Tuesday , August 21 2018


Carnegie Hall marks 125 yrs – Stones unsatisfied

NEW YORK, May 6, (Agencies): James Taylor thought back four decades to his Carnegie Hall debut and said it was “the sort of cultural sign” that he had made it to a certain level of stardom. “We celebrated,” the singer-songwriter said. “That’s why I don’t remember it that well.” Taylor …

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Urban explores rhythmic roots – Energetic interplay from Bianca De Leon

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, May 6, (AP): Keith Urban was on a cross-country flight last year trying to finish a new song about living in the moment and not holding onto regrets. But he was also thinking about two men close to him that had recently passed away. “I was thinking about …

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Alden plays Solo in ‘Star Wars’ spinoff – Crowe in talks to star in Franco-directed ‘Blood Meridian’

LOS ANGELES, May 6, (RTRS): Disney and LucasFilm have found their new Han Solo. “Hail, Caesar!” thesp Alden Ehrenreich has been tapped to star in the “Star Wars”-universe standalone movie revolving around Han Solo, sources tell Variety. Deadline Hollywood first reported that Ehrenreich was the frontrunner to land the role, and …

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Actor Boseman continues ‘superhero’ streak – 39-year-old is Black Panther in ‘Captain America’

LOS ANGELES, May 6, (AP): Chadwick Boseman joins the Marvel Universe as Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War,” but this isn’t his first time playing a superhero. His breakthrough role was as Jackie Robinson in the 2013 biopic, “42”. The following year, he became James Brown in “Get On Up”.” …

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‘Dheepan’ timely refugee thriller – Reiner, son explore dark time in ‘Being Charlie’

NEW YORK, May 5, (AP): French director Jacques Audiard is a curious combination of art-house auteur and genre filmmaker, a brazen showman and gritty naturalist. He makes tender and brutal movies that recast themselves as they twist their way toward unpredictable finales. To suit tales of transformation (his specialty), he …

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‘Romeo & Juliet’ takes on local twist – Gaza performance brings rare taste of foreign culture

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, May 5, (AP): Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist. Instead of the forbidden love story of Renaissance-era European aristocracy, the star-crossed young couple in Gaza’s version of the play is divided by politics stemming …

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Foster gets star on Walk of Fame – Actress celebrates her honor ‘as a director’

LOS ANGELES, May 5, (Agencies): Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster was awarded a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday — and revealed she was banned from the glitzy thoroughfare as a child. The veteran actress was presented with the 2,580th star on the walk by longtime friend …

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‘Neighbors 2’ remains a character comedy at heart – Millennial-generation feminism freshens its outlook

LOS ANGELES, May 5, (RTRS): Considering it’s another trouble-in-suburbia comedy of modest proportions, boasting no innovations in form or technique, it may seem odd to say that “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” couldn’t — or at least wouldn’t — have been made a mere decade ago. Yet a distinctly current engagement …

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De Niro back in Cannes ‘boxing film’ – Schwarzenegger joins ‘Why We’re Killing Gunther’

PARIS, May 4, (Agencies): Robert De Niro goes back into the ring in a new boxing movie to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival later this month, 36 years after his Oscar-winning performance in “Raging Bull”. De Niro, 72, who starred as Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 classic, …

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‘Acting remains mysterious habit’ – Tilda Swinton convention-bursting actress

NEW YORK, May 4, (Agencies): In a sleek, luxurious Manhattan hotel room, Tilda Swinton stands and announces that she’s bound to break something. “If not you then me,” she says cheerfully. That the stark interior would, in even a brief stay, be in jeopardy from Swinton shouldn’t be surprising. Few …

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