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2022-11-23 18:30:40
by Dan McCue
Senate Panel to Hold Hearing on Taylor Swift Ticket Fiasco

WASHINGTON — When you’re Taylor Swift, things get noticed — even in the halls of Congress. Just days after the... Read More

WASHINGTON — When you’re Taylor Swift, things get noticed — even in the halls of Congress. Just days after the reigning pop superstar scored six wins at the 2022 American Music Awards, the Senate subcommittee that handles antitrust and consumer... Read More

'Bluey,' 'Funny Girl' Set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NEW YORK (AP) — The debut of a giant “Bluey” balloon, Lea Michele and the Broadway cast of “Funny Girl”... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — The debut of a giant “Bluey” balloon, Lea Michele and the Broadway cast of “Funny Girl” and the legendary Dionne Warwick are some of the highlights slated for this year's Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year’s parade... Read More

Do the 'Time Warp' Again — 'Rocky Horror' Show Will Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Grab your toilet paper. Bring a flashlight. Don't forget a newspaper — or your fishnets. A... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Grab your toilet paper. Bring a flashlight. Don't forget a newspaper — or your fishnets. A touring, interactive version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is hitting the road to celebrate the cult film's birthday with screenings, live... Read More

Olivia Newton-John, Who Played Sandy in 'Grease,' Dies at 73

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as “Physical” and “You’re the One That I Want” and won countless hearts as everyone’s favorite Sandy in... Read More

2022-07-28 17:32:26
by Dan McCue
Bill Would Bar Use of Lyrics in Court Proceedings

WASHINGTON — A pair of Democratic congressmen are seeking to protect recording artists from the use of their lyrics as... Read More

WASHINGTON — A pair of Democratic congressmen are seeking to protect recording artists from the use of their lyrics as evidence against them in criminal and civil proceedings. On Wednesday, Reps. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., and Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., introduced the... Read More

U2, George Clooney, Amy Grant Among Kennedy Center Honorees

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's going to be a “Beautiful Day” for the band U2 and four other artists when they... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's going to be a “Beautiful Day” for the band U2 and four other artists when they receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors in December. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced Thursday that... Read More

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

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