Tuesday , September 25 2018


New Petty song debuts

Simon to mark touring retirement with album NEW YORK, July 15, (Agencies): Folk rock legend Paul Simon has announced an album with fresh takes on previously released songs as he prepares to retire from touring. The former half of Simon and Garfunkel, who pioneered world music fusion in the 1980s, …

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‘Dying to Survive’ a rare Chinese film

China’s ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ a hit SHANGHAI, July 15, (AFP): The screen portrayal of a cancer sufferer whose illegal import of foreign medicines into China spurred national policy changes has become a box-office smash as audiences flock to a rare Chinese film on a hot-button issue. “Dying to Survive” is …

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‘Lubnaaan!’ star Shakira sings at magical cedars

Beck embraces weirdo BCHARRE, Lebanon, July 14, (Agencies): Shakira performed at the ancient cedars of Lebanon on Friday in a mountaintop concert in the land of her ancestors. The Colombian singer-songwriter delighted a crowd of thousands gathered under the stars near the “Forest of the Cedars of God” in northern …

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‘Skyscraper’ towers over summer sequels

‘The Rock’ joining group that champions rights for disabled LOS ANGELES, July 14, (Agencies): A glance through the summer movie schedules reveals one rather depressing common denominator: every single big budget release is a sequel — apart from one. Dwayne Johnson cuts a solitary figure in that all-important late May …

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‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmy nods

Music stars Mars, Legend, Martin get Emmy noms LOS ANGELES, July 14, (Agencies): “Game of Thrones” roared back onto the Emmy battlefield, topping nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year’s winner “The Handmaid’s Tale”, while a streaming platform made history by earning the most bids …

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Click ‘like’ for Burnham’s Eighth Grade

New Mission Impossible ups action with skydiving Cruise Not even Joseph Conrad had the courage to venture into that darkest of hearts: middle school. Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade,” however, plunges us into the day-to-day experience of a 13-year-old girl, Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher) with just as much intensity as a …

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US first lady returns to int’l stage

Mrs Trump welcomed in Belgium with music, fashion BRUSSELS, July 12, (AP): US First Lady Melania Trump returned to the international stage Wednesday as she mingled with the spouses of America’s closest allies over classical music, fashion and chocolate. As President Donald Trump harangued Germany and other allies at a …

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US ‘social networks’ help fight racial bias

Hashtag power WASHINGTON, July 12, (Agencies): “Permit Patty” and “Pool Patrol Paula” have been unlikely — and somewhat infamous — stars of the Twitter age: they are white Americans who have called the police to report alleged problems with black people. Instead, social media users have quickly accused them of …

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Thai cave rescue film in the works

‘Indiana Jones 5’ delayed again LOS ANGELES, July 11, (RTRS): The Thai cave rescue operation will likely soon get the movie treatment. Pure Flix Entertainment is seeking the movie rights about the mission to rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within a labyrinth. “I …

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Rock towers in Skyscraper

2 hours of mindless escape I like to imagine what King Kong, as a popcorn-chomping moviegoer, might make of “Skyscraper,” the latest summer actioner starring Dwayne Johnson. Would he, watching a goliath ascend the exterior of a high-rise with helicopters and klieg lights swirling, woundedly mumble, “Hey, that’s my gig.” But …

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