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Springsteen surprises NJ audience at Van Zandt concert
RED BANK, N.J. (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen surprised concert-goers in New Jersey with a performance during the encore of a Steven Van Zandt show....

Robert De Niro: Once inspiring, US now tragic dumb comedy
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Robert De Niro says that "in movie terms," the country was once "an inspiring uplifting drama" but now has turned into "a tragic dumbass comedy."...

Opera house undergoes $18M renovation in its 150th year
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- In its heyday, the stage at Newport's Opera House hosted everything from performances of vaudeville and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show to appearances by abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe....

Discrimination suits proceed against Fox, minus Roger Ailes
NEW YORK (AP) -- The sudden death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes won't slow the march of litigation swirling around the network, legal observers and lawyers involved in the suits said....

Philadelphia's music history _ a DIY tour
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia doesn't make it easy for music fans to explore the city's vast and rich musical legacy, but you can cobble together a do-it-yourself tour of the sights, sounds and neighborhoods that nurtured talent. Other places for inspiration: local news site Billy Penn puts out a Black Music Map every year in honor of Black History Month, and fans and experts offer tours through Jane's Walks, like this recent one exploring Ridge Avenue's jazz corridor....

Philadelphia's music legacy is vast but hard to find
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Detroit has the Motown Museum. Mississippi has a blues trail. Memphis has Graceland, Sun Studio and the Stax Museum of American Soul....

Standing Rock film festival centers around pipeline protest
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A film festival on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation aims to bolster the anti-pipeline movement that blossomed there last year while also fostering connections between the Native American community and the film industry....

Paris mayor says 'solution' found for black feminist event
PARIS (AP) -- The mayor of Paris said Monday that a "clear solution" has been found with organizers of a festival for black feminists, an event that had aroused her ire because four-fifths of the festival space was to be open exclusively to black women....

How Hollywood is giving its biggest stars digital facelifts
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Johnny Depp is 53 years old but he doesn't look a day over 26 in the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie - at least for a few moments. There was no plastic surgeon involved, heavy makeup or archival footage used to take the actor back to his boyish "Cry Baby" face, however. It's all post-production visual effects, and after a decade of refining the process since Brad Pitt ran the gamut of time in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," it's becoming commonplace in major Hollywood movies....

'Pirates of the Caribbean'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy "Baywatch."...

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