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‘X-Men’ the latest superhero blockbuster
It’s a bit of bad timing for “X-Men: Apocalypse” coming third in this summer’s superhero lineup. Director Bryan Singer invigorates his latest X-Men film with vintage 1980s charm in an origin story about how the mutant supergroup unites and divides in response to the villain Apocalypse. And ...
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Peninsula Symphony ends season with a bang: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony featured in Cupertino concert
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony isn’t actually the biggest or longest symphony ever written. It is, however, the greatest monument of the symphonic repertoire, the one that Beethoven spent over 20 years preparing himself to write. This is the work with which the Peninsula Symphony chose to...
By David Bratman, Daily Journal Correspondent FULL STORY
City Scene
NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED: JOHN GUARE’S SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION AT CUSTOM MADE THEATRE CO. IS A FAST-PACED, FUNNY LOOK AT GENEROSITY AND GULLIBILITY. Looking back, maybe they should have been suspicious, but it made sense at the time. A stranger appears at the door of a wealthy New York coupl...
By Susan Cohn, Daily Journal Senior Correspondent FULL STORY
Rapper arrested in T.I. concert shooting
NEW YORK — Police investigating a deadly shooting at a packed hip-hop concert in New York arrested a Brooklyn rap artist Thursday, saying surveillance footage showed him stalking through the venue firing a gun. Roland Collins, who goes by the stage name Troy Ave, will face attempted murder and we...
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Khloe Kardashian files to divorce Lamar Odom — again
LOS ANGELES — Khloe Kardashian is once again seeking to end her marriage to former NBA player Lamar Odom. Court records in Los Angeles show Kardashian filed for divorce Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences. The reality TV star and Odom married in September 2009, and she filed to divorce...
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Memorable words from National Spelling Bee
OXON HILL, Md. — Here are some memorable words and definitions from the final rounds of the 89th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Biological terms were particularly challenging, and shorter words often present a greater challenge than longer ones, which are made up of roots that spellers can piece t...
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Spielberg to grads: Be the movie heroes of real life
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In a world full of villains, Harvard University graduates must become the heroes, filmmaker Steven Spielberg told the 2016 class during a commencement address Thursday. Spielberg invoked stories from his films and his life as he encouraged the graduates to take on the world’s...
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‘Hamilton’ star enjoys access to new world
NEW YORK — These days, Daveed Diggs finds himself in the eye of a hurricane. And it is quiet. The Ivy League-educated rapper and actor from California has earned a Tony Award nomination for his work in the biggest Broadway show in a generation and that means he’s needed for endless appearances ...
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Cast of History Channel’s ‘Roots’ reflects on series
NEW YORK — Will history repeat itself with the remake of “Roots” ? The original miniseries, based on Alex Haley’s best-seller, became a national phenomenon in 1977 as it told the multigenerational saga of his forebears, beginning with Kunta Kinte, a West African teen captured in the mid-170...
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