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Police say Iowa man killed his mother with guitar

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Country stars honor shooting victims at CMT Artists show

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French actress Danielle Darrieux has died aged 100

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Trump thinks he owns Renoir, but Art Institute says real one hangs in Chicago 

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Michele Marsh, Emmy Award-winning TV news anchor, dies at 63

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A piece of art is changing downtown Denver's streets

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HSO To Play Live Score During Giant 'Harry Potter' Film Screening

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Las Vegas Mass Shooting Survivors Sue Hotel and Concert Organizers, Claiming Negligence
At least two lawsuits have been filed by survivors of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music concert earlier this month — signaling the possible start of other legal claims against the event organizers, the weapons’ manufacturers and the hotel where the gunman stayed. They named as defendants MGM Resorts International, which owns the venue where the Route 91 Harvest festival was held, and its subsidiary Mandalay Corp   Read More ...
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Young Chicago actors don't let 'Trevor' or 'Billy Elliot' down
The creative team behind “Trevor” — the new musical about a lovable young teen with a tough road but a passion for Diana Ross — was gathered in the Times Square offices of U Rock Theatricals the other day, trying to figure out the next stop on the road to Broadway. The director, Marc Bruni, was talking about the need to restage the show for a proscenium theater, following the world premiere of the “Trevor” theatrical adaptation of the Oscar-winning short movie in a thrust space at Writers Theatre in north suburban Glencoe   Read More ...
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Chelsea Handler, Ending Netflix Show, Says She Will Focus on Political Activism
Photo Netflix is ending one of its first forays into the topical talk-show genre, and with it, the number of female hosts in this space will be reduced by one. “Chelsea,” the program hosted by Chelsea Handler, will not continue after its current second season; in a statement posted on her Twitter account, Ms. Handler said that she was ending the series to focus on political activism, travel the country and work on a new Netflix documentary project   Read More ...
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10 of the Most Terrifying Movie Trailers of All Time 
Nothing can make the horrors of your life feel trivial quite like a good slice-and-dice horror movie. So to celebrate the Halloween season, we rounded up some of the scariest film trailers ever made. It’s all of the terror in almost none of the time! 1. (2017) Don’t have a fear of clowns? Well — you do now. The trailer for the hit adaptation of Stephen King‘s tale of childhood terror caused an Internet frenzy when it first dropped   Read More ...
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Art Hounds: 'Man of La Mancha' offers a new take on a classic tale
This week Art Hounds recommend four plays about Don Quixote, Greek mythology, writing and love. Actress Kate Beahen says she doesn't often cry at the theater, but Theater Latte Da's staging of "Man of La Mancha" was a notable exception. Beahen says this production offers a compelling new twist on the classic tale of Don Quixote, making it poignantly relevant for our times   Read More ...
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Watch the exclusive first trailer for Chris Hemsworth’s ’12 Strong’
The first trailer for '12 Strong,' starring Chris Hemsworth, the true story of Green Berets who ride into battle in Afghanistan after 9/11 on horses. Even Chris Hemsworth, who makes a living as a cape-wearing, hammer-wielding demigod, concedes that the image of a modern military leader rolling into battle on horseback makes for a curious spectacle. Based on Doug Stanton's 2009 best-selling historical account Horse Soldiers, the movie follows Hemsworth's Green Beret Capt   Read More ...
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‘The Snowman’ is a jumbled nonsensical mess
Mister Alfredson, you could have saved it. We gave you all the tools — a star-studded cast, a blockbuster best-selling Scandinavian murder novel by Jo Nesbo, and three-time Oscar-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker. So why is “The Snowman” such a jumbled nonsensical mess? Director Tomas Alfredson has copped to the fact that scheduling issues were a big part of the problem, which doesn’t excuse what ends up on screen   Read More ...
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Acclaimed singer Rhiannon Giddens is returning to Raleigh. Here are 5 reasons why that’s cool
Award-winning singer and Greensboro native Rhiannon Giddens is coming home to perform – her first concert scheduled in the Triangle since she won a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant.” The show will be April 14 with a full band at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium, with tickets priced at $30-$45 (plus tax and service charges). A pre-sale begins Oct. 25 for PineCone members and Broadway Series South subscribers, and the public on-sale date is Nov   Read More ...
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Upright Citizens Brigade to Leave Chelsea Theater and Move Uptown
