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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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  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Minority Leader Harry Reid’s retirement sets off struggle in Senate Democratic ranks WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to retire has sparked a very public feud between the No. 2 and No.…

  • ‘Boyhood’ actress Patricia Arquette planning memoir

    NEW YORK (AP) — Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette has lot more to say off screen than her Oscar acceptance speech. The actress cited in February for her performance in “Boyhood” has a deal with…

  • Dish’s Internet TV, Sling, gets HBO service for $15 a month

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO lovers have one more way to watch “Game of Thrones.” If you subscribe to Dish’s $20-a-month Internet TV service, Sling TV, you can order HBO for an extra $15 each…

  • Ingram, longtime Twins minor league coach, dies at 48

    ATLANTA (AP) — Riccardo Ingram, a longtime minor league coach in the Minnesota Twins organization and a former football and baseball star at Georgia Tech, has died at the age of 48 following his second…

  • Marlon James among winners of Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Marlon James and poet Marilyn Chin are among this year’s winners of the Anisfield-Wolf (AN’-is-feeld) Book Awards, given for literature that “confronts racism and examines diversity.” James was cited Wednesday…

  • IndyCar’s new aero kits leave debris trail in season opener

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Broken bits and pieces from IndyCar’s new aero kits littered the track in the series season opener, which was slowed by several cautions to pick up the parts. The multiple race…

  • Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer

    LONDON (AP) — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75. Her death was announced on the website and Twitter…

  • No more ‘no girls allowed’ at Spike

    NEW YORK (AP) — With this week’s premiere of a series based on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight” show feature of lip sync-dueling celebrities, the Spike television network is throwing open the door of its boys’ clubhouse…

  • Exhibit in ex-psychiatric ward celebrates Brazilian artist

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Arthur Bispo do Rosario needed art supplies within the psychiatric institution where he lived, he’d barter cigarettes or trade favors with the guards. When that didn’t work, he’d sometimes…

  • Playwright David Adjmi wins New York infringement court case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A playwright who was accused of copyright infringement by lawyers representing the TV show “Three’s Company” over his parody of 1970s sitcoms has won a victory in court. Loretta A. Preska,…

  • 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…

  • 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.”…

  • Mark Wahlberg to produce Boston Marathon bombing movie

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS Films says Mark Wahlberg is set to produce “Patriots’ Day,” a feature film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing based on Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ firsthand account. The studio…

  • Charting the turbo-charged box office of ‘Furious’ franchise

    In their14-year history, the “Fast & Furious” films have become a case study in the power of international box office. In recent years, the unlikely franchise has made global appeal a priority and as a…

  • John Lennon’s First Wife Cynthia Lennon Dies at 75

    (MALLORCA, Spain) — John Lennon’s first wife Cynthia Lennon died Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75. The British native “passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain, following a short but…