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ABBA, Blondie, The Notorious B.I.G. among 2024’s additions to National Recording Registry
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ABBA, Blondie, The Notorious B.I.G. among 2024’s additions to National Recording Registry

ABBA, Biggie, Blondie and Rudolph are entering America's audio canon. New inductees into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress include ABBA's 1976 album "Arrival," The Notorious B.I.G.'s 1994 album "Ready to Die," Blondie's 1978 breakthrough "Parallel Lines" and Gene Autry's 1949 version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced the 25 new titles in the class of 2024 on Tuesday, saying in a statement that they are "worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation's recorded sound heritage.""Arrival" was the disco-tinged fourth album from the Swedish supergroup ABBA, and included their hits "Dancing Queen," "Money, Money, Money" and "Fernando." ...
A painting of Winston Churchill by an artist whose work he hated is up for auction
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A painting of Winston Churchill by an artist whose work he hated is up for auction

LONDON -- A portrait of Winston Churchill by an artist whose work the British leader loathed went on display Tuesday at Churchill’s birthplace ahead of an auction in June.The painting by modernist artist Graham Sutherland was made in preparation for a larger portrait that Churchill hated and which was later destroyed — an episode recounted in the TV series “The Crown.”The surviving oil-on-canvas study shows Churchill’s head in profile against a dark background. It is expected to sell for between 500,000 pounds and 800,000 pounds ($622,000 and $995,000) at Sotheby’s in London on June 6.Sutherland was commissioned by the Houses of Parliament to paint Churchill to mark his 80th birthday in 1954. The full-length portrait was unveiled in Parliament that year, with Churchill calling it, with a ...
Apple Store – Top Books
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Apple Store – Top Books

Top Paid Books (US Bestseller List):1. Toxic Prey by John Sandford (Penguin Publishing Group)2. The Women by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Publishing Group) 3. A Taste of Whiskey by Melissa Foster (World Literary Press) 4. Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (Avon)5. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury Publishing)6. She’s Not Sorry by Mary Kubica (Park Row Books)7. Table for Two by Amor Towles (Penguin Publishing Group) 8. The Beloved by J.R. Ward (Gallery Books) 9. Camino Winds by John Grisham (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)10. Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez (Grand Central Publishing) Top Paid Audiobooks (US Bestseller List):1. The Most Fun We Ever Had: A Novel (Unabridged) by Claire Lombardo (Penguin Random House, LLC)2. The Women by Kristin Hannah (Ma...
What to know about the prison sentence for a movie armorer in a fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin
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What to know about the prison sentence for a movie armorer in a fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

SANTA FE, N.M. -- A movie weapons armorer received the maximum sentence of 18 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on a Western movie set, as authorities now turn their focus on prosecution of Baldwin himself.A New Mexico judge on Monday found that Hannah Gutierrez-Reed's recklessness amounted to a serious violent offense, while noting few indications of genuine remorse from the defendant since her conviction in March. Prosecutors blame Gutierrez-Reed for unwittingly bringing live ammunition onto the set of “Rust,” where it was expressly prohibited, and for failing to follow basic gun-safety protocols .Attention now turns to Baldwin's upcoming trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the October 2021 death of Halyna...
John Sterling retires from Yankees broadcast booth at age 85 a few weeks into 34th season
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John Sterling retires from Yankees broadcast booth at age 85 a few weeks into 34th season

NEW YORK -- John Sterling, the hyperexcitable New York Yankees broadcaster known for decades of indelible, personalized home run calls, announced his immediate retirement Monday at age 85.Sterling made the unexpected decision a few weeks into his 34th season as the Yankees' radio play-by-play voice. He had cut back his schedule in recent years and was not with the team for its current trip to Cleveland and Toronto.He called 5,420 regular-season games, the last against the Blue Jays on April 7, plus 211 postseason games. Sterling broadcast 5,060 consecutive games from September 1989 through July 2019 after starting with the Yankees as a pregame host.Sterling will be honored in a pregame ceremony before Saturday’s game in the Bronx against Tampa Bay.“I have been able to do what I wanted, br...
Paris prepares for 100-day countdown to the Olympics. It wants to rekindle love for the Games
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Paris prepares for 100-day countdown to the Olympics. It wants to rekindle love for the Games

