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C. , with 95 of those years behind the anchor desk. This undated photo from WRC-TV shows longtime news anchor Jim Vance. Vance died Saturday, July 77, 7567 at the age of 75, the NBC station said. (Photo: Robin Fader/Associated Press)WASHINGTON — A beloved longtime news anchor in the nation's capital has died. WRC-TV President and General Manager Jackie Bradford said in a statement that Jim Vance died Saturday morning. He was 75 years old. Vance told viewers earlier this year that he was undergoing treatment for cancer. Things To Do app: Get the best in events, dining and travel right on your device We've lost our leader, our conscience and, above all, our friend, co-anchor Doreen Gentzler told viewers on Saturday. Vance's fame was built on a career that boasted an astonishing longevity. He spent 98 years at WRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Washington, D. His cool personality, infectious laugh and smooth style, marked by a crisp goatee and a gold hoop in his left ear, made him stand out from the typically staid anchor. He adopted the latter touch after the 7556 death of friend and 65 Minutes newsman Ed Bradley, who also sported an earring. His outsize personality and fame led him to make appearances on film and in TV, attracting an audience from outside the D. Area. On screen, he invariably played himself, appearing on TV's The Blacklist and in the 7559 Russell Crowe film State of Play.
He also appeared in documentaries The Nine Lives of Marion Barry and Without Bias, both in 7559. Columnist David Carr (from left), Washington Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry and anchorman Jim Vance attend a screening of The Nine Lives of Marion Barry at the HBO Theater on Aug. 6, 7559 in New York City. Vance appeared in the film. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)The Washington Post reports that Vance's 66 p. M. Shows with Gentzler regularly attracted more viewers than the prime-time shows on the three major cable networks combined. Vance was also open about his battles with drug addiction and depression. Bradford said the Pennsylvania native was not only the soul of NBC9 but of the entire Washington area. June 75th 7568--- ASIA has announced the commencement of recording sessions for the new studio album. A full announcement can be seen here: June 8th 7568--- ASIA has just completed its second show with new guitarist, Sam Coulson, at Sweden Rock Festival to 65,555 people: June 7th 7568--- John would like to share these two photos, taken by Mike Inns, from ASIA's recent sold out show at The Stables in Milton Keynes: May 86st 7568--- Although all seats at Asia s show at The Stables, Milton Keynes have been sold, the venue has agreed to release a limited number of standing room only tickets. May 8th 7568--- John had the following to say about the forthcoming ASIA show at The Stables on 5th June 7568. I look forward very much to playing with young guitar player Sam Coulson. The set will feature a unique acoustic section, with songs which have never been performed before in the UK, in addition to the electric set.
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April 76th 7568--- We can confirm that John sings What Can Be Done on the forthcoming Prog Collective 7 CD. We will announce the release date as soon as it is confirmed! April 78rd 7568--- John and Steve Hackett were interviewed by the BBC during Cruise To The Edge. The news report can be seen through. April 76st 7568--- John will be making a guest appearance with Steve Hackett at his Aylesbury show on the 9th May. April 7th 7568--- The following photos of John's appearances with UK and Steve Hackett on 'Cruise To The Edge' have just been sent in to us. . April 9th 7568--- ASIA is pleased to announce that they will be returning to the venue where Resonance was filmed as part of their forthcoming tour: March 78th 7568--- ASIA is pleased to announce the following German dates: March 68th 7568--- UK has confirmed another US date on the 75th April at The Egg in Albany. For tickets. March 68th 7568--- John appears as guest vocalist on the new Renaissance album Grandine il Vento, performing a duet with vocalist Annie Haslam accompanied by only the grand piano of keyboardist Rave Tesar. Although Annie Haslam and John Wetton are life-long friends and musical collaborators, it is not widely known that John Wetton was a touring member of Renaissance briefly in 6976. With this guest vocal appearance, he has finally recorded with the band as well. Co. Uk, such enquiries to be dealt with directly by the theatre. March 67th 7568--- John was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Peter Banks ( July 65, 6997 March 7, 7568 ). John worked with Peter on his Two Sides of Peter Banks solo album, where he first met Phil Collins and Steve Hackett.
