Arts and entertainment

March 22, 2018 - 6:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith will serve a second term. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Thursday that Smith has been reappointed for 2018-2019. The library said that Smith would continue her focus on bringing poetry to rural communities. She has also edited "...
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March 21, 2018 - 11:51 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Longtime Boston television personality and entertainer Frank Avruch, who was the star of the popular children's TV program "Bozo the Clown," has died. He was 89. Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease, his family said in a statement to WCVB-TV . Avruch played Bozo...
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March 21, 2018 - 11:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A longtime Boston television personality and entertainer known for playing Bozo the Clown has died at age 89. WCVB-TV reports Frank Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease. Avruch played Bozo the Clown from 1959 to 1970, a clown character particularly popular in the...
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FILe - In this Feb. 16, 1999 file photo, Sammy Williams rehearses a song from the show "Too Old for the Chorus" at the ASCAP Foundation/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop in Burbank, Calif. Williams, who won a Tony Award in the original Broadway production of “A Chorus Line,” died of cancer in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 17, 2018. He was 69. (AP Photo/Jill Connelly, File)
March 21, 2018 - 7:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sammy Williams, who won a Tony Award in the original Broadway production of "A Chorus Line," has died. He was 69. Family spokeswoman and friend Brandee Barnaby says Williams died of cancer Saturday in Los Angeles. Williams won best featured actor in a musical in 1976 for the role of...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2000 file photo, members of NSync, from left, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpartrick perform at the 9th annual MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, Calif. The boy band will earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 30. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
March 21, 2018 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 'N Sync is finally reuniting — but not for new music or a tour. The boy band will earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 30. Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpartrick will attend the event. 'N Sync released its self-titled debut album...
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March 21, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gruesome images of a lynched Emmett Till were seared into the minds of many black Americans in 1955 and helped lead to the modern civil rights movement. But few whites knew of their existence at the time. That reality is at the top of NBC's two-hour documentary of how images...
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Graham Rahal (15) races into turn two before finishing second in the IndyCar Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
March 21, 2018 - 3:37 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Indianapolis 500, an American staple on ABC for 53 years, will have a new television home next season. In fact, the entire IndyCar package is moving to NBC in 2019 in what could turn out to be an exceptional deal for the series because of promised increased exposure...
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March 21, 2018 - 6:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Selena Gomez took to Instagram after bikini photos of her in Australia showing a scar drew social media comments that she looked "thick." The singer wrote that the beauty myth was "an obsession with physical perfection that traps modern woman in an endless cycle of hopelessness,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Harry Belafonte attends the 2017 Ripple of Hope Awards in New York. On Wednesday, March 21, the Librarian of Congress announced Belafonte as an inductee into the National Recording Registry. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
March 21, 2018 - 3:53 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Songs performed by Tony Bennett, Gloria Estefan and Run-DMC are among 25 recordings being added to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the list of titles being honored for their cultural and historic importance to the American...
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March 20, 2018 - 4:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After Shepard Smith set off some internal Fox News Channel bickering over his description of "entertaining" opinion programming, a glance at the cable television rankings reveals the extent to which political talk has become a pastime for millions of Americans. The Nielsen company...
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