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Monday , November 19 2018


Halestorm rides on thrash-pop

Snider doesn’t need yesterday because today is his Halestorm, “Vicious” (Atlantic) “Vicious” comes five years after Halestorm’s Grammy-winning hit “Love Bites (So Do I)” became the group’s standing claim to mainstream fame. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with bands like Foo Fighters and Alice in Chains, “Vicious” is …

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Cruise brings ‘Tom factor’ to ‘Fallout’

‘Action is very character-based’ The “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise has become synonymous with daring stunts where lead actor Tom Cruise climbs the highest building in the world or hangs off the side of a speeding plane. “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” which started its global rollout on Wednesday, sees Cruise become …

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‘Wife’ team hopes men see importance of female-led projects

Close plays female writer who fights to make her suppressed voice heard A drama starring Glenn Close as a female writer who fights to make her previously suppressed voice heard reads like a dream project for women in the #MeToo era. But at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Wife,” the …

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HK buskers take a bow

Final show HONG KONG, July 30, (AFP): The rumbustious street performers who have long claimed one of Hong Kong’s busiest shopping districts as their informal stage took their final bow Sunday night after local authorities caved to noise complaints over their legendary cacophony. Under the glow of Mong Kok’s famous …

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‘Nico, 1988’; movie for muse who couldn’t shake her fame

A poignant chronicle of performer’s last tour of Europe LOS ANGELES, July 29, (AFP): At her 1960s peak, the German vocalist Nico was “Lou Reed’s femme fatale,” a glamorous superstar whose name was plastered across one of the most influential records of all time. But her days mixing with Andy …

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‘Meg’ is here, pleased to eat you

Aquatic monster movie aims to give genre back its teeth LOS ANGELES, July 29, (Agencies): In the 43 years since “Jaws” scared a generation of cinemagoers out of the water and took a $470 million bite out of the box office, few shark movies have made much of a splash. …

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‘I Admit’ shows that Kelly hurting

Campaign putting dent in entertainer’s career NEW YORK, July 29, (AP): Although Oronike Odeleye is the co-founder of the #MuteRKelly campaign, she is still excited about the embattled R&B superstar’s new song, “I Admit.” Not because she is blasting it on her stereo — but because the release of the …

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Gordon delivers literary brilliance

DJ Khaled drops ‘No Brainer’ video Kevin Gordon, “Tilt & Shine” (Crowville Media) It’s no longer necessary to think of Kevin Gordon as an undiscovered gem now that he’s been written up in the New York Times and Rolling Stone. Still, it’s fair to say he’s been delivering earthy, literary …

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‘Bleeding’ a disturbingly powerful film

Documentary takes a look at medical device industry If you watch enough passionate muckraking social-justice documentaries, or simply listen to the news every day, you may feel like you’ve lost the capacity to be shocked. But “The Bleeding Edge,” Kirby Dick’s disturbingly powerful and important documentary about the medical-device industry, …

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Thompson suddenly feeling her age

I grew up with ‘primitive model’ males PARIS, July 28, (AFP): Emma Thompson is suddenly feeling her age. The change sweeping Hollywood in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement has left the British actress and director musing on the “primitive model” males that women of …

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