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Philadelphia Museum breaks ground on Gehry-led expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:26pm

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has broken ground on a $196 million expansion project led by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry.

Boston Symphony's new season to highlight Leonard Bernstein

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:05pm

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is rehearsing for a new season that will highlight the late composer Leonard Bernstein.

Amazon celebrates theaters, previews Haynes' 'Wonderstruck'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:57pm

Amazon Studios might have a streaming component, but executives say the company is fully committed to the theatrical experience.

Ex-Power Ranger sentenced to 6 years in fatal stabbing

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:46pm

A former actor who played one of television's "Power Rangers" was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for stabbing his roommate to death with a sword two years ago.

Cosby prosecutors seek to use talk of quaaludes, Spanish fly

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:24pm

Prosecutors preparing to try actor Bill Cosby on sexual-assault charges want to use not only his explosive deposition testimony about getting quaaludes to give women before sex but also his 1991 riffs on trying to slip women the supposed aphrodisiac Spanish fly.

Missing 'La La Land'? 'The Greatest Showman' is coming

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:00pm

'City of Stars' might still be stuck in your head, but the Oscar-winning 'La La Land' songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul already have another big screen musical on the horizon: "The Greatest Showman" starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum.

FBI recovers Rockwell painting stolen in New Jersey in 1976

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:34pm

The FBI has recovered a 1919 Norman Rockwell painting stolen more than 40 years ago from a New Jersey home.

Jennifer Lawrence is a sultry ballerina spy in 'Red Sparrow'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:27pm

Jennifer Lawrence is a Russian ballerina turned seductive spy in "Red Sparrow"

Burglars of a feather 'flock' together in Los Angeles

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:26pm

The gang members start their days in the impoverished neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, but their real work begins in some of the city's wealthiest enclaves.

'Alien: Covenant' clips are the stuff nightmares are made of

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:03pm

Ridley Scott knows how to scare us. He's been doing it for over 40 years. But the new footage from his upcoming "Alien: Covenant" that premiered Thursday at CinemaCon makes that alien bursting out of John Hurt's chest look tame in comparison.

Paris exhibition explores racism amid tensions in France

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:15pm

A UNESCO-backed Paris exhibition exploring the psychology behind racism aims to shed light on why racist acts in France are on the rise, and to educate against prejudice.

Album with rare 1860s Harriet Tubman photo sells for $161K

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:15pm

An album containing a rare photograph of 19th century abolitionist and Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman was sold Thursday at a New York City auction for $161,000 — far exceeding presale estimates.

With 'Formation' and 'Black Beatles,' Mike WiLL has made it

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:15pm

Whenever Mike WiLL Made-It receives any praise for his work on Beyonce's anthemic "Formation," he thinks about all of the people who doubted he would ever work with the Grammy-winning pop star.

Sasheer Zamata finds her voice away from 'SNL' in new show

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 11:33am

Some believe you haven't really made it in comedy until you've landed a one-hour stand-up special. If that's true, then "Saturday Night Live" writer and comedian Sasheer Zamata has officially, made it.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Q-Tip bro it up at intimate showcase

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:44am

Longtime friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Q-Tip hung out at an intimate showcase for an Australian band making its New York City debut late Wednesday.

David Tennant among new claimants over tabloid phone hacking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:44am

Lawyers say nine people, including actor David Tennant and former Formula One driver Eddie Irvine, have launched legal action against Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper operations over alleged tabloid phone-hacking.

Britain's young royals promote conversation on mental health

Siobhan Starrs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:20am

Britain's Prince William, his wife, Kate, and his brother Prince Harry are spearheading a campaign to encourage people to talk openly about mental health issues.

'Happy Endings' star Adam Pally arrested on drug charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:20am

Actor Adam Pally has been arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana in New York.

First Afghan women's orchestra tries to change attitudes

Karim Sharifi and Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:28am

Afghanistan's first — and only — all-female symphony is trying to change attitudes in a deeply conservative country where many see music as immoral, especially for women.

Stand up to Cancer co-founder Noreen Fraser dies at 63

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:40am

Noreen Fraser, a TV producer whose own cancer diagnosis turned her into an activist against the disease, has died. She was 63.