Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, famous for surviving years of rock ’n’ roll excess, will release a children’s picture book with illustrations by his daughter, Theodora Richards, his publisher said Tuesday. The book, “Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar,” tells the story of how Richards was first introduced to music by his grandfather and given his first guitar.
Actor, director and screenwriter Jon Favreau traded the high-flying super hero antics of his “Iron Man” movies for a quieter new film about a celebrated chef who quits his job at a top-flight restaurant and takes to the road in a food truck.
Mark Vinz, fiction writer, poet and retired professor of English at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, is winner of the Minnesota Book Awards 2014 Kay Sexton Award for outstanding work in fostering books, reading and literary activity. Sponsored by Common Good Books, the award honors Kay Sexton, who was an influential book buyer at B. Dalton Booksellers and the first recipient.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band Kiss put down their instruments, wiped away the face paint and unveiled their own arena football franchise on Monday, promising to pair the niche sport with the pyrotechnic theater of their concerts.
Stephen Colbert is the only host in late night TV who plays a character. On “The Colbert Report,” he’s a self-absorbed, closed-minded caricature of a jingoistic talk show host, who is supposed to be anything but endearing.
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