Arts and entertainment

February 21, 2018 - 12:00 am
New book by Sen. Bernie Sanders coming in November Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker expected at the Oscars Mitch Albom plans sequel to 'Five People You Meet in Heaven' Sally Field busts out old outfits at costume guild awards Review: Bateman, McAdams anchor lively and fun 'Game Night' Prosecutor-...
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February 20, 2018 - 9:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Ursula K. Le Guin was among the recipients of literary honors presented Tuesday night by PEN America. The science fiction/fantasy author's "No Time to Spare" won a $10,000 prize for best essay writing. Le Guin died last month at age 88 and her award was announced during a...
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February 20, 2018 - 8:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California law that sought to prevent age discrimination in the entertainment industry by blocking a popular Hollywood website from posting the ages of actors was struck down Tuesday as unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said the law...
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This image released by Disney shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther." (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
February 20, 2018 - 7:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With a massive $40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, "Black Panther" has set another box-office record: biggest Monday ever. The Walt Disney Co. again raised its box-office estimates for the Marvel sensation on Tuesday. The film's updated Monday performance — $7 million higher than...
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February 20, 2018 - 6:56 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts is preparing to open a baseball exhibition including works from its collection, rare cards, memorabilia and collectibles. "Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA" runs March 30 through Sept. 16. Cards, memorabilia and collectibles are from the Rochester-based E...
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February 20, 2018 - 6:21 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Author Stephen King on Tuesday called a Maine congressman an "NRA sweetheart" for receiving thousands of dollars from the gun rights advocacy group. King urged residents in a tweet to not vote for Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in November, citing his support from the...
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In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo, filmmaker Yance Ford poses for a portrait in New York to promote his Oscar-nominated documentary “Strong Island." The film, a Netflix release, is Ford’s investigation into the 1992 killing of his brother, William Ford, in Central Islip, N.Y. The 22-year-old Ford was shot and killed by a 19-year-old white man after a verbal altercation. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)
February 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the Oscar-nominated documentary "Strong Island," Yance Ford stares back at the camera with profound sorrow and calm resilience. "Strong Island," a Netflix release, is Ford's investigation into the killing of his brother, William Ford, in 1992 in Central Islip, New York. Ford, a...
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Jeff Pelchat, of Rehoboth, Mass., left, places his hands on the shoulders of his wife, Station nightclub fire survivor Kathy Pelchat, also of Rehoboth, center, during a ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, to mark the 15th anniversary of the fire, in West Warwick, R.I. The Feb. 20, 2003, fire at the nightclub in West Warwick, that killed 100 and injured more than 200 others, started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White set fire to flammable foam installed as soundproofing. The site of the fire is now a memorial park. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 20, 2018 - 4:57 pm
WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others. The Feb. 20, 2003, fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick started when pyrotechnics for the rock band Great White set fire to flammable foam...
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February 20, 2018 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A 64-year-old man has been convicted of stealing Grammy winner John Legend's Louis Vuitton bag containing $25,000 Cartier cufflinks from an airport luggage cart in New York. District Attorney Richard Brown said Agustin Hilario was convicted on Tuesday of criminal possession of...
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In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, University Prep Academy High School students react in Detroit to an announcement that all 600 students will see the film "Black Panther." As the film debuts in theaters across the U.S., educators, philanthropist, celebrities, and business owners are pulling together their resources to bring children of color to see the film which features a black superhero in a fictional, un-colonized African nation. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
February 20, 2018 - 3:32 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For years, Zavier Thompson has followed Marvel superhero movies. But the 16-year-old student in Albuquerque has always wanted to see a popular film with a black superhero and black themes. Thanks to an Albuquerque educator, the aspiring hip-hop and spoken word artist...
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