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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_mDubuag5c There's been no shortage of musicians who've covered Bob Dylan songs over the years. On Things Have Changed , however, soul powerhouse Bettye LaVette reinvents the timeless music and lyrics of the folk singer into an intimate career retrospective all her own. LaVette says she didn't have a relationship with these songs before the project, which she counts as a stroke of luck that allowed her to reshape otherwise well-known music. In songs like "Emotionally Yours," she was able to mine new depths from a songwriter she always saw as plainspoken and practical. "He just says, 'These are my words and I am very hurt,' but he never sounds that way," she notes. "And you know how I am, I sound hurt all the time, on 'Happy Birthday' or whatever." LaVette admits to feeling daunted by the task of impressing skeptical Dylanites she sought to reach with this album. "I never thought you guys would even let me in the front door," she says of Dylan fans,
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In a suit filed Friday by the Metropolitan Opera, five men have made newly public accusations against conductor and pianist James Levine , who was closely associated with the Met for four decades. In total, nine men have now come forward, either by name or anonymously, with accusations against Levine. Levine was fired by the Met in March, his artistic home of some 40 years, after he faced public allegations of sexual misconduct that surfaced last December, which resulted in his suspension from the famed New York opera house. In response, Levine sued the Met in March for defamation and breach of contract. On Friday, the Met filed a countersuit that chronicles allegations made by seven men, including five individuals whose accusations were not previously public. In Friday's filing in New York state supreme court, the Met claims that it discovered these new accusations over the course of its internal investigation of Levine; the timeline of those allegations span more than 20 years,
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Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has signed into law a bill that criminalizes abuse on social media and the spread of false information. According to Reuters , the bill allows for a fine of up to $50,000, two years of jail time, or both, to be imposed on any person who intentionally publishes false information. The act, according to a statement posted on the president's official website on Wednesday, "provides for timely and effective detection, prohibition, prevention, response, investigation and prosecution of computer and cybercrimes." It is called the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act 2018, and its scope is large: The bill covers activity from cyber-bullying to child pornography, false publications and illegal monitoring of data. The full text of the bill is not yet available on the parliament of Kenya's website, but the official transcript of debate on the bill during an afternoon session on April 26 is. During that session, Aden Bare Duale, the Majority Leader of the National
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After the chaos of a deadly school shooting parents, relatives and friends scramble to find their loved ones. Meanwhile, authorities set about the work of providing medical attention to the wounded and identifying the bodies of those who are killed. Here's what we know about the eight students and two teachers who died at the hands of the suspected shooter — 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzi — during the 15-minute assault at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday. The attack is the the worst school shooting since 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., two months ago. Sabika Sheikh Sabika Sheikh, 17, was a foreign exchange student from Pakistan studying at the high school as part of the Kennedy-Lugar Y outh Exchange and Study Program, the Pakistan Embassy in Washington confirmed in a statement. Her family, who lives in Karachi, described a day of agony as they waited for news about the deadly attack by a suspected classmate. "We found out about
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Updated at 2:12 p.m. ET The 17-year-old who is accused of opening fire at a Texas high school on Friday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 13 others, has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault. Dimitrios Pagourtzis is being held at Galveston County Jail with no bond, according to a tweet by the Santa Fe Independent School District, and has been speaking to investigators. Officials have not released a motive, but some information about the suspect and the attack is emerging. It appears the shooting rampage at Santa Fe High School was planned. During a Friday press conference, Gov. Greg Abbott said information contained in journals on the suspect's computer and cellphone suggested that "not only did he want to commit the shooting, but he wanted to commit suicide after the shooting." The suspect, however, gave himself up because he "didn't have the courage" to follow through with taking his own life, Abbott said. While the evidence points to a planned attack,
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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: Annette Bening: Acting Is 'A Fabulous Way To Expand Your Own Heart': Bening stars in a new screen adaptation of Anton Chekhov's 1895 play The Seagull. Though she's made her career in film and television, Bening was initially much more comfortable onstage. Rapper Cardi B Expands Her Musical Range On 'Invasion Of Privacy': Though Cardi B's instinctive pose is that of a tough realist, her debut album allows for more vulnerable moments. Critic Ken Tucker calls Invasion of Privacy a "statement of principles." Comic Tig Notaro Wants You To Know She's 'Happy To Be Here': After her set about having cancer went viral in 2012, Notaro struggled with the perception that her stand-up was only "dark and edgy
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