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Songs by Jay-Z, Lauper being added to Recording Registry

Mar. 20, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that "La Bamba," ''Gunsmoke" and "Hair" are some of the titles tapped for preservation this year....

Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

Mar. 20, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space...

In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

Mar. 19, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Century City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres. Shirley Temple's bungalow still sits on the lot, as does the piano where John...

Jordan Peele dares everyone to look at the horrors of 'Us'

Mar. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele's sweet spot as a filmmaker are the "pit in your stomach" moments. That thing that happens when you realize the woman stirring the tea isn't just there for conversation. When you notice that the help is a little off. Or, as in his new film "Us," when you see that the family...

Coroner says 'Young and Restless' star died of heart disease

Mar. 19, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday. Investigators listed "hypertrophic heart disease" as the cause of the 52-year-old's death...

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Glenn Close to speak at William & Mary commencement

Mar. 20, 2019 5:09 AM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Glenn Close will speak at William & Mary's commencement ceremony in May. The Daily Press reported Tuesday that that the award-winning actress graduated from the school in 1974. She also received an honorary degree in 1989. She will be awarded an honorary fellowship at the...

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Mar. 20, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof. The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming service, Disney...

Songs by Jay-Z, Lauper being added to Recording Registry

Mar. 20, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that "La Bamba," ''Gunsmoke" and "Hair" are some of the titles tapped for preservation this year....

Jay-Z, Dead & Co, the Killers to perform at Woodstock 50

Mar. 20, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z, Dead & Company and the Killers will headline one of the 50th anniversary shows commemorating the groundbreaking Woodstock festival this summer. Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang announced Tuesday that Miley Cyrus, Santana, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space...

Colorado band changes name over police violence reference

Mar. 20, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado rock band named for a term referencing police violence has changed the group's title because one of its members is also a law enforcement officer. The Denver Post reported Monday that Alley Ride dropped its name after the Denver officer informed city police officials, who...

Redick just misses triple-double; 76ers beat Hornets 118-114

Mar. 19, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — JJ Redick's last triple-double came in high school. "Does high school even count?" Redick said with a grin. "I mean we all have our high school stories." Redick was two assists shy of his first NBA triple-double in 761 career games, finishing with 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight...

Politicians show solidarity with striking CSO musicians

Mar. 19, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Striking Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians have picked up the support of some members of Illinois' congressional delegation and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The musicians, who walked off last week, are fighting for better wages, health benefits, and retirement plans....

Wilder is talking trash and ready for Breazeale at Barclays

Mar. 19, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Not to be outdone by the other heavyweight titleholder, Deontay Wilder showed he can be a champion at trash talk, too. A month after Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller squared off in a nasty, expletive-infused war of words to announce their fight — Joshua owns the major belts other...

Widespread pickets planned in support of Las Vegas union

Mar. 19, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hospitality workers in at least eight cities across the U.S. will picket starting Wednesday outside restaurants of celebrity chefs and offices of other business partners of a Las Vegas-based casino operator that has refused to bargain with a union. The picketing workers in San Francisco,...

Coroner says 'Young and Restless' star died of heart disease

Mar. 19, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday. Investigators listed "hypertrophic heart disease" as the cause of the 52-year-old's death...