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2022 Tribeca Festival: Highlights to watch in theaters or at home
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2022 Tribeca Festival: Highlights to watch in theaters or at home

New York City's Tribeca Festival opened Wednesday night, launching its 21st edition with a starry documentary about Jennifer Lopez. Over the next week and a half, narrative films, non-fiction, shorts and filmmaker Q&As will unspool both in theaters and to watch at home.The festival, which runs through June 19, includes more than 100 feature films (fiction and documentary), nearly two-thirds of which are directed by women, as well as programs of short films and TV. The vast majority of films are world premieres, or have had limited festival exposure — such as Kathryn Ferguson's exceptional Sinead O'Connor documentary, "Nothing Compares," which debuted at Sundance earlier this year — so the opportunity is ripe for discovery. Among the premieres: films starring Jon Hamm ("Corner O...
Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck Announce New Joint Album, ’18’ | Entertainment News
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Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck Announce New Joint Album, ’18’ | Entertainment News

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off his legal battle with his ex-wife, Johnny Depp has announced that he and legendary guitarist Jeff Beck will release an album of mostly covers next month.The duo’s 13-track album is titled “18” and will drop on July 15. They said they titled the album after the creative outburst they felt working together. "We would joke about how we felt 18 again, so that just became the album title, too,” Beck said in a statement.The album contains covers of The Velvet Underground’s “Venus In Furs,” the Everly Brothers’ ballad “Let It Be Me” and Marvin Gaye’s soul classic “What’s Going On.” There also are versions of Davy Spillane’s “Midnight Walker” and two songs from the Beach Boys’ masterpiece, “Pet Sounds” — “Caroline, No” and “Don’t Ta...
Bill Cosby, in video testimony, denies sexually abusing teen in 1970s
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Bill Cosby, in video testimony, denies sexually abusing teen in 1970s

Santa Monica, Calif. — In video testimony played for jurors Wednesday at a civil trial, Bill Cosby denies sexually abusing a teenage girl at the Playboy Mansion in the mid-1970s.Asked by an attorney for Judy Huth, who is suing Cosby, whether he had tried to put his hand down Huth's pants, Cosby quickly and clearly answers "no." Asked if he exposed himself and forced her to touch him sexually, Cosby answers "no" in the same way. Asked whether it was possible that these things happened but Cosby didn't remember them, Cosby answered "no." "Why would that not be possible?" Huth's attorney Nathan Goldberg asks. "Because," Cosby replies, "the fact that this young lady is saying that she told me she was 15." In another clip, Goldberg asks Cosby if...
Shakespeare festival to take over Westcliffe this summer | Arts & Entertainment
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Shakespeare festival to take over Westcliffe this summer | Arts & Entertainment

Elliott Jackson was a new Westcliffe resident when she overheard an eyebrow-raising conversation at a town bar.A Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts director was talking Shakespeare, as in “King Lear. “I said wait, what? You’re thinking about doing ‘King Lear’ in this cow town?” Jackson said. “I was vaguely aware of the theater. I thought how good can it be?” Six months later, she found herself starring in the tiny town’s 2016 “Shakespeare in the Sangres” annual festival, performing her first Shakespeare roles: The Fool in the aforementioned “King Lear” and Jacquanetta in “Love’s Labours Lost.”“We’re pretty darned good,” said Jackson, program manager for...
​Review: “Star Wars” extras, bit players reminisce in “Elstree 1976”
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​Review: “Star Wars” extras, bit players reminisce in “Elstree 1976”

A new documentary about the making of the original, groundbreaking blockbuster "Star Wars" focuses not on its stars or special effects, but on the nameless extras and bit players who populated that galaxy far, far away. Overall, "Elstree 1976" is more about the life of background extras (or "supporting artists") who work anonymously to help bring movie worlds to life while never saying a word. 05.25.77: A day long remembered 31 photos The title refers to Elstree Studios, the film and TV production center north of London that, in the boiling s...
Feast of the Blessed Sacrament announces entertainment lineup
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Feast of the Blessed Sacrament announces entertainment lineup

