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Published: Thu, April 25, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Metallica to debut film on IMAX in September

NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Metallica already planned to go big with its new 3D film. IMAX is helping make the debut for “Metallica Through The Never” giant-sized.

The film that mixes concert footage with a dramatic narrative and CGI will open Sept. 27, becoming the first movie to debut on IMAX’s chain of super-sized screens. The film will open wide a week later.

“To be at the forefront in this situation where IMAX has never done this is very exciting,” said Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

Amazon.com lists most well-read cities

NEW YORK

Alexandria, Va., and Knoxville, Tenn., are cities for readers, if not always the kinds of books your parents wanted you to read.

Alexandria and Knoxville ranked No. 1 and No. 2 on Amazon.com’s annual list of U.S. cities buying the most books, newspapers and magazines per capita from the online retailer.

E.L. James’ erotic “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy was a big hit in both places, especially in Knoxville, which advanced from No. 12 last year.

The list released Wednesday includes cities with populations of 100,000 or more.

Alexandria, just outside Washington, D.C., topped the list last year.

Miami was No. 3.

Next on the list were Cambridge, Mass.; Orlando, Fla.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Berkeley, Calif.; Cincinnati; Columbia, S.C.; and Pittsburgh.

‘Sweet Caroline’ sales rise after bombings

NEW YORK

Sales for Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” are up by 597 percent a week after the tune became a source of comfort after the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Nielsen SoundScan said Wednesday the song sold 19,000 tracks this week. It sold 2,800 tracks the previous week and 1.75 million tracks to date.

The song is a staple of Boston Red Sox games. The New York Yankees, Toronto Raptors and other sports teams also have played the song at games in the days after last week’s explosions.

Vindicator wire services


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