October 22nd, 2021

Entertainment News

Beijing police name pianist Li Yundi in prostitution case

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

BEIJING (AP) – Police in China’s capital Beijing say famed international pianist Li Yundi is a suspect in a prostitution case. A message on the force’s microblog said a suspect had been placed in administrative detention and an investigation opened on Thursday involving a woman identified by her surname Chen and a man named as ... Read More »

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DJ trio Swedish House Mafia reunite with new music, tour

By Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia, known for bringing house music to the masses with their arena shows, are ready to turn the crowd up with a new collaboration with The Weeknd and a global tour on the horizon. The trio dropped a new song and music video on Friday, melding their ... Read More »

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Sheriff: Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A prop firearm discharged by veteran actor Alec Baldwin, who is starring and producing a Western movie, killed his director of photography and injured the director Thursday at the movie set outside Santa Fe, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said. Sheriff’s officials said Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for ... Read More »

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Bernard Haitink, renowned Dutch conductor, dies at 92

By Ronald Blum, The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

Bernard Haitink, a Dutch conductor of refinement and grace who led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for 27 years and held leadership positions in London, Chicago and Boston, died at his home in London on Thursday, his management agency announced. He was 92. Haitink was born in Amsterdam on March 4, 1929, studied violin and conducting ... Read More »

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Woman fatally shot by prop firearm on a New Mexico movie set

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A woman has been killed and a man injured Thursday after they were shot by a prop firearm at a movie set outside Santa Fe, authorities said. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said a 42-year-old woman was airlifted to a hospital, where she died, while a 42-year-old man was ... Read More »

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CBC to require proof of vaccination for staff, freelancers as of Dec. 1

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2021

CBC/Radio-Canada says it will require anyone accessing the company’s locations to be vaccinated starting Dec. 1 in a mandate that includes staff, freelancers, performers, guests and contractors. The broadcaster says the vaccine mandate will be in addition to existing physical distancing, cleaning and masking measures. CBC spokesman Leon Mar says the mandate will allow the ... Read More »

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Bruce Xiaoyu Liu’s win at Chopin competition a boon for Quebec, says one of his peers

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2021

TORONTO – A first-prize win for Montreal pianist Bruce Xiaoyu Liu at the 18th Frederic Chopin piano competition is a victory that will be shared in some ways by Quebec’s most prestigious music schools, suggests one of his peers. Charles Richard-Hamelin, who lives in Montreal and took second prize at the 2015 edition of the ... Read More »

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Jerry Pinkney, award-winning illustrator, dies at 81

By The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) – Jerry Pinkney, a prize-winning children’s book illustrator known for his richly textured images of Black life, fables and fairy tales in works ranging from “The Lion and the Mouse” to “The Sunday Outing,” has died. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers announced that Pinkney died Wednesday at age 81 after a ... Read More »

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Lorli von Trapp Campbell, of ‘Sound of Music’ family, dies

By Wilson Ring, The Associated Press on October 21st, 2021

STOWE, Vt. (AP) – The second daughter of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian family was famous for being depicted in the musical and beloved movie “The Sound of Music,” has died. She was 90. Eleonore “Lorli” von Trapp Campbell died Sunday in Northfield, Vermont. The death was confirmed by The Day Funeral Home in Randolph, ... Read More »

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‘Her life became art’: Martha Henry remembered for devotion to the stage

By The Canadian Press on October 21st, 2021

STRATFORD, ONT. – Martha Henry, considered one of the greats of the Canadian stage, lived and breathed theatre up until her dying days. The stalwart of the Stratford Festival died of cancer at her home in the southern Ontario town shortly after midnight Thursday ““ just 12 days after her final curtain call, organizers said. ... Read More »

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