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MOCA To Host New Exhibition & Extensive Miami Art Week Programming

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will host exhibitions, virtual conversations, family programs, virtual tours and extended hours during Miami Art Week, Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2020.

“We are pleased to safely welcome visitors to the museum for Miami Art Week 2020 by presenting a diverse range of exhibitions and virtual programming,” said MOCA Executive Director Chana Budgazad Sheldon. “MOCA is honored to host the most comprehensive survey of work by Raúl de Nieves, complemented by the exhibition, ‘Life and Spirituality in Haitian Art,’ focusing on Haitian art and paying tribute to Haiti’s rich historical, cultural, and artistic heritage.”

In-Person Exhibitions

“Life and Spirituality in Haitian Art” Selection from the Betty and Isaac Rudman Trust Collection,
On View Through March 14, 2021

“Life and Spirituality in Haitian Art” brings together a selection of paintings from Haiti created between 1940 and 1970. Featuring works by Hector Hyppolite, Philomé Obin, Rígaud

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AC/DC’s ‘Power Up’ Plugs In For Second Week Atop Australia’s Albums Chart

BE features the track “Fly To My Room,” produced and co-written with Sydney electronic duo Cosmo’s Midnight, while album track “Life Goes On” is the highest new entry on the Australian singles survey, at No. 27.

Homegrown artist, comedian and playwright Tim Minchin bows at No. 3 with Apart Together, his debut solo studio album. It’s not Minchin first appearance on an ARIA chart. He appeared on the singles survey at No. 11 with “Come Home (Cardinal Pell)” in February 2016.

Reunited Melbourne trio Something For Kate return to the albums tally with The Modern Medieval, their first LP in eight years. The follow-up to Leave Your Soul To Science (No. 5 in October 2012), Medieval is new at No. 4

It’s the group’s seventh studio album and their sixth Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart.

Rounding out the Top 5 is Nick Cave’s companion album to

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If You Have This TV Provider, Prepare For a Blackout This Week

Whether you’re curling up with your favorite show after a long work day or diving into Christmas movies to get into the holiday spirit, it’s probably safe to say that you haven’t spent quite so much quality time with your TV as you have this year. And that’s why you should be prepared that the screen you’re glued to day after day may soon go black, depending on your TV provider. Dish Network customers may experience a blackout this week of more than 160 channels due to a dispute between the TV provider and Nexstar Media Group. Read on to find out if this potential blackout affects you, and for more recent news about your technology, If You Have This on Your Phone, Delete It Now, Experts Warn.

Dish Network and Nexstar Media Group are currently in a dispute over a new agreement to replace their former 2016 deal

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Megan Thee Stallion ‘Good News’ Album Sales Hit 100K In First Week

The first-week sales numbers for Megan Thee Stallion’s debut album Good News are here and, it turns out, she’s sold just as well as expected.

According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, Good News sold 100,500 album-equivalent units for the week ending on Nov 26. This put her at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 during that period, finishing just behind Korean K-pop group BTS’s Be

RELATED: Megan Thee Stallion Reveals ‘Good News’ Tracklist

Megan’s album was the most streamed album from last week and had the distinction of becoming Megan’s third project to debut in the Top 10 of the chart following her Fever mixtape, which debuted at No. 10 last June, and her Suga EP that hit No. 7 in May.

Megan released Good News on Nov. 20. The LP features her new hit single, “Body,” with a video starring Taraji P. Henson, and

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Euphoria, Mariah Carey’s Special and More What to Watch This Week

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. As many across the country continue to practice self-isolation due to coronavirus, why not while away a few hours on some of the shows below?

This week, “Euphoria” returns for a special episode and the Queen of Christmas Mariah Carey delivers a present.

“Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,” Apple TV Plus, Friday

Mariah Carey’s first Christmas Special will combine musical performances and animation to get everyone in the festive spirit. Carey has invited a special line-up of guest superstars including Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, and Snoop Dogg along for the sleigh ride.

“Big Mouth,” Netflix, Friday

After a central re-casting, “Big Mouth” is back for

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AC/DC’s ‘Power Up’ Plugs In For Second Week Atop Australia’s Albums Chart

AC/DC are fully charged on the ARIA Albums Chart as Power Up repeats at No. 1.

Power Up equals the effort of the Aussie rock heroes 1992 album Live, which also spent two weeks at the chart summit.

