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For Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Prince is the one influence that reigns above all

After Prince died in April of last year, Britt Daniel bought a mammoth collection of unreleased Prince songs off eBay. The fidelity wasn’t always great and its origins were questionable, but to the...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Aquaman used to be a king – now he’s a vigilante

Dan Abnett is sending Aquaman somewhere he’s never been: deep into the sea. When in Atlantis sitting atop the throne, he’s just Arthur Curry, the half-Atlantean, half-human king of Atlantis. He was...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

“Girls Trip” unleashes laughter and love – along with a torrent of R-rated raunch

Hot on the heels of “Rough Night” comes another raunchy comedy about girls – or, rather, grown women – gone wild. “Girls Trip” follows a quartet of longtime friends who convene in New Orleans,...

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

‘Jersey Boys’ nostalgia fades, but the ‘Hit Men’ play on

CRANFORD, N.J. – Five years ago, some musicians who had played with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons during his comeback in the 1970s rounded up some of their friends, slicked back what hair they...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Diahann Carroll reflects on a career of firsts on stage and screen

WASHINGTON – Diahann Carroll, at 81, welcomed a visitor to her “fabulous” suite at Washington’s Willard Intercontinental Hotel – marble bathroom, dining table for eight, stunning views of the city....

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

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, TV and Streaming

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, TV and Streaming

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, TV and Streaming

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, TV and Streaming

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

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

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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