Arts and entertainment

April 26, 2019 - 2:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese entertainment and electronics company Sony Corp. has reverted to profitability for the quarter through March, boosted by robust demand for game software and network services, as well as gains from Spotify. Sony reported an 87.9 billion yen ($787 million) January-March profit...
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Ciara performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Thursday, April 25, 2019, in New Orleans. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
April 25, 2019 - 9:44 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rain delayed the start of the 50th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Thursday but didn't seem to dampen spirits. Zack Buda, 25, of Manhattan, was among people dancing in a huge, grassy puddle off to the side of the main stage where Earth, Wind and Fire were closing the...
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, standing next to her son Huck Sanders, calls on a child during a briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Children of journalists and White House staff were invited to attend the briefing and ask Sanders questions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 25, 2019 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Sanders held her first briefing in more than a month Thursday, but still didn't field questions from working journalists. Instead, Sanders held what the White House called a "kids-only" press briefing for children participating in "Take Our...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2018 file photo, John Singleton arrives at the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The "Boyz N the Hood" director suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to a statement from his family on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 25, 2019 - 4:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Boyz N the Hood" director John Singleton is in a coma at a Los Angeles hospital eight days after suffering a major stroke, court papers filed Thursday showed. The 51-year-old director's condition was revealed in a court filing from his mother, Shelia Ward, who is requesting she...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, Symone Sanders speaks to members of the media in the spin room after a presidential forum in Des Moines, Iowa. Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 25, 2019 - 11:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has hired Symone Sanders, a prominent African American political strategist, as a senior adviser to his newly launched presidential campaign. The move adds a younger, diverse voice to Biden's cadre of top advisers, which has been dominated by older white men. It suggests...
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Actress Lea Seydoux, from left, director Cary Joji Fukunaga, actors Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch pose for photographers during the photo call of the latest installment of the James Bond film franchise, currently known as 'Bond 25', in Oracabessa, Jamaica, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Hudson)
April 25, 2019 - 10:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The 25th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig's fifth and final installment as 007 is heading home to Jamaica. Craig, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and director Cary Fukunaga on Thursday launched the film from the Caribbean island nation where Ian Fleming wrote...
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This cover image released by Warner Bros. Records and TIDAL shows "Originals," a release of music from the late pop icon Prince. The album will be available on Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming platform exclusively for two weeks starting June 7 and the album will be widely available on June 21. (Warner Bros. Records and TIDA via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 10:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A new Prince album featuring his versions of songs he wrote for other artists will be released in June. The 15-track "Originals" will include "Nothing Compares 2 U," the No. 1 hit for Sinéad O'Connor; "The Glamorous Life," Sheila E.'s signature song and Top 10 pop hit; and Kenny...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, Jenni Rivera attends a press conference, in Woodland Hills, California. A documentary on Jenni Rivera with unseen footage from her last moments is heading to the screen under the direction and production of Emilio Estefan, it was announced Thursday, April, 25, 2019. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)
April 25, 2019 - 10:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary on Jenni Rivera with unseen concert footage from her last performance is being developed by Emilio Estefan. The Latin music mogul and television producer Dave Broome have partnered with the Rivera family, who gave them exclusive rights to produce the film. They plan to...
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April 25, 2019 - 9:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Poet Joy Harjo has won a $65,000 prize for writers deemed worthy of greater recognition. Poets & Writers announced Thursday that Harjo had received the Jackson Prize, an honor that previously has been given to Claudia Rankine, Henri Cole and Elizabeth Alexander, among others...
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This image released by TCM shows TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz, left, and director Ava DuVernay who is bringing 17 of her favorite classic films to Turner Classic Movies’ “The Essentials” series. (Anne Marie Fox/TCM via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 8:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — To say filmmaker Ava DuVernay is a busy woman is an understatement, but when Turner Classic Movies called and asked her to curate the channel's "The Essentials" series, she knew she had to make it work. Usually "The Essentials" is filmed across two or three days. But the only way...
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