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Jay-Z unhappy with festival leaving Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay-Z says he’s disappointed his Philadelphia “Made in America” festival will not be held in “the heart of the city” after this year.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the city confirmed Tuesday that the annual concert won’t be on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway anymore.

A city spokeswoman said the event was originally intended as a Labor Day weekend attraction during a slow time but that “may no longer be necessary.”

In a Wednesday column in the Inquirer, Jay-Z accused the city of making the decision without a “meeting, notice, dialogue or proper communication.” He said the festival has since 2012 “had a positive $102.8 million economic impact.”

It’s unclear if the festival would continue and where it would be.

Dax Shepard finds creative fulfillment

NEW YORK (AP) — Dax Shepard acts, writes and directs, but his latest creative venture is fulfilling him in ways he didn’t expect.

He’s begun recording podcasts called “Armchair Expert” in a guest house attic on property he owns with his wife Kristen Bell. New episodes drop Mondays.

Shepard says his experience as a guest on other podcasts sparked the idea of starting his own.

The first episode was with Bell. He’s since added conversations including Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Kimmel and various experts in their fields, like a clinical psychologist who can talk about parenting strategies.

“Armchair” is going on the road with episodes recorded in front of an audience. Tickets will be available for upcoming events in Texas and Toronto.

‘The Dark Knight’ returning to IMAX

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Dark Knight” is returning to the big screen — actually, four of the biggest ones — in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that the middle film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy will be shown on IMAX screens in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Toronto for one week beginning Aug. 24.

The theaters chosen will play the movie in the 70mm IMAX film format that Nolan used for some of the film’s action sequences. He has used the format in two of his subsequent movies, “Interstellar” and last year’s World War II epic, “Dunkirk.”

By Josh Bovee

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