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Friday, February 24, 2017

The Groovy List is going to miss Nashville's Rayna James

The Groovy List is a weekly Top 10 of recommended pop culture videos:

1) Groovy Dame: Julie Andrews
The actress, whose new Netflix series, Julie's Greenroom, debuts on March 17, is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

2) Groovy Birthday Gal: Bernadette Peters
To celebrate Ms. Peters' 69th birthday on February 28, below you can watch her sing on Bing Crosby's 1970 NBC special, Cooling It, perform in Bernadette Peters in Concert (which was taped in 1979 and released as a video in 1980), and appear on The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder on June 18, 1997.

3) Groovy Birthday Gal: Joanne Woodward
To celebrate Ms. Woodward's 87th birthday on February 27, below you can watch her receive the 1957 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Three Faces of Eve, appear with her husband Paul Newman as the Mystery Guests on What's My Line? on November 8, 1959, and discuss her career in a 2004 episode of Women in Theatre.

4) Groovy Gal: Cate Blanchett
The Academy Award-winning actress performs a lip-synch rendition of "You Don't Own Me" at the Stonewall Inn during a February 20th benefit for the Newtown Action Alliance.

5) Groovy Gal: Wendi McLendon-Covey
The actress discusses her ABC sitcom, The Goldbergs, on AOL's BUILD.

6) Groovy Gal: Connie Britton
The actress, her co-stars on CMT's Nashville and the show's executive producer discuss the death of her character, Rayna James.

7) Groovy Guy: Randy Rainbow
He performs his song parody, "You're Making Things Up Again, Donald!", and appears on's #LiveatFive.

8) Groovy Guy: Christopher Sieber
The actor is interviewed by That's Kentertainment! host Ken Kleiber about performing in the recent Encores! production of Big River and in the Broadway revival of Chicago.

9) Groovy TV Flashback: "Put on a Happy Face" on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
On February 24, 1973, Mary Richards was nominated for a Teddy Award in this classic episode of the CBS sitcom.

10) Groovy TV Flashback: Cliffhangers
This NBC series, which debuted on February 27, 1979, featured three different serials - a mystery (Stop Susan Williams with Susan Anton), a sci-fi western (The Secret Empire with Geoffrey Scott) and a horror story (Dracula '79 with Michael Nouri). Airing opposite the popular Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley, the show was cancelled after 10 episodes.


Rex said...

I don't know why.... but I will really miss her too.... I enjoy that show much more than I think I should...


Marc Harshbarger said...

It's always nice to meet another Nashville fan, Rex. And I'm going to miss Rayna because she's a great character created by a talented actress.