of Tokyo May 17, 2015. The Sanja Matsuri festival attracts over about one million visitors over its duration of three days, when parties of revellers carry portable shrines through the Asakusa neighbourhood, rocking and shaking them in a belief that this intensified the powers of the deities that reside inside them.
Photo by Thomas Peter




Week End Box Office

'Pitch Perfect 2'

The ladies of "Pitch Perfect 2" hit all the right notes opening weekend, amassing a $70.3 million debut, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.

The Elizabeth Banks-directed sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit and video-on-demand phenomenon cost Universal Pictures only $29 million to produce and was expected to open in the $50 million range. The first film, for comparison, grossed only $65 million domestically across its entire run.

George Miller's critically acclaimed "Mad Max: Fury Road" landed a distant second in its debut weekend with a solid and expected $44.4 million from 3,702 locations. The high-octane, post-apocalyptic film cost a reported $150 million to make and stars Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy.

Holdovers "Avengers: Age of Ultron," ''Hot Pursuit" and "Furious 7" claimed the rest of the spots in the top five.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

    1."Pitch Perfect 2," $70.3 million ($26.9 million international).
    2."Mad Max: Fury Road," $44.4 million ($65 million international).
    3."Avengers: Age of Ultron," $38.8 million ($185 million international).
    4."Hot Pursuit," $5.8 million.
    5."Furious 7," $3.6 million ($6.6 million international).
    6."Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2," $3.6 million ($1.7 million international).
    7."The Age of Adaline," $3.2 million ($1.5 million international).
    8."Home," $2.7 million ($4.5 million international).
    9."Ex Machina," $2.1 million ($300,000 international).
   10."Far from the Madding Crowd," $1.3 million ($828,000 international).

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In Memory

Elisabeth Bing

Elisabeth Bing, the natural child-birth pioneer who popularized the Lamaze method in the United States, has died at age 100.

Bing, born in a Berlin suburb on July 9, 1914, died on Friday at her home in New York, her son Peter said on Sunday.

When Bing was 18, she fled her homeland after Hitler took power in Germany and moved to England, where she became interested in obstetrics and natural childbirth while working in a hospital's maternity ward as a physical therapist.

She helped postpartum women regain their strength after they were heavily medicated during childbirth and ordered to remain in their beds for 10 days, she told The Journal of Perinatal Education in 2000.

"What I saw I disliked intensely and I thought there must be better ways. It was very frightening and upsetting to me. The women either had very heavy anesthesia or nothing at all," she said during the interview.

In 1949, Bing moved to the United States, eventually settling down in New York, where she took a job teaching childbirth classes to expectant mothers at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

There she familiarized herself and began teaching classes based on the work of French obstetrician Dr. Fernand Lamaze, who emphasized relaxation, breathing techniques and emotional support from the father during childbirth.

In 1960, Bing help found the American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics, now known as Lamaze International.

During the next two decades, Bing introduced the Lamaze method to the United States, giving interviews on television and radio talk shows and speeches about the benefits of natural childbirth and important role expecting parents play in childbirth.

Peter Bing said mothers would regularly stop Bing, known as the "Mother of Lamaze," on the streets of New York to thank her.

Elisabeth Bing


In Memory

Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly

Detroit R&B and jazz singer Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly has died. She was 70.

Friend and bass player Ralphe Armstrong tells the Detroit Free Press that Barnes-Kennerly died Friday in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where she went for a performance. He says she had at least two strokes in recent years and died of heart failure.

Barnes-Kennerly recorded in the 1960s for independent Detroit music labels Mickay Records and Coral Records. She opened shows for Motown Records performers Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight.

Armstrong says if Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul, Barnes-Kennerly "was the empress."

She later turned her career toward speaking and the ministry.

Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly



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