Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job

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No cash for gifts? Share you taste in music instead Luke Maguire Armstrong doesn't pen a holiday letter to friends. The guitar player and songwriter prefers to communicate musically. Armstrong makes a CD that he shares with friends and family each Christmas. It contains songs that reflect the places he's visited or how he's f... - Posted on November 18, 2014
Seen Sesame Street? It's been on for 45 years You don't get to be the longest-running children's show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching "Sesame Street" can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years... - Posted on November 6, 2014
Taylor Swift wants you to read Who says kids don't read? Not Taylor Swift. The superstar made a stop on her tour promoting her new album to share her passion for reading and writing. She met with a gaggle of New York City public school kids and 100 more on computer screens via Skype from classrooms in Mic... - Posted on November 5, 2014
Oops! Singer forgets words to national anthem Aaron Lewis has apologized for botching the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner." It happened during his performance before Game 5 of the baseball World Series. The lead singer of the metal band Staind turned country singer published his apology note on his website Monday.... - Posted on October 31, 2014
Boyz II Men go back to their high school Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men returned to their roots with a concert at their old stomping grounds, a performing arts high school they attended and remember being just like the TV show "Fame." "You had girls, you know, walking around in their leotards, plie-... - Posted on October 19, 2014
College recognizes video games as varsity sport As a teenager, in his bedroom illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted. His grades tanked. His parents fretted. A few years later, the 20-year-old from the San Francisco area leads a team of headset... - Posted on October 9, 2014
Violinist wants kids to have music in their lives Seven years ago, the well known violinist Joshua Bell performed for tips in a Washington subway station. Almost no one stopped to listen. The underground performance was an experiment with The Washington Post. The newspaper wanted to see if commuters would notice some of the... - Posted on October 2, 2014
Pots, pans, dolls, games up for toy hall of fame Pots and pans and paper airplanes are among the 12 finalists for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Those humble contenders are up against American Girl dolls, the board game Operation and several return nominees. Those include little green Army men and bubbles.... - Posted on September 24, 2014
Bennett, Gaga: Kids should know more about jazz Kids, singers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have homework for you. They want you to listen to their new jazz album. The Grammy Award winners say they hope "Cheek to Cheek," an album featuring selections from the Great American Songbook, will turn younger people on to jazz music... - Posted on September 23, 2014
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken. Casey the bear, seen in "Evan Almighty" and other movies, had that demand writt... - Posted on September 22, 2014