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In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

In seismic shift, Warner Bros. to stream all 2021 films

In the most seismic shift by a Hollywood studio yet during the pandemic, Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday announced that all of its 2021 film slate — including a new “Matrix” movie, “Godzilla vs. Kong” and the Lin-Manuel Miranda adaptation “In the Heights” — will stream on HBO Max at the same time the films play in theaters.

‘Crazy’ beekeepers determined to make it in tough times

‘Crazy’ beekeepers determined to make it in tough times

- by Associated Press

They wrote it right into their business plan -– an expectation that, each year, at least half the stock on which their livelihood depends would die.Building a business around bees is not for the faint-hearted. “You have to be a little crazy,” says James Cook, who, with wife Samantha Jones, started beekeeping eight years ago. They knew well the challenges their bees face –- parasites and the impact of pesticides among them.

Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65

Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies of cancer at 65

- by Associated Press

Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock’s biggest groups and became elevated to the status of rock god, has died. He was 65.

‘I Am Greta’ gives fuller portrait of teen climate activist

‘I Am Greta’ gives fuller portrait of teen climate activist

- by Associated Press

A documentary on teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, making its premiere Friday at the Venice Film Festival, is seeking to remind a world consumed with the coronavirus crisis that the climate crisis is just as urgent and isn’t going away.

Meals on heels: San Francisco drag queens deliver amid virus

Meals on heels: San Francisco drag queens deliver amid virus

- by Associated Press

These divas deliver. Drag queens don their colorful wigs, elaborate makeup and knee-high stiletto boots, but instead of stepping on a stage, they’re putting on a face covering, grabbing a takeout bag and bringing their musical numbers to fans’ doorsteps in San Francisco.

A digital dance-off spreads from Argentina to the world

A digital dance-off spreads from Argentina to the world

- by Reuters

With theaters closed around the world, three South American dancers have created a digital dance-off for aspiring twirlers, with Instagram the new stage where competitors from Argentina and Brazil to Israel and Italy post clips of their moves.

Letting go of being No. 1, Katy Perry finds her ‘Smile’

Letting go of being No. 1, Katy Perry finds her ‘Smile’

- by Associated Press

A decade ago, Katy Perry could sing the alphabet and top the music charts. Her name was synonymous with being No. 1 on the Billboard chart, as the pop star logged hit after hit after hit with anthems like “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “Roar” and more.