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Chester Charles Bennington was born on March 20, 1976, and died on July 20, 2017. Here are five facts to celebrate the Grammy-winning singer.

Was it destiny that led Mae Muller to compete in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest? She says she wrote the perfect track for the competition a few days before she was asked to take part. Now “I Wrote a Song” is representing the U.K. in Liverpool this May. Ukraine won Eurovision in 2022, but are unable to host because of the ongoing Russian invasion. Muller says Ukraine's creativity and culture will be celebrated in the U.K. The semifinals start in 50 days. The Grand Final will be held May 13.

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A host of comedic and entertainment royalty have gathered at Washington’s Kennedy Center as Adam Sandler received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Sandler on Sunday placed his hand on the award, a bronze bust of Mark Twain. The “Happy Gilmore" star speculated the award one day might be used to “bludgeon” him in his sleep. Sandler thanked his parents and siblings for what he called “that weird irrational confidence thing" he guesses he still has. The 56-year-old New Hampshire native first came to national attention on TV's “Saturday Night Live.” Sandler's “SNL” colleague Dana Carvey remarked before the ceremony, “Who has lasted this long and stayed this beloved?”

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“Shazam! Fury of the Gods” felt the fury of the marketplace in its theatrical debut this weekend. The New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. superhero movie opened to a disappointing $30.5 million from 4,071 theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. The “Shazam!” sequel fell short of its modest expectations and is now on the very low-end of modern DC launches, between “Birds of Prey” and “The Suicide Squad,” both of which were R-rated. Second place went to “Scream VI” with $17.5 million in its second weekend, followed by “Creed III,” with $15.3 million in its third weekend.

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Taylor Swift opened her U.S. concert series with a three-hour tour of her career. Swift kicked off the first concert of the 52-date Eras Tour with a six-song set Friday night from her album “Lover” at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where the Super Bowl was played a month ago. She ended the concert with seven songs from her latest album “Midnights." In between she played at least one song from each of her albums. After another show at the same venue Saturday night, the tour moves on to Allegiant Stadium outside Las Vegas then AT&T Stadium near Dallas.

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Cities across the United States are celebrating St. Patrick's Day Parades, kicking off a weekend of revelry. New York City's parade bills itself as the largest and oldest drawing tens of thousands to Fifth Avenue to listen to bagpipes, bands and give homage to Ireland’s patron saint. In Savannah, Georgia, people were planting their lawn chairs in prime viewing spots to watch a flow of floats, dancers and marching bands in another huge celebration. In Portland, Oregon, the city’s oldest Irish bar attempted to brew a record-breaking 264-gallon Irish coffee. Some cities, like Boston, will hold parades over the weekend.

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