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Don McLean becomes Hollywood star when “American Pie” turns 50
Singer-songwriter Don McLean received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday to mark the 50th anniversary of his classic single “American Pie”. McLean, 75, recalled how the nearly nine-minute song about the loss of innocence in the rock generation shaped his career and was sung at key moments in American cultural life.
Bob Dylan sued a 12-year-old for alleged sexual abuse in the 1960s
A nameless woman has sued folk-singer-songwriter Bob Dylan for sexually abusing her after giving her drugs and alcohol in 1965 when she was 12 years old. A spokesman for Dylan, now 80, said the allegations were false. “The 56-year-old claim is untrue and is being vigorously defended,” said the spokesman.
The show has to go on: Broadway is coming back with new investors, bold plans
Broadway may have seen the longest shutdown in its history, but it has lined up new investors and made big plans for its grand reopening to prove that there is no such thing as show business. There is great optimism for the reopening of musicals and plays from September, led by juggernauts “Hamilton”, “The Lion King” and “Wicked”.
Batman comic shifts the focus to Robin’s private life, his sexuality
The Caped Crusaders Batman and Robin have been busy fighting crime together for years, but now the focus of the story has shifted to Robin’s personal life as he explores his sexuality. In the latest installment of the DC Comics series, “Batman: Urban Legends,” character Tim Drake, the third version of Robin, accepts an offer to date a male friend.
Prosecutor describes R. Kelly as a “predator” in the trial of R&B singers for sexual abuse
R. Kelly is a “predator” who has demanded absolute allegiance from the many women and underage girls he recruited in a two-decade-long blackmail scheme for sex, a federal attorney said Wednesday when the sexual abuse trial against the R&B Star began. US Assistant Attorney Maria Cruz Melendez told a jury of seven men and five women in federal court in Brooklyn that Kelly, 54, used “lies, manipulation, threats and physical abuse” to dominate his victims, and often hers filmed sexual encounters.
Disney’s US parks offer faster entry to the ride for a fee
Tired of waiting for the Haunted Mansion or the Millennium Falcon? Walt Disney Co’s US theme parks will offer a payment option for faster access to some of the most popular rides, the company said on Wednesday. The feature is part of the launch of Disney Genie this fall, a digital tool designed to help park goers maximize their time in Disney’s US parks.
The sibling trio We Three takes music and mental health messages on tour
The US band We Three does what many musicians currently dream of – travel abroad and play in front of a live audience. The group, made up of siblings Manny, Bethany and Joshua, has been in the UK for a week, performing in London and Liverpool, spreading a message of good mental health along the way.
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