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Alan White, longtime drummer for prog rock's Yes, dead at 72

May. 26, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Alan White, the longtime drummer for progressive rock pioneers Yes who also played on projects with John Lennon and George Harrison, has died. He was 72. White’s death was announced on his Facebook page by his family. The post said he died at his Seattle-area home...

Amber Heard ends testimony asking Depp to 'leave me alone'

May. 26, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Amber Heard told jurors Thursday that a harassment campaign waged against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp has left her humiliated and scared for her life from multiple death threats, and said she just wants “Johnny to leave me alone.” Heard was the final...

Ray Liotta, 'Goodfellas' and 'Field of Dreams' star, dies

May. 26, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

Ray Liotta, the blue-eyed actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. Liotta's publicist, Jen Allen, said he was in the Dominican Republic shooting a new movie and didn't...

Boston Pops July Fourth show returns for 1st time in 3 years

May. 26, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, a July Fourth holiday tradition in the city, is returning to its full glory after a three-year coronavirus hiatus, the Boston Symphony Orchestra said Thursday. The show at the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade...

'Goodfellas' co-stars, many others pay tribute to Ray Liotta

May. 26, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Reactions to the death of “Goodfellas” star Ray Liotta: "I am utterly shattered to hear this terrible news about my Ray. I can be anywhere in the world & people will come up & tell me their favorite movie is Goodfellas. Then they always ask what was the best part of...

Country star Blake Shelton named Indy 500 grand marshal

May. 26, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Blake Shelton will lend his voice to the Indianapolis 500 as the grand marshal for Sunday’s race. The country music star and coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” Shelton will give the traditional command for drivers to report to their cars during the official...

Adapting Denis Johnson, Claire Denis debuts 'Stars at Noon'

May. 26, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Just days removed from finishing her latest film and hours after arriving in Cannes, Claire Denis sat down in a poolside hotel restaurant and warmly pronounced herself “a mess.” Denis’ latest, the Denis Johnson adaptation “Stars at Noon,” has been...

Pioneering Camille A. Brown creates a Broadway rainbow

May. 26, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When choreographer Camille A. Brown is asked to describe her kind of movement, she uses an analogy from the kitchen. “It’s everything. It’s modern, it’s hip-hop, it’s tap, it’s jazz, it's ballet, it’s social dance. I call it a jambalaya. You stir it up...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

May. 26, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. Endure by Cameron Hanes, narrated by the author, David Goggins, and Joe Rogan (Macmillan Audio) 2. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 3. Finding Me by Viola Davis, narrated by the author (HarperAudio) ...

Q&A: Baz Luhrmann on his tragic, razzle-dazzle 'Elvis'

May. 26, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — It’s the day before Baz Luhrmann is to unveil “Elvis" at the Cannes Film Festival, and it goes without saying that the director — one of cinema's most maximalist moviemakers — is ready to put on a show. “I’ve been ready to put on a show since I...