Arts and entertainment

A performer from Mocidade samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 12, 2018 - 11:01 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — A drag queen is headlining the parade of one of Rio de Janeiro's most storied samba schools Monday night as Carnival celebrations across the country continue the tradition of ridiculing cultural icons and pushing social boundaries. Pabllo Vittar will perform with Beija-Flor de...
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A performer from Mocidade samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 12, 2018 - 10:26 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — A drag queen is headlining the parade of one of Rio de Janeiro's most storied samba schools as Brazil's Carnival celebrations continue the tradition of ridiculing cultural icons and pushing social boundaries. Singer Pabllo Vittar is performing Monday night with the Beija-Flor de...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2014, file photo, Betty Buckley performs at "Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch" in New York. Buckley, the Tony Award-winning actress who belted out "Memories" in "Cats" on Broadway and starred in "Eight Is Enough" on TV, has been tapped to lead the national tour of "Hello, Dolly!" (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Betty Buckley, the Tony Award-winning actress who belted out "Memories" in "Cats" on Broadway and starred in "Eight Is Enough" on TV, has been tapped to lead the national tour of "Hello, Dolly!" Buckley will star as matchmaker and schemer Dolly Levi in the production that won four...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2009 file photo, Israeli author David Grossman makes a point during the taping of the TV show, "Che tempo che fa," in Milan, Italy. Grossman has been awarded the country's highest literary accolade, the Israel Prize for Literature, for 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
February 12, 2018 - 8:34 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Celebrated Israeli author David Grossman has been awarded the country's highest literary accolade, the Israel Prize for Literature, for this year. Israel's Education Ministry announced on Monday that Grossman, who also won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for his novel "A...
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February 12, 2018 - 8:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Portrait Gallery is unveiling portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama. Barack Obama's portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley — an artist best known for his vibrant, large-scale paintings of African-Americans. For Michelle Obama's...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2012 file photo director Michael Haneke speaks during a press conference for Love at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. In an interview with Austrian paper Kurier Haneke voiced concerns on the 'puritanism' that came with the #metto-movement. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
February 12, 2018 - 3:33 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian film director Michael Haneke, an Academy Award and two-time Palme d'Or winner, has compared the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal to a "witch hunt" that has ushered in a "new, men-hating puritanism." The director of "Amour" and "The White Ribbon" told Austrian daily Kurier...
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February 12, 2018 - 2:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the lawsuit filed by New York's attorney general against Weinstein (all times local): 9 p.m. A lawyer for disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein says he believes a "fair investigation" by New York's attorney general will show that many of the allegations...
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South Korean Olympic figure skating champion Yuna Kim, right, takes the tourch from North Korea's Jong Su Hyon, left, and South Korea's Park Jong-ah during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip,Pool)
February 12, 2018 - 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has apologized to South Koreans for an on-air remark by an analyst that cited Japan as an example that has been important to the country's own transformation. The remark was made by analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo during NBC's coverage of Friday's opening ceremony. He was noting the...
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A performer from the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 12, 2018 - 12:02 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There are some Brazilians who probably aren't finding much to enjoy in Rio de Janeiro's colorful Carnival parades — the mayor, the governor and the president. An anti-establishment tone is echoing through this year's celebrations in Brazil. And Sunday night's parade at Rio's...
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Adam Rippon of the United States performs in the men's single skating free skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
February 11, 2018 - 11:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: SORRY: NBC apologized to South Korea for a remark by analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo on Friday's coverage of the opening ceremony. Ramo credited Japan as an influence for South Korea's resurgence over the past three decades...
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