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Fats Domino Apparently Rescued by Boat (AP)
Fats Domino performs on the opening day of the 34th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 24, 2003. The R&B legend was missing Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005,  days after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, said his longtime agent, Al Embry.The 77-year-old  whose real name is Antoine Domino, told Embry Sunday evening that he planned to stay at his New Orleans house with his wife, Rosemary, and their daughter. (AP Photo/Douglas Mason)AP - Fats Domino apparently rode out the hurricane in his New Orleans home and was rescued by boat from his flooded neighborhood, his daughter Karen Domino White said Thursday.


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TV Telethons Announced for Katrina Victims (AP)
Actor-comedian Chris Rock, left, and Russell Simmons, chairman of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, put  their heads together during a press conference, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, in New York, to announce a telethon to raise financial aid for victims of Hurricane Katrina.  The prime-time telethon is Friday, Sept. 9 on BET which is partnering with the National Urban League, American Red Cross and Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and will feature numerous celebrities.  (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)AP - BET is the latest network to announce a telethon to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina, airing as a two-part, four-hour broadcast Sept. 9.


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Katrina Felt Across Entertainment World (AP)
Fats Domino performs on the opening day of the 34th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 24, 2003. The R&B legend was missing Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005,  days after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, said his longtime agent, Al Embry.The 77-year-old  whose real name is Antoine Domino, told Embry Sunday evening that he planned to stay at his New Orleans house with his wife, Rosemary, and their daughter. (AP Photo/Douglas Mason)AP - The suffering of New Orleans, long a culturally rich city, is being felt across the entertainment world.


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Diddy, Jay-Z, Cage Donate to Aid Relief (AP)
AP - Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jay-Z have pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Katrina Curbs Hollywood's Love of La. (AP)
Academy Award winning actress Hilary Swank smiles in this April 8, 2005, file photo taken in New York. Hurricane Katrina has disrupted the filming of a Warner Bros. film 'The Reeping,' starring Swank, a Walt Disney Co. title starring Kevin Costner and TV shows in Louisiana.  (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)AP - Hurricane Katrina already has forced some Hollywood productions to film elsewhere, and its devastation has decimated the progress Louisiana was making in luring filmmakers to the state with generous tax incentives.


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World premieres on tap at Telluride fest (Reuters)
Reuters - The Telluride Film Festival, which always keeps its programming under wraps until the last minute, announced the lineup for its 32nd event on Thursday, a day before it opens in the Colorado resort.

Fats Domino Found in New Orleans (E! Online)
One of rock 'n' roll's chief architects has been rescued from the 
 rubble of New Orleans.E! Online - One of rock 'n' roll's chief architects has been rescued from the rubble of New Orleans.


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Hollywood Preps Hurricane Benefits (E! Online)
Recalling the star-heavy telethons organized to aid victims of 
 9-11 and last year's tsunami tragedy, NBC, MTV and BET are among the 
 networks spearheading benefit concerts to aid the victims of Hurricane 
 Katrina.E! Online - Recalling the star-heavy telethons organized to aid victims of 9-11 and last year's tsunami tragedy, NBC, MTV and BET are among the networks spearheading benefit concerts to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina.


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ABC Radio talks still on, moving slowly-sources (Reuters)
Reuters - Walt Disney Co.'s attempts to sell its ABC Radio business are progressing slowly, but the media giant is still in talks with prospective suitors Entercom Communications Corp., Emmis Communications Corp. and Citadel Broadcasting Corp., according to sources close to the sale process.

The Mob, the FBI and a Diva-Rich Front Organization Are the Stuff of New Opera 'Don Imbroglio' in NYMF (Playbill)
Playbill - An opera will make its world premiere in the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival Sept. 25, when Don Imbroglio - billed as "an opera you can't refuse" - begins at the Lion Theatre Off-Broadway.

World premieres on tap at Telluride fest (Reuters)
Reuters - The Telluride Film Festival, which always keeps its programming under wraps until the last minute, announced the lineup for its 32nd event on Thursday, a day before it opens in the Colorado resort.

Katrina Curbs Hollywood's Love of La. (AP)
Academy Award winning actress Hilary Swank smiles in this April 8, 2005, file photo taken in New York. Hurricane Katrina has disrupted the filming of a Warner Bros. film 'The Reeping,' starring Swank, a Walt Disney Co. title starring Kevin Costner and TV shows in Louisiana.  (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)AP - Hurricane Katrina already has forced some Hollywood productions to film elsewhere, and its devastation has decimated the progress Louisiana was making in luring filmmakers to the state with generous tax incentives.


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Alec Baldwin Backs Long Island Wind Park (AP)
AP - Often called "the bloviator" by the tabloids for spewing hot air on a variety of topics from politics to the environment, actor Alec Baldwin blew into town on Thursday to announce his support for an offshore wind park being pitched by the Long Island Power Authority.

Clooney brings politics to Venice with "Good Night" (Reuters)
George Clooney brings political controversy to Venice on Thursday with 'Good Night, And Good Luck', a black-and-white tale of broadcasting courage during the McCarthy-era witch hunts of the 1950s. Clooney speaks at a news conference near the G8 summit in Gleneagles, July 6, 2005. (Kevin Coombs/Reuters)Reuters - George Clooney brought political controversy to Venice on Thursday with "Good Night. And, Good Luck," a black-and-white tale of broadcasting courage during the McCarthy-era witch hunts of the 1950s.


