BC-AP Entertainment Digest
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WEDNESDAY MARCH 20
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE-PARENTS _ A trio of high-profile child sexual abuse documentaries has generated intense scrutiny of the people who should matter most to kids: their parents. By Leanne Italie. Upcoming: 1,400 words by 11 a.m. EST Wednesday.
MAYA ANGELOU-COURTESY DEBATE _ How we address our elders and why set off a social media debate recently after a Los Angeles scriptwriter tweeted an old TV clip of Maya Angelou. In the snippet, said to date back around 30 years, the acclaimed poet and memoirist chides a teen girl for addressing her as Maya. By Leanne Italie. Upcoming: 980 words by 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, photos.
DISNEY-FOX _ Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, putting “Cinderella,” ″The Simpsons,” ″Star Wars” and “Dr. Strange” under one corporate roof. SENT: 520 words, photos. With DISNEY-FOX-GLANCE
MUSIC-WOODSTOCK 50 _ Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer. More than 80 artists, including David Crosby, Janelle Monae, Brandi Carlile, Country Joe McDonald, Halsey, the Lumineers, Portugal the Man and India.Arie, are expected to perform on three main stages at Watkins Glen International racetrack in the Finger Lakes for Woodstock 50. SENT: 600 words, photo.
MUSIC-LIBRARY OF CONGRESS _ Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that “La Bamba,” “Gunsmoke” and “Hair” are some of the titles designated for preservation this year. SENT: 150 words, photos.
EU--BRITAIN-PORTRAIT GALLERY _ Britain’s National Portrait Gallery says it won’t move ahead with a 1 million pound ($1.3 million) donation from the charitable trust of the Sackler family, members of which own Purdue Pharma, which makes prescription painkiller OxyContin. SENT: 130 words.
BOOKS-LUKAS PRIZE _ Books on slavery, the prison system and the Harlem Renaissance are among this year’s winners of J. Anthony Lukas prizes, named for the late author and journalist. SENT: 130 words.
INDYCAR-INDY 500-PATRICK _ Danica Patrick will return to the Indianapolis 500 as part of NBC Sports’ inaugural coverage of showcase event. SENT: 600 words, photo.
FILM REVIEW-US. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Wednesday at 3 p.m. Film stills.
FILM REVIEW-SHAZAM. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 700 words on Saturday. Film stills. (Release time subject to embargo.)
MUSIC REVIEW-LUCY ROSE. Reviewed by Ragan Clark. UPCOMING Wednesday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.
MUSIC REVIEW-LUTHER DICKINSON & SISTERS. Reviewed by Pablo Gorondi. UPCOMING Wednesday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m. Eastern.
MUSIC REVIEW-MAVERICK SABRE. Reviewed by Ragan Clark. UPCOMING Thursday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m.
MUSIC REVIEW-DONNA GRANTIS. Reviewed by Pablo Gorondi. UPCOMING Thursday: 250 words, photos by 5 p.m. Eastern.
BOOK REVIEW-THE LAST ACT BY BRAD PARKS. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday: 240 words, photos.
BOOK REVIEW-THE LIAR’S CHILD BY CARLA BUCKLEY. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday: 230 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-RUN AWAY BY HARLAN COBAN. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday: 230 words, photo.
BOOK REVIEW-HORIZON BY BARRY LOPEZ. Reviewed by Rob Merrill. UPCOMING Thursday: 500 words, photos.