Review: 'Wonder Woman' film and star live up to the name

“Wonder Woman ” has been the subject of so much superfluous fuss, it’d be easy to forget that behind all of the hand-wringing and both symbolic and real pressure to succeed there’s actually a movie meant to entertain. Yet, like the heroine at its center,...

We'll always have Van Nuys: Hangar from 'Casablanca' saved

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The airport hangar facade from the opening scene of “Casablanca” has found a home a decade after being saved from the wrecking ball. The arched facade dating to the 1920s has been in a Los Angeles parking lot since it was removed during 2007...

We'll always have Van Nuys: Hangar from 'Casablanca' saved

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The airport hangar facade from the opening scene of “Casablanca” has found a home a decade after being saved from the wrecking ball. The arched facade dating to the 1920s has been in a Los Angeles parking lot since it was removed during 2007...

Springsteen surprises NJ audience at Van Zandt concert

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen surprised concert-goers in New Jersey with a performance during the encore of a Steven Van Zandt show. Count Basie Theatre executive Jon Vena said Monday the crowd “erupted” when Van Zandt introduced Springsteen during the...

Robert De Niro: Once inspiring, US now tragic dumb comedy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Robert De Niro says that “in movie terms,” the country was once “an inspiring uplifting drama” but now has turned into “a tragic dumbass comedy.” The two-time, Oscar-winning actor spoke to Brown University...

Opera house undergoes $18M renovation in its 150th year

AP Photo/Steven Senne NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — In its heyday, the stage at the Opera House in Newport, Rhode Island, hosted everything from performances of vaudeville and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show to appearances by abolitionists including Frederick Douglass and...

Discrimination suits proceed against Fox, minus Roger Ailes

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — The sudden death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes won’t slow the march of litigation swirling around the network, legal observers and lawyers involved in the suits said. Three new lawsuits by people alleging a hostile work...

Standing Rock film festival centers around pipeline protest

AP Photo/James MacPherson BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A film festival on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation aims to bolster the anti-pipeline movement that blossomed there last year. Another goal of the inaugural Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival Friday, Saturday and...

Paris mayor condemns black festival, says it bars whites

AP Photo/Christophe Ena PARIS (AP) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has strongly criticized a black feminist festival in Paris that bans non-black people in large parts of the event, saying she might call for the prosecution of its organizers on grounds of discrimination. In a...

Philadelphia's music history _ a DIY tour

AP Photo/Matt Rourke PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia doesn’t make it easy for music fans to explore the city’s vast and rich musical legacy, but you can cobble together a do-it-yourself tour of the sights, sounds and neighborhoods that nurtured talent. Other...