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  • Boeing gives Kennedy Center $20 million for expansion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aerospace giant Boeing Co. is giving the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts $20 million toward the center’s expansion project. The Kennedy Center announced the gift Wednesday from the Chicago-based…

  • US Olympic hero Jim Craig to auction memorabilia

    NEW YORK (AP) — The American flag that goalie Jim Craig draped over his shoulders after the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics is on the auction block. The…

  • ‘The Book of Mormon’ gets rousing reception in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormon country, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt…

  • Reality TV show unveils life as a trainer of animal actors

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For years, Bill Berloni has taught his dogs to play make believe. Now, he’s making it real. The trainer teaches rescue dogs to beg, bark and bow or sit, stand and…

  • ‘Go Set a Watchman’ sales drop, but it’s still top seller

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sales dropped sharply for Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” in its second week of publication. But it remained the best-selling book in the country for the week ending July 26,…

  • Unique Ukrainian folk art on view at NYC museum

    NEW YORK (AP) — An exhibition of Ukrainian folk art inspired by an ancient ornamental painting tradition of home exteriors and interiors in central Ukraine is on view in New York City. Thirty-five paintings by…

  • Anne Tyler, Marilynne Robinson up for Booker fiction prize

    LONDON (AP) — Novels by Americans Anne Tyler and Marilynne Robinson are among 13 contenders for the 50,000-pound ($78,000) Booker Prize for fiction. The list, chosen from 156 entries and announced Wednesday, includes “A Brief…

  • Booing has Australian footballer Goodes considering quitting

    Few athletes have the credentials to challenge Adam Goodes for the mantle of being THE Australian sportsman, which is why a racism debate is raging Down Under. He may not have an international profile due…

  • Humanities endowment gives $36M in grants for 212 projects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Endowment for the Humanities is giving more than $36 million in grants for projects, including funds to help publish 36 nonfiction books to support popular scholarly writing. The endowment announced…

  • With a new ‘Vacation,’ a look at laughable comedy remakes

    NEW YORK (AP) — The modern comedy remake is among the most laughable of movie genres. In Hollywood’s reboot frenzy, the movie industry has increasingly turned to reviving classic comedies, only to find that few…

  • Review: “Tour” a worthy look at artist as reluctant subject

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many journalists who have written feature profiles of public figures will have experienced that light-bulb moment, once the cautious mutual-assessment phase is concluded and you start digging for the meat, when…

  • NBC cancels Poehler comedy project ‘Welcome to Sweden’

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — U.S. viewers aren’t going to see the love story on TV’s “Welcome to Sweden” play out. NBC has canceled the comedy starring Greg Poehler two weeks into its second season.…

  • Dozens of brilliant bronze works on display at Getty Museum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s almost as if the dozens of exquisitely detailed, often perfectly intact bronze sculptures on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum disappeared into an ancient witness-protection program — and decided…

  • Dr. Seuss book explores what came before ‘One Fish Two Fish’

    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Move over mockingbirds and watchmen. There’s a new Yent in a tent in town. Dr. Seuss’ new book, “What Pet Should I Get?”, features the same siblings seen in his 1960…

  • Matthew Broderick joins Broadway’s ‘Sylvia’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick has joined the upcoming cast of A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” on Broadway. Broderick, who recently appeared in “It’s Only a Play,” joins previously announced Tony-winners Julie White…