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

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

  • 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…

  • Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage. The latter…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Granite monument to be dedicated at James Dean’s birth place

    MARION, Ind. (AP) — A black granite monument honoring Indiana-born movie star James Dean will be dedicated this fall at the site of a north-central Indiana apartment house where Dean was born. The 6-foot-tall monument…

  • 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…

  • 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.”…

  • ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’ goes beyond the biblical epic

    OUARZAZATE, Morocco (AP) — The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations — and now to make matters worse, the body of…

  • 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…

  • ‘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…