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  • New Mitch Albom novel a story of world-famous guitarist

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mitch Albom’s next novel will have strings attached. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced Wednesday that Albom’s “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” will come out Nov. 10. The title…

  • Antiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum

    HONOLULU (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art. The museum on Wednesday handed over seven rare artifacts…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Minority Leader Harry Reid’s retirement sets off struggle in Senate Democratic ranks WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s decision to retire has sparked a very public feud between the No. 2 and No.…

  • ‘Boyhood’ actress Patricia Arquette planning memoir

    NEW YORK (AP) — Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette has lot more to say off screen than her Oscar acceptance speech. The actress cited in February for her performance in “Boyhood” has a deal with…

  • Marlon James among winners of Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Marlon James and poet Marilyn Chin are among this year’s winners of the Anisfield-Wolf (AN’-is-feeld) Book Awards, given for literature that “confronts racism and examines diversity.” James was cited Wednesday…

  • Exhibit in ex-psychiatric ward celebrates Brazilian artist

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Arthur Bispo do Rosario needed art supplies within the psychiatric institution where he lived, he’d barter cigarettes or trade favors with the guards. When that didn’t work, he’d sometimes…

  • Playwright David Adjmi wins New York infringement court case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A playwright who was accused of copyright infringement by lawyers representing the TV show “Three’s Company” over his parody of 1970s sitcoms has won a victory in court. Loretta A. Preska,…

  • Live in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyers

    SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida (AP) — The wow factor for Miami’s skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view. It takes something more audacious to sell beachfront property these days to the…

  • Avedon exhibit features portraits of 1960s-70s newsmakers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new exhibit focusing on Richard Avedon’s photos of political and cultural newsmakers invites visitors to rethink the concept of portraits in the age of the selfie. “Richard Avedon: Family Affairs” opens…

  • 2 NYC Jewish cultural institutions to form partnership

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Museum of Jewish Heritage and the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene are embarking on a partnership. The two New York City institutions say the hope is that the two-year alliance will…

  • Review: Jacob Rubin’s ‘The Poser’ is darkly funny

    “The Poser” (Viking/Penguin Books), by Jacob Rubin The central character in Jacob Rubin’s “The Poser” is a young man with the ability to instantaneously and flawlessly imitate anyone. Encouraged by his mother and discovered by…

  • Maya Angelou play in development by Tavis Smiley, Kenny Leon

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the nearly 30-year friendship that Tavis Smiley shared with Maya Angelou, he learned the renowned writer’s views on life and how to live it to the fullest. One year after…

  • Kennedy Center to host summit on impact of arts on society

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center and the Aspen Institute plan to host an arts summit for artists, innovators and policy leaders next month on how the arts can address issues in society. The summit…

  • 2 NYC Jewish cultural institutions to form partnership

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Museum of Jewish Heritage and the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene are embarking on a partnership. The two New York City institutions say the hope is that the two-year alliance will…

  • April Entertainment Guide

    Must-hit events and activities around town for the month of April.