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Finale of ‘Empire’ draws 17.6 million viewers

In this image released by Fox, Jussie Smollett, left, and Terrence Howard appear in a scene from the season one finale of “Empire.” With a standard-setting finale to its first season reaching 17.6 million viewers, Fox’s music business dr...
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At SXSW, folk-roots mother-son duo build buzz

This undated image released by Glassnote Records shows mother-son duo Ruth and Madisen Ward of Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, performing at the annual South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Glassnote Records, Danny Clinch) This undated image released by...
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Penn & Teller to return to Broadway this summer

FILE – In this July 21, 2011 file photo, Penn Jillette, left, and Raymond Teller pose for a portrait at the LMT Music Lodge during Comic Con in San Diego. The comedy-and-magic duo said Thursday, March 19, 2015, they will play the Marquis Theatre in New York from July 7-Aug....

Peerless Pierre: South Dakota city new Monopoly ‘Boardwalk’

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The plastic red hotel will still ruin you, but instead of advancing to Boardwalk to face your demise, you’ll take a long walk off a short Pierre. Pierre, the tiny South Dakota capital pronounced “pier” by its roughly 14,000 residents,...

Goldwyn fine art collection going to NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Works of fine art collected by Hollywood film moguls Samuel Goldwyn and his son are going to auction in a series of sales in New York City beginning in May, Sotheby’s announced Thursday. The 27 works are expected to bring in a total of $25 million....
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Meghan Trainor, Reba McEntire headline state fair slate

FILE – In this March 13, 2015 file photo, Meghan Trainor performs in concert at Irving Plaza in New York. Trainor, country star Reba McEntire and Christian music artist Chris Tomlin are among the concert acts scheduled to perform during the Ohio State Fair this summer. The...

Peerless Pierre: South Dakota city new Monopoly ‘Boardwalk’

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The plastic red hotel will still ruin you, but instead of advancing to Boardwalk to face your demise, you’ll take a long walk off a short Pierre … or rather pier. Pierre, the tiny South Dakota capital pronounced “peer” by its...
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Diapers and greasepaint: A Broadway couple raise a baby

In this March 11, 2015 photo, 21-month-old Lena Renee Kready is flanked by her actor parents Jeff Kready, right, and Nikki Renee Daniels in the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. The two married Broadway actors juggle their eight-show-a-week schedules with being first-time parents....

Philippines imposes ‘weed bond’ on One Direction

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Bureau of Immigration is requiring two members of the English-Irish band One Direction to post bonds worth nearly $5,000 each, to be forfeited if they are caught using or impliedly promoting illegal drugs while in Manila for their...