Photo The Upright Citizens Brigade, which has nurtured the careers of many beloved improv and sketch comedians, is upgrading the real estate for one of its theaters. It will be leaving the Chelsea location it has occupied since 2003 by the end of November and moving closer to the heart of the theater district at 555 West 42nd Street, the former space of the Pearl Theater Company, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday   Read More ...
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Underwood final headliner for 2018 WE Fest
Superstar singer Carrie Underwood was announced as the third and final headliner of next summer’s country music festival, WE Fest, in Detroit Lakes, Minn.   Read More ...
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It's official: Here's what we will be reading in 2018 for One Book, One Philadelphia
Jacqueline Woodson is three for three. Her novel Another Brooklyn is the featured reading selection for the 2018 One Book, One Philadelphia program. The announcement will highlight a Thursday morning ceremony at the Free Library. And it’s a Woodson trifecta: She also wrote the 2018 middle-grade companion book Brown Girl Dreaming (her 2014 National Book Award winner), and the children’s companion book This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration   Read More ...
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Must-see locations of Ai Weiwei's expansive 'Good Fences Make Good Neighbors' exhibit in New York
The Chinese artist and human rights activist has created site-specific sculptures at 300-plus places in New York. The public art exhibit is free and runs through Feb. 11.   Read More ...
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The Gardner looks at Henry James and his painter friends
As titles go, “Henry James and American Painting” is as functional as a carpet: no subtitle, no elaboration, just two unadorned subjects blandly balanced on a conjunction. Ah, but there are figures in that carpet. Abounding in pattern and adornment, the interaction of those subjects is as rich and complex as James’s prose. The show, which runs through Jan. 21 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, originated at New York’s Morgan Library & Museum   Read More ...
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Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban close CMT special with Las Vegas tribute
Luke Bryan, Common and Keith Urban remember the Vegas shooting victims and praise their fans on the red carpet at the CMT Awards in Nashville. (Oct. 19) CMT promised its 2017 Artists of the Year special would be a night devoted to country music fans. The network along with the 2017 honorees — Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton and Florida Georgia Line — turned the 90-minute program typically dedicated to celebrating year-end success into a multi-genre love letter to country music fans   Read More ...
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Review: Boyz II Men return with finger-snapping new CD
The guys who gave us “Motownphilly” in 1991 are making fun of themselves these days in a Geico ad in which they harmonize gross digestive side effects at a pharmacy. “If you’re Boyz II Men. ,” you make anything sound good,” says the announcer. On a new CD, they also prove they can make already good songs sound very good indeed   Read More ...
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Babe Ruth will be a bad boy in a TV bio as Major League Baseball makes a pitch for younger viewers
Major League Baseball wants to turn its first superstar, New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, into TV’s next big anti-hero. The league is involved in developing a limited TV series about the life of the hard-partying home run king. Director-producer Allen Coulter, whose credits include the gritty HBO hits “The Sopranos” and “Boardwalk Empire,” has been hired by MLB to oversee the project   Read More ...
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Amy Sedaris has a new TV show, and its roots are planted firmly in the Triangle
The fingerprints of Amy Sedaris’ Raleigh upbringing are all over her new TV show, “At Home with Amy Sedaris.” For one thing, Sedaris, who grew up here along with her famous brother David and her semi-famous (thanks to David’s writing) parents and siblings, references Research Triangle Park twice in the premiere episode, although she insists the show isn’t really set here   Read More ...
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‘Christopher Robin’ touches our inner child
Some movies have such a strong narrative hook, or deal with subjects that have such a claim on our common memories, that it doesn’t matter if they’re not very good. “Goodbye Christopher Robin” qualifies: A stuffy, treacly, overproduced slab of High British twaddle, it nevertheless reduced most of a recent preview audience to what the film itself calls “blubbing.” Even a flinthearted movie critic could be seen to dab his eyes from time to time   Read More ...
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5 faces you should be watching on fall TV
The fall TV season has given us some great new series, and some you don't need to bother adding to your rotation. It has also given us several new actors trying to make their marks. We highlighted five faces that are lighting up our screens with breakout performances in new series this fall. Brandon Micheal Hall Brandon Micheal Hall makes waves as rapper-turned-mayor Courtney Rose on 'The Mayor   Read More ...
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"I want to impress people," local filmmaker says about new movie
Local filmmaker discusses making it into 8th annual 'Local Filmmakers Showcase' "I want to impress people," local filmmaker says about new movie Local filmmaker discusses making it into 8th annual 'Local Filmmakers Showcase' WEBVTT JOHN: FILM STREAMS IS HOSTINGTHAT 66 OMISSIONS AND DOWN TO12, TELL US ABOUT YOUR FILMDEALING WITH JOURNALISTS.>> IT IS CALLED BSV-- AN ONLINEADDRESS IT OR THAT STARTS -- ONECONNECTION TO A PERSON CONNECTEDTO ALL OF THEM AND THE PEOPLEWHO WERE ORIGINALLY PUT IN JAIL,SAY THEY ARE INNOCENT AND THEYINVESTIGATE IT AND GET CAUGHT UPIN SOMETHING BIGGER THANHERSELF   Read More ...
