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Music News: Artists remember Orlando

Musicians share condolences one year later One year after Orlando’s Pulse nightclub became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the arts community used Twitter to express their condolences and remembrances. Elsewhere in the #loveisloveislove hashtag, LGBTQ+ people and allies wished each other happy Pride celebrations; offline, Florida’s Orange County government building […]

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Listen to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture in Literature

When Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, there was only one requirement. Dylan didn’t even have to travel to Stockholm (and in fact he missed the public ceremony, though he later stopped by to collect his prize in a private ceremony). He did, though, have to deliver a Nobel Lecture — even if […]

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‘Stop Making Sense’ director Jonathan Demme dies at 73

Acclaimed filmmaker Jonathan Demme has died at age 73. The director’s family confirmed the death, due to esophageal cancer and heart disease, to Indiewire. Among Demme’s many achievements is the 1984 movie that’s been called the greatest concert film ever made: Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense. Demme, who won an Oscar for directing The Silence of the […]

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