PARIS -- In Paris' outskirts, a bright-eyed young girl is eager for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to end.That's because the swimming club where 10-year-old Lyla Kebbi trains will inherit an Olympic pool. It will be dismantled after the Games and trucked from the Olympic race venue in Paris' high-rise business district to Sevran, a Paris-area town with less glitter and wealth. There, the pieces will be bolted back together and — voila ! — Kebbi and her swim team will have a new Olympic-sized pool to splash around in.“It’s incredible !” she says. “I hope it’s going to bring us luck," adds her mother, Nora.In 100 days as of Wednesday, the Paris Olympics will kick off with a wildly ambitious waterborne opening ceremony. But the first Games in a century in France’s capital won't be judged f...
Judge set to hear motion to dismiss rapper Travis Scott from lawsuit over deadly Astroworld concert
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Judge set to hear motion to dismiss rapper Travis Scott from lawsuit over deadly Astroworld concert

A judge in Texas is set to hear arguments Monday in rap star Travis Scott’s request to be dismissed from a lawsuit over the deadly 2021 Astroworld festival in Houston.Scott headlined the concert during which 10 people were killed as authorities and festival organizers responded to a massive crowd surge and tried to shut down the show. Last week, the judge dismissed lawsuits against hip-hop guest performer Drake along with several other individuals and companies involved in the show.Attorneys for Scott, whose real name is Jacques Bermon Webster II and is also known as “Cactus Jack,” write in the motion to dismiss that he is a performer and had no role in providing security or crowd management for the festival.“Performers are not expected to render special protection to the audience, nor to...
Winners of the 2024 Olivier Awards celebrating work on the London stage
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Winners of the 2024 Olivier Awards celebrating work on the London stage

LONDON -- The winners of the 2024 Olivier Awards, handed out Sunday for achievement in London theater, opera and dance:New Play: “Dear England”New Musical: “Operation Mincemeat”New Entertainment or Comedy: “Stranger Things: The First Shadow”Family Show: “Dinosaur World Live"Revival: “Vanya”Musical Revival: “Sunset Boulevard”Actress-Play: Sarah Snook, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”Actor-Play: Mark Gatiss, “The Motive and the Cue”Actress-Musical: Nicole Scherzinger, “Sunset Boulevard”Actor-Musical: Tom Francis, “Sunset Boulevard”Supporting Actor-Play: Will Close, “Dear England”Supporting Actress-Play: Haydn Gwynne, “When Winston Went to War with the Wireless”Supporting Actress-Musical: Amy Trigg, “The Little Big Things”Supporting Actor-Musical: Jak Malone, “Operation Mincemeat”Director: Jamie...
News organizations urge Biden and Trump to commit to presidential debates during the 2024 campaign
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News organizations urge Biden and Trump to commit to presidential debates during the 2024 campaign

NEW YORK -- Twelve news organizations on Sunday urged presumptive presidential nominees Joe Biden and Donald Trump to agree to debates, saying they were a “rich tradition” that have been part of every general election campaign since 1976.While Trump, who did not participate in debates for the Republican nomination, has indicated a willingness to take on his 2020 rival, the Democratic president has not committed to debating him again.Although invitations have not been formally issued, the news organizations said it was not too early for each campaign to say publicly that it will participate in the three presidential and one vice presidential forums set by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates.“If there is one thing Americans can agree on during this polarized time, it is that ...
Interstellar is coming back to theaters in September for its 10-year anniversary
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Interstellar is coming back to theaters in September for its 10-year anniversary

It’s somehow been almost 10 years since Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi odyssey Interstellar was first released in theaters, and to celebrate the upcoming anniversary, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. are bringing it back to the big screen. Per , Paramount announced at CinemaCon this week that Interstellar will be re-released on September 27, 2024 in IMAX 70mm and digital. Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, debuted in the US in fall 2014.In true form for Nolan, the film is a bit of a mind-bender. Interstellar presents us with a near-future Earth that is becoming uninhabitable due to an unbeatable blight that’s wiped out nearly all food crops. A team of astronauts sets out to space in search of another planet that could support life, using a wormh...