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  • Washington Ballet brings ‘Sleepy Hollow’ sneak peek to Smithsonian museum

    WASHINGTON – The Washington Ballet is gearing up for next month’s performance of “Sleepy Hollow,” bringing Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman to the Kennedy Center on Feb. 18-22. But why wait when you can…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    SAME-SEX WEDDING VENUE-LAWSUIT Wedding venue settles bias complaint filed by gay couple GRIMES, Iowa (AP) — The owners of a gift shop and bistro who refused to hold a same-sex wedding at their Iowa business…

  • Review: CSC’s new ‘A Month in the Country’ lacks nuance

    NEW YORK (AP) — Careless actions can have unexpected consequences, as demonstrated in the great 19th-century Russian playwright Ivan Turgenev’s classic “A Month in the Country.” The comedy of manners, about all kinds of love…

  • Amy Poehler feted by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Amy Poehler turned the tables on her roasters, poking fun at Harvard and its famed Hasty Pudding theater troupe during its annual Woman of the Year award Thursday. The actress joked…

  • AP Explains: Super Bowl stadium full of unique features

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With its retractable roof and moveable field, University of Phoenix Stadium is unlike any stadium anywhere. Its unique design allows games to be played inside in the air conditioning when it’s…

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended Jan. 25th. FICTION 1. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 2. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 3. “All the Light…

  • USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

    1. “American Sniper” by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice (William Morrow) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House Trade Paperbacks) 4. “Gone Girl”…

  • Timberland sever ties with A.P.C. for using “N-word”

    PARIS (AP) — Capping the Paris fashion season with a dose of controversy, French menswear company APC apologized for using a racist slur in a show last week — prompting collaborator, shoe giant Timberland, to…

  • Film ‘Red Army’ uses hockey as window into Soviet history

    TORONTO (AP) — Audiences understand early on that “Red Army” is more than just a film about hockey. The documentary features plenty of footage of the Soviet Union’s renowned national team scoring incredible goals, undergoing…

  • ‘The Thorn Birds’ author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77

    SYDNEY (AP) — Best-selling Australian author Colleen McCullough, whose novel “The Thorn Birds” sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. McCullough died Thursday in a hospital on remote…

  • Helen Eustis, award-winning mystery writer, dead at 98

    NEW YORK (AP) — Helen Eustis, an Edgar Award-winning mystery writer who later translated works by Georges Simenon and other European authors, has died. She was 98. Eustis’ son, Adam Fisher, said Thursday that she…

  • Jim Parsons to play God in Broadway’s ‘An Act of God’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Parsons is going from a scientific nerd in “The Big Bang Theory” to a pretty big religious role — the Almighty. Producers on Thursday said Parsons will star in a…

  • Tommy Hilfiger memoir to be published this fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fashion giant Tommy Hilfiger is working on a memoir. Hilfiger, 63, has a deal with Ballantine Books for a book expected this fall, the publisher announced Thursday. According to Ballantine, an…

  • Kerry Butler to join ‘Clinton: The Musical’ off-Broadway

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kerry Butler’s next role will take her to the White House — the Clinton White House, that is. The Tony Award-nominated star of “Xanadu” said Thursday she will play Hillary Rodham…

  • Broadway-bound ‘Gigi’ opens 1st at Kennedy Center in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Broadway-bound musical revival “Gigi” is opening at the Kennedy Center, starring Vanessa Hudgens, who will make her Broadway debut. The new production has its opening Thursday and runs through Feb. 12…