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Hvorostovsky withdraws from staged opera because of tumor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:52am

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has withdrawn from a staged opera performance because of treatment for a brain tumor.

'Jeopardy!' contestant dies of cancer before show airs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:43am

A woman who competed on "Jeopardy!" while battling terminal colon cancer has died the week before her episode was set to air but prize money has gone to cancer research as she wished.

France allows Holocaust museums to digitize WWII archives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:42am

France has signed an accord to allow the Holocaust museums in Paris and Washington to digitize the vast French World War II archives so the museums can more easily display information on the collaborationist Vichy regime to the public.

Rolling Stone's Mick Jagger celebrates birth of 8th child

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:40am

Mick Jagger's representatives say the rock legend has welcomed the birth of his eighth child.

Adolf Burger, inmate forced by Nazis to forge money, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:10am

Adolf Burger, a Jewish typographer who was forced by the Nazis to make fake British pounds in a major counterfeit operation during World War II, has died. He was 99.

Paula Broadwell: Petraeus cabinet talk 'a bit of a shocker'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:02am

David Petraeus' former mistress says "it was a bit of a shocker" to learn the retired four-star general was being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for a cabinet position.

Guitarist/singer Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 9:01am

Musician Greg Lake co-founded both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer — bands that helped define the sprawling, influential but often-maligned genre known as progressive rock.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra strike ends with $700K donated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 7:30am

Musicians with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra have ended their three-month strike by approving a new contract bolstered by a $700,000 donation.

How Gael Garcia Bernal conducts himself as 'Mozart' maestro

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:10am

With its premiere in 2014, "Mozart in the Jungle" found a brash, charismatic young conductor taking over the New York Symphony Orchestra. Art, ego and hanky-panky followed, both in and out of the orchestra pit.

All you need: A chat with Beatles expert Mark Lewisohn

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 6:00am

No matter how much you think you know about the Beatles, Mark Lewisohn probably knows more.

Review: 'Hairspray Live!' pushes the boundaries and wins big

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 10:10pm

There may have been enough aerosol spray to burn off the rest of our ozone layer, but Wednesday's ambitious live version of the musical "Hairspray" on NBC was worth the environmental damage. It was light and fun and soon had you stuck.

Dolly Parton organizing telethon for Tenn. wildfire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:51pm

Country icon Dolly Parton has organized a musical telethon to raise money for victims of the Tennessee wildfires that destroyed more than 1,700 homes in the resort town of Gatlinburg.

AP Source: Grammy country committee rejects Beyonce song

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 5:00pm

Beyonce earned a whopping nine Grammy nominations Tuesday, including best rock performance, but the singer's twangy song "Daddy Lessons" was rejected by the Recording Academy's country music committee.

Singer Sia and filmmaker-husband Erik Anders Lang separate

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:51pm

Grammy-nominated singer Sia and her filmmaker-husband, Erik Anders Lang, are separating.

Trump on the attack against 'SNL' again

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:21pm

The chief critic-elect of "Saturday Night Live," Donald Trump, is bashing the show and impersonator Alec Baldwin again — this time prodded into action Wednesday by NBC's own Matt Lauer.

Chailly avenges Puccini with original Butterfly

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:21pm

Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly has avenged Giacomo Puccini's memory with a successful staging of the composer's original version of "Madama Butterfly" for La Scala's gala season-opener Wednesday, 112 year after its hotly contested world premiere on the same stage.

With acclaim raining down, Casey Affleck tries to enjoy it

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 3:00pm

After spending the night shooting the most devastating scene in "Manchester by the Sea" — a scene in which, Casey Affleck's character, clutching a bag of groceries, stands before a tragedy that haunts him throughout the film — Affleck tripped and felt a shooting pain run up his back.

Megyn Kelly, Tina Fey talk empowerment in the time of Trump

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 2:01pm

"What an amazing year it's been for women," Tina Fey shouted out Wednesday morning before she buckled over with a sustained and slightly maniacal laugh. Speaking to a room of celebrities, Hollywood execs and reporters in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Reporter's annual Women in Entertainment event, Fey, accepting the Sherry Lansing Award for Leadership with her usual wit and humor, also said she wondered "how we can proceed in dignity in this increasingly ugly, misogynistic time?"

Russell Crowe won't be charged over Azealia Banks scuffle

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 1:22pm

Los Angeles prosecutors say they will not charge Russell Crowe with battery over a scuffle with rapper Azealia Banks in a Beverly Hills hotel room earlier this year.

A show, a trial and now the rerun in 'Cops' murder-for-hire

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 7th - 12:31pm

Dalia Dippolito either wanted a hit man to kill her newlywed husband, or she's the victim of police trying to become famous on the "Cops" television show.