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Harry Connick Jr. honors workers during pandemic road trip

Jun. 19, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer and actor Harry Connick Jr. has spent a lot of his life on tour buses and traveling from city to city, but even when the pandemic shut down the country, he couldn’t sit still. With the help of his daughter, Georgia Connick, who is a filmmaker, and a bunch of GoPro...

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Oprah picks James McBride's 'Deacon King Kong' for book club

Jun. 16, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has chosen James McBride's “Deacon King Kong” for her book club. McBride's novel is set in a Brooklyn housing project in 1969 and centers on the shooting of a drug dealer by an aging and tipsy church deacon. But it also pays tribute to community and to McBride's...

Publishing employees organize 'day of action' against racism

Jun. 8, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As nationwide rallies against police violence and racism continue, book publishing employees are holding a “day of action" to support protesters and call attention to the industry's lack of diversity. Participants said in an email that the action was "in solidarity with the uprisings...

FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, actress Oprah Winfrey poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film

Winfrey, Pitt part of Grammys special for essential workers

May. 28, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Grammys is putting together an event featuring Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Herbie Hancock and Harry Connick, Jr. to honor essential workers across America. The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammy Awards annually, announced Thursday that the two-hour special, “United We...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020 file photo, Sil Lai Abrams, back row from left, director Amy Ziering, director Kirby Dick, Drew Dixon, seated left, and Sheri Hines pose for a portrait to promote the film

#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color

May. 27, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a...

This image released by HBO Max shows Drew Dixon, a collaborator on hit records by Method Man and Mary J. Blige, Estelle and Kanye West, and Whitney Houston, in a scene from the documentary

Review: A powerful #MeToo chapter in ‘On the Record’ doc

May. 27, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

The documentary “ On the Record ” spends quite a bit of time introducing former music executive Drew Dixon before Russell Simmons and rape are mentioned. She talks about her youth, her politician mother, living down the street from Biggie, her love of hip-hop, her dream of working in music and what...

Vice President Mike Pence, right, talks to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as they wait for their lunch at Beth's Burger Bar, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. Pence is scheduled to participate in a roundtable discussion with hospitality and tourism industry leaders to discuss their plans for re-opening during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 20, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

As the U.S. and other countries loosen their coronavirus restrictions, it’s back to business, but not business as usual. The gradual relaxing of stay-at-home orders imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus has come with new restrictions on just about everything: shopping, going to the beach,...

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Oprah Winfrey gives grants to ‘home’ cities during pandemic

May. 20, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is giving grants to the cities she’s called home through her $12 million coronavirus relief fund. She announced Wednesday that her Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation will donate money to organizations dedicated to helping underserved communities in Chicago; Baltimore;...

Online graduations still bring stars to the virtual lectern

May. 15, 2020 5:13 AM EDT

This year's college graduates won’t get to take their triumphant walk across the stage. They won’t get to toss their caps amid a sea of classmates. Instead, they have to settle for online ceremonies while their diplomas are mailed home. But at least one aspect of the traditional graduation ceremony...

Obamas, Oprah join Chicago project reading to kids online

May. 14, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey have joined the ranks of famous Chicagoans who are reading children's books in videos posted online by the Chicago Public Library to engage families during the coronavirus pandemic. The former president and first lady's video of “The Word...