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‘Gary from Chicago’ had been in prison two days before Oscar stunt

Mahershala Ali, right, takes a selfie with a tourist named Gary Coe while holding his award for best actor in a supporting role for "Moonlight" at the Oscars on Sunday, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Coe was released from prison on Friday, two days before the Oscars. (Chris Pizzello / Invision/AP)
Gary Coe – now known to the world as “Gary from Chicago” after he joined the Oscars telecast with a group of purported tourists – was released from prison just two days before appearing on the show. In fact, his release is so recent, he’s still listed as an inmate at a California prison.

‘I am alive and well’: Oscar night’s overlooked foul-up

Australian producer Jan Chapman attends tells Variety that she is "alive and well" despite her photos inclusion in the In Memoriam tribute at the Oscars on Sunday. (Francois Mori / AP file)
The confusion appears to stem from a 2010 photo of Jan Chapman accepting an Australian award, which is sold for reproduction with a caption misidentifying her as Janet Patterson. A close-up of same photo appears to have been used in the Oscars montage, despite Chapman’s warnings.

Spokane Symphony electrifies crowd with Ravel

Spokane Symphony. (COURTESY OF THE SPOKANE SYMPHONY / COURTESY OF THE SPOKANE SYMPHONY)
No concerts of the current season of the Spokane Symphony have displayed the power of the orchestra so brilliantly as those that took place this weekend in the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. The program was intended to observe the 80th anniversary of the death of French composer, Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), to set his music in the context of his time, and to illustrate how his influence has continued into ours.

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