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Madonna Says ‘Ageism and Misogyny’ Are Behind Criticism of Her Grammys Look, Tells Detractors: ‘You Won’t Break My Soul’

Rather than shrink away after seeing a mountain of social media chatter about her physical appearance on the Grammy Awards Sunday night, Madonna has confronted it head-on, writing a lengthy social media post saying “ageism and misogyny” are behind the commentary — not to mention “close-up photos of me taken with a long lens camera […]

Lucinda Williams Gets Tribute Fit for an Americana Queen From Mumford & Sons, Dwight Yoakam, Allison Russell and a Cast of Roots Luminaries

How is it that the Americana Music Association has been holding annual Grammy eve tribute shows at the Troubadour since the mid-2010s, but never got around, until this year, to feting Lucinda Williams — of whom AMA director Jed Hilly said, “You are the voice, you are the songs, you are the soul of Americana”? […]

Joe Biden Jousts With Republicans, Vows Crackdown on Concert Ticket Fees in State of the Union

President Biden jousted with House Republicans and challenged them to work with him on a bipartisan “unity” agenda in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. The president pitched a handful of small-bore policy initiatives — like combating credit card fees and capping concert ticket surcharges — and engaged in a back-and-forth with […]

WWE SummerSlam Returns to Michigan After 30 Years (TV News Roundup)

WWE has announced its annual “SummerSlam” will take place at Detroit’s Ford Field on Aug. 5. The announcement marks the first return of “SummerSlam” to Michigan in 30 years and the first WWE event to take place at Ford Field since “WrestleMania” in 2007. “Landing WWE ‘SummerSlam’ at Ford Field is a signature win for […]

Director Joslyn Rose Lyons on Capturing Former NBA Star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf’s Truth in Showtime Documentary ‘Stand’

Former NBA star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf tells his story — both on and off the court — in the Showtime documentary “Stand,” with the guidance of director Joslyn Rose Lyons. The documentary examines how Abdul-Rauf’s standout playing career was derailed by controversy over his decision not to stand during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” But […]

‘Food and Country’ Review: Pandemic-Made Doc Addresses Dire Kinks in the Food Chain

For their documentary “Food and Country,” director Laura Gabbert and renowned food writer Ruth Reichl gathered a thoughtful and strikingly personable cast of characters from across the U.S. to tell their stories in the shadow of the pandemic. Some are chefs, bakers, restaurateurs. Others are independent farmers, ranchers, even a kelp harvester. Some...

Gustavo Dudamel to Leave L.A. for New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 2026

Gustavo Dudamel is leaving Los Angeles. But the city has a few years to brace itself for the looming departure of one of its favorite sons. The famed conductor will move to New York and take on the position of music director for the New York Philharmonic beginning in 2026. Dudamel shared the story via […]

CBS Eyes Reboot of ‘@midnight’ to Replace ’The Late Late Show With James Corden’

CBS wants to cut back on late-night talk and play up the games in the wee hours of the morning. CBS is expected to replace its long-running “Late Late Show” after a 28-year run with a reboot of the Comedy Central game show “@midnight,” according to a person familiar with the matter, in a maneuver […]

Joe Rogan Faces New Criticism for Promoting ‘Antisemitic Tropes About Jews and Money’ on Podcast

Joe Rogan has found himself facing new controversy after voicing antisemitic tropes on his massively popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience.” In a recent episode featuring guests Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti, hosts of the “Breaking Points” podcast, Rogan stated that “the idea that Jewish people aren’t into money is ridiculous. That’s like saying...

Celia Cruz Will Be First Afro-Latina to Appear on U.S. Quarter

The late Cuban American salsa singer Celia Cruz has been selected to appear on U.S quarters later this year, making history as the first Afro-Latina to receive the honor. Cruz is a beloved icon in Cuban music and is largely lauded for her contributions to the guaracha and salsa genres. Aside from her colorful looks […]

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