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Mobile orchestra tries to bring cheer to Venezuelan streets

A mobile orchestra has been playing on the streets of Venezuela in an effort to give people a brief respite from the coronavirus pandemic
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New York cinemas reopen, brightening outlook for theaters

After growing cobwebs for nearly a year, movie theaters in New York City reopen Friday, returning film titles to Manhattan marquees that had for the last 12 months read messages like “Wear a mask” and “We’ll be back soon.”
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FILE - The AMC Empire 25 theatre appears on 42nd Street on May 13, 2020, in New York. Movie theaters in New York City reopen Friday. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
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Old vs. new school: the best rap album debate at the Grammys

Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby have blazed the Billboard charts, but Grammy voters didn’t nominate the young hip-hop stars in the best rap album category
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Hip Hop artist Nas performs before the NBA All-Star basketball game in New York on Feb. 15, 2015, left, and Lil Baby performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 23, 2019. Lil Baby has blazed the Billboard charts, but Grammy voters gave the young hip-hop star the cold shoulder in the best rap album category, instead, surprisingly nominating the genre’s more matured voices like Nas. (AP Photos by Frank Franklin II, left, and Chris Pizzello)
March 05

Meghan: talk with Oprah without royals' input 'liberating'

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has told Oprah Winfrey how “liberating” it was to speak to her without any input from the royal family or their staff
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This image provided by Harpo Productions shows Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, left, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey. (Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions via AP)
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No winners: UK waits for Harry, Meghan's take on royal split

The timing couldn’t be worse for Harry and Meghan
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo, members of THE royal family gather on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, with from left, Britain's Prince Charles, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan the Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate the Duchess of Cambridge, as they watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London. The timing couldn’t be worse for Harry and Meghan. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will finally get the chance to tell the story behind their departure from royal duties directly to the public on Sunday, March 7, 2021 when their two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey is broadcast. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
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Judge: Paper must run Page 1 statement on Meghan's legal win

A British judge has ordered the Mail on Sunday to publish a front-page statement highlighting the Duchess of Sussex’s legal victory over the newspaper for breaching her copyright by publishing parts of a personal letter
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FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. A British judge on Friday March 5, 2012, ordered the Mail on Sunday to publish a front-page statement highlighting the Duchess of Sussex’s legal victory over the newspaper for breaching her copyright by publishing parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
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Guy Fieri brings 'The View' to flavortown with his CG classic chicken sandwich

The Food Network star's sandwich is delicious all year round.
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"Tournament of Champions" host Guy Fieri shows "The View" co-hosts how to make his CG classic chicken sandwich on Friday, March 5, 2021.
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American Academy of Arts and Letters expands, diversifies

One of the country’s oldest cultural instititutions, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, is undergoing some of its biggest changes in  more than a century
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This combination photo shows Spike Lee, from left, during the 58th New York Film Festival on Oct. 3, 2020, in New York, author Ta-Nehisi Coates at the The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Awards Gala on May 22, 2018, in New York, U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo at the Governors Awards on Oct. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles, Wynton Marsalis during at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 28, 2019 and artist Betye Saar at the LACMA Art and Film Gala on Nov. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. For the first time since 1908, the American Academy of Arts and Letters is expanding its core membership to 300 within the next five years, and this year’s 33 inductees are the largest and most diverse group in recent memory, including Lee, Coates, Harpo, Marsalis and Saar. (AP Photo)
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Scandals reveal Cuomo known by New Yorkers to wider nation

His response to the coronavirus pandemic made New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo a national star
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FILE — In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pauses as he marks his ballot, at the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. New York’s attorney general has promised a thorough investigation of allegations that Cuomo sexually harassed at least two women. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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German TV director charged with rape in prominent MeToo case

Munich prosecutors say they have formally charged one of Germany’s best-known TV directors and scriptwriters with raping an aspiring actress almost 25 years ago
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2009 file photo German movie director Dieter Wedel gestures during an interview in Bremen, northern Germany. Munich prosecutors said Friday they have formally charged one of Germany's best-known directors and scriptwriters with raping an aspiring actress almost 25 years ago. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach, file)
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Agreement could free Robert Indiana's estate from lawsuit

A New York-based copyright holder that sued the late artist Robert Indiana a day before his death has reached a settlement with his estate and the foundation set up to transform the artist’s home into museum
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2009 file photo, artist Robert Indiana poses at his studio in Vinalhaven, Maine. A New York-based copyright holder that sued the late artist the day before his death on May 19, 2018, has reached a settlement, disclosed in March 2021, with his estate and the foundation set up to transform the artist's home into museum. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)
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Prince Philip transferred back to private hospital

Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has been transferred back to a private hospital to continue his recovery after a heart procedure
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Police officers stand outside the main entrance of St Bartholomew's Hospital where Britain's Prince Philip is being treated in London, Friday, March 5, 2021. Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure in a London hospital. The palace says the 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, "underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew's Hospital." (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Berlin film festival's Golden Bear goes to 'Loony Porn'

The satirical movie ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ by Romanian director Radu Jude has been awarded this year’s top prize at the Berlin Film Festival
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File---File picture taken May 14, 2020. Sophie wears a mouth and nose mask and looks at the exhibition "Traumfabrik, 100 Years of Film in Babelsberg" exhibition in Berlin. Sophie looks at a Berlinale bear and the "Lola". The film festival announced its 15 movies running in this year's competition. (Soeren Stache/dpa via AP,File)
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Jobless French culture workers occupy theater to demand aid

Out-of-work French culture and tourism workers are occupying an iconic theater.
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Police officers stand outside the occupied iconic Odeon theater, Friday, March 5, 2021 in Paris. Out-of-work French culture and tourism workers have occupied the theater on Paris' Left Bank to demand more government support after a year of pandemic that has devastated their livelihoods. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
March 04

Review: An updated 'Coming 2 America' for a #MeToo world

The original “Coming to America” was a huge hit for star Eddie Murphy and and an instant cult classic
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Eddie Murphy, left, and Jermaine Fowler appear in a scene from "Coming 2 America." (Quantrell D. Colbert/Paramount Pictures via AP)
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Phish guitarist to found substance abuse treatment center

Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio plans to start a substance abuse treatment center in Vermont, where the band was formed in 1983
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Trey Anastasio of Phish performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Friday, June 14, 2019, in Manchester, Tenn. Anastasio plans to start a substance use disorder treatment center in Vermont, where the band was formed in 1983. Anastasio, who is now 14 years sober, announced Thursday, March 4, 2021 that his Divided Sky Foundation has purchased a building for the nonprofit center in Ludlow. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
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Police: Rapper OMB Peezy charged in music video shooting

Authorities say an Alabama rapper was arrested in connection to a shooting at a music video set in downtown Atlanta
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FILE - Roddy Ricch performs at the 7th annual BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 21, 2019. Ricch's song "The Box," was named one of the top 10 of the year by the Associated Press. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
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Still divisive, Dr. Luke resurges at Grammys — as Tyson Trax

It’s been seven years since controversial music producer Dr. Luke, who is still embattled in a lawsuit with pop star Kesha, has been nominated at the Grammys
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FILE - Songwriter Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald arrives at the 28th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles, on April 27, 2011. The controversial music producer and hitmaker rose to the top of the Billboard charts with Doja Cat’s ubiquitous funk-pop jam “Say So,” along with Saweetie's anthemic bop “Tap In” and Juice WRLD's Top 5 pop smash “Wishing Well." Dr. Luke appeared as Tyson Trax on the Grammy ballot for Doja Cat's “Say So," which he produced and co-wrote. The hit tune is competing for record of the year, where Dr. Luke is contention as the song’s producer. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
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Elusive artist Banksy confirms he's behind prison artwork

Street artist Banksy has confirmed that he was behind an artwork that appeared on the red brick wall of a former prison in the English town of Reading
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UK police won't probe journalist over 1995 Diana interview

British police say they will not launch a criminal investigation into the journalist Martin Bashir over his 1995 interview with Princess Diana
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FILE - This Jan. 22, 2013 file photo shows Martin Bashir at the EA SimCity Learn. Build. Create. Inauguration After-Party, in Washington. British police said Thursday March 4, 2021, that they will not launch a criminal investigation into the journalist Martin Bashir over his 1995 interview with the late Princess Diana. (Photo by Nick Wass/Invision/AP, File)
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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Andra Day in "The United States vs Billie Holiday." (Takashi Seida/Paramount Pictures via AP)
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Tonywatch: Aaron Tveit rides a roller coaster of a year

Even in a crazy year with so many ups and downs, consider the last 12 months of Aaron Tveit
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Aaron Tveit, left, appears with Karen Olivo during a performance of "Moulin Rouge! The Musical," in New York. Tveit was the only actor nominated for a Tony in the category of best leading actor in a musical for his role. (Matthew Murphy/Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)
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Famed Madrid flamenco venue closes amid virus restrictions

