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2022-06-21 17:30:02
by Dan McCue
Colbert Addresses Staff Arrests in Capitol Hill Building

WASHINGTON — “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert used his monologue on Monday night to address the arrests of members... Read More

WASHINGTON — “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert used his monologue on Monday night to address the arrests of members of his field production crew last week after they were found filming in a House office building without permission or... Read More

2022-06-18 16:24:42
by Dan McCue
Stephen Colbert Staffers Busted for Trespassing on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — Seven staffers from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested Thursday night for allegedly trespassing in a... Read More

WASHINGTON — Seven staffers from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested Thursday night for allegedly trespassing in a congressional office building near the U.S. Capitol. In an email to The Well News, U.S. Capitol Police said that at... Read More

2022-06-18 14:11:34
by Dan McCue
McConaughey Calls for Bipartisan Answer to Gun Violence

WASHINGTON — A week after appearing on Capitol Hill, in the Oval Office and in the White House briefing room,... Read More

WASHINGTON — A week after appearing on Capitol Hill, in the Oval Office and in the White House briefing room, academy award winning actor Matthew McConaughey is continuing to press his case for bipartisan action on guns and gun violence.... Read More

2022-05-27 19:49:00
by Tom Ramstack
Judge Grants Injunction Against Sale of ‘Wizard of Oz’ Dress

WASHINGTON — An auction scheduled for last Tuesday of a dress worn by actress Judy Garland in the 1939 movie... Read More

WASHINGTON — An auction scheduled for last Tuesday of a dress worn by actress Judy Garland in the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz” is on hold until a federal judge can determine who owns it. Catholic University in Washington,... Read More

Echoes of 2006: Jazz Fest Returns to New Orleans for 2022

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Once silenced by the pandemic, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival opens Friday for the... Read More

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Once silenced by the pandemic, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival opens Friday for the first time in three years — a long awaited 2022 revival that holds echoes of 2006 when the annual celebration... Read More

2022-04-22 13:07:23
by Reece Nations
DC Trump Hotel Will Be Waldorf Astoria by End of April

WASHINGTON — Control of the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C., will be sold to Miami-based investment firm CGI... Read More

WASHINGTON — Control of the Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C., will be sold to Miami-based investment firm CGI Merchant Group by the end of April when it will become a Hilton-affiliated hotel. The historic building is currently the... Read More

2022-04-20 14:58:57
by Reece Nations
Texas Task Force on Concert Safety Issues Final Report

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the Texas Task Force on Concert Safety had released its final report... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the Texas Task Force on Concert Safety had released its final report on Tuesday, submitting a new set of recommendations and strategies to ensure the safety of concertgoers in the state. The... Read More

2022-04-07 20:36:37
by Dan McCue
House Passes $55 Billion COVID Relief Bill for Restaurants, Bars, Others

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday approved a $55 billion COVID-19 relief bill aimed at helping restaurants, bars and other... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday approved a $55 billion COVID-19 relief bill aimed at helping restaurants, bars and other businesses shake off the lingering effects of the now two-year-old pandemic. But even with the rush put on considering the... Read More

2022-03-17 22:48:46
by Dan McCue
A Rascal in the '60s Returns to the Road After Pandemic Enforced Hiatus

Looking back now, it all seems so guardedly optimistic. With the coronavirus pandemic rapidly spreading across the United States during... Read More

Looking back now, it all seems so guardedly optimistic. With the coronavirus pandemic rapidly spreading across the United States during the winter of 2020, recording artists, concert venues, festival organizers and just about everybody else involved with the industry hoped... Read More

2022-03-09 21:11:38
by Dan McCue
When Swing was King at the Embassy

WASHINGTON — As the son of a globetrotting diplomat, Ahmet Münir Ertegün had learned a thing or two about poise... Read More

WASHINGTON — As the son of a globetrotting diplomat, Ahmet Münir Ertegün had learned a thing or two about poise and sophistication by the age of 16. But as members of Duke Ellington’s band assembled on the third floor of... Read More

Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie Among Rock Hall Nominees

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran and A Tribe Called Quest are among this year's... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran and A Tribe Called Quest are among this year's first-time nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Cleveland-based institution announced 17 artists and groups being... Read More

Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' Rock Superstar, Dies at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of Hell” album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as “Paradise By the Dashboard Light,” “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” and “I’d... Read More

2022-01-19 18:37:19
by Dan McCue
New York Governor Seeks to Bolster Entertainment Industry

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s first budget proposal as chief executive includes key tax credit extensions aimed... Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s first budget proposal as chief executive includes key tax credit extensions aimed at bolstering the state’s entertainment industry and revitalizing an economy still struggling with the coronavirus pandemic. Hochul’s proposed budget would... Read More

Will Smith, Lady Gaga, Ben Affleck Score SAG Nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscar race may be missing in-person glitz this year, but it doesn't lack for star... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscar race may be missing in-person glitz this year, but it doesn't lack for star power. Will Smith, Lady Gaga and Ben Affleck landed individual nominations for the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, while the... Read More

2021-10-27 16:16:07
by Alexa Hornbeck
How Horror Films Help Individuals Cope With Scary Situations

WASHINGTON — A study funded by the Research Program for Media, Communication, and Society at the School of Communication and... Read More

WASHINGTON — A study funded by the Research Program for Media, Communication, and Society at the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University in Denmark reveals how watching horror films may have helped individuals cope and prepare for the... Read More

2021-09-24 21:47:40
by Dan McCue
Looming Strikes Threaten to Shut Down Most US Film and Television Production

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - It could be the biggest labor action in Hollywood since a Writers Guild of America strike... Read More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - It could be the biggest labor action in Hollywood since a Writers Guild of America strike crippled the entertainment industry for some 14 weeks in late 2007 and early 2008. Beginning next week, members of the... Read More

2021-09-21 13:57:00
by TWN Staff
Restaurant Association Honors D.C.’s Most Notable

It was an award night unlike any other in the history of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington annual RAMMY Awards... Read More

It was an award night unlike any other in the history of the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington annual RAMMY Awards presentation. After a year of disruption and pandemic-related hardship, the 39th RAMMY Awards were more than an acknowledgement of the... Read More

2021-09-16 19:38:34
by Dan McCue
Lone Sentence in Popular Series Could Cost Netflix a Cool $5 Million

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A single line in Netflix sensation “The Queen’s Gambit,” which is expected to rake in the... Read More

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A single line in Netflix sensation “The Queen’s Gambit,” which is expected to rake in the statues at this weekend’s 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, could wind up costing the streaming giant a cool $5 million thanks... Read More

2021-08-12 19:05:34
by Dan McCue
Chicago’s Top Doc Says ‘No Evidence’ Lollapalooza Was Super Spreader Event

CHICAGO -- To anyone still waiting for a sign that it’s safe to attend concerts and other large outdoors events,... Read More

CHICAGO -- To anyone still waiting for a sign that it’s safe to attend concerts and other large outdoors events, the weekly update from Chicago’s top medical official on Thursday was good news indeed -- the four-day Lollapalooza festival was... Read More

Virus's Impact: More Relaxing and Thinking, Less Socializing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The eruption of COVID-19 last year caused the proportion of people working from home in the... Read More

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The eruption of COVID-19 last year caused the proportion of people working from home in the U.S. to nearly double, with the shift most pronounced among college graduates and workers in such fields as finance and... Read More

2021-07-23 12:43:18
by Ansley Puckett
California Governor Signs Legislation to Boost Entertainment Industry

LOS ANGELES- California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Wednesday investing $330 million to expand the state’s Film and Television... Read More

LOS ANGELES- California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Wednesday investing $330 million to expand the state’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program in order to boost the state’s economy.  Launched in 2009, the Film and Television Tax Credit Program... Read More

