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Concerts on Yahoo make best of industry struggles

In this June 28, 2013 file photo, Dave Matthews of The Dave Matthews Band performs on stage at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. Live Nation’s partnership with Yahoo to stream one concert live every day _ which began with the Dave Matthews Band on July 15, 2014 _ is a rare win for music fans because it gives them high-quality concert footage for free in a way that also helps the companies providing it.  (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sometimes the struggles of an industry can bring music to your ears. And your screens.

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Batman creator’s personal copies to be auctioned

This undated image provided by shows a a nearly mint 1962 copy of the first Incredible Hulk comic book. It is being actioned online along with a 1939 copy of Detective Comics, which featured one of the earliest appearances of Batman and a 1942 Archie comic book, Archie No. 1, which marked the first time the red-headed character appeared in his own magazine. (AP Photo/

NEW YORK (AP) — Batman creator Bob Kane’s own copies of the Caped Crusader’s earliest appearances are going up for auction.

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New Mexico film industry expects a busy summer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Film Office says another project is coming to the state, bringing to 10 the number of movies and television shows currently being produced in New Mexico.

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Growing number of stars risk opinions on conflict

In this Aug. 30, 2012 file photo, film director Jonathan Demme poses for a portrait at the 69th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Wallace Shawn participated in a Jewish Voice for Peace video earlier this week along with other celebrities like Public Enemy rapper Chuck D and the Academy Award-winning director Demme and Nobel Peace Prize laureates that showed dozens holding up signs with the names of Palestinian killed in the violence. Demme feels much the same way as Wallace - that he's a passive participant in the attacks because of his status as a U.S. citizen - and says he's never thought once about holding back his feelings. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

When director Jonathan Demme was approached to show support for all victims of the conflict in Gaza, he didn’t hesitate to sign on. Actor Wallace Shawn is willing to put up with jeers on the street for his opinions about the violence. And Mark Ruffalo is determined to air his views about the fighting on Twitter, no matter the cost to his social media numbers.

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Could Helen Mirren forget how to act? She worries

In this Saturday, July 12, 2014 photo, Helen Mirren and Lasse Hallstrom embrace during press day for "The Hundred-Foot Journey" at The Four Seasons in Los Angeles. In the film directed by Hallstrom, Mirren plays Madame Mallory, a prickly and particular restaurateur who takes overcooked asparagus as a personal affront. Her Michelin-starred restaurant, set in a quaint village that looks like a postcard, is among the most celebrated in France, and Mallory presides unforgivingly over its staff and cuisine. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren lowers her voice to a whisper and her eyes take on a devious twinkle as she makes a confession: When she has a really good time making a movie, as she did on “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” she fears: “Oh my God, is it going to suck?”

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