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Empire State Building ‘Star Wars’: Hayden Christensen, Darth Vader kick off Empire State Building ‘March to May the 4th’ campaign

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abc13.com – GMA – 2024-03-22 15:09:25

SUMMARY: Hayden Christensen kicked off a “Star Wars” takeover of the Empire State Building in New York City. The actor, known for playing Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, participated in a lighting ceremony where the building’s lights turned Sith-red. The event marked the start of the “March to May the 4th” campaign, featuring various themed activities like a villain-themed window exhibition, a giant Darth Vader Funko, and a LEGO “Star Wars” exhibit. The celebration also included a screening of “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.” Christensen expressed his honor to represent the franchise, stating that “Star Wars” has been a significant part of his life.

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Kevin Bacon returns to Payson High School where ‘Footloose’ was filmed for prom night

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abc13.com – CNNWire – 2024-04-21 14:21:12

SUMMARY: Kevin Bacon kept his promise and returned to Payson High School in Utah, where “Footloose” was filmed in 1984, after students launched a social media campaign. The school is set to relocate at the end of the year. Bacon thanked the students for their efforts and was awarded an honorary diploma. As part of the campaign, students pledged to create resource kits for his charity foundation, Sixdegrees.org. Bacon praised the students for turning his visit into a positive initiative. The iconic film about a town that bans dancing still resonates 40 years later, culminating in a memorable prom scene.

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Organization requests reduction in outdoor lighting during spring peak bird migration

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www.kxan.com – Julianna Russ – 2024-04-21 13:50:08

SUMMARY: Audubon Texas is urging the State Preservation Board to reduce unnecessary outdoor lighting at the Texas State Capitol during peak bird migration from March to June. Millions of birds migrate through Texas, facing threats from light pollution and building collisions, with dozens of birds being killed or injured in 2023 due to building strikes in Austin. Texas is among the top deadliest cities for birds in the US. Audubon Texas is also running the Lights Out, Texas! campaign, asking residents to turn off excess outdoor lighting during spring and fall migration periods to protect birds.

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Universal Studios tram crash leaves 15 injured in Los Angeles, California, authorities say

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abc13.com – KABC – 2024-04-21 13:33:14

SUMMARY: Fifteen people were injured in a tram crash at Universal Studios in Southern California on Saturday night. The incident, which occurred just after 9 p.m., resulted in minor injuries for all involved, despite initial reports of critical injuries. The cause of the crash is unknown, but investigators suspect brake issues may have been a factor. Emergency personnel responded to the scene, and the California Highway Patrol is leading the investigation. Universal Studios is providing support to the guests affected by the accident. The incident is under investigation, with more information to come as it unfolds.

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