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SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024 ASTRO ADVICE WEEKLY by Eugenia Last MAY 26 – JUNE 1, 2024 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Be the mastermind regarding how you live, handle your finances, and take care of your responsibilities on the 26th and 27th, not the aggressor or complainer who reacts impatiently and without logic. Defer to experts on the 28th and 29th and avoid a costly mistake. You are best to put your time and energy into what you do best instead of trying to figure out a cheap way to handle matters that are foreign to you. You are overdue for…

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To Walt Disney, who personally invited Richard and Robert Sherman to become full-time staff songwriters at his Burbank studio in 1960, they were the “boys.”The Sherman brothers were the ideal match for Disney’s family-film factory, where they built a career creating what Richard Sherman once described as “upbeat, spirited, happy songs that make people feel good.”The songwriting siblings were responsible for the bouncy, tongue-twistingly memorable “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “A Spoonful of Sugar” from the hit 1964 movie musical “Mary Poppins,” for which they won two of the film’s five Oscars — for best score and best song, the haunting “Chim Chim…

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Richard M. Sherman, one half of the prolific, award-winning pair of brothers who helped form millions of childhoods by penning the instantly memorable songs for Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang — as well as the most-played tune on Earth, It’s a Small World (After All) — has died. He was 95.Sherman, together with his late brother Robert, won two Academy Awards for Walt Disney’s 1964 smash Mary Poppins — best score for the film as well as best song for Chim Chim Cher-ee. They also picked up a Grammy for best movie or TV score. Robert Sherman died in London at age…

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Best known for movies like “Romancing the Stone,” he also made a mark as a producer, a real estate developer and the butt of a Generation X-friendly television gag.Zack Norman, who made his mark as an actor in films like “Romancing the Stone” and “Cadillac Man” and with appearances on television shows like “The A-Team” and “The Nanny” — and who, as a producer, also became known for a star-crossed movie that became a running punchline on the show “Mystery Science Theater 3000” — died on April 28 in Burbank, Calif. He was 83.The cause of his death, at a…

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CANNES, France —  “Anora,” a widely admired knockabout comedy about a New York strip-club dancer (Mikey Madison) and her impulsive affair with a Russian oligarch’s wealthy son (Mark Eydelshteyn), has won the Palme d’Or, the most prestigious award granted by the Cannes Film Festival.Directed by Sean Baker, whose prior two features, 2017’s “The Florida Project” and 2021’s “Red Rocket,” also debuted at Cannes, “Anora” represents the first Palme victory by an American filmmaker since Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” took the prize in 2011.Writing about “Anora” from the festival, Times deputy entertainment & arts editor Matt Brennan described the movie…

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The movie about a sex worker, from the American filmmaker Sean Baker, took the top prize at a ceremony that also honored George Lucas.The Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival was awarded on Saturday to “Anora,” a giddily ribald picaresque from the American director Sean Baker about a sex worker who marries the son of a Russian oligarch — and things get very messy.A critical favorite, “Anora” takes a nonjudgmental attitude toward its protagonist, played by Mikey Madison in a go-for-broke breakthrough performance that critics have praised. George Lucas, who received an honorary award at the ceremony, presented the…

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Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson made an increasingly rare appearance onstage together Thursday as the Rush duo covered ’s “The Way I Feel” at a Toronto tribute concert for the late Canadian singer-songwriter. Lee and Lifeson, who were billed as “L+L” on the lineup, performed alongside the Canadian country act Blue Rodeo at the gig at Massey Hall, the same Toronto venue where Rush recorded their All the World’s a Stage live album in 1976. [embedded content] “On Thursday evening at Massey Hall in Toronto, both Alex and myself had the profound pleasure of paying tribute to a true Canadian…

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With her collaborator, Elaine Mazlish, she wrote “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” and other books that have endured as parenting bibles.Adele Faber, a former high school teacher who, with her Long Island neighbor Elaine Mazlish, wrote child-rearing blockbusters like “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” and “Siblings Without Rivalry,” which became bibles for generations of parents, died on April 24 in White Plains, N.Y. She was 96.Her death, in an assisted living facility, was announced by her daughter, Joanna Faber.The parenting guides Ms. Faber wrote…

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Doug Ingle, the founding singer and organist of the late Sixties hard rock band Iron Butterfly and the co-writer of the group’s hit “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” has died at the age of 78. The singer’s son Doug Ingle Jr. confirmed his father’s death on social media (via Blabbermouth), “It’s with a heavy heart & great sadness to announce the passing of my Father Doug Ingle. Dad passed away peacefully [Friday] evening [May 24] in the presence of family.” No cause of death was provided. Ingle was the last surviving member of Iron Butterfly’s “classic,” In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida-era lineup: Guitarist Erik Brann died in 2003 at…

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Sean Baker’s Anora, a comic but devastating Brooklyn odyssey about a sex worker who marries the son of a wealthy Russian oligarch, has won the Cannes Film Festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or.Baker accepted the prize with his movie’s star, Mikey Madison, watching in the audience at the festival’s closing ceremony on Saturday.The win for Anora marks a new high point for Baker, the director of The Florida Project.It’s also, remarkably, the fifth-straight Palme d’Or won by indie distributor Neon, following Parasite, Titane, Triangle of Sadness and last year’s winner, Anatomy of a Fall.”I don’t really know what’s happening right now,” Baker said.Director Sean…

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