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Met to present controversial `Klinghoffer' opera

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:59am
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Metropolitan Opera announced in February that it would present John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer" this fall, there was, as Peter Gelb recalls it, "absolutely no reaction" at first. Then the firestorm erupted....
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Robinson, Chast among book award finalists

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:17am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Novelist Marilynne Robinson, cartoonist Roz Chast and former U.S. poet laureate Louise Gluck are among this year's finalists for the National Book Awards....
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Jay Leno returning to series TV with CNBC car show

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:49am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jay Leno is returning to nightly television....
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Billy Joel sells Long Island mansion

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:49am
SAGAPONACK, N.Y. (AP) -- Billy Joel has sold his beachfront mansion on Long Island....
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'Fury' aims for an unvarnished look at war

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:36am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- At one point during "Fury," the World War II drama starring Brad Pitt out Friday, a tank commander's head is blown off while he's hunched outside his vehicle during a fiery battle with a combatant. "Fury" writer-director David Ayer insists he didn't include the surprise decapitation simply to shock moviegoers....
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Saldana, Luna talk Day of the Dead, `Book of Life'

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:19am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Mexican holiday that honors the dead is the backdrop for the new animated film "The Book of Life."...
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Costello, Lauper up for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:49am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tom Petty, Vince Gill, Cyndi Lauper, Elvis Costello and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds are among the performing songwriters being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame....
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Australians cheer Flanagan's Booker Prize win

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:18am
LONDON (AP) -- Australian literature-lovers cheered Wednesday after Richard Flanagan won the prestigious Booker Prize with a visceral story of wartime brutality and its aftermath - a novel the head of the judging team said was as powerful as a kick in the stomach....
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Boyz II Men return to Philly high school for show

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:12pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men returned to their roots Tuesday with a concert at their old stomping grounds - a performing arts high school they remember being just like the TV show "Fame."...
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Highlights of ballerina Wendy Whelan's career

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:19pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ballerina Wendy Whelan retires this weekend from New York City Ballet after a celebrated 30-year career. Some highlights:...
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Pulitzer prize winner in poetry dies at 89

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 6:43pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- Carolyn Kizer, a feminist Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who spoke her political mind even at age 7, has died in Sonoma from the effects of dementia, her literary executor said. She was 89....
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Jack White's keyboardist, Isaiah Owens, dies

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:35pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A publicist for Jack White says the rocker is canceling his remaining tour dates in Mexico after the death of his band's keyboard player Isaiah "Ikey" Owens....
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Kesha, producer trade lawsuits over abuse claims

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:01pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer's claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse....
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Kesha, producer trade lawsuits over abuse claims

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:14pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pop singer Kesha is suing her producer and mentor, claiming he sexually and emotionally abused her for nearly a decade - allegations he calls extortion....
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Nielsen says ABC didn't really win in ratings

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:08pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Nielsen company said Tuesday its report last week that ABC's evening newscast had broken a 263-week winning streak by NBC was incorrect....
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US doctor recounts kidnap, rescue in Afghanistan

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 3:05pm
DENVER (AP) -- An American aid doctor who was held captive by the Taliban for four days in Afghanistan in 2012 said he found a surprising kinship with one of his captors but grieves for a Navy SEAL who was killed during his rescue....
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Alicia Keys holds protest for lost Nigerian girls

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 2:48pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alicia Keys held a protest in New York City on Tuesday to raise awareness about the 200-plus Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in April....
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With album, series and film, Driver in overdrive

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 2:36pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Talk about a career in high gear....
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'Rock of Ages' casts YouTube star Chester See

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 2:33pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The next big Broadway star is coming from the Internet....
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Harris' atypical life is now atypical book

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 1:53pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- From starring in two popular TV series, hosting award shows and appearing on Broadway, Neil Patrick Harris has many experiences to fill a book....
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