Arts and entertainment

This combination of photos released by the MacDowell Organization shows recipients of the Virtual MacDowell fellowship, top row from left, artist Leslie Cuyjet, author Brenda Shaughnessy, architect Jeffrey Halstead, artist Phoebe Adams, bottom row from left, playwright C.A. Johnson, composer Steven Kazuo Takasugi, filmmaker William E. Jones and writer Jacob Guajardo. (MacDowell Organization via AP)
July 28, 2020 - 8:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Brenda Shaughnessy is a prize-winning poet who speaks reverently of her times spent at MacDowell, the New Hampshire based retreat where for more than a century writers, musicians and visual artists have enjoyed both rural solitude and creative camaraderie. If not for the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018, file photo, Rhiannon Giddens performs during rehearsal for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in Boston. The Grammy-winning musician is Silkroad's new artistic director, taking the baton from renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who founded the group two decades ago, Silkroad said on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The North Carolina native is the first woman and first multiracial artist to lead the Boston-based organization. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
July 28, 2020 - 8:05 am
Silkroad, the acclaimed international musical collective with a social conscience, has a new face — and a fresh sense of purpose. Grammy-winning folk singer and instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens is Silkroad's new artistic director, taking the baton from renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who founded the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 12, 2020, Italian singer Andrea Bocelli stands next to Archbishop of Milan Mario Delpini prior to performing outside the Duomo cathedral, on Easter Sunday, in Milan, Italy. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID-19, says the pandemic lockdown in his country made him feel “humiliated and offended” for depriving him of freedom. Bocelli spoke at a panel held on Monday in a Senate conference room, where he was introduced by right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini, who has railed against the government's stringent measures aimed at reining in the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
July 28, 2020 - 7:25 am
ROME (AP) — Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID-19, said the pandemic lockdown made him feel “humiliated and offended” by depriving him of his freedom to come and go as he wanted. Bocelli spoke at a panel Monday in a Senate conference room, where he was introduced by right-wing opposition...
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This cover image released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media shows "Compromised Counterintelligence and the Threat of Donald J. Trump" by Peter Strzok. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media via AP)
July 28, 2020 - 7:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, who played a key role in the Russia investigation but whose pejorative text messages about Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign made him a target of the president’s wrath, is releasing a book on his concerns the president could...
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Art works Fishermen and Seagull by Pablo Picasso and Carl Nesjar are prepared to be removed from the Y-block in the government quarter in Oslo, Norway, Monday July 27, 2020, before the building is demolished. Spanish artist Pablo Picasso's first attempt at monumental concrete murals were designed for the Regjeringskvartalet buildings in central Oslo, and the designs were executed in concrete by Norwegian artist Carl Nesjar. (Lise Aserud / NTB scanpix via AP)
July 28, 2020 - 6:57 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The removal of a pair of concrete murals by Pablo Picasso was completed Tuesday from a government building in the Norwegian capital of Oslo whose demolition was under way. Opinions were divided over whether to spare what some considered an architectural masterpiece, while...
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July 27, 2020 - 10:36 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced several young women to two years in prison Monday for posting “indecent” dance videos on TikTok in a fraught case that critics describe as a further crackdown on self-expression in the conservative society. The women were also fined 300,000 Egyptian pounds (...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, actress Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "A Wrinkle In Time" in London. O, The Oprah Magazine is ending its regular monthly print editions with the December 2020 issue after 20 years of publication. The brand, which is among the most recognizable magazines in the U.S., is not going away but will become more “more digitally-centric," said a Hearst spokeswoman Monday. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
July 27, 2020 - 4:16 pm
O, The Oprah Magazine is ending its regular monthly print editions with the December 2020 issue after 20 years of publication. The brand, which is among the most recognizable magazines in the U.S., is not going away but will become more “more digitally-centric," a Hearst spokeswoman Monday said...
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FILE - Joe Jonas, left, and Sophie Turner attend the World Premiere of "Chasing Happiness," in Los Angeles on June 3, 2019. Turner and Joe Jonas have had their first child. The 24-year-old “Game of Thrones” star Turner and the 30-year-old singer Jonas announced the birth Monday. In a joint statement released by his label Republic Records, the two said only that they are "delighted to announce the birth of their baby.” They gave no further details on the child. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
July 27, 2020 - 2:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas have had their first child. The 24-year-old “Game of Thrones” star Turner and the 30-year-old singer Jonas announced the birth Monday. “Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their baby," they said in a statement released...
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Amber Heard arrives at High Court, in London, Monday, July 27, 2020. Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is suing News Group Newspapers over a story about his former wife Amber Heard, published in The Sun in 2018 which branded him a 'wife beater', a claim he denies.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
July 27, 2020 - 1:20 pm
LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for British tabloid The Sun claimed Monday that Johnny Depp was “a hopeless addict” whose violence toward ex-wife Amber Heard was fueled by misogyny and a toxic combination of drink, drugs, jealousy and anger. Attorney Sasha Wass was summing up at Depp’s libel case against...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Elizabeth Debicki, left, and John David Washington in a scene from "Tenet." The film, which had hoped to herald Hollywood’s return to big theatrical releases, has yet again postponed its release due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Warner Bros. said Monday that “Tenet” will not make its August 12 release date. And unlike previous delays, the studio this time didn’t announce a new target for the release of Nolan’s much-anticipated $200 million thriller. (Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
July 27, 2020 - 12:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest plan for Hollywood’s hopeful return to moviegoing during the pandemic, Warner Bros. will release Christopher Nolan's “Tenet” in an unprecedented fashion, opening it internationally first on Aug. 26, with a U.S. release in select cities to follow over Labor Day weekend...
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