When Norman Lear got CBS to greenlight “All in the Family,” it changed the landscape of TV forever. As one talking head in this affectionate documentary says, the history of television can be broken into two periods: “Before Norman and After Norman.”
The Cambridge Chamber Singers and Mass Whole Notes out of Cambridge and Somerville are among 24 amateur singing groups from across New England selected to compete in the second season of “Sing That Thing!” from Boston public broadcaster WGBH.
Cambridge’s two entrants into the WGBH “Sing That Thing!” television program made it to the semifinals but ultimately lost the overall prize to the Boston Arts Academy Spirituals Ensemble, as revealed in tonight’s airing of the series’ first-season finale.
It wouldn’t be far-fetched to say Louis C.K. has changed comedy – in part by building his character with a true sadness.
The two Cambridge groups are up against 22 competitors from around New England in this new show, which culminates in a May live taping.
After peppering the local music scene in an ever-evolving kaleidoscope of bands and projects, becoming a master of social media and moving into full-length films, the Somerville duo of Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola are headed into children’s television with “Space Balloons.”
Savor the Squares, a fundraiser for Cambridge Community Television’s Youth Media Program, is to have food from a wide array of restaurants, live music, a silent auction and the presentation of the Leading Role Award to City Manager Robert W. Healy.
The first episode of Mindy Kaling’s “The Mindy Project” is online, and reviewers so far haven’t been cheering. But their complaints of discomfort and “squicky” racial comedy show how badly they’re missing the point.