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The Galveston County Daily News: Entertainment

January 18, 2017

Entertainment

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Fox hires British broadcast Kate Abdo as a soccer host

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After working for Fox Sports during the 2015 Women's World Cup, British broadcaster Kate Abdo is joining the network full-time as a soccer host.

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
Florida city settles with 2 men injured in Zombicon shooting
Posted: January 18, 2017

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The city of Fort Myers, Florida, has settled lawsuits with two people who were wounded during a shooting at a Zombicom festival.

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John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Metallica set to play Grammys
Posted: January 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Metallica are set to perform at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next month.

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Kelly Ripa, Wyclef Jean named to New Jersey Hall of Fame
Posted: January 18, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Kelly Ripa, singer Wyclef Jean and soccer pro Carli Lloyd are among the 15 newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

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Soundtrack to golf: Music played on range at Abu Dhabi event
Posted: January 18, 2017

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Looking relaxed in his black shorts and ankle-length socks, Thongchai Jaidee took aim at the range and hit a shot into the cloudless sky to the backdrop of "The Zephyr Song" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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'Birds of Opulence' author wins Gaines literary award
Posted: January 18, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When African-American writer Crystal Wilkinson of Kentucky learned she won the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, she said she reverted to her 12-year-old self, shrieking and squealing with glee.

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Tuesday 01/17/2017
A-Rod takes swing at new TV show for cash-strapped jocks
Posted: January 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is no stranger to big money. Now the former New York Yankees slugger will host a new CNBC show in which he guides financially distressed athletes.

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Chicago, LA, Hamburg join in John Neumeier's 'Orphee'
Posted: January 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera and Germany's Staatsoper Hamburg are collaborating with the Joffrey Ballet for the first time on a new production of Gluck's "Orphee et Eurydice" by choreographer John Neumeier.

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Academy of Country Music Awards moves to T-Mobile Arena
Posted: January 17, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music Awards is moving its annual show to the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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'Aladdin' star James Monroe Iglehart switches to 'Hamilton'
Posted: January 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart is trading in his genie bottle for a place in American history onstage.

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