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'Dear Evan Hansen' filmmakers refine a hit Broadway musical

Sep. 21, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people will get a chance to get to know the shy, teenager Evan Hansen this month, but Ben Platt is waving farewell. The actor and singer is intimately intertwined with Evan, originating the role in 2015 and eventually leading the stage...

Latinos vastly underrepresented in media, new report finds

Sep. 21, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday. The...

Sarah Dash who sang on 'Lady Marmalade' with Labelle, dies

Sep. 21, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Sarah Dash, who co-founded the all-female group Labelle — best known for the raucous 1974 hit “Lady Marmalade" — has died. She was 76. Patti Labelle and Nona Hendryx completed the trio. They announced Dash's death Monday on social media. No...

Review: 'True Raiders' a fun read about true treasure hunt

Sep. 21, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

“True Raiders” by Brad Ricca (St. Martin’s Press) For fans of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” there’s something just as exciting as seeing Indiana Jones swashbuckling his way through the jungles in search of treasure. That thing is hearing Dr. Henry Jones describe...

Review: 'Echoes of the Dead' is a fast-paced thriller

Sep. 21, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

“Echoes of the Dead,” by Spencer Kope (Minotaur) When four wealthy men, one of them a congressman, disappear on their annual fishing trip to the Upper Kern River near Bakersfield, California, Magnus “Steps” Craig of the F.B.I. Special Tracking Unit senses real...

In ‘This is the Night,’ a love letter to cinema, ‘Rocky III’

Sep. 21, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

Filmmaker James DeMonaco remembers the day “Rocky III” hit theaters as if it were yesterday. On Staten Island in 1982, it was an all-out event. He waited four hours in line to get tickets and saw it twice in a day. Kids at his school carried the poster around like a...

Review: Johnson explores violence against Native Americans

Sep. 21, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

“Daughter of the Morning Star,” by Craig Johnson (Viking) Cheyenne Tribal Police Chief Lolo Long’s niece, Jayla, star of the Lame Deer Lady Stars High School basketball team, is in danger. The girl has been getting credible death threats, so Long asks her friend,...

Gillian Flynn, Lena Waithe to head their own book imprints

Sep. 21, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn is a familiar name on bestseller lists, but her personal reading tastes run to books most haven't heard about. “I start every conversation about books with 'What's the weirdest things you've read this year? What's...

Emmy ratings up to 7.4 million viewers this year

Sep. 20, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Emmys accomplished what is becoming a rarity for awards shows these days, by actually increasing its viewership over the previous years. The Nielsen company estimated that 7.4 million people watched Sunday night's show, where the comedy “Ted...

Emmy Moments: Not the Pandemmys — but hardly normal, either

Sep. 20, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

OK, it definitely wasn’t the Pandemmys, or the Zoomemmys, or whatever you want to call last year’s virtual Emmy ceremony — with everyone at home, and visitors in hazmat suits showing up to bestow awards. This year was different — defiantly so. People were...

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Gyllenhaal, Fuqua on the van that made 'The Guilty' possible

Sep. 21, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Gyllenhaal was driving when a COVID-19 supervisor called and told him to pull the car over. This was in November 2020, when U.S. cases were skyrocketing and Gyllenhaal was days away from starting shooting on “The Guilty,” a thriller about a...

Review: 'True Raiders' a fun read about true treasure hunt

Sep. 21, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

“True Raiders” by Brad Ricca (St. Martin’s Press) For fans of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” there’s something just as exciting as seeing Indiana Jones swashbuckling his way through the jungles in search of treasure. That thing is hearing Dr. Henry Jones describe...

Review: 'Echoes of the Dead' is a fast-paced thriller

Sep. 21, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

“Echoes of the Dead,” by Spencer Kope (Minotaur) When four wealthy men, one of them a congressman, disappear on their annual fishing trip to the Upper Kern River near Bakersfield, California, Magnus “Steps” Craig of the F.B.I. Special Tracking Unit senses real...

In ‘This is the Night,’ a love letter to cinema, ‘Rocky III’

Sep. 21, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

Filmmaker James DeMonaco remembers the day “Rocky III” hit theaters as if it were yesterday. On Staten Island in 1982, it was an all-out event. He waited four hours in line to get tickets and saw it twice in a day. Kids at his school carried the poster around like a...

Review: Johnson explores violence against Native Americans

Sep. 21, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

“Daughter of the Morning Star,” by Craig Johnson (Viking) Cheyenne Tribal Police Chief Lolo Long’s niece, Jayla, star of the Lame Deer Lady Stars High School basketball team, is in danger. The girl has been getting credible death threats, so Long asks her friend,...

Maine college gets largest gift in history for music school

Sep. 21, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A public Maine university will use the largest monetary gift in its history to build a home for its school of music. Philanthropist D. Suzi Osher has given the $10 million gift to University of Southern Maine. USM President Glenn Cummings told the...

US-Apple-Books-Top-10

Sep. 21, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. Enemy at the Gates by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn - 9781982164904 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 2. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty - 9781250220264 - (Henry Holt and Co.) 3. The...

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Sep. 21, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

Movies US charts: 1. Candyman (2021) 2. Black Widow (2021) 3. F9: The Fast Saga 4. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard 5. The Rock 6. Lansky 7....

Latinos vastly underrepresented in media, new report finds

Sep. 21, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday. The...

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Sep. 21, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century by Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein, narrated by the authors (Penguin Audio) 2. Based on a True Story by Norm Macdonald, narrated by the author and Tim O’Halloran (Random House Audio) ...