Welcome to the Babble Entertainment Advent Calendar! Every day between now and Christmas, we will treat you with fun facts and information about this day in entertainment history.
The amazing and stunning Diane Sawyer is 68 today. Forbes rates her as the 73rd most powerful woman in the world. One of the most powerful stories Diane has covered recently is about a school in Philadelphia: Strawberry Mansion. Earlier this Winter I wept as I watched a report Diane gave about the state of this school. The report was an introduction to the principal of the school, Linda Cliatt-Wayman, as a speaker at the Pennsylvania Conference of Woman. This update from Diane is truly amazing and worth a watch. You will weep. THIS is the kind of work and reporting that makes me love Diane so very much:
On this day in 1990 Pearl Jam first performed together. They were called “Mookie Blaylock” and were the opening act for Alice In Chains at a concert in Seattle. These days the band is still going strong! Their 2013 album, Lightning Bolt, has been selected by iTunes as Best of 2013.
In a recent Rolling Stone interview Eddie Vedder was asked if he considered Pearl Jam to be more of a side project. He replied, “we’re more of a group than ever, and the space in between is healthy. It’s a big part of everybody’s life, to be playing music, at all times. And at the same time, it’s important to us to be part of our families, to not be absent fathers.”
Image Credit: Pearl Jam via Twitter
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