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  • Probe finds 1 suspect painting in Dutch royals’ collection

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An investigation into the Dutch royal family’s extensive art collection has uncovered one painting that was likely looted during Nazi Germany’s World War II occupation of the Netherlands. The government…

  • South African children’s reading project wins Lindgren Prize

    HELSINKI (AP) — The South African alternative education project PRAESA has been awarded this year’s Astrid Lindgren Prize for children’s literature for innovative ways of encouraging reading and literature among children and youth. Announcing the…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Officials: Iran nuke talks to end with agreement to continue negotiations LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue…

  • D.C. duo moves from living room to silver screen

    WASHINGTON — As Northwest D.C. loses one indie theater with the closing of West End Cinema in Foggy Bottom, another upstart is springing from the concrete in Mt. Pleasant. Suns Cinema, which began with two…

  • South African comic Noah will replace Jon Stewart

    NEW YORK (AP) — The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s replacement on “The Daily Show” advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while…

  • Irvine Welsh, Joseph O’Neill up for comic-writing prize

    LONDON (AP) — Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh and Irish-American author Joseph O’Neill are among the finalists for a comic-writing award whose prize includes a bottle of champagne and a pig. Welsh’s scabrous “A Decent Ride”…

  • Review: In ‘Lambert & Stamp,’ the backstage story of The Who

    The teenage revolution was in full force on the fall 1964 night that Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp stumbled into the Railway Tavern, a London pub where a band called the High Numbers was playing…

  • NBC, Cirque du Soleil bringing ‘The Wiz’ to TV, Broadway

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Wiz” is coming to TV and back to Broadway with productions from NBC and Cirque du Soleil. NBC said Monday it will air a Dec. 3 live production of the…

  • Eliane Elias enjoys musical homecoming on new CD

    Eliane Elias, “Made in Brazil” (Concord Jazz) Eliane Elias displays her full range of talents as a pianist, singer, composer, arranger and producer on her first recording in her native Brazil since moving to the…

  • Aidan Gillen of ‘Game of Thrones’ narrating ‘The Art of War’

    NEW YORK (AP) — A new audiobook recording of Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” will soon be available with the perfect narrator — the scheming royal adviser Littlefinger from “Game of Thrones.” Audible Inc.,…

  • Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to “The Daily Show” a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart’s replacement as host, Comedy Central…

  • AP Exclusive: ‘Daily Show’ host Noah discusses his new gig

    NEW YORK (AP) — The deal was done only last week, says Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old South African comedian who will take over “The Daily Show” from longtime host Jon Stewart. Shortly after Comedy Central…

  • Cotton Malone is on the case in Berry’s ‘Patriot Threat’

    “The Patriot Threat” (Minotaur Books), by Steve Berry Cotton Malone tackles a case that could cause an uprising over taxes in Steve Berry’s new thriller, “The Patriot Threat.” A deposed North Korean leader believes he…

  • ‘Much to Think About': Saul Bellow’s nonfiction

    “There is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction” (Viking), by Saul Bellow, edited by Benjamin Taylor For the title of a new collection of nonfiction by Saul Bellow, Benjamin Taylor borrowed the name…

  • Van Gogh exhibit to feature artist’s nature paintings

    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — An exhibit featuring 50 paintings and drawings of nature by Vincent Van Gogh will open in western Massachusetts in June. “Van Gogh and Nature” is the first exhibit devoted to the…