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'Captain America' Chris Evans helps dedicate youth theater

Oct. 20, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — "Captain America" actor Chris Evans returned to his native Massachusetts this weekend to help dedicate the new home of a youth theater company where as a youngster he honed his acting skills. Evans, wearing a Boston Red Sox hat, helped cut the ribbon Saturday at the Concord Youth...

'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97

Oct. 18, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Macy, the character actor whose hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as the long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur's unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s sitcom "Maude," has died. He was 97. Macy died Thursday night in Los Angeles, his friend Matt Beckoff said Friday....

'Patsy and Loretta' highlights bond between iconic singers

Oct. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Writer-director Callie Khouri is drawn to stories about female friendships and country music, and her latest television film "Patsy and Loretta" combines those passions into the true story of a friendship between two of country music's most powerful voices. The biopic about Patsy...

Missoula couple plans $100M civic events project

Oct. 15, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana business owners have announced plans for a $100 million commercial development including a hotel, a civic event center and two restaurants. Nick and Robin Checota have worked with the city of Missoula on an agreement for a parcel at the downtown Riverfront Triangle near the...

Meet the playwright behind a 'deeply raw space' on Broadway

Oct. 15, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Jeremy O. Harris has a rule that he doesn't cry in public. He broke that rule the night Rihanna attended his Broadway debut. Harris uses the singer's 2017 hit single "Work" throughout his searing, raw "Slave Play" and the pop star had promised to stop by one day. Harris wasn't...

AP Exclusive: Julie Andrews reflects on her Hollywood years

Oct. 15, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everyone is on their best behavior when Julie Andrews is around. It's early June in Los Angeles and Andrews is coming to film segments for a night of guest programming on Turner Classic Movies and speak about her new book, "Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years," which hits shelves...

Otterbein alum to sing national anthem for Democratic debate

Oct. 14, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Otterbein University alumnus who's been featured on Broadway will perform the national anthem before Tuesday evening's Democratic presidential debate on the campus. Jordan Donica is a 2016 graduate of the school's Musical Theatre and Dance program. The Indianapolis native has...

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for 'Jackie Brown,' dies at 78

Oct. 12, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He was 78. Publicist Kathie Berlin said Forster died of brain cancer following a brief illness. He was at...

2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

Oct. 10, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare double...

Josh Groban plans to 'let go' in upcoming show series

Oct. 8, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Groban has a date for Valentine's Day — with 6,000 or so of his fans. The singer-songwriter said Tuesday he has booked New York's City's massive Radio City Music Hall for a Feb. 14 show that he promises will be a night of music with special guests and plenty of spontaneous,...