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Female directors close to parity at Venice Film Festival

Female directors close to parity at Venice Film Festival

A spot in competition at the Venice Film Festival can launch careers and Oscar winners, but in recent years, films directed by women have been mostly excluded from vying for the coveted Golden Lion.

BBC reinstates Rule Britannia! singalong after backlash

LONDON — The BBC on Wednesday reversed its controversial decision to scrap the lyrics of two patriotic songs during its annual end-of-summer concert, saying it had found a way around the problem a day after its new director-general took office.
Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, Luke Bryan to sing at ACM Awards

Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, Luke Bryan to sing at ACM Awards

NASHVILLE — The Academy of Country Music Awards will feature performances by Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton and Morgan Wallen, all from the Grand Ole Opry House.
Current events push 'Black Panther,' Fox News to big ratings

Current events push 'Black Panther,' Fox News to big ratings

LOS ANGELES — A special airing of “Black Panther" in the wake of the death of star Chadwick Boseman was a bright spot for the broadcast networks in a ratings week otherwise utterly dominated by Fox News Channel's coverage of the Republican National C

The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. Bill & Ted Face The Music 2. The King of Staten Island 3. The Silencing 4. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Triple Feature 5. Hard Kill 6. 42 7. Black Panther (2018) 8. The Tax Collector 9. Tesla 10.

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Audible bestsellers for the week ending August 28th: Nonfiction 1. Unf--k Your Brain by Faith G. Harper, PhD LPC-S ACS ACN, narrated by the author (Blackstone Audio, Inc.) 2. The Art of War by Sun Tzu, narrated by Aidan Gillen (Audible Studios) 3.
Music world to conductor Seiji Ozawa: Happy 85th birthday

Music world to conductor Seiji Ozawa: Happy 85th birthday

BOSTON — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is asking the music world to help it celebrate former conductor Seiji Ozawa's 85th birthday Tuesday. The orchestra is encouraging fans to honour his birthday on social media with the hashtag #happybirthdayseiji.
Miranda Lambert leads CMA noms, Luke Combs' streak continues

Miranda Lambert leads CMA noms, Luke Combs' streak continues

NASHVILLE — Country star Miranda Lambert turns her “Wildcard” into an ace as she’s the leading nominee at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards, including her first entertainer of the year nomination in five years.
Venice reclaims spotlight as 1st COVID-era film fest opens

Venice reclaims spotlight as 1st COVID-era film fest opens

VENICE, Italy — Venice is reclaiming its place as a top cultural destination with the opening of the Venice Film Festival — the first major in-person cinema showcase of the coronavirus era after Cannes cancelled and other international festivals opte

Kanye West sues to be listed on West Virginia ballot

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Rapper Kanye West has sued the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office after being told his bid to get on the ballot for president came up short on qualified signatures.
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