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Jazz great Buddy DeFranco dies at age 91
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Renowned jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco - who collaborated with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and other top singers and musicians of his era - has died at the age of 91....

Box office: 'The Interview' makes $1 million theater debut
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Despite on demand availability, crowds still flocked to theaters to catch showings of "The Interview," Thursday....

Creator of 'Tail! Spin!' talks about power, truth
NEW YORK (AP) -- One had a "wide stance" and another was "hiking the Appalachian Trail."...

At 89, enigmatic Angela Lansbury is back in the 'Spirit'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Angela Lansbury has moved yet again....

Texas movie set used by John Wayne fading away
BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Time and Mother Nature are threatening to dismantle the Alamo. Not the original, but the replica 18th-century Spanish mission and Old West movie set John Wayne built for his Oscar-nominated 1960 movie and that for decades was a tourist mecca and film production site....

Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry
ATLANTA (AP) -- Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release....

5 things to know about Alamo Village
BRACKETTVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A Texas businessman wants to revive Alamo Village, the movie set built by John Wayne for his epic film about the historic Alamo siege. It's been closed since 2009. Here are five things to know about the 400-acre park's history:...

Russia offers support to North Korea amid Sony hack
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable."...

India's brass bands struggle amid changing tastes
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The wedding season is in full swing in India, marking what should be the busiest time of year for the traditional brass bands that lead raucous processions announcing the arrival of the bridegroom to the neighborhood....

Rogen, Franco, others react to `The Interview' online stream
NEW YORK (AP) -- Celebrities react to Sony's announcement Wednesday that it released Seth Rogen and James Franco's North Korea satire, "The Interview," on digital platforms:...

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