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MONDAY, JUNE 11
TONY AWARDS — A small-scale, intimate musical about hard-won cultural understanding was an altogether apt Tony winner on a night where tolerance and inclusion were constant themes. “The Band’s Visit,” about an Egyptian police band that gets stranded in a remote Israeli desert town, forcing both sides to get to know each other, triumphed over much flashier shows to win best musical Sunday night — and a total of 10 awards. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 950 words, photos, video.
FILM CRITICS STUDY — Nearly 80 percent of film critics are male, according to a new study that analyzed the movie reviews to last year’s top box-office hits. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 300 words.
BETTY FORD PLAY-Q&A — A new documentary play about former U.S. first lady Betty Ford and the treatment clinics she established — credited with helping generations of celebrities and ordinary Americans overcome addiction — premieres this month in Boston. By William J. Kole. SENT: 670 words, photos.
AP POLL-TRUST IN MEDIA — A pair of new polls finds agreement on what Americans want from the news media and what journalists want to report. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 750 words.
MUSIC-SUMMER JAM — Recent Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Meek Mill helped the famed Summer Jam music event celebrate its 25th anniversary with jam-packed performances. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 130 words, photos.
BRITAIN-ROYALS — Kensington Palace says Prince Harry, and his wife, the former actress Meghan Markle, will be touring Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand this fall. SENT: 130 words, photos.
FILM REVIEW-THE INCREDIBLES 2. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 6 p.m. Photos.
FILM REVIEW-SUPERFLY. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 3 p.m. Photos.
MUSIC REVIEW-MIKE SHINODA. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Tuesday: 400 words, photo.
MUSIC REVIEW-JONNY MARR. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Wednesday: 400 words, photo
BOOK REVIEW-SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL. A review of “Springfield Confidential,” by Mike Reiss. Reviewed by Jerry Harkavy. UPCOMING Monday: 400 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-THE PHARAOH KEY, BY PRESTON & CHILD. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. UPCOMING Tuesday: 400 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-THE DARWIN VARIANT, BY KENNETH JOHNSON. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. UPCOMING Tuesday: 400 words, photos.