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  • Broadway theatergoer tries to recharge phone in onstage plug

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s loud talking, snoring and, of course, phones ringing. But theater etiquette might have taken a turn for the bizarre on Broadway last week with a dead cellphone. A patron at…

  • ESPN’s Jackson wins Pro Football Hall’s broadcasting award

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — ESPN broadcaster Tom Jackson has won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. The Pro Football Hall of Fame made the announcement Tuesday. The NFL analyst will be recognized for “longtime exceptional contributions…

  • Harry Shearer back at ‘The Simpsons’ after contract dispute

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Shearer and his many voices are returning to “The Simpsons” after a contentious and public contract dispute. Dueling tweets in May between Shearer and “Simpsons” executive producer Al Jean suggested…

  • West End Cinema to re-open as Landmark later this month

    WASHINGTON — A Foggy Bottom fixture is returning. The Washington Post reports the West End Cinema will reopen later this month. A giant sign in the window now shows “Opening July 17, 2015″ with a “Landmark…

  • Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart play at Chanel’s casino

    PARIS (AP) — Diamonds, celebrities and iconic couture merged — on Karl Lagerfeld’s orders — around a massive casino table Tuesday for Chanel’s spectacular fashion show. Here are the highlights of the day’s fall-winter 2015-16…

  • Travel: Charleston on best cities list, Harlem, wildflowers

    CHARLESTON AGAIN IN TRAVEL + LEISURE BEST DESTINATIONS Charleston, South Carolina, was named the top destination in the U.S. and Canada for the third year in a row by Travel + Leisure magazine’s “World’s Best…

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

    iBook charts for week ending July 6, 2015: Top Paid Books 1. Grey by E L James – 9781101946350 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – 9780698185395…

  • New Sarah Palin book coming in November

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has a new book coming out, with a new publisher. Regnery Publishing, a conservative press based in Washington, D.C., announced Tuesday that it is planning a November release for…

  • Review: From Holocaust survivor to Medal of Honor recipient

    “Single Handed” (Berkley), by Daniel M. Cohen After surviving the Holocaust and a year in a notorious Nazi concentration camp, Tibor Rubin fought as a U.S. Army infantryman in Korea, displaying the kind of raw…

  • Colin Quinn bemoans death of New York personality in show

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Colin Quinn has some sad news about his hometown: New York is dead. The Brooklyn-born Irish-American comedian returns to the stage this month eulogizing the loss of loudmouth, opinionated New…

  • Review: Brad Thor delivers in new thriller ‘Code of Conduct’

    “Code of Conduct” (Emily Bestler), by Brad Thor Counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath dives deep into another world-shattering plot with personal ramifications in “Code of Conduct,” Brad Thor’s latest thriller. Harvath is planning to spend quality…

  • Jewish officials protest art installation at Polish museum

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jewish officials are furious over a video installation at a Polish museum that shows naked men and women playing a game of tag in a gas chamber. Efraim Zuroff, director of…

  • Penn & Teller aim to work their brand of magic on Broadway

    NEW YORK (AP) — Magic doesn’t just happen like, well, magic. That’s a major message of Penn and Teller, who for 40 years have plied their trade as sassy secularists in the priesthood of magicians,…

  • Revised cost of Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium approved

    TOKYO (AP) — The building of a new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will go ahead as planned after approval of the revised $2.1 billion construction cost. The Japan Sports Council, which will…

  • Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

    The sexual assault allegations that resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 after a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at…