Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this July 19, 2005 file photo, Algerian singer Rachid Taha sings on the main stage during the opening day of the Paleo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. Rachid Taha, an Algerian singer who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in France, where he made his home, has died. He was 59. (Sandro Campardo, Keystone via AP, File)
September 12, 2018 - 11:40 am
PARIS (AP) — Algerian singer Rachid Taha, who thrillingly blended Arabic music with rock and techno and at times wore blue contact lenses to protest anti-Arab prejudice in his adoptive France, has died. He was 59. Taha's record label, Naïve, announced his death in a statement Wednesday on its...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Viola Davis attends the premiere for "Widows" on Day 3 of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. Davis told The New York Times she has regrets about her role as a maid in the 2011 film “The Help.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 12, 2018 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis has regrets about her role as a maid in the 2011 film "The Help." The 53-year-old told The New York Times "it wasn't the voices of the maids that were heard." Davis says if you make a movie about what it felt like to work for white people and bring...
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European Parliament President Antonio Tajani listens to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivering his State of Union speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Sept.12, 2018. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
September 12, 2018 - 10:42 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union wants to shake up the way internet companies handle media, e-books, digital music, news articles and other content posted online by better protecting the rights of the authors and creators. EU lawmakers voted to back a report that has proved controversial and seen...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 1971, Fenella Fielding poses ahead of a one woman entertainment piece at the Withy Arts Festival in Somerset, England. British actress Fenella Fielding, the glamorous, velvet-voiced star of "Carry On" comedies, has died at the age of 90. (PA via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 9:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Fenella Fielding, a British actress who was the glamorous, velvet-voiced star of two "Carry On" comedies, has died. She was 90. Friend Simon McKay said in a statement that Fielding died Tuesday after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier. Born Fenella Feldman in London in 1927,...
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This combination photo shows, from left, musician Bruce Springsteen, comedian Jon Stewart, comedian Jim Gaffigan and late night talk show host Seth Meyers who are headlining this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, benefitting injured veterans and their families. The comedy event will be held at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 5. (AP Photo)
September 12, 2018 - 9:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan and Seth Meyers are headlining this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families. Jimmy Carr and Eric Church are also on the bill for the Nov. 5 comedy event at the Hulu Theater at Madison...
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September 12, 2018 - 8:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new government study finds adult Americans are reading fewer novels and short stories, but showed a big jump in poetry and increases in attendance at arts festivals, concerts and plays. The National Endowment for the Arts published its report Wednesday. According to the NEA, the...
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September 12, 2018 - 7:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming audiobook will feature former Vice President Joe Biden talking about his late son Beau with such interviewers as Stephen Colbert, Constance Wu and Aaron Sorkin. "Conversations With Joe" will be released Oct. 16 by Audible, the publisher and distributor owned by Amazon...
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September 12, 2018 - 7:22 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German theater company is ending a tour of China early after a theater canceled two showings of Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People." German authorities say they regret the cancellation. Tobias Veit, the director of Berlin's Schaubuehne theater, told German news agency dpa...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 1977 file photo, Jon Peters and Barbra Streisand hold their awards at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. They won four awards for "A Star Is Born." Peters is a credited producer of the new "A Star Is Born," the third remake of the Hollywood fable. With the new film in the spotlight, Peters’ history has come under scrutiny. Warner Bros. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, said the studio was contractually obligated to honor Peters as a producer. (AP Photo, File)
September 12, 2018 - 2:33 am
TORONTO (AP) — Just as film festival audiences are swooning over Bradley Cooper's celebrated romance "A Star Is Born," the film's studio is distancing itself from a producer of the project. Jon Peters is a credited producer of the new "A Star Is Born," the third remake of the Hollywood fable...
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A model walks the runway at the Calvin Klein spring 2019 runway show during New York Fashion Week, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
September 12, 2018 - 1:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Since arriving in New York two years ago to revitalize Calvin Klein with his hip European sensibility, it's often seemed that designer Raf Simons has taken an oversized bite of the city's fashion world. It's perhaps apt, then, that his latest collection should be a riff on the movie...
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