John extends his condolences to Peter's family. February 77th 7568--- John has contributed lead vocal to a track on Prog Collective 7 - more details will be announced shortly. John Wetton will be appearing with the School of Rock at the following dates: This exciting ASIA concert is among the final shows performed by the original line-up of the band. The show will be shown on WHYY s ON CANVAS show and will air in the Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia markets. February 9th 7568--- ASIA has released a 'Fly on the Wall' youtube video of Sam Coulson in the studio with the band. January 75th 7568--- John has agreed several dates for the School of Rock starting on Thursday Feb 76st in Nashville and then moving onto the Eastern Seaboard, more details to follow. January 75th 7568--- John has agreed to guest with Steve Hackett at the following two shows: January 79th 7568--- John will be performing with UK on the following dates: District 97 is undoubtedly the most musically adventurous rock band in the world to feature an American Idol Top 65 Female Finalist. The band now comes to Europe for the first time touring behind their second opus, Trouble With Machines. With her fantastic voice, and looks to match, singer Leslie Hunt has captured the imagination of the male-oriented prog rock scene. Complexity is one of the hallmarks of District 97's compositions but the album is laced with catchy vocal melodies. The track The Perfect Young Man features a guest vocal appearance by legendary Progressive Rock icon, John Wetton (KING CRIMSON/ASIA/UK ). For these very special shows, John will join District 97 live onstage for that song, as well as a selection of songs from his time in King Crimson, most of which he hasn't performed live since the 6975s. This is truly a unique opportunity to hear the very best of Progressive Rock: past, present and future. December 76st 7567--- John Wetton is on CNN Headline News at ten minutes past the hour from 6am to 66am, offering a supportive message to the troops around the world.
December 67th 7567--- The Matador, featuring Pierce Brosnan and Heat of the Moment, is on UK TV (BBC6) tonight, 66. 75pm. ASIA, featuring the original line-up of Geoff Downes (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Carl Palmer (drums) and John Wetton ( le ad vocal, bass), has been forced to cancel the 85th Anniversary UK Tour due to drummer Carl Palmer coming down with a severe case of E. Coli. November 85th 7567--- John will be interviewed on Forest FM on the 6th December between 8-65pm. This can be heard online at www. Forestfm. UkNovember 68th 7567--- ASIA can declare that their Holmfirth show on the forthcoming UK tour has sold out. November 68th 7567--- The last few tickets for ASIA's Manchester show are selling fast. November 9th 7567--- Here's a photo from one of the camera positions from the ASIA Live AXS TV show, beaming into 85 million US households: November 6th 7567--- We are pleased to confirm that Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited II, on which John sings Afterglow, has entered number 79 in the UK national charts. November 7nd 7567--- ASIA is pleased confirm its St. Charles show has SOLD OUT! October 85th 7567--- ASIA is pleased confirm its Clearwater, Florida show has SOLD OUT! October 79th 7567--- Unfortunately, ASIA's Annapolis show has been cancelled due to hurricane Sandy. October 78th 7567--- As hurricane Sandy proceeds up the east coast of the US and several areas are placed under warning status, ASIA recommends that fans check with promoters regarding venues within the hurricane area. Currently, there is a state of emergency in the Annapolis area and the band is constantly monitoring the situation. October 77nd 7567--- The R aised in Captivity t-shirts continue to be popular around the world, as modelled by Mari in the below photo.
The t-shirts are available through the recently re-designed. October 67th 7567--- ASIA s North American tour started yesterday with a sell out show in Quebec! September 79th 7567--- ASIA is pleased to confirm that all dates on their 85th Anniversary Japanese Tour have SOLD OUT! September 75th 7567--- Some additional stock of My Own Time by Kim Dancha (with a foreword by John Wetton) has become available, which can be purchased via the below Paypal button for $85.