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FILE - Joel Smallbone, right, and Luke Smallbone of For King and Country appear at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Oct. 11, 2016. The brother duo earned their first artist of the year award at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, which aired on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

Dove Awards name for KING & COUNTRY top artist

Oct. 30, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brother duo for KING & Country earned their first artist of the year award at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards, which aired on Friday without an audience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards show changed up the format during its telecast on Trinity...

FILE - This Dec. 16, 2019 file photo shows composer and executive producer Andrew Lloyd Webber attending the world premiere of

Andrew Lloyd Webber releases first song from 'Cinderella'

Oct. 30, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Lloyd Webber is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of his “Jesus Christ Superstar” album with the first single from his latest musical, “Cinderella.” The rollicking song is called “Bad Cinderella” and it's sung by Carrie Hope...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin departs federal court in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Authorities say the “Full House” actress has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston said Friday that Loughlin was being processed at the federal lockup in Dublin, California. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Actor Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

Oct. 30, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal, authorities said Friday. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston said Loughlin was being processed at the...

FILE - In this May 13, 2020 file photo, AMC Empire 25 theatre appears on 42nd Street in New York. Last weekend, theaters were cleared to open begin opening in some New York State counties at under 50% capacity and this weekend San Francisco will join in too. New York City and Los Angeles remain closed, however. AMC Theaters and Cinemark are largely up and running. Approximately 54% of screens are open in the U.S., according to the National Association of Theater Owners.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Curious about going to a movie theater? 7 things to know

Oct. 30, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

It’s been over two months since movie theaters started reopening in the U.S., but there is still a fair amount of consumer confusion about moviegoing in the COVID-19 era. Movie studios and theater owners have found themselves in the unique position of having to re-educate audiences on how to see movies...

This image released by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York shows a view of The Costume Institute’s exhibition

Sans gala or red carpet, a stylish fashion show at the Met

Oct. 30, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual hoopla around the celebrity-studded Met Gala is so intense, it's often forgotten who the real star is: the fashion exhibit inside. This year, it's the only star. A stylish Costume Institute show at the Metropolitan Museum has opened, six months behind schedule. But what’s...

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Louisiana award goes to writer of books on pandemic, floods

Oct. 31, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana author who has written about the 1918 flu pandemic and the 1927 Mississippi River flood is receiving the state's annual writing award. John M. Barry has been chosen for the 21st annual Louisiana Writer Award, given by the state library's Louisiana Center for the Book....

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie

Sean Connery, the 'original' James Bond, dies at 90

Oct. 31, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as the suave secret agent James Bond and then abandoned the role to carve out an Oscar-winning career in other rugged roles, has died. He was 90. Connery’s wife and two sons said he “died...

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016 file photo, Leanza Cornett, left, and Mark Steines arrive at the 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Los Angeles.  Cornett, Miss America 1993, has died from injuries suffered in a fall at her Florida home. The Miss America pageant announced her death. She died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at 49, two weeks after being injured at her Jacksonville home.(Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

Miss America 1993 Leanza Cornett dies after fall at 49

Oct. 31, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leanza Cornett, who was Miss America in 1993 and later a TV host, has died from injuries suffered in a fall at her Florida home. She was 49. The Miss America pageant announced the death on its Facebook page. The Jacksonville resident died Wednesday, two weeks after being injured....

The Machu Picchu archeological site is devoid of tourists while it's closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in the department of Cusco, Peru, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Currently open to maintenance workers only, the world-renown Incan citadel of Machu Picchu will reopen to the public on Nov. 1. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

In Peru's Cuzco, pandemic devastates tourism and economy

Oct. 31, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

CUZCO, Peru (AP) — Efraín Valles guided world leaders, pop stars and a princess on exclusive tours through the land of the Incas. He now makes ice cream to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic. Valles, once one of the most sought-after tour guides in Cuzco high in Peru's Andes, is one of the 1.3...

Famed bonobo, resident of Des Moines, turns 40

Oct. 31, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Kanzi, who is almost certainly the world's most famous bonobo, is celebrating a milestone birthday. The Des Moines Register reports that Kanzi turned 40 on Wednesday. He resides at a research center in Des Moines. Kanzi can use abstract symbols to communicate with people, and...

West Virginia native returns home for performance

Oct. 31, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Sierra Ferrell’s phone number still has a 304 area code. The Charleston native, who spends much of her time now in Nashville, said that’s partly because of her love for West Virginia. “I’m also still on the family plan from back home,” she said....

BBC says Scottish actor Sean Connery, who played James Bond in seven movies, has died at the age of 90

Oct. 31, 2020 8:59 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — BBC says Scottish actor Sean Connery, who played James Bond in seven movies, has died at the age of 90.

Jacksonville icon reflects on recording Lynyrd Skynyrd songs

Oct. 31, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville has thousands of Lynyrd Skynyrd stories, and this is one of them: It’s about two local men who saw a good thing in a young band from the Westside — “the tightest little bar band you ever heard,” they liked to say — and how they...

Statue honors `Star Trek' captain, fictional future Hoosier

Oct. 31, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — On May 20, 2336, Kathryn Janeway, future captain of the USS Voyager, will be born in Bloomington, Indiana. A group of Bloomington residents hoped to commemorate that date in 2020 with an unveiling of a monument celebrating the character from the “Star Trek: Voyager”...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019 file photo, Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the 2019 Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills, Calif. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” donated $100,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

'Borat' star gives church $100K after member appears in film

Oct. 30, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” donated $100,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film. Jeanise Jones, 62, thought she had been...