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6 questions for actor Alan Cumming

Whatever your taste in entertainment, it’s likely you’ve come across award-winning Alan Cumming. He’s appeared in mainstream films (all three “Spy Kids” and “Spice World”) and critically acclaimed ones (“Nicholas Nickleby” and “Any Day Now”), and co-starred on TV’s “The Good Wife” for six years (for which he received multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations). He’s done big-league Shakespeare and won a Tony for “Cabaret.” His current concert tour, “Alan Cummings Sings Sappy Songs,” is a cabaret of his own, where he’s as likely to take on Avril Lavigne as he is Sondheim. The tour, which started in 2015, makes its way to Belk Theater on Sunday. Cumming recently spoke to the Observer about the intimacy of live singing and touring the United States now, as the LGBTQ community, of which he’s a member and for which he’s an activist, comes under attack.

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‘The Circle’ a tale of technology run amok

So the future may be shaping up to be just as horrible as the pessimists have been predicting, but with a few unexpected twists. Yes, people will become enslaved, but not to governments, but to social media and search engine companies. And yes, people will be watched and monitored, but not against their will, but with their permission. They'll just give it all away, freely.

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Charlotte police release body camera video of Keith Lamont Scott shooting

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released body and dash-cam videos of the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on Saturday after days of mounting public pressure. In a press conference, Chief Kerr Putney said while the videos show no “absolute, definitive visual evidence" that the 43-year-old black man had a gun in his hand, other evidence from the scene does prove it.
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Charlotte police release body camera video of Keith Lamont Scott shooting 1:18

Charlotte police release body camera video of Keith Lamont Scott shooting

The NFL Scouting Combine's Only Tar Heel 0:31

The NFL Scouting Combine's Only Tar Heel

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks at Envision America event in Charlotte 1:03

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks at Envision America event in Charlotte

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Panthers vs Giants with Jonathan and Joe