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Priyanka Chopra Jonas was scrolling through Twitter a few years ago when she saw a headline that a film adaptation of “The White Tiger” was in the works. She immediately got on the phone to her agent. Her request: Please call the producers and offer her services. At the very least, she wante…

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Serena Isioma, a 20-year-old, Chicago-based R&B musician released “The Leo Sun Sets,” an adventurous, empowering debut that blurs genres.

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Doug Liman’s “Locked Down,” one of the first and most ambitious films to be conceived and shot during the pandemic, is, like our own quarantine experiences, erratic, a little absurd and sporadically delightful. 

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In the current time we are living through, messages of unity can be in short supply.  But Blue Mountain Tribe, a local band from Tehachapi, is getting that message out though their latest single, “Pray For Our Planet.” 

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Just before the outbreak of the World War II, a small-time archaeologist was hired by a local woman to excavate her land. The thought was that it possibly contained some Viking remnants. But what was unearthed in the mounds out in the fields was far more significant than they could have imag…

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Continuing to be heard from beyond the grave, musician David Bowie offers the live album, “Ouvrez le Chien (Live Dallas 95).” 

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — As PBS’ “Masterpiece” marks its 50th anniversary Sunday, the drama and mystery showcase could rest on its reputation built with acclaimed programs including “I, Claudius” and “Elizabeth R” and polished anew by surprising pop-culture hits “Sherlock” and “Downton Abbey.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden’s inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the US Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation’s 46th president next Wednesday.

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As we’re entering into this journey that is 2021, this is traditionally the time of undertaking new skills and stretching out of the comfort zone that prevents true growth. 

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NEW YORK (AP) — Renée Zellweger is known for acting but you could easily write a thesis about her love for music.

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale City Library, located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd., will host a free “Coffee & Coloring for Home” adult program from 10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 12.

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Songwriter, engineer and producer Mayer Hawthorne (aka Andrew Mayer Cohen) vents Funk and R&B on his new digital album, “Rare Changes.” 

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PALMDALE — The City of Palmdale is looking for local authors and artists to participate in the 2021 “Inkwell: Palmdale’s Book & Art Festival” scheduled for a virtual launch on May 1.

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As most people this year, I’ll be cooped up at home like a social groundhog on New Year’s Eve.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It’s 1966 and a thunderstorm illuminates the night sky in Memphis, Tennessee. Two Stax Records musicians, guitarist Steve Cropper and singer Eddie Floyd, sit in a room inside the Lorraine Motel, struggling to fashion a song about love and superstition.

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Chris Cornell, a singer/songwriter, rhythm guitarist and vocalist for Rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, is back, posthumously, with his latest LP, “No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol.1.”

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Did you get enough holiday cheer leading up to the big day? In case you didn’t here’s a list of the top 25 Christmas movies of all time, according to Good Housekeeping magazine. Who says Christmas movies are just for Christmas? You can spread the cheer throughout the season.

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It’s summertime in Harlem in 1957 when we get to know the beautiful souls at the center of “ Sylvie’s Love.” Sylvie (Tessa Thompson) works at the register of her father’s record store but dreams of a job in television. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha) is a struggling saxophonist who spots her, and a…

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English music legend Paul McCartney emanates positivity and shows playfulness on his newest album, “McCartney III.”

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As small of a community as the Antelope Valley can be, unless you keep your eyes and ears open, you can lose track of what is happening in the creative world. Even during the pandemic, it can be easy for someone to lose track of what’s happening — especially with all the live-streams, new mu…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year’s inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of color as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short film thriller, classic musicals and an acclaimed Batman film.

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Spreading more Christmas cheer for the holiday season, Mariah Carey gifts all with the album companion to her recent Apple TV+ event, “Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special.”

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LOS ANGELES — East West Players, an Asian American theatre organization, is partnering with online musician AJ Rafael for “Crazy Talented Asians,” a concert series started by Rafael in September 2018. 

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PALMDALE — The Palmdale Playhouse will host a special “Jolly Calls with Santa Claus” holiday program where participants will have the opportunity to speak to St. Nick via Zoom.

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Khruangbin, the eclectic psychedelic three-piece band from Texas, wrap up a productive year with their own “Late Night Tales” series, the curated 12 track, “Late Night Tales: Khruangbin.”