NEW BEDFORD – With the 106th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament less than two months away, Feast President Rick Fernandes and his committee announced today the event’s headliners.“We are proud to announce that Get the Led Out, will headline the Feast on Thursday Night, The Great Escape (A Tribute to Journey) will headline Friday Night, Nelson Rego is set to Headline Saturday Night, and Danny Klein’s Full House will finish our celebration off on Sunday Night,” said feast organizers in a press release.The feast will return to Madeira Field Aug. 4 to 7 after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.“It’s going to feel good,” Larry Jacques, president of Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento, the sponsor of the feast, has told O Jornal. “It’s going to be like a big family reunion.”The feast will kick off T...
Jim Seals, half of ’70s group Seals and Crofts, dies at age 80
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Jim Seals, half of ’70s group Seals and Crofts, dies at age 80

Jim Seals, who teamed with fellow musician "Dash" Crofts on such 1970s soft-rock hits as "Summer Breeze," "Diamond Girl" and "We May Never Pass This Way Again," has died at age 80. His family confirmed his death in a statement to CBS News Tuesday night.According to his family, Seals died at his home outside of Nashville on Monday with his family at his side."We are forever inspired by his selfless life of service and his pure and kindly heart that touched all who crossed his path," Seals' family statement said. "We extend our gratitude for the outpouring of love and support we continue to receive from around the globe by those who have been touched by his life and music." Jimmy Seals performs at Georgia Tech's Alexander Coliseum on October 22, 1977, in Atlanta, Geor...
30th Anniversary Italianfest starts tomorrow on Newport’s Riverboat Row; food, fun, entertainment
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30th Anniversary Italianfest starts tomorrow on Newport’s Riverboat Row; food, fun, entertainment

Staff report The 30th Anniversary Italianfest 2022 starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday on Newport’s Riverboat Row — featuring (as usual) multiple Italian Food Specialties, Live Music, History of Newport’s Italian Heritage and much more. Click image to go to website Kicking off summer festivals is the one that has everything — including a free bocce ball court– and it’s free to all to attend. This City-sponsored event is produced by a core of dedicated volunteers who, every year, create a little bit of Italy in Newport. It started in the fall of 1991 when Mayor Thomas Guidugli and Commissioner Jerry Peluso recognized a need for a family-oriented event that would celebrate the region’s rich cultural history and reflect the pride Newport citizens have for their community. I...
“A Strange Loop” playwright Michael R. Jackson on his emotional autobiography
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“A Strange Loop” playwright Michael R. Jackson on his emotional autobiography

"A Strange Loop," the Broadway musical that's drawn rave reviews and earned 11 Tony nominations, centers on a very unlikely lead character: A young Black gay man named Usher who is working as an usher at a Broadway show, and is writing a musical about a young Black gay man named Usher who is working as an usher at a Broadway show – all while cycling through his own self-hatred.The entire show – book, music and lyrics – was written by 41-year-old Michael R. Jackson, who grew up in a middle-class family in Detroit. He spent almost two decades working on "A Strange Loop." Outside the Lyceum Theater, where a poster heralded his Tony nominations for best book and best score, correspondent Rita Braver asked Jackson, "Doesn't get any better than that?" "It do...
HeadsUp Entertainment Launches Sports Betting and iGaming Revenue Platforms
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HeadsUp Entertainment Launches Sports Betting and iGaming Revenue Platforms

TORONTO, June 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. (OTCPINK: HDUP) is pleased to announce its launch of multiple revenue platforms in the 6 US states and the Province of Ontario that have been approved and offer regulated iGaming and sports betting.  HeadsUp's core business since its inception in 2008 has been anchored in the gaming sector and today a major step forward as a licensed and approved affiliate in the white market jurisdictions sets the stage for substantial revenues. HeadsUp has partnered with Canadian sports entertainment company Enteractive Media Inc on the first of a number of content production initiatives to produce daily content for sports betting customer acquisition.  The companies are presenting and hosting multiple panels and main stage pr...