Arts and entertainment

In this Wednesday, July 24, 2019, photo, a flat piece of ground and rock cairns are all that remain of the stage of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, N.Y. Woodstock was staged 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of New York City on a bucolic hillside owned by dairy farmer Max Yasgur. It was a great spot for peaceful vibes, but miserable for handling the hordes coming in by car. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 15, 2019 - 5:24 am
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Woodstock fans are expected to get back to the garden to mark the 50th anniversary of the generation-defining festival. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a series of events Thursday through Sunday at the bucolic 1969 concert site, 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, novelist Nicholas Sparks attends a special screening in Los Angeles. The trial is getting underway, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in a lawsuit that accuses Sparks of defaming the former headmaster of a private Christian school he founded in North Carolina. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 6:33 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Author Nicholas Sparks was balancing his entertainment career with overseeing the private Christian school he founded in his North Carolina hometown when he concluded the school's new headmaster was a failed experiment, the novelist testified Wednesday in a federal lawsuit...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, artist Robert Indiana, known for his LOVE artwork, poses in front of that painting at New York's Whitney Museum of American Art. Court documents indicate pop artist Robert Indiana had $13 million in the bank even as his house sank into disrepair before his death. Documents filed Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by Indiana’s estate alleged his aide, Jamie Thomas, was not a selfless caregiver. (AP Photo/Lauren Casselberry, File)
August 14, 2019 - 5:47 pm
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana had $13 million in the bank even as his house sank into disrepair before his death, with pigeons living in the roof, water damaging books, rotting wood and the stench of cat urine, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Documents filed by...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 5, 2019 file photo Zac Brown performs at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Brown has lost a bid to limit public access to his property in Alaska. Brown had asked the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission to remove easements the access along his property in hills above Homer, a small city on Kachemak Bay on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey,File)
August 14, 2019 - 5:40 pm
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Country musician Zac Brown has lost a bid to limit snoopers on his private property in Alaska, the latest case where the desires of the wealthy or celebrity for privacy have been at odds with public access. The lead singer for the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning, southern...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Jay-Z appear at a news conference at ROC Nation on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in New York. A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. (Ben Hider/AP Images for NFL)
August 14, 2019 - 5:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. The Grammy winner...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Lauren Daigle poses in the press room with the award for top christian artist, top christian song for "You Say," top christian album for "Look Up Child, "at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Daigle is nominated for six awards at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards. In the nominations announced Wednesday, Aug. 14, Daigle led the list of artists nominated for the awards show, to be held in Nashville on Oct. 15, with nods for artist of the year, song of the year and more. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 4:44 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian recording artist Lauren Daigle, who has had major crossover success with her single, "You Say," received six nominations Wednesday from the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards. Daigle's nominations include artist of the year and song of the year. "You Say"...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell speaks to reporters after a practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Florham Park, N.J. Bell was in fifth grade when he realized he couldn't shake music from his mind. “That's when I really realized I loved music,” the star running back recalled in an interview with The Associated Press in the players' lobby in the New York Jets' facility. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 14, 2019 - 3:10 pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell was in fifth grade when he simply couldn't shake music from his mind. The creative beats. The grooving basslines. The raw lyrics. He was hooked on it all, just like football. "That's when I really realized I loved music," the star running back recalled in an...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2014, file photo, Placido Domingo speaks at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, the LA Opera said it will hire outside counsel to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by the opera legend. Domingo has denied the accusations, but noted: "Still, it is painful to hear that I may have upset anyone or made them feel uncomfortable." (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
August 14, 2019 - 2:23 pm
MILAN (AP) — While two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled performances by famed tenor Placido Domingo following sexual harassment allegations, European opera houses are taking stances ranging from supportive to wait-and-see. The Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Opera immediately...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo, Lil Nas X arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Lil Nas X created a musical phenomenon with his song “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, but many in Nashville are trying to decide whether to nominate it for a country music award. Voting is under way now for nominations for the Country Music Association Awards, held on Nov. 13, but the song faces an uphill challenge. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2019 - 1:12 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Though Lil Nas X has broken chart records and become a streaming juggernaut with his breakout country rap hit "Old Town Road" with Billy Ray Cyrus, the song faces an uphill challenge to get a nomination for a CMA award. Ballots have gone out for nominations for the Country...
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French tightrope walker Tatiana-Mosio Bongoga balances over the Vltava river during her performance to open an international new circus festival in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. The Prague Castle is in the background. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
August 14, 2019 - 1:02 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — A French tightrope walker has kicked off a contemporary circus festival in Prague with a high-wire trip across the Vltava River. Thousands of people on the river's banks and a nearby bridge in the Czech capital applauded as Tatiana-Mosio Bongoga inched along a rope strung 35 meters (...
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