‘Stranger Things’ star grounded in Bali
KARANGASEM, Indonesia (AP) — “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown is stuck on Bali by a weeklong volcanic eruption, but the teenager isn’t complaining.
The 13-year-old from the Netflix series posted photos on Instagram showing her meditating in a garden, strolling around her hotel and taking pictures with the staff on the Indonesian tourist island.
She wrote: “Hi guys, I just wanted to let you know that I have been in Bali after traveling through Australia. I wasn’t able to return home after a four day break turned into 10 days due to the volcano.”
She offers prayers for the tens of thousands of Balinese who have been affected by the ash-spewing Mount Agung.
Bali airport reopened Wednesday after being closed for 2 1/2 days and thousands of tourists are now leaving the island.
Super Bowl concerts to feature Prince tribute
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A series of free, outdoor concerts during the 10 days leading up to the Super Bowl will include a Prince tribute and plenty of Minnesota flavor.
Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis announced their concert lineup for Super Bowl Live on Friday.
The festival will include a “Prince night,” during which Sheila E., the Revolution and Morris Day & the Time will pay tribute to the Purple One.
The New Power Generation will also perform during the festival, as well as other Twin Cities favorites, including Soul Asylum, the Suburbs, Bob Mould, Mint Condition, and more.
Jimmy “Jam” Harris says the concert series is an opportunity to showcase Minnesota music for a worldwide audience.
One non-local act will be Idina Menzel. She’ll open the series by singing a hit from the Disney movie “Frozen.”
Sphinx from ‘Ten Commandments’ unearthed
GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) — Archaeologists working in sand dunes on the central California coast have dug up an intact plaster sphinx that was part of an Egyptian movie set built more than 90 years ago for Cecil B. DeMille’s epic “The Ten Commandments.”
The 300-pound sphinx is the second recovered from the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes.
Dunes Center Executive Director Doug Jenzen tells Santa Barbara news station KEYT-TV that it’s unlike other items found on previous digs because most of it is preserved with the original paint intact.
The set of the 1923 movie included more than 20 sphinxes. After filming, DeMille ordered everything buried in the dunes 175 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
They lay undisturbed for decades before recovery efforts began. The newly recovered sphinx is expected to go on display at the dunes museum next summer.
Alcohol permit sought at Paisley Park
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Operators of Prince’s former home and recording complex in Minnesota are seeking a special permit so they can serve alcohol during the week of the Super Bowl.
Some people are questioning the request, noting the late musician didn’t allow alcohol to be served at public events at Paisley Park. The complex was turned into a museum following Prince’s death last year.
The museum’s operators want to host events for between 500 and 1,000 guests when the Super Bowl is held in Minneapolis in February, KMSP-TV reported . Paisley Park is in Chanhassen, just southwest of Minneapolis.
Chanhassen Mayor Denny Laufenburger said city officials will focus on working with the museum’s managers, noting it’s not up to the city to figure out what Prince may have wanted.
“Let’s be clear, the City Council has the responsibility to make the best decision for the city of Chanhassen,” Laufenberger said. “We’re concerned about public safety. We’re concerned about responsible distribution of alcohol. We’re concerned about Paisley Park respecting the ordinance that is in place.”
The city has never granted Paisley Park a special alcohol permit, but that won’t impact the museum’s chances of receiving one now, the mayor said. He said he is confident that Paisley Park management, if granted a permit, would be responsible.
The City Council will take public input and is expected to make a decision on Dec. 11.