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Tom Stoppard calls it a 'frightening time' for free speech

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 1:12pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Playwright Tom Stoppard said he will accept PEN's highest award next month in New York to help put a spotlight on a "frightening time" for free expression....
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Facing the second album challenge with Alabama Shakes

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:52am
NEW YORK (AP) -- So many promising music careers are tripped up by the challenge of following a successful debut that its perils are an industry cliche....
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Vice News, NPR, CNN, WNYC win double Peabody Awards

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 11:33am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Vice News won two Peabody Awards, including one for reporter Medyan Dairieh's report on Islamic state fighters, with CNN, NPR and New York public radio station WNYC also winning twice in the annual honors for electronic media....
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Basses discuss being black opera singers

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:16am
When King Philip II of Spain faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in Verdi's "Don Carlo" at the Academy of Music, they won't just be portraying history, they'll be making a bit of it, too. In what's believed to be a first, a major opera company has cast two African-Americans in the roles....
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A masterful new biography of artist Isamu Noguchi

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:07am
"Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Hayden Herrera...
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Chinese and foreign film producers sign deals worth $2.3B

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 9:52am
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese and foreign film producers, companies and investment firms signed movie cooperation deals worth 13.8 billion RMB ($2.3 billion) on Monday, demonstrating how foreign movie makers increasingly want a piece of the growing Chinese market....
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A colorful account of the birth of modern art in Paris

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 9:44am
"In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art" (Penguin Press), by Sue Roe...
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Toronto museum show on 'Curious History of Men in Heels'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:52am
TORONTO (AP) -- The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada, is hosting a new exhibit opening May 8 called "Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels."...
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Kelli Barrett, in 'Doctor Zhivago,' on her 'dream' life

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:28am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kelli Barrett wanted to be an actress at a young age. How young? "From birth," she says. "It was always what I wanted."...
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Literary biopic 'Golden Era' garners 5 Hong Kong film awards

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 6:37am
HONG KONG (AP) -- "The Golden Era," a biography of Chinese novelist Xiao Hong, won top honors at the Hong Kong Film Awards, with its director Ann Hui claiming her fifth best director trophy....
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ACM Awards: Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift shine

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:10am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards jam-packed more than three hours of music, from classic country stars such as George Strait and Alan Jackson to contemporary favorites Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan and pop and rock stars Taylor Swift and Steven Tyler....
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Lambert wins 4, but Luke Bryan takes top prize at ACM Awards

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 5:05am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Miranda Lambert won four awards, including album and song of the year, but the singer lost the night's top prize to Luke Bryan at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards....
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Select winners from the 50th annual ACM Awards

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:33pm
A select list of winners from Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards in Arlington, Texas:...
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Review: Broadway's 'Fun Home' is a deeply moving triumph

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 7:28pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The best commercial for a Broadway show this season isn't on TV. It's on Broadway itself, in the stunning, deeply moving "Fun Home."...
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'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 6:44pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James's "Paul Blart" sequel couldn't outpace "Furious 7."...
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Julio Iglesias to receive honorary degree from Berklee

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 6:31pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Julio Iglesias and three other prominent music industry figures will receive honorary degrees from Boston's Berklee College of Music at its commencement next month....
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Director reveals plot for "Star Wars" film "Rogue One"

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 3:37pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Jedis are all but extinct, the Old Republic is in turmoil and the threat of the Death Star is looming in "Rogue One," fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Sunday....
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Actor Ben Powers, known for 'Good Times' TV role, dies at 64

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 3:32pm
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at age 64....
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Don Francisco says it's time to close Sabado with dignity

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:00am
MIAMI (AP) -- After receiving a standing ovation from his emotional audience, Don Francisco, the popular host of "Sabado Gigante," tried to explain why television's longest-running show is coming to an end....
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Ex-'Top Gear' star got false cancer diagnosis before fracas

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 8:19am
LONDON (AP) -- Former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he probably had cancer just days before a fracas in which he attacked a colleague from the popular motoring show....
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