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Angry at Trump-like Caesar, emailers insult wrong theater

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts Shakespeare company has found itself on the receiving end of some vicious emails from people angry about a production of “Julius Caesar” in which a Donald Trump-like character gets assassinated. The problem is that Shakespeare &...

Migrant lifejackets turned into artwork in Copenhagen

AP Photo/james brooks COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In the sun-soaked setting of Copenhagen’s Nyhavn harbour, there is a striking reminder of the ongoing migrant crisis taking place on Europe’s shores. Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has barricaded the windows...

Prodigy, half of rap duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Prodigy, a member of the New York hip-hop duo Mobb Depp, has died. He was 42. The rapper’s publicist said in a statement Tuesday that Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Las Vegas “for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia...

Chappelle to host Rihanna Diamond Ball; Kendrick to perform

NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Chappelle will host Rihanna’s annual charity event in September and Kendrick Lamar will perform. The singer’s organization, The Clara Lionel Foundation, will hold its third Diamond Ball on Sept. 14 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City....

Olympic sprinter Ato Boldon to bring fresh eyes to NASCAR

AP Photo/Carlos Osorio CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ato Boldon likes speed. And cars. NASCAR? Well, the four-time Olympic medalist is about to find out. The former Olympic sprinter will join NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR broadcast team as a features contributor beginning next...

Stars of 'Jumanji' sequel pay tribute to Robin Williams

AP Photo/Manu Fernandez BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Jack Black and Nick Jonas – two of the stars of the upcoming “Jumanji” sequel – have paid tribute to the actor who led the original film – the late Robin Williams. Describing Williams as a...

Tony Bennett receives Gershwin prize from national library

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tony Bennett, the beloved and durable interpreter of American standards whose chart-topping career spans seven decades, has been honored with this year’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The Library of Congress announced the award Tuesday. The...

Comedian Marc Maron more than talk on Netflix comedy 'GLOW'

NEW YORK (AP) — When Marc Maron heard about a role that might be right for him on “GLOW,” a new Netflix comedy about women pro wrestlers in the 1980s, he got busy. Well, he was already pretty busy as a stand-up comic and the host of a popular interview-based...

Film Review: Fall in love with 'The Big Sick'

That two people could overcome centuries-old cultural obstacles, the perils of modern dating and a critical illness and end up together is a great story. That those two people also managed to adapt their own great story into a great movie is a miracle. It’s the wonder of...

Comedian Marc Maron more than talk on Netflix comedy 'GLOW'

NEW YORK (AP) — When Marc Maron heard about a role that might be right for him on a new Netflix comedy called “GLOW,” he got busy. In truth, he was already pretty busy as a stand-up comic and the host of a popular interview-based podcast, “WTF.” And...