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New York Philharmonic to resume performances Sept. 17

Jun. 15, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting a shortened schedule of 78 concerts in a season shifted from Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall while the...

Winfrey, Hearst have Black journalists tell elders' stories

Jun. 15, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines are teaming up for interviews that pair young Black journalists with elders who include civil rights activists, celebrities and others sharing some lessons learned in life. The project, “Lift Every Voice,” will be...

New documentary tells Brian Wilson's survival story

Jun. 15, 2021 11:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The tragedies of Brian Wilson's life is a rock ‘n’ roll story well told. The postscript — that he's a survivor nearing age 80 who appears to be supported personally and professionally in a way he never really had before — is less familiar. ...

Famous German boys' choir to add separate choir for girls

Jun. 15, 2021 07:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany's most famous Catholic boys' choirs, the Regensburg Cathedral Choir, plans to establish a separate choral group for girls for the first time in its more than 1000-year history. “We are happy to welcome girls in the future,” choir...

Mexican band Los Bukis to reunite for 1st tour in 25 years

Jun. 14, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Mexican band Los Bukis are reuniting for a concert tour that will bring them together for the first time in 25 years. Five of its members — Marco Antonio Solis, Jose Javier Solis, Roberto Guadarrama, Eusebio “El Chivo” Cortez, and Pedro...

Paris Jackson says paparazzi caused her long-term trauma

Jun. 14, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paris Jackson, stopping by “Red Table Talk” for a frank discussion about living under the media glare, reveals she suffers long-term anxiety and trauma from enduring countless camera clicks by paparazzi since she was a child. “I experience auditory...

New this week: Kevin Hart in 'Fatherhood, 'iCarly' & 'Luca'

Jun. 14, 2021 16:56 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 Enrico Casarosa's enchanting Pixar feature “Luca," two young sea...

Justin Bieber, Lil Baby to headline Made in America festival

Jun. 14, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber and Lil Baby are set to headline Jay-Z's Made in America festival in Philadelphia. Organizers announced Monday that Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Roddy Ricch, Bobby Shmurda and A$AP Ferg will also perform at the two-day event on Sept. 4-5...

Anthony Bourdain doc 'an act of therapy' for an acute loss

Jun. 14, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the filmmaker Morgan Neville began making a documentary on Anthony Bourdain, the late chef and globe-trotting television host, one of the first things he did was comb through every song Bourdain had ever referenced. He came up with a playlist 18½ hours long and called...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 20-26

Jun. 14, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 20-26: June 20: Actor Bonnie Bartlett (“St. Elsewhere,” ″Once and Again”) is 92. Actor James Tolkan (“Back to the Future” films) is 90. Musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is 79. Actor John McCook (“The Bold and...