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Teen dies from accidental drowning at Orlando marine-themed park, officials say

FILE – This March 13, 2020 photo shows the entrance to SeaWorld Orlando. Authorities on Thursday, May 30, 2024 ruled that a 13-year-old girl who was found unresponsive at a central Florida marine-themed park earlier this week died from an accidental drowning. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, file) Source link

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Music Review: British guitarist Richard Thompson’s 'Ship to Shore' is a gem, with dazzling solos

For more than half a century, British guitarist Richard Thompson has created albums filled with curious characters, love laments, dark chords, dark humor and peerless guitar work. That makes each release a cause for celebration, which is the case with his new album “Ship to Shore.” It ends a five-year recording hiatus, the longest break

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Reading the 'tea leaves': TV networks vamp for time during the wait for the Donald Trump verdict

NEW YORK — The New York accents of court reporters reading testimony. A juror’s facial expression. And tea leaves — plenty of tea leaves. Jury deliberation meant tense, ultimately boring hours of waiting for lawyers, journalists and others at the Manhattan courtroom where former President Donald Trump’s hush money trial is being held. It’s the

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Movie Review: Muppets creator Jim Henson gets a documentary as exciting as he was

There are moments when the spark of creation suddenly ignites and history stops. Like when the Wright brothers got a plane to fly. Or when Oreo added double filling. Maybe just as resonant was when Jim Henson cut up his mother’s green coat into odd shapes and added ping-pong balls for eyes. At that moment,

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Darke and Donovan to head Fox Euro 2024 coverage, Strong and Holden work Copa America

LOS ANGELES — Ian Darke will pair with Landon Donovan as Fox’s lead broadcast team at this year’s European Championship, while John Strong and Stu Holden work the Copa America. With the tournaments overlapping, the network said Thursday it will use seven announcing teams. Darke is a longtime ESPN broadcaster who first worked for Fox

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Music Review: The María’s 'Submarine' immerses listeners in a blue world of mellow dance beats

When the indie pop band The Marías emerged in 2017 with their first EP, “Superclean Vol. 1,” they quickly solidified a sound. It wasn’t any one sound, really, but a sonic identity. With lead vocalist María Zardoya’s mellow, romantic vocals serving as the unifier, the band’s productions were free to oscillate between dance beats, Latin

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Q&A: Andra Day talks new album, playing a villain and regaining confidence after injuring vocals

LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andra Day gained acting acclaim after her starring role in a 2021 Billie Holiday biopic, but the soulful singer nearly lost the strength of her powerful voice during the process. Day injured her vocals after she smoked cigarettes as part of her role in Lee Daniels’ film “The

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Usher, Victoria Monét will receive prestigious awards from music industry group ASCAP

LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Usher will add another prestigious award to his already loaded trophy case. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said Thursday that Usher will receive its Voice of the Culture Award. He’ll be honored at ASCAP’s Rhythm & Soul Music Songwriters and Publishers event on June 27.

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Movie Review: Daisy Ridley shines in inspirational swimming pic ‘Young Woman and the Sea’

In August 1926, a 19-year-old New Yorker named Trudy Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel. Only five men had finished the 21-mile trek from Cape Gris-Nez in France to Kingsdown Beach in England before — a harrowing journey through frigid waters, unpredictable tides, currents and swarms of jellyfish. Ederle swam 35

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