Entertainment news roundup: Bolshoi Theater conductor resigns after pressure to condemn Ukraine invasion; Hipgnosis buys singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s catalog and more

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Bolshoi Theater conductor resigns after pressure to condemn Ukraine invasion

Tugan Sokhiev, the conductor of the prestigious Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, announced on Sunday that he was quitting his job after coming under pressure to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sokhiev also said he was resigning from his post as conductor in the French city of Toulouse, where officials had pressed him to clarify his attitude to the invasion.

Hipgnosis acquires singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s catalog

Hipgnosis Song Management announced on Sunday that it has acquired the music catalog of Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. “Hipgnosis has acquired the rights to all 278 songs and derivatives written by Leonard Cohen, including Hallelujah,” the company said.

Box Office: “The Batman” makes $ 128 million, the second biggest debut of the pandemic

Big ticket sale, Batman! Robert Pattinson’s pitch-black superhero adventure “The Batman” raked in $128.5 million in its box office debut, marking the biggest opening weekend of 2022 by a landslide. . But what’s more impressive: It’s only the second pandemic-era movie to break the $100 million mark in a single weekend, a feat first achieved by “Spider-Man: No. Way Home,” which launched last December for a historic $260 million.

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