Artists at one of Madrid’s best-known flamenco bars have put on a final outdoor show marking its closure after 140 years due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that have shuttered entertainment venues
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Spanish Flamenco dancer Anabel Moreno, left, is given a rose outside the Villa Rosa Tablao flamenco venue during a protest in Madrid, Spain, Thursday March 4, 2021. The National Association of Tablaos protested outside the mythical Villa Rosa Tablao which has been forced to close permanently due to the covid pandemic. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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Bunny Wailer, reggae luminary, dies in Jamaica at age 73

Reggae music legend Bunny Wailer has died in his native Jamaica at age 73
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Scholarship created to honor choreographer Ann Reinking

A scholarship has been created in honor of the late Tony Award-winning dancer and choreographer Ann Reinking
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FILE - Ann Reinking holds her Tony Award for best choreography for the musical "Chicago" at the 51st annual Tony Awards on June 1, 1997, in New York. A scholarship has been created in honor of the late Tony Award-winning dancer and choreographer Ann Reinking. It offers a $5,000 annual award and mentorship for a young dancer moving to New York City to help support them in their artistic endeavors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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Square, Inc. to buy majority of Tidal and put Jay-Z on board

Financial technology company Square, Inc. says it has reached an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Tidal, the music streaming service partly owned by Jay-Z
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FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. Financial technology company Square, Inc. says it has reached an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Tidal, the music streaming service partly owned by Jay-Z. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
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Picture book based on 'American Anthem' to come out in June

Composer Gene Scheer, whose song “American Anthem” was quoted by President Joe Biden during his inaugural address, is returning the favor
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Will Paramount+ be a mountain or a molehill in streaming?

Paramount+ debuts Thursday as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from ViacomCBS
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Billie Jean King memoir 'All In' to be published in August

Billie Jean King has a memoir coming this summer, and she calls it a journey to her “authentic self.”
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This combination photo shows the cover of "All In: An Autobiography" by Billie Jean King, left, and King posing for a portrait on June 4, 2015, in New York. Alfred A. Knopf announced Thursday, March 4, 2021, that the book will be published Aug. 17 and will cover the highlights of King's celebrated and groundbreaking tennis career. (Knopf via AP, left, and AP)
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Hospitalized Prince Philip has successful heart procedure

Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure in a London hospital
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh smiles during a visit to the headquarters of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force's 603 Squadron on July 4, 2015, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Animated 'Demon Slayer' strikes chord with pandemic Japan

The demons are everywhere, sometimes spreading like purple slime, lurking, killing
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People walk past a theater where the film “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train" is screened on its opening day, Oct. 16, 2020. “Demon Slayer,” directed by Haruo Sotozaki, has become the biggest grossing film for Japan, including live-action films, and has struck a chord with pandemic-era Japan, and possibly with the world. (Tsuyoshi Ueda/Kyodo News via AP)
March 03

Palace to investigate after Meghan accused of bullying staff

Buckingham Palace says it is launching an investigation after a newspaper reported that a former aide had made bullying allegations against the Duchess of Sussex
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 file photo, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex smiles during her visit with Prince Harry to Canada House, in London. Buckingham Palace said Wednesday, March 3, 2021 it was launching an investigation after a newspaper reported that a former aide had made a bullying allegation against the Duchess of Sussex. The Times of London reported allegations that the duchess drove out two personal assistants and left staff feeling “humiliated.” (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool Photo via AP, file)
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Even more chaotic than usual, Globes still had their moments

There were the usual confounding results and general sense of chaos, compounded this year by Zoom fails and some awkward interchanges
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In this video grab issued Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, by NBC, nominees in the category for best supporting actor in a motion picture react as Daniel Kaluuya, top center, is announced as the winner for his role in "Judas and the Black Messiah" at the Golden Globe Awards. (NBC via AP)
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Review: In 'Truffle Hunters,' an enchanting but beset world

Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw's exquisitely charming documentary “The Truffle Hunters" is about old Italian men who scavenge truffles and their bond with their dogs
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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Aurelio Conterno and his dog Birba in a scene from "The Truffle Hunters." (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
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Utah nears new teen treatment rules Paris Hilton supported

Utah is one hurdle away from stricter rules regulating treatment centers for troubled teens, weeks after Paris Hilton gave emotional testimony in support of the bill
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Paris Hilton tras hablar en una audiencia de comisión del Senado en el Capitolio de Utah el 8 de febrero de 2021 en Salt Lake City. Hilton testificó sobre los abusos que sufrió en un internado de Utah en la década de 1990 ante legisladores que promueven una ley para regular la industria. (Foto AP/Rick Bowmer)
March 03

