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Warhol in Tehran: Iranians flock to American pop art exhibit

Oct. 22, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian hard-liners, now back at the helm of the country, may regularly rail against the poisoning of Islamic society by Western culture, but in Tehran, Iranians are flocking to the contemporary art museum to marvel at American pop artist Andy Warhol’s iconic soup...

DJ trio Swedish House Mafia reunite with new music, tour

Oct. 22, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia, known for bringing house music to the masses with their arena shows, are ready to turn the crowd up with a new collaboration with The Weeknd and a global tour on the horizon. The trio dropped a new song and...

Sheriff: Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Oct. 22, 2021 03:58 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after confirming that a prop firearm discharged by actor Alec Baldwin, while producing and starring in a Western movie, killed the cinematographer and wounded the director. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s officials said...

Mumbai cinemas reopen after 18 months as life swings back

Oct. 22, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Movie theaters in India’s entertainment capital Mumbai reopened on Friday after more than 18 months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the last of the many virus restrictions to go amid a decline in infections. Theaters opened to half...

Beijing police name pianist Li Yundi in prostitution case

Oct. 22, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Police in China’s capital Beijing say famed international pianist Li Yundi is a suspect in a prostitution case. A message on the force’s microblog said a suspect had been placed in administrative detention and an investigation opened on Thursday...

Bernard Haitink, renowned Dutch conductor, dies at 92

Oct. 21, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

Bernard Haitink, a Dutch conductor of refinement and grace who led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for 27 years and held leadership positions in London, Chicago and Boston, died at his home in London on Thursday, his management agency announced. He was 92. Haitink was...

Sheriff: Producer Alec Baldwin fired the prop gun on a movie set that killed photography chief and injured director

Oct. 21, 2021 22:58 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Sheriff: Producer Alec Baldwin fired the prop gun on a movie set that killed photography chief and injured director.

Nissan ex-chair Ghosn set on restoring reputation

Oct. 21, 2021 22:51 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Carlos Ghosn, the former auto industry superstar whose career screeched to a halt with his arrest three years ago, isn't about to settle into quiet retirement. The former head of the Nissan-Renault alliance fled to Lebanon in late 2019, while out on bail...

Lorli von Trapp Campbell, of 'Sound of Music' family, dies

Oct. 21, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The second daughter of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian family was famous for being depicted in the musical and beloved movie “The Sound of Music," has died. She was 90. Eleonore “Lorli” von Trapp Campbell died Sunday in Northfield, Vermont. The...

Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; 'Trans lives matter'

Oct. 21, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix employees who walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle's special and its anti-transgender comments were joined by allies who chanted “Trans lives matter,” getting pushback from counterprotesters who also showed up. A pre-noon...