With AC/DC plugged in at the top, BTS debut at No. 2 with BE, for their fourth Top 50 entry on the Australian chart this calendar year.

BE features the track “Fly To My Room,” produced and co-written with Sydney electronic duo Cosmo’s Midnight, while album track “Life Goes On” is the highest new entry on the Australian singles survey, at No. 27.

Homegrown artist, comedian and playwright Tim Minchin bows at No. 3 with Apart Together, his debut solo studio album. It’s not Minchin first appearance on an ARIA chart. He appeared on the singles survey at No. 11 with “Come Home (Cardinal Pell)” in February 2016.

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Venice Critics’ Week Taps Beatrice Fiorentino as Chief

Italian film critic and academic Beatrice Fiorentino has been appointed new general delegate of the Venice Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, the Lido’s independently run section dedicated to promising first works from around the world.

Fiorentino — who was previously a member of the section’s selection committee — had been widely expected to replace her predecessor Giona Nazzaro, who stepped down recently ending a five-year stint at the section’s helm after being appointed artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival.

“The National Union of Italian Film Critics is very happy with the work done by Giona Nazzaro in the last few years,” said Franco Montini, president of the org that runs the section. In a statement, he went on to note that “the appointment of Beatrice Fiorentino, his closest collaborator, has the intent of giving continuity to the project.”

During his tenure, Nazzaro and his team added luster to the Venice

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Your Honor’ and ‘The Disney Holiday Singalong’

Between network, cable and streaming, the modern television landscape is a vast one. Here are some of the shows, specials and movies coming to TV this week, Nov. 30 — Dec. 6. Details and times are subject to change.

THE DISNEY HOLIDAY SINGALONG 8 p.m. on ABC. The New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway has been closed since mid-March, when, thanks to the pandemic, the “Aladdin” musical rubbed its last lamp of 2020 and beyond. If all goes according to plan, spotlights at the theater will be cranked back up on Monday and pointed at cast members of “The Lion King,” “Aladdin” and the North American touring companies of “Frozen,” who are slated to perform from the theater as part of this special. The hour also includes performances by a number of celebrity performers, including Andrea Bocelli, BTS, Katy Perry and Leslie Odom Jr. It will be followed at

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Bobby Conte Thornton Joins Jim Caruso’s PAJAMA CAST PARTY This Week

Bobby Conte Thornton Joins Jim Caruso's PAJAMA CAST PARTY This Week

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, the mother of all open mic night/variety shows has taken to the web, and it’s required watching for lovers of Broadway, jazz and cabaret.

Broadway leading man Bobby Conte Thornton (A Bronx Tale: The Musical) has just signed on to perform live on the upcoming “Pajama Cast Party,” which will take place Monday, November 30 at 8pm, and also feature Broadway performers James Snyder (Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Charl Brown (Tony Award nominee as Smokey Robinson, Motown: The Musical), Kara Lindsay (Katherine, Newsies), Christine Pedi (Mama Morton, Chicago and Sirius-XM) and Justin “Squigs” Robertson (Singer, Broadway’s favorite caricature artist).

In the first few episodes of “Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party,” stars like Kristin Chenoweth, Betty Buckley, Christine Ebersole, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Melissa Manchester, Curtis Stigers, Chita Rivera, Michael Feinstein, Dave Koz, Linda Lavin, Isaac Mizrahi, Joely Fisher, Kathy Najimy, Ann

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Melissa Gilbert Shares Health Update 1 Week After ‘Life Altering’ Spinal Surgery



Melissa Gilbert wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Melissa Gilbert recently underwent her fourth spinal surgery


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Melissa Gilbert recently underwent her fourth spinal surgery

Melissa Gilbert is counting her blessings.

One week after undergoing her fourth spinal surgery, the former Little House on the Prairie star, 56, reflected on all she had to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.

“Though I am only one week out it is clear that this surgery for me has been a life altering experience,” Gilbert wrote alongside a video of the procedure, which was performed on Nov. 19.

“On this Thanksgiving day though I am isolated from all of my loved ones, I am so filled with gratitude. I know that this isolation is only temporary and that next Thanksgiving, not only will we all be together again, I will be able to cook, play and enjoy this holiday free from pain and limits,” she added. “Be well and safe everyone. I send you all oceans of love.”

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