Saturday Sessions: Curtis Harding performs "Hopeful”
Born in Michigan, Curtis Harding spent his adolescence in Atlanta, where he grew up with two musical inspirations: his mother, a gospel singer, and his sister, a hip-hop fan. Since then he’s developed his own soulful style, showcased in two previous albums. From his latest album “If Words Were Flowers,” Curtis Harding performs “Hopeful.”news.yahoo.com
Nearing 100, Betty White's life is a page-turner in new book
A photo of Betty White, with dimpled smile and guileless gaze, fills the cover of a coffee table book arriving the month before her 100th birthday. The image evokes the genuine White, according to the book’s author, Ray Richmond. “You could make a convincing case that Betty White is the most versatile and beloved entertainer in American history,” said Richmond, whose “Betty White: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life” (becker&mayer!news.yahoo.com
Betty White marks 99th birthday Sunday; up late as she wants
FILE - Actress Betty White poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on June 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES – True to form, Betty White has something impish to say about her birthday Sunday. “Since I am turning 99, I can stay up as late as I want without asking permission!” she told The Associated Press in an email. Her birthday meal will be a hot dog and French fries brought in — along with a bouquet of roses — by her longtime friend and agent, Jeff Witjas. In January alone, White is on screen in reruns including “The Golden Girls” and “Hot in Cleveland”; the 2009 Sandra Bullock movie “The Proposal,” and the 2018 documentary “Betty White: First Lady of Television,” about her life and career.