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The 2024 Latin Grammys will return home to Miami after a controversial move to Spain

Apr. 17, 2024 12:39 PM EDT

The 2024 Latin Grammys will return to Miami — where the Latin Recording Academy is headquartered. The 25th annual event will air live from the Kaseya Center on Nov. 14. Nominations will be announced on Sept. 17. Last year's ceremony was held in Sevilla, Spain — the...

Seinfeld's upcoming Netflix movie about Pop-Tarts to be featured in IndyCar race at Long Beach

Apr. 17, 2024 09:15 AM EDT

Jerry Seinfeld's upcoming Netflix comedy will be featured during this weekend's IndyCar race at Long Beach as rookie Linus Lundqvist will drive a car painted to look like a Pop-Tart in recognition of the movie “Unfrosted.” Chip Ganassi Racing's No. 8 will be painted in the...

Cardi B, Queen Latifah and The Roots to headline the BET Experience concerts in Los Angeles

Apr. 15, 2024 13:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B, Queen Latifah and The Roots will headline concerts to celebrate the return of the BET Experience in Los Angeles just days before the 2024 BET Awards. BET announced Monday the star-studded lineup of the concert series, which makes a return after a...

Music Review: Jazz pianist Fred Hersch creates subdued, lovely colors on 'Silent, Listening'

Apr. 15, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

Jazz pianist Fred Hersch fully embraces the freedom that comes with improvisation on his solo album “Silent, Listening,” spontaneously composing and performing tunes that are often without melody, meter or form. Listening to them can be challenging and rewarding. The many-time...

What to stream this week: Conan O’Brien travels, 'Migration' soars and Taylor Swift will reign

Apr. 15, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver” landing on Netflix and Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” album are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27

Apr. 15, 2024 09:44 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27: April 21: Actor Elaine May is 92. Singer Iggy Pop is 77. Actor Patti LuPone is 75. Actor Tony Danza is 73. Actor James Morrison (“24”) is 70. Actor Andie MacDowell is 66. Singer Robert Smith of The Cure is 65. Guitarist Michael...

Robert MacNeil, creator and first anchor of PBS 'NewsHour' nightly newscast, dies at 93

Apr. 12, 2024 20:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert MacNeil, who created the even-handed, no-frills PBS newscast “The MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour” in the 1970s and co-anchored the show with his late partner, Jim Lehrer, for two decades, died on Friday. He was 93. MacNeil died of natural causes at New...

Margot Robbie making ‘Monopoly’ movie and Blumhouse reviving ‘Blair Witch’

Apr. 10, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Margot Robbie has her sights on another toy. The “ Barbie ” producer and star is making a Monopoly movie, with Hasbro and Lionsgate behind it, the companies announced Wednesday at the CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas. Robbie, and her production company...

Studio behind hit ‘Sound of Freedom’ wants to give audiences greenlight power

Apr. 10, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Angel Studios wants to give audiences the power to decide what movies are made. The company behind last summer’s surprise box office hit, the child trafficking movie “ Sound of Freedom,” employs a crowdfunding model to finance projects from the ground up. ...

Luke Combs leads the 2024 ACM Awards nominations, followed by Morgan Wallen and Megan Moroney

Apr. 09, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

Luke Combs leads the nominees for the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nods to his name, it was announced Tuesday. For a fifth year in a row, he's up for both male artist of the year and the top prize, entertainer of the year. The 59th annual ACM Awards...

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After 40 years in Park City, Sundance exploring options for 2027 film festival and beyond

Apr. 17, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

The Sundance Film Festival may not always call Park City, Utah, home. The Sundance Institute has started to explore the possibility of other U.S. locations to host the independent film festival starting in 2027, the organization said Wednesday. The 2025 and 2026 festivals will still...

'Civil War' might be the year's most explosive movie. Alex Garland thinks it's just reporting

Apr. 17, 2024 14:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Garland’s films have vividly conjured a virus-caused pandemic (2002's “28 Days Later”), an uncontrollable artificial intelligence (2014’s “Ex Machina”) and, in his latest, “Civil War,” a near-future America in the throes of all-out warfare. Most...

How many ballerinas can dance on tiptoes in one place? A world record 353 at New York's Plaza Hotel

Apr. 17, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of young dancers in white tutus and tightly coiffed hair gathered in New York's Plaza Hotel on Wednesday to break the world record for dancing on pointe in one place. The spectacle was organized by Youth America Grand Prix, a ballet scholarship program that...

Hugh Grant says he took 'enormous sum' to settle suit alleging illegal snooping by The Sun tabloid

Apr. 17, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hugh Grant accepted “an enormous sum of money" to settle a lawsuit accusing The Sun tabloid of unlawfully tapping his phone, bugging his car and breaking into his home to snoop on him, the actor said Wednesday after the agreement was announced in court. Grant said...

An NPR editor who wrote a critical essay on the company has resigned after being suspended

Apr. 17, 2024 12:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A National Public Radio editor who wrote an essay criticizing his employer for promoting liberal views resigned on Wednesday, a day after it was revealed that he had been suspended. Uri Berliner, a senior editor on NPR's business desk, posted his resignation letter...

The 2024 Latin Grammys will return home to Miami after a controversial move to Spain

Apr. 17, 2024 12:39 PM EDT

The 2024 Latin Grammys will return to Miami — where the Latin Recording Academy is headquartered. The 25th annual event will air live from the Kaseya Center on Nov. 14. Nominations will be announced on Sept. 17. Last year's ceremony was held in Sevilla, Spain — the...

Disneyland performers file petition to form labor union

Apr. 17, 2024 12:39 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Workers who help bring Disneyland’s beloved characters to life said Wednesday they collected enough signatures to support their push for a union. A group of 1,700 performers, including those who represent characters and dance in parades at Disney's Southern...

NPR suspends editor who criticized his employer for what he calls an unquestioned liberal worldview

Apr. 17, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — National Public Radio has suspended a veteran editor who wrote an outside essay criticizing his employer for, in his view, journalism that reflects a liberal viewpoint with little tolerance for contrary opinions. Uri Berliner, a senior editor on NPR's business desk,...

Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai producing. An election coming. ‘Suffs’ has timing on its side

Apr. 17, 2024 12:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shaina Taub was in the audience at “Suffs,” her buzzy and timely new musical about women’s suffrage, when she spied something that delighted her. It was intermission, and Taub, both creator and star, had been watching her understudy perform at a matinee...

Milan's famous La Scala names new director of the opera house after months of controversy

Apr. 17, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Milan's La Scala, one of the world’s most prestigious and historic opera houses, has named Fortunato Ortombina as its new director, ending months of political controversy. He will step into the post in September at the famed Teatro alla Scala. The city's mayor,...