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The Cricket’s Daily 3: More from a galaxy far, far away

First Published      Last Updated Sep 15 2013 10:09 pm

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• Get ready for more "Star Wars" movies. A Disney executive confirms that standalone movies based on the origin stories of some beloved "Star Wars" characters are in development. [The Huffington Post]

• This year's Kennedy Center honorees are actress Shirley MacLaine, opera singer Martina Arroyo,and musicians Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, and Carlos Santana. [Vulture]

• Pioneering sound engineer Ray Dolby, who forever changed and improved the way we hear movies, has died at the age of 80. [The Hollywood Reporter]