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Chinese composer Du Yun stunned by Pulitzer win

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The Latest on the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts (all times local): 6 p.m. When Chinese composer Du Yun heard she won the Pulitzer Prize for music, she thought it was a prank. Yun had just returned from a day of panels at The Culture Summit in Abu Dhabi, and her librettist texted her the good news, which arrived close to midnight for Yun. Thirty-nine-year-old Yun won the prize Monday for “Angel’s Bone,” about a financially struggling couple…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda named AP Entertainer of the year

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Winning a Pulitzer Prize and a clutch of Tony Awards in a single one year would be enough for anyone. Not Lin-Manuel Miranda. Not in 2016. The “Hamilton” writer-composer picked up those honors and also earned a Golden Globe nomination, won the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, wrote music for a top movie, and inspired a best-selling book, a best-selling album of “Hamilton” covers and a popular PBS documentary. A new honor came Wednesday when…

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Joe Henderson: Not just papers; it’s #LoveMyWebsite day, too

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On Sunday afternoon, a man carrying an AR-15 assault rifle walked into a popular pizza place in northwest Washington D.C. and began shooting. No one was hurt, thank goodness and the gunman was arrested. What he said after being taken away, though, should be a warning to us all. He said he came to “self-investigate” whether Hillary Clinton was using the restaurant as a front for a child sex trafficking ring. Just before the election last month, that story had…

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Paul Tash’s real answers for Tampa Tribune readers

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An earlier draft of a Q&A on the Tampa Bay Times’ acquisition/homicide of the Tampa Tribune has been discovered. Thank you to the anonymous source who forwarded this. SUBSCRIPTION & DELIVERY I subscribe to both papers. What do I do? — We’ll consolidate your subscriptions. But don’t even think of canceling the Tampa Bay Times — we know where you live. Will my subscription cost go up? — Not until we raise it. I am a long-term Tribune subscriber. What do…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.19.16 – Bernie Sanders goes after Hillary Clinton for violating campaign finance laws

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Welcome to April 19, the 23rd anniversary of the Waco siege and the 21st anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. And now today’s NY state primary, which, by the shape of things, could be pretty anti-climactic. Donald Trump‘s victory is a given, and right now most polls have Bernie Sanders down by double-digits to Hillary Clinton. The Sanders campaign made news yesterday by going public with a complaint that has been big on the Internets over the past couple of weeks…

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Will ‘Failure Factories’ win the Times another Pulitzer Prize?

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Readers of the Tampa Bay Times online and print editions read every day that the paper has won 10 Pulitzer Prizes. Will that number increase to 11 later today? “Failure Factories,” the Times’ investigation into Pinellas County public schools, has won a slew of prestigious national awards since its publication last summer, but the Pulitzer is the big one, and it undoubtedly will be given strong consideration. The investigation, researched and reported by Cara Fitzpatrick, Lisa Garter, Michael LaForgia and Nathalie Lash, showed how the…

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Poynter to host Pulitzer Prize centennial celebration

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The Poynter Institute has been selected to host a two-day event honoring 100 years of Pulitzer Prizes. The downtown St. Pete continuing education resource for journalists and other writers was chosen by the Pulitzer Prize Board to host the events on Thursday, March 31, 2016, and April 1, 2016. The seminar is aimed at highlighting the historical achievement of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists covering topics like civil rights, social equality and democracy. “Like the Pulitzer Prizes, the Poynter Institute is dedicated…

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