The Detroit News Published 1:38 PM EST Dec 26, 2018 Here are the local pop culture stories that had the biggest impact this year: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, dies at 76 The city of Detroit came to a standstill on Aug. 16 with the news that legendary singer Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died at her Detroit home of pancreatic cancer. Over a two-week period, the city and the world celebrated her life, her celebrated 60-year musical career, and her legacy of quiet generosity for causes far away and close to home for more than 30 years. For complete coverage, go to detroitnews.com/series/arethafranklin Death of Michigan Opera Theatre founder David DiChiera A little more than a month after Aretha Franklin died, Detroit suffered the death of another entertainment giant: David DiChiera, 83. The impresario, described by many as a cultural powerhouse who brought opera back to the Motor City, helped jump-start downtown Detroit’s revival and pioneered the practice of … [Read more...] about Top 10 Detroit News entertainment storylines of 2018
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At long last, the first trailer for Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 4" has arrived. For the fourth installment in the franchise, the studio says, "Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called 'Forky' to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy." The dreamy teaser trailer features everyone's favorite toys floating through the air, set to Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now." Midway through it, a frightened Forky screams, "I don't belong here!" The makeshift toy's panicked response sets off a chain reaction, sending the other toys spinning--literally. It also leads some of the older toys to utter their catchphrases from past films, like Woody's "There's a snake in my boot!" and Buzz Lightyear's "To infinity and beyond!" "I'm not a toy!" Forky screams toward the end. "Ahh!" Hottest … [Read more...] about Woody and the Gang Are Back: See the Teaser Trailer for ‘Toy Story 4’
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(TNS)Tribune News ServiceNews Budget for papers of Sunday, May 20, 2018^<Updated at 9 p.m. EDT (0100 UTC).^<These stories are recommended for weekend release, except where embargoes are noted. Please make sure you are adhering to embargoes on our stories in both your print and online operations.This budget is now available at TribuneNewsService.com, with direct links to stories and art. See details at the end of the budget.^TOP STORIES<^This Mexico City restaurant is rescuing deportees with jobs and Texas barbecue<MEXICO-DEPORTEES-RESTAURANT:LA — In the days after his deportation, Victor Cruz Ortega wandered the crowded streets of Mexico City in an escalating panic.His kids, his job and every other fiber of life were back in Redondo Beach, the sun-soaked California community he called home for three decades. Now he was alone and penniless in a teeming Latin American metropolis he had not seen since leaving for the United States at age 11.Cruz, 45, applied for every … [Read more...] about [BC-MCT-SUNDAY-NEWS-BJT]