Thursday, September 3, 2015
Entertainment
Chailly to step down early as Leipzig Gewandhaus conductor

Leipzig's Gewandhaus Orchestra says that Riccardo Chailly will step down next year as its chief conductor, four years before his contract was due to expire.

The orchestra said Thursday that the Italian will conduct his last concerts in Leipzig in June. It said that Chailly, who has been in charge since 2005, asked to leave early but didn't specify why.

Major Lazer, The Weeknd have Spotify's top summer songs

Spotify has named EDM act Major Lazer's "Lean On" as the global song of the summer.

The thumping, bass-heavy song featuring MØ and DJ Snake beat out Jamaican native OMI's "Cheerleader" and Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, which were the second and third most-streamed songs this summer respectively, according to statistics from the streaming music service on Thursday.

New Hampshire pulls bartending guides for sexual drink names

New Hampshire has pulled hundreds of bartending guides after workers complained that the drink manuals contained sexually explicit and derogatory drink names.

The Concord Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/1FkUhY4 ) that the New Hampshire Liquor Commission paid $3,300 for 500 copies of the "The Bartender's Black Book Tenth Edition" as a resource for retail store employees to answer consumer questions.

Polish fireman returns huge diamond ring to Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton got lucky in Poland.

The 34-year-old socialite lost an enormous diamond-studded ring on an airport shuttle bus in the Polish city of Lodz last week. But she won't be parted from the jewel for long: an honest fireman who found it is returning it to her.

Avicii cancels rest of 2015 shows at Wynn Las Vegas clubs

Wynn Las Vegas says its resident DJ Avicii (ah-VEE-chee) is cancelling the remainder of his shows at XS and Encore Beach Club this year to take a break.

The resort-casino on the Las Vegas Strip announced Wednesday that DJs Diplo, Skrillex, Dillon Francis and Zedd would replace Avicii at six scheduled shows in September and October. Ticket-holders can attend those shows or seek a refund through wantickets.com.

NYU removes Cosby's name from popular film workshop

New York University has removed Bill Cosby's name from a popular film workshop for high school students.

The decision was reported on Tuesday on NYU Local, a student news website.

'Slave Trade' video game altered after social media backlash

An educational video game has been edited following a social media backlash over a scene depicting slaves being packed into a ship.

The creators of "Playing History: Slave Trade" removed a level Monday which featured black slave characters being dropped into a ship similar to the video game "Tetris."

Veteran actor to headline inaugural Las Cruces Film Festival

Veteran actor Danny Trejo will be the headline at the inaugural Las Cruces International Film Festival next spring.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/1fVHWmh) the festival will run from March 2-6.

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