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  • Rio museum opens its doors to Carnival’s anonymous artisans

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jeff Koons’ “Balloon Dog” and Henry Moore’s “Archer” are among some of the world’s most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti’s…

  • Charlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala

    NEW YORK (AP) — The French magazine Charlie Hebdo has been presented a freedom of expression award from the PEN American Center. Its representatives received a standing ovation Tuesday night after an emotional weeklong debate…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack at Texas cartoon-drawing contest PHOENIX (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet…

  • Asheville’s River Arts District: Wander amid art and artists

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Many cities have transformed their old industrial zones into attractive neighborhoods for recreation, shopping and new small businesses. Nowhere has this trend come to life more gloriously than in the River…

  • Asheville’s River Arts District: Wander amid art and artists

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Many cities have transformed their old industrial zones into attractive neighborhoods for recreation, shopping and new small businesses. Nowhere has this trend come to life more gloriously than in the River…

  • 5 paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers. The paintings, including three won by an American…

  • Team behind Tony Awards to produce Kennedy Center Honors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Producers who have created the Tony Awards show for the past 12 years will be given a “clean slate” and a mandate to update the “Kennedy Center Honors,” marking a new direction…

  • Tony-nominated revival of ‘On the Town’ to go on tour

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway’s “On the Town” is going on the road — and a Tony Award nominee is coming along. Producers of the revival said Tuesday that Tony Yazbeck, who earned a nomination…

  • Challenged by ‘Going Clear,’ another test awaits Tom Cruise

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Janeane Garofalo asked Brad Bird, the director of “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” about Tom Cruise at a recent Tribeca Film Festival event, she peppered Bird with allusions to the…

  • Bobby Jindal book on lessons of history coming in October

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who may or not be running for president, says he has a publication coming in October but it’s definitely not a campaign book. “I think those…

  • Tony-nominated revival of ‘On the Town’ to go on tour

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway’s “On the Town” is going on the road — and a Tony Award nominee is coming along. Producers of the revival said Tuesday that Tony Yazbeck, who earned a nomination…

  • Investigators search top Russian museum in smuggling case

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top investigative agency says it is conducting a search of Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery, considered the world’s top collection of Russian fine art, in connection with an art smuggling case. The Investigative…

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

    iBook charts for week ending May 4, 2015: Top Paid Books 1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – 9780698185395 – (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. Memory Man by David Baldacci – 9781455586387 –…

  • The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

    Audible.com best-sellers for week ending May 2, 2015: Fiction 1. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, narrated by Christian Rummel (Audible Studios) 2. Gathering Prey: Prey, Book 25 by John Sandford, narrated by…

  • Taking a break from Expo among Milan’s cultural draws

    MILAN (AP) — Milan is used to being the center of attention, albeit in brief spurts. The fashion crowd blows through here four times a year for seasonal shows. The city is the site of…