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In an announcement today by his family’s attorney, Aaron Hernandez was added to the growing list of athletes who have been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or Cte.
The degenerative brain disease is linked to repeated head trauma or concussions. Its symptoms depression, short-term memory loss, impulsive behavior and confusion — and these symptoms can begin to appear long after a player’s career. Evidence is mounting suggesting a link between playing football and the disease.
Cte can only be diagnosed after death, and in a recent study of the brains of 111 deceased NFL players, a Boston University researcher found »
- Jason Duaine Hahn
“I myself don’t recognize the word ‘jazz.’ I just feel that I play John Coltrane.” –John Coltrane Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary screens Friday, July 14th through Tuesday July 18th at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). The movie starts each evening at 8:00pm. Chasing Trane is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson…?) the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, »
- Tom Stockman
Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller Rogen's Hilarity for Charity held its third annual Hilarity for Charity Variety Show at New York City's Webster Hall on June 9, raising nearly $400,000 to fund free in-home care for struggling families with Alzheimer's Disease. The Neighbors star was also joined by comedy pals Amy Schumer, Colin Jost and Jim Gaffigan, who turned out to support the cause by taking to the stage to perform stand-up routines. Later in the night, Seth welcomed fellow funnyman Paul Rudd to the stage -- together raising over $32,000 through audience text donations.
Meanwhile, "Forever" singer Chris Brown attended the premiere of his new documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life, chronicling the songwriter's roller-coaster career and life at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. The film, produced by Riveting Entertainment, also features interviews with family members, friends and supporters, including Usher, DJ Khaled, Mary J. Blige, [link »
3 items from 2017
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