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Sarah Pidgeon finds her voice, her inner rock god and a Tony nomination in Broadway's 'Stereophonic'

May. 22, 2024 11:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Pidgeon is making her Broadway debut this season in a celebrated, thoughtful show about how art is created. And getting her first Tony Award nomination. And in a play that's transformed her into a member of a rock band. And notching her first cast album. ...

German author Jenny Erpenbeck wins International Booker Prize for tale of tangled love affair

May. 21, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — German author Jenny Erpenbeck and translator Michael Hofmann won the International Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for “Kairos,” the story of a tangled love affair during the final years of East Germany’s existence. Erpenbeck said she hoped the book would help...

Scarlett Johansson says a ChatGPT voice is 'eerily similar' to hers and OpenAI is halting its use

May. 21, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — OpenAI on Monday said it plans to halt the use of one of its ChatGPT voices that “Her” actor Scarlett Johansson says sounds “eerily similar" to her own. In a post on the social media platform X, OpenAI said it is “working to pause” Sky — the name of one...

Music Review: Twenty One Pilots' concept album 'Clancy' is an energizing end of an era

May. 21, 2024 11:48 AM EDT

The end of an era has come for Twenty One Pilots, and what an ending it is. The alternative pop-rock duo, made up of vocalist Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun, have long been candid about anxiety and depression, themes often represented in Joseph's lyrics as he sings, raps and...

Q&A: Kevin Costner on unveiling his Western saga 'Horizon' at Cannes

May. 20, 2024 23:06 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — A month before Kevin Costner puts the first installment of his multi-chapter Western “Horizon: An American Saga” into theaters, the actor-director came to the Cannes Film Festival to unveil his self-financed passion project. “Two of my boys are out...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1

May. 20, 2024 10:43 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1: May 26: Sportscaster Brent Musburger is 85. Drummer Garry Peterson of The Guess Who is 79. Singer Stevie Nicks is 76. Actor Pam Grier is 75. Actor Philip Michael Thomas (“Miami Vice”) is 75. Country singer Hank Williams Junior is...

Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92

May. 17, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dabney Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in "9 to 5" and the nasty TV director in "Tootsie," has died. He was 92. Coleman died Thursday at his home in Santa Monica, his daughter, Quincy Coleman, said...

Rock band Cage the Elephant emerge from loss and hospitalization with new album 'Neon Pill'

May. 16, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To say Cage the Elephant's latest album had a turbulent birth would be an understatement. The band dealt with the deaths of loved ones, the pandemic and their lead singer's arrest and hospitalization. “It’s no secret that I had a medical crisis,” Matt Shultz...

Anitta defends her Afro-Brazilian faith after new music video costs her some followers

May. 15, 2024 23:08 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s biggest pop star, Anitta, has released a music video depicting rituals of the Afro-Brazilian faith Candomble, sparking controversy in a country where religious intolerance is all too common. Her track — pointedly named “Accept” — has been...

Soulful singer Michael McDonald looks back in his new memoir, 'What a Fool Believes'

May. 15, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Something stopped Michael McDonald from telling his story publicly — him. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer with multiple Grammys just didn't think he had one. McDonald, a member of both Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers who became a singular soul solo artist...