Harvey Weinstein prosecutors push for $5 million bail at court hearing

Weinstein is one of many criminal defendants being called into court this month to be informed of the new laws. For many, these hearings will lead to either the release of individuals who are held in jail on bail or, for people who have already paid, a refund of the money. The Oscar-winning producer has been out on a $1 …

Veteran producer of ‘WarGames,’ ‘Blue Bloods” dies at 85

A veteran television producer and entertainment executive whose credits included “Starsky and Hutch” and current drama series “Blue Bloods” has died December 6, 2019, 7:17 AM 2 min read Leonard Goldberg, a network and studio executive and producer whose TV credits ranged from “Starsky and Hutch” in the 1970s to the current drama series “Blue Bloods” and whose independent movies …

‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Portrait’ top AP’s 2019 best films list

Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle name their choices for the best films of 2019. LINDSEY BAHR 1. “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”: Quentin Tarantino’s movie business fairy tale, featuring all-time performances from two of our great living movie stars, and the shadow of one’s spirit, is his most warm-hearted and tender and a complete joy to …

The 10 best video games of 2019

Although this year didn’t see the emergence of any industry-shaking trends, there were plenty of games released in 2019 to cater to a wide variety of tastes, from all-ages titles such as “Luigi’s Mansion 3” to games such as “Sekiro: Shadows: Die Twice,” targeted at challenge-hungry players. In assembling this year’s top 10 list, I leaned toward the titles that …

The Who plan 1st Cincinnati area concert since ’79 tragedy

The rock band The Who plans an announcement marking the 40th anniversary of a Cincinnati concert, where 11 fans died By DAN SEWELL Associated Press December 4, 2019, 4:37 AM 2 min read The rock band The Who announced Tuesday night it will play its first Cincinnati area concert since 11 fans died 40 years ago in a pre-show stampede. …

Chamber orchestra the Knights at Dumbarton Oaks: A meld of old and new

As expressions of Bach’s virtuosity, solo pieces for cello, violin and harpsichord dotted the evening. Violinist Robyn Ballinger was most impressive in the sunny Prelude from Violin Partita No. 3, a constant stream of running notes from which contrapuntal lines emerged. Playful Bach resounded in Colin Jacobsen’s “Back in Your Cage,” a work for chamber orchestra built on the musical …