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In ‘Sound of Metal,’ a groundbreaking portrait of deafness

In ‘Sound of Metal,’ a groundbreaking portrait of deafness

What should deafness sound like on film? For his debut feature “ Sound of Metal,” filmmaker Darius Marder wanted to create a sound experience that audiences had never heard before.

Bruce Swedien, Grammy-winning engineer of 'Thriller,' dies

LOS ANGELES — Bruce Swedien, a five-time Grammy-winning audio engineer who collaborated with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones, has died. He was 86. His daughter, musician Roberta Swedien, said her father died Nov.
Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she's re-recording music

Swift wins top prize at AMAs, says she's re-recording music

NEW YORK — Taylor Swift won her third consecutive artist of the year prize at the American Music Awards, but she missed the show for a good reason: She said she's busy re-recording her early music after her catalogue was sold.
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5: Nov. 29: Blues musician John Mayall is 87. Actor Diane Ladd is 85. Musician Chuck Mangione is 80. Country singer Jody Miller is 79. Singer-keyboardist Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals is 78.
Yusef Salaam writing memoir about his wrongful imprisonment

Yusef Salaam writing memoir about his wrongful imprisonment

NEW YORK — One of the five teens wrongly imprisoned for the assault on a Central Park jogger has a memoir coming out in the spring.
Angst around French language boils over in Quebec, as politicians warn of 'decline'

Angst around French language boils over in Quebec, as politicians warn of 'decline'

MONTREAL — Perennial anxieties around the state of the French language in Quebec have boiled over in the past week, with politicians seizing on a Liberal legislator's initial brush-off of the issue as evidence of indifference to a crisis.
Back in Premier League, Leeds turns to Jay-Z agency to grow

Back in Premier League, Leeds turns to Jay-Z agency to grow

LONDON — Back in the Premier League after a 16-year absence, Leeds is now being assisted by the sports and entertainment marketing agency founded by Jay-Z to grow the northern English club's brand and global appeal.
The show goes on at Madrid´s opera house despite pandemic

The show goes on at Madrid´s opera house despite pandemic

MADRID — No one performing onstage in Spain’s Teatro Real opera house is masked, and that alone looks odd these days amid a pandemic.

Contestant dies after completing "Wipeout" obstacle course

LOS ANGELES — A contestant on “Wipeout” has died after completing the game show's obstacle course, authorities and sources close to the production said Friday. The man in his 30s was declared dead at a hospital shortly before 7 p.m.
Feds charge man in armed robbery of Kardashian pal Cheban

Feds charge man in armed robbery of Kardashian pal Cheban

NEW YORK — Federal authorities in New York City have brought charges in the armed robbery of Jonathan Cheban, a reality TV pal of Kim Kardashian.