With sequel plans, Rob Reiner turns ‘Spinal Tap’ up to 11

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With sequel plans, Rob Reiner turns ‘Spinal Tap’ up to 11

CANNES, France (AP) — Rob Reiner is getting the band back together. Reiner is at the Cannes Film Festival for anniversary screening on the beach of "This Is Spinal Tap" and to drum up excitement for the just-announced sequel that will also see Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Christopher Guest reprise their roles as band members David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel. In an interview, Reiner acknowledges "the […]

Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour but without animals

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Ringling Bros. announces comeback tour but without animals

MIAMI (AP) — "The Greatest Show on Earth" is making a comeback — without animal acts _ five years after shutting down its three-ring circus. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced Wednesday that their show will go on in September 2023. It will be interactive, featuring audience engagement, and celebrate performers from around the world, displaying what it calls "incredible feats that push the limits of human potential." The […]

Henry Winkler gets book deal, memoir to come out in 2024

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Henry Winkler gets book deal, memoir to come out in 2024

NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Winkler is busy as ever these days, but the actor is still making time to write a memoir. Celadon Books announced Wednesday that it has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024. Winkler, 76, became famous in the 1970s as "The Fonz" on the sitcom "Happy Days" and has worked steadily ever since. His hundreds […]

Bono memoir ‘Surrender’ to be released in November

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Bono memoir ‘Surrender’ to be released in November

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-rumored memoir by Bono, U2's frontman, is coming out this fall. Alfred A. Knopf announced Tuesday that the book, first signed up in 2015 but not officially disclosed at the time, will be called "Surrender." Reports that the signer-activist had a deal date back to at least 2019. The book's subtitle is "40 Songs, One Story," a reference to the structure of "Surrender": 40 chapters, […]

How does it f-e-e-e-e-l? Bob Dylan museum opening in Tulsa

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How does it f-e-e-e-e-l? Bob Dylan museum opening in Tulsa

NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and Mavis Staples were all on hand in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend to celebrate the new Bob Dylan Center and archive. How about Bob, who's approaching his 81st birthday? If he's anywhere nearby, it will be a surprise. The new Dylan center is opening steps away from a museum that honors Woody Guthrie, one of the Nobel laureate's musical heroes and influences. […]

‘Carpool Karaoke’ king James Corden leaving late-night show

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‘Carpool Karaoke’ king James Corden leaving late-night show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Corden will be bowing out of his late-night CBS TV show next year. Corden announced his decision during the taping of Thursday's "The Late Late Show," which he began hosting in 2015. In a statement, the president and CEO of CBS lauded Corden for taking "huge creative and comedic swings," including with "Carpool Karaoke." In those videos, Corden and pop stars including Adele and Paul […]

Carnegie Hall plans return to full schedule in 2022-23

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Carnegie Hall plans return to full schedule in 2022-23

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall plans a return to a relatively full schedule next season for the first time since 2018-19, presenting about 150 events that include Kirill Petrenko's first New York appearances as music director of the Berlin Philharmonic. Carnegie announced a 2022-23 schedule that includes about 70 events in 2,800-seat Stern Auditorium. Petrenko, who succeeded Simon Rattle as Berlin's chief conductor for the 2019-20 season, leads three […]

Red Hot Chili Peppers added to New Orleans Jazz Fest lineup

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Red Hot Chili Peppers added to New Orleans Jazz Fest lineup

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Organizers of this year's New Orleans Jazz Fest say the band Red Hot Chili Peppers has been added to the lineup of the 2022 event. The festival said Friday that the appearance is set for Sunday, May 1, and will be the group's first performance at Jazz Fest since 2016. Last month, the festival announced plans to find a replacement for the Foo Fighters, which bowed […]

Pink Floyd members reunite to record song for Ukraine

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Pink Floyd members reunite to record song for Ukraine

LONDON (AP) — Pink Floyd is releasing its first new music in almost three decades to raise money for the people of Ukraine. "Hey Hey Rise Up" features Pink Floyd members David Gilmour and Nick Mason, with vocals from Ukrainian singer Andriy Khlyvnyuk of the band BoomBox. The track features Khlyvnyuk singing a patriotic Ukrainian song from a clip he recorded in front of Kyiv's St. Sophia Cathedral and posted […]

Airlines cancel more than 3,500 US flights over weekend

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Airlines cancel more than 3,500 US flights over weekend

Airlines have canceled more than 3,500 U.S. flights this weekend and delayed thousands more, citing bad weather in Florida and other issues. FlightAware, a website that tracks flights, noted major disruptions at several Florida airports, including Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando, as well as Baltimore and other airports around the country. JetBlue, Southwest, Alaska Airlines, Frontier, Spirit and American Airlines were most affected, according to FlightAware. Local news reported storms […]

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Bono memoir ‘Surrender’ to be released in November

NEW YORK (AP) — The long-rumored memoir by Bono, U2's frontman, is coming out this fall. Alfred A. Knopf announced Tuesday that the book, first signed up in 2015 but not officially disclosed at the time, will be called "Surrender." Reports that the signer-activist had a deal date back to at least 2019. The book's subtitle is "40 Songs, One Story," a reference to the structure of "Surrender": 40 chapters, […]

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Carnegie Hall plans return to full schedule in 2022-23

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall plans a return to a relatively full schedule next season for the first time since 2018-19, presenting about 150 events that include Kirill Petrenko's first New York appearances as music director of the Berlin Philharmonic. Carnegie announced a 2022-23 schedule that includes about 70 events in 2,800-seat Stern Auditorium. Petrenko, who succeeded Simon Rattle as Berlin's chief conductor for the 2019-20 season, leads three […]

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Delaware governor isolating after positive COVID-19 test

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. Carney, who turns 66 on Friday, has received the coronavirus vaccine and two booster shots. Carney’s office said in a news release Monday night that he tested positive through an at-home antigen test and is isolating per CDC guidelines. Carney says he is feeling well and will continue to […]

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