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K-pop band BTS to take “hiatus” to focus on solo projects, leaving fans in disbelief
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K-pop band BTS to take “hiatus” to focus on solo projects, leaving fans in disbelief

K-pop fans around the world, known as the "BTS Army," were stunned by BTS's announcement that the group will take a break to work on solo projects. The seven-member band — J-hope, Suga, RM, V, Jin, Jungkook and Jimin — held their annual FESTA dinner party on Tuesday, and in a pre-recorded video announced the "hiatus." But the South Korean entertainment company behind BTS said they'll still be working on projects as a group, as well as individually.  BTS at a press conference for the 2017 Billboard Music Award at Lotte Hotel Seoul on May 29, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. THE FACT/Imazins via Getty Images "BTS are not taking a hiatus. Members will be focusing more on solo projects...
Hooley on Kamm’s Corners features entertainment, food, family fun: A Place in the Sun
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Hooley on Kamm’s Corners features entertainment, food, family fun: A Place in the Sun

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Get ready to party.The Hooley on Kamm’s Corners returns beginning at noon June 18. As is customary, vehicular traffic will be prohibited on Lorain Avenue from Rocky River Drive east to West 165th Street in Cleveland’s West Park neighborhood throughout the day because of the street festival.Early weather reports call for sun and a high temperature near 70, which is good news for event organizers, participants, performers and attendees.Admission is free. Live entertainment will take place throughout the day on the two bookend stages at the eastern and western ends of the festival area.The schedule for the main stage at Rocky River Drive begins with the kick off at noon. Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums take the stage at 12:15 p.m. They will be joined by the ...
Taylor Sheridan, the creative cowboy behind “Yellowstone”
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Taylor Sheridan, the creative cowboy behind “Yellowstone”

Not far from Montana's Bitterroot River, a postcard for the American West, Kevin Costner was stoking a fire – pitching logs into a pit several feet away. "This is how you do it – you get it close, you make everything a little convenient!" he told correspondent Lee Cowan. Correspondent Lee Cowan with actor Kevin Costner, star of "Yellowstone." CBS News For the last five years, this valley has been his campsite – the backdrop for a modern-day Western that has taken off like a band of wild Mustangs. "Yellowstone," a production of Paramount (CBS' parent company), was the most-watched scripted series on television last year. It's a show as sweeping as the family it depicts.John Dut...
Review: Circus Vargas is nonstop entertainment
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Review: Circus Vargas is nonstop entertainment

Drama and comedy blend in Santa Barbara show for audiences of all ages PHOTOS COURTESY CIRCUS VARGASA performer shows what can be done with hula hoops at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara. The crowd couldn’t help but cheer last weekend at Circus Vargas. After all, it’s not every day you see the Marinella brothers walking (and more) on the outside of a giant hamster wheel 35 feet above the ground or contortionist Daniella Arata Quiroga shoot a bow and arrow with her feet. In 2021, Circus Vargas was impressive, but this year’s production is even more amazing, from the trapeze artists to an ensemble of jugglers who showed the power of precise timing. And the crowd last weekend was amazed to see not one, not two, but three motorcyclists riding quickly inside a s...
Philip Baker Hall, character actor known for “Hard Eight” and “Seinfeld,” dies at 90
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Philip Baker Hall, character actor known for “Hard Eight” and “Seinfeld,” dies at 90

Philip Baker Hall, the prolific character actor of film and theater who starred in Paul Thomas Anderson's first movies and who memorably hunted down a long-overdue library book in "Seinfeld," has died. He was 90.Holly Wolfle Hall, the actor's wife of nearly 40 years, said Monday that Hall died on Sunday surrounded by loved ones in Glendale, California. She said Hall had been well until a few weeks earlier, and spent his final days in warm spirits, reflecting on his life."His voice at the end was still just as powerful," said Wolfle Hall. Her husband, she added, never retired from acting. In a career spanning half a century, Hall was a quintessential character actor, a ubiquitous hangdog face whose doleful appearance could shroud a booming intensity and...
Judge in Maryland Strikes Down Library E-Book Law | Entertainment News
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Judge in Maryland Strikes Down Library E-Book Law | Entertainment News

