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Alicia Alonso, the grande dame of Cuban ballet, has died

Oct. 17, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — Alicia Alonso, the revered ballerina and choreographer whose nearly 75-year career made her an icon of artistic loyalty to Cuba's socialist system, died Thursday at age 98. Miguel Cabrera, an official at the National Ballet of Cuba founded by Alonso, said she died at a hospital in Havana. As...

Pelosi on that photo: Trump 'didn't like' her questions

Oct. 17, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi has an explanation for that moment in a widely-shared photo of her standing and pointing at President Donald Trump across the Cabinet room table in the White House. Pelosi told reporters Thursday that Trump simply "didn't like" her commentary on Syria and Russian...

For Springsteen, 'Western Stars' made sense after book, play

Oct. 17, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Western Stars" was just the change of pace that Bruce Springsteen needed after baring his soul over the past few years. First, he shared his darkest secrets in his memoir, "Born to Run." Then he spent more than a year telling his story five nights a week in Springsteen on Broadway. So, an...

Police: Woman killed her husband, claimed he killed himself

Oct. 17, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

MORRISDALE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman who claimed her husband killed himself has been charged with murder in his death. WJAC-TV reports 46-year-old Kimberly Williams, of Morrisdale, has been charged with shooting her husband in their home March 14. Police say they found Ronald...

Review: Jim James taps orchestral sound on impressive album

Oct. 17, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

Jim James, Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra, "The Order of Nature" (Decca Gold) A piccolo and glockenspiel delicately flutter in as the voice of Jim James echoes out. Slowly, the song builds and the breadth of instrumentation becomes clear. You find yourself in a seat at a theater, an orchestra...

'Spirited Away,' other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max

Oct. 17, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The vast catalog of storied Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is heading to the new HBO Max streaming service. Films such as "Princess Mononoke," ''My Neighbor Totoro" and Oscar-winner "Spirited Away" will be among the titles available to stream when HBO Max launches in spring 2020....

Native American tribe begins work on $100M casino expansion

Oct. 17, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

WAYLAND, Mich. (AP) — A Native American tribe is planning a $100 million expansion of its western Michigan casino that will include adding new dining, entertainment and gaming space. MLive.com reported Thursday that the Gun Lake Tribe says preliminary site work has started at the casino in Wayland. About...

CBS signs Stephen Colbert to 3-year extension

Oct. 17, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert will be sticking around for four more years. CBS announced Thursday that Colbert has signed a new contract that will keep him as the "Late Show" host through at least August 2023. His current pact was set to expire next August. Terms were not disclosed. But it's a safe bet...

Review: James Arthur is buried in sadness in new weak album

Oct. 17, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

James Arthur, "YOU" (Columbia) James Arthur's third album doesn't come with a warning sticker but it should: Do not attempt to listen to this record in one sitting, especially while operating machinery. Even the happiest among us will swerve into traffic hearing wave after wave of sadness. Arthur, a onetime "The...

Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT awards show

Oct. 17, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who supported each other through success and loss. Country singer Kane Brown, who was one of several artists of the year...