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'Black Panther' fans can find glimpses of Wakanda in Africa

Andrew Meldrum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:21am

Want to go to Wakanda? The blockbuster success of "Black Panther" has created a new, compelling vision of Africa as a continent of smart, technologically savvy people with cool clothes living in a futuristic city amid stunning landscapes.

In Tennessee, music is being made deep below Earth's surface

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:04am

By the time Nashville songwriter Travis Meadows took the stage on a recent Sunday afternoon, more than 500 music fans had found their way 333 feet (100 meters) below the ground, some taller guests ducking their heads just a bit.

Selena Gomez responds after bikini pics show scar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:32am

Selena Gomez took to Instagram after bikini photos of her in Australia showing a scar drew social media comments that she looked "thick."

Songs by Bennett, Estefan being added to Recording Registry

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:54am

Songs performed by Tony Bennett, Gloria Estefan and Run-DMC are among 25 recordings being added to the National Recording Registry.

Congolese performance artist wins political asylum in US

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:09pm

For a week, Toto Kisaku was held in a darkened Congolese cell, detained for putting on plays critical of the African nation's government. One at a time, his fellow inmates were led away to their deaths. Kisaku feared he would be executed next until he was set free by a guard who recognized him from his performances.

Fox military analyst says network makes him ashamed

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:50pm

A military analyst for Fox News said Tuesday that he was quitting the network because he believed it had turned into a propaganda machine for President Donald Trump's administration.

Cosby lawyers: No T-shirts, flowers or slogans at retrial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:58pm

Bill Cosby's lawyers want T-shirts, buttons and other slogan-filled items banned from his upcoming sexual assault retrial after some accusers were seen with them in the audience at his first trial.

Cash-strapped museum urges judge to OK contentious art sale

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:24pm

A cash-strapped Massachusetts museum urged a judge on the state's highest court Tuesday to quickly sign off on a contentious plan to sell dozens of pieces of art, including works by Norman Rockwell.

'The Crown' producers say sorry to stars after pay dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:28pm

Producers of the Netflix drama "The Crown" apologized Tuesday to actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith over the revelation that Foy was paid less than her male co-star.

Drumroll please: It's Sir Ringo as ex-Beatle knighted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:22pm

Call him Sir Ringo now, or Sir Richard to be more precise. Either way, it's a fitting honor for the former Beatles drummer, who has waited decades for the recognition.

Twitter: 'Black Panther' is most tweeted about movie ever

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:39am

The pop culture sensation "Black Panther" has set another record: most tweeted about movie ever.

Erratic Chicano writer who vanished focus of new documentary

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:26am

Oscar Zeta Acosta, a volatile Mexican-American writer who was the real-life inspiration for Hunter S. Thompson's Dr. Gonzo in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," is the focus of a new VOCES/PBS documentary.

Renee Zellweger transforms into Judy Garland for film

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:24am

Renee Zellweger has transformed her looks and is working on her singing skills as she starts a new film about Judy Garland.

Thomas Pynchon receiving $100,000 prize from arts academy

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:59am

Thomas Pynchon is receiving a $100,000 prize this spring from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. But that doesn't mean he'll turn up to accept it.

'Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller set for early prison release

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:18am

Former "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller is set to be released from prison early.

Spring-themed cake for Prince Harry, Meghan's spring wedding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:12am

Lemon, elderflower, fresh flower decorations: The cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May wedding will be appropriately spring-themed.

South Korean K-Pop singers to perform in North Korea

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 3:38am

South Korea said Tuesday it will send a 160-member artistic group to North Korea, including about 10 celebrated K-Pop singers, for rare concerts there.

Egypt's censors lift ban on play 'Before The Revolution'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:18am

Egypt's state censors have allowed the performance of a socially critical play they had prohibited on the day of its Cairo premiere.

New York's governor orders review of 2015 Weinstein case

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:12pm

New York's governor on Monday ordered the state attorney general to review a 2015 decision by Manhattan prosecutors to not pursue a sex abuse case against Harvey Weinstein.

The Latest: DA: Prosecutors properly handled Weinstein case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:01pm

The Latest on Time's Up calling for a probe into the Manhattan District Attorney's office (all times local):