Netflix Pulls the Plug on Ava DuVernay’s “Wings of Fire” Series and Ibram X. Kendi’s “Antiracist Baby” Film


Netflix has pulled the plug on several animated projects, including “Wings of Fire,” from executive producer Ava DuVernay; “Antiracist Baby,” a series aimed at preschoolers; and “With Kind Regards From Kindergarten,” a film tailored to youngsters. Continue reading “Netflix Pulls the Plug on Ava DuVernay’s “Wings of Fire” Series and Ibram X. Kendi’s “Antiracist Baby” Film”

Hollywood Concept Artist Colin Cantwell, Who Designed Iconic Star Wars Aircraft Including the X-Wing and Helped Broadcast the Moon Landing, Is Dead at 90

Colin Cantwell, the longtime Hollywood concept artist who designed several iconic spacecraft for the ‘Star Wars’ franchise – most notably the X-Wing Starfighter and the Death Star – died this weekend at his Colorado home. He was 90.

Sierra Dall, Cantwell’s long-time partner, confirmed the news on his official Instagram page on Saturday. In the final years of his life, Cantwell had reportedly been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.

He was perhaps best known for designing the prototypes for the X-wing Starfighter, TIE fighter and Death Star. He also created lesser known spacecrafts in the science-fiction series, such as the Y-wing, the Star Destroyer, the Tantive IV (which was supposed to be the Millennium Flacon), the landspeeder and the sandcrawler.

He further worked on other classic films, including ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ ‘WarGames,’ and ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’

Before his Hollywood career, Cantwell also worked at NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory and helped provide updates between the press and astronauts during the 1969 moon landing – playing a key role in Walter Cronkite’s live broadcast of the events.

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Source: Daily Mail

Accomplished Funk, Jazz, and R&B Performer Bernard Wright Dies at 58

Musician Bernard Wright was a beloved member of the Dallas music community whose music was sampled by the likes of LL Cool J, Big Pun and other high-profile performers. (Credit: GRP Records)

Beloved Dallas funk, jazz and R&B performer Bernard Wright died Thursday at the age of 58, according to a statement shared Friday on Facebook on behalf of Wright’s family by fellow musician William S. Patterson.

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Tyler Perry Delivers Commencement Address at Emory University, Receives Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree

Billionaire actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Tyler Perry delivered Emory University’s commencement address on Monday, where he also received an honorary doctorate of letters degree. Continue reading “Tyler Perry Delivers Commencement Address at Emory University, Receives Honorary Doctorate of Letters Degree”

WATCH: Yolanda Adams Goes Head-to-Head with Up-and-Coming Gospel Singer in BET+’s New Series “Kingdom Business”

BET+ premiered the original series “Kingdom Business” on Thursday, featuring gospel legend Yolanda Adams in a role where she goes head-to-head with an upcoming singer who happens to be an exotic dancer. Continue reading “WATCH: Yolanda Adams Goes Head-to-Head with Up-and-Coming Gospel Singer in BET+’s New Series “Kingdom Business””

How Do You End a Motivational Letter?

When applying to the university, a well-written motivation letter is half the battle. It will demonstrate the strengths of the candidate and make the admission committee interested in such a student.

After creating your paper, it is better to use a motivation letter editing service to ensure that everything was done perfectly. In addition, you can find some useful tips on writing this document here.

The purpose of writing a motivational letter

This letter is designed to demonstrate your motivation, determination, and readiness to succeed. It should convince the admissions committee that you have the potential to grow and are the right candidate for an institution, course, or program. Motivation letters have to be written when applying for university admission, qualifying for participation in the Erasmus program, or seeking a job.

Mistakes to avoid when writing a motivation letter

The most common shortcomings found in cover letters are the following:

  • One content for all universities. Each university has its distinctive features, which you need to consider before applying. Take your time and create unique texts for each institution.
  • Duplication of information. Do not get hung up on one of your strong points, and do not repeat what you have already written in your resume. Try to show different sides of your personality.
  • Boring text. Work on presenting the information in an interesting way. A text that catches attention is more memorable.
  • Lack of structure. A well-structured text is easier to understand. When members of the admissions committee cannot follow your thought, they lose interest. Pay attention to the formal requirements of the university when writing a letter (font, size, line spacing).
  • Lie. Make sure everything you are writing is true. It will be embarrassing if an interview reveals that you have appropriated someone else’s achievements.
  • Excessive word count. A letter that is too long can wear the commission down.

How to write a conclusion

In this part, summarize why you are the ideal candidate based on your plans and expectations. There is no need to flatter the university or specific teachers – it is enough to show your sincere desire to study here.

Emphasize those aspects of the program that you think can help you become an excellent specialist. Your motivation letter should convince the university that you will contribute to its development because every educational institution hopes that its graduates will become highly qualified specialists and bring fame to the university.

You should not start a new story at the end of the letter, but you can thank the commission for the time spent reading your essay.

So, your motivation letter for university admission should include:

  • reasons for choosing exactly this specialty, university, and program;
  • your scientific interests and research topics you find exciting;
  • experience, achievements, and personal qualities that will make you an ideal candidate;
  • plans on the implementation of the acquired knowledge and experience.

Check formatting requirements for motivational letters on the university website before submitting the paper. If you face some difficulties, specialists from EssayEdge are always ready to help you in creating the perfect paper and achieving your goal.

Vangelis, the Greek Composer of Chariots of Fire’s Famous Electronic Theme Tune, Dies Aged 79

Vangelis, the legendary Greece-born electronic composer and musician who was best known for his electronic theme song for Oscar-winning ‘Chariots of Fire’, has died at the age of 79

Greek media reported that Vangelis died in a French hospital while being treated for Covid-19.

According to the Athens News Agency, Vangelis, born Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, died on Wednesday 18 May, his lawyers’ office said, but gave no cause of death.

The reclusive, mostly self-taught keyboard wizard was a lifelong experimenter, switching from psychedelic rock and synth to ethnic music and jazz.

In a career spanning over five decades, Vangelis drew on space exploration, wildlife, futuristic architecture, the New Testament and the 1968 French student riots for inspiration.

He played in several bands and solo, but his huge breakthrough came with the score for Chariots Of Fire, a 1981 film that told the story of two British runners in the 1920s.

Vangelis’s score received one of the four Academy Awards the film won – but he was fast asleep in London when the Oscars result was announced on March 29, 1982 – his 39th birthday.

‘I’d been out late celebrating,’ he later told People magazine.

His theme for ‘Chariots of Fire’ beat John Williams’ score for the first Indiana Jones film in 1982. It reached the top of the US billboard and was an enduring hit in Britain, where it was used during the London 2012 Olympics medal presentation ceremonies.

The signature piece is one of the hardest-to-forget film tunes worldwide – and has also served as the musical background to endless slow-motion parodies.

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Source: Daily Mail