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Striking Hollywood Writers, Studios Meet To Discuss Resuming Talks
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Striking Hollywood Writers, Studios Meet To Discuss Resuming Talks

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -As the Hollywood writers’ strike approaches the 100-day mark, Writers Guild of America (WGA) negotiators met on Friday with representatives of the major studios for the first time in three months to discuss whether contract talks can resume.The 11,500 members of the guild walked out May 2, citing an impasse over pay, streaming residuals and other issues such as setting curbs on the use of artificial intelligence. Next Wednesday marks the 100th day of the strike.Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass said she was encouraged by the reopening of communication, as the Hollywood writers’ and actors’ dual strikes negatively impact the economy.“It is critical that this gets resolved immediately so that Los Angeles gets back on track and I stand ready to personally engage with all the...
Brands have fled Kanye. What about his music career?
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Brands have fled Kanye. What about his music career?

New York CNN Business  —  Ye — formerly known as Kanye West — has lost partnerships with fashion brands including Gap, Balenciaga and Adidas following his antisemitic comments in recent weeks. Now, questions remain about the business that helped propel Ye onto the fashion scene in the first place: Music. Since 2004’s “The College Dropout” — his critically acclaimed and commercially successful debut album — Ye has been one of the most popular and notable artists in the world. He has had countless hits and 10 number-one albums, according to Billboard. But all of that could be at risk due to the performer’s recent behavior and comments. Over the past month, Ye has garnered an intense backla...
‘SNL’ takes on the January 6 Committee and Trump
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‘SNL’ takes on the January 6 Committee and Trump

New York CNN Business  —  “Saturday Night Live” opened this week’s episode taking on one of the most notable moments in news as of late: the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection. Kenan Thompson, who played Rep. Bennie Thompson, opened the NBC variety show by introducing the crowd to the committee’s ninth and final hearing. “January 6 was one of the most dramatic and consequential moments in our nation’s history, so to fight back we assembled a team of monotone nerds to do a PowerPoint,” Thompson’s Bennie Thompson said. He then went on to say the committee has been looking into the attack for more than a year but this session would be a “little different.”...
Beyoncé denies claim she misused ‘I’m Too Sexy’ sample
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Beyoncé denies claim she misused ‘I’m Too Sexy’ sample

CNN  —  Someone’s a “Beautiful Liar,” according to Queen Bey. Genre-crossing superstar Beyoncé has denied allegations that she misused a sample of Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy” on her newest album. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter’s seventh album, “Renaissance,” was released to critical acclaim in July and samples iconic house and disco artists. One song, “Alien Superstar,” features a riff similar to the 1991 British pop band Right Said Fred’s hit “I’m Too Sexy.” Whereas Right Said Fred sang, “I’m too sexy for my shirt,” Beyoncé sings, “I’m too classy for this world” and “I’m too classy to be touched.” The two Fairbrass brothers who make up Right Said Fred are credited as songwriters. ...
Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Sept. 29-Oct. 5 : Maui Now
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Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Sept. 29-Oct. 5 : Maui Now

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for Sept. 29-Oct. 5, find our comprehensive listing here. Scroll, scan, and click for feature stories.  If you’re using a smartphone and looking for the comprehensive events list, click on the photo collage. Click your back arrow to return to the prior menus. Weekly events are separated into Maui regions, such as Wailuku, Kahului, Kīhei, Lahaina, Kaanapali-Honokōwai, Kapalua-Nāpili, Māʻalaea, Pāʻia-Hāna, Makawao-Kula, and Wailea-Mākena. A free ‘ukulele festival takes place at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Sunday. Free ‘ukulele festival, Sunday The 15th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival takes place at the Alexander & Baldwin Amphitheater Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy a relaxed...
Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Aug. 4-10
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Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, Aug. 4-10

For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment from Aug. 4-10, find our comprehensive listing here. Weekly events are separated into Maui regions, such as Wailuku, Kahului, Kīhei, Lahaina, Honokōwai, Kapalua-Nāpili, Māʻalaea, Pāʻia-Hāna, Makawao, and Wailea-Mākena. In 1972, Hawaii Congresswoman Patsy Mink and other Hawaii women helped to usher in a new era in equal rights for women in the U.S. by becoming a major force in working to pass Title IX. A documentary describes their pivotal role. Rise Of The Wahine In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX and to honor of Maui-born Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink, a special free screening of the award-winning documentary “Rise Of The Wahine: Champions of Title IX” is scheduled at the Castle Theater a...
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...