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Ask Marilu Henner about a day and you'll hear every detail

Aug. 10, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's best not to get into an argument about past events with Marilu Henner. You will definitely lose. The actress is hard-wired with the ability to instantly recall facts that are decades old. "What I have is known as Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. It's like a fancy name," she...

Rights group: Egypt issues suspended sentence to 6 over play

Jul. 25, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights group says a military court has sentenced six people to a two-month suspended sentence for their involvement in a play seen as insulting to security forces. The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression says Wednesday the Cairo Military Misdemeanor Court convicted...

A play about straight white men on Broadway makes history

Jul. 24, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The play that just opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway may have a cast dominated by white men but history has been made behind the scenes. Young Jean Lee became the first Asian-American woman playwright to have a play open on Broadway when "Straight White Men" made its official...

'Hamilton' creator announces arts fund for Puerto Rico

Jul. 22, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda jumped up to a podium shortly after landing in Puerto Rico on Sunday to announce he has helped create a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in the U.S. territory as it struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The "Hamilton" playwright said he hopes...

Lin-Manuel Miranda to publish a picture book

Jul. 17, 2018 9:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on a picture book that he hopes will inspire young people. "Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You" will be published October 23, Random House announced Tuesday. The book will be illustrated by Jonny Sun. It will feature "affirmations" the...

The Latest: Australian medic, last to leave cave, loses dad

Jul. 10, 2018 11:58 PM EDT

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The last member of the rescue team to leave the Thai cave, Australian doctor Richard Harris, has lost his father. Harris's boss Andrew Pearce says in a statement the father...

$1.1M awarded to preserve African-American historic sites

Jul. 6, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Grants totaling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location central to the slave trade and civil rights locations in Birmingham, a preservation group...

America Ferrera editing anthology of essays about culture

Jun. 21, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, author Roxane Gay and Olympic skater Michelle Kwan are among those contributing essays to an anthology about navigating between cultures. "American Like Me" will feature stories from those trying find an identity in a culture that often "underrepresents or...