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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

The ‘Elden Ring’ soundtrack is now available on music streaming services

In addition to being one of the best games of the year, FromSoftware’s Elden Ring features an absolute treat of a soundtrack. Tsukasa Saitoh, Shoi Miyazawa, Yuka Kitamura, Yoshimi Kudo and Tai Tomisawa crafted an orchestral score that pays homage to the studio’s past while offering something new, and now...

Creed Taylor, Producer Who Shaped Jazz for Decades, Dies at 93

He made scores of albums with artists who were well known and others who soon would be. He also founded two important record labels. ...

The Composer Who Turns Hayao Miyazaki’s Humane Touch Into Music

Joe Hisaishi’s scores have helped make Studio Ghibli films indelible. But in concert, the works stand on their own. That’s because “it’s about emotion,” he says. ...

Mary Ellin Barrett, Daughter and Defender of Irving Berlin, Dies at 95

When the great American songwriter’s character came under attack after his death, Ms. Barrett sought to correct the record with a candid but tender memoir. ...

Donald Pippin, Conductor on Broadway and Beyond, Dies at 95

As music director, he contributed to the success of acclaimed shows including “Oliver!,” “Mame,” “La Cage aux Folles” and “A Chorus Line.” ...

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4 former Memphis officers indicted in Tyre Nichols death had previous reprimands, suspensions

Personnel files showed four of the five indicted MPD officers had been previously reprimanded. Two failed to file a response to resistance report.       ...

Philly bus driver reportedly thwarts carjacking by barreling toward crooks with his 40-foot vehicle,...

A Philadelphia bus driver reportedly thwarted a carjacking last week by barreling his 40-foot vehicle toward the suspects, blocking their escape, and scaring them into running off without the car they were targeting.What are the details?Chris DeShields, a bus driver for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, was driving north on Frankford Avenue in the city's Fishtown neighborhood not long before midnight last week when he said he saw a trio of twenty-something-year-old men surrounding...

Suburban Chicago school employee accused of stealing $1.5 million in chicken wings

A school district employee in suburban Chicago is accused of stealing $1.5 million worth of chicken wings. Vera Liddell, 66, was arrested and booked into the Cook County Jail with a $150,000 bond. Liddell was charged with theft and operating a criminal enterprise, according to Cook County court records. Liddell, a food service director, is accused of stealing more than 11,000 cases of chicken wings, said to be worth $1.5 million, over a period of...