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Country band Confederate Railroad nixed from another fair

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — The Southern country-rock group Confederate Railroad lost a second summer fair gig after objections over the use of the Confederate flag in its logo. The band's Aug.
76th Venice Film Festival to embrace Netflix productions

76th Venice Film Festival to embrace Netflix productions

ROME — The 76th Venice Film Festival will feature three Netflix productions alongside Hollywood titles, embracing the streaming giant after the Cannes Film Festival excluded it for a second year in a row.
Score! Megan Rapinoe book to be published next year

Score! Megan Rapinoe book to be published next year

NEW YORK — Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has scored again, this time with a book deal. Penguin Press announced Thursday that Rapinoe's book, currently untitled, will be published in Fall 2020.

Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra names new artistic director

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra has a new music and artistic director. The Savannah Morning News reports Keitaro Harada is replacing founding Artistic Director Peter Shannon, who resigned last year.
HBO chief: Sorry, fans, no 'Game of Thrones' do-over

HBO chief: Sorry, fans, no 'Game of Thrones' do-over

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The clamour from "Game of Thrones" fans for a do-over of the drama's final season has been in vain.
HBO's 'Dark Materials,' 'Gemstones' both grapple with faith

HBO's 'Dark Materials,' 'Gemstones' both grapple with faith

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HBO chief skeptical about another 'Big Little Lies' season

HBO chief skeptical about another 'Big Little Lies' season

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The future of "Big Little Lies" is as uncertain as the legal fate of the Monterey Five. HBO programming chief Casey Bloys says he's taking a cautious approach to pursuing another season.
New British PM Johnson urges EU to renegotiate Brexit deal

New British PM Johnson urges EU to renegotiate Brexit deal

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the European Union on Thursday to rethink its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal, setting himself on a collision course with both the bloc and his own lawmakers over his vow to leave the EU by O