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Adams' 'Girls of the Golden West' to premiere on Nov 21.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:50pm

Composer John Adams' "Girls of the Golden West" will be given its world premiere by the San Francisco Opera on Nov. 21.

Hip-hop podcast host charged in fatal concert venue shooting

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:40pm

A hip-hop podcast host arrested in connection with a concert venue shooting that left a rapper's bodyguard dead and three other people wounded is a killer and a danger to the community unworthy of bail, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.

The Latest: Prosecutor calls hip-hop podcast host a killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:01pm

The Latest on the arrest of a hip-hop podcast host in connection with the fatal shooting of a rapper's bodyguard (all times local):

Police: Man posed as Bieber online to extort nude photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:43pm

A Massachusetts man was arrested on suspicion of soliciting nude photos from a 9-year-old California girl while posing online as Justin Bieber, authorities said Tuesday.

Andy Cohen's near-clash: Joan Rivers, Maksim Chmerkovskiy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 2:11pm

Andy Cohen revels in his free-wheeling talk show, but Joan Rivers' last appearance on his Bravo series almost led to a clash with another guest.

Chicago, LA, Hamburg join in John Neumeier's 'Orphee'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:51pm

The Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera and Germany's Staatsoper Hamburg are collaborating with the Joffrey Ballet for the first time on a new production of Gluck's "Orphee et Eurydice" by choreographer John Neumeier.

Sam Moore to sing at Trump inaugural event

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:53pm

Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam and Dave has been added to the list of performers for President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural events.

Artwork depicting Ferguson removed from Capitol display

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:42pm

A student's painting that divided members of Congress for its depiction of Ferguson, Missouri, has been removed from its Capitol Hill display, this time perhaps permanently.

Mexico: no warrants for actress Kate del Castillo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

The spokeswoman for Mexico's Attorney General's Office says there are no warrants for actress Kate del Castillo, but she has been "mentioned" in criminal investigations.

Streep, Meyers, 'Moonlight' to be honored at LGBTQ gala

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:32am

Actress Meryl Streep, TV host Seth Meyers, and the Golden Globe-winning movie "Moonlight" will be honored next month by the Human Rights Campaign, the LGBTQ civil rights organization.

Maria Belshaw named new director of UK's Tate galleries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:31am

British gallery director Maria Belshaw has been appointed director of the Tate group, which includes some of the country's most popular art galleries.

CNN's documentary 'The End' tracks end of Obama presidency

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:13am

Less than 48 hours before President Barack Obama leaves office, CNN will air an intimate tribute told through the workdays and accounts of key White House staff members.

Academy of Country Music Awards moves to T-Mobile Arena

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:02am

The Academy of Country Music Awards is moving its annual show to the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

'Aladdin' star James Monroe Iglehart switches to 'Hamilton'

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:12am

Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart is trading in his genie bottle for a place in American history onstage.

Katherine Heigl announces birth of baby boy, Joshua Bishop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:51am

Katherine Heigl has given birth to a baby boy.

Patchett, Chabon among nominees for book critics prizes

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:11am

Ann Patchett, Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith were among the nominees announced Tuesday for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.

Steve Harvey sorry for jokes about Asian men

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:11am

Steve Harvey has apologized for "offending anyone" with jokes targeting Asian men during his syndicated television chat show earlier this month.

Review: Evan Smoak returns in Hurwitz's 'The Nowhere Man'

Jeff Ayers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:50am

"The Nowhere Man" (Minotaur), by Gregg Hurwitz

Permanent home for Chicago Children's Theatre opens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:41am

Where the desks of Chicago police detectives once stood in a West Side police district is now classrooms for theater-art courses. And the old firing range in the basement is now a storage space for costumes.

Mexican resort shooting kills 5, panics festival-goers

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 16th - 8:52pm

Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort.