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On the HBO series Silicon Valley, Matt Ross plays the narcissistic and ruthless head of a giant tech company. On Big Love, he was the son of a polygamous cult leader. Ross has written and directed the new movie Captain Fantastic about a father who raises his family off the grid in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. The program also remembers guitarist Scotty Moore who was Elvis' guitarist and manager, and who influenced a generation of rock guitarists. Moore died last week at the age of 84.
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The singer-songwriter brings a fluid sense of musical boundaries to her first major-label album. Critic Ken Tucker says Hero features "very good, state-of-the-art pop country" music.
Moore, who died Tuesday at the age of 84, booked gigs for Presley during the early part of the musician's career. He later penned the memoir, That's Alright, Elvis. Originally broadcast in 1997.
Ross' new film, which he wrote and directed, is about a father living with his six children in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. "The movie is about choices we make, especially as parents," he says.
The New Orleans-based musician completed recording his final album a month before he died last November. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead calls American Tunes a "fond last look" at Toussaint's talent.
New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau discusses the FBI's investigation of shooter Omar Mateen prior to the Orlando attack, as well as the bureau's broader efforts to pinpoint suspected terrorists.