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Police say Iowa man killed his mother with guitar
Police have charged an Iowa man with killing his mother by striking her in the head with an electric guitar. Police say Iowa man killed his mother with guitar Police have charged an Iowa man with killing his mother by striking her in the head with an electric guitar. BURLINGTON, Iowa — Police have charged a Burlington man with killing his mother by striking her in the head with an electric guitar   Read More ...
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Family of late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ rejoins Animal Planet
Crikey! The Irwin family is returning to television’s Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of “The Crocodile Hunter” star and family patriarch Steve Irwin. The network said Wednesday that Irwin’s widow, Terri, and children Bindi and Robert will reappear on Animal Planet starting next year. The family has carried on Steve’s conservation work in Australia, running a zoo, a wildlife preserve and supporting projects that try to save endangered animals worldwide   Read More ...
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Review: Uncovering a Displaced Family’s Past in ‘Aida’s Secrets’
Photo Directed by Alon and Shaul Schwarz, “Aida’s Secrets” chronicles one man’s late-in-life search for his brother, from whom he was separated as a toddler at the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp after World War II. But the remarkable tale it tells — of a family split up and dispersed to different continents, and the detective work required to figure out what had happened — turns this documentary into a fascinating mystery of reshuffled identities   Read More ...
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Review: In ‘Dealt,’ a Magician Never Shows His Hand (Until He Does)
The card magician Richard Turner reveals that he has more than just a few tricks up his sleeve in Luke Korem’s captivating documentary “Dealt.” Mr. Turner’s magic prowess lies in his nimble hands that manipulate any deck of cards. But behind the facade of a self-assured showman is the secret Mr. Turner tries to keep to himself: He’s legally blind. Mr   Read More ...
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Review: ‘Tempestad’ Peers Into Mexico’s Horrific Legal System
Nightmarish stories intertwine with dreamy visuals to create an unsettling, and strangely entrancing, film in “Tempestad.” The documentary, directed by Tatiana Huezo, spotlights two women tormented by Mexico’s Kafkaesque justice system. The first is Miriam, a young mother working at an airport in Cancun, who was accused, apparently without evidence, of human trafficking. “We call you payers,” she recalls her court-appointed lawyer saying   Read More ...
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Review: ‘One of Us,’ a Portrait of Starting a New Life
A thread emerges early in “One of Us,” a documentary about three Hasidic Jews who have left that community, and it’s that leaving doesn’t only mean severing a spiritual connection; the toll is complete. “Nobody leaves unless they’re willing to pay the price,” says Chani Getter of Footsteps, a support group for former ultra-Orthodox Jews as well as those considering straying from the fold   Read More ...
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Country stars honor shooting victims at CMT Artists show
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Singer Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas instead of accepting awards at the CMT Artists of the Year show Wednesday night. The format of the show pivoted to focus on victims of the shooting, as well as those recovering from hurricanes and wildfires, with a night of somber tributes, inspirational anthems and voices lifted in harmony   Read More ...
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Review: 'Phantom' sequel 'Love Never Dies' has its charms
Andrew Lloyd Webber has been in town for the past week to tweak “Love Never Dies,” a reboot of his much-maligned sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera.” Onstage Tuesday for opening night at the Fisher Theatre. , he apologized in advance for any glitches that might occur in the preview performance. It wasn’t necessary. Lively, lavish and way over the top as melodrama, “Love Never Dies” works like a precision timepiece, with set pieces constantly in motion, from above, below and on a rotating stage   Read More ...
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Theatre Bizarre Orchestra showcasing new album
Theatre Bizarre transports you to another world. Enter the Masonic Temple for this weekend’s festivities and you’ll find a masquerade ball adorned by macabre scenery and guests in eye-popping outfits. Still, you can't overlook the music! The jazz musicians who make up the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra are the event's official house band and a prime attraction. This year, you can expect to hear tunes from "Dance with the Devil," the group's recently released second full-length album   Read More ...
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French actress Danielle Darrieux has died aged 100
PARIS (AP) — Danielle Darrieux, a prolific French actress whose movie and theater career spanned eight decades, has died. She was 100. One of France's best-loved actresses, Darrieux appeared in dozens of plays and more than 100 films during her long career. Generations of French moviegoers watched her mature from a precocious, fresh-faced teen into a radiant nonagenarian starring in films into her 90s   Read More ...
