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Ex-Minnesota Orchestra maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dies

Jeff Baenen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:24pm

Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who conducted major orchestras in England, Japan and other countries, died Tuesday after suffering a second stroke earlier this month, the orchestra said. He was 93.

Sword breaks off Civil War memorial; vandalism suspected

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:07pm

A sword has broken off again from a memorial depicting the famed 54th Massachusetts Civil War regiment, featured in the Denzel Washington movie "Glory."

Hungary's Berlin film fest winner Enyedi to adapt novel

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:06pm

The Hungarian director whose "On Body and Soul" won the top award at the Berlin Film Festival says her next project is an adaptation of "The Story of My Wife," a 1942 novel by Hungarian writer and poet Milan Fust.

Judge orders R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from ex

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:07pm

A judge has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of physically abusing and threatening her.

Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx target of racial slur in Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:18pm

Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant.

Artists seek $1.25 million for Bowie memorial in London

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:40am

Artists and activists want to create a permanent memorial to David Bowie in the London neighborhood where he was born.

Tom Hank's debut book is due in October

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 10:00am

Tom Hanks is putting his love of vintage typewriters to good use — his collection of short stories will be published in October.

Soulja Boy says boxing match with Chris Brown is off

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 9:00am

It looks like the highly anticipated boxing showdown between singer Chris Brown and rapper Soulja Boy could be off.

'Today' show anchor Hoda Kotb adopts baby girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 7:00am

"Today" show host Hoda Kotb says she has adopted a baby girl.

Books on conservatism and rural whites up for Lukas Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 5:14am

Jane Mayer's "Dark Money" and Zachary Roth's "The Great Suppression" are among several works about the modern conservative movement and rural whites that are on the short list for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize.

Noted movie critic Richard Schickel dies at 84

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:03pm

Richard Schickel, a noted movie critic for Life and Time magazines who also wrote dozens of books and made documentaries about Hollywood, has died. He was 84.

Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell dies in NYC at age 73

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:33pm

Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.

Conservative group cancels speech by Yiannopoulos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:21pm

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organizers.

Venezuelan art promoter, journalist Sofia Imber dies at 92

Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 6:20pm

Sofia Imber, who turned a garage into the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art and became one of Venezuela's most influential women journalists, died Monday in the capital. She was 92.

David Cassidy fighting memory loss, wants to 'enjoy life'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 4:04pm

Former "Partridge Family" star David Cassidy says he's struggling with memory loss.

Hot sauce and hope for Conan O'Brien in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:34pm

The towering U.S. television host Conan O'Brien is drawing stares in Mexico, where he's taping an episode of his show in a bid to "do something positive" about the tensions in U.S.-Mexico relations.

Burberry draws on sculptor Henry Moore in fashion highlight

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 3:23pm

All eyes were on Burberry and creative director Christopher Bailey Monday night as London Fashion Week reached its starry climax.

Survivors mark anniversary of nightclub fire that killed 100

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:33pm

Survivors of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people have marked the 14th anniversary of the blaze with small gatherings where it happened.

Jolie hopes family will come out 'stronger' after breakup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:16am

Angelina Jolie says that she and her family have been going through a "difficult time" since the breakup of her marriage to Brad Pitt, but added that hopefully they would come out "stronger for it."

Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:46am

Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he's taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting them back on sale for fans to purchase.