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Sundance Film Fest opens with `Whiplash' premiere

01/17/2014 12:27am
Miles Teller _ who can be seen on screen later this month with Zac Efron in "That Awkward Moment" _ took four-hour drum lessons three times a week to play the lead in "Whiplash," shown opening night at the Sundance Film Festival.

Indian actress Suchitra Sen dies

01/17/2014 2:53am
Suchitra Sen, a legendary Indian actress known for her memorable roles in both Bengali-language and Hindi Bollywood films, died Friday of heart failure. She was 82.

Prince Harry ends role as helicopter pilot

01/17/2014 6:14am
Prince Harry is ending his role as a helicopter pilot and taking up a new job with the army in London, royal officials said Friday.

'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'

01/17/2014 7:02am
Playwright Tom Stoppard's first big hit starred two unlikely heroes _ a pair of insignificant characters lifted from "Hamlet."

Pittsburgh symphony mulls return trip to Iran

01/17/2014 8:01am
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the last American orchestra to perform in Iran, is considering a return a half-century later for what would be a groundbreaking concert tour.

Arts programs see some funds restored by Congress

01/17/2014 8:22am
A budget deal approved by Congress restores funding for some national arts and cultural programs, but others will still see reductions.

Deliciously combining 2 classic Super Bowl dishes

01/17/2014 8:33am
Super Bowl party food is supposed to be indulgently heavy and satisfying. It should be rich and savory and totally over the top.

Washington 'Prepper' pleads not guilty in gun case

01/17/2014 10:00am
A Washington state man who was shown firing guns on the National Geographic TV show "Doomsday Preppers" has pleaded not guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm.

Correction: Travel-Trip-5 Free Things-Nashville

01/17/2014 10:58am
In a story Jan. 16 about free things to do in Nashville, The Associated Press reported erroneously details about concerts at the Bridgestone Arena during the CMA Festival in June. There are concerts on the plaza outside the arena, which are free and do not require tickets.

Fun. plans to raise funds for LGBT Detroit youth

01/17/2014 11:17am
The pop-rock trio fun. is launching a campaign to raise money for at-risk LGBT youth in Detroit.

Winfrey, Thompson are philosophical on Oscar snubs

01/17/2014 12:18pm
Oprah Winfrey says she's "already won." And Emma Thompson says she's at least relieved not to have to put on "another frock and heels."

Super Bowl, New York style, promises A-list sizzle

01/17/2014 12:45pm
The Super Bowl practically comes with a guarantee of A-list star wattage: No matter where it's held, celebrities flock to the big game and the blowout extravaganzas connected to it.

SAG to honor Moreno's life of screen achievements

01/17/2014 12:45pm
She's won Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards, but Rita Moreno had to pull the car over when the call came that she would receive the SAG Life Achievement Award.

Congress says no to Eisenhower Memorial funding

01/17/2014 1:21pm
Funding requested to begin building the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial near the National Mall has been eliminated in a spending deal passed by Congress, while lawmakers restored funding for other national arts and cultural programs.

Luke Bryan postpones show following stage accident

01/17/2014 1:57pm
Luke Bryan has postponed a concert date in Lexington, Ky., after an accident following a show in Columbus, Ohio, that injured crew and damaged the stage.

Lyric Opera of Chicago to stage 'Ring' cycle

01/17/2014 2:13pm
The Lyric Opera of Chicago announced it will stage Richard Wagner's famed "Ring" cycle.

Ebert documentary to premiere at Sundance festival

01/17/2014 2:28pm
When "Life Itself" debuts Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival, it will be the first time Roger Ebert's widow will see the full documentary about her late husband's life.

Obama tightens reins on surveillance programs

01/17/2014 2:54pm
Tightening the reins on the nation's sweeping surveillance operations, President Barack Obama on Friday ordered new limits on the way intelligence officials access phone records from hundreds of millions of Americans _ and moved toward eventually stripping the massive data collection from the government's hands.

Minnesota Orchestra back with 2 weeks of concerts

01/17/2014 3:01pm
The Minnesota Orchestra has announced its first concerts since ending a 15-month lockout of union musicians.

ABC Family show grateful for negative attention

01/17/2014 3:22pm
The people behind the ABC Family show "The Fosters" say that criticism from the group One Million Moms contributed to it getting off to a strong start for the cable network.

GO FIGURE: Fed budget comes to $3M per word

01/17/2014 4:46pm
Talk about words more costly than gold.

Horse slaughter blocked by federal law

01/17/2014 6:21pm
The resumption of commercial horse slaughter in the U.S. was blocked Friday as President Barack Obama signed a budget measure that withholds money for required federal inspections of the slaughtering process.

Lawyers to seek bail for man in TV crew shooting

01/17/2014 7:06pm
Defense attorneys said Friday they'll seek the release of a former schoolteacher who was jailed to await sentencing after being found guilty of four charges in a shooting involving the crew of the reality TV show "Repo Games" outside his North Las Vegas home.

Autopsy: Nashville singer shot in back of head

01/17/2014 8:03pm
An autopsy for a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who was killed by a bar owner shows Wayne Mills was shot in the back of the head.

Correction: Oscar Nominations-Box Office story

01/17/2014 9:25pm
In a story Jan. 16 about the North American box-office performance for Oscar best-picture nominees, The Associated Press erroneously listed News Corp. as the owner of Fox Searchlight. Fox Searchlight is now owned by 21st Century Fox.