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In mariachi music, students find path to college

12/20/2013 12:19am
By the end of a recent weekend, the big achievement among Ramon Rivera's high school mariachi band wasn't that they had logged more than 700 miles in a bus packed with musical instruments or that they had played two shows in front of large audiences.

J.K. Rowling to work on Harry Potter stage play

12/20/2013 7:05am
Harry Potter has traveled from page to screen _ and now to stage.

Dads to diapers and more, myth-busting survey says

12/20/2013 7:07am
The detached dad, turning up his nose at diapering and too busy to bathe, dress and play with his kids, is mostly a myth, a big government survey suggests. Most American fathers say they are heavily involved in hands-on parenting, the researchers found.

A one-skillet chicken dinner packed with flavor

12/20/2013 8:25am
This simple, one-skillet dinner needs neither much time nor skill to deliver rich, deep flavors. And it all starts with that most ubiquitous of American meats _ the boneless, skinless chicken breast.

Miro exhibition in Istanbul closed down

12/20/2013 8:54am
A Turkish art gallery says it has closed down an exhibition in Istanbul of the works of Joan Miro after directors of the Spanish surrealist painter's estate said some of the pieces were fakes.

Dads do diapers and more, myth-busting survey says

12/20/2013 10:25am
The detached dad, turning up his nose at diapering and too busy to bathe, dress and play with his kids, is mostly a myth, a big government survey suggests. Most American fathers say they are heavily involved in hands- on parenting, the researchers found.

Loro Piana cashmere chief Sergio dies at 65

12/20/2013 11:25am
Sergio Loro Piana, who helped build a six-generation, family-run textile firm into the eponymous luxury brand recently bought by French conglomerate LVMH, has died at age 65.

UK safety inspectors check all 52 London theaters

12/20/2013 11:26am
Authorities inspected all 52 of London's famed West End theaters Friday, trying to reassure theatergoers that the city's elegant but aging venues are safe after chunks of plaster fell from the Apollo Theatre's ceiling, injuring 79 people.

Justin Timberlake finds harmony in 'Llewyn Davis'

12/20/2013 11:33am
Justin Timberlake, so often shuttling between movies and music, for once didn't have to choose.

Gazans spoof Van Damme video to highlight plight

12/20/2013 12:18pm
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are spoofing a viral online video featuring Jean Claude Van Damme to highlight their suffering.

Review: 'Mitty' Stiller's strong dramatic turn

12/20/2013 12:35pm
Marketed as Ben Stiller's bend toward drama, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" finds the actor, who also directed the feature, seemingly exuding super-human strength while jumping between buildings and battling his nemesis as they surf asphalt.

Why 2013 was our year of guilty pleasures

12/20/2013 12:35pm
This year, Hollywood reminded us of one long Kanye West rant _ somewhat intelligible yet completely nonsensical; intriguing but annoying; and something you wanted to ignore but just could not look away.

Settlement reached on Casey Kasem conservatorship

12/20/2013 12:38pm
Casey Kasem's wife and one of his daughters have reached a settlement that ends a bid to place the ailing radio personality in a conservatorship.

DeGeneres angles for 'Bridesmaids' sequel, role

12/20/2013 12:47pm
Ellen DeGeneres wants to be in "Bridesmaids 2."

Poll: Adults say 'whatever' is so totally annoying

12/20/2013 1:03pm
When it comes to phrases that annoy, it looks like it's "whatever" forever.

Gift Guide: E-readers do less, but no distractions

12/20/2013 1:29pm
Until I tried one, I never understood the appeal of e-book readers, given that tablets can do much more.

Vienna Philharmonic strips ex-Nazis of honors

12/20/2013 1:49pm
The famed Vienna Philharmonic orchestra has quietly stripped six former senior Nazi officials of honors awarded them _ a late act of contrition for its embrace of the Hitler era that included purging Jewish members from its ranks.

Lloyd Webber's sexy 'Stephen Ward' seduces some

12/20/2013 2:00pm
Reviewers were largely seduced, rather than scandalized, on Friday by the latest musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber _ surely the first in the impresario's highly successful career to include an orgy scene.

Review: Streep holds nothing back in brutal drama

12/20/2013 3:31pm
Planning some extended family dinners over the holidays? Worried that folks might not get along, that festering tensions might surface, that people might get tipsy and say too much?

Tom Cruise, tabloids, settle defamation lawsuit

12/20/2013 4:03pm
The publisher of two tabloid magazines says it never intended to imply that Tom Cruise had abandoned his daughter after his divorce.

Popular young adult author Vizzini, 32, dies in NY

12/20/2013 4:14pm
Ned Vizzini, a popular young adult author and television writer who wrote candidly and humorously about his struggles with depression, has committed suicide. He was 32.

Tom Cruise, tabloids, settle defamation lawsuit

12/20/2013 4:52pm
The publisher of two tabloid magazines said it never intended to imply that Tom Cruise had cut all ties to his daughter after his divorce and announced Friday that it had reached a settlement with the actor over two stories it published.

Trendspotter predicts Joy of Missing Out in 2014

12/20/2013 5:24pm
Forget the fear of missing out. In 2014, trend watcher JWT thinks JOMO _ the joy of missing out _ will take deeper root in the mainstream.

Boston man imprisoned for life in neighbor killing

12/20/2013 8:22pm
A Boston man has been found guilty of raping and killing a neighbor who moved from the Dominican Republic to seek medical care for her 1-year-old son.