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  • Auction set for work from ex-auto plant credited to Banksy

    DETROIT (AP) — An auction is planned for an artwork that gallery officials say the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy created at a former Detroit auto plant. It’s listed among works being sold Sept. 30…

  • Tony Bennett honored by DC university for commitment to arts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University is honoring Tony Bennett and his wife with the university president’s medal for their commitment to the arts. University President Steven Knapp presented the honor Thursday night at the…

  • Long-lost Fitzgerald story finally published

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year before F. Scott Fitzgerald died of a heart attack, he completed a short story about a hard-drinking writer diagnosed with cardiac disease. “And as for that current dodge ‘No…

  • Invisible Women? Hollywood’s female superhero problem

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Batman. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Ant-Man. The list of male superheroes starring in their own big-screen escapades is bigger than Tony Stark’s ego, and the billions of dollars these films have generated…

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended July 26th. FICTION 1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 2. “The Isle of the Lost” by Melissa de la Cruz (Disney-Hyperion) 3. “The Girl on the Train” by…

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (Harper) 2. “Grey” by E.L. James (Vintage) 3. “Paper Towns” by John Green (Speak) 4. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee (Harper) 5. “The Girl on…

  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    6 Copyright 5/8/2015 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 7/26/2015, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2015 The Nielsen Company. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula…

  • Lupita Nyong’o to make NYC stage debut in September

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lupita Nyong’o, the Oscar-winner for her role in Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” will make her New York stage debut in September. The Public Theater said Thursday that Nyong’o (loo-PEE’-tuh…

  • A few stellar ‘Daily Show’ alums (besides Jon Stewart)

    NEW YORK (AP) — You want a great career in comedy? Start by landing a job as a correspondent on “The Daily Show”! Under Jon Stewart’s 16-year-long run as host, it became one of TV’s…

  • ‘It’s a gift’ _ Leslie Odom Jr. relishes his ‘Hamilton’ shot

    NEW YORK (AP) — During an early version of the Founding Fathers musical “Hamilton,” Leslie Odom Jr. was in the seats with the audience, blown away. The guy playing Aaron Burr was making him a…

  • New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — During last summer’s Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip. He…

  • Lennon honored with artwork showing him in yellow submarine

    NEW YORK (AP) — Standing in front of artwork depicting Manhattan as a yellow submarine and John Lennon as the pilot displaying the peace sign, Yoko Ono joined Bono and other guests to honor her…

  • Piece of history restored in Georgetown

    Don’t expect the neon sign to glow until a lighting ceremony planned for Sept. 23, but when the switch is flipped the sign will look the same way it did for decades.

  • 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…