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Friday, Apr 20

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Bush Tetras’ classic punk funk back

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New York’s Bush Tetras are high on the list of bands who’d be millionaires if being influential made people rich.

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Oompa aims to unite fans of hip-hop and poetry

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The rising Boston artist doesn’t recognize the border between hip-hop and poetry. Her music nabbed her a New Artist of the Year nomination at the 2017 Boston Music Awards; her verse won her the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam. She…

‘Grace Jones’ a fascinating glimpse of icon

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Jamaican-born singer, songwriter, supermodel, actress and 1980s-era disco goddess Grace Jones is still giving concert performances in her signature black corset and haute couture accessories, including make-up that qualifies as a tribal…

Harris dazzling as cantankerous dad in ‘Kodachrome’

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“Kodachrome” teams Ed Harris and Jason Sudeikis as a long-estranged father and son and quickly, comfortably sets up their (contrived) forced reunion.

Nothing ‘Pretty’ about Schumer’s latest

I thought shaming Amy Schumer was the job of Donald Trump supporters. But it’s actually the whole point of “I Feel Pretty.”

Wacky crew back in ‘Super Troopers 2’

Seventeen years after the release of “Super Troopers­,” a comedy written by and starring members of New York City comedy troupe Broken Lizard, comes “Super Troopers 2.” Why did it take so long?

‘Marbles’ a true tale that speaks for itself

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A Holocaust tale based on the true story of Russian-Jewish immigrants running a Paris hair salon during the Nazi occupation, Christian Duguay’s “A Bag of Marbles” is a moving family drama with an outstanding cast.

‘On Your Feet’ celebrates immigrant Estefans’ triumph

Halfway through the first act of “On Your Feet,” Gloria Estefan’s husband, Emilio, butts heads with a record executive, who tells him he needs to change his sound and his name to succeed with English-speaking audiences. Emilio doesn’t buy…

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Famous family comes home with Wahlburger food truck

Success and fame aside, the Wahlbergs won’t let us forget one thing: They’re OFD and darn proud of it. Actor Donnie, chef Paul and their hot ticket of a mother, Alma, proved their local roots are still strong as they showed off…

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ has more horrors to reveal

How the world has changed in the year since “The Handmaid’s Tale” premiered.

Thursday, Apr 19

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'Seinfeld' actor shows up at Devils game with face painted

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NEWARK, N.J. — Life imitated art at the Stanley Cup playoffs as the actor who played Puddy on the TV sitcom "Seinfeld" showed up at the game with his face painted as a New Jersey Devils fan.

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SideTrack: Rob Gronkowski, Kevin O'Leary and Kyle McClelland

SEEING DOUBLE: Straight from the horse’s mouth, Rob Gronkowski has acquired a stake in one of the Kentucky Derby contenders, a 3-year-old colt who happens to be his namesake. Phoenix Thoroughbreds Ltd. just announced that it has worked out…

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Networks decide soon which shows get canceled

Is “Gotham” about to be razed? Could “Rise” fall for a final time?

‘Pride of Hyde Park’ still throwing strikes

Manny Delcarmen continues to be the defending champion of his nickname, “The Pride of Hyde Park.”

Wednesday, Apr 18

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The Latest: Cosby defense case to resume Thursday

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local):; 5:20 p.m. Bill Cosby's lawyers have called two more witnesses as they defend him against sexual assault charges.

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Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke of plot

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The chief accuser at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police with her allegations in 2005, a key defense witness testified Wednesday as the TV star's lawyers began…

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The Latest: Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke of plot

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local):; 3:35 p.m. A key defense witness says the chief accuser at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial talked about framing a celebrity before going to police…

Saudi Arabia screens 'Black Panther' to mark cinema opening

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia held a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom, and tickets go on sale Thursday for public showings on Friday.

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The Latest: Cosby's star witness takes stand

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local):; 3:20 p.m. The star defense witness in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial has taken the witness stand.

Minnesota prosecutors plan announcement on Prince death

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MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision Thursday on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the musician's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose.

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Theron's not leaving the US due to racism but is concerned

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LOS ANGELES — Charlize Theron isn't leaving the United States over racism concerns. But the white South Africa-born actress, who has adopted a black daughter and son, says: "I am constantly concerned about the safety of my kids. I don't…

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban to host the Tonys this summer

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NEW YORK — Pop singers-turned-Broadway-stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host the Tony Awards, the theater industry's biggest ceremony.

Emily Ratajkowski: Fruit post doesn't mean she's pregnant

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LOS ANGELES — Emily Ratajkowski was being literal, not cryptic.

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The Latest: Publisher says model told her about Cosby 'rape'

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local):; 11:35 a.m. A book publisher says model Janice Dickinson told her she was drugged and raped by Bill Cosby and was insistent that the story be included…

SideTrack: David Ortiz, Mindy Kaling, Julian Edelman and more...

NOT A SPRINT: No Marathon Monday is complete without post-race parties thrown by local athletes. Ex-Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and his wife, Tiffany, hosted a bash at Strega Waterfront. The couple held a thank-you celebration for the…

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Saudi Arabia to show 'Black Panther' to mark cinema opening

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia is to hold a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom that are expected to open to the public as early as next…

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Jurors hear Bill Cosby's testimony about quaaludes, sex

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — As prosecutors wound down their case, jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial Wednesday heard the comedian's explosive testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex — an old admission that's taken on new…

Simply the best? UK critics praise Tina Turner stage musical

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LONDON — British theater critics on Wednesday praised a new stage musical about the life of Tina Turner — one that also has the approval of the star herself.

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Police: Man arrested at Taylor Swift house had knife, rope

LOS ANGELES — A Colorado man who was wearing a mask and had a knife in his car when he was arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was released from custody on Tuesday while police continued their investigation.

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Women take the stage at comedy fest

Can’t wait till Friday for some distaff laughs? Then check out the Women in Comedy Festival tomorrow through Sunday, with a special kickoff show tonight at LaughBoston, starring Boston’s own Kelly MacFarland and Tony V (“I Feel Pretty.”)