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White donates $30K for Oklahoma house

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Grammy winner Jack White is helping preserve a piece of 1980s movie history.

Management for the former White Stripes singer confirmed Friday he donated $30,000 to help restore a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was featured in “The Outsiders.”

Danny O’Connor is leading an effort to turn the house into a museum about the Francis Ford Coppola film that’s based on S.E. Hinton’s 1967 novel of the same name. O’Connor tells reporters White’s donation helped meet a $75,000 fundraising goal.

“The Outsiders” is a coming-of-age drama dealing with teenage gangs and poverty. The movie starred then-up-and-coming actors, including C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Diane Lane and Tom Cruise.

White has made other donations in the past, including a $200,000 gift to the National Recording Preservation Foundation.

Freddy Krueger ready to scare on TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freddy Krueger is coming for “The Goldbergs.”

ABC announced Friday that Robert Englund is reprising his role as the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” slasher for a Halloween episode of the ABC sitcom.

The show is keeping with its 1980s setting. The Krueger episode, titled “Nightmare on Elk Avenue,” centers on the fears of the show’s teenage protagonist, Adam, after seeing “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”

Englund, who played Krueger in eight horror films starting in 1984, was known for killing teens in their sleep wearing a gloved hand with sharpened razors.

In a statement, Englund calls his guest appearance “a spooky valentine to the fans.”

The sixth season of “The Goldbergs” premieres on Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. Eastern, and the Halloween episode will air in October.

Cornell songs set for a November

NEW YORK (AP) — New Chris Cornell music is being released more than a year after his death.

Cornell’s widow Vicky is behind the new album “Chris Cornell,” as well as a four-disc box set. Both will be released Nov. 16.

The first track from both projects is titled “When Bad Does Good.” Vicky Cornell says it came from her husband’s archives.

The box set will contain 11 unreleased tracks. Both projects will include his solo work as well as music made with Audioslave, Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog.

Vicky Cornell says the album is for his fans and she wanted to remind people of all different aspects of him — “the friend, husband and father, the risk taker and innovator, the poet and artist.”

Cornell died in May 2017 at 52 and his death was ruled a suicide.

By Kerry Minor

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