R.E.M., Blondie, Snoop Dogg get nods for Songwriters Hall

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Review: Ferrell, Reynolds get ‘Spirited’ in holiday musical

The devil works in public relations in “Spirited,” a new spin on “A Christmas Carol” starring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds

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Emerging playwrights get a boost in Terrence McNally’s honor

If it was show time at any of the city’s myriad off-Broadway theaters, audience members could likely expect to see a theatrical giant in their midst — playwright Terrence McNally

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New York could get $524M under opioid settlements with Teva

NEW YORK — New York will receive up to $524 million from drugmaker Teva to settle claims that the company contributed to the U.S. opioid epidemic, the largest amount secured…

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Booker Prize winner lets ghosts of Sri Lanka’s past speak

Shehan Karunatilaka wrote his Booker Prize-winning novel “The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida” to give voice to Sri Lanka’s dead

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Climate activists get a month in prison for Vermeer protest

Two Belgian activists who targeted Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” in a climate protest last week have been sentenced to two months in prison, with prosecutors saying their action “crossed a line” of acceptable protest

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Alan Jackson to get CMA lifetime achievement award

Country star Alan Jackson will receive the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in November

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