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  • Ashes of ballerina Plisetskaya to be spread over Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The ashes of Maya Plisetskaya, the renowned Bolshoi Theater ballerina who died this weekend, will be spread over Russia in accordance with her wishes. Bolshoi director Vladimir Urin said Plisetskaya left instructions…

  • Gaiman, Bechdel among new table hosts at PEN gala

    NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman and Alison Bechdel are among the writers who have agreed to be table hosts at next week’s PEN American Center gala after six authors withdrew in protest…

  • Russian ballerina Plisetskaya dies at 89

    MOSCOW (AP) — Maya Plisetskaya, regarded as one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century and whose career at the Bolshoi Theater spanned more than 35 years, has died at age 89. Bolshoi director…

  • Crime and mystery writer Ruth Rendell dies at 85

    LONDON (AP) — Mystery writer Ruth Rendell, who brought psychological insight and social conscience to the classic British detective story, has died at the age of 85. Publisher Penguin Random House said Rendell — best…

  • Yumi Hogan, a sumi ink artist, takes us inside her studio

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The hiss of highway traffic seeps into Yumi Hogan’s fourth-floor classroom through windows, muffling a fluttery recording of Asian music. For an instant, the room feels empty, every desk abandoned. About…

  • Poets honor ‘Migration’ paintings of Jacob Lawrence

    NEW YORK (AP) — For a tribute in verse to one of the 20th century’s greatest painters, the late Jacob Lawrence, only the finest poets would do. Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa, former poets laureate…

  • US Open winner Michael Campbell says he’s quitting

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell says he has lost the motivation to play top-level golf and is quitting to concentrate on teaching. The 46-year-old New Zealander, who won the…

  • Police groups object to ‘Don’t Shoot’ art piece in Madison

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police advocacy groups in Wisconsin on Friday objected to a painting displayed at the Madison Public Library that shows an African-American boy pointing a toy gun at three riot police officers who…

  • “Duck Commander Musical” in Las Vegas to fly away May 17

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A flying duck in West Monroe, Louisiana might have a longer life than the “Duck Commander Musical” which debuted in Las Vegas two weeks ago. A spokeswoman confirmed Friday that the…

  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended April 26th. FICTION 1. “Memory Man” by David Balducci (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “The Liar” by Nora Roberts (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)…

  • SeaWorld cited over safety of trainers who work with orcas

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld — whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, Florida, park — has now been cited for…

  • Al Hirschfeld’s drawings, other works coming to NYC museum

    NEW YORK (AP) — Al Hirschfeld’s drawings of theater, dance and film personalities will be featured at the New-York Historical Society starting later this month. The exhibition runs from May 22 through Oct. 12. It…

  • Picasso, Giacometti poised to set records at NYC auctions

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s spring art auctions get underway Tuesday with exceptional pieces by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent Van Gogh and others whose work continues to fuel a robust market for…

  • Sibling directors Kathleen and Rob Marshall help each other

    NEW YORK (AP) — When you’re a respected, Tony-winning director and choreographer, who do you turn to for a second opinion? If you’re Kathleen Marshall, you go to your older brother, Rob. The Marshall siblings…

  • Ultra racer Travis Macy to trek 31 miles for book signing

    DENVER (AP) — Endurance athlete Travis Macy may be a little drenched and drained by the time he arrives for his book signing. Understandable. He is running 31 miles to get there. To promote his…