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Creators, cast of ‘Stranger Things’ debut season 2 trailer

SAN DIEGO – The creators of “Stranger Things” premiered a trailer for the show’s second season at Comic-Con on Saturday that was so new, even the cast hadn’t seen it. The Duffer Bros. were joined...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ differs from the original – that’s what makes it great

Sofia Coppola’s adaptation of “The Beguiled” came in for a bit of a beating upon its release thanks not to what is on the screen but what isn’t. Or, rather, who isn’t: Coppola’s detractors accused...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Ben Affleck addresses rumors that he’s out as Batman

SAN DIEGO – Ben Affleck is still Batman. The actor shot down rumors that he would be hanging up his cape for the stand-alone Batman film, even though he recently ceded directing responsibilities....

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ movies, dies at 72

NEW YORK – Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the “Home Alone” series and a corrupt detective in “The Sopranos,” has died. He was 72. His death was confirmed Saturday by the...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Last duet: Kenny, Dolly announce final performance together

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two of country music’s biggest stars, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, whose onstage chemistry spawned hit duets like “Islands in the Stream” and “Real Love,” will be making their...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Pine River Library continues outdoor movie series

An outdoor screening of the Disney musical “Moana” will be shown from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 28 at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. The film is about Moana, a Polynesian chief’s...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Meow Wolf gives Sweet 101 grant

Santa Fe-based art collective Meow Wolf recently selected Sweet 101, the only do-it-yourself music and arts venue in Durango, to receive a $1,000 grant. The funding is part of $256,000 in grants...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Of course ‘Doctor Who’s’ new Doctor is a woman

Fans recently learned that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor in the long-running series “Doctor Who,” the first woman to play the protagonist who has regenerated a dozen times before, always...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Beijing says no to Justin Bieber over past ‘bad behavior’

BEIJING – China’s capital says it won’t be inviting Justin Bieber to perform in the country because of his past “bad behavior,” although it did concede that the Canadian singer has talent. In...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Judge halts sale of Madonna’s love letters and other personal items, which she claims were stolen

When a jailhouse letter from Tupac Shakur to Madonna claiming he ended their relationship because she was white surfaced this month on a rock and roll auction website, its origin was a mystery to...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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The tuba man’s coming back to town

The tuba has rumbled, roared and oom-pahed its way through much of Western music. It has a deeper, thicker and lower voice than the bassoon, string bass or even a bass drum. But like every good,...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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Jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane dies in N.Y. at age 85

NEW YORK – Costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane, whose creations caught the fancy of high society and the QVC crowd alike, has died in New York. He was 85. The executive vice president of...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment