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Dukureh, from 'Elvis' film, found dead in Nashville home

Jul. 21, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shonka Dukureh, who played Big Mama Thornton in this year's movie about Elvis Presley, was found dead Thursday in a bedroom at her home in Nashville, police said. She was 44. Nashville police said there were no signs of foul play. Autopsy results are pending...

Pete Seeger gets own stamp; ceremony planned at Newport Folk

Jul. 21, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Pete Seeger, the banjo-playing folk singer whose music was indelibly intertwined with his social activism, was honored Thursday as the latest American musician to appear on a U.S. postage stamp. The forever stamp, which features a color-tinted, black-and-white...

Today in History: July 5, Doby is AL's first Black player

Jul. 05, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 5, the 186th day of 2022. There are 179 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 5, 1947, Larry Doby made his debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first Black player in the...

'Elvis' is king, alone, of box office after final tallies

Jun. 27, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Elvis” has won its box-office dance-off with “Top Gun: Maverick.” After the two films reported the same ticket sales Sunday, Monday's final numbers has “Elvis,” alone, as king of the weekend. “Elvis” ultimately grossed $31.1 million from Friday to...

CA--California Digest

Jun. 26, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

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'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

Jun. 26, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity — “Elvis” tied “Top Gun: Maverick," which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters. Final...

Today in History: June 26, first Harry Potter book published

Jun. 26, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 26, the 177th day of 2022. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 26, 1945, the charter of the United Nations was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco. On...

Review: Austin Butler, Baz Luhrmann deliver a grand ‘Elvis’

Jun. 22, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

The brief life of Elvis Presley is not something that fits neatly into a conventional biopic formula, though many have tried. It was, perhaps, always going to take a director as wild and visionary as Baz Luhrmann to do something that evokes the essence of the King’s 42 years. Luhrmann knows...

Civil jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused teenager in 1975

Jun. 22, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. She said the fact...

Savior of abandoned music contemplates his collection

Jun. 19, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Joe Bussard stood on the driveway of his home here near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and glared at a noisy crow perched atop a nearby pine tree. Tall and gaunt with white hair, he wore black sweatpants held up by suspenders, a blue flannel shirt, brown slippers...