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Playwright who inspired 'Moonlight' wins PEN award
NEW YORK (AP) -- The playwright who inspired the Oscar-nominated movie "Moonlight" has won a prize from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization....

Judge orders R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from ex
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of physically abusing and threatening her....

Even at anything-goes Carnival, these lyrics raise eyebrows
SAO PAULO (AP) -- The typical notion of Carnival in Brazil is that anything goes: no headdress too big, no outfit too small, no song too ribald. This year, some organizers of the world's best known street party are saying: "Enough!" At least to the lyrics....

Partner of UK author Helen Bailey convicted of her murder
LONDON (AP) -- The partner of British children's author Helen Bailey has been convicted of killing her and dumping her body in a cesspool in a financially motivated murder....

7-year-old boy meets NBC's Holt after on-air shout out
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 7-year-old boy's mention of Lester Holt to a local news reporter in Portland, Oregon, has earned him a chance to meet his favorite news anchor....

Review: In 'Get Out,' the two-faced horrors of racism
Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date's liberal family in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," writer-director Jordan Peele has crafted a similar confrontation with altogether more combustible results in "Get Out."...

Shooting gets underway for Han Solo 'Star Wars' film
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alden Ehrenreich has taken control of the Millennium Falcon. The Han Solo "Star Wars" spinoff has begun production....

Box Office Top 20: 'Lego Batman,' 'Fifty Shades' stay on top
NEW YORK (AP) -- Holdovers "The Lego Batman Movie" and "Fifty Shades Darker" led the North American box office for a second week, while Matt Damon's "The Great Wall" - a hit in China, where it was made - struggled in its domestic debut....

Review: 'Contemporary Color' is a hypnotic concert film
In 2015, former Talking Heads front man David Byrne staged an unconventional show in which he paired up 10 contemporary musicians and performers with color guard teams - those baton and saber twirling staples of small town parades and high school football games. The musicians, including the likes of St. Vincent, Lucius, Ad-Rock, Zola Jesus and Nelly Furtado, composed original songs that the color guard teams then used to choreograph a corresponding routine. The unique spectacle, which took place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, is chronicled with experimental verve in the documentary "Contemporary Color ," from filmmaking brothers Bill and Turner Ross....

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