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Rap is weird and it’s only getting weirder

Rap and hip-hop are genres that are still fairly young compared to their more storied predecessors. Tracing roots back to 1979 to Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight,” rap and hip-hop as genres have a history spanning at least three decades. Evolving out of the era when black artists like Little Richard were covered by white artists ...

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Oscars go indie

LOS ANGELES — The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood’s top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. On a stormy night in Hollywood, the 87th ...

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Oscars

The Oscars will hold their 87th annual awards show Sunday, Feb. 22. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences comprises over 7,000 men and women working in the film industry. The Academy votes for the best in the industry, with actors making up the largest number of votes. This year, the ...

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‘Birdman’ lifts Keaton to new heights

“Birdman,” or “The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance,” directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, is a compelling drama-comedy that explores the phenomenon of actors being known for one role and their struggle to conquer it. Iñárritu chose Michael Keaton to star as Riggan Thomson, an appropriate fit since Keaton has been professionally ...

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In case you missed it: Academy Award nominations

It’s that time again, awards season is here: from the recently aired Golden Globes to the Oscars, Screen Actor Guild Awards (SAG) and many more. Watching the stars walk the red carpet is one of the highlights of the evening for many. Up and coming are the Oscars, which will ...

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