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‘In the Heights’ lifts hopes for a Latino film breakthrough

Jun. 09, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Color. Dance. Music. Joy. An all Latino cast! The hype for “In the Heights” has brought great expectation for Latinos in the United States, a group that’s been historically underrepresented and widely typecast in films. And with upcoming titles...

Oscars set next show date for March 2022

May. 27, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Planning is already underway for the 94th Oscars, which will be held on March 27, 2022, the film academy and ABC said Thursday. After a year of disruption, innovation and catastrophically low ratings, the Academy Awards are getting back to business as usual. The show...

Designer David Rockwell offers a guide to his creativity

May. 24, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic cut the connections between people and emptied the spaces they met. For award-winning architect and theater designer David Rockwell, it struck at the very heart of his work. From designing KAOS Nightclub in Las Vegas to transforming...

Biden, South Korea's Moon 'deeply concerned' about NKorea

May. 21, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday said he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in remain “deeply concerned” about the situation with North Korea, and announced he will deploy a new special envoy to the region to help refocus efforts on pressing Pyongyang to abandon its...

Steven Soderbergh's 'No Sudden Move' to premiere at Tribeca

May. 20, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Steven Soderbergh crime drama “No Sudden Move,” a film shot last year with safety protocols in the midst of the pandemic, will premiere as the centerpiece gala at the Tribeca Film Festival next month. Festival organizers said Thursday that “No...

Barry Jenkins on his unflinching epic ‘Underground Railroad’

May. 12, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins was considering adapting Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about the Underground Railroad into a limited series, he kept hearing the same thing: Impossible. It would be emotionally and mentally...

1st week of landmark trial against opioid distributors ends

May. 07, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia fire chief who starred in an Oscar-nominated documentary about battling drug abuse in ground zero of the nation’s opioid epidemic took the stand in a landmark trial Friday against three large drug distributors. Huntington...

Glenn Close on 8 Oscar nods with no wins: I am not a loser

May. 07, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Though Glenn Close has been nominated for eight Oscars without any wins, the distinguished actor wants to make one thing clear: she is not a loser. Close has been nominated for best actress four times and she competed for her fourth best supporting...

Getting up Close with Glenn and Ted Nash, new duo in jazz

May. 05, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Close recently made music-related headlines for her playful performance of “Da Butt” at the Academy Awards, but the revered actor has some real music news: she’s releasing an album with Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist-composer Ted Nash on Friday. ...

Kentucky Derby, NFL draft pull in television viewers

May. 04, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two sporting events last week — the Kentucky Derby and first round of the NFL draft — pulled in more television viewers than the Oscars, something inconceivable only a couple of years ago. The Nielsen company said 14.5 million people watched Medina...