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He was one of the stars of the Cockettes, a psychedelic collective formed at the turn of the 1970s in San Francisco, that was short-lived but inspired generations.Rumi Missabu, an avant-garde drag performer who was best known as a member of the anarchic, glitter-encrusted, hippie-drag troupe known as the Cockettes, which bloomed briefly at the turn of the 1970s in San Francisco, died on April 2 at his home in Oakland, Calif. He was 76.His death, from complications of chronic respiratory disease, was announced by Griffin Cloudwalker, a friend.For a moment, the Cockettes were the bohemian darlings of San Francisco.…

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The checkout lines stretched far into the aisles of the 99 Cents Only store in Beverly Grove on Monday afternoon. Red and black signs that read “Store Closing Sale” greeted shoppers at the entrance. Store shelves were mostly bare and the fresh fruit bins almost empty. It felt like a trip to the grocery store in March 2020. This month the discount chain announced plans to close all 371 locations. The closures will leave many who rely on the bargain prices looking to alternatives for grocery shopping.Of all the discount chains with a dollar amount in the name, the 99…

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When Neil Young hits the road this summer with Crazy Horse, he’s planning on performing “Cortez The Killer” with verses that have been missing from the song for 50 years. “Just a couple of days ago, I found the other verses,” Young told fans Monday afternoon during a Zoom with paid subscribers to the Neil Young Archives. “Just the lyrics…We may have those lost lyrics in the show, which will be fun for me.” When the band cut the song originally in a California house near Zuma Beach, the power to the recording console died in the middle of the…

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The armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, got the maximum sentence for loading a live round into a gun on a film set, leading to the death of Halyna Hutchins, the movie’s cinematographer.The armorer on the film “Rust,” who loaded a live round into a revolver that went off on the set in 2021 and killed its cinematographer, was sentenced on Monday to 18 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter.The sentence was the maximum that the armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, could receive.In her manslaughter trial last month, prosecutors argued that Ms. Gutierrez-Reed had been repeatedly reckless in her job of managing weapons and ammunition,…

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Machine-learning technologies are being used in film restoration for new home video releases. But some viewers strongly dislike the results.In 1998, Geoff Burdick, an executive at James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment, was hunched in front of a 12-inch monitor at a postproduction house, carefully preparing “Titanic” for release on LaserDisc and VHS. A state-of-the-art computer process had made it possible for Burdick and his team to scour the film frame by frame, removing tiny imperfections embedded in the original negative: little scratches, flakes of dirt, even water stains that smeared the image. The computer could erase these blemishes using a kind…

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Coachella 2024 From Billie Eilish to Olivia Rodrigo to Shakira, here are some of the most unexpected guests from the festival’s first weekend The first weekend of Coachella 2024 wrapped on Sunday, capping off a jam-packed few days filled with A-list performances and surprise guests. In addition to a stacked lineup that featured tons of acts we were counting down to see, some of pop music’s biggest stars made the festival even more memorable by popping in for unexpected appearances onstage: Shakira shocked the crowd and announced a gigantic world tour during Argentinean producer Bizarrap’s set; Olivia Rodrigo pulled up…

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Tems has finally announced her long-awaited debut album, Born in the Wild, which his set to arrive in May.  The Nigerian artist shared a short trailer for the LP, which appeared to feature a snippet of the album’s title track. The lyrics find Tems meditating on her new global superstar status, while also reflecting on her childhood in Lagos: “It’s all over the news, all over the news, I know this/Under the sun, struggling to find my focus/When I was young, younger then/I was always running away,” she sings. Then, during the refrain, Tems repeats, “Born in the wild, born…

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Taylor Swift has given Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt’s spoof of “All Too Well” her coveted seal of approval. The pop superstar took to X, formerly Twitter, on Sunday to endorse the latest take on her Grammy-winning song, which she aptly titled “All Too Well (Ryan and Emily’s Version).”“All Too Well (Ryan and Emily’s Version) !!!” the singer-songwriter cheered in her tweet, sharing the bit that came during Gosling’s “Saturday Night Live” monologue. “Watch me accidentally catch myself singing this version on tour. This monologue is EVERYTHING”Swifties rejoiced in the singer’s replies, touting the irreverent mashup and the prospect of…

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A professed archaeologist of the industry, he opened his own stores and partnered with other experts and vendors in the nascent comics business.Robert Beerbohm, who in the 1970s helped to start the first comic book chain stores and then, after a flood wiped out inventory in his warehouse, became a professed archaeologist of comics history, died on March 27 at his home in Fremont, Neb. He was 71.His daughter, Katy Beerbohm-Young, said the cause was colorectal cancer.A pugnacious character on the comic book scene for nearly 30 years, Mr. Beerbohm once summed up his career as “a hobby that got…

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Some Billy Joel fans put the pressure on CBS after it bungled its broadcast of the singer’s Madison Square Garden milestone show over the weekend.CBS aired “The 100th: Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden” on Sunday evening. The special offered viewers a look inside the celebratory March 28 concert, part of the singer-songwriter’s historic residency at the New York City venue. In the 90-minute special, Joel, 74, performed his multiplatinum hits for thousands of attendees who swayed and bobbed along to his upbeat tunes. For some at-home-viewers, however, the Sunday broadcast ended a few minutes too early. Specifically, the telecast…

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