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Dabney Coleman, actor who specialized in curmudgeons, dies at 92

May. 17, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dabney Coleman, the mustachioed character actor who specialized in smarmy villains like the chauvinist boss in "9 to 5" and the nasty TV director in "Tootsie," has died. He was 92. Coleman died Thursday at his home in Santa Monica, his daughter, Quincy Coleman, said...

Rock band Cage the Elephant emerge from loss and hospitalization with new album 'Neon Pill'

May. 16, 2024 09:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To say Cage the Elephant's latest album had a turbulent birth would be an understatement. The band dealt with the deaths of loved ones, the pandemic and their lead singer's arrest and hospitalization. “It’s no secret that I had a medical crisis,” Matt Shultz...

Anitta defends her Afro-Brazilian faith after new music video costs her some followers

May. 15, 2024 23:08 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s biggest pop star, Anitta, has released a music video depicting rituals of the Afro-Brazilian faith Candomble, sparking controversy in a country where religious intolerance is all too common. Her track — pointedly named “Accept” — has been...

Soulful singer Michael McDonald looks back in his new memoir, 'What a Fool Believes'

May. 15, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Something stopped Michael McDonald from telling his story publicly — him. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer with multiple Grammys just didn't think he had one. McDonald, a member of both Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers who became a singular soul solo artist...

Canadian historian Michael Ignatieff wins Spain's Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences

May. 15, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Canadian historian and writer Michael Ignatieff has won Spain’s Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences for his “critical reflections on the major conflicts of our time,” prize organizers said Wednesday. With more than 20 books that range from human...

Young South Koreans are increasingly drawn to Buddhism via social media-savvy influencers

May. 15, 2024 04:58 AM EDT

SEOUL (AP) — A South Korean deejay dressed as a Buddhist monk bounced up and down on stage while playing electronic music and shouting: “This too shall pass!” The performance brought cheers from a crowd of thousands at an annual lantern-lighting festival over the weekend to celebrate the...

Alice Munro, Nobel literature winner revered as short story master, dead at 92

May. 14, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

Nobel laureate Alice Munro, the Canadian literary giant who became one of the world’s most esteemed contemporary authors and one of history's most honored short story writers, has died at age 92. A spokesperson for publisher Penguin Random House Canada said Munro, winner of the...

In her feminist punk music, Kathleen Hanna tells it all. In her memoir, there's more to the story

May. 14, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

Few artists have a neat origin story, but Kathleen Hanna, the feminist punk pioneer and celebrated frontwoman whose rallying cry of “girls to the front” inspired generations, may have a pretty convincing one. While in college in the late '80s, Hanna signed up for a writers'...

David Sanborn, Grammy-winning saxophonist who played on hundreds of albums, dies at 78

May. 14, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David Sanborn, the Grammy-winning saxophonist who played lively solos on such hits as David Bowie's “Young Americans” and James Taylor's “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and enjoyed his own highly successful recording career as a performer of melodic, contemporary...

Who's laughing? LateNighter, a digital news site about late-night TV, hopes to buck media trends

May. 14, 2024 10:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At first glance, Jed Rosenzweig's new venture would seem like a fool's errand: launching a digital news site during brutal economic times for the media to cover an industry that, by traditional measures, is waning in influence. That didn't dissuade him. LateNighter,...