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National WriterNEW YORK (AP) — In a legal case closely watched by libraries and the publishing industry, a federal judge in Maryland struck down a state law requiring publishers to make e-books available on “reasonable terms" to libraries if they were also being offered to the general public.The Association of American Publishers, the industry's trade organization, had contended that the bill violated the United States Copyright Act by allowing states to regulate publishing transactions. The Maryland law was passed with overwhelming support a year ago, and included provisions for fines up to $10,000 and higher.Maryland U.S. District Judge Deborah L. Boardman issued her decision Monday, four months after she had enjoined the Maryland Act, writing at the time that the la...
Jennifer Hudson earns EGOT status after winning Tony Award for “A Strange Loop”
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Jennifer Hudson earns EGOT status after winning Tony Award for “A Strange Loop”

After winning a Tony Award Sunday for producing the hit Broadway musical "A Strange Loop," Jennifer Hudson achieved EGOT status —meaning she has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award in her career. Hudson became the 17th person to win all four major awards.A Strange Loop had 11 nominations – the most for any show – heading to Sunday night's Tony Awards in New York City. It took home awards for the best musical and best book for a musical categories – the former giving Hudson, one of the producers of the show, her milestone win.  Jennifer Hudson is seen at the 75th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday in New York City.  Jemal Countess She previously won an Oscar for best supporting...
RDBX stock is chicken soup for the short
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RDBX stock is chicken soup for the short

Redbox Entertainment stock exploded 106% last week. RDBX stock was up 312% in the past month and 637% for the quarter. RDBX is set to be acquired by Chicken Soup for the Soul (CSSE). Redbox Entertainment (RDBX) stock continues to defy the laws of gravity and, for the most part, the laws of finance or economics as it continues to grab massive gains. This is despite the overall negative tone affecting markets, which are seeing most stocks and sectors suffer huge losses. Not Redbox though, as the stock soars to the top of the social media chart in the meme stock space on the back of a tried and trusted argument – a short squeeze.  Redbox Entertainment stock news: Chicken squeeze for the soul Redbox is like Blockbuster – doomed. Redbox offers those kiosks you see i...
Tony Awards 2022: Complete list of nominees and winners
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Tony Awards 2022: Complete list of nominees and winners

The 75th annual Tony Awards were held Sunday night to honor the top performances from the theater industry, following two years of Broadway disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose hosted the ceremony from Radio City Music Hall in New York City."A Strange Loop" came into the night with 11 nominations, the most for any show, and took home the awards for Best Musical and Best Book for a Musical. The Best Musical win delivered a Tony Award to Jennifer Hudson, who is one of the producers of the show, making her just the 17th ever EGOT winner, meaning she has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award.Hudson had previously won an Oscar in 2007 for her role in "Dreamgirls," a Daytime Emmy in 2021, and two Grammy Awards, one in ...
Tony Awards Begin With Non-Acting Honors Handed Out in NYC | Entertainment News
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Tony Awards Begin With Non-Acting Honors Handed Out in NYC | Entertainment News

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Darren Criss and Julianne Hough kicked off the four-hour Tony Award celebrations at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night, handing out mostly design awards exclusively on the streaming Paramount+.Criss opened the telecast with the original song, “Set the Stage,” as he and Hough energetically danced up ladders, on laundry hampers and in sliding theater seats to celebrate the artists who keep theater alive.The first award of the night — for best score — went to “Six: The Musical,” with music and lyrics by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. Marlow is the first out nonbinary composer-lyricist to win a Tony.Criss and Hough have an hour to hand out a total of eight technical awards for things like best lighting and sound design, along with best sco...