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Kendrick Lamar reveals a more playful side

“I put my faith in these lyrics,” Kendrick Lamar rapped on “PRIDE.” from this year’s acclaimed “DAMN.” album. When he performed the song in the packed Verizon Center on Friday night, he stood on the stage by himself, just as he had most of the night, with that faith on display. No over
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Comic-Con: Striking ‘Justice League’ trailer reveals just what the heroes are up against

“They said the age of heroes would never come again,” rasps Diana Prince.Bruce Wayne’s pithy call-to-action reply: “It has to.”And with that, the Justice League — backed by the power chords of dramatic urgency — is coming together to save a mourning world in the fresh wake of Superman
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John Heard, actor who played ‘Home Alone’ dad, reportedly dead at 72

John Heard, the Washington-born actor best known for his role as Macaulay Culkin’s father in two “Home Alone” movies, has reportedly died at 72.As first reported by TMZ, the actor was found dead in a Palo Alto, Calif. hotel room, where he had been recovering from “minor back surgery” perfo
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Creators, cast of ‘Stranger Things’ debut season 2 trailer

SAN DIEGO — The creators of “Stranger Things” premiered a trailer for the show’s second season at Comic-Con on Saturday that was so new, even the cast hadn’t seen it.The Duffer Bros. were joined by director Shawn Levy and stars Millie Bobby Brown, Matthew Modine and the crew of young actor
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Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ movies, dies at 71

NEW YORK — Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the “Home Alone” series and a corrupt detective in “The Sopranos,” has died. He was 71.Heard was found dead Friday in a hotel in Palo Alto, California, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s office said Saturday.An i
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MPAA chief hosts final screening in historic building

Friday night marked the end of an era in Washington. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a longtime gathering spot for the District’s elite, hosted its final movie screening before the historic building undergoes extensive renovation. The MPAA’s outgoing chairman and chief executiv
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Comic-Con: The final book in Jason Lutes’s acclaimed ‘Berlin’ trilogy will land in 2018

AS THE Weimar Republic has declined, the art of Jason Lutes has only ascended.That facet has provided a thrilling dichotomy over the two-decades-plus that Lutes, now an adjunct educator at Vermont’s Center for Cartoon Studies, has unspooled “Berlin,” his historical-fiction masterwork.And on Sa
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TV highlights: ‘Ballers’ and ‘Insecure’ return to HBO

(All times Eastern) Risk (Showtime at 9) This documentary, from Academy Award-winning director Laura Poitras (“Citizenfour”), takes viewers deep inside the world of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies (CNN at 9) This new series examines old cases involv
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Who ever wrote swoonier ballads than Rodgers and Hammerstein?  

“To prove we’re not barbarians, they dress us up like savages!” sings the King of Siam’s head wife, played by Joan Almedilla, in the vocally lush revival of “The King and I” in the Kennedy Center Opera House. The song, “Western People Funny,” has been restored to Rodgers and Hammers
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For Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Prince is the one influence that reigns above all

After Prince died in April of last year, Britt Daniel bought a mammoth collection of unreleased Prince songs off eBay. The fidelity wasn’t always great and its origins were questionable, but to the Spoon frontman, a Prince superfan since he was a preteen, it was everything. The set, housed on a wh
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