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Actor/Dancer Gene Anthony Ray (May 24th, 1962-Nov. 14th, 2003) Ray was an American actor, choreography and dancer.

Cable vs. Network: Mad Men and the Poetics of Television Narrative Revisited

” Television and the kind of shows I wrote about have changed in many ways major and minor in that time. From the vantage point of the present, disruptions can appear more prominent than continuities, and despite some of the shifts and novelties I observe in TV storytelling (along with TV as business, technology, and experience), I also see a stable... Advertising-supported TV narrative is still written around commercial breaks and seasons. Beats and arcs are no more or less significant than they were generally speaking as tools of narrative design and construction, though many network shows break for ads more frequently than in the past. In all genres of TV, episodic unity tends to be a strong value. Their lack of commercials, shorter seasons, and apparent absence of industrial constraints often make them appear altogether different from network serials, which by contrast sometimes look quite formulaic. I emphasized commercial network fare in order to appreciate its aesthetic achievements in the face of widespread denigration. The network/cable dichotomy is often oversold, even more now than ten years ago, and can function as much to affirm conservative taste distinction as to identify two sets of conventions. Acts in conventional TV storytelling build toward endings. In many instances, the break to commercial comes at the moment of greatest tension and uncertainty. A need to bring the drama to such a point four or more times in an hour produces patterns of rising action, raised stakes, complication and development. By ignoring the need for such moments, perversely calls attention to the interruptive quality of commercial breaks. When viewing this way it is impossible to tell where the commercials would have appeared. And perhaps by refusing to adapt to the convention of interruption, Weiner signals his desire for autonomy from commercialism, adding authority to his creative identity. Many of them introduce a new character, client, or situation in the first few scenes, leading up to a series of further events, some of which are resolved within the hour, and some of which provide material for further storytelling. An episode might be based around a trip to California or the development of a new campaign to be pitched at a meeting. Many episodes build toward parties, whether at home, in the office, or in another location. In the fourth-season episode “Waldorf Stories,” the Clio awards are first mentioned in the expository scenes, and later the contingent from the ad agency wins their Clio and faces. Source: zigzigger

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    01/25/15 ,via BurlingtonFreePress.com

    Gillespie, Anthony and Katie Baker had a daughter, Malia Lynn Gillespie, on Dec. Forbes, Brittany and Ray Germain, II, had a daughter, Alivia Ann Germain, on Dec. Flint, Summer and Jeremy Clark had a son, Bentlee Joseph Gene Clark, on Jan. 4 at GM.

  • High school sports: Jan. 24 scores, Jan. 25 schedule

    01/25/15 ,via Cherry Hill Courier Post

    Frank Campo/Gene Hudgins Classic. At Cherry Hill NE: Anthony Burr 12, Ryan Devine 9, Quinn Kimmick 6, Owen Raab 8, Anthony Rinaldi 11, Gino Tortoriello 10. Cape-Atlantic .. Joe Interieri, 3:35; 195: Gilad Bar (C) won by forfeit; 220: Billy Ray

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Gene Anthony Ray - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gene Anthony Ray (May 24, 1962 – November 14, 2003) was an American actor, dancer, and choreographer. He was known for his portrayal of dancer Leroy Johnson in both ...

Gene Anthony Ray - IMDb

Gene Anthony Ray, Actor: Fame. Born on May 24, 1962, in Harlem. Attended Julia Richmond High School, where he performed in a dance class, and later auditioned for ...

Gene Anthony Ray - Biography - IMDb

Born on May 24, 1962, in Harlem. Attended Julia Richmond High School, where he performed in a dance class, and later auditioned for Louis Falco, the ...

Gene Anthony Ray, a Dancer in ’ - Fame,’ - Dies at 41 ...

Gene Anthony Ray, who starred as Leroy, a street-smart urban teenager, in the 1980 movie "Fame" and the later television series, died on Friday in Manhattan.