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Composer Lalo Schifrin says Oscar is an 'amazing honor'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:29am

Lalo Schifrin's unconventional scores have a way of getting into your head and staying there. The Argentinian composer has written more than 100 arrangements for film and television, including "Dirty Harry," Bullitt," ''Cool Hand Luke," and, perhaps most famously, the theme for "Mission: Impossible."

Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' film finally get in theaters

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:22am

Three years ago, Alan Elliott was at the Telluride Film Festival, prepared to unveil the holy grail of musical works: A documentary on the making of Aretha Franklin's "Amazing Grace," which had been lost to the archives for decades until Elliott spent decades restoring it so it could finally be seen.

Scott's first Bayou Stock festival brings country music home

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:16am

County music artist Dylan Scott has been around the music his whole life and that's where he got the idea for his inaugural Bayou Stock music festival.

William Goldman, Oscar winner for 'Butch Cassidy,' has died

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:04am

William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring "Nobody knows anything," has died. He was 87.

Daughter of William Golding says the Oscar-winning writer of 'Butch Cassidy' and 'All the President's Men' has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:00am

Daughter of William Golding says the Oscar-winning writer of 'Butch Cassidy' and 'All the President's Men' has died.

2 paintings belonging to LOVE artist are being auctioned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 6:20am

The estate of artist Robert Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, is auctioning off two paintings that belonged to him to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating home.

Mrs. Obama says 'Access Hollywood' tape led her to speak out

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:08am

Michelle Obama said she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech in 2016 condemning Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting women in a recording more than a decade ago.

List of winners of 19th annual Latin Grammy Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:58pm

Some of the winners of the 19th annual Latin Grammy Awards, presented Thursday in Las Vegas:

David Hockney painting fetches record $90M at NYC auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:32pm

A painting by the British artist David Hockney fetched $90.3 million at Christie's on Thursday night, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction.

Rebel Wilson loses bid to keep most of defamation payout

Trevor Marshallsea, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 7:04pm

Rebel Wilson said she was glad she'd stood up to "a bully" despite losing her bid Friday to keep most of the record payout awarded to her in her defamation case against an Australian magazine.

Arkansas man pleads not guilty to threatening Don Lemon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:52pm

A northern Arkansas man who allegedly made threatening phone calls to CNN anchor Don Lemon has pleaded not guilty.

Kurtag's first-ever opera makes long-awaited world debut

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:48pm

Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag's long-awaited, first-ever opera was hailed as "astonishing" and "a masterpiece" as it made its debut Thursday at the famed La Scala opera house, winning eight minutes of applause.

Golden Globes group gives $300,000 to wildfire victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:18pm

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is giving $300,000 to help the victims of California's deadly wildfires.

Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend, dies at 47

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:13pm

Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died at age 47, authorities said.

Party joke or morality tale? New film re-examines Gary Hart

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:58pm

Hey, remember Gary Hart?

Honorary Oscar recipient Marvin Levy can't believe his luck

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:04pm

When Marvin Levy says he never expected to get an Oscar, it's not false modesty. It just wasn't a possibility.

Statue of Liberty's original torch moved to museum site

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:04pm

The Statue of Liberty's original torch, which has been housed in the base of the statue since a replica replaced it in the 1980s, was moved across Liberty Island on Thursday to its new home in a museum that will open next year.

Jorge Drexler dominates Latin Grammys with 3 wins

Regina Garcia Cano and Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:34pm

Uruguayan Jorge Drexler owned the Latin Grammys on Thursday, picking up three awards including song and record of the year for "Telefonia" at a ceremony where other stars used their platform to promote messages of unity and justice.

45 years after her nomination, Cicely Tyson gets her Oscar

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:28pm

Cicely Tyson received her first and only Oscar nomination in 1972. It was for best actress for her work in "Sounder," which she thinks of as her first major role. She wasn't called to the stage that year — Liza Minnelli was for "Cabaret" — but now 45 years later, Tyson is finally getting her Oscar.

J Balvin has everything to gain at this year's Latin Grammys

Regina Garcia Cano and Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:26pm

J Balvin has everything to gain at this year's Latin Grammy Awards.