Sales of vinyl albums in 2016 were up 10 percent over 2015 and constituted 11 percent of physical
Sales of vinyl albums in 2016 were up 10 percent over 2015 and constituted 11 percent of physical sales, according to Nielsen Music. Here are the top five selling vinyl albums of 2016 (number of copies sold in parentheses):
v Twenty One Pilots: “Blurryface” (68,000)
v David Bowie: “Blackstar” (66,000)
v Adele: “25” (58,000)
v Amy Winehouse: “Back to Black” (58,000)
v Radiohead: “A Moon Shaped Pool (56,000)
“Life Animated” (8 p.m., A&E): “Life Animated” is an inspiring documentary about an autistic young man who used Disney movies to learn how to communicate with others and make sense of the world. The film won awards at the Sundance and San Francisco International film festivals.
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LOCAL TOPICS ON TV
“Community Connection” (Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ-TV and 11 a.m. on WBCB-TV): Mental- health expert Dr. Deirdre K. Adduci will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss mental issues in the Valley.
Next, local author Nancy McCurdy Montagna will discuss her book “What’s Behind the Smile?,” which is about her journey of eliminating the stigma of mental illness.
“A Conversation with Dee” (Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WYTV-TV): Host Dee Crawford’s guest will be Germaine McAlpine and Laura Weymer from the Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown. They will discuss the clubs’ programs.
Actor to kick off hometown film fest
Viggo Mortensen will return to his northern New York hometown this month to kick off a film festival with a screening of his 2016 movie “Captain Fantastic.”
Organizers of the Snowtown Film Festival say the 58-year-old actor will be in Watertown on Jan. 27 for the screening, which will be preceded by a “flannel-casual” red carpet and followed by a panel session featuring Mortensen.
Mortensen graduated from Watertown High School and St. Lawrence University in northern New York. His other films include “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “Eastern Promises.” He has been nominated for multiple awards for his starring role in “Captain Fantastic.”
Orca that killed its trainer dies
Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010 and was profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity at SeaWorld parks, has died.
Sea World officials said Friday that Tilikum died but did not give a cause of death. In a statement, the officials said Tilikum had faced serious health issues including a persistent and complicated bacterial lung infection. He was estimated to be 36 years old. A necropsy will be performed, according to the statement.
The 2010 death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau during a performance with Tilikum after a “Dine with Shamu” show shocked the public and changed the future of orcas at SeaWorld parks.