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  • Tourists give hope to residents of battered Lebanese city

    TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — As the tour group made its way through the narrow alleys of the seaside city of Tripoli, marveling at its medieval architecture, residents stared back at a sight that for them…

  • Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani. The Recording Academy said Tuesday that Annie Lennox will…

  • Domingo to sing in Woody Allen-directed opera in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Placido Domingo will take on his 146th role when he sings the title character of Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” in a Woody Allen production on Sept. 12, the opening night of the…

  • Sundance Watch: Celebs talk fest, iPhone film premieres

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here’s what they’ve seen and heard: ____ CELEBRITY QUOTES ON SUNDANCE From Kevin…

  • Kristen Stewart, Robin Wright hit politically-minded couture

    PARIS (AP) — “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart stunned crowds at Chanel’s Paris couture show Tuesday, revealing an edgy bob in a white Chanel sleeveless mini-dress that showed the 24-year-old is fashion savvy beyond her age.…

  • Smithsonian working to finalize deal for new site in London

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As London works to redevelop its Olympic park from 2012 with a new cultural center, it could eventually include an import from the United States. The Smithsonian Institution is working to establish…

  • Memoir ‘H is for Hawk’ wins Britain’s Costa book prize

    LONDON (AP) — Helen Macdonald’s account of how training a hawk helped her cope with grief has won Britain’s Costa Book of the Year prize. Macdonald’s “H is for Hawk” was named winner of the…

  • Kevin Spacey skips award shows to help aspiring Arab actors

    SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kevin Spacey skipped the Screen Actors Guild awards, which handed him a win for his wildly popular role on “House of Cards”, to watch 34 young actors from across…

  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending January 26, 2015: Top Paid Books 1. American Sniper (Enhanced Edition) by Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice & Scott Mcewen – 9780062190963 – (William Morrow) 2. The Girl on the Train…

  • Q&A: Opera star Deborah Voigt writes of turbulent life

    NEW YORK (AP) — Soprano Deborah Voigt keeps a picture of herself performing alongside tenor Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera — both as a treasured memory of a great triumph and as a stark…

  • Northeast residents digging out, moving on from snowstorm

    Areas of the busy Northeast corridor were left to deal with a storm that packed a winter wallop of heavy snow and high winds for some and left others with more typical snow accumulations. Here’s…

  • Most Broadway theaters reopen Tuesday in New York City

    NEW YORK (AP) — Most Broadway theaters reopened Tuesday, a day after a heavy snow wiped out shows in New York for one night. The Broadway League said all current plays and musicals will be…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    BRITAIN-FEMALE BISHOP Church of England ordains first female bishop LONDON (AP) — The male monopoly in the leadership of the Church of England has ended with Monday’s consecration of the 500-year-old institution’s first female bishop.…

  • As storm rushes in, airlines cancel while salt sellers gain

    Businesses large and small are feeling the effects of a huge snowstorm sweeping into the Northeast Monday. For some, wintry weather is derailing activity: Airlines canceled thousands of flights. Car dealers expect to lose a…

  • Kate Hudson reveals derriere at Versace, Portman hits Dior

    PARIS (AP) — At Paris’ high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story. Academy Award winner Goldie Hawn and her daughter Kate Hudson made a surprise appearance at Atelier Versace…