More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss.
Random House Children's Books said Wednesday it will publish a recently discovered manuscript with illustrations called "What Pet Should I Get" on July 28. The publisher plans at least two more books, based on materials found in 2013 in the author's home in La Jolla, Calif., by his widow and secretary.
The author, whose real name was Theodor Geisel, died in 1991.
Random House associate publishing director Cathy Goldsmith said "What Pet Should I Get?" was likely written between 1958 and 1962. The book features the same brother and sister seen in Dr. Seuss' 1960 classic "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish."
Geisel, who got his start as a cartoonist and illustrator, also wrote "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat," and "The Lorax."
Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith and Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia, who died in 1995, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June. The organization announced Wednesday that Linda Perry, country music songwriter Bobby Braddock and "Hoochie Coochie Man" writer Willie Dixon, who died in 1992, will also be inducted on June 18. Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter will be inducted as a duo for their songwriting work for Dead. Perry has written hits such as Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" as well as songs for Pink and Alicia Keys.
Party in NOLA: The 2015 Essence Festival will feature Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, comedian Kevin Hart, Common and Trombone Shorty when the three-day festival opens July 2 in New Orleans. Other acts who will perform include homegrown rapper Mystikal, plus Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Floetry, jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding, Kelly Price, Bilal, and such local acts as Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk and Tank & the Bangas.
Ohio awaits: An independent movie starring John Travolta is going to be shot in central Ohio. The action-thriller titled "I Am Wrath" will begin filming in Columbus in March. The movie will have about a $10 million budget, making it one of the bigger projects to come to the city in recent years. Travolta is portraying a man out for justice after a group of corrupt policemen are unable to catch his wife's killer. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman sees the film as a building block for the city's film industry. Some of the filming sites include the Statehouse, the Ohio State University campus and German Village.