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The Latest: 2nd soggy day brings wetsuits to Jazz Fest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 3:11pm

The Latest on the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (all times local):

Jack Black surprises cast of Broadway's 'School of Rock'

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 3:11pm

The cast of Broadway's new musical "School of Rock" got the endorsement Sunday of someone they've desperately wanted to impress for months — Jack Black.

Family Guy creator to sing with Boston Pops opening night

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 2:01pm

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is helping the Boston Pops kick off its spring concert series.

'Jungle Book' rules box office again; 'Civil War' looms

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:30pm

Disney's "The Jungle Book" trounced a handful of underperforming new releases to rule the box office for a third consecutive week, while next week's certain champ, "Captain America: Civil War," began setting records overseas.

Jazz fest's last day kicks off, storm ends some sets early

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:20pm

A day after thunderstorms forced the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival to close early, another downpour Sunday turned parts of the Fair Grounds Race Track into swimming pools for geese and forced several of the last day's acts to end their sets early.

Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 11:00am

Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago.

Longtime chef: Prince fought throat, stomach pains recently

Kevin Burbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:20am

On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that anything was wrong.

Recreating hazardous journey to US rings true with actors

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:01am

For Julian Sandoval, the play "Shelter" is more than just a story of children flooding into the U.S. by the tens of thousands from Latin America in search of safe sanctuary. It's personal.

Kate's new photos of Princess Charlotte mark 1st birthday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 5:00am

Kensington Palace officials have released new photos of Princess Charlotte ahead of her first birthday.

Obama out: President takes last shots at official Washington

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:00pm

Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can't wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy.

Big Freedia twerking her way to stardom

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 5:41pm

Talk about your ups and downs.

Sweden celebrates king's 70th with ABBA's 'Dancing Queen'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:50am

Royals from around the world flew in, loyal Swedes lined the streets of Stockholm and the sounds of ABBA's "Dancing Queen" rang out from an army band on Saturday as Sweden celebrated King Carl XVI Gustaf's 70th birthday.

Cowabunga! Ninja Turtles are official NYC ambassadors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:51am

Cowabunga, dudes! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are New York City's official family ambassadors for 2016.

Bangkok ferris wheel catches fire, but no injuries reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 5:10am

The ferris wheel at a newly opened dinosaur theme park in Bangkok caught fire on Saturday, but the park said no one was on it at the time, and no injuries were reported.

President Obama celebrates jazz at the White House

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 11:20pm

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are celebrating International Jazz Day a day early with a concert at the White House.

Paul Simon, My Morning Jacket close out Friday's Jazz Fest

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 9:41pm

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is entering its second weekend. The seven-day festival, taking place over two weekends, draws thousands of people to the city in a celebration of Louisiana music, food and culture. A look at the festival's fifth day:

Hawaii selects businesses for medical pot but excludes actor

Marina Starleaf Riker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:01pm

Hawaii selected eight businesses Friday to open medical marijuana dispensaries — but not one owned by Woody Harrelson.

'Maze Runner' shoot delayed further due to star's injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:40pm

Principal photography on "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" has been further delayed to allow star Dylan O'Brien more time to recover from injuries he suffered during the shoot in mid-March.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:10pm

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Brewvies asks judge to block law in 'Deadpool' case

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:02pm

A Utah theater in trouble for serving booze during the movie "Deadpool" is asking a judge to block an obscenity law they say is so broad it would apply to Michelangelo's "David."