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Guitarist Tom Verlaine, co-founder of Television, dies at 73

Jan. 28, 2023 18:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Verlaine, guitarist and co-founder of the seminal proto-punk band Television who influenced many bands while playing at ultra-cool downtown New York music venue CBGB alongside the Ramones, Patti Smith and Talking Heads, has died. He was 73. He died Saturday in...

Gregory Allen Howard who wrote 'Remember the Titans' dies

Jan. 28, 2023 14:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard, who skillfully adapted stories of historical Black figures in “Remember the Titans” starring Denzel Washington, “Ali” with Will Smith and “Harriet” with Cynthia Erivo, has died. He was 70. Howard died Friday at his...

TV anchors T.J. Holmes, Amy Robach leave ABC amid romance

Jan. 28, 2023 14:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, anchors at the afternoon extension of ABC's “Good Morning America,” are leaving the network after their romance was reported in November. The pair were taken off the air and placed on temporary hiatus after photos surfaced of them...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 28, 2023 12:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Ben Crump, who represents the family of Tyre Nichols; Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. ...

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra gets new music director

Jan. 28, 2023 08:47 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For 17 seasons the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra has been under the musical direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto. That changes this summer when conductor Matthew Kraemer takes the reigns. The orchestra's Board of Trustees recently announced that Kramer will take...

3 dead, 1 missing as rain pounds New Zealand's largest city

Jan. 27, 2023 23:41 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that three people had died and at least one was missing after record levels of rainfall pounded New Zealand's largest city, causing widespread disruption. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins flew to Auckland on a military plane...

Federal appeals court hears case of hidden murals

Jan. 27, 2023 18:16 PM EST

Associated Press (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York is considering whether a law school in Vermont modified a pair of large murals when it concealed them behind a wall of panels against the artist's wishes after they were considered by some in the school community to be racially...

Oh, brother! WWE star, Eagles coach ready for big weekend

Jan. 27, 2023 16:22 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mike Rallis had his younger brother draped over his shoulders and was set to dump him to the turf — as a roughhousing brother might do — when he took an abrupt blow to his ribs. In a flash, Nick Rallis was on his feet and had turned the fight around. He spun...

‘A Thousand and One’ wins Sundance grand jury prize

Jan. 27, 2023 15:02 PM EST

“A Thousand and One,” a drama about an impoverished single mother and her son in New York City, won the Sundance Film Festival’s grand jury prize in the U.S. dramatic competition, while “Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project” was awarded the top prize in the U.S. documentary category....

Sylvia Syms, 'Ice Cold in Alex,' and 'The Queen' star, dies

Jan. 27, 2023 12:16 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Actress Sylvia Syms, who starred in classic British films including “Ice Cold in Alex” and “Victim,” has died, her family said Friday. She was 89. Syms’ children said she “died peacefully” on Friday at Denville Hall, a London retirement home for actors...