Coronavrius: Bill Withers and John Prine, songwriters with empathy

A person came again with a hole in his arm wherever all the income goes the other came again with no arm at all.

Such were the troopers John Prine and Invoice Withers wrote into existence nearly fifty yrs in the past to illustrate the horrific toll of the Vietnam War — Prine in “Sam Stone,” about a drug-addicted veteran with “a hundred-dollar pattern,” and Withers in “I Simply cannot Write Still left-Handed,” in which the wounded narrator asks his buddy to take down a letter to his mother.

Both equally music — the previous from Prine’s self-titled 1971 debut,

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Lean On Me singer Bill Withers dies at 81

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Bill Withers, the acclaimed 1970s soul singer behind hits Ain’t No Sunshine and Lean On Me has died from coronary heart issues aged eighty one, his relatives claimed.

The singer died on Monday in Los Angeles, the relatives instructed the Associated Push.

They explained him in a assertion as a “solitary gentleman with a coronary heart driven to connect to the globe”.

“He spoke honestly to people and linked them to each other,” the assertion claimed.

Regarded for his sleek baritone vocals and sumptuous soul arrangements, he wrote some of the 70s best-remembered songs,

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What’s on TV Monday: The Plot Against America; Coronavirus


Whose Line Is It In any case? Gary Anthony Williams and Jeanine Mason are friends. (N) 8 p.m. CW

Bob Hearts Abishola Abishola (Folake Olowofoyeku) is upset when Bob’s (Billy Gardell) ex-spouse (Nicole Sullivan) tries to maneuver her way back into his lifetime in this new episode of the passionate comedy. Maribeth Monroe, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones and Gina Yashere also star. 8:thirty p.m. CBS

Roswell, New Mexico On the verge of a breakthrough in her quest to preserve Max (Nathan Parsons), Liz (Jeanine Mason) turns to Kyle (Michael Trevino) for 1 previous favor. Michael Vlamis, Tyler Blackburn and

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Pixar pioneers behind Toy Story animation win ‘Nobel Prize’ of computing

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Toy Tale was the first aspect size movie released by Pixar and has absent on to turn out to be a billion greenback franchise

In the opening scene of Toy Tale, released in 1995, a cluster of packing containers is scattered across a child’s bedroom. The sunshine streams into the home as a Mr Potato Head doll needs revenue from a seemingly stricken solid of plastic and plush toys exterior a cardboard lender.

Into the image comes the hero – a cowboy sheriff created of plastic and fabric with a pull-string to make him

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Plagues, zombies and vampires: How Hollywood handles deadly viruses

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There is one part of the film industry booming following the onset of Covid-19 – videos that offer with infections, specifically on a world scale.

Docuseries these kinds of as Pandemic: How to Avert an Outbreak on Netflix, and films these kinds of as Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion from 2011 have been taking pleasure in unparalleled streaming numbers as audiences search for to have an understanding of present-day functions.

Showcasing an ensemble A-list cast like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Laurence

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Duffy: Singer was ‘drugged for four weeks, raped and taken abroad’

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Singer Duffy has opened up about a four-7 days ordeal for the duration of which she was drugged in her possess household, raped and taken to a international nation.

It’s the initial time she’s given particulars of the terrifying expertise, which led to her retreating from the highlight.

“Rape is like residing murder, you are alive, but lifeless,” she wrote.

“All I can say is it took an exceptionally long time, at times feeling by no means ending, to reclaim the shattered parts of me.”

Duffy experienced the UK’s best-offering album of 2008 and won a

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