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Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night

Apr. 18, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church. Maren Morris won two honors, including song of the year. Miranda Lambert performed three times and held onto her record as the most decorated winner in ACM history. And Mickey Guyton, the first Black...

Scott Rudin will 'step back' after allegations of bullying

Apr. 17, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid mounting anger over allegations of bullying, Broadway and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin broke his silence Saturday, saying he is “profoundly sorry” and will step back from his theater work. “After a period of reflection, I’ve made the...

List of winners at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards

Apr. 18, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

A list of winners in the top categories at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, held at various locations in Nashville, Tennessee: Entertainer of the Year — Luke Bryan. Female artist of the year — Maren Morris. Male...

27 Wyeth paintings donated to Maine's Farnsworth Museum

Apr. 17, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Twenty-seven paintings by three generations of Wyeths have been donated to Maine's Farnsworth Art Museum, thanks to the late Betsy Wyeth. The Rockland museum, which plans to display the paintings in a major exhibition beginning May 15, did not...

Issa Rae gives new creatives a hand, talks ending ‘Insecure’

Apr. 16, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Issa Rae remembers what life was like when she was starting out in Hollywood: no money, and just hoping for a chance to be discovered. “It was about ‘I just want the exposure. I need the right person to see me and see my work’ and I feel like I can...

Viola Davis is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Apr. 16, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Viola Davis was named Woman of the Year on Friday by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. “Viola has inspired our company with her incredible grit and determination, and we cannot wait to celebrate her successes, strong character...

Cuomo retreats from open news briefings that made him a star

Apr. 17, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor gained national attention last spring, and won an International Emmy, for daily, televised news briefings at which he answered barrages of questions from journalists about the COVID-19 pandemic. But lately, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has...

The pandemic has upended the Oscars. Good, producers say

Apr. 16, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ninety seconds. That’s how quickly Steven Soderbergh believes the Academy Awards will convince viewers that this year’s telecast is different. The concept for the show, which Soderbergh is producing with Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, is to treat the...

Chicago video tests newsroom handling of graphic footage

Apr. 16, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The image that many Americans have of 13-year-old Adam Toledo is frozen in time: He is standing in an alley with his hands up as the gunshot that killed him is heard. This week's release of Chicago body camera footage of the March...

2 documentaries up for Oscars tell stories of nonagenarians

Apr. 16, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

The Oscar isn’t the only one celebrating its 93rd trip around the sun at the Academy Awards ceremony this year. The shorts category features two documentaries, “ A Concerto is a Conversation ” and “ Colette,” about fellow nonagenarians who have led extraordinary and extraordinarily...

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Luke Bryan wins top ACM Award, but female acts own the night

Apr. 18, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church. Maren Morris won two honors, including song of the year. Miranda Lambert performed three times and held onto her record as the most decorated winner in ACM history. And Mickey Guyton, the first Black...

List of winners at the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards

Apr. 18, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

A list of winners in the top categories at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, held at various locations in Nashville, Tennessee: Entertainer of the Year — Luke Bryan. Female artist of the year — Maren Morris. Male...

Alma Wahlberg, mother of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, dies at 78

Apr. 18, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

Alma Wahlberg, the mother of entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and a regular on their reality series “Wahlburgers,” has died, her sons said on social media Sunday. She was 78. “My angel. Rest in peace,” Mark Wahlberg tweeted. Donnie...

Kentucky book helps children interact with disabled people

Apr. 18, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Puzzle Pieces Executive Director Amanda Owen and Public Relations Director Ashley Wedding have partnered to create a book series that will help children communicate and interact with individuals around them who have disabilities. “Owen the...

Savannah college plans largest US college movie studio

Apr. 18, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Savannah College of Art and Design says it plans a expansion of its film and digital media studio that will make it the largest college movie studio in the country. SCAD says its Savannah Film Studios will include at 10.9-acre backlot, a new...

Unapologetically funny: Single mom builds life in comedy

Apr. 18, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Reality wasn’t a lot of laughs for Montgomery native Kiesha McCall a few years back. She found a way to make laughter anyway with a bold style all her own. “When I get the microphone, everything goes out the window,” McCall said. ...

Little Free Library project spreads love of books

Apr. 18, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

SALEM, Va. (AP) — Susan Chewning’s love of reading has resulted in her launching Little Free Libraries throughout the Roanoke Valley and getting her Salem church involved in book fairs. The next book fair will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at Real Life Ministries, 4338...

Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defense

Apr. 18, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

The Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January created a trove of self-incriminating evidence, thoroughly documenting their actions and words in videos and social media posts. Now some of the camera-toting people in the crowd are claiming they were only there to record history...

Fashion industry evolves, as virus forces a rethink

Apr. 18, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The pandemic has torn a multibillion-dollar bite out of the fabric of Europe's fashion industry, stopped runway shows and forced brands to show their designs digitally instead. Now, amid hopes of a return to near-normality by the year’s end, the industry...

Felix Silla, Cousin Itt on TV's 'Addams Family,' dies at 84

Apr. 17, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felix Silla, who starred as the hairy Cousin Itt on “The Addams Family” and a robot on “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,” has died. He was 84. Silla’s representative, Bonnie Vent, said in an emailed statement Saturday that the actor died...