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Blackstone acquires tech publisher IDG for $1.3B, as private equity strikes again — TechCrunch

It’s been a busy week for private equity with Cloudera, Stack Overflow and FireEye coming off the board on Tuesday and Wednesday. Today Blackstone bought media and data company IDG for $1.3 billion. The company had been owned by Oriental Rainbow, LLC, a subsidiary of China Oceanwide Holdings Group, Co. Ltd…

Blackstone acquires tech publisher IDG for $1.3B, as private equity strikes again — TechCrunch
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Coachella organizers tease a festival return — NBC Palm Springs – News, Weather, Traffic, Breaking News

Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival organizers left festival-goers on a cliff hanger Monday after posting a short video to their social media accounts. The caption to the animated video showing desert, windmills and the iconic “Spectra” reads, “Do you hear it?”

Coachella organizers tease a festival return — NBC Palm Springs – News, Weather, Traffic, Breaking News
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Apple has briefed indie music distributors on enabling Spatial Audio, here’s how to prepare your tracks — 9to5Mac

We have some new details today on Apple Lossless and Spatial Audio for indie artists. Apple’s recently announced Spatial Audio and Lossless audio formats for Apple Music are set to kick off next month. While we know it has partnered with big artists like Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, and Kacey Musgraves, among others…

Apple has briefed indie music distributors on enabling Spatial Audio, here’s how to prepare your tracks — 9to5Mac
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Jane Lynch, Martin Sheen & More Step Up To Benefit L.A. Homeless With The People Concern And LA Chefs For Human Rights — Deadline

Hollywood is taking on homelessness head on. The People Concern, one of Los Angeles’s largest housing and social services agencies, will hold a virtual fundraiser this Friday, June 4, to help benefit homeless Angelenos and other local human right causes. The live, online charity event will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch…

Jane Lynch, Martin Sheen & More Step Up To Benefit L.A. Homeless With The People Concern And LA Chefs For Human Rights — Deadline
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How Did ‘Mind Your Own Business,’ Delta 5’s 40-Year-Old Cult Hit, End Up in an Apple Ad? — Variety

It’s safe to assume that the mouths of wizening hipsters across the country dropped open with astonishment when they heard “Mind Your Own Business,” a relatively obscure, 40-year-old song by short-lived British post-punk quintet Delta 5, blasting from their TVs when a new Apple ad aired during the NBA play-ins…

How Did ‘Mind Your Own Business,’ Delta 5’s 40-Year-Old Cult Hit, End Up in an Apple Ad? — Variety
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Norman Lloyd, Dr. Auschlander from ‘St. Elsewhere,’ Dies at 106 — Variety

Actor, producer and director Norman Lloyd, best known for his title role in Hitchcock’s “Saboteur” and as Dr. Daniel Auschlander on NBC’s “St. Elsewhere” and famously associated with Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 106. His friend, producer Dean Hargrove, confirmed his death…

Norman Lloyd, Dr. Auschlander from ‘St. Elsewhere,’ Dies at 106 — Variety
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Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie and Disney Plus Project in 2021 and Beyond — Variety

Ever since Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, audiences have  created a plethora of new “Star Wars” content. The sequel trilogy — 2015’s “The Force Awakens,” 2017’s “The Last Jedi” and 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker” — wrapped up the main storyline of the Skywalker Saga. Standalone films “Rogue One” and “Solo” explored specific stories within the genre…

Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie and Disney Plus Project in 2021 and Beyond — Variety