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‘Conjuring 3’ tops ‘A Quiet Place 2’ as moviegoing returns

Jun. 06, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

The domestic box office is getting back to normal, with moderate wins and sizable second weekend drops. After its triumphant first weekend, “A Quiet Place Part II” fell 59% at the North American box office leaving room for the third movie in the “Conjuring” franchise to take first...

Florida teacher emerges as Tik Tok star, eyes Hollywood

Jun. 06, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

Plant City, Fla. (AP) — In the jargon of the internet, Casey Hamilton is chaotic good. He is the human embodiment of “dance like no one’s watching,” with a disarming wholesomeness bred in his native Plant City. The 25-year-old dresses like a...

Governor's office: Animation studio expanding in Louisiana

Jun. 03, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans-area animation studio will add six permanent jobs in a planned expansion, Gov. John Bel Edwards' office said Thursday. Swaybox Studios in Jefferson Parish will add six new permanent jobs with an average annual salary of $62,800 plus...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 02, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

Frankort State Journal. May 31, 2021. Editorial: City-county dialogue needed on long list of topics Franklin County Magistrate Michael Mueller’s recent call for more communication between city and county elected leaders on shared functions like...

Man’s baseball card collection morphs into virtual warehouse

May. 29, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) — Don Spagnolo has been a matchmaker of sorts for the past two decades. As the owner of Remixxd by Steel City Galleries, he’s connected a wide variety of collectibles with eager collectors around the globe. His Belle Vernon warehouse holds any...

Disney Junior series aims to give a kid's-eye view of race

May. 18, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Rise Up, Sing Out,” an animated shorts series presenting the concepts of race, racism and social justice to young viewers, is coming to Disney Junior. Designed for children ages 2 to 7 and their families, the series will include music by Ahmir...

Black elite family drama 'Our Kind of People' set for fall

May. 17, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Affluent and well-connected Black families are the focus of “Our Kind of People,” a new Fox drama series from “Empire” creator Lee Daniels. Based on “Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class," a 1999 nonfiction book by Lawrence...

New this week: Chrissie Hynde, loads of zombies & M.O.D.O.K

May. 17, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — In “The Dry,” Eric Bana returns to his native country for a taut, tense...

Comic strip artists band together for a silly and good cause

May. 05, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of newspaper comics will instantly notice something missing in many of the strips this Friday — pants. More than 25 cartoonists behind strips from “Blondie” to “Zippy the Pinhead” are celebrating the quirky holiday No Pants Day in a way...

US Air Force flight in Mideast uses call sign 'Pickle Rick'

May. 02, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Someone in the U.S. Air Force apparently watches the cartoon “Rick and Morty.” An Air Force KC-10 Extender that flew out of Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday used the call sign “PIKLRICK” on a mission...