entertainment

CULTURE

Here’s how college entertainment districts in the region manage culture, safety | News

The debate over whether to allow a special use permit for a Campus Corner bar and restaurant is over, but the question remains whether the area will follow in step with other entertainment districts in college towns. Established in 1917, Norman’s Campus Corner has a longstanding history as a vibrant gathering place for University of […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Review: ‘Top Gun’ sequel a welcome trip to the danger zone

Early on in “Top Gun: Maverick,” Tom Cruise hops on his sleek motorcycle, wearing Aviator sunglasses and a leather jacket with patches, and speeds into a time machine. No, that’s not right. It’s actually us who take a trip back. More than 30 years after Cruise smirked his way to the cocky heights of the […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

He tried to join the Marines. Then his life from him took a turn he never expected

But there are many reasons he’s hoping you will. “American!” begins with one of the most painful moments from Valdovinos’ youth — the day he tried to join the Marines at his Arizona high school, but ended up learning he was an undocumented immigrant and couldn’t. “It’s not a show to me. It’s actually, truly […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Centuries-Old Passion Play Returns After Pandemic Break | entertainmentnews

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated Press OBERAMMERGAU, Germany (AP) — Almost 400 years ago, the Catholic residents of a small Bavarian village vowed to perform a play of “the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ” every 10 years, if only God would spare them any further losses from the plague known as the […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Analysis: ‘The Staircase’ adds drama to true crime

I binge it, support it and want more of it. Let’s talk about it. ‘The Staircase’ When Kathleen Peterson was found dead at the bottom of the staircase in the North Carolina home she shared with her husband, Michael Peterson, in 2001, it kicked off a mystery that two decades later people are still talking […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Scorsese Presents a Buried Gem and a Pitch for Cinema’s Past | entertainmentnews

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — While Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker were holed up in an apartment cutting “Raging Bull” — an intense process that would have consumed the thoughts of most filmmakers — Scorsese told his editor to take a break. He had a movie he needed to show […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Oz’s Ties to Turkey Attacked in Pennsylvania’s Senate Race | entertainmentnews

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Mehmet Oz’s rivals in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for US Senate are escalating their attacks on the celebrity heart surgeon’s connections to his parents’ native country of Turkey, raising it as a possible national security issue. Oz, best known as TV’s Dr. Oz, has rejected any suggestions […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

A Song With Power: Ukraine’s Eurovision Entry Unites Nation | entertainmentnews

By COLLEEN BARRY Associated Press TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra’s upbeat, melodic entry for this month’s Eurovision Song Contest was written as a tribute to the frontman’s mother. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it has become an anthem to the war-ravaged motherland. “Stefania” is the most-watched song on YouTube among the […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Summer Preview: Banana! the Minions Expand Their Empire | entertainmentnews

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the movies’ biggest stars barely speak a word of English, or any other language for that matter. Sure, you can occasionally hear them say “Banana!” or possibly “Smoochy smoochy!” but most of what they say is gibberish. The Minions may be the world’s […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Toronto hip-hop artist Akintoye on his TikTok hit about being ‘sad with pizzazz’

TORONTO – “Are you OK?” the TikTok commenter asked. “Like really?” It was a reasonable question. Since joining TikTok in the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, Toronto hip-hop artist Akintoye Asalu has built a name for himself on TikTok with his candid songs about dealing with anxiety and depression. When Asalu saw this expression […]

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