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  • Obama to award arts medals to Sally Field, Stephen King

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field and author Stephen King are among luminaries set to receive a National Medal of Arts or a National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama. Obama will bestow the honors…

  • Aretha Franklin reacts to blocking screening of documentary

    DENVER (AP) — Aretha Franklin is expressing her relief after a federal judge blocked The Telluride Film Festival screening of a documentary about a 1972 concert without the singer’s consent. Franklin says in a statement…

  • Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult get emotional in ‘Equals’

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — The movie business: What’s love got to do with it? For director Drake Doremus, everything. The American filmmaker behind troubled-love stories “Like Crazy” and “Breathe In” is back with “Equals,” a…

  • Superheroes, for once, don’t rule Hollywood’s summer

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a lackluster 2014 summer, Hollywood has bounced back with one of its best seasons ever. But the most surprising part of the turnaround is that superheroes aren’t the ones who…

  • More than 175 authors to participate in 2015 National Book Festival

    WASHINGTON–  An astronaut, an award-winning journalist and a Poet Laureate walk into a bar. No, it’s not the beginning of a bad joke, and they’re actually walking into the Washington Convention Center. Buzz Aldrin, Tom…

  • Aretha Franklin blocks screening of documentary at festival

    DENVER (AP) — Aretha Franklin earned some R-E-S-P-E-C-T in a federal courtroom on Friday, convincing a judge to prevent the Telluride Film Festival from screening a documentary about a 1972 concert of hers without the…

  • Miss America Organization gave $6M in cash, tuition in 2014

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization says it handed out nearly $6 million in cash or free tuition to contestants last year in its scholarship awards program. Figures released Friday represent a…

  • Afghan artist paints Kabul’s walls of war to help heal city

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world. Wide avenues once lined with rose gardens are today gridlocked streets sandwiched by concrete blast walls protecting…

  • VENICE WATCH: Ukraine revolution inspires Venice documentary

    VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here’s what has been catching the eye of The Associated…

  • Chefs, restaurateurs team up with artists to enhance dining experience

    More chefs are throwing out their traditional white plates and are throwing clay instead. It’s all part of an effort to enhance the overall dining experience.

  • With Emmys change, ‘OITNB’ creator not a fan of genres

    NEW YORK (AP) — The creator of “Orange Is the New Black” says though the Emmys switched the hit show from the comedy category to drama, she’s not a fan of people boxing the series…

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended Aug. 30th. FICTION 1. “X” by Sue Grafton (Marion Wood Books/Putnam) 2. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 3. “What Pet Should I Get?” by Dr. Seuss (Random House)…

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. “X” by Sue Grafton (Marion Wood Books/Putnam) 2. “The Martian” by Andy Weir (Crown) 3. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 4. “Wildest Dreams” by Robyn Carr (Harlequin MIRA) 5. “The…

  • Kathleen Turner and Deborah Cox to star in off-Broadway play

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kathleen Turner and Deborah Cox will star in the world premiere of an off-Broadway play about transgender identity. 22Q Entertainment said Thursday that both women have signed on to John S.…

  • Broadway season features Jennifer Hudson and Bruce Willis

    NEW YORK (AP) — The new Broadway season hasn’t yet started in earnest and already there’s a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer — “Hamilton.” But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal…