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1. “Modern Comfort Food” by Ina Garten (Clarkson Potter)

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SANTA CLARITA — The Santa Clarita Public Library and the Southern California Chapter of the Historical Novel Society are thrilled to present the panel discussion, “History Talks! Spooky History,” at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 19.

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Despite being close neighbors on the street of creativity, artists and musicians can live far apart from each other, never finding the time to get together for a barbecue. 

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Honoring ex-Beatle and cultural icon John Lennon on his 80th birthday, his estate reveals “Gimme Some Truth,” a 36-track deluxe compilation of songs remixed for a new decade.

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PALMDALE — Palmdale City Library will host a week-long Virtual Murder Mystery on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube from Oct. 19-23.

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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, Oct. 13.

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1. “The Return” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing)

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PALMDALE— The City of Palmdale will host a Virtual Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest on the Yellen Dog Park Facebook page until Oct. 16. This virtual event is free and open to the public.

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The distance for Adam Sandler from last year’s frantic, high-wire act “Uncut Gems” to his new Netflix comedy, “Hubie Halloween,” is great, but maybe not as vast as it sounds. 

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SANTA MONICA —  Streaming online in October, it’s the return of the Family Theatre Halloween tradition for Kids two to 102, “Absolutely Halloween,” perfect to enjoy from the safety and ease of your living room, a risk-free Halloween treat for the kids (and adults).

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Rock veteran Jon Bon Jovi returns to the charts with “2020” — a scathing, unfiltered commentary of our country, laced with enough positivity, that it might just get you through troubling times.

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The new sci-fi rom-com “Save Yourselves!” is rich in comic timing, but seemingly nowhere more than in its very title, coming in this of all weeks. Unless, of course, you enjoyed the presidential debate.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. will make a follow-up to the 2019 live-action “The Lion King,” with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk,” set to direct.

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RIO RANCHO, N.M, (AP) — Nearly eight years after his death, the final solo recording of late American jazz pianist legend Dave Brubeck is set for release next month. 

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“I reject both sides of what I’m being told, I’ve seen right through, now I watch how wild it gets,” Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno screams at the beginning of the Alternative Metal outfit’s newest album, “Ohms.”

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PALMDALE — The City of Palmdale’s public art program and the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) will begin displaying sculptures from this year’s incarnation of the “Antelopes on Parade” on Saturday.

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s SOUND/STAGE media project, an online compendium of concert films, debuts at 10 a.m., today  “Love in the Time of COVID.” This first episode will be narrated in Spanish by actress María Valverde, wife of LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel.

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Centuries-old creaking wood floors. Dark and endless hallways. Secret doors. When the O’Hara family from suburban New York arrives at their massive new manor in the English countryside, it feels like we’re settling in for another jumpy horror movie.

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Recently stirring from the darkness of his dwelling somewhere in the Hollywood Hills, Heavy Metal artist Marilyn Manson prescribes his new album, “WE ARE CHAOS” to a world dealing with numerous calamities.

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How would a high school student from the 1960s react to photographs of present-day America?

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Libros Festival will feature live online entertainment for families with children featuring free Spanish-language and bilingual storytelling, performances, workshops and award-winning authors, at 10 a.m., Sept. 26.

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English Rock band, The Rolling Stones comb their back catalogue for unreleased tracks and rarities on the remaster of their 13th album, “Goats Head Soup” (1973).

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I hope the takeaway message from these columns is one of positivity — even if it’s just a sliver of light peeking from underneath the door. What saves me every day is unwavering — the love of creativity and the pure joy of being in a room alone or with creative compatriots I’ve chosen, makin…

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The 25-year-old Australian actress Geraldine Viswanathan, having already stolen movies left and right, more straightforwardly owns “Broken Hearts Gallery,” a glossy but spirited Gen-Y romantic comedy imbued with the wit and spunk of its young star.