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The Hamburg Ballet approaches Bach and Bernstein with rich imagery and movement

A churchman, not a theatre, Bach did not write for dance. But the dance was at its core. His instrumental suites, partitas and concertos, made of dance forms, may include some of the most profound music by this most profound composer. Bach did not write an opera either. Yet drama …

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Sally Field talks about portraying Jessie Buss in HBO’s Lakers drama ‘Winning Time’

In 1979, Sally Field had just won her first Oscar win for playing a factory worker turned union organizer in Norma Rae. Seeking some quality time with her two little sons, she began taking them to LA Lakers games, and it quickly became a family tradition. “I was a single …

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Why some women travel to South Korea to find boyfriends

All my life I have obsessively watched South Korean TV series, or K-dramas. The term refers to the disparate genres of television dramas produced in South Korea, including mystery, crime, and romantic comedy. Regardless of genre, most K-dramas seek to elicit a visceral reaction from viewers – laughter, tears, anger, …

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Review of ‘Great Freedom’: A homosexual perseveres in post-war Germany

A film that both cherishes the lifespan of a lit match and respects the patience it takes to endure a prison sentence, “Great Freedom” makes an exquisite case of the impossibility of caging the heart, even when love itself is criminalized. The countdown to a drama by Austrian filmmaker Sebastian …

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Who is Anna Sorokin, the subject of the new Netflix series ‘Inventing Anna’?

The woman who defrauded New York businesses and socialites of $275,000 was first sentenced to prison and is currently serving time in an illegal immigration center The woman who defrauded New York businesses and socialites of $275,000 was first sentenced to prison and is currently serving time in an illegal …

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Drama spanning decades explores the injustice of Germany’s anti-gay laws

Watching director Sebastian Meise’s “Great Freedom” is a process of watching the main character, Hans Hoffmann (Franz Rogowski), be brutalized and dehumanized. The narrative takes place almost entirely in prison over a period of around 25 years, with Hans repeatedly put into the darkness of solitary confinement, and this return …

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Review of short films nominated for the 2022 Oscars: small stories, big ideas

With three out of five nominees, Netflix almost takes center stage in this year’s short documentary category, but one of those three stands out. “Audible,” directed by Matt Ogens, observes the Maryland School for the Deaf high school football team, focusing on one player, Amaree McKenstry. His final year is …

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The week in photos: February 13-19, 2022

This week’s selection of news, sports, lifestyle, entertainment and human-interest photos from the Philippines and around the world The Electoral Commission’s ‘Oplan Baklas’ was in full swing and critics said it was a violation of the constitutional right to free speech. Meanwhile, some countries in Asia are now holding religious …

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‘SuperFlute’ brings Mozart’s opera into the era of video games

What do a certain mustachioed Italian plumber, an ocarina-playing leprechaun in a green tunic, and a gorilla wearing a tie have in common with the works of classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Plenty, it turns out, when their worlds collide in “#SuperFlute, an English-language adaptation of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute,’ …

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How The Iron Giant’s Tragic Inspiration Gives The Film New Meaning

Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant is a classic famous in part because of its anti-violence message, which a real-world tragedy helped inform. Brad Bird’s The Iron Giant arrived in the middle of a very competitive summer in 1999. Despite phenomenal word of mouth and the feeling that it constituted something …

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‘Give or Take’ review: Cape Cod’s comedy-drama skims the surface

“Give or Take” is a heartfelt, often involving family comedy-drama about coming to terms with the past — and the present. If only co-writers Paul Riccio (he also directed) and Jamie Effros (he plays) had dropped some of the quirks and bits of shaggy dog ​​from their story for a …

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Olympics Live: Feuz on course for men’s downhill gold

Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States looks down after swerving off course in the first round of the women’s giant slalom at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Beijing’s Yanqing District. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) Robert F. Bukaty PA BEIJING The latest news on the Beijing Winter …

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Dana Schwartz Gets Goosebumps in ‘Anatomy: A Love Story’

At one point in our interview, Dana Schwartz points to a particular line on one of her shelves. “This whole shelf is made up of corpses and the dawn of surgery,” Schwartz says from his Los Angeles home, a mischievous cadence in his voice. “There are books in there with …

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Mel Mermelstein, Holocaust survivor who sued Holocaust deniers, dies at 95

He submitted a notarized account of seeing Nazi guards lock his mother and sisters in a gas chamber. In his book, he recounts his last conversation with his father: “’Your mother and sisters are…’ He paused for a moment, unable to continue. “And you mustn’t fret about their fate. Yes …

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Live action movie ‘Dora’ is both hilarious and self-aware.

