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‘Despacito’ sets record for most streamed song of all time

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – “Despacito” has become the most streamed track of all time with more than 4.6 billion plays across streaming platforms. Universal Music Latin Entertainment announced Tuesday...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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2 new Harry Potter books set to be published in October

LONDON – Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series. The British Library’s...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead at 77

NEW YORK – George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Who’s next: Jodie Whittaker 1st female star of ‘Doctor Who’

LONDON – British actress Jodie Whittaker was announced Sunday as the next star of the long-running science fiction series “Doctor Who” – the first woman to take a role that has been played by a...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Some ‘Game of Thrones’ stars are better than others at keeping secrets

The “Game of Thrones” cast has mastered the art of talking without actually saying anything. They’ve been making the rounds recently, doing endless publicity for the start of Season 7, which begins...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Disney fans get look at ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’

ANAHEIM, Calif. – When it comes to Disney, they like to keep it in the family, whether it’s getting a football team’s worth of original Disney princesses to cameo in “Wreck-It Ralph 2,” reuniting...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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‘Apes’ spins a soulful tale

The best thing about the rebooted “Planet of the Apes” film series has always been the apes. These motion-capture creatures – representing intelligent, even soulful chimpanzees, gorillas,...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew dies in Miami at age 53

MIAMI – Christopher Wong Won, a founding member of the Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew, whose sexually explicit lyrics triggered a national debate about the legal limits of artistic freedom, has...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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New boy muppet in Afghanistan promotes gender equality

KABUL, Afghanistan – Last year, Afghanistan’s version of “Sesame Street” introduced a little girl character aimed at inspiring girls in the deeply conservative Muslim nation. Now a new muppet is...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Pine River Library to hold S.T.E.A.M. Fair

The final celebration of the Pine River Library’s summer reading program, the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Fair will return to Bayfield from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 22 in the Pine...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Cézanne Quartet to perform at Pine River Library

Music in the Mountains will help host an all-ages concert by the Ensemble-in-Residence at Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts Cézanne Quartet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pine...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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The Groove Orient to play Crash Music

The Groove Orient, a five-member rock band from Orlando, Florida, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Crash Music in the Historic Aztec Theater, 104 North Main Ave., Aztec. Tickets are $15 in...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment