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PAWLING, N.Y. — Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates wants to add an outdoor stage at his music venue and restaurant in New York.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer opened Daryl’s House on Halloween 2014 in the Dutchess County town of Pawling, on the Connecticut border 65 miles north of New York City. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports Hall plans to build a stage behind the restaurant to hold concerts on a lawn that can accommodate more than 1,000 people.

The first concert is scheduled for May 27 with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.

Town officials say the project is under review and hasn’t received final approvals.

Hall films his Internet and cable television music program, “Live From Daryl’s House,” at his Pawling restaurant. He now lives in Sherman, Connecticut.

LOS ANGELES — The statuettes for the upcoming Academy Awards are based on an original Oscar from 1929.

The film academy announced that a New York foundry is restoring features of the original design to the Oscar statuettes for 2016 using digital scans and 3-D printers.

It took Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry three months to make the 50 statuettes needed for the Feb. 28 ceremony using the high-tech process. Oscar was previously made in a more traditional way by Chicago’s R.S. Owens & Company, the academy’s foundry for the past 34 years.

Oscar is still plated in 24-karat gold. Oscar’s dimensions remain the same: He’s 131/2 inches tall and weighs 81/2 pounds. And he’s still just as hard to get.

NEW YORK — Amazon has acquired Woody Allen’s latest movie, adding one of film’s biggest names to its growing slate of original titles.

Amazon said this week that it will distribute Allen’s currently untitled film in a traditional theatrical release in North America this summer, followed by a streaming release through its subscription service, Amazon Prime.

The film is a romantic comedy set in the 1930s that was shot last summer in New York and Los Angeles. It stars Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell and Parker Posey.

The deal also extends Amazon’s relationship with Allen, who is prepping a six-episode TV series for the online retailer. That series, to star Elaine May and Miley Cyrus, is to start shooting in March.

“Like all beginning relationships, there is much hope, mutual affection and genuine goodwill. The lawsuits will come later,” said Allen in a statement.

Associated Press