— “Insecure.” This freshman HBO comedy was a critical darling, landing on several Top 10 lists. But Emmy gave it, and its hilarious lead actress Issa Rae, the cold shoulder. (Memo to the academy: Get over your “Modern Family” love and pay attention to this show). — “Transparent.” In a year of great comedies, this former award magnet failed to make the cut. However, Jeffrey Tambor is in contention for a lead-actor Emmy. — “The Americans.” Lead performers Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys both received nominations but FX’s acclaimed Cold War drama was left out of the best drama category – again. Can we blame Russian hackers?.
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This should be a great way to spend the last night of 2017. You get to see not just one — but two legendary soul music vocal groups perform at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The Whispers, who were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003, are known for crafting such Top 40 R&B hits as “Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong,” “(Let’s Go) All the Way” and “Make It With You” in the ’70s. The Dramatics also had their share of smashes in that decade, including “In the Rain” and “Me and Mrs Jones.” The group was inducted into the R&B Music Hall of Fame in 2013.