ABBA, Blondie, and the Notorious B.I.G. enter the National Recording Registry

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — ABBA, Biggie, Blondie and Rudolph are entering America’s audio canon. New inductees into the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress include ABBA ‘s 1976 album “Visitors,” The Notorious B.I.G. ‘s 1994 album “Ready to Die,” Blondie ‘s 1978 breakthrough “Parallel Lines” and Gene Autry’s 1949 version of “Rudolph the … Read more

Artist refuses to open Israeli pavilion at Venice Biennale until cease-fire, hostage release

[ad_1] VENICE, Italy — The artist and curators representing Israel at this year’s Venice Biennale announced Tuesday they won’t open the Israeli pavilion exhibition until there is a cease-fire in Gaza and an agreement to release hostages. Their decision was posted on a sign in the window of the Israeli national pavilion on the first … Read more

National Recording Registry adds songs from Abba, Biggie, the Chicks

[ad_1] Abba’s “Dancing Queen” and Gene Autry’s “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” are among the 25 songs inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry this year. The latest inductees bring the list of titles in the registry to 650. In all, the library’s collection contains more than 4 million items. Song choices for the … Read more

What to know about the prison sentence for a movie armorer in a fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

[ad_1] SANTA FE, N.M. — A movie weapons armorer received the maximum sentence of 18 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on a Western movie set, as authorities now turn their focus on prosecution of Baldwin himself. A New Mexico judge on Monday found that … Read more

Characters enter the public domain. Winnie the Pooh becomes a killer. Where is remix culture going?

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — The giant stuffed bear, its face a twisted smile, lumbers across the screen. Menacing music swells. Shadows mask unknown threats. Christopher Robin begs for his life. And is that a sledgehammer about to pulverize a minor character’s head? Thus unfolds the trailer for the 2023 movie “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and … Read more

In war saga ‘The Sympathizer,’ Vietnamese voices are no longer stuck in the background

[ad_1] Vietnamese journalist-turned-filmmaker Phanxinê remembers exactly when he decided to make movies in his native country rather than Hollywood. It was in 2008 but it could have been a satirical scene out of the Vietnam Era-novel “The Sympathizer.” Someone from a movie studio visiting his University of Southern California film class told him his story … Read more

John Sterling retires from Yankees broadcast booth at age 85 a few weeks into 34th season

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling announced his immediate retirement Monday at age 85, a few weeks into his 34th season in New York’s broadcast booth. Sterling had cut back his schedule in recent years and was not with the team for its trip to Houston and Toronto. He called 5,420 regular-season … Read more

Beyoncé is bringing her fans of color to country music. Will they be welcomed in?

[ad_1] NEW YORK — Dusty, worn boots. Horses lapping up water. Sweat dripping from the foreheads of every shade of Black skin as country classics blare through giant speakers. These moments are frequently recreated during Tayhlor Coleman’s family gatherings at their central Texas ranch. For her, Beyoncé’s country album, “Act II: Cowboy Carter,” was the … Read more

‘Rust’ armorer sentenced to 18 months in prison for fatal shooting

[ad_1] Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the “Rust” armorer found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for her role in the fatal shooting of the film’s cinematographer, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday by a New Mexico district court judge. A jury had convicted Gutierrez-Reed in March in the 2021 death of Halyna Hutchins — the first trial … Read more