1. 2005 has been a busy year for him, as he founded his own label, "GOOD Music," announced plans to release his own clothing line, and appeared on the Philadelphia bill of Live 8. In October 2002, with his mouth wired shut after a car accident broke his jaw in several places, he recorded the track that was to become his first-ever single, "Through the Wire." A winner of three 2005 Grammies -- including Best R&B Song for producing Alicia Keys' "You Don't Know My Name" -- he's probably most notable among non hip-hop fans for his outspoken political views. For ten points, what rapper of "Gold Digger" and "Jesus Walks" made headlines when he announced during a Hurricane Katrina benefit that "George Bush doesn't care about black people"?
2. Its North Coast Harbor district features the International Women's Air & Space Museum and the submarine, the U.S.S. Cod, and the Great Lakes Science Center. The center of the city features the Tower City Center, a renovated train station and its Playhouse Square Center is the second largest performing arts center in the U.S, anchoring its theater district. For 10 points, name this Midwestern city, whose North Coast district alongside Lake Erie, is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
3. This film was dedicated to the "memory and magic of Edgar Bergen," who died just a few weeks after his scene was shot. Helmed by veteran TV director James Frawley, this film features the main character being discovered by Bernie the agent, who tells him to go to Hollywood and audition. The main character then travels across country with all his Hollywood-bound friends, all the while being chased by Doc Hopper, who wants to use him as spokesman for a chain of frog leg restaurants. All of this occurs in, for ten points, what 1979 film featuring Bob Hope, Richard Pryor and Orson Welles playing second fiddle to Kermit, Miss Piggy and Gonzo?
4. He went 53-56 in nine minor league seasons, with his best season coming in 1972 for Amarillo, going 9-8 with a 2.26 ERA. He first held his most famous job in 1985 serving under Eddie Haas. He returned to the post on June 22, 1990, and during his 15-year tenure, his charges earned 10 All-Star nods and six Cy Young Awards. Last month, he left that job to move to Baltimore and work under longtime friend Sam Perlozzo. For ten points, keep on rocking and name this longtime pitching coach for the Atlanta Braves.
5. When his mother, Beatrice, dies, he argues with his brother Marty over a train set. A World War II and Korea vet, he met his wife, whose maiden name was Sigurdson, sometime before or after the latter. Originally employed at an auto parts plant, he gets laid off and works for his neighbor before becoming a manager at Price Mart. He would leave that job to open a muffler shop, ironic as the name mentions "and son," while his son is actually teaching in Africa. Born with the name Reginald Albert, this is some of the bio of, for ten points, what strict TV dad played by Kurtwood Smith on That '70s Show?
6. Born with the last name Carlton, his filmography includes roles in the Dragon Fist series, 24 Karate Gold, The Gist of My Fist, Exiting the Dragon of Death, and Ninja Mime. Wrongly criticized for using special effects when he was actually performing the Shadow Kick and Force Ball in his movies, he has died but been resurrected. For ten points, name this movie star, one of several Earthrealm warriors recruited by Rayden for Mortal Kombat.
7. A 2002 book about this man by John Birch Society president John McManus is subtitled "Pied Piper for the Establishment" and accuses him of promoting liberal causes. Briefly working for the CIA after graduating in 1950 from Yale, he wrote several books featuring CIA agent Blackford Oakes, as well as God and Man at Yale, a criticism of increasing secularism. For ten points, name this godfather of modern conservatism who at age 30 founded the National Review.
8. Although their best-known leader suffered a stroke in the late 1980s and died in May 1993, they are still touring and performing to this day and are now led by saxophonist Marshall Allen, who celebrated his 80th birthday on stage at the New York City Vision Festival. The subjects of the 1972 documentary Space is the Place, from the 1960s onwards they began living communally in New York and Philadelphia. The artists behind the 1984 album Nuclear War, this jazz group heavily inspired by Egyptian mythology has been cited as an influence by Yo La Tengo, Derek Trucks, and Sonic Youth. For ten points, name this band most famously led by Sun Ra.
9. Two films were instrumental in its development: Fantasia and Star Wars. Disney created a system that let Fantasia viewers experience the bumblebee in "Flight of the Bumblebee" as if it were flying all around them. Star Wars' opening battle sequence led many theater owners to upgrade their systems. In the 1980s, Lucasfilm introduced a certification for it named after George Lucas' first film. For ten points, name this cinema technology featuring six different types of speakers that allows theatergoers to experience movie audio from different directions.
10. At 10, he lost his brother Mike to a heart ailment and honored him by taking his on-ice position. Winner of the Calder Trophy in 1951, he was an All-Star in each of the next four seasons. In 1955 he was traded to the Boston Bruins to make room for Glen Hall. Two years later, he returned to the Red Wings where he made two more All-Star appearances and broke George Hainsworth's shutout record of 95. For ten points, name this three-time Vezina winner and Hall of Famer who died in 1970 after falling over a barbecue grill during a fight with teammate Ron Stewart.
