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Tony winner Audra McDonald to serve as grand marshal of 2024 Rose Parade

Alex Aghajanian, President and Chairman of the Board for the 2024 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, announces actor-singer Audra McDonald as the 2024 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal, on the front steps of Tournament House in Pasadena, Calif., Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. The 135th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed
Audra McDonald will serve as grand marshal of the 135th Rose Parade next year. The actor and singer was introduced Friday in Pasadena, California. The six-time Tony Award winner will ride the 5 …

Climate protesters twice interrupt Wagner's `Tannhäuser' at Metropolitan Opera

Climate protesters caused a pair of interruptions totaling 22 minutes during the opening night of a revival of Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” at the Metropolitan Opera. Christian Gerhaher, making his …

Biden is heading to Hollywood for a major fundraiser featuring Steven Spielberg and Shonda Rhimes

President Joe Biden meets with Angola's President Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco in the Oval office of the White House, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Joe Biden will head to Los Angeles next week for a big-dollar event that will be his first since strikes by writers and actors effectively ground his fundraising to a halt in the heart of …
A look back at 50 years of Kiss-tory as the legendary band prepares to take its final bow

Fifty years ago, four young New Yorkers dragged their guitars, amps and drums to a loft on 23rd Street in New York, dreaming of becoming the biggest band in the world. This weekend, Kiss, with two …

Iran sends a hip-hop artist who rapped about hijab protests back to jail An Iranian news website says a popular rapper has been sent back to jail less that two weeks after his release from prison on bail. Mizanonline.ir, an online news outlet affiliated with Iran’s …
'Killers of the Flower Moon' named best film of 2023 by New York film critics Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” has been named the best film of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle. It’s the third time that Scorsese has been given the best film …
Review: In concert film 'Renaissance,' Beyoncé offers glimpse into personal life during world tour Beyoncé ran her Renaissance World Tour like a machine. But the superstar singer who is viewed as one of music's most hardest-working performers confesses she's “not a machine.” As a …
Brit Marling has created 'A Murder at the End of the World,' a whodunit only Emma Corrin can solve Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's first TV series was the meta, sci-fi, just-go-with-it, wild ride “The OA,” which had a passionate fan base but was canceled by Netflix after two seasons. They're …
Shane MacGowan, frontman of The Pogues, dies at age 65
Shane Macgowan, the singer-songwriter and frontman of The Pogues, best known for the Christmas ballad “Fairytale of New York,” has died. He was 65. His family said in a statement that "it is with …
NASCAR to include streaming in new 7-year media rights deal that welcomes Amazon, TNT and Max
NASCAR has added two new partners and streaming elements to a seven-year media rights deal that will run from 2025 through the 2031 season. The Cup Series will include existing partners Fox Sports …
Elton John to address Britain's Parliament in an event marking World AIDS Day
Elton John is to address Britain’s Parliament on his work fighting HIV at an event to mark World AIDS Day. The British star’s AIDS Foundation has led campaigns to extend a pilot government …
UK's Sunak ramps up criticism of Greek leader in Parthenon Marbles spat
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has escalated his war of words with the leader of Greece. Sunak accused Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday of trying to “grandstand” over the …
Sean 'Diddy' Combs temporarily steps down as Revolt chairman amid sexual abuse allegations
Sean “Diddy” Combs has temporarily stepped down as chairman of his television network Revolt amid multiple sexual abuse allegations against the music mogul. Revolt announced Combs’ decision on …

25 most covered country songs of all time

Stacker looked at data on recorded covers from Second Hand Songs and ranked the top 25 songs that fit in the country genre.
Leather Helmets? Round Footballs? This is How NFL Equipment Has Evolved Over the Years
(NewsUSA) - With Safety Being the Number 1 Priority, the NFL Has Made Changes Even In Recent Years What Will the Future Bring? utgers on November 6, 1869, has undergone an astonishing evolution. …
Best albums by The Rolling Stones
Stacker compiled data on every studio album by The Rolling Stones from Best Ever Albums, which ranks albums according to their appearance and performance on 40,000 charts.
One-hit wonders of hip-hop
Stacker compiled a list of one-hit wonders of hip-hop using a variety of sources including Billboard, Complex, and The Kennedy Center.   

