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Study: Black Americans most interested in COVID-19 news

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 2:14pm

Black Americans, who have suffered disproportionately from the coronavirus, have shown a more intense interest in news about the pandemic compared to whites.

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 6:58am

on a few golden occasions — a colleague and collaborator” who was “gentle, kind, funny, wise, warm, but piercingly witty when he chose to be.”

Spain: Composers Williams, Morricone honored for film scores

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 5th - 6:19am

A Spanish foundation on Friday awarded one of the country’s most prestigious awards to composers Ennio Morricone and John Williams for their film work.

Prince Charles misses hugging his family amid virus lockdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 4th - 10:05am

Prince Charles says he has missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Amy Grant has open heart surgery to fix heart condition

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 11:28am

A publicist for Amy Grant says the contemporary Christian singer had open heart surgery on Wednesday to fix a heart condition she has had since birth.

Lea Michele apologizes for being 'difficult' on 'Glee' set

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 7:46am

Former “Glee” star Lea Michele has apologized for being “unnecessarily difficult” on the set of the musical TV show after a co-star accused Michele of making her time there “a living hell.”

Creator fires 'Law & Order' spin-off writer for online posts

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 3:05pm

A TV writer who has worked on “S.W.A.T.” and “Chicago P.D.” was fired from an upcoming “Law & Order” spin-off because of online posts about social unrest in Los Angeles.

Late-night hosts say fighting racism means more than talk

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 2:49pm

Six of America's late-night television comedy hosts — five of them white men — turned serious after the nation's weekend of unrest following the death of George Floyd to suggest they and others need to do more than talk about racism.

Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 1:51pm

Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the U.S.

'Just Mercy,' drama of racial injustice, to be free in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 10:09am

The 2019 film “Just Mercy,” which chronicles courtroom struggles against racial injustice and mass incarceration, will be made free on digital platforms throughout June in the wake of George Floyd's death, Warner Bros. said Tuesday.

Books on race and criminal justice top bestseller lists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 6:13am

As nationwide protests against racism and police violence continue, readers are seeking out books old and new on race and criminal justice.

Cartoonists to thank frontline workers playfully this Sunday

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 5:38am

The funny papers this Sunday will have more than laughs.

Christo, artist known alongside late wife Jeanne-Claude for massive, fleeting displays, dies at 84

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 3:01pm

Christo, artist known alongside late wife Jeanne-Claude for massive, fleeting displays, dies at 84.

Kylie Jenner, Forbes spar over story on billionaire status

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:38pm

Forbes magazine, which once declared Kylie Jenner a billionaire on its cover, says she no longer deserves the title, but Jenner is pushing back.

Ricky Martin makes 'Pausa' to channel newly found anxiety

Sigal Ratner-Arias, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:11pm

The world paused and for the first time in his life Ricky Martin felt anxiety.

Lincoln Center artistic director leaving during shutdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 11:28am

Lincoln Center artistic director Jane Moss is departing on Aug. 1 after 27 years, leaving the performing arts center without a key leader while it remains shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 8:14am

and first Oscar nomination — came for the 1982 blockbuster “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”

Ai Weiwei says new security law is the end of Hong Kong

Juwon Park, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 5:03am

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei believes the newly passed national security law for Hong Kong augurs the end for the semi-autonomous city.

ASCAP to honor songwriters, publishers with virtual awards

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 8:36am

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is going virtual with its annual awards shows this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Czech National Museum exhibits masks made during pandemic

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 6:46am

The National Museum in Prague has put on display the most visible symbol of the Czech Republic's response to the coronavirus - face masks.