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ESSAY: For a gay country boy, Naomi Judd did build a bridge

ESSAY: For a gay country boy, Naomi Judd did build a bridge

Somewhere in Michigan in the early 1990s, a teenage farm boy clings to a chain-link fence at the edge of the county fairgrounds. He is angling for a distant, and free, glimpse of Naomi and Wynonna Judd.
Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Naomi Judd, whose family harmonies with daughter Wynonna turned them into the Grammy-winning country stars The Judds, has died. She was 76.
Bill Murray says his behavior led to complaint, film's pause

Bill Murray says his behavior led to complaint, film's pause

Bill Murray on Saturday acknowledged that his behavior on set led to a complaint from a woman and the suspension of filming on his latest movie.
Jazz Fest remembers Wein, Dr. John, Neville brothers, more

Jazz Fest remembers Wein, Dr. John, Neville brothers, more

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The memorial garden at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is about to get a lot more crowded as fellow musicians honor the many musical icons — known as “Ancestors” — who have passed since the festival was last held three
Angelina Jolie makes surprise Ukraine visit, meets children

Angelina Jolie makes surprise Ukraine visit, meets children

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hollywood actress and U.N. humanitarian Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday, the Lviv regional governor said on Telegram.
Black Catholic nuns: A compelling, long-overlooked history

Black Catholic nuns: A compelling, long-overlooked history

Even as a young adult, Shannen Dee Williams – who grew up Black and Catholic in Memphis, Tennessee – knew of only one Black nun, and a fake one at that: Sister Mary Clarence, as played by Whoopi Goldberg in the comic film “Sister Act.
Savannah foundation saves home Black artist used as museum

Savannah foundation saves home Black artist used as museum

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A nonprofit group plans to restore a Savannah home used by a Black artist to establish her own museum during segregation.
Thom Browne holds a ‘Teddy Talk’ in playful toy-themed show

Thom Browne holds a ‘Teddy Talk’ in playful toy-themed show

NEW YORK (AP) — The 500 audience members were sitting in neat rows, and they’d definitely gotten the memo on attire: All were perfectly dressed in a classic gray Thom Browne suit.
For Ukrainian Model UN students, hopes dim for diplomacy

For Ukrainian Model UN students, hopes dim for diplomacy

NEW YORK (AP) — For nearly a week in April, Mariia Pachenko took a respite from her studies in besieged Ukraine to share its plight with fellow college students in New York.
Elon Musk's Twitter bid may push marginalized voices off the platform: experts

Elon Musk's Twitter bid may push marginalized voices off the platform: experts

TORONTO — A sense of unease is percolating in some pockets of Twitter over concerns that Elon Musk's pending takeover could amplify toxic elements on the platform and drown out marginalized voices.
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