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French actress Danielle Darrieux has died aged 100
PARIS (AP) — Danielle Darrieux, a prolific French actress whose movie and theater career spanned eight decades, has died. She was 100. One of France's best-loved actresses, Darrieux appeared in dozens of plays and more than 100 films during her long career. Generations of French moviegoers watched her mature from a precocious, fresh-faced teen — Darrieux made her on-screen debut at age 14 — into a radiant nonagenarian starring in films into her 90s   Read More ...
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Country stars honor shooting victims at CMT Artists show
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Jason Aldean and other stars honored victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas instead of accepting awards at the CMT Artists of the Year show Wednesday night. The format of the show pivoted to focus on victims of the shooting, as well as those recovering from hurricanes and wildfires, with a night of somber tributes, inspirational anthems and voices lifted in harmony   Read More ...
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Bill Nighy to star in comedy Made in Italy
Bill Nighy is set to star in the forthcoming comedy 'Made In Italy'. The 67-year-old actor has been approached for James D'Arcy's feature screenplay and directorial debut and will reportedly play bohemian London artist Robert, who travels back to Italy with his estranged son Jack (Jack Lowden) to make a quick sale of the house they inherited from his late wife, according to Deadline   Read More ...
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Morgan Freeman to star in 'Powell'
Morgan Freeman is set to star in Colin Powell biopic. The 80-year-old movie legend has landed the roll as the former American Secretary of State in an upcoming movie titled 'Powell', Variety Online has reported. The forthcoming movie will follow Powell's career and will focus on his memorable speech presented to the United Nations in 2003, which saw him plea for the removal of Saddam Hussein after information had leaked that the Iraqi dictator - who died in 2006 - was creating nuclear weapons   Read More ...
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Animation Is Film Festival aims to expand the definition of an art form that's not just for kids
Animated features earned their own Oscar category in 2001 and three have been nominated for best picture. But even those storied titles (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Up,” “Toy Story 3”) can fit into the “kids’ fare” box many still perceive for the format. A new, world-class festival launching in Hollywood aims to draw animation in a much-wider frame. “The mission is about taking the blinders off what animation can be,” says GKids CEO Eric Beckman, founder and artistic director of the Animation Is Film Festival   Read More ...
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The week's best: Top things to do Oct. 19-25
The secrets of the animation that made “Toy Story,” “Cars” and “Monsters, Inc.” worldwide movie hits are revealed in “THE SCIENCE BEHIND PIXAR,” the just-opened exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. The 10,000-square-foot interactive show explores the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts that have allowed the artists and computer gurus at the Pixar Animation Studios to create movie magic starting with 1995’s “Toy Story” and continuing through recent hits like “Inside Out   Read More ...
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Halloween in Detroit: Top entertainment hot spots the next 2 weekends
For the free spirits who make up the metro Detroit arts community, Halloween is party time! The holiday fuels the urge for outlandish festivities, be it concerts, club nights or mind-expanding art openings. Over the next two weekends, adults will be heading to entertainment hot spots for treats like live music and costumed dancers, while kiddies will be looking for sweets at community events   Read More ...
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Review: ‘Only the Brave’ is full of heart
Wildland firefighting is a mysterious art: a delicate dance with a raging, unpredictable force. Fires are bested only with a unique mastery of weather, fuel and wind to extinguish fire with fire itself. If our image of firefighting is a big red truck and a hose, “Only the Brave,” directed by Joseph Kosinski, tweaks that image, introducing audiences to a crew of yellow-shirted mountain men wielding chainsaws and pickaxes   Read More ...
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Minneapolis Officer Protected Country Star’s Bar During Vegas Massacre
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — He went to Las Vegas for his honeymoon, but ended up making news for what he did the night of a music festival massacre. Minneapolis Park Police Officer Justin Brown was off-duty visiting a Las Vegas bar when the shots began. What he did next got the attention from of the biggest names in country music. Only on WCCO, he talked about the chaotic moments, and the people he calls the real heroes from that horrific night   Read More ...
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'Only The Brave' Movie Review - Honest Reviews with Kim Holcomb
In the spirit of being honest, I admit to making bad choices before seeing the movie. I hadn’t eaten lunch. Or dinner. So popcorn and soda were my only sustenance. And I’d gone to bed way too late the night before. I was tired. Like, yawning-tired. I also had low expectations because generally speaking; I’ve found disaster movies with all-star casts disappointing   Read More ...
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