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9-inch marble statue could sell for $3 million at auction

NEW YORK (AP) — She’s small but mighty – and she could be worth more than $3 million. Christie’s announced Friday that a 9-inch-tall marble sculpture, called the Guennol (gwehn-AHL’) Stargazer, will be auctioned on April 28 in New York. The statue of...

Review: 'Mass Effect' stumbles in trip to new galaxy

Time for spring break! Why not book a trip to the Andromeda Galaxy, where fun and adventure await on exotic planets no human has ever set foot on before? Two problems: First, it takes 600 years to get there. Second, your travel agent may have exaggerated a bit, and those faraway...

Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Fisher's death

AP Photo/Chris Pizzello SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming “Star Wars” sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher. Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in “The Last Jedi” before her...

Hamas TV channel builds Jerusalem set in Gaza

AP Photo/Adel Hana KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Quiet on the set! Surrounded by militant training sites on uprooted Jewish settlement lands, the first movie set in the Gaza Strip is growing, depicting the history-rich, volatile alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City. The...

3-time Oscar-winning cinematographer being honored

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer is being honored by the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, for his work with such Hollywood icons as Francis Ford Coppola and Warren Beatty. Vittorio Stararo will be presented with the George...

White artist's Emmett Till painting under fire at NY museum

NEW YORK (AP) — An abstract painting of lynching victim Emmett Till on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York was the subject of a weeklong protest by a black artist who decried the canvas as “an injustice to the black community” because it...

Iraqi-American composer musically translates wartime letters

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Rahim AlHaj cried every time he read the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal, harrowing tales of love, loss and hope in wartime since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Rather than retreat, the Iraqi-American composer and musician immersed himself in...

'Love Connection' to reconnect with viewers as Fox revival

NEW YORK (AP) — “Love Connection” is reconnecting with viewers. A new version of the match-making game show will air on Fox starting May 25, the network announced. The one-hour series will amp up the original dating show for today’s audiences, featuring...

Memphis officials to help save Aretha Franklin's birthplace

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis mayor’s office is pitching in to help figure out the future of the dilapidated house where soul singer Aretha Franklin was born, a lawyer said Thursday. Alan Crone, special counsel to Memphis Mayor Jim...

Russia, Ukraine at odds over singer's Eurovision performance

AP Photo/Maria Antipina GENEVA (AP) — Eurovision song contest organizers say they have taken the unprecedented step of offering to let Russia’s contestant perform via satellite after authorities in host Ukraine banned her from entering the country – a proposal...