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Musicians From Mali Offer Advice On Getting Through Hard Times

Facing a pandemic lockdown, huge political upheavals and ongoing uncertainty about the future, musicians including Oumou Sangare and Songhoy Blues offer lessons in creativity and optimism. → Read More

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Struck With Memory Loss, A Dancer Remembers 'Swan Lake.' But Who Is She?

Viewers worldwide are responding to a moving video of Marta C. González, a former dancer afflicted with dementia. But critics are questioning whether González is who the clip makers claim she is. → Read More

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Johnny Depp Exits 'Fantastic Beasts' Days After Losing Libel Case

The actor said Friday that Warner Bros. asked him to resign after he lost a libel suit in the U.K. earlier this week. As a result, the studio has pushed back the third film in the series to 2022. → Read More

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'Borat' Sequel Grabs A Political News Cycle — At Least Momentarily

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, starring Sacha Baron Cohen, has become a political football during this presidential election season. A scene involving Rudy Giuliani seized social media attention. → Read More

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New York Philharmonic Cancels Its Entire 2020-21 Season, Due To Coronavirus

This is the first time that the New York Philharmonic has been forced to cancel its entire concert season. No previously scheduled concerts will happen before June 2021. → Read More

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Man Escapes Cougar: 'Dude, I Don't Feel Like Dying Today'

A runner managed to record his terrifying six-minute encounter with a protective mama mountain lion in Utah — and escape unscathed. → Read More

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California Officials Tell State GOP To Stop Distributing Ballot Drop Boxes

Unauthorized boxes — many marked "official" — have been discovered across California, including at state Republican party offices and churches. → Read More

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Georgia Voters Face Hours-Long Lines At Polls On First Day Of Early Voting

Voters spent as much as five hours waiting to cast in-person ballots. The lines were particularly intense around the Atlanta metro area. → Read More

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Rapper Tory Lanez Charged In Megan Thee Stallion Shooting

Tory Lanez faces several felony charges related to a shooting in the Hollywood Hills on July 12. The incident's details line up with allegations made by rapper and singer Megan Thee Stallion. → Read More

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In Newark, A Drive-In Movie Theater Celebrates Black Excellence

The simultaneous crises of the pandemic and racism against Black Americans led to the creation of an unusual movie theater located in New Jersey's biggest city: the Newark Moonlight Cinema. → Read More

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A Voice Of Iran, Master Singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Has Died

With a voice by turns soaring and haunting, Shajarian was considered one of his nation's treasures — and then ran afoul of the regime. He died Thursday in Tehran at age 80. → Read More

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'I Can See Clearly Now' Singer Johnny Nash Has Died At 80

The Houston-born singer had his biggest American hit in 1972 — but as a fan of Jamaican music, he signed Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh and produced some of their early recordings. → Read More

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'I Am Woman' Singer Helen Reddy Is Dead, Aged 78

The Australian-born singer whose feminist anthem "I Am Woman" became a hit at the height of the women's liberation movement died Tuesday in Los Angeles. She had dementia. → Read More

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Met Opera Says It Won't Return Until Fall 2021

Opera fans will have to wait another whole year for live performances at the famed New York house. In a press release Wednesday, the Metropolitan Opera says it plans to reopen on Sept. 27, 2021. → Read More

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Top Music School Finds Sexual Abuse Allegations From Violinist 'Credible'

In a report released Tuesday evening, Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music said that violinist Lara St. John's account of being raped and sexually abused by her teacher is credible. → Read More

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Five Decades On, An Eclectic Church Preaches The Message Of John Coltrane

In 1965, two young fans heard the jazz giant play at a San Francisco club and had a religious epiphany. Their church is an idiosyncratic and joyful blend of devotion to the divine — and to jazz. → Read More

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Whistleblowers Allege Culture Of Secrecy, Protection Of Powerful At Singers' Union

They point to a real estate deal that could drain two-thirds of the American Guild of Musical Artists' financial reserves and a secretive, failed deal with disgraced opera star Plácido Domingo. → Read More

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Trump Fired A 'Faux-Bama,' Michael Cohen Alleges In Tell-All Memoir

In his book Disloyal: A Memoir, President Trump's former personal attorney catalogs a laundry list of accusations, ranging from racism and sexual misconduct to financial misdeeds. → Read More

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3 'Ellen DeGeneres' Producers Out After Misconduct Accusations

Three of the daytime talk show's top producers have "parted ways" with The Ellen DeGeneres Show after they were accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by dozens of former staffers. → Read More

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R. Kelly's Former Manager Charged With Gun Threat To 'Surviving R. Kelly' Screening

Federal prosecutors in New York say that Donnell Russell placed a phone call threatening gun violence in order to stop an advance screening of the Lifetime docuseries in December 2018. → Read More