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Kitty Wells, Pioneering Country Singer, Dies

Wells sang about the real problems of postwar life and the sad side of domesticity.

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Richard Adler, Broadway Composer And Lyricist, Dies

He co-wrote Pajama Game and Damn Yankees, then hired Marilyn Monroe to sing "Happy Birthday" to John F. Kennedy.

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Aubrey Plaza Takes Quite A Trip In 'Safety Not Guaranteed'

Aubrey Plaza has made a career out of playing caustic young women. In her new film, she's taking that character to new places.

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