Arts and entertainment

FILE - In a Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, musician Paul Simon performs during the Global Citizen Festival, in New York. Simon wraps up his farewell concert tour Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at a park in Queens, a bicycle ride across the borough from where he grew up. The 76-year-old singer picked Flushing Meadows Corona Park to say goodbye, an outdoor show on the first night of autumn. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
September 23, 2018 - 3:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon ended his final concert tour under a moonlit sky on home turf Saturday, telling an audience in a Queens, N.Y. park that their cheers "mean more than you can know." Simon performed at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which he said was a 20-minute bicycle ride from where he...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, comedian and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony in Philadelphia. Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 is set to start with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and a fierce debate over whether he should be deemed a "sexually violent predator." The stakes are high given the lifetime counseling, community alerts and public shaming the designation would trigger.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
September 22, 2018 - 2:19 pm
Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday is set to start with testimony about his sex offender evaluation — and a fierce debate over whether he should be deemed a "sexually violent predator." The stakes are high given the community alerts and public shaming the designation would trigger. A state sex...
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A model wears a creation as part of the Salvatore Ferragamo women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 22, 2018 - 1:51 pm
MILAN (AP) — The talk off the Milan runway this season has been a perceived assault on Made-in-Italy's integrity. The Italian Fashion Chamber issued a statement during Milan Fashion Week defending the system following a report by The New York Times on exploited workers in the luxury supply chain in...
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In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, photo The Huntington's senior paintings conservator, Christina O'Connell, examines "The Blue Boy" painting, made around 1770 by the English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788), through a Haag-Streit surgical microscope at "Project Blue Boy" exhibit in the Thornton Portrait Gallery at The Huntington in San Marino, Calif. Beginning Saturday, Sept. 22, visitors to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens can see conservator Christina O’Connell repair Thomas Gainsborough’s priceless portrait of a boy dressed all in blue. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
September 22, 2018 - 12:17 pm
SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — "Blue Boy" is getting a long-awaited makeover, and the public will be able to watch as one of the world's most iconic paintings receives a nip here, a tuck there and some splashes of fresh paint (blue presumably). Beginning Saturday, visitors to The Huntington Library, Art...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018 file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the American Library Association annual conference in New Orleans. Obama is launching a book tour to promote her memoir "Becoming," a tour featuring arenas and other performing centers to accommodate crowds likely far too big for any bookstore. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 21, 2018 - 4:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Check out the upcoming events at Chicago's United Center and you'll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Minaj and Cher, among others. And former first lady Michelle Obama, to launch her book tour in November. Just for the scale of its venues, there...
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September 21, 2018 - 8:21 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The winner of the world's 1st Chopin competition on historic pianos says the search for the original sound restores the appeal of classical music and helps artists understand the composer's intentions. Tomasz Ritter of Poland was named the best of 30 young pianists at the 1st...
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September 21, 2018 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish have accepted an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while on a play day. The pair brought the case against News Group Newspapers, which owns The Sun and Sun on Sunday, over a...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug, 20, 2018, file photo provided by the rapper Drake shows him posing with Sofia Sanchez at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Drake surprised her after she recorded a video of herself dancing to the rapper's "In My Feelings" and invited him to her birthday party. Sanchez met with reporters on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, three-and-a-half weeks after she received a new heart during a nine-hour operation at Lurie Children's Hospital. The 11-year-old says her new heart "feels different, but in a good way." (OVO/Drake via AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 10:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The suburban Chicago girl who received a heart transplant after dancing her way into a meeting with Drake says she's feeling great. Sofia Sanchez met with reporters on Thursday , three-and-a-half weeks after she received a new heart during a nine-hour operation at Lurie Children's...
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September 20, 2018 - 5:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago. The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court and has agreed to serve 28 years in...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2018 file photo, Jon Favreau, from left, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor participate in the "Pod Save America" panel during the HBO Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. The popular political podcast “Pod Save America” is coming to HBO for four specials, just in time for the midterm elections. It will debut Friday, Oct. 12 at 11 p.m. EST and air new episodes for the following three Fridays at the same time. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The popular political podcast "Pod Save America" is coming to HBO for a series of four specials. "Pod Save America" will be hosted by Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer and Tommy Vietor, who worked for the Obama administration. They will provide insight and commentary on the...
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