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DC Theater Friday: What’s the buzz? Tell you what’s a happenin’.

The weekly feature of what’s happening on Washington stages. Players to watch this week:-Natascia Diaz, a sublime Mary Magdalene in Signature Theatre’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.”-Ted van Griethuysen, dean of D.C. actors, holding center stage at 82 as the addled title figure in “The Father
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Police: Tractor-trailer crashes into famed Nevada brothel

LAS VEGAS — A man wearing body armor and a mask backed a tractor-trailer through the gate of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch before dawn Thursday and crashed it into the front door of the famed Nevada brothel featured in the CatHouse reality television show, according to authorities and the brothel’s o
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At Cannes, auteurs are worshiped, for better and, too often, for worse

CANNES, France — The year 2017 will be remembered for many things at the Cannes Film Festival, among them the international film showcase’s 70th anniversary, a bomb threat midway through the festival that sent audiences out onto the Croisette, and the vociferous booing that greeted movies prod
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TV highlights: ‘Bloodline’ returns to Netflix

(All times Eastern). Ginormous Food (Food at 8) Josh Denny scouts decadent dishes in Sin City. RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1 at 8) Pop star Kesha makes a guest appearance as the queens give makeovers to the show’s crew members. Yukon Men (Discovery at 9) With dark days quickly approachin
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In the new ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ trailer, Spidey has a spiffy new costume — designed by Iron Man

In case you’re wondering just what Tony Stark/Iron Man’s impact will be in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” look no further than Spider-Man’s spiffy new Spidey-suit.Sony and Marvel Studios released a new trailer for their joint Spider-Man movie effort (in theaters July 7), and it begins with Pete
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Denise Mina looks inside the mind of a psychopath in her chilling novel ‘The Long Drop’

On a rainy Glasgow night, two men go on a pub crawl. There’s nothing unusual about that, but, the subject of their conversation is indeed something singular: a triple murder. One of the men, William Watt, is accused of slaughtering his wife, daughter and sister-in-law in their beds. He has a solid
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Barbara Smith Conrad, singer who overcame discrimination in celebrated operatic career, dies at 79

Barbara Smith Conrad, an acclaimed mezzo soprano who died May 22 at 79, sang on the most illustrious stages of the world, from New York’s Metropolitan Opera to the Vienna State Opera. But it was the stage upon which she did not perform — as a 19-year-old student at the University of Texas at Aus
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For ‘The Beguiled,’ Coppola turns again to Dunst and Fanning

CANNES, France — “Sorry, we just really girled-out on you,” Kirsten Dunst says with Sofia Coppola and Elle Fanning by her side.Dunst is apologizing for a tangent in conversation about the annoyances of period-accurate, braided hair. But she could just as well be talking, with comic understatem
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TV highlights: ‘Red Nose Day’ takes over NBC

(All times Eastern). American Ninja Warrior (NBC at 8) Celebrities including Erika Christensen, Derek Hough and Mena Suvari tackle a demanding obstacle course in the name of charity in a special Red Nose Day edition of the competition show. Running Wild With Bear Grylls (NBC at 9) Julia Ro
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Depression-era outlaws come shooting back to life in Stephen Hunter’s latest thriller

“Man, I bet that bad boy has a story to tell,” a man says after a demolition crew finds a pristine .45 automatic under an old house.Indeed, that .45 has a mean story to tell, as do other guns, guns and more guns in Stephen Hunter’s ambling saga, “G-Man.”Hunter follows the story behind the
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