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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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  • 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 convicted cop killer who fled to Cuba. The school announced…

  • 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…

  • Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions regime

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is creating the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals overseas who engage in cyberattacks and cyber spying. Obama signed an executive order Wednesday establishing…

  • 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.

  • Live in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyers

    SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida (AP) — The wow factor for Miami’s skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view. It takes something more audacious to sell beachfront property these days to the…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Iran nuclear negotiators resume talks after crashing through March deadline for deal LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran nuclear negotiators resumed talks here Wednesday, just hours after abandoning a March 31 deadline to reach the outline…

  • Crimea’s only Tatar TV station goes off air

    MOSCOW (AP) — Crimea’s independent television station ATR went off air at midnight on Tuesday after Russian authorities repeatedly refused to give it a broadcasting license. ATR was established as the first channel dedicated to…

  • Gaza artist gobbles up valuable Banksy mural on war debris

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 33-year-old Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than $200 to a local artist. The popular…

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  • Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.…

  • Avedon exhibit features portraits of 1960s-70s newsmakers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new exhibit focusing on Richard Avedon’s photos of political and cultural newsmakers invites visitors to rethink the concept of portraits in the age of the selfie. “Richard Avedon: Family Affairs” opens…