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Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

AUSTIN, Texas — Vanilla Ice cooled off plans for a concert in Texas after taking considerable heat for an event that sought to gather hundreds of fans in one of the nation's coronavirus hot spots.
Review: Paul Weller’s shiny ‘On Sunset’ a carnival of sounds

Review: Paul Weller’s shiny ‘On Sunset’ a carnival of sounds

Paul Weller, “On Sunset” (Verve Forecast) Paul Weller’s “On Sunset” is a rapturous collection, filled to the brim with a carnival of sounds that finds inspiration in decades past while occasionally stepping into something new.
Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

NEW YORK — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 99.
UK judge rejects tabloid's bid to throw out Depp libel suit

UK judge rejects tabloid's bid to throw out Depp libel suit

LONDON — A British judge on Thursday rejected an attempt by tabloid newspaper The Sun to quash a libel suit from actor Johnny Depp over an article claiming he abused ex-wife Amber Heard.

Bestsellers-Books-USAToday

1. “The Room Where It Happened” by John Bolton (Simon & Schuster) 2. “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon Press) 3. “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi (One World) 4. “Stamped From the Beginning” by Ibram X.
Eastwood's ankle forced production shift for 'The Outpost'

Eastwood's ankle forced production shift for 'The Outpost'

LONDON — An accident requiring two screws in his ankle nearly prevented Scott Eastwood from portraying a real life soldier in Afghanistan in “The Outpost” — a role that required a level of athleticism.

Review: Joe Ely serves up songs of honesty, hope and healing

Joe Ely, "Love In the Midst of Mayhem” (Rack 'Em Records) Joe Ely's leftovers are keepers, as “Love In the Midst of Mayhem” shows.
Massey Whiteknife embarks on a healing journey in 'Queen of the Oil Patch' S2

Massey Whiteknife embarks on a healing journey in 'Queen of the Oil Patch' S2

In the new season of the documentary/reality TV show "Queen of the Oil Patch," two-spirit Indigenous entrepreneur Massey Whiteknife embarks on an introspective, healing journey.
Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82

Rudolfo Anaya, ‘godfather’ of Chicano literature, dies at 82

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Rudolfo Anaya, a writer who helped launch the 1970s Chicano Literature Movement with his novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” a book celebrated by Latinos, has died at 82.
Judge temporarily blocks tell-all book by Trump's niece

Judge temporarily blocks tell-all book by Trump's niece

Distribution of a tell-all book by President Donald Trump’s niece was blocked by a judge Tuesday after the president’s brother said its publication would violate a pact among family members, but a publisher's chief executive says the book has already