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Murder, revenge, lust and rampage take over ‘Sin City’ sequel

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Femmes fatales and brutish men form a complex web in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” as old and new faces from Frank Miller’s noir graphic novels are brought to life in film. “A Dame … Continue reading

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With union deal, curtain falls on Met Opera’s labor dispute

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The curtain will rise on Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” next month at New York’s Metropolitan Opera after a deal was reached early on Wednesday with the third of its three largest unions, averting a threatened … Continue reading

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Shakira’s hit song ripped off Dominican artist: N.Y. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge has found that a hit 2010 song by Colombian pop star Shakira copied a Dominican songwriter’s work. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in a ruling in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday said Shakira’s … Continue reading

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British singer Cliff Richard cancels cathedral performance

LONDON (Reuters) – British singer Cliff Richard, whose house was searched last week by police investigating allegations of a sexual offense involving an underage boy in the 1980s, has canceled a performance he was due to give next month in … Continue reading

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Guillermo del Toro’s TV thriller ‘The Strain’ gets second season

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Gory paranormal television thriller “The Strain,” one of the top new series on U.S. cable television, has been renewed for a second 13-episode season, U.S. cable network FX said on Tuesday. The vampire horror drama from … Continue reading

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Saxophonist Dickson plays classics, pop and saves lives too

LONDON (Reuters) – After winning a Classic BRIT award in 2013, proving the saxophone can be an important classical instrument, Amy Dickson is taking it to more familiar pop territory on her new album. “A Summer Place”, released later this … Continue reading

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Author’s dive into Beatles story still has depths to explore

CHICAGO (Reuters) – For British author Mark Lewisohn, telling the story of the world’s greatest rock band the way it deserves to be told will take time – a quarter-century, to be exact. The noted Beatles scholar, 56, fell in … Continue reading

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Toronto film festival unveils star-studded guest list

TORONTO (Reuters) – The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will feature a host of Hollywood favorites when it opens next month, with actors including Robert Downey Jr. and Al Pacino expected to attend. Widely considered the kick-off to Oscar season, … Continue reading

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Stellar ‘It’s Only a Play’ cast welcomes Rupert Grint to Broadway

NEW YORK (Reuters) – British actor Rupert Grint, best known as wizard Ron Weasley in the “Harry Potter” film franchise, makes his Broadway debut as a young, wunderkind director alongside a stellar ensemble cast in the show business comedy, “It’s … Continue reading

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‘Saturday Night Live’ announcer Don Pardo dead at 96

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Veteran broadcaster Don Pardo, the seldom-seen, booming-voiced announcer for NBC’s television sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” for nearly 40 years, died on Monday aged 96, the New York Times and other media reported. Pardo’s death … Continue reading

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