Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo shows the Detective, played by Hungarian actor Artur Kalid, left, and Serena, played by his compatriot Aniko Bakonyi perform during the rehearsal of George Gershwin's opera Porgy And Bess at the Erkel Theatre in Budapest, Hungary. The Hungarian State Opera has asked the Hungarian cast members in its production of “Porgy and Bess” to self-identify as African American. The State Opera says on its website that the rights’ holders of “Porgy and Bess” noted that the Hungarian “production is not permitted in its current form and contradicts the work’s staging requirements.” Asking cast members to identify as African American appears to be the opera’s way around the dispute. (Marton Monus/MTI via AP, File)
April 09, 2019 - 2:08 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian State Opera has asked the nearly all-white cast for its production of "Porgy and Bess" to self-identify as African American. The Hungarian performers were asked to sign a statement declaring that "African-American origin and identity is an inseparable part of...
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April 09, 2019 - 10:15 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about rap artist Boosie Badazz and former New York Jets player Antonio Allen facing drug and gun charges after being pulled over south of Atlanta. The Antonio Allen jailed was not the former player, but someone else with the same name. A...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Swift says the efforts of a Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group to fight against a handful of contentious bills moving inside the state’s GOP-controlled General Assembly inspired her to make a sizeable donation. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
April 09, 2019 - 8:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music superstar Taylor Swift says the efforts of a Tennessee LGBTQ advocacy group to fight a handful of contentious bills moving inside the state's Republican-controlled General Assembly inspired her to make a sizeable donation. According to the Tennessee Equality Project,...
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April 08, 2019 - 11:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of a prominent liberal group are urging Democratic presidential contenders who are pitching massive policy changes to also focus on more fundamental "structural reforms" to American democracy. In a book set for publication this fall, Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg — who...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing on Monday, April 8, 2019, Huffman agreed to plead guilty in the cheating scam. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 08, 2019 - 7:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scam that ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation's most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday...
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FILE - This May 10, 2007 file photo shows actor Seymour Cassel at the premiere of "The Wendell Baker Story" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cassel, who appeared frequently in the films of John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, has died. His daughter Dilyn Cassel Murphy says Monday that he passed away. He was 84. Born in Detroit, he made his way to New York in the 1950s to pursue acting. It was there that he met Cassavetes and made his film debut in his 1958 feature “Shadows.” (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
April 08, 2019 - 6:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Character actors aren't often called larger-than-life, but Seymour Cassel, was just that. The live-wire pillar of independent film known for his frequent collaborations with John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson, has died at 84. His daughter, Dilyn Cassel Murphy, said Monday that her...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2018 file photo, Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Gadsby is following last year’s breakout Netflix stand-up special with a new U.S. tour that has stops in San Francisco and ends in New York this summer. The Australian comedian’s show “Douglas” had its world premiere in Melbourne in March and the first stop in the U.S. is April 30 in San Francisco and she will be finishing off-Broadway at the Daryl Roth Theater from July 23-Aug. 17. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 08, 2019 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hannah Gadsby is following last year's breakout Netflix stand-up special with a new U.S. tour that has stops in San Francisco and ends in New York this summer. The Australian comedian's show "Douglas" had its world premiere in Melbourne, Australia, in March and Gadsby will take it...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing on Monday, April 8, 2019, Huffman agreed to plead guilty in the cheating scam. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 08, 2019 - 2:28 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on court proceedings in the college bribery scandal (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. Federal authorities said Monday that Michael...
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April 08, 2019 - 12:08 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas must pay legal feels arising from its efforts to stop publication of notebooks kept by the lead investigator into the murders of a Kansas family chronicled in Truman Capote's book "In Cold Blood." The Kansas Court of Appeals ruled last week that the state must pay more...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, Tom Selleck is shown during Oklahoma Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Oklahoma City. Selleck is working on a memoir, and it won’t just be about acting. The “Magnum P.I.” star has a deal with Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The book, announced Monday, April 8, 2019, is currently untitled and does not yet have a release date. Selleck, 74, said in a statement that he would share stories about his career, but also about life “away from the camera.” (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
April 08, 2019 - 7:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Selleck is working on a memoir, and it won't just be about acting. The "Magnum P.I." star has a deal with Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The book, announced Monday, is currently untitled and does not yet have a release date. Selleck, 74, said in a...
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