Sunday, July 27, 2014

Video of the Day: Christina Bianco

Christina Bianco sings 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' as Adele and others.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Video of the Day: Do the Hustle!

On this day in 1975, the song "The Hustle" became the #1 song in America. Read more about it here.

This Day in Pop Culture: July 26, 1975

The song, "The Hustle" became a #1 hit on July 26, 1975.
"The Hustle" is the #1 Song in America
Unlike other dance crazes, it was the dance, “The Hustle,” that inspired the song of the same name by Van McCoy in the 1970’s. McCoy was visiting a friend in New York who told him that a new dance had been created by the crowd that hung out at Adam’s Apple nightclub in Manhattan. After a report given from a business partner, McCoy was inspired to release the album Disco Baby which featured the song “The Hustle” which became the #1 song in America on this day in 1975. McCoy won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for the song. Sadly, McCoy died of a heart attack (not Boogie Fever) in 1979. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Video of the Day: Trailer for "Plan 9 from Outer Space"

Here is a trailer for truly one of Hollywood's worst movies ever made. This one was made by director Ed Wood. Read more about 14 other comedy cult classics here.

This Day in Pop Culture: July 25, 1978

The first "test tube" baby was born on July 25, 1978.
World's First "Test Tube Baby" is Born

Lesley Brown had a history of infertility due to a set of blocked fallopian tubes. In November of 1977 she underwent an experimental procedure that removed a mature egg from her ovaries and was combined with her husband’s sperm in a laboratory dish in hopes of creating a “test tube baby.” On this day in 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world's first baby to be conceived via in vitro fertilization was born at Oldham and District General Hospital in Manchester, England. In December 2006, Louise Brown gave birth to a boy, Cameron John Mullinder, who was conceived naturally.

Hospital Documentary, ‘Code Black’ is Intriguing

Review of the documentary, "Code Black."
Dr. Ryan McGarry comforts a patient in "Code Black."
Running at just 82 minutes in length, the hospital documentary, “Code Black” is already getting the attention it deserves. Unlike other documentaries, “Code Black” is at times interesting, sobering and frustrating, but never is it dull. During the film festival circuit, the movie has received numerous awards including Best Documentary Feature (Los Angeles Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival), the Audience Award (Aspen FilmFest) and the People’s Choice Award (Starz Denver Film Festival).