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Paddington bear creator Michael Bond dies at 91

LONDON – It was a last-minute Christmas gift for his wife that inspired Michael Bond to create Paddington bear, the marmalade-loving teddy in a duffel coat and floppy hat. Bond would go on to see...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Teenage boy from Mumbai slum dances way to N.Y. ballet school

MUMBAI, India – The son of a welder from this city’s slums had a dream few Indians dared to dream – to dance with the New York City Ballet. In a few months, that dream may be a little bit closer as...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Performing Arts

Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham tells all about his collaboration with Christine McVie

Before Christine McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac in 2014 after a 16-year hiatus, she reconvened with guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, bassist and ex-husband John McVie and drummer Mick Fleetwood in the...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Tears for Fears’ Curt Smith is done ruling the world

Touring life has changed a lot for Curt Smith since Tears for Fears’ heyday in the 1980s. For example, when he and bandmate Roland Orzabal come to Washington, D.C., on Monday (with co-headliners...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Gaga on gay pride: It’s a time to shine light on equality

NEW YORK – Lady Gaga, a longtime supporter of gay rights, says pride weekend is a time to shine a light on equality. “This weekend is a time for us all to reflect on the importance of tolerance and...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

NBC says ‘Downton Abbey’ movie production to start in 2018

SINGAPORE – A “Downton Abbey” movie is in the works, with production likely to begin in 2018, an NBCUniversal executive said. Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios,...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

ABC revives ‘The Gong Show,’ but does it still work?

Does “The Gong Show” belong in 2017? ABC, which has a lazy habit of exhuming old game shows, brings “The Gong Show” back essentially unaltered – it’s a dank and shticky amateur talent show with the...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Lauren Hutton to be honored at Maine film festival

WATERVILLE, Maine – Lauren Hutton is going to be this year’s honoree at the 20th annual Maine International Film Festival. The 73-year-old actress, model and producer will be awarded the Mid-Life...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Watch ole ‘Bandit’ run: Fans ride to Georgia for film’s 40th

ATLANTA – They had a long way to go and a short time to get there, but hundreds of fans in Trans Ams have put the hammer down and made it to Atlanta to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Smokey and...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Ron Howard takes helm of Han Solo film

NEW YORK – Ron Howard is taking command of the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lucasfilm announced their replacement...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Fall art show submissions sought at Pine River Library

Samples of artwork from area artists of all ages and mediums are being accepted for the fall community art show at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Each artist may submit two to three...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Pine River Library starts ‘movies outdoors’ series

Bayfield will start its summer “movies outdoors” series Friday with a showing of Lego Batman on the outdoor screen at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. All movies will start at sunset...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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