11. Although his last name was given as Williams in "Here Comes the Neighborhood," he was given a different name in the episode "Wing" in which he wins a contest and has a chance to get $200 for singing at a beauty pageant. He also showed musical ability when he joined the Christian rock band Faith+1, finding out that he had an innate ability to play bass. He would later go on to date Wendy Testaburger. For ten points, name this rare minority student on South Park.
12. Also a 1999 album by Roxette, the more recent album of this name features tracks such as the ballad "Bells of Freedom" and a duet with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, "Who Says You Can't Go Home Again." Featuring a title track and first single supposedly written in response to the re-election of George W. Bush, this is, for ten points, what 2005 offering, the ninth studio album by Bon Jovi?
13. This establishment trades under the symbol SCRH on NASDAQ. It will soon open a Baltimore branch to go along with establishments in Chicago, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, and on the East and West Sides of Manhattan. Also called a Sports Cabaret, its employees are featured in the VIP DVD edition of Showgirls as well as its own Playboy video. For ten points, name this Manhattan gentlemen's club and regular supplier of guests to Howard Stern.
14. He emerged in the Atlanta scene in the '80s, but he is not a musician, despite appearing as the protest singer Ainsley McTree as the opening act for Ultra Baby Fat. He played the most-arrested man on a reality show similar to Cops in the movie Run Ronnie Run, a spin-off from an effort with disgruntled former Saturday Night Live writer Bob Odenkirk. For ten points, name this comedian known for his large-rimmed glasses, known for HBO's Mr. Show and Arrested Development.
15. In the 2003 Gator Bowl, NC State quarterback Philip Rivers performed a modified version of this play, slipping the ball under the legs of T.A. McLendon, who ran three yards for a touchdown. The original occurred on January 1, 1984, when, after taking the snap, quarterback Turner Gill placed the ball on the ground and offensive lineman Dean Steinkuhler picked the ball up and ran 19 yards for a touchdown. For ten points, name this now-banned trick play, created by Nebraska coach Tom Osborne and perfected in the Nebraska-Miami Orange Bowl showdown of January 1984.
16. The story resumes just three days after the bloody battle in which the protagonist killed his arch nemesis. With that accomplished, the young hero travels to the land of the elves to finish his education. Alternating narratives describe his adventures and those of his cousin, Roran, who has become a target of the empire. For ten points, name this fantasy novel, a favorite among high schoolers; Christopher Paolini's best-selling followup to Eragon.
17. He claims to have had a number of criminal escapades including smuggling condoms filled with heroin in his colon and killing and eating a panda. A cast member and writer on The Dana Carvey Show, current voice roles include Ace of "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" and Phil Ken Sebben on Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. With Stephen Dinello and Amy Sedaris, he wrote the book Wigfield. For ten points, name this Second City alum whose real name may or may not be Ted Hitler and whose new show's title is French, bitch.
18. He was apparently a bodyguard at one point to Question Mark of Mysterians fame. Though a band he fronted was regionally successful in California, his first major recordings came in Detroit after his performance there in Hair. After a 1971 album with Stoney Murphy, he rejoined the musical theater, where he met future collaborator Jim Steinman. He is probably most famous for being Tim Curry's main course in the dinner scene of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. For ten points, name this singer of "Hot Patootie," "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" and "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)"?
19. This 1998 film was the movie that dethroned Titanic as the number-one film at the box office, ending said film's 15-week reign at the top. Matthew Perry was originally offered the role of Major West in the film, but the role was snatched by one of Perry's TV co-stars. Several members of the original TV cast make cameos, including June Lockhart as a principal and Angela Cartwright as a reporter, but the two most famous cast members, Bill Mumy and Jonathan Harris, were nowhere to be found. This describes, for ten points, what big-screen adaptation of a 60s TV series about the orbit-traveling Robinson family?
20. This game was invented in 1954 by an anonymous Canadian couple, who would play this on their boat with friends. Two years later, they asked toy and game entrepreneur Edwin Lowe to market the game. Success with the game only came a few years later, when Lowe organized a series of parties where people could learn to play and appreciate the game. Players must roll at least three of a kind of all die face values to achieve a bonus, while the title action occurs when all five die have the same value. This describes, for ten points, what classic dice game with a poker chaser, now produced by Milton Bradley.
21. On this show, Tavis Smiley played Thurgood Marshall, Brian McKnight played Stokley Carmichael, and Paris Hilton played Barbara Eden. American Idol-themed crossovers included Fantasia Barrino as Aretha Franklin, Kelly Clarkson as Brenda Lee, and Randy Jackson as manager of the Four Tops. John Legend, Jojo, Bowling for Soup, 112, Nick Lachey, Jason Mraz, Wyclef Jean, Kelly Rowland, Wayne Brady, and Ashanti were among the many acts that played period musicians. They all appeared on, for ten points, what NBC drama about the Philadelphia-area Pryor family trying to survive American Bandstand, Vietnam, and the '60s?