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We'll always have Van Nuys: Hangar from 'Casablanca' saved

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 4:11pm

The airport hangar facade from the opening scene of "Casablanca" has found a home a decade after being saved from the wrecking ball.

Prince Charles receives honorary degree in Transylvania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 2:16pm

A Transylvanian university says Prince Charles has received an honorary degree for his devotion to Romania at the start of a private visit to the East European country.

Springsteen surprises NJ audience at Van Zandt concert

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:55am

Bruce Springsteen surprised concert-goers in New Jersey with a performance during the encore of a Steven Van Zandt show.

Manchester police seek clues in concert bomber's suitcase

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:24am

Police in Manchester, England issued a picture of the arena suicide bomber holding a blue suitcase and asked anyone who might have seen him with it before the attack to call a confidential hotline.

Opera house undergoes $18M renovation in its 150th year

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:24am

In its heyday, the stage at Newport's Opera House hosted everything from performances of vaudeville and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show to appearances by abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Robert De Niro: Once inspiring, US now tragic dumb comedy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 11:00am

Robert De Niro says that "in movie terms," the country was once "an inspiring uplifting drama" but now has turned into "a tragic dumbass comedy."

National Spelling Bee becoming easier to predict

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 8:20am

To the fans watching on ESPN, Nihar Janga's win last year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was a shock: He was only 11 years old, a fifth-grader appearing in the bee for the first time, competing against 8th-graders with deep voices and facial hair.

Prince William talks of sadness that family can't meet Diana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 6:40am

Prince William says he is sad his wife and two young children can't meet his late mother, Princess Diana.

Philadelphia's music history _ a DIY tour

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 5:54am

Philadelphia doesn't make it easy for music fans to explore the city's vast and rich musical legacy, but you can cobble together a do-it-yourself tour of the sights, sounds and neighborhoods that nurtured talent. Other places for inspiration: local news site Billy Penn puts out a Black Music Map every year in honor of Black History Month, and fans and experts offer tours through Jane's Walks, like this recent one exploring Ridge Avenue's jazz corridor.

A fan remembers Gregg Allman's life-affirming sound

Robert Jagodzinski, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 3:20am

The stage remains dark in the moments before the final show. It's the Allman Brothers' annual New York City Beacon Theater run, in March 2011.

International flamenco festival set to mark 30 years

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:53am

Dancers from across the U.S. and Spain will gather in New Mexico for the 30th anniversary of a preeminent international flamenco festival.

How Hollywood is giving its biggest stars digital facelifts

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 29th - 1:34am

Johnny Depp is 53 years old but he doesn't look a day over 26 in the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie — at least for a few moments. There was no plastic surgeon involved, heavy makeup or archival footage used to take the actor back to his boyish "Cry Baby" face, however. It's all post-production visual effects, and after a decade of refining the process since Brad Pitt ran the gamut of time in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," it's becoming commonplace in major Hollywood movies.

Top Brazilian musicians join in calling for a new president

Liliana Michelena and Renata Brito, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 7:13pm

To the sound of Brazilian popular music, thousands of protesters took over Copacabana Beach on Sunday to demand a presidential election as pressure mounted on the country's leader to resign amid corruption allegations.

Cannes Palme d'Or goes to Ruben Ostlund's "The Square"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 2:03pm

The Cannes Film Festival awarded its coveted Palme d'Or award to Ruben Ostlund's Swedish comedy "The Square" on Sunday, while Sofia Coppola became only the second woman to win the best director award.

The Latest: Sofia Coppola takes directing prize at Cannes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:41pm

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Ruben Ostlund's "The Square" has won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:13pm

Ruben Ostlund's "The Square" has won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or .

Sofia Coppola wins the Cannes Film Festival best director prize for "The Beguiled," her remake of 1971 Civil War drama.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:02pm

Sofia Coppola wins the Cannes Film Festival best director prize for "The Beguiled," her remake of 1971 Civil War drama.

Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor award at Cannes for his role in Lynne Ramsay's thriller "You Were Never Really Here."

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:00pm

Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor award at Cannes for his role in Lynne Ramsay's thriller "You Were Never Really Here."

Diane Kruger has won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Fatih Akin's "In the Fade"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 12:00pm

Diane Kruger has won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Fatih Akin's "In the Fade"

Modern-day revolution celebrated in Philadelphia street art

Natalie Pompilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:22am

Seeking to appeal to visitors more familiar with the words of "Game of Thrones" heroine Daenarys Targaryen than the writings of James Wilson, Philadelphia museums and historic sites are thinking differently, using creative art exhibitions and adding online components to their offerings.