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The Cricket’s Daily 3: Pussy Riot is free

First Published Dec 24 2013 09:08AM      Last Updated Dec 26 2013 07:50 am

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alokhyna, have been reunited after being freed from prison — and they’re determined to fight "totalitarianism" in Russia. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• Hugh Jackman has dropped out of a starring role in a Broadway musical about Harry Houdini, citing his movie schedule. [Deadline]

• Jazz great Yusef Lateef — who played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Charles Mingus, and introduced global sounds to jazz before "world music" was a genre — has died at the age of 93. [Entertainment Weekly]



 

 

 

 

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AT A GLANCE

[The Hollywood Reporter](http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/pussy-riot-pair-reunited-siberia-667594)|

[Deadline](http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/hugh-jackman-vanishes-from-broadways-houdini-cites-time-commitment/)|

[Entertainment Weekly](http://music-mix.ew.com/2013/12/24/yusef-lateef-obituary/)|