2021-07-12 18:12:26
by Ansley Puckett
Julia Child’s Georgetown Home Renovation Nears End

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Julia Child’s house in Georgetown is looking a bit different than it did when the famous American... Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Julia Child’s house in Georgetown is looking a bit different than it did when the famous American chef lived in it.  The current owner, Rory Veevers-Carter, bought the 1,497 square foot home in 2015 and began official... Read More

2021-07-06 17:59:25
by Dan McCue
Movie Theaters Slowly Recovering From Pandemic Closures

Movie theaters are seeing a slow uptick in their business as summer and reopenings continue, but the box office take... Read More

Movie theaters are seeing a slow uptick in their business as summer and reopenings continue, but the box office take for 2021 to date is still 81% below where it was pre-pandemic, according to analysis by Variety magazine. Though the... Read More

2021-06-01 14:22:37
by Tom Ramstack
Amazon’s Huge Acquisition of MGM Faces Intense Government Scrutiny

WASHINGTON -- Amazon.com, Inc.'s, $8.45 billion deal announced Wednesday to purchase MGM sets it up to become a major player... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Amazon.com, Inc.'s, $8.45 billion deal announced Wednesday to purchase MGM sets it up to become a major player in the film and television industries but also to face a new round of antitrust allegations by federal regulators. MGM,... Read More

2021-04-13 18:56:54
by Dan McCue
Spoleto Festival USA Resuming In Charleson

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston, S.C., is known for many things.  Southern charm.  Restaurants. Idyllic, Sun-soaked days. Being home to one... Read More

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston, S.C., is known for many things.  Southern charm.  Restaurants. Idyllic, Sun-soaked days. Being home to one of the nation’s busiest and most successful ports. But perhaps nothing brings more visitors to the city and the surrounding... Read More

2021-03-19 15:45:12
by Dan McCue
Capitol Hill Riot The Mini-Series Slated for Showtime

"The Comey Rule" executive producers Billy Ray and Shane Salerno are developing an as-yet untitled limited run series on the... Read More

"The Comey Rule" executive producers Billy Ray and Shane Salerno are developing an as-yet untitled limited run series on the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Ray is slated to write and direct the seres, with Salerno serving as... Read More

2021-02-23 15:58:53
by TWN Staff
Movies Back on the Menu in NYC

NEW YORK - New York City movie theaters will be allowed to reopen, at limited capacity, starting on March 5,... Read More

NEW YORK - New York City movie theaters will be allowed to reopen, at limited capacity, starting on March 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. The governor broke the news during his daily press briefing with reporters. He said theaters... Read More

2020-12-18 22:19:13
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Tries to Keep Live Entertainment Alive

WASHINGTON -- Congress is trying to make sure the lights don’t go dark on Broadway any longer than necessary as... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Congress is trying to make sure the lights don’t go dark on Broadway any longer than necessary as the coronavirus pandemic devastates the live entertainment industry. Since quarantine shut down much of the industry last March, actors, singers,... Read More

2020-11-30 14:14:10
by Dan McCue
New Book Offers Unique Look at Our Presidents and the Wines They Drank

WASHINGTON - There has probably never been a comprehensive tome on the American presidency quite like this one. Entitled "Wine... Read More

WASHINGTON - There has probably never been a comprehensive tome on the American presidency quite like this one. Entitled "Wine and the White House: A History" and coming in at 456 pages, this new, elegant offering from the White House... Read More

Few New Movies, Small Crowds: Can AMC and B&B Theaters Survive the Pandemic?

At AMC Town Center in the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, Kan., the 20-screen complex has a few recent offerings: There's a new comedy starring Robert... Read More

At AMC Town Center in the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, Kan., the 20-screen complex has a few recent offerings: There's a new comedy starring Robert DeNiro and Rob Riggle, Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" and a thriller with Russell Crowe. But it's the oldies that tell the story of how the coronavirus... Read More

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