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May 8, 2019

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UPDATES WITH R KELLY, FILM-MEL GIBSON-SANTA, CNN-JOHN LEWIS DOCUMENTARY, MUSIC-ALABAMA, MUSIC-JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, CLASSICAL MUSIC-WOW KID, BRITAIN-KEITH FLINT-DEATH

WEDNESDAY, May 8

FILM-BIGGEST LITTLE FARM _ A Los Angeles couple abandons city life for the farm in the new documentary “The Biggest Little Farm,” which chronicles their difficult eight-year journey to become what they are today, which is an ecologically sound farming oasis. By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 715 words, photos.

MUSIC-JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE _ Pop star Justin Timberlake will receive the Contemporary Icon Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 13 at the organization’s 50th annual induction ceremony in New York. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 130 words, photos.

BRITAIN-ROYAL BABY _ Royal couple Meghan and Prince Harry revealed their newborn son to the public on Wednesday, with the proud new mother declaring him “a dream.” The couple, known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, posed with their son for cameras at Windsor Castle _ the first in a lifetime of photo calls for the two-day-old baby, who is seventh in line to the throne. They did not reveal the name of the child, known for now as Baby Sussex. By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka. SENT: 315 words, photos, video.

BRITAIN-ROYAL BABY-THE LATEST. Prince Harry and Meghan have named their son Archie. SENT: 475 words, photos.

GEORGE CLOONEY-ROYAL BABY _ George Clooney says the media should “be a little kinder” to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, after she gave birth to a baby boy. SENT: 125 words, photos, video.

FASHION-LOUIS VUITTON _ Louis Vuitton holds its cruise show in the revamped TWA terminal at JFK airport. By Nekesa Mumbi Moody. UPCOMING. Photos, video.

MUSIC-ALABAMA _ Country band Alabama is extending its 50th anniversary tour this year with 29 more shows, including a show with The Beach Boys and additional dates in Canada. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 270 words, photos.

R KELLY _ A judge who ordered a default judgment against R. Kelly after the singer failed to respond to a lawsuit filed by one of his alleged victims now says the suit can proceed. SENT: 130 words, photos. May be updated.

CNN-JOHN LEWIS DOCUMENTARY _ CNN Films is developing a documentary on civil rights icon and Georgia congressman John Robert Lewis. SENT: 100 words, photos.

FILM-MEL GIBSON-SANTA _ Mel Gibson is to play Santa Claus in “Fatman,” a comedy that will be shopped at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. SENT: 110 words, photos.

CLASSICAL MUSIC-WOW KID _ America’s oldest performing arts group is looking for a child who was literally wowed by a recent classical music concert. The Handel & Haydn Society had just finished its rendition of Mozart’s “Masonic Funeral” at Boston’s Symphony Hall on Sunday when a youngster blurted out loudly: “WOW!” By William J. Kole. SENT: 360 words, photos.

BRITAIN-KEITH FLINT-DEATH _ A British coroner says there is not enough evidence to determine whether The Prodigy star Keith Flint took his own life. Flint was found dead at his home in the village of North End, in eastern England, on March 4. He was 49. SENT: 125 words.

PALESTINIANS-EUROVISION _ Palestinian artists are calling on Eurovision song contest contestants to boycott the international music competition that Israel is hosting next week. SENT: 130 words, photos.

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REVIEWS:

FILM REVIEW-POMS: By AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 700 words by Thursday at noon. Film stills.

FILM REVIEW-THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM. By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT Wednesday: 570 words, photos.

MUSIC REVIEW-ORDINARY ELEPHANT. Reviewed by Scott Stroud. UPCOMING Wednesday: 250 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-BLACK MOUNTAIN: Reviewed by Bruce Desilva. SENT Monday: 370 words. photo.

BOOK REVIEW-NANAVILLE: Reviewed by Rob Merrill. SENT Monday: 430 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-REDEMPTION: Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Monday: 350 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-NO WALLS AND THE RECURRING DREAM. Reviewed by Ragan Clark. SENT Tuesday: 415 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-THE PARIS DIVERSION. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 300 words, photo.

BOOK REVIEW-THE PIONEERS. Reviewed by Jeff Ayers. SENT Tuesday: 350 words, photo.

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