Music Review: On 5th album, One Direction satisfies
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Music Review: On 5th album, One Direction satisfies

  One Direction, “Made in the A.M.” (Columbia/Syco) “It’s inevitable that everything that’s good comes to an end,” sings One Direction on “Love You Goodbye,” a wistful song from the British band’s fifth studio album, “Made in the A.M.” The tune is about a romance’s demise, but the quartet — this is their first album … Continue reading

Rep: Jason Aldean dressed as Lil Wayne for Halloween
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Rep: Jason Aldean dressed as Lil Wayne for Halloween

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Jason Aldean dressed as rapper Lil Wayne as a Halloween costume, a representative confirmed after a photo surfaced of him wearing blackface makeup and a wig with dreadlocks. The picture, first posted by the website NashvilleGab.com, showed Aldean dressed in sunglasses, long dreadlocks and gold jewelry. Tyne Parrish, … Continue reading

Sorry not sorry: Justin Bieber’s new album is really good
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Sorry not sorry: Justin Bieber’s new album is really good

  Justin Bieber, “Purpose” (Def Jam) Justin Bieber’s new album is peppered with songs full of apologies and redemption. The troubled star claims he’s changed. And maybe he has. Or not. But one thing’s for sure — his music has gotten better. So much better. “Purpose,” Bieber’s first album since 2013’s R&B-influenced “Journals,” finds the … Continue reading

Review: Preston & Child return with ‘Crimson Shore
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Review: Preston & Child return with ‘Crimson Shore

  “Crimson Shore” (Grand Central Publishing), by Preston & Child FBI Special Agent Pendergast returns in a simple theft case that takes a turn and soon becomes more elaborate and terrifying in “Crimson Shore” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Pendergast doesn’t usually take private consultations, and he’s initially reluctant to investigate a missing wine … Continue reading

Parker grants peek into her personal life in ‘Dear Mr. You’
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Parker grants peek into her personal life in ‘Dear Mr. You’

“Dear Mr. You” (Scribner), by Mary-Louise Parker Mary-Louise Parker may be best known for her roles in “Weeds” and “Angels in America,” but she also has a pretty impressive byline. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications, and “Dear Mr. You” is her first book. Parker takes readers on a biographical journey through a series … Continue reading

‘Hamilton’ cast album makes history singing about history
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‘Hamilton’ cast album makes history singing about history

  NEW YORK (AP) — The cast album from the Broadway smash “Hamilton” has done something few such recordings have done in quite some time. How long? Since Richard Burton was King Arthur onstage — the first time. Atlantic Records said last week that “Hamilton” has so far sold over 54,000 albums, had more than … Continue reading