AP Entertainment Digest for March 26, 2020
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TV-VIRUS OUTBREAK-WATCHING AT HOME — Television executives are used to a steady stream of sad news about declining viewership. Not this week, not with millions of people stuck at home because of the coronavirus outbreak. SENT. By David Bauder and Lynn Elber. 1,200 words, photos.
TV-Q&A-ROSARIO DAWSON — Rosario Dawson has graced both the big and small screens, in everything from dramas to comedies to Marvel superhero projects, yet she’s rarely been cast as the lead in a project. That changes with her new USA series “Briarpatch” where she plays a fashionable political fixer who returns home to her Texas border town following the bombing death of her police officer sister. By Gary Gerard Hamilton. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, video.
PEOPLE-ROBERT ENGLUND — After playing Freddy Krueger on film eight times and on TV, Robert Englund says he looks forward to seeing the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” franchise revived and someone else taking on the murderous role and uping the ante with technology and special effects. By Alicia Rancilio. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-ENTERTAINMENT-WHAT'S HAPPENING — A collection of items on celebrities' and the entertainment industry's response to the coronavirus pandemic. UPCOMING: 500 words, on merits, with photos.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-ONE GOOD THING-BERLIN CLUBS — The nightclubs in the German capital Berlin have decided to keep the beat going — at least online. In response to orders to close due to the coronavirus, some clubs formed a free streaming platform to let DJs, musicians and artists perform to the masses, with attendees encourages to donate to help the clubs and artists through tough times. SENT: 800 words, photos.
PEOPLE-WILL SMITH: Will Smith says he was “humbled and honored” after rapper Joyner Lucas released a tribute song honoring his career work. SENT. 137 words, photo.
FILM REVIEW-CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION — By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT Monday: 600 words Film Stills.
FILM REVIEW-UNCORKED — By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 700 words by Friday at 3 p.m. Film stills. Release date subject to embargo.
MUSIC REVIEW-PEARL JAM. Reviewed by AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Monday: 450 words, photo
MUSIC REVIEW-JESSIE REYEZ. By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT Wednesday: 400 words, photo.
MUSIC REVIEW-MARK ERELLI. By Scott Stroud. SENT Wednesday, 285 words.
MUSIC REVIEW-LUKAS NELSON. By Scott Bauer. SENT Wednesday, 184 words.
MUSIC REVIEW-BELA FLECK. By Scott Bauer. SENT Wednesday, 184 words.
MUSIC REVIEW-CLEM SNIDE. By Pablo Gorondi. UPCOMING: Thursday
MUSIC REVIEW-STEVENS AND BRAMS. By Ron Harris. UPCOMING: Thursday.
MUSIC REVIEW-LITTLE DRAGON. By Melanie J. Sims. UPCOMING: Thursday.
MUSIC REVIEW-DEEPER. By Ron Harris. UPCOMING: Thursday.
BOOK REVIEW-THE OFFICE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE GREATEST SITCOM OF THE 2000S BY ANDY GREENE. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday, 350 words. Book cover image moved.
BOOK REVIEW-THE GLASS HOTEL BY EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL. Reviewed by Rob Merrill. SENT Monday, 460 words. Book cover image moved.
BOOK REVIEW-THE LAST ODYSSEY BY JAMES ROLLINS. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Wednesday, 261 words. Book cover image moved.
BOOK REVIEW-THE K TEAM BY DAVID ROSENFELT. Reviewed by Oline H. Cogdill. SENT Wednesday, 265 words. AP Photo.
BOOK REVIEW-MY SISTER: HOW ONE SIBLING’S TRANSITION CHANGED US BOTH BY SELENIS LEYV AND MARIZOL LEYVA. Reviewed by Molly Sprayregen. SENT Wednesday, 221 words. Book cover image moved.
BOOK REVIEW-KILO: INSIDE THE DEADLIEST COCAINE CARTELS – FROM THE JUNGLES TO THE STREETS BY TOBY MUSE. Reviewed by Jeff Rowe. SENT Wednesday, 420 words. Book cover image moved.
BOOK REVIEW-IN OUR PRIME: HOW OLDER WOMEN ARE REINVENTING THE ROAD AHEAD BY SUSAN J. DOUGLAS. Reviewed by Molly Sprayregen. SENT Wednesday, 242 words. Book cover image moved.