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(W)TOP of the month: April Entertainment Guide

It’s the top of the month, so that means it’s time for our monthly roundup of must-hit events.

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  • Fired host Rodner Figueroa replaced by Univision

    MIAMI (AP) — Three weeks after Univision host Rodner Figueroa was fired for remarks he made about First Lady Michelle Obama, Carlos Calderon and Jomari Goyso were named the new hosts of “Sal y Pimienta.”…

  • TV vet takes to sky, dives into sea to help injured animals

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not every veterinarian would call it paradise. Scott Sims gets to far-flung locales in the Hawaiian Islands by flying a plane he built himself or by biking, riding an ATV or…

  • Tidal streaming service seeks more artists to join as owners

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tidal, the music and video streaming service co-owned by Jay Z, Rihanna, Madonna and other artists, is inviting more performers to join the company and earn equity. Senior executive Vania Schlogel…

  • Full trailer drops for Tom Hardy ‘Mad Max’ remake

    WASHINGTON — Mel Gibson went from Australian unknown to global superstar in George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action classic “Mad Max” (1979) and the even better sequel “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior” (1981). Now, Warner Bros. has…

  • Review: Jacob Rubin’s ‘The Poser’ is darkly funny

    “The Poser” (Viking/Penguin Books), by Jacob Rubin The central character in Jacob Rubin’s “The Poser” is a young man with the ability to instantaneously and flawlessly imitate anyone. Encouraged by his mother and discovered by…

  • Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first-ever sanctions program to penalize overseas hackers who engage in cyber spying and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of that espionage, potentially including…

  • ‘Furious 7′ film shows off sharp new Imax laser technology

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deeper blacks, brighter whites, even bigger screens and better sound. When the high-speed action sequel “Furious 7″ debuts this weekend, audiences at Hollywood’s famous TCL Chinese Theatre will see every tire…

  • New Jersey school cancels Common as commencement speaker

    UNION, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s Kean University has cancelled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a woman convicted of killing a police officer who fled to…

  • Lucy Lawless is bewitching as a newcomer to WGN’s ‘Salem’

    NEW YORK (AP) — As if there weren’t enough upheaval in 17th-Century Salem, Massachusetts, this haunted village is about to welcome Lucy Lawless. Celebrated for such unflinching performances as Xena, Warrior Princess, and Lucretia in…

  • Germany: Pissarro work from Gurlitt trove to be returned

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany says experts have determined that a Camille Pissarro painting from the art trove hoarded by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt was looted by the Nazis and will be returned to its…

  • Maya Angelou play in development by Tavis Smiley, Kenny Leon

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the nearly 30-year friendship that Tavis Smiley shared with Maya Angelou, he learned the renowned writer’s views on life and how to live it to the fullest. One year after…

  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11

    April 5: Singer Allan Clarke of The Hollies is 73. Actor Max Gail (“Sons and Daughters,” ”Barney Miller”) is 72. Actress Jane Asher is 69. Singer Agnetha Faltskog of Abba is 65. Actor Mitch Pileggi…

  • Kennedy Center to host summit on impact of arts on society

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center and the Aspen Institute plan to host an arts summit for artists, innovators and policy leaders next month on how the arts can address issues in society. The summit…

  • 2 NYC Jewish cultural institutions to form partnership

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Museum of Jewish Heritage and the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene are embarking on a partnership. The two New York City institutions say the hope is that the two-year alliance will…

  • April Fools’ Day: Viral pranks

    Happy April Fools’ Day! Watch a video of some viral pranks and some ideas to get you started. Remember to prank responsibly! Editor’s note: Some of the language in the videos may be considered graphic.