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Astro, founding member of UB40, dies of short illness
One of the founding members of British reggae group UB40, Terence Wilson, has died of a short illness, his group has announced. Wilson, known by his stage name Astro, left the group in 2013 to perform with breakout group âUB40 with Ali Campbell and Astroâ.
Box Office: ‘Eternals’ reigns supreme with $ 71 million debut
âEternalsâ rose to the top of the weekend’s box office charts, driven by the mania for all things Marvel. But his $ 71 million debut was just short of the projections, which had debuted in the $ 75 million superhero film. Perhaps this is a sign that questionable critics have muted the “Eternals” results or a signal that the underlying intellectual property, the story of a group of god-like aliens, did not. not the resonance of other comic book adaptations. Marvel has successfully introduced lesser-known heroes, such as Guardians of the Galaxy, to moviegoers and spawned blockbuster franchises with them, but this series was raised by critics and also debuted before anyone else. has never heard of COVID. So a very different world order. âEternalsâ still managed to score the fourth best opening weekend for any movie during the Pandemic Era, slipping behind Marvel’s âBlack Widowâ ($ 80.3 million) and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” ($ 75.3 million)) as well as “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” ($ 90 million), which was directed by Sony but based on a soundtrack creation. comic book Marvel. That’s an impressive number – and any other studio or feature would love to have a launch of this size – but for a Marvel company, it’s hard not to consider it below the highest expectations. Heavy the head that wears the box office crown and all that. Internationally, “Eternals” raised $ 90.7 million, bringing its global transport to $ 161.7 million.
It’s ‘yesterday once more’ as Richard Carpenter recalls the 1970s pop duo
More than 50 years after “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Yesterday Once More”, Richard Carpenter looks back on the Californian soft pop duo with his sister Karen who topped the charts but was battered by music critics. Now he tells the story his own way for the first time in “Carpenters: The Musical Legacy,” a book based on hundreds of hours of interviews Richard gave to authors Mike Cidoni Lennox and Chris May. Filled with photos, posters, programs, reviews and work schedules, it is meant to be the definitive story of the record stars of the 1970s.
Investigations launched, lawsuits brought in Houston rap festival stampede
At least two investigations and a civil lawsuit were underway Sunday in the deadly scramble at rap star Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival that killed at least eight people and injured dozens in Houston. Two of the victims were teenagers, aged 14 and 16, caught in the overwhelming influx of crowds as Scott continued to perform, completing his set even after noticing fans were receiving medical attention. Scott, the lead actor and hometown star who founded the Astroworld festival in 2018, later said he was unaware of the gravity of the situation.
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