Book Review: John Corey returns in DeMille’s `Radiant Angel’

“Radiant Angel” (Grand Central Publishing), by Nelson DeMille In Nelson DeMille’s latest John Corey thriller, “Radiant Angel,” Corey has left the FBI and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force. He now works for the Diplomatic Surveillance Group in New York...
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Lock of Mozart’s hair going under the hammer at Sotheby’s

AP Photo/Matt Dunham LONDON (AP) — Music lovers have the chance to own a strand of history. Auctioneer Sotheby’s is selling a lock of hair from the head of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, resting in a gilt locket. Taking composers’ hair as keepsakes was common in the...

Nielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad man

NEW YORK (AP) — Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can’t do much better than actor Liam Neeson. That’s the conclusion of the Nielsen company, which looked at celebrities who made commercials during the first three months of the year...
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Bob Marley musical tries to help heal an uneasy Baltimore

AP Photo/Richard Anderson NEW YORK (AP) — Most theater professionals like to say that whatever they’re working on is very relevant to what’s going on in the real world. That was not possibly more true than in Baltimore this spring. The city’s flagship...
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US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes

AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino ROME (AP) — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts that had been looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and...

Independent booksellers continue to add new stores

NEW YORK (AP) — The independent bookseller community continues to expand, through new stores opening and old stores adding new locations. Core membership of the American Booksellers Association grew from 1,664 companies last spring to 1,712 this year, the trade group told...

Publishing world gathers this week for book conventions

NEW YORK (AP) — Diversity will get an extra push at this week’s BookCon and BookExpo America. Last year, a virtually all-white lineup of speakers at publishing’s annual national conventions highlighted the whiteness of the industry itself. BookCon’s...

Egyptian woman arrested over racy music video

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have arrested a woman who danced in a racy music video that went viral on the internet and referred her to misdemeanor court for “inciting debauchery.” The clip, a low-budget production entitled “Hands Off,” or...
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Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell together again for new album

AP Photo/Amy Sussman NEW YORK (AP) — Even though the server got his order wrong, Rodney Crowell waits patiently for his egg-white omelet. He chats with Emmylou Harris as she picks at her grapefruit, revealing his easygoing nature and their comfort with each other. But more...

Agent: ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Omar Sharif has Alzheimer’s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legendary “Lawrence of Arabia” actor Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer’s disease, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday. No additional details were provided about the 83-year-old or his care. His son, Tarek...