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2011-07-13 12:10:00

Join Girl Scouts of the USA to Support Media Literacy and Positive Images of Women WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D- WI), and Geena Davis, Academy Award winning actor and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, campaigned in support of the Healthy Media for Youth Act. Joined by teen Girl Scouts, the group outlined the bill, introduced by Hagan and Baldwin, which would improve media literacy...

2011-04-27 07:00:00

New "Healthy MEdia" Commission to Promote Positive Images of Women and Girls WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Geena Davis, Academy Award-winning Actor and Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Deborah Taylor Tate, former FCC Commissioner, today joined together to launch Healthy MEdia: Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls. Joined by Commission members, media partners, and teenage Girl Scouts, Davis and Tate launched the Commission...

2010-10-12 08:30:00

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and the Television Academy Foundation have partnered to create the first-ever Focus on Diversity and Gender Equality in Children's Media Award. The honor will be presented at the 32nd College Television Awards Gala which will take place April 9, 2011 at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. Starting today, submissions are being accepted for all categories of the College Television Awards...

2009-09-16 11:53:00

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Accomplished film, television and Broadway actress and philanthropist Ashley Judd will be honored November 10 as the recipient of the fourth annual USA TODAY Hollywood Hero Award being presented by USA TODAY President and Publisher David Hunke. The award recognizes her work as Global Ambassador for YouthAIDS, the education and prevention program of PSI (Population Services International). Judd will be feted at a private award gala on the evening of...

2008-06-22 12:00:21

By Dennis Lythgoe Deseret News UNDISCOVERED, by Debra Winger, Simon and Schuster, 187 pages, $23 Debra Winger catapulted to fame as a Hollywood actress at the age of 24. She portrayed John Travolta's wife in "Urban Cowboy" and hit it big. "Cannery Row," which came out two years later, was classified as a flop, slowing her down. When her throaty voice was used for "E.T.: The Extraterrestial" in 1982, her stock rose again. And in "An Officer and a Gentleman," her love scenes with Richard...

2006-07-06 18:44:23

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The prime-time Emmy Awards, the U.S. television industry's equivalent of the Oscars, are starting to look less like one big rerun. Long notorious for recycling the same shows and stars years after year, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is testing a revamped nomination scheme to give newcomers, lower-rated shows and programs from smaller networks a better shot at the major categories. And the consensus among Emmy pundits, TV...

2006-01-17 01:09:00

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Desperate Housewives" had the last laugh Monday as the ABC hit took home its second consecutive Golden Globe trophy for best comedy series. ABC also scored the best drama series win for "Lost," which bagged the Emmy prize in the same category in September, as well as acting wins for "Commander in Chief" star Geena Davis and "Grey's Anatomy" trouper Sandra Oh. "Surreal," said "Lost" co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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