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Johnny Hallyday, ‘French Elvis,’ dead at 74

Johnny Hallyday, a legendary French singer and actor, died after a battle with cancer. He was 74. Hallyday, whose real name was Jean-Philippe Smet, was known as the French Elvis, but never found success in non-French-speaking countries. He sold more ...

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'Star Wars: Canto Bight' offers tour of space Vegas: book review

This casino city is the latest stop on the Journey to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” “Star Wars: Canto Bight” consists of four very different novellas set in the Las Vegas of a galaxy far, far away, on the desert ...

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SEE IT: Randy Travis’ naked arrest video from 2012 DWI released

Footage from Randy Travis’ naked tirade during an infamous 2012 drunk-driving arrest was made public by Texas authorities for the first time. The censored dash-cam video shows a naked Travis — a Country Music Hall of Famer — escorted to ...

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Rihanna has the street she grew up on in Barbados named after her

“Shut Up and Drive” along Rihanna Drive in Barbados. Westbury New Road in the St. Michael area of Barbados is now known as Rihanna Drive after the island nation’s Prime Minister dedicated the street to the popstar on Thursday. The ...

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'SpongeBob SquarePants' delights on Broadway — theater review

In Broadway’s delightful but overstuffed “SpongeBob SquarePants,” an ocean-floor volcano about to erupt sends Bikini Bottom residents scurrying — and the musical’s beloved title character into hero mode. No spoiler on how the natural disaster plays out, but the show ...

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Judge denies Meek Mill's bail request, calls him a 'danger'

A Philadelphia judge is refusing to spring rapper Meek Mill from prison, saying the rapper is “a danger to the community.” Judge Genece Brinkley denied Mill’s bid for bail in a decision made public Monday. Last month, Brinkley sentenced Mill ...

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Folk star David Rawlings to showcase new tunes at Brooklyn Steel

Folk guitar hero David Rawlings has put out a new collection of songs that may best be described as a pop roots album — “Poor David’s Almanack.” The singer and songwriter teamed up with his musical partner Gillian Welch to ...

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'Once on This Island' bewitches — theater review

Broadway’s bewitching revival of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s “Once on This Island” is filled with beauty. The ravaged set, meanwhile, appears to have seen better days. Make no mistake: That’s by design. The show takes place on a Caribbean ...

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Book chronicles how N.W.A. beats odds, lyrics stirred fear in FBI

They had a bad attitude — with good reason. A quarter of a century before Black Lives Matter took to the streets, rappers N.W.A burst on the scene and changed the game. Their hit “F— tha Police” remains polarizing. Gerrick ...

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SEE IT: U2 performs on sidewalk below The High Line in NYC

U2 secretly took over the city sidewalks on Friday night. The Irish rockers performed a snippet of their new album “Songs of Experience” live from 26th St. below the New York City High Line and on Facebook Live. It didn’t ...

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