‘HennaMan’ poet Derrick Gilbert dies at 45

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The poet and spoken-word performer Derrick Gilbert has died. He was 45. A spokeswoman for Gilbert, who was also known as D-Knowledge, says he died Nov. 1 of liver disease in Los Angeles. Gilbert was the author of the books “HennaMan” and...

‘HennaMan’ poet Derrick Gilbert dies at 45

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The poet and spoken-word performer Derrick Gilbert has died. He was 45. A spokeswoman for Gilbert, who was also known as D-Knowledge, says he died Nov. 1 of liver disease in Los Angeles. Gilbert was the author of the books “HennaMan” and...

Catholic church leaders prep US dioceses for ‘Spotlight’

BOSTON (AP) — High-ranking leaders of the Catholic church have sent talking points to U.S. dioceses in advance of the wide release of “Spotlight,” a movie detailing the Boston Globe’s 2002 investigation into the church’s cover-up of clergy abuse. The...

Ex-US Marine Phil Klay wins Warwick Prize for literature

LONDON (AP) — Former U.S. Marine officer Phil Klay has won Britain’s Warwick Prize for Writing with “Redeployment,” a searing, sometimes satirical collection of stories about the Iraq War. Klay was named winner of the 25,000 pound ($38,000) prize Tuesday....

Irish dance star Michael Flatley gets a rare Broadway honor

AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams NEW YORK (AP) — Few performers making their Broadway debuts get a street on Broadway renamed in their honor. Michael Flatley is an exception. The trailblazing former “Riverdance” star was on hand Tuesday when a section of 42nd Street...

King ponders death in new 21-story ‘Bazaar of Bad Dreams’

“The Bazaar of Bad Dreams” (Scribner), by Stephen King Stephen King has always addressed his “Constant Readers” in prefaces or afterwords to his books. He likes to share what inspired him or what he was thinking about when he wrote it. But with the release...

Lady Gaga, Celine Dion added to Sinatra tribute concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and Celine Dion have been added to the list of performers singing in honor of Frank Sinatra next month. Zac Brown and Harry Connick Jr. will also perform at “Sinatra 100 – An All-Star GRAMMY Concert” on Dec. 2 in Las Vegas, the...

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns to lead 2016 Rose Parade

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has been named grand marshal of the 2015 Rose Parade. The Tournament of Roses announced the selection Tuesday at a ceremony in Pasadena, California. The 127th edition of the annual floral spectacle next New...

Terminally ill Texas man who saw new ‘Star Wars’ film dies

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A terminally ill “Star Wars” fan who requested an advance screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has died less than a week after watching the movie. Daniel Fleetwood, who had cancer, had a private screening at his home in...

Review: Post-apocalyptic ‘Fallout 4’ is a blast

The apocalypse is coming. And whether it’s brought about by nuclear war, global warming or a zombie virus, you can be sure of one thing: Life afterward is going to be a bummer. Unless you wake up in the world of “Fallout.” Sure, there are feral ghouls and giant...