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Entertainment

Sullivan gets her groove back – ‘I work really hard on my music’

Search the name Jazmine Sullivan online, and you’re likely to find the name of another powerful vocalist-slash-songwriter: Adele. There are Twitter pleas for collaborations between the two, year-end lists including them both, and perhaps, more often, think pieces that end in questions about why Sullivan doesn’t get as much appreciation …

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SAG Life Achievement honoree Burnett on her career – ‘It’s her versatility everyone remembers’

LOS ANGELES, Jan 27, (RTRS): On Jan 30, Carrol Burnett will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award for her professional achievements and her humanitarianism. The legendary star of television, stage and film is acutely aware of the roots of both. Show business held out an escape from the impoverished, chaotic, …

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Musical production top-notch – ‘Sing Street’ heart-melting romance

LOS ANGELES, Jan 26, (RTRS): He’s no Vincente Minnelli in the visual storytelling department, but no 21st-century filmmaker has a more intuitive understanding of movie-musical construction than Irishman John Carney. After “Once” and “Begin Again” both beautifully unpacked the narrative nature of the songwriting process, he’s back at it with …

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‘A Good Wife’ classically styled directorial debut by Karanovic – ‘Halal Love’ comedy related to culture

LOS ANGELES, Jan 26, (RTRS): Lebanese helmer Assad Fouladkar’s “Halal Love (and Sex)” just received its North American premiere in Sundance, following a gala screening at the Dubai Intl Film Festival in December. The film’s comedic take on issues of love and sex have a specific Middle Eastern flavor, addressing …

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Herzog blasts social media at Sundance Thurman, Daddario join Satrapi’s ‘Extraordinary Journey’

LOS ANGELES, Jan 26, (Agencies): Uma Thurman (“Kill Bill”), Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”) and Laurent Lafi tte (“Little White Lies”) have joined Bollywood star Dhanush in Marjane Satrapi’s “The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir.” Alexandra Daddario (“True Detective,” “San Andreas”) is in advanced negotiations to take one of the lead …

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Spotify readies to launch video – Songwriting sets Barnett apart

NEW YORK, Jan 26, (Agencies): Even with rock ‘n’ roll on the outskirts of popular music today, you can still pass by thousands of garages pulsing with the sharp, guitar-based sound favored by Courtney Barnett and her band. What sets Barnett apart, and earned the 28-year-old Australian a Grammy nomination …

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Manila accords royal welcome – Wurtzbach home

MANILA, Jan 25, (AFP): Confetti rained down as tens of thousands of shrieking fans paralysed traffic in the Philippine capital on Monday to welcome the newly crowned Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach. The 26-year-old model and actress, looking regal in a flowing blue-green gown, waved the Philippine flag while perched …

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Obamas’ love blooms in ‘Southside’ – ‘Sweet, romantic story’

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 25, (Agencies): It’s the sweet, romantic story of a first date — albeit the fictionalized first date of the couple who currently occupy the White House. “Southside With You,” the feature film based on Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson’s first date, debuted Sunday to a packed house …

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Tuareg musical tradition reborn in Algeria – Women-only group making a comeback

TAMANRASSET, Algeria, Jan 25, (AFP): A single-stringed violin played only by Tuareg women is making a comeback in Algeria as the last of its players come to the rescue of a tradition on the verge of extinction. Women have long played the imzad in the matriarchal Tuareg communities of the …

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‘Newtown’ explores aftermath of tragedy – Snyder’s movie hopes to address issues of loss, grief

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 25,  (Agencies): In approaching a subject as sensitive as the Newtown, Connecticut shootings of Dec14, 2012, in which 20 children and 6 educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, director Kim Snyder knew first what she didn’t want to do. She didn’t want to make …

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