July 28th, 2021

Entertainment News

‘Arthur’ to end on PBS Kids after 25-season stint

By The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Arthur” will soon come to an end. PBS Kids plans to end the long-running children’s series after 25 seasons, said an original developer of the show during a podcast released Wednesday. The final season will air in 2022. Kathy Waugh, who was a guest on the Finding DW podcast, said the ... Read More »

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Bob Odenkirk condition stable after ‘heart related incident’

By Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk had a “heart related incident” when he collapsed on the show’s New Mexico set, and his condition is stable as he recovers at a hospital, his representatives said Wednesday. “We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident,” the statement ... Read More »

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COVID-19 rates a worry as 1 million head for Iowa State Fair

By David Pitt, The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – With coronavirus cases rising throughout Iowa and around the nation, health experts are becoming increasingly worried about next month’s Iowa State Fair, which will bring more than 1 million people to Des Moines from around the state, including many from counties with low vaccination rates and increasing prevalence of the ... Read More »

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ZZ Top: Bearded bassist Dusty Hill dies in his sleep at 72

By The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

HOUSTON (AP) – ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, one of the Texas blues trio’s bearded figures, died at his Houston home, the band announced Wednesday on Facebook. He was 72. In their post, guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard said Hill died in his sleep. They didn’t give a cause of death, but a ... Read More »

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Bologna’s porticoes are added to UNESCO’s Heritage List

By The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

ROME (AP) – Bologna’s extensive porticoes, dating back to the 13th century and still very much part of the city’s everyday life, have been added to the World Heritage List. At a meeting in China on Wednesday, the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, the U.N. culture agency, inscribed the porticoes on the prestigious list. The ... Read More »

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Lollapalooza to require vaccination card or negative test

By Kathleen Foody And Don Babwin, The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

CHICAGO (AP) – The hordes of people expected to descend on Chicago’s Grant Park for the Lollapalooza music festival this week will be required to show proof that they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19 or tested negative for the disease within the last three days. The four-day festival starts Thursday and is expected to be back ... Read More »

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‘Wildhood,’ ‘Scarborough’ among Canadian additions to Toronto film festival lineup

By Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press on July 28th, 2021

TORONTO – An Indigenous two-spirit odyssey and an adaptation of Catherine Hernandez’s award-winning novel “Scarborough” are among the Canadian additions to September’s Toronto International Film Festival. Organizers have announced the Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery program lineups, as well as more galas and special presentations, including Oscar-winner Jane Campion’s much-anticipated drama “The Power of the ... Read More »

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Forfeiture of ancient tablet bought by Hobby Lobby approved

By The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) – A federal judge in New York has approved the forfeiture of a 3,500-year-old clay tablet bearing a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh that was looted from Iraq and sold for $1.6 million to Hobby Lobby for display in the Museum of the Bible, prosecutors announced. The cuneiform tablet, written in ... Read More »

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Danticat, Groff among contributors to book ‘Small Odysseys’

By The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) – Michael Cunningham, Edwidge Danticat and Carmen Maria Machado are among the prize-winning authors contributing stories to a collection co-sponsored by Manhattan’s Symphony Space performing arts center and its nationally aired “Selected Shorts” program. Algonquin Books is teaming with Symphony Space on “Small Odysseys: Selected Shorts Presents 35 New Stories,” which features ... Read More »

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1 arrested in shooting that wounded TikTok star, killed teen

By The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

CORONA, Calif. (AP) – Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed an 18-year-old woman and seriously wounded a 19-year-old social media influencer as they watched “The Forever Purge” at a Southern California movie theater. Authorities say there is no known motive for the violence and the shooting appears to be ... Read More »

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More a molehill: Visitors slam London’s new tourist ‘mound’

By The Associated Press on July 28th, 2021

LONDON (AP) – London’s latest tourist attraction aimed for the heights. It has fallen a bit flat. The Marble Arch Mound, an artificial hill beside one of the city’s busiest intersections, opened this week – and is already offering refunds to disappointed visitors and admitting “teething problems.” Designed by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV, the mound ... Read More »

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