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Saenger Theatre
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Chris Miller
December 10, 2019 - 2:46 pm
The Saenger Theatre, closed since the Hard Rock Hotel construction site partially collapsed just across North Rampart Street from it in October, will reopen tomorrow. The first show since the October 12 collapse will be magician Criss Angel. Due to the situation with the Hard Rock, the theater's...
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Sheryl Crow and Usher
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 10, 2019 - 11:34 am
Two huge names in music are coming to New Orleans to help usher in the new year. "Sheryl Crow and Usher will perform on 'Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020' live from the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans," according to a news release. The countdown show on ABC TV will...
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December 09, 2019 - 12:38 pm
The galactic epic of “Star Wars” has spanned countless films, games, books, TV shows, and bits of fan fiction, captivating generations of galaxy-exploring audiences. There are few people who don’t feel moved by the series in some way or connect with one of its iconic characters . All of which means...
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FILE - This July 9, 2019 file photo shows Beyonce at the world premiere of "The Lion King" in Los Angeles. While her groundbreaking “Homecoming” documentary earned a Grammy nomination for best music film, its album version didn’t pick up any nominations. Instead her “The Lion King: The Gift” project — which features songs inspired by “The Lion King,” for which she voiced the character Nala — is up for best pop vocal album, (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
December 09, 2019 - 8:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes are looking more like the Grammy Awards: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Elton John are competing for best original song at the ceremony. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominees for the 2020 show on Monday. Others up for the music prize include the...
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Associated Press
December 08, 2019 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — “Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with $34.7 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Walt Disney Co. animated sequel has already grossed $919.7 million worldwide. It will soon become the sixth...
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Don Ames
December 06, 2019 - 4:53 pm
Earl Bernhardt, the co-founder of the Tropical Isle bar and co-inventor of the world famous "Hand Grenade" cocktail has died. He was 80. Bernhardt and his business partner Pam Fortner opened the Tropical Isle on Bourbon Street in 1984 and made a name selling their invention: the "New Orleans Hand...
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WWL Newsroom
December 05, 2019 - 9:06 pm
The city known for 19th century Voodoo queen Marie Laveau and for the tarot card readers who tell fortunes in its historic French Quarter is about to play host to a different kind of sorcerer — at least in the Marvel comics universe. Marvel announced plans Thursday to debut a new comic book, “...
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November 27, 2019 - 9:02 am
Selena Gomez commemorated her return to the stage in a permanent way. After performing for the first time in two years by opening the American Music Awards, the 27-year-old celebrated by flaunting her new upper thigh tattoo on Instagram. View this post on Instagram AMAs day.. more to come..-- A...
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November 27, 2019 - 7:40 am
Who would want to threaten Mister Rogers? Or Tom Hanks? Or Tom Hanks playing Mister Rogers? Well, that’s exactly what happened to the Oscar-winning actor in Pittsburgh. Hanks, who stepped into Mr. Rogers’ blue shoes to film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” told Jimmy Kimmel all about the odd...
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Taylor Swift at AMAs
Associated Press
November 24, 2019 - 10:20 pm
Taylor Swift has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s record at the American Music Awards. The pop star, who walked into Sunday night’s show with 23 AMAs, won two honors during the live telecast, surpassing the King of Pop’s 24 wins. “This year has been a lot of good, a lot of really complicated, so...
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