Shirley Jones wants a high-flying 80th birthday

Shirley Jones

Inspired by a former president, Shirley Jones can’t wait to jump into her birthday plans.

The Oscar-winning actress and singer says she’ll take her very first skydive on Monday — her 80th birthday.

“That’s something I wanted to do all my life,” Jones said Friday. The inspiration to try comes from former President George H.W. Bush’s jumps on several birthdays, including when he turned 85 in 2009.

“When I saw him do it I thought, ‘Wow, if he can do this, I can,'” Jones said.

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Happy birthday to a lovely, classy lady who’s been on stage, screen & TV but who babyboomers probably know best as Mama Partridge on The Partridge Family. Wishing Shirley Jones all the best on her 80th!

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Kevin Drew and Andy Kim collaborate on new album

Andy Kim and Kevin Drew

An interview with Kevin Drew and Andy Kim, two musicians from different eras in Canadian music, is more than a conversation about their working relationship and their new records. It’s more like group therapy with two men who love each other deeply. Andy Kim, 61, is a Canadian pop icon (Sugar Sugar, Rock Me Gently) old enough to be Kevin Drew’s father. Despite selling millions of records, he’s spent more than half his 45-year career in silence, considering himself “irrelevant.” His 2010 comeback album Happen Again was his first in more than 25 years. It did not, in fact, make it happen again. Drew, 37, is the bandleader of Broken Social Scene, the rock group whose expansive sound—and large lineup, which included Feist and members of Stars and Metric—put Toronto on the international music map.

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via Kevin Drew and Andy Kim collaborate on new album.

and Q&A: In conversation with Arts and Crafts founder Kevin Drew