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Before Lin-Manuel Miranda brought his astonishing "Hamilton" to Broadway he created "In the Heights," a Broadway musical set in a Latino, mostly Dominican neighborhood of Washington…

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News broke in May that AT&T would spin off WarnerMedia to Discovery and that David Zaslav would run the combined media empire, but that deal isn’t closing any time soon.

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Hollywood’s depictions of trans people — and the impact of those portrayals on the trans audience — is the subject of the 2020 Netflix documentary “ Disclosure ,” which is now a…

Replay: In ‘Disclosure,’ Laverne Cox and Sam Feder explore trans representation in media

Hollywood’s depictions of trans people — and the impact of those portrayals on the trans audience — is the subject of the 2020 Netflix documentary “ Disclosure ,” which is now a…

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Critics review “ In the Heights ,” the film adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Tony Award-winning musical, all about the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City; “The…

‘In the Heights’ has thrilling musical numbers and big story, says critic

Critics review “ In the Heights ,” the film adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Tony Award-winning musical, all about the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City; “The…

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News broke in May that AT&T would be spinning off WarnerMedia to Discovery and that David Zaslav would run the combined media empire, but that deal isn’t closing any time soon.

Discovery will merge with WarnerMedia, but not right away. That delay makes things difficult

News broke in May that AT&T would be spinning off WarnerMedia to Discovery and that David Zaslav would run the combined media empire, but that deal isn’t closing any time soon.

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Lin Manuel Miranda's breakout 2008 musical "In the Heights" won four Tony Awards. Now it’s been turned into a movie.

Lin Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ explores love, joy, and dreams in Washington Heights

Lin Manuel Miranda's breakout 2008 musical "In the Heights" won four Tony Awards. Now it’s been turned into a movie.

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Director and actor Natalie Morales on making an R-rated teen comedy about health care.

Natalie Morales: ‘Plan B’

Director and actor Natalie Morales on making an R-rated teen comedy about health care.

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NBC’s Peacock recently launched the musical comedy “ Girls5eva .” It follows a fictional girl group that had one hit in the 1990s, then disappeared into obscurity.

‘Girls5eva’: Fictional 1990s girls’ music group gets another shot at fame two decades later

NBC’s Peacock recently launched the musical comedy “ Girls5eva .” It follows a fictional girl group that had one hit in the 1990s, then disappeared into obscurity.

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Summer is right around the corner, so it’s time to get our warm weather playlists in order.

Baker Boy, Telenova, Juanes and more: Summer music picks from KCRW’s Raul Campos

Summer is right around the corner, so it’s time to get our warm weather playlists in order.

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Starting in the mid 1990s, Hugh Grant was famous as the charming, slightly awkward but still witty heart throb in a string of romantic comedies including “Four Weddings and a Funeral,”…

Hugh Grant delights in playing the villain in HBO’s ‘The Undoing’

Starting in the mid 1990s, Hugh Grant was famous as the charming, slightly awkward but still witty heart throb in a string of romantic comedies including “Four Weddings and a Funeral,”…

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Following a strong box office showing for “A Quiet Place Part II” over Memorial Day weekend, industry analysts are encouraged that the box office may well be on its way back.

‘A Quiet Place Part II’ offers box office hope, Endeavor holds first earnings call since IPO

Following a strong box office showing for “A Quiet Place Part II” over Memorial Day weekend, industry analysts are encouraged that the box office may well be on its way back.

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"The Conjuring" films have conjured billions of box-office dollars since the first one in 2013.

How much deviltry can we take?

"The Conjuring" films have conjured billions of box-office dollars since the first one in 2013.

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Critics review “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” about a young man who’s accused of murder but he says he was demonically possessed; “Undone,” a love story with ancient…

Spirit Untamed is 'a moving story about girl power,' but not a must-see, says critic

Critics review “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” about a young man who’s accused of murder but he says he was demonically possessed; “Undone,” a love story with ancient…

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“ A Quiet Place Part II ” had a strong $57 million opening at theaters over Memorial Day weekend.

With ‘A Quiet Place Part II,’ the box office begins to bounce back

“ A Quiet Place Part II ” had a strong $57 million opening at theaters over Memorial Day weekend.

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Director Barry Jenkins on giving his characters time to breathe.

Barry Jenkins: ‘The Underground Railroad’

Director Barry Jenkins on giving his characters time to breathe.

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“Friends” ended in 2004, but it still ranks as one of the most-watched television shows ever. More than 52 million people watched the finale.

‘Friends: The Reunion’ involves new revelation about Ross and Rachel, but lack of diversity remains unaddressed

“Friends” ended in 2004, but it still ranks as one of the most-watched television shows ever. More than 52 million people watched the finale.

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In 1971, John Denver wrote an ode to America’s natural beauty in “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” For Americans stationed overseas, the tune felt like a postcard from home.

Why John Denver’s music about rural life in America appealed to so many people in China and Korea

In 1971, John Denver wrote an ode to America’s natural beauty in “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” For Americans stationed overseas, the tune felt like a postcard from home.

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"A Quiet Place II" picks up where the original--the very original original--left off.

And the beat goes on, not always audibly.

"A Quiet Place II" picks up where the original--the very original original--left off.

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Amazon is spending $8.45 billion to buy MGM, the 97-year-old studio behind the “Rocky” and “James Bond” franchises, as well as TV shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

MGM was long looking for a buyer. It found one in Amazon

Amazon is spending $8.45 billion to buy MGM, the 97-year-old studio behind the “Rocky” and “James Bond” franchises, as well as TV shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

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The USA series “Queen of the South,” which follows the fearless Teresa Mendoza as she escapes a cartel but then runs a drug empire herself, will finish its fifth and final season in…

With ‘Queen of the South’ wrapping up, producer David Friendly wonders what’s next

The USA series “Queen of the South,” which follows the fearless Teresa Mendoza as she escapes a cartel but then runs a drug empire herself, will finish its fifth and final season in…

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