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At the Movies: Capsule Reviews of New Films (AP)
AP - Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

Clooney Movie Debuts at Vienna Festival (AP)
US actor-director George Clooney poses for photographers after a press conference to present his movie 'Good night, and Good Luck' at the 62nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, northern Italy, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)AP - The constant clouds of cigarette smoke and clacking of CBS newsroom typewriters in George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck" are bits of bygone journalistic color from 50 years ago.


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Spike Lee Among Film's Eight Directors (AP)
AP - Director Spike Lee is one of eight directors who worked on "All The Invisible Children," a movie showing out of competition at the Venice Film Festival. The film consists of seven shorts telling the plight of children in different parts of the world, including child soldiers and street urchins.

Actress Worries About Mom in New Orleans (AP)
AP - Actress Patricia Clarkson appeared before the media to promote her new film, but her mind was on her mother Jackie — a New Orleans councilwoman who stayed at the side of Mayor Ray Nagin while Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city.

Shepard joins Pitt in 'James' gang (Reuters)
Reuters - Sam Shepard will star opposite Brad Pitt in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," which started production this week in Canada.

John Lennon activism docu eyes 2006 release (Reuters)
Cast members take a bow during a curtain call after the premiere of the new Broadway musical 'Lennon' at the Broadhurst Theater in New York August 14, 2005. 'Lennon' is a biographical musical that tells the story of John Lennon's life using Lennon's own words and songs. (Stephen Chernin/Reuters)Reuters - A documentary about John Lennon's transformation into an antiwar activist has started preproduction, and aims to reach theaters next year, distributor Lions Gate Films said Wednesday.


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Fats Domino Found in New Orleans (E! Online)
One of rock 'n' roll's chief architects has been rescued from the 
 rubble of New Orleans.E! Online - One of rock 'n' roll's chief architects has been rescued from the rubble of New Orleans.


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Bluesman R.L. Burnside dies in Memphis (Reuters)
Reuters - Mississippi blues musician R.L. Burnside, who emerged from obscurity in his seventies to become a cult icon among rock 'n' roll aficionados, died on Thursday in a Memphis hospital, his label said. He was 78.

TV networks plan joint Katrina telethon (Reuters)
Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco addresses a news conference at the command center in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Baton Rouge, Louisiana September 1, 2005. Blanco called for as many as 40,000 National Guard troops to help in law enforcement and relief for people affected by the hurricane. At left is Louisiana State Police Superintendent Henry Whitehorn. REUTERS/Robert GalbraithReuters - In a rare collaboration among America's biggest broadcasters, the six major networks are planning a joint telethon to raise money for survivors of Hurricane Katrina, people familiar with the project said on Thursday.


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Japan's much-loved maestro Seiji Ozawa turns 70 (Reuters)
Reuters - For a couple of weeks in late summer each year, the small Japanese mountain town of Matsumoto becomes the kind of place where even the taxi drivers talk classical music.

Bluesman R.L. Burnside Dies at 78 (AP)
AP - R.L. Burnside, one of the last, great Mississippi bluesmen, whose raw, country blues was discovered late in his life, has died. He was 78.

CBGB's, RIP? (E! Online)
CBGB's may be down, but if you ask its supporters the legendary New 
 York venue is certainly not out.E! Online - CBGB's may be down, but if you ask its supporters the legendary New York venue is certainly not out.


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Destiny's World Domination (E! Online)
Destiny's Child, 
 the multiplatinum trio who recently announced their break-up plans, were 
 the big winners at this year's World Music Awards, taking home trophies 
 for Best-Selling Pop Group, Best-Selling R&B Group and Best-Selling 
 Female Group of All Time.E! Online - Destiny's Child, the multiplatinum trio who recently announced their break-up plans, were the big winners at this year's World Music Awards, taking home trophies for Best-Selling Pop Group, Best-Selling R&B Group and Best-Selling Female Group of All Time.


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Artists Feel Pain for Favored City (AP)
Jazz crooner Harry Connick Jr., takes the stage at the Gem Theater in Kansas City, Mo., where he was performing with his jazz quartet  Aug. 3, 2003.  Connick Jr., who grew up in New Orleans, says the city will rebuild and that its residents are 'freakishly strong.' In an interview Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, on NBC's 'Today' show, Connick compared the rejuvenating spirit of New Yorkers after the Sept. 11 terror attacks to those in the hurricane-ravaged city.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)AP - The suffering of New Orleans, long a culturally rich city, is being felt across the entertainment world.


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Diddy, Jay-Z, Cage Donate to Aid Relief (AP)
AP - Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jay-Z have pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

CBGB's Hunkers Down for Fight (AP)
Debbie Harry and Blondie perform during the 'Save CBGB's' rally in New York's Washington Square Park, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005.  The lease at CBGB, the Bowery's venerable punk club, expires at midnight Wednesday. With the clock running down on the musical landmark, there's only one thing certain about its future: Supporters of the club won't surrender without a fight. Several hundred jammed into Washington Square Park for a rally hosted by Little Steven Van Zandt. It was aimed at pressuring CBGB's landlord, the Bowery Residents' Committee, to sign off on a new deal. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)AP - CBGB's owner Hilly Kristal, sitting at his usual perch Thursday inside the Bowery's renowned nightclub, offered twin observations: He's got no lease, and no intention of quietly surrendering his club.


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