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Two years ago, she competed on ‘The Voice.’ Now she’s the star of a coronavirus block party

Two years ago, she competed on ‘The Voice.’ Now she’s the star of a coronavirus block party

Tribune News Service

May 7, 2020

UPLAND, Calif. — Alexa Cappelli doesn’t usually perform in the middle of the street. But drastic times call for drastic measures. So there she was on a recent afternoon, perched on a chair, guitar in hand, outside the Upland home where she was raised. A handful of people formed a wide semicircl...

Barack and Michelle Obama to give televised commencement speech for 2020 graduates

Barack and Michelle Obama to give televised commencement speech for 2020 graduates

Tribune News Service

May 5, 2020

Former President Barack Obama will deliver a commencement message to the 3 million high school seniors graduating this month in a televised prime-time special. Announced last week, “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020” will also feature appearances from LeBron James, Ma...

Selena Gomez is bringing a quarantine cooking show to HBO Max

Selena Gomez is bringing a quarantine cooking show to HBO Max

MCT Campus

May 5, 2020

Singer and actress Selena Gomez is bringing a quarantine cooking show to HBO Max this summer. Announced Tuesday, the as-yet-untitled series, starring and executive produced by Gomez, will air 10 episodes of “unapologetically authentic” cooking alongside a rotating cast of master chefs who will ...

The story behind 5 Seconds of Summers’ ‘CALM’ clerical error.

The story behind 5 Seconds of Summers’ ‘CALM’ clerical error.

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief

April 30, 2020

NORFOLK-Remember that feeling of being in a competitive ball game during a physical education class in elementary school? Even with your team fighting as hard as you can to win the game, your team still loses. You later find out someone on the other team was cheating to win points. That is the feeling t...

Why the stress-reducing ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is the game for this time of coronavirus

Why the stress-reducing ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is the game for this time of coronavirus

MCT Campus

April 28, 2020

As the Friday release date of Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” approaches, there have been calls on social media for the Japanese video game giant to unleash the latest edition of the game series early — to pull a similar advance-release move as Disney did by placing “Frozen 2” on ...

B-movie legend Roger Corman wants to see your quarantine film

B-movie legend Roger Corman wants to see your quarantine film

MCT Campus

April 16, 2020

LOS ANGELES-It’s safe to say no living filmmaker has done more with less than Roger Corman, the king of the B-movie who has produced or directed some 400 films over the last six decades. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic bringing the film industry to a standstill, Corman is challenging others to follow h...

Coronavirus viewing: More people are sampling new streaming services

Coronavirus viewing: More people are sampling new streaming services

MCT Campus

April 14, 2020

More consumers are increasing the number of streaming services they have access to, looking for ways to entertain themselves at home as the nation deals with the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. The average person is streaming eight hours of content each day, double the number of hours from befo...

What’s Trending? On Twitter! April 9th

What's Trending? On Twitter! April 9th

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief

April 9, 2020

NORFOLK- With most of the world inside self-isolating and having lots of time on their hands. They can be found on Twitter diving into the hashtags and trending topics of the day to fill their time. Here are some of those posts from Thursday, April 9th. #TBT - In classic Thursday fashion, "#tbt" and...

Concert industry could lose $9 billion this year due to the coronavirus pandemic

Concert industry could lose $9 billion this year due to the coronavirus pandemic

MCT Campus

April 7, 2020

Just a month ago, the live music industry was in a cautious wait-and-see mode about the impact of COVID-19. What everyone wouldn’t give to go back there now. A report released Friday by the live-event trade publication and research firm Pollstar lays out the scope of damage that the novel coronaviru...

Movie guide: ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ and 15 more critics’ picks to watch at home

Movie guide: ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ and 15 more critics’ picks to watch at home

MCT Campus

April 2, 2020

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” — Reviewing this a few weeks ago, I noted the exceptional timeliness of one of the most honest and empathetic American movies about abortion rights in recent memory. And yet Eliza Hittman’s beautifully observed independent drama — a big prizewinner at the recent Sund...

Lizzo buys lunch for UW Medical Center staff as hospitals are overwhelmed with potential coronavirus patients

Lizzo buys lunch for UW Medical Center staff as hospitals are overwhelmed with potential coronavirus patients

MCT Campus

March 31, 2020

SEATTLE — The world could use more fun surprises right now. The staff at University of Washington Medical Center’s emergency room received one Monday courtesy of one the hottest stars in pop music. At a time when hospitals are being overwhelmed with potential COVID-19 patients, hard-twerking pop phen...

‘Onward’ review: When a Pixar family reunion goes half-right

‘Onward’ review: When a Pixar family reunion goes half-right

MCT Campus

March 5, 2020

A manic, moderately diverting babysitter of a Pixar movie, “Onward” does gets there by the end — “there” being the place where the freneticism recedes, the main characters’ emotional setbacks and defenses crumble and the audience is encouraged, by every possible storytelling mechanism, to cry ...

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