My first exposure to Nickelodeon was limited to Nick Jr., their children’s programming channel. Turning the channel to Nick Jr. meant getting plenty of “Blue’s Clues,” “Dora the Explorer,” and Face, Nick Jr.’s sentient mascot and the cartoon screen. Although “Blue’s Clues” has recently returned to pop culture and any …

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It happened today – this day in history

1412: Birth of Joan of Arc. 1535: Henry VIII proclaims himself head of the Church of England. 1552: France signs a secret treaty with German Protestants. 1559: Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey. 1582: Russia cedes Livonia and Estonia to Poland, losing access to the Baltic …

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“Power of the Dog” is the best Golden Globes movie that no one has watched

(Bloomberg) – Netflix Inc.’s “The Power of the Dog” won Best Dramatic Film and Walt Disney Co.’s “West Side Story” for Best Musical or Comedy at a Golden Globe Awards which was held in private with no live or online public, after a scandal prompted a Hollywood boycott of the …

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In the 2021 films, “Spider-Man” triumphs over Will Smith, “West Side Story”

LOS ANGELES — top stars. Enthusiastic reviews. Distribution strategies that rely solely on the big screen. Even the biggest prints failed to draw audiences away from home and to the theaters for many films in 2021. Will Smith’s “King Richard”, Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” and more than a dozen …

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Anaheim Jagerhaus closes after more than 40 years of service

Jägerhaus, the iconic Orange County German restaurant in Anaheim, closed on December 12 after more than 40 years of service. The closure comes shortly after owner and manager Sandie Schwaiger passed away in October. Schwaiger led Jägerhaus for over 21 years. “It was beautiful even though it was so sad,” …

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From Hollywood to Detroit, pandemic-tired companies cautious about Omicron

Nov. 29 (Reuters) – Companies tired by the pandemic struggled to assess the impact of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus on Monday, with industries from Hollywood movie studios to airlines and automobiles awaiting more details to help determine how it might affect their operations and profits. The World …

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Who is Kim Petras and how old is she?

German-born singer and songwriter Kim Petras debuted at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday, November 25, 2021. The rising popstar released her debut EP, One Piece of Tape, ten years ago. 2 Kim Petras is a rising pop star Who is Kim Petras? Kim Petras is a popular musician based in …

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Best San Diego Weekend Events: November 11-16

Here are the main events taking place in San Diego from Thursday, November 11 through Tuesday, November 16. Thursday November 11 Veterans Day at Social Punch Bowl Punch Bowl Social celebrates veterans and active duty military personnel with one hour of free activities. Enjoy bowling, vintage arcade games, giant scrabble, …

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Today in History – The Durango Herald

Today in history Today is Sunday, October 17, the 290th day of 2021. There are 75 days left in the year. The highlight of today’s history: On October 17, 1777, British forces under General John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops at Saratoga, New York, at a turning point in the …

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Has Covid cost Australia its love for freedom?

SYDNEY, Australia – In the war against the Delta variant of the coronavirus, few to no democracies have demanded as much from their people as Australia. Amid the latest lockdowns, Sydney police handed hefty fines to three moms with strollers chatting in a park. Melbourne’s playgrounds were wrapped in police …

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Interview with Tom Hardy: Venom 2

Venom: Let There Be Carnage star Tom Hardy explains why the film is a love story, choosing director Andy Serkis and the character’s future. Tom Hardy is back as Eddie Brock in Venom: let there be carnage. The sequel to 2018 Venom sees Eddie and his symbiote take on serial …

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Meet the executive behind Netflix’s global expansion

After Netflix executive Bela Bajaria watched a 2017 documentary titled “A Suitable Girl”, about arranged marriages in India, and spoke with one of its directors, something clicked. Her parents had previously set up dates for Bajaria with potential suitors, and she knew the stakes were much higher than what you …

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Theme festival – Telefilms | Projections

Programming profile It’s not just the pandemic that is giving the made-for-television film industry a boost – the growth of streaming, the availability of top talent and changing audience demands are also factors, reports Ruth Lawes. At the 2021 Oscars, it was not a large Hollywood studio that collected the …

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