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  • Andy Warhol exhibit coming to Columbia this summer

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Portraits by famed pop artist Andy Warhol are coming to the Columbia Museum of Art this summer. The State newspaper in Columbia (http://bit.ly/1IW3Diw ) reports that “From Marilyn to Mao: Andy…

  • Review: Broadway’s ‘Fun Home’ is a deeply moving triumph

    NEW YORK (AP) — The best commercial for a Broadway show this season isn’t on TV. It’s on Broadway itself, in the stunning, deeply moving “Fun Home.” Three siblings ranging in age from 6 to…

  • Email: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

    BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series “Finding Your Roots” not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared…

  • Robin Williams the posthumous star of ‘3 Still Standing’

    TORONTO (AP) — Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on “Mork and Mindy,” he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit — and by the ’80s was a leading light…

  • Canadian businessman hired as new CEO of European Tour

    VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The head of a Canadian media conglomerate that acquired rights to the NHL in the largest sports deal in the country’s history has been hired as the new chief executive…

  • Kristin Hannah says novel ‘The Nightingale’ is her favorite

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kristin Hannah says her new novel, “The Nightingale,” is her favorite book she’s written. That’s a bold statement since she’s had a number of best-sellers, including “Firefly Lane,” ”Home Front” and…

  • ‘Mathical’ prize honors 4 children’s books for math themes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Math-related children’s books are being awarded a new literature prize as the National Math Festival begins. The Children’s Book Council and Berkeley, California-based Mathematical Sciences Research Institute are awarding the Mathical: Books…

  • Smithsonian hosts symposium on cultural heritage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution is hosting a symposium with the University of Chicago about how cultural heritage has become a target during global conflicts and an aid for reconciliation. The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery…

  • Brangah forms theater troupe with Richard Madden, Judi Dench

    LONDON (AP) — Kenneth Branagh has assembled a troupe including Judi Dench, Rob Brydon and “Game of Thrones” star Richard Madden for a season of plays under the banner of the Kenneth Brangah Theatre Company.…

  • Paul Almond, creator of “Seven Up!” documentary, dies at 83

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Almond, a Canadian-born filmmaker whose landmark 1964 documentary “Seven Up!” inspired an extended look at British children’s unfolding lives, has died. Almond was 83. Almond died of complications from heart…

  • Puppies Attack: Hugo Awards reflect sci-fi/fantasy divide

    NEW YORK (AP) — Call it the invasion of the Sad Puppies. One of the signature awards of the science fiction/fantasy community, the Hugos, has been ensnared in a fierce debate over the genre’s future,…

  • Review: O’Hara shines in mostly wonderful ‘The King and I’

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a new King in town, and Kelli O’Hara’s got him. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical “The King and I” is getting an elegant, thoughtful revival courtesy of Lincoln Center Theater.…

  • Anna Kendrick has book of essays coming out in 2016

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Kendrick, already known as an actress and singer, will soon show off her literary side. At least, she’ll try. Touchstone announced Thursday that the star of such films as “Up…

  • Correction: Coachella Fashion story

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story April 9 about fashion at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche as Jackie. A corrected…

  • Court monitor: Apple antitrust cooperation has ‘declined’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc.’s cooperation with efforts to improve its compliance with antitrust laws after a federal judge concluded it colluded with electronic book publishers to raise prices five years ago took on…