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Exuberant Springsteen launches first tour in six years

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It’s been six years since Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band embarked on a major tour. Judging by the first show Wednesday night in Tampa, Florida, you’d never know it. The Boss and his band served notice they are back. At just under three hours, it wasn’t quite one of…

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Beyond Phil: Other rodents that purport to ‘predict’ weather

Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 137th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023. Phil’s handlers said that the groundhog has forecast six more weeks of winter. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger) Rodents predicting weather trends. Why? Just as fair a Groundhog…

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NBC is closing down ‘The Blacklist’ after a decade on air

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBC series “The Blacklist” is closing down. NBC said Wednesday that the James Spader drama will end after its upcoming season, its 10th on the air. It will return for its final run of episodes on Feb. 26. Spader has played the character Raymond Reddington, an FBI informant on old…

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Review: ‘Knock at the Cabin’ twists the home invasion horror

JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer Knock. Knock. It being mid-winter (typically a doldrums in movie theaters), it’s a cozy relief to be able to throw open the door and find M. Night Shyamalan standing there with his near-annual helping of high-concept thriller. His last one, “Old,” about vacationers trapped on a private beach where aging…

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Grammy predictions: AP writers debate who’ll win on Sunday

JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. and KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writers The Beyhive is all abuzz over the possibility that Beyoncé will have a chance to make Grammy history this year, which should make for an exciting awards show as she’s up against heavy hitters Adele, Kendrick Lamar and Harry Styles. She’ll need just four more…

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‘Dances With Wolves’ actor arrested in Nevada sex abuse case

RIO YAMAT Associated Press NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police on Tuesday arrested and raided the home of a former “Dances With Wolves” actor turned alleged cult leader accused of sexually assaulting young Indigenous girls during a period spanning two decades, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press. Nathan Lee Chasing…

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Percival Everett, Ling Ma among nominees for critics prizes

HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Percival Everett and Ling Ma, nonfiction by Annie Proulx and biographies of George Balanchine and J. Edgar Hoover are among the finalists for National Book Critics Circle awards. Former U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo has won an honorary award for lifetime achievement. Last fall’s…

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Missy, Willie and George Michael among Rock Hall nominees

MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott, Willie Nelson, Kate Bush, Iron Maiden, Cyndi Lauper, Soundgarden, Sheryl Crow and the late George Michael are the 2023 nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, reflecting a mix of country, soul, hip-hop, metal, pop, rap-rock and grunge. The Cleveland-based…

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Baldwin faces involuntary manslaughter charge in set death

MORGAN LEE Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors linked Alec Baldwin to an expansive list of alleged failures in firearms safety as they filed a felony involuntary manslaughter charge Tuesday against the actor in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set. Halyna Hutchins died shortly after being wounded…

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