25 most covered rock songs of all time

From Elton John to Cyndi Lauper to the Beatles, Stacker looked at the 25 most covered rock songs of all time, using Second Hand Songs data.

One-hit wonders who have found success behind the scenes

Stacker created a list of one-hit wonders who have gone on to thrive in the music industry behind the scenes.

The most sampled Bollywood songs

Using WhoSampled, Stacker found the Bollywood songs record producers have sampled most and revealed which songs they helped to go mainstream.  

The 10 best NBA player performances in the FIBA World Cup

The Game Day compiled a ranking of the 10 best NBA player performances in the FIBA World Cup using data from RealGM.

From 'Spacewar!' to 'Starfield': A history of video gaming

Gamesville dove into the research labs and dusty arcades to piece together the history of video games—and how technology is advancing them today.

Entertainment 2023
Shifts, shuffles, and kerfuffles: A history of American late-night television
From Allen to Fallon and from Carson to Colbert, Stacker compiled the essential chronology of late-night television from the past seven decades.
Misheard lyrics from iconic country songs
Stacker compiled a list of 25 misheard lyrics from iconic country songs, using news articles, music publications, and social media posts.
Has Pixar's star truly fallen? How this once-golden studio compares to its major rivals.
Stacker looked at the numbers to see just how far Pixar's star has fallen when compared to its rival studios using Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes.
Strong long-shot bets to win the 2024 Super Bowl
ATS.io compiled a list of NFL teams with strong long-shot bets to win the 2024 Super Bowl using data provided by Sports Odds History.
Quiz: Do you know which commercials these actors were in before they were famous?
Before they were famous, many celebrities did commercials. Stacker challenges you to guess the ads that helped launch 25 actors' careers.

5 famous people who've been banned from casinos

From card counters to sore losers, these five famous people have been banned from casinos, according to news articles compiled by ATS.io.  

Longest World Series games in MLB history

The Game Day compiled a ranking of the longest World Series games in MLB history using data from Baseball Reference.

10 actors who learned an instrument for a role

Skoove compiled a list of 10 actors who learned an instrument for a film or TV role using interviews, news reports, and film databases.

Highest-grossing movies released on Halloween weekend

Casino Bonus Canada compiled a ranking of the highest-grossing movies on Halloween weekend since 1980 using data from The Numbers.   

20 celebrities who came out later in life

Stacker compiled a list of 20 celebrities who came out in their 30s or later, drawing from news accounts, biographies, and magazine interviews.

Bestselling musicians of the '70s, then and now
Using historical Billboard charts and top song and album lists from the 1970s, Stacker spotlighted 25 of the bestselling musicians of the decade.
One-hit wonders of the 2000s
Stacker compiled a list of popular one-hit wonders from the 2000s using Billboard, Reuters, and other online sources.
The musical instruments adults most regret quitting
Wish you had stuck with piano lessons as a kid? Skoove looked at YouGov data and found the top 12 instruments people most regret quitting.  
James Baldwin: The life story you may not know
Stacker compiled 25 facts about James Baldwin, using Biography.com, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and other sources.
Controversial songs from the year you were born
Stacker celebrates history's most boundary-pushing—and thereby controversial—songs from 1930 through today.
R&B singer Kiana Ledé is launching the international leg of her “Grudges” tour Tuesday in Auckland, New Zealand, and will include stops in Paris, London and Berlin. Ledé, who wrapped up her …
Something strange has happened to Eileen Dunlop, and we don’t just mean the plot of “Eileen.” The adaptation of novelist Ottessa Moshfegh’s delicious coming-of-age heroine has had a weird …
Britain and Greece were able to differ for decades over the world’s toughest cultural heritage dispute. What’s the right place for some of the finest ancient Greek sculptures ever made? The …
US-Apple-Podcasts-Top-Podcasts Week ending 11/26/2023
Friday, December 1   Theatre Unplugged   Always fascinating, always popular, and always free of charge to everyone! Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the PSU Studio …
Friday, December 1   Dinner at the Arma American Legion   The Arma American Legion, located at 512 E. Main, is open Friday nights serving good food and drinks. The kitchen opens …