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Roving Cinema Plays Public Service Role in Central Africa

A giant screen flickers to life in a remote village in the equatorial forest of the Central African Republic. Some 200 villagers avidly take in an evening of films thanks to a travelling cinema team with the dual goal of entertaining and enlightening. Ambulant Digital Cinema (CNA) brought its show to the southwestern village of …

New Golden Globes Honor Will Be Named After Carol Burnett

The Golden Globe Awards will introduce a new TV special achievement trophy at next month’s telecast and name it after its first recipient — comedic icon Carol Burnett. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Tuesday the Carol Burnett Award — the small-screen version of the group’s film counterpart, the Cecil B. DeMille Award — will …

Slain Saudi Writer, Other Journalists Named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi is among a group of journalists who were named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” Tuesday. The publication recognizes a person or a group of people who most influenced the news and world affairs over the past year “for better or for worse.” Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal announced on NBC’s “Today” show …

The Joy and Pain of Playing Music

Like athletes who get injured while playing sports, many musicians suffer occupational pain, repetitive strain and overuse injuries. But unlike athletes, there is a stigma around musicians’ injuries and some don’t get the help they need. That’s why Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University founded the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine. As …

Disney Again Makes History with Earning Above $7B for 2018

Walt Disney Studios is again ending the year on a high note, posting more than $7 billion in global box office earnings, thanks to hits such as “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War.” “This is only the second time in history any studio has surpassed the $7 billion mark, after Disney’s own industry-record 2016 global …

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Now Most-Streamed 20th Century Song

They said it would never sell, with its six-minute playing time, operatic passages and lyrics about Galileo and Scaramouche, but the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody” on Monday became the most streamed song from the 20th century. Boosted by the new movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the 1975 single and music video surpassed 1.6 billion streams globally, record …

Shameik Moore Slings Webs as First Biracial Spider-Man in Film

A journal entry penned when Shameik Moore was teenager laid out one of his dreams — to play Spider-Man on the big screen. That dream is now partially realized with Moore serving as the voice of the web-slinger in the new animated film, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”  Moore plays Miles Morales, a biracial Brooklyn teen …

Researchers Announce Items That Survived Brazil Museum Fire

Researchers from Brazil’s National Museum said Monday that they had recovered more than 1,500 pieces from the debris following a massive fire.   The Sept. 2 blaze, which gutted one of the world’s oldest museums, destroyed much of the 20 million piece collection, and recovering objects from the ashes has been slow.   “The work …

Church Renovation Lifts Christmas Spirit in Bethlehem

 A historic renovation of the Church of the Nativity is lifting spirits in the biblical town of Bethlehem ahead of Christmas, offering visitors a look at ancient mosaics and columns that have been restored to their original glory for the first time in 600 years. City officials hope the renovation at the traditional birthplace of …

One House, Many Voices: Art Depicting the Best of US

Many different countries, voices and eras, but only one house. Americans “find strength in diversity,” explains artist Ellyn Weiss, who curated the One House art exhibit outside of Washington D.C. The display demonstrates the richness and complexity of U.S. culture. The exhibit, a large house structure at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, contains 300 …