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DAYTON, Ohio -- Tormented by mind-scarring memories and questions without answers, Dion Green has dedicated his life after the death of his father and eight other people in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, to memorializing them and trying to bring helpful change. “That purpose is my ‘Why?’” said Green, whose father died in his…
BANGKOK -- If Hollywood is where dreams are made, Bangkok’s Scala theater for the past 51 years was where Thais immersed themselves in the old-fashioned blockbusters of war, the heart-felt romances and quirky comedies. Now only the memories will remain. The picture palace in the center of Thailand’s capital, the city’s last standalone big-screen cinema,…
Director Gina Prince-Bythewood is getting the biggest audience of her career when “The Old Guard” debuts Friday on Netflix to subscribers in 190 countriesBy LINDSEY BAHR AP Film WriterJuly 7, 2020, 8:33 PM5 min read Gina Prince-Bythewood knows what good fighting looks like. The “Love & Basketball” director has been an athlete her entire life,…
NEW YORK -- Disney+'s streaming of “Hamilton” was surely the biggest event on television screens over the holiday weekend. Just how big, however, remains a mystery. Disney knows, but it's not telling. Data is coming in to the Nielsen company, too, but won't be released until Disney gives the go-ahead. “Hamilton” is the poster boy…
TV has been America’s constant companion amid the coronavirus and a whirlwind of racial reckoningBy LYNN ELBER AP Television WriterJuly 24, 2020, 7:45 PM5 min readLOS ANGELES -- Television has been America’s constant companion amid an unyielding virus and whirlwind of racial reappraisal. But will the Emmy nominations arriving Tuesday reflect the times or retreat…
Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy- winning composer, arranger and musician, has died at 94By HILLEL ITALIE AP National WriterJune 30, 2020, 6:45 PM5 min readNEW YORK -- Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer, arranger and musician who worked on albums by Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole and many others and whose songwriting credits included…
Beyoncé said voting in the upcoming election could help end a “racist and unequal system" in America while accepting the humanitarian award at the BET AwardsBy JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment WriterJune 29, 2020, 1:34 PM5 min readLOS ANGELES -- Beyoncé used her platform Sunday while accepting the BET humanitarian award to relay a direct…
NEW YORK -- Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake. She was 33. Rivera's body was discovered five days after she disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son, Josey, was found July 8 alone on…
A trumpeter who came up in the shadow of Miles Davis then stepped out of it. An architect whose soaring stadiums and concert halls are sitting silent in his native Italy. A rocker whose song gave flight to Joan Jett. In the fourth installment in a series, The Associated Press takes a look at prominent…
Nick Cannon apologized to the Jewish community late Wednesday for his “hurtful and divisive” words, a day after ViacomCBS severed ties with him for the remarks made on a podcast. The Anti-Defamation league and some Jewish leaders had condemned what they called anti-Semitic theories expressed by Cannon and demanded the apology. “First and foremost I…