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Borda to Retire as NY Philharmonic Head, Ginstling Hired | Entertainment News
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Borda to Retire as NY Philharmonic Head, Ginstling Hired | Entertainment News

By RONALD BLUM, Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Deborah Borda will retire as president and CEO of the New York Philharmonic at the end of the 2022-23 season and will be succeeded by Gary Ginstling, head of Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra since 2017.Borda, who turns 73 on July 15, returned to the Philharmonic in 2017 for her second stint in charge and presided over the unprecedented dual challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and the reconstruction of David Geffen Hall, the orchestra’s long-maligned Lincoln Center home that reopens Oct. 7.Ginstling will become the Philharmonic’s executive director on Nov. 1 and take over from Borda when she retires June 30, 2023. Borda will then became executive adviser to Ginstling and the board of directors, a role in which she will concentrate o...
Nipsey Hussle’s Last Moments Detailed as Murder Trial Opens | Entertainment News
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Nipsey Hussle’s Last Moments Detailed as Murder Trial Opens | Entertainment News

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle was gunned down outside his clothing shop in a calculated, premeditated fashion by a man upset over a discussion about snitching, a prosecutor told jurors Monday at the outset of of a long-delayed murder trial.Deputy District Attorney John McKinney said during his opening statement Wednesday that there's “no doubt” Eric R. Holder knew in advance that he would kill Hussle. The prosecutor described the sequence of events, including the talk about “snitching,” before Hussle's shooting death three years ago in the South Los Angeles neighborhood where both men grew up and the rapper was helping revitalize. Two others were wounded in the shooting.In addition to shooting Hussle at least 10 times, Holder kicked...
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...
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...
They Might Be Giants Singer-Guitarist Injured in NYC Crash | Entertainment News
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They Might Be Giants Singer-Guitarist Injured in NYC Crash | Entertainment News

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — They Might Be Giants singer-guitarist John Flansburgh was seriously injured in a car crash this week while being driven home from the alternative rock band's first gig on a pandemic-delayed tour, prompting the postponement of shows at least until late August.Meanwhile, the driver of the car that police said instigated the wreck was awaiting arraignment Friday after being arrested on drunken driving and other charges.The collision happened early Thursday in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood.Writing from a hospital bed, Flansburgh told fans he was taking a car service home from Wednesday's show at Manhattan's Bowery Ballroom when the car was T-boned, flipped onto its side, and started smelling of motor oil and smoke.Political CartoonsAcco...
Britney Spears Marries Sam Asghari in California | Entertainment News
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Britney Spears Marries Sam Asghari in California | Entertainment News

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., AP Entertainment WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears has married her longtime partner Sam Asghari at a Southern California ceremony that came months after the pop superstar won her freedom from a court conservatorship.Asghari's representative Brandon Cohen confirmed the couple's nuptials. He said: “I am very ecstatic this day has come, and they are married. I know he wanted this for so long. He is so caring and supportive every step of the way.”The wedding happened nine months after the pair were engaged and nearly seven months after Spears' conservatorship ended. While seeking an end to the court case that controlled many aspects of her life, Spears expressed her desire to marry Asghari and have children.Spears got pregnant earlier this year, but experienced a...
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...
Alaska’s Unusual House Primary Draws Palin, Santa, 46 Others | Political News
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Alaska’s Unusual House Primary Draws Palin, Santa, 46 Others | Political News

By BECKY BOHRER, Associated PressJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters are facing an election unlike any they’ve seen, with 48 candidates running to succeed the man who had held the state's only U.S. House seat for 49 years.While some of the candidates in this week's special primary have name recognition, including Sarah Palin and Santa Claus — yes, Santa Claus — many are relative unknowns or political novices — a fishing guide, a contractor, a gold miner who went to prison for allegedly threatening federal land managers.The huge number of candidates and the short timeline for holding the election after Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young's death on March 18 has some voters overwhelmed and scrambling to learn more about their options. This will be the first election under a system approved by vot...
Ann Turner Cook, Original Gerber Baby, Dies at 95 | Entertainment News
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Ann Turner Cook, Original Gerber Baby, Dies at 95 | Entertainment News

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ann Turner Cook, whose cherubic baby face was known the world over as the original Gerber baby, has died. She was 95.Gerber announced Cook's passing in an Instagram post on Friday.“Many years before becoming an extraordinary mother, teacher and writer, her smile and expressive curiosity captured hearts everywhere and will continue to live on as a symbol for all babies," the company said.Cook was 5 months old when a neighbor, artist Dorothy Hope Smith, drew a charcoal sketch of her that was later submitted for a contest Gerber was holding for a national marketing campaign for baby food.The image was a hit, so much so that it became the company's trademark in 1931 and has been used in all packaging and advertising since.Political CartoonsFor decades, though, the identity o...
‘No Joke’: Initial Rounds of National Spelling Bee Get Tough | Entertainment News
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‘No Joke’: Initial Rounds of National Spelling Bee Get Tough | Entertainment News

By BEN NUCKOLS, Associated PressOXON HILL, Md. (AP) — One speller ran off the stage in the middle of her time at the microphone, saying she needed to pee. Another tried to walk back to her seat after spelling her first word correctly, only to be reminded she had a vocabulary word next. During one particularly brutal stretch, 10 consecutive spellers heard the bell that signals elimination.The Scripps National Spelling Bee used to begin with a handshake. Now it starts with a slap to the face.Leaner and meaner in its post-pandemic iteration, the bee returned to its usual venue on Tuesday for the first time in three years, and spellers were greeted with a new preliminary-round format that gave them no time to get comfortable.“The prelims is no joke. Every stage of the bee is so important,” sai...