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Review: 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' is a well-crafted sequel

Jun. 3, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

If the sweet, animated 2016 film "The Secret Life of Pets" was mostly for kids, its new sequel might be for another segment of the audience altogether — whoever is buying the tickets. Amid the cute critter shenanigans, this one has plenty of lessons for the parents. Most of the same gang is back this time:...

Timeline of R. Kelly's life and career

May. 30, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly, long trailed by lurid rumors, has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back two decades. A timeline of his life and career: — Jan. 8, 1967: Robert Sylvester Kelly is born in Chicago to Joann Kelly, a schoolteacher. R....

Ice Cube, others mourn director Singleton at private funeral

May. 6, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family, friends and dignitaries including Ice Cube, Stevie Wonder and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were among those mourning director John Singleton at his Los Angeles funeral on Monday. The private service was held at Angelus Funeral Home in South Los Angeles, the neighborhood formerly...

50th New Orleans Jazz Fest opens after brief rain delay

Apr. 25, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rain delayed the start of the 50th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Thursday but didn't seem to dampen spirits. Zack Buda, 25, of Manhattan, was among people dancing in a huge, grassy puddle off to the side of the main stage where Earth, Wind and Fire were closing the first day....

Showtime: 18th Tribeca opens in Harlem with 'The Apollo'

Apr. 25, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York institution: the Apollo Theater. Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" premiered at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85-year history is chronicled in Williams' documentary. The movie...

'You call this jazz?' Jazz Fest celebrates 50 eclectic years

Apr. 24, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If your tastes are eclectic, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival poses a problem: Which of a dozen acts do you want to hear? Earth, Wind & Fire, Alanis Morissette, or Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band? Van Morrison, Al Green, Johnny Rivers, or all five Marsalis jazzmen...

Berry Gordy fulfills dreams with Motown reaching 60 years

Apr. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motown Records founder Berry Gordy looked out at the audience at a 60th anniversary tribute to his groundbreaking record label and saw his dream of making music for "all people" in the world fulfilled. Gordy told the packed Microsoft Theater at the "Motown 60: A Grammy Celebration" that...