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Monthly Entertainment Guide: March

A preview of must-hit events and activities around town for the month of March.

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  • Veronica Roth working on new series; 1st book due in 2017

    NEW YORK (AP) — Veronica Roth fans can start the countdown. The “Divergent” author is set to write a new two-book series, HarperCollins Children’s Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The books currently are…

  • Trial of ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez resumes after snow delay

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has resumed after a snow delay with more testimony about cellphone records. Hernandez is charged with the 2013 killing…

  • Nick Offerman to star in stage’s ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Offerman of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” will star as Ignatius Reilly in a stage adaptation of “A Confederacy of Dunces.” Huntington Theatre Company in Boston said Monday that Offerman will…

  • Brokaw memoir about his battle with cancer coming in May

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brokaw is sharing the news about his battle with cancer, The former NBC anchor has a memoir coming out May 12, Random House announced Monday. The book is called “A…

  • Paula Deen reaches book distribution deal with Hachette

    NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen has found a new publishing home. Hachette Book Group announced Monday that it had reached a distribution deal with the celebrity chef’s Paula Deen Ventures. Hachette’s plans include selling…

  • Review: Dave Barry’s new book filled with humor, insight

    “Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster)” (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), by Dave Barry “Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster),” Dave Barry’s latest book of essays, might be…

  • Review: Detective Isaac Bell returns in ‘The Assassin’

    “The Assassin” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn detective agency returns in Clive Cussler and Justin Scott’s new thriller, “The Assassin.” It’s 1905, and Standard Oil…

  • Review: ‘Rule of Four’ author thrills with Vatican mystery

    “The Fifth Gospel” (Simon & Schuster), by Ian Caldwell The curator of a groundbreaking exhibit at the Vatican dies mysteriously hours before its premiere. Within hours, his research partner’s family becomes victim to a home…

  • Ravens cornerback Victor Hampton arrested in NC

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens cornerback Victor Hampton has been arrested in Charlotte on a charge of driving while impaired and speeding. The North Carolina Highway Patrol told local media outlets that Hampton was…

  • Review: Maggie Barbieri’s ‘Lies That Bind’ lacks impact

    “Lies That Blind” (Minotaur Books), by Maggie Barbieri Family relationships can be complicated, tangled up with love, loyalty and support in the best situations and, in the worst cases, hostility, resentment and revenge. While secrets…

  • Review: Author explores failure of her marriage

    “Leaving Before the Rains Come” (Penguin Press), by Alexandra Fuller In her new memoir, Alexandra Fuller reveals that she wrote nine novels before her agent said her writing was solid but she lacked a compelling…

  • Oscar-winning director: Poles should see ‘Ida” not debate it

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The director of “Ida,” the Polish movie that won this year’s Oscar for best foreign film, said Monday that Poles should see it before calling it anti-Polish. “Ida” premiered in Poland…

  • Pollution documentary attracts huge interest in China

    BEIJING (AP) — A slick new documentary on China’s environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water…

  • Thousands mourn Turkish novelist Yasar Kemal

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Political leaders and fellow writers are among thousands who gathered for the funeral of Yasar Kemal, one of Turkey’s best-known novelists. Kemal, whose focus on social injustices brought him into conflict with…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Different in style, world view, Obama-Netanyahu relations never promised happily-ever-after WASHINGTON (AP) — This was never happily-ever-after waiting to happen. When President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office early in 2009,…