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Black Sands Entertainment gets boost from Hart, ‘Shark Tank’

Nov. 26, 2022 09:10 AM EST

Six years ago, Manuel and Geiszel Godoy were only looking to fill a need for their daughter and children like her. But they ended up exceeding those expectations. Mr. and Mrs. Godoy, owners of Delaware-based Black Sands Entertainment, were unable to find children’s books and comics...

'Bluey' leaves the TV screen and tumbles out live on stage

Nov. 15, 2022 10:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One of Australia's hottest exports is doing a walkabout through America. The first-ever theatrical adaptation of the popular animated children’s TV show “Bluey” starts a multi-state tour this month. “It’s the one time you really get to share...

Kevin Conroy, a defining voice of Batman, dies at 66

Nov. 11, 2022 15:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Conroy, the prolific voice actor whose gravely delivery on “Batman: The Animated Series" was for many Batman fans the definitive sound of the Caped Crusader, has died at 66. Conroy died Thursday after a battle with cancer, series producer Warner Bros....

Californians approve big funding boost for arts education

Nov. 09, 2022 00:08 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure backed by a celebrity lineup that included Barbra Streisand and Los Angeles-born rappers will.i.am and Dr. Dre that could pump as much as $1 billion a year from the state’s general fund into arts education. ...

Review: Movie fans will roar, growl over ’50 MGM Films’ book

Nov. 07, 2022 12:51 PM EST

“The 50 MGM Films that Transformed Hollywood: Triumphs, Blockbusters, and Fiascos,” by Steven Bingen (Lyons Press) The title of film historian Steven Bingen’s new book is reminiscent of B-movie trailers of the 1950s that breathlessly hype “The Most Important Picture of the...

Director James Gunn, Peter Safran to co-lead DC Studios

Oct. 25, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

James Gunn, the writer-director who made the “Guardians of the Galaxy” household names for Marvel and revived “The Suicide Squad,” will soon be responsible for the future of Batman, Superman and the entire DC Universe for Warner Bros. Discovery. The studio on Tuesday named Gunn and veteran...

Fantasy Fest returns to Key West after COVID shutdowns

Oct. 21, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Fantasy Fest is kicking off in Key West, Florida, on Friday with a full slate of events for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic started more than two years ago. The annual 10-day-long party runs through Oct. 30. “Due to the COVID...

Review: Joe Ely’s new album is for children of all ages

Oct. 20, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

“Flatland Lullaby,” Joe Ely (Rack ‘em/Thirty Tigers) Don’t assume Joe Ely’s new children’s album will have limited appeal. It’s for anyone who has ever been a kid. “Flatland Lullaby” was a long time in the works. Some of the material dates from the...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 23-29

Oct. 17, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 23-29: Oct. 23: Singer Barbara Ann Hawkins of The Dixie Cups is 79. Director Ang Lee is 68. Jazz singer Dianne Reeves is 66. Country singer Dwight Yoakam is 66. Director-actor Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man” films) is 63. Singer “Weird Al”...

Kid Cudi's songs come to life in 'Entergalactic' TV feature

Sep. 30, 2022 12:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi recorded the bulk of his new album, the melodic rapper wanted to visually highlight the project’s songs without depending on short music videos. The Grammy winner initially thought about turning his concept album into an...