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White artist's Emmett Till painting under fire at NY museum

Alina Heineke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:08pm

An abstract painting of lynching victim Emmett Till on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York was the subject of a weeklong protest by a black artist who decried the canvas as "an injustice to the black community" because it was painted by a white woman.

Iraqi-American composer musically translates wartime letters

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:46pm

Rahim AlHaj cried every time he read the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal, harrowing tales of love, loss and hope in wartime since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Rather than retreat, the Iraqi-American composer and musician immersed himself in the stories and emerged with a collection of songs to illustrate them.

Bill inspired by Snooki caps public university speaker fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:10pm

A bill inspired by former "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to cap what state public universities can pay to speakers was approved by lawmakers Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.

Poland's WWII museum opens amid an uncertain future

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:41pm

A major World War II museum opened in northern Poland on Thursday amid plans by the conservative government to change its content to fit the government's nationalist views.

Dylan gives rare interview, talks Sinatra, Elvis

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:12pm

Bob Dylan opened up about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted exclusively to his website Wednesday.

Memphis officials to help save Aretha Franklin's birthplace

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:04pm

The Memphis mayor's office is pitching in to help figure out the future of the dilapidated house where soul singer Aretha Franklin was born, a lawyer said Thursday.

Former Boston drummer Sib Hashian dies at age 67 on cruise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:00pm

John "Sib" Hashian, former drummer for the arena rock band Boston, died on board a cruise ship Wednesday. He was 67.

James Corden felt a 'long way from home' amid London attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:47am

James Corden has taken a moment to pay respects to his native London following a deadly attack there.

Another baby expected as Sweden royal family expands

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:10am

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting their second child.

British actress Emma Thompson turns down Trump offer

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:00am

British actress Emma Thompson says she once turned down an offer by Donald Trump to stay at the Trump Towers, years before he became the U.S. president.

CBS renewing 18 series for fall, including 5 freshman shows

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:50am

     CBS says it's bringing back 18 of its current series for the 2017-2018 season.

Debbie Reynolds' son says she prepared him for her death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:10am

Todd Fisher says his mother, Debbie Reynolds, set him up "for her leaving the planet" the day his sister and Reynolds' daughter, Carrie Fisher, died in December.

AP FACT CHECK: Willie Nelson not deathly ill, publicist says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:36am

Willie Nelson has played nearly a dozen shows in recent weeks and is not deathly ill, his publicist said, despite a series of reports claiming the country music legend is struggling to breathe.

Netflix/Marvel's 'Iron Fist' epic fail, say viewers, critics

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:36am

If your web connection seems sluggish while you're watching "Iron Fist," don't blame your internet provider. The problem is the listless pace of this new Netflix series.

Actress Naturi Naughton expecting first child

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:10pm

Actress Naturi Naughton says she is expecting her first child in July.

Breslin celebrated for bringing 'honor' to his press pass

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:17pm

Generations of New York journalists and political leaders joined Jimmy Breslin's family Wednesday in celebrating the life of the pugnacious Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who championed the downtrodden and battled corrupt public officials for more than five decades.

Subject of film 'Bernie' appeals lengthy sentence for murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:29pm

A former Texas mortician whose legal issues were the subject of the 2011 film "Bernie" is appealing his sentence of 99 years to life in prison in the killing of a wealthy widow.

CBS and 'Young and Restless' lead with Daytime Emmy nods

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:19pm

CBS led with 70 nominations overall while its daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" led with 25 nods when nominations were announced Wednesday for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy awards.

'No Scrubs' writers get added to Sheeran hit 'Shape of You'

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:06pm

The songwriters behind TLC's 1999 megahit "No Scrubs" are now listed as co-writers of Ed Sheeran's No. 1 hit "Shape of You."

The film is 'CHIPS' and 'CHiPs TV fans are poised to hate it

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:10am

Hardcore "CHiPs" fans hate it and the real California Highway Patrol seems not quite sure what to make of it.