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Kevin Bacon brings music back to venues for charity concert

Kevin Bacon brings music back to venues for charity concert

NASHVILLE — Musician and actor Kevin Bacon is bringing live music back to venues that have been shuttered this year with an all-star concert TV special.
CBC and BET Plus partner on 'The Porter,' depicting 1920s Little Burgundy in Montreal

CBC and BET Plus partner on 'The Porter,' depicting 1920s Little Burgundy in Montreal

A new series depicting railway workers in the historically Black Montreal community of Little Burgundy in the 1920s is bound for the CBC. The public broadcaster says it's partnered with the U.S.
Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime

Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime

And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Oh, wait. This was 2020. The year everything stopped cold. Well, not really.
Precious painting lost at German airport found at dumpster

Precious painting lost at German airport found at dumpster

BERLIN — A surrealist painting worth more than a quarter million euros (dollars) that was forgotten by a businessman at Duesseldorf's airport has been recovered from a nearby recycling dumpster, police said Thursday.
Turner Classic Movies celebrating Hollywood star Marsha Hunt

Turner Classic Movies celebrating Hollywood star Marsha Hunt

Marsha Hunt, the glamourous star of 1930s and '40s Hollywood films, doesn’t spend a lot of time thinking about her own legacy.
Taylor Swift surprises fans with another album due tonight

Taylor Swift surprises fans with another album due tonight

Taylor Swift fans are getting a double reason to celebrate this year — the singer-songwriter is about to release her second album in 2020. “To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs,” Swift wrote in social media posts Thursday morning.

Longtime New Yorker cartoonist arrested on child porn charge

RHINEBECK, N.Y. — A well-known cartoonist for The New Yorker has been arrested on a possession of child pornography charge, police said.
No drama corona-Christmas has some secretly jumping for joy

No drama corona-Christmas has some secretly jumping for joy

NEW YORK — Corritta Lewis has a huge extended family. Her mom is one of 12 siblings.
AP's song of the year: Keedron Bryant's 'I Just Wanna Live'

AP's song of the year: Keedron Bryant's 'I Just Wanna Live'

NEW YORK — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu (a playlist of the songs can be found here ): 1. Keedron Bryant, “I Just Wanna Live": During times of turmoil and unrest, people respond differently. Some protest.
Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall expecting her 3rd child

Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall expecting her 3rd child

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara Tindall is pregnant with her third child, her husband announced Wednesday.