Detectives look at SUV's 'black box' from Tiger Woods crash

Detectives are looking at data from the “black box” of Tiger Woods’ SUV to get a clearer picture of what occurred during the Southern California rollover crash last week that seriously injured the golf star
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A crane is used to lift a vehicle following a rollover accident involving golfer Tiger Woods, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles. Woods suffered leg injuries in the one-car accident and was undergoing surgery, authorities and his manager said. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Camilla says hospitalized Prince Philip is 'slightly' better

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, says her hospitalized father-in-law Prince Philip is “slightly improving,” and the family is keeping its fingers crossed for his recovery
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A police officer stands guard outside the main entrance of St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, where Britain's Prince Philip is being treated, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Buckingham Palace said Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was transferred from King Edward VII's Hospital to St Bartholomew's Hospital on Monday to undergo testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition as he continues treatment for an unspecified infection. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas files for bankruptcy, seeks buyer

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas Holdings, a Texas-based dine-in theater chain, says it filed for bankruptcy due to financial woes during the pandemic
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Spanish king's sisters vaccinated on trip to see dad in UAE

The sisters of Spanish King Felipe VI have acknowledged that they were administered COVID-19 vaccines during a visit to the United Arab Emirates
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FILE - In this Wednesdday, April 16, 2008 file photo, Spain's Princess Cristina, left and Princess Elena, listen to the Spanish national anthem during a ceremony, upon their arrival for the opening of the Spanish Parliament, after Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's Socialist Party won the general elections on March 9, in Madrid. The sisters of Spanish King Felipe VI have acknowledged on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, that they were administered COVID-19 vaccines during a visit to the United Arab Emirates. In a statement published by a Spanish newspaper, the Infantas Elena and Cristina said that they were “offered the possibility” of receiving vaccines while in Abu Dhabi to visit their father and former monarch, Juan Carlos I. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)
March 03

Review: 'Klara and the Sun' is a poignant mediation on love

In “Klara and the Sun,” Kazuo Ishiguro takes readers on a journey through the mind of Klara, one of many artificial friends who have been built to keep lonely children company
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This cover image released by Knopf shows "Klara and the Sun," a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. (Knopf via AP)
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Tonywatch: Elizabeth Stanley seeks 'healing and connection'

A short time after Broadway shut down last year, Elizabeth Stanley went on a tiny rescue mission
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Elizabeth Stanley appears during a performance of "Jagged Little Pill" in New York. Stanley earned her first Tony Award nomination playing the mom of a Connecticut family spiraling out of control in the musical set to the music of Alanis Morissette's 1995 album of the same name.(Matthew Murphy/Vivacity Media Group via AP)
March 03

Dolly Parton on her 50th Grammy nod: 'It's always special'

It’s been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honor
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FILE - Dolly Parton performs in concert on May 27, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. It's been 51 years since Dolly Parton earned her first Grammy nomination, and this year the national treasure who has won nine Grammys throughout her career is competing for her 50th honor. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
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Miss Universe competition to air live from Florida in May

After a year and a half, the Miss Universe competition will return with a live telecast on May 16
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FILE - Catriona Gray of the Philippines, left, reacts as she is crowned the new Miss Universe 2018 by Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters during the final round of the 67th Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand, on Dec. 17, 2018. After a year and a half, the Miss Universe competition will return with a live telecast on May 16. The 69th Miss Universe will be crowned at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)
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Music video on Iranian app with US porn actress spurs probe

Iranian media are reporting that a music video on an Iranian entertainment app that includes an appearance by a U.S. porn actress has prompted outrage among authorities
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Head of Poland's Shakespeare theater, Jerzy Limon, dies

Jerzy Limon, a Polish academic who was honored by Queen Elizabeth II for creating and directing a Shakespeare theater and festival in Poland, has died of COVID-19
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Vanessa Bryant still perseveres after Kobe, Gigi's death

Vanessa Bryant says she is focused on “finding the light in darkness” in an emotional story in People magazine
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2017, file photo, from left, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, wife Vanessa and daughter Natalia Diamante Bryant are seen before an NCAA college women's basketball game between Connecticut and UCLA, in Los Angeles. Vanessa Bryant says she is focused on “finding the light in darkness” in an emotional story in People magazine. She details how she attempts to push forward after her husband, Kobe Bryant, and daughter Gigi died in a helicopter crash in early 2020. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
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In Mississippi, small-town bluesman keeps aging music alive

In the small town of Bentonia, Mississippi, juke joint owner Jimmy “Duck” Holmes is the last carrier of a dying musical storytelling tradition
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Bluesman Jimmy "Duck" Holmes plays a quick ditty at the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Miss., Jan. 21, 2021. Holmes' ninth album, "Cypress Grove," has earned a Grammy nomination for the Best Traditional Blues Album. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)