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Dick Van Dyke uninjured after car fire on freeway

by The Associated Press on August 20, 2013 10:40 AM

LOS ANGELES — Dick Van Dyke is uninjured after his Jaguar caught fire while he was driving on a Los Angeles freeway.

California Highway Patrol officer Saul Gomez said Monday that the 87-year-old entertainer was not treated or cited at the scene.

The officer said witnesses reported the fire just before 2 p.m. Monday and said that an elderly man was slumped over behind the wheel of the flaming car.

Passers-by stopped to help the man, whom police and fire officials identified as Van Dyke.

Arlene Van Dyke posted a video online that showed her husband speaking with police officers and the remains of his burned-out car.

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JUPITER, Fla. — Authorities say a man has been found dead from a gunshot wound inside a South Florida home owned by singer Olivia Newton-John and her husband.

Jupiter police Sgt. Scott Pascarella said Monday that the victim is a 42-year-old man who didn’t live there and wasn’t related to the residents. Pascarella says the victim had permission to be at the home but wasn’t staying there. Initial media reports listed the death as a suicide, but Pascarella said it’s classified as a death investigation. .

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NEW YORK — The Coen brothers and T Bone Burnett will celebrate the folk music of their 1960s Greenwich Village comic drama “Inside Llewyn Davis” with a concert in New York.

The filmmakers announced Monday that they will host a concert Sept. 29 at New York’s Town Hall. Performing will be Joan Baez, Marcus Mumford, Patti Smith, Jack White, Colin Meloy and others.

Several of the film’s stars will also perform, including Oscar Isaac, who plays a folk singer struggling to make it in pre-Bob Dylan New York. The film, with music supervised by Burnett, opens Dec. 6 and features several authentic performances of lesser known songs from the late ’50s and early ’60s folk revival.

A portion of the concert proceeds will benefit the National Recording Preservation Foundation, which seeks to archive and preserve America’s musical heritage.

The Coen brothers and Burnett memorably partnered for the Grammy-winning soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” A live tour followed that 2000 film.

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