July 5th, 2020

Entertainment News

Christian Garrison, author, filmmaker, dies in NC at age 78

By The Associated Press on July 3rd, 2020

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Christian Garrison, an author and filmmaker who displayed an unfiltered slice of 1960s Mississippi hill country life in a short film about influential blues guitarist Fred McDowell, has died. He was 78. Garrison’s sister, Gail McNeill, said her brother died Thursday at his home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Garrison had been fighting ... Read More »

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Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorce

By Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press on July 3rd, 2020

NEW YORK – Grammy-winning country singer Kacey Musgraves and her musician-husband, Ruston Kelly, have filed for divorce. Representatives for both singers confirmed the news Friday to The Associated Press. In a joint statement, Musgraves and Kelly said “we’ve made this painful decision together.” “With heavy but hopeful hearts we wanted to put our own thoughts ... Read More »

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Museums plan reopening; free masks all summer in New Bedford

By The Associated Press on July 3rd, 2020

BOSTON – Massachusetts museums are announcing reopening plans now that they are allowed to start welcoming visitors again under the third phase of the state’s coronavirus economic recovery plan. The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem announced in a statement Friday that it will open its doors July 16 and 17 to members, patrons and health ... Read More »

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Willie Nelson’s July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era

By The Associated Press on July 3rd, 2020

SPICEWOOD, Texas – Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual. Fans can tune in to the nearly 50-year-old music bash Saturday via luck.stream and williepicnic.com. Tickets for the picnic are on sale at williepicnic.com. Other performers expected to ... Read More »

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France returns remains of Algerian anti-colonial fighters

By The Associated Press on July 3rd, 2020

ALGIERS, Algeria – After decades in a French museum, the skulls of 24 Algerians decapitated for resisting French colonial forces were formally repatriated to Algeria on Friday in an elaborate ceremony led by the teary-eyed Algerian president. A 21-gun salute thundered from Algiers’ international airport as a military plane touched down, carrying the remains. Boats ... Read More »

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UK historian quits Cambridge post after slavery remarks

By The Associated Press on July 3rd, 2020

LONDON – British historian and TV presenter David Starkey relinquished his honorary fellowship at a University of Cambridge college Friday after he drew outrage for his comments about Black people and whether slavery should be considered genocide. Starkey said in an interview for a YouTube show posted online Tuesday: “Slavery was not genocide, otherwise there ... Read More »

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Exclusiva AP: Prince Royce tiene COVID, y algo que decir

By Por Sigal Ratner-Arias, The Associated Press on July 3rd, 2020

NEW YORK – Prince Royce dice que un diagnóstico de COVID-19 lo hizo despertar, y ahora quiere que otros despierten también. El astro de la bachata reveló que se está recuperando del virus en una entrevista exclusiva con The Associated Press el jueves. Royce dijo que decidió pronunciarse debido a su creciente frustración por ver ... Read More »

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AP Exclusive: Prince Royce gets a wake-up call with COVID-19

By Sigal Ratner-Arias, The Associated Press on July 3rd, 2020

NEW YORK – Bachata singer Prince Royce says he got a wake-up call with a COVID-19 diagnosis and now he wants to try and wake others too. Royce revealed that he is recovering from the virus in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. Royce, 31, said he decided to speak up out of ... Read More »

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Disney suspends college internship program amid pandemic

By Associated Press, The Associated Press on July 3rd, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World has suspended the Disney College Program indefinitely amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic. Disney said in a blog post on Thursday that the internship’s participants won’t be among those returning to work when it reopens its Florida theme parks later this month. The company also said it doesn’t know when ... Read More »

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21 Savage launches free online financial program for youth

By The Associated Press on July 3rd, 2020

LOS ANGELES – Rapper 21 Savage will be launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The Grammy winner announced his new Bank Account At Home nationwide initiative on Wednesday. His efforts will include a partnership with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to provide free WiFi ... Read More »

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Review: A master class by Catherine Deneuve in ‘The Truth’

By Jake Coyle, The Associated Press on July 3rd, 2020

Family may be the great subject of Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, but he doesn’t draw straightforward portraits. In Kore-eda’s hands, family is more malleable. He tends to shift roles around like he’s rearranging furniture, subtly remaking familiar dynamics until he has, without you knowing it, undone everything. In his delicate, devastating and deeply humane films, ... Read More »

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