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Jane Fonda, Harrison Powell dish Ageism and Oscar

After years of complaints that Hollywood is no place for an ageing actor, this year’s Oscars sees a full 25 percent of its actor nods go to the over 60’s. With Glenn Close, 71, a frontrunner for Best Actress in a Leading Role (The Wife), she is joined by Viggo Mortensen, 60 (Green Book), and…

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Older Musicians Get Back in Tune

  Among the thousands of victims devastated by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria last year, elderly professional musicians were especially hard hit. They lost everything,  from their homes to their precious instruments. Regular gigs that kept them solvent were cancelled – indefinitely. The Jazz Foundation of America stepped in, and thanks to its efforts and…

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Happy 50th, Jetsons

Lucky we checked Mental Floss. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have known it was the half-centenary of the Jetsons’ futuristic utopia. First broadcast in 1962, and set in 2062, the Jetsons – one of the first shows to be broadcast in color – got future-tech a little bit right (reclining massage chairs, supersized TV screens), and a…

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