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BC-AP Entertainment Digest

February 26, 2019

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TUESDAY, FEB. 26

TV-SOPRANOS ANNIVERSARY _ Creator David Chase and star Michael Imperioli look back at the legacy of ‘The Sopranos,’ which this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its premiere. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

R KELLY INVESTIGATIONS-TOUR _ A German concert arena canceled its contract Tuesday with the organizer of an R. Kelly tour, days after the R&B star was charged in the United States with sexually abusing four people, including three underage girls, dating back to 1998. By Kirsten Grieshaber. SENT: 400 words, photos.

R KELLY-INVESTIGATIONS-MCDONALDS _ R&B star R. Kelly signed autographs and waved at a fan who yelled “I love you!” when he stopped at McDonald’s in downtown Chicago after being released from jail in his sexual abuse case. SENT: 160 words, photo.

ARTS ACADEMY _ David Sedaris, Claudia Rankine and Meredith Monk are among the new inductees into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. By AP National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 500 words, photo.

BOOKS-ANDROMEDA SEQUEL _ The late Michael Crichton’s literary archive and production company has authorized a sequel to his breakthrough novel “The Andromeda Strain” 50 years after the original was published. By AP National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 270 words, photo.

SPAIN-SHAKIRA _ A Spanish court investigating Shakira for possibly evading 14.5 million euros ($16.4 million) in taxes has called on the pop music star to testify in mid-June. SENT: 130 words, photo.

GERMANY-CARNIVAL _ Groups and clubs in Germany are putting the final touches on their elaborate floats with outrageous caricatures depicting political themes for this year’s Carnival celebrations. Politicians skewered by floats this year include President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. SENT: 130 words, photos.

BRITAIN-OBIT-TALK TALK SINGER _ Singer-songwriter Mark Hollis, frontman of 1980s British new wave band Talk Talk, has died at the age of 64. SENT: 130 words.

GERMANY-MISSING PICASSO _ Police in the western German city of Hamm are appealing for help in finding a valuable ceramic jug made by Pablo Picasso, after its owner lost it on a train. SENT: 130 words.

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REVIEWS:

FILM-REVIEW-THE WEDDING GUEST. By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING Tuesday: 700 words, film stills.

FILM-REVIEW-GRETA. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words, film stills.

FILM-REVIEW-APOLLO 11. By AP Film Jake Coyle. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words, film stills.

MUSIC REVIEW-THE SPECIALS. By David Bauder. SENT Monday: 230 words, photo.

MUSIC REVIEW-WAY DOWN WANDERERS. By Scott Stroud. SENT Monday: 250 words, photo.