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Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’, Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Among Peabody Awards Finalists

Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’, Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Among Peabody Awards Finalists
Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade” and Donald Glover’s freshman FX series “Atlanta” were among the finalists for the 76th Annual Peabody Awards, the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors announced Wednesday.

Other notable finalists this year include the first season of the Marvel-Netflix series “Luke Cage,” which stars Mike Colter as a man with superhuman strength and impenetrable skin, and Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary “13th,” which explores racial issues within the U.S. prison system.

The full list of finalists below represents the 60 finalists that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in electronic media during 2016. Over the next several weeks, the awards organizers will winnow that list down to 30 winning programs. Peabody Award winners and finalists will be celebrated at a gala event on May 20 in New York. The event will be taped for a television special to air on both PBS and Fusion networks on June 2 at 9 p.
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AfterElton Briefs: Welcome Out Douglas Spain, Brad Goreski Learns The Bravo Rules, and Happy Birthday Adam Lambert!

Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

"Oh wonderful; Rocky Horror Picture Show will have a special Easter tribute for the freakishly horrid Playboy Club.."

Thanks to David for this week's winning caption!

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Justin Hartley (above) is 35, Keith Olbermann is 53, Alan Cumming is 47, Mo Rocca is 43, Elijah Wood is 31, Ariel Winter is 14, Ann Jillian is 62, Oprah is 58, Sara Gilbert is 37, Greg Louganis is 52, and Adam Lambert is 30. With only one album, a top five might be difficult, but here are my picks: 5. "For Your Entertainment." 4. "If I Can't Have You" (From American Idol), 3. "Better Than I Know Myself," 2. "Time For Miracles," 1. "Mad World" (From American Idol).

Bon Voyage to Ed Kennedy,
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What They're Doing For Love

Every young actor wants only to be a film or TV star, right?Well, that's not quite true. A sturdy crop of young actors recently graduated from college theater programs has been giving stellar performances in musical theater productions across the country.Take, for instance, Jessica Keenan Wynn, currently the sole female in "Life Could Be a Dream," a doo-wop musical set in 1960. Written and directed by Roger Bean ("The Marvelous Wonderettes"), the show is currently playing at Los Angeles' Hudson Mainstage Theatre."There's something about musical theater where everything is heightened through song," Wynn says. "I hate to say it, but if I could sing my emotions every day—without being thought of as clinically insane—I probably would." (Perhaps Wynn comes by her enthusiasm naturally. She's the granddaughter of actor Keenan Wynn, who appeared on Broadway in musical revues in the 1930s and 1940s, and the great-granddaughter of Ed Wynn,
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