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Noseda, in his prime, lifting National Symphony Orchestra

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:10pm

Entering his prime at age 55, conductor Gianandrea Noseda is lifting the reputation of the Washington's National Symphony Orchestra, where he is in his third season as music director.

Ayesha Curry Thanksgiving recipe debuts on Google Assistant

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:29pm

Ayesha Curry is used to a holiday on the road with lots of people, but with three-time NBA champion Steph Curry sidelined due to injury, the family is planning to have a much more intimate celebration at home — and she’s looking forward to it.

Creator of Lizzo’s signature slogan could get a Grammy nod

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:10am

Mina Lioness’ longstanding battle to finally receive writing credit on Lizzo’s megahit song “Truth Hurts” is paying off in more ways than one: it could win her a potential Grammy Award.

Times, actors are changing as ‘The Crown’ enters 1960s, ’70s

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:47am

“The Crown” opens with a clever acknowledgment that time has passed for Queen Elizabeth II and taken with it the Emmy-winning actress who played her in the Netflix drama’s first two seasons.

The barrier-breaking ‘Atlantics’ heralds Mati Diop’s arrival

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:46pm

Mati Diop has always lived in Paris but as a French-Senegalese woman whose family is from Dakar, she’s long been acutely conscious of another, unlived existence for herself in Africa. And it’s there that her life as a filmmaker has largely resided.

NASCAR, NBC Sports launching TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 12:11pm

NASCAR and NBC Sports are set to launch a new streaming service that will include exclusive motorsports events and an extensive library of archived documentaries and films.

“Schindler’s List” producer Branko Lustig dies at 87

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:06am

Branko Lustig, an Oscar-winning Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor, died Thursday. He was 87.

Review: An evolved iceman? Kristoff steps up in ‘Frozen 2’

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:34am

literally. Gowns give way to more practical attire, even a royal wetsuit.

Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen relish roles in ‘The Good Liar’

Jill Dobson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 8:25am

Roles for older actors can fall into some predictable tropes, but Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen say their new film, “The Good Liar,” let them brush aside cliches and even their characters’ mortality for a good cat-and-mouse thriller.

The Latest: Garth Brooks wins CMA’s Entertainer of the Year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:15pm

The Latest on the 2019 Country Music Association Awards, being presented Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena (all times local):

Review: ‘The Good Liar’ pairs Mirren and McKellen

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:38pm

once out of eyeshot from Mirren’s Betty McLeish — quickly sheds his kindly old gentleman persona and skips into a nightclub to hash out a scheme with his co-conspirators over champagne.

Cirque du Soleil founder held in Tahiti in marijuana case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:24pm

The founder of world-renowned circus Cirque du Soleil has been detained in French Polynesia in a drug-trafficking investigation.

Review: Driver brings 6,700 pages to life in ‘The Report’

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:10pm

better known as the “Torture Report” — let’s focus on this for a second: It had 38,000 footnotes.

With success and offers, Sterling K. Brown learns to say no

Alicia Rancilio, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 11:04am

With a hit TV series, awards, plus film and TV opportunities, Sterling K. Brown admits he’s experienced “a lot of pinch me moments” in recent years. But, with all those possibilities and offers, the 43-year-old has also learned a very important lesson— how to say no.

Girl, Maren Morris is set to have epic night at CMA Awards

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 8:28am

as she put it.

People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 6:30pm

R&B crooner John Legend has been named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.

Kris Kristofferson gives surprise performance at Fargo bar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 5:18pm

Kris Kristofferson surprised customers when he performed with an acoustic guitar at a North Dakota bar after a band taped a request to the singer-songwriter's tour bus.

New baby and new music: Ricky Martin hosts the Latin Grammys

Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 3:08pm

Between a household with four children, the release of a new single and his debut as host of the Latin Grammys, Ricky Martin hasn't gotten much sleep lately. But it's all good.

Correction: SAG Awards-Robert De Niro story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 1:17pm

In a story Nov. 12 about Robert De Niro being named the recipient of the life achievement honor at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Associated Press reported erroneously the full name of the union. It is the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

'We love you, Alex!' Contestant on 'Jeopardy!' moves Trebek

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 1:13pm

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek got choked up when he read the final response from a Brown University student who wanted to show support as he battles pancreatic cancer.