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Plexes add opera night

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The Metropolitan Opera has inked a deal to simulcast six opera perfs in several hundred movie theaters in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Exhibs are high on the idea of using digital distribution to…

Sign of the ‘Times’

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Bob Dylan secured his first No. 1 album in 30 years as his "Modern Times" (Columbia) sold 192,000 copies in the week ended Sunday. Dylan's 31st studio album -- and 44th overall -- posted his biggest…

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KenCen taps class

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Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and conductor Zubin Mehta have been selected to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors, the center said Wednesday.

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Mercury soars for Monkeys

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Arctic Monkeys won the British Mercury Music Prize, an award for albums by Brit musicians, on Tuesday night. The Sheffield-based band made history this year when its album "Whatever People Say I Am…

CenterStaging taps COO

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Paul Schmidman has been named chief operating officer of CenterStaging Corp., where he will manage the company's online portal, rehearsals.com. Schmidman will lead and manage the development and…

UMG bid hits the right note

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To Bertelsmann's ears, Universal Music Group's money sang loudest. The German publishing and music powerhouse has accepted UMG's bid of e1.6 billion ($2.05 billion) for BMG Music Publishing and will…

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