Gary Keys, Filmmaker Who Documented Duke Ellington, Dies at 81

Mr. Keys produced concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center by Stan Getz, Dionne Warwick, the Supremes, Simon and Garfunkel, Judy Garland and Stevie Wonder.









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Dr. Dre Apologizes to the ‘Women I’ve Hurt’

“Straight Outta Compton” ignored old allegations that Dr. Dre abused women. They resurfaced anyway.









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An N.W.A. Biopic Heads Straight Into Mainstream

Like all too many other hip-hop films, “Straight Outta Compton” focuses on N.W.A’.s struggle to make it, not the success and the reckoning it brings.









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How Rick Springfield Scored a Role Opposite Meryl Streep in ‘Ricki and the Flash’

The “Jessie’s Girl” singer and soap opera actor persuaded the director Jonathan Demme “within a minute” after auditioning with the film’s band.









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ArtsBeat: Cicely Tyson and George Lucas Among Expanded Class of Kennedy Center Honorees

The other winners of the annual award are Carole King, the Eagles and Seiji Ozawa.









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Encounters: 50 Cent, Renaissance Man

Rapper. Entrepreneur. Investor. Producer. Actor. Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent, is a restless soul intent on conquering one business after the next.









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Jerry Weintraub, a Force in Film and Music, Dies at 77

Mr. Weintraub’s career touched musical entertainers as grandly diverse as Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin, and films like “The Karate Kid” and the “Ocean’s Eleven” casino heist trilogy.









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Danny Elfman Brings Music From Tim Burton’s Films to Lincoln Center

Mr. Elfman, who has scored nearly 100 movies, has reorchestrated 15 suites from the ones he made with Mr. Burton.









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