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New Kenny G doc explores his massive success and criticism

Dec. 03, 2021 10:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kenny Gorelick, known to millions as Kenny G, has been one of the most beloved — and hated — figures in music throughout the last three decades. But the music superstar, synonymous for his long, curly brown hair as much as for his soprano saxophone, has ignored his...

Ohio governor hopeful picks running mate with ties to Trump

Dec. 02, 2021 16:53 PM EST

Jim Renacci, a former Republican congressman who's challenging Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in next year’s primary, said Thursday he has picked a Christian filmmaker who made a documentary about former President Donald Trump to be his running mate. Joe Knopp of Springboro...

Review: Animated doc 'Flee' tells young refugee’s journey

Dec. 01, 2021 12:55 PM EST

Filmmaker Jonas Poher Rasmussen was 15 when he encountered a new face on a local train in his sleepy Danish town. It was the kind of place where immigrants couldn’t help but stand out, but Rasmussen noticed this kid’s style first. He had some and most people there didn’t. ...

New this week: 'Power of the Dog,' 'Annie' live and Kenny G

Nov. 29, 2021 14:31 PM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Jane Campion, whose last movie was 2009's “Bright Star," makes a triumphant...

Hong Kong drama bags nominations at Golden Horse Awards

Nov. 27, 2021 07:59 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s annual Golden Horse Awards kicked off Saturday with a Hong Kong drama receiving the most nominations for the Asian equivalent of the Academy Awards. The Golden Horse Awards, which began in 1962, is considered one of the most prestigious...

'Get Back' series dispels, and confirms, some Beatle myths

Nov. 24, 2021 16:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For 50 years, the fixed narrative had the Beatles' “Let it Be” recording session as a miserable experience with a band where members were sick of each other, sick of their work and in the process of breaking up. The nearly 8-hour, Peter...

Journalists released after arrest at B.C. pipeline dispute

Nov. 22, 2021 21:37 PM EST

PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia (AP) — A photojournalist and a documentary filmmaker have been released by a Canadian judge, three days after being arrested while covering police enforcement of an injunction against pipeline protests in northern British Columbia. Amber...

Joaquin Phoenix, Mike Mills on sincerity in 'C'mon C'mon'

Nov. 19, 2021 18:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In Mike Mills’ “C’mon C’mon,” Joaquin Phoenix plays a New York-based radio journalist who, throughout the movie, records interviews with real kids about their lives, asking them questions like, “What scares you?" and "What makes you happy?” ...

Rapper Young Dolph fatally shot at Tennessee cookie shop

Nov. 17, 2021 20:45 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rapper Young Dolph, widely admired in the hip-hop community for his authenticity and fierce independence, was shot and killed Wednesday inside a beloved local cookie shop in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, authorities said. Police tweeted they...

Lions, tigers and an unbearable year at Jack Hanna's zoo

Nov. 13, 2021 08:36 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium had a bear of a year. It began Jan. 1, the first day of famous zookeeper Jack Hanna's retirement after 42 years as the beloved celebrity director-turned-ambassador of the nation’s second-largest zoo. ...