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Colombia adoptees find family decades after volcano tragedy

Nov. 16, 2019 12:00 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Jenifer de la Rosa was just a week old when Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano exploded, unleashing a wall of mud that buried an entire town and left 25,000 dead. In the chaotic aftermath of the 1985 disaster the infant was handed over to a Red Cross worker and eventually...

Kentucky Folklife Magazine looking for submission proposals

Nov. 15, 2019 4:49 AM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Folklife Program at Western Kentucky University is looking for proposals for articles and other pieces documenting Kentucky’s folklife. The program said in a news release that this is the first call for proposals for the multimedia digital publication and said...

NASCAR, NBC Sports launching TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold

Nov. 14, 2019 2:12 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR and NBC Sports are set to launch a new streaming service that will include exclusive motorsports events and an extensive library of archived documentaries and films. TrackPass will offer more motorsports options, including the ARCA Menards Series, the NASCAR Whelen Modified...

HBO doc peers into Ralph Lauren's rose-tinted American Dream

Nov. 12, 2019 3:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Of all the editors, fashion notables, filmmakers and cultural critics who opine on Ralph Lauren in the new documentary "Very Ralph," it's an unlikely voice who perhaps most succinctly describes the appeal of the Lauren empire. Kanye West says he was seeking a way to stand out early in his...

What you get for $7-a-month Disney Plus subscription

Nov. 11, 2019 1:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Simpsons," ''Cinderella" and several movies from the Star Wars and Marvel universes will share a streaming home Tuesday as Disney Plus debuts. Subscribers will initially get more than 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes. That's expected to grow to 620 movies and 10,000 episodes in five...

Film probes history of Native Americans in the US military

Nov. 9, 2019 11:44 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Before Chuck Boers joined the U.S. Army, the Lipan Apache member was given his family's eagle feathers. The feathers had been carried by his great-great-great-grandfather on his rifle when he was an Apache scout. They also were carried by relatives who fought in World War I, World...

Robbie Robertson looks backward and forward with film, music

Nov. 7, 2019 12:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a mournful track on Robbie Robertson's latest album that clearly stands out. Called "Once Were Brothers," it's as sad as an obituary. In a way it is. The former songwriter and guitarist for The Band wrote it in honor of his four Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ex-bandmates, three of...

Kentucky painter Helen LaFrance turns 100 years old

Nov. 2, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A prominent painter whose works capture the rural, small town culture of Kentucky turned 100 on Saturday. Helen LaFrance visited a church in Mayfield to celebrate her birthday with an unexpectedly large group of friends and family. A documentary about her also was shown at a separate...

Indian guru Rajneesh's ex-aide to star in new documentary

Nov. 1, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ma Anand Sheela, who helped controversial Indian mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh set up a commune in Oregon in the 1980s and was a subject of the hit Netflix series Wild Wild Country, will star in a new documentary shot during her first trip to India in 34 years. The documentary, produced by...

US filmmaker Oliver Stone praises Putin for role in Syria

Oct. 30, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — American filmmaker Oliver Stone on Wednesday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "stabilizing force" in the Middle East, particularly in Syria as Moscow fills a void left by U.S. forces pulling out and leaving behind their Kurdish allies. Stone, the 73-year-old...