KISS concert in Manchester canceled after terrorist attacks

AP Photo/Rui Vieira MANCHESTER, England (AP) — KISS has canceled its show at the arena where deadly terrorist attacks occurred at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, earlier this week. Live Nation announced Friday that the rock group’s May 30 concert at...

Hard Rock charts different path for Trump's former casino

AP Photo/Wayne Parry ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jim Allen once worked for Donald Trump in Atlantic City. Now, the chairman of Hard Rock International is doing all he can to scrub the influence of the man who is now president of the United States from his signature casino....

Man goes wild setting Plinko record on 'Price is Right'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is in the money after setting a record on “The Price is Right.” Ryan Belz, of Millerton, was wildly enthusiastic just to get called on stage in the episode that aired Thursday. His unbridled excitement only grew from there....

'Big Bang Theory' star shares her wisdom in 'Girling Up'

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayim Bialik plays smart on TV’s “The Big Bang Theory” and is smart in real life, with a Ph.D. in neuroscience as evidence. She joins her intelligence with experience in “Girling Up: How to be Strong,...

Denis Johnson, author of 'Jesus' Son,' dead at 67

NEW YORK (AP) — Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection “Jesus’ Son,” has died. He was 67. Johnson died Thursday, according to Jonathan Galassi, president and...

Saldana and Del Toro help open new Disney 'Guardians' ride

ANAHEIM, California (AP) — Disney has debuted its new theme park attraction based on the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films with help from series star Zoe Saldana and Benicio Del Toro. The tower drop ride at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim is called...

Shawn Mendes: 'You should never be afraid to enjoy music'

PARIS (AP) — Days after the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England, Shawn Mendes says fans should “never be afraid to enjoy music.” Fan video shows the 18-year-old Canadian pop singer delivering that message Wednesday night at his show in Paris,...

Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73

AP Photo/Luca Bruno ROME (AP) — Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose women’s clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname “Queen of Cashmere,” died on Friday following a heart attack. She...

A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier

AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a...

Sotheby's sells Tamayo's 'Bird Charmer' for $4.3M in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Bird Charmer” by Rufino Tamayo was sold for $4.3 million on Thursday at Sotheby’s Latin American art auction in New York. The 60 1/4 by 50 1/4 inch (153 x 128 cm) oil on canvas was sold a day after another impressive work by the...