Arts and entertainment

March 03, 2017 - 12:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Kaufmann has canceled at the Metropolitan Opera yet again, this time nearly a year in advance. The Met says Kaufmann's agent informed the company this week that the 47-year-old German tenor will be unable to attend rehearsals and some of the early performances of the new...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2016 file photo, Remy Ma performs during the Power 99 Powerhouse 2016 in Philadelphia. Almost a week after releasing the hostile “Shether,” Remy Ma debuted “Another One” on Thursday. Both tracks take aim at rival Nicki Minaj. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
March 03, 2017 - 12:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Remy Ma has geared up for round two with Nicki Minaj. Almost a week after releasing the hostile "Shether," Ma debuted "Another One" on New York City radio station Hot 97 on Thursday. Unlike "Shether," ''Another One" is more upbeat and features audio of Mariah Carey at the top of the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2016 file photo, Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at the 2016 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Schwarzenegger tells Men's Journal for an article published online on March 2, 2017, that he doesn't dwell on the affair that cost him his marriage to Maria Shriver and is focused on having a great relationship with his kids. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 03, 2017 - 12:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says he doesn't dwell on the affair that cost him his marriage to Maria Shriver and is focused on having a great relationship with his kids. Schwarzenegger and Shriver separated in 2011 after she discovered he had fathered a child with the family maid in...
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A Banksy wall painting showing Israeli border policeman and Palestinian in a pillow fight is seen in one of the rooms of the "The Walled Off Hotel" in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Friday, March 3, 2017. The owner of a guest house packed with the elusive artist Banksy's work has opened the doors of his West Bank establishments to media, showcasing its unique "worst view in the world." The nine-room hotel named "The Walled Off Hotel" will officially open on March 11. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
March 03, 2017 - 8:42 am
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian guest house packed with artwork of the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy unveiled itself Friday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, with a sneak peek of what the owner sarcastically called the "hotel with the worst view in the world." Wisam Salsaa, 42...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2008 file photo, Colombian singers Shakira, right, and Carlos Vives perform during a "concert for peace" Independence Day celebrations in Leticia, Colombia. A Cuban singer and music producer has filed a plagiarism lawsuit filed Thursday March 3, 2017 against pop stars Shakira and Carlos Vives for allegedly copying excerpts of a decade-old song in the Colombian duo's award-winning music hit 'La Bicicleta.' (The Bike, in English). (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez, File)
March 03, 2017 - 5:43 am
MADRID (AP) — A Cuban singer and music producer has filed a plagiarism lawsuit against pop stars Shakira and Carlos Vives for allegedly copying excerpts of a decade-old song in the Colombian duo's award-winning music hit 'La Bicicleta.' The song — whose title translates to 'The Bike' — won last...
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In this Feb. 3, 2017 photo, Mexican-American photographer Maria Varela talks about her civil rights photography during an interview in her home in Albuquerque, N.M. The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago is featuring the Albuquerque resident's rarely seen photography of the movement at an exhibition called "Time to Get Ready: Fotographía Social." From marches in the rain to black share croppers toiling on former slave plantations, the photos will highlight Varela's snapshots of life during Jim Crow's final days. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
March 03, 2017 - 3:50 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mexican-American photographer Maria Varela was present at some of the most dramatic moments of the Civil Rights Movement, capturing images of voting rights demonstrations in Alabama and efforts to create Head Start programs in poor, rural areas. As one of the few Latinas...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Cheryl Boone Isaacs arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Boone Isaacs says the two accountants responsible for the best picture mistake will not work the Oscars again. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz were responsible for the winners’ envelopes at Sunday’s Oscar show. Cullinan tweeted a photo of Emma Stone from backstage minutes before handing presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope for best picture. Boone Isaacs said Cullinan’s distraction caused the error. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 03, 2017 - 12:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the film academy has sent an email to its members telling them they have much to be proud of after this year's Oscars ceremony. And she reassures them changes will be made to avoid a repeat of the botched best-picture announcement that ended the show. An Academy...
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Bruce Lutes, of Danville, Ill., poses for a photo in a souvenir shop as he visits the "Elvis Presley's Memphis" complex Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. Lutes, a lifelong Elvis fan, said the trip to Graceland was a Christmas gift from his wife. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 03, 2017 - 12:54 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly four decades after Elvis sang his last tune, his legacy got a $45 million boost with the Thursday opening of a major new attraction at his Graceland estate -- an entertainment complex that Priscilla Presley says gives "the full gamut" of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. About...
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March 02, 2017 - 9:30 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A New York musician tweeted Thursday he will no longer perform at the SXSW Music Festival over a contract provision stating that U.S. immigration agents may be contacted if an international artist violates the performance agreement. SXSW organizers responded by saying that...
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March 02, 2017 - 9:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A New York musician says he won't perform at the SXSW Music Festival over a contract provision stating that U.S. immigration agents may be contacted if an international act violates the performance agreement. SXSW organizers responded Thursday by saying that Felix Walworth, who...
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