NY music festival founded by Pete Seeger is returning
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NY music festival founded by Pete Seeger is returning

BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — Organizers say a New York music festival founded by the late folk legend Pete Seeger will resume next year. Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival will return to the village of Croton (KROH’-tuhn)-on-Hudson, New York, on June 17-18, 2017. The Beacon, New York, based environmental group Hudson River Sloop Clearwater canceled this … Continue reading

British farce ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ heading to Broadway
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British farce ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ heading to Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — A hit comedy from London that’s been called “‘Fawlty Towers’ meets ‘Noises Off’” is heading to Broadway. “The Play That Goes Wrong” will begin performances in March at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City. It stars the original West End cast of Matthew Cavendish, Bryony Corrigan, Rob Falconer, Dave Hearn, … Continue reading

American Apparel files for bankruptcy protection, again
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American Apparel files for bankruptcy protection, again

WASHINGTON (AP) — American Apparel is seeking bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over a year, unable to find its footing in a shifting retail landscape and after a contentious fight for control with company founder Dov Charney. Canada’s Gildan Activewear is buying the American Apparel brand, notorious for sexually provocative ad campaigns, … Continue reading

Box office top 20: ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Trolls’ stay on top
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Box office top 20: ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Trolls’ stay on top

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel’s mystical superhero adventure “Doctor Strange” and the musical animated release “Trolls” remained No. 1 and No. 2 at the box office for the second straight weekend, while new releases “Arrival” and “Almost Christmas” opened strongly. Disney’s “Doctor Strange” took in $43 million over the weekend, according to final ticket sales … Continue reading

’60 Minutes’ lands interview with president-elect for Sunday
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’60 Minutes’ lands interview with president-elect for Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — “60 Minutes” has landed the first extensive interview with President-elect Donald Trump. CBS announced on Thursday that Lesley Stahl will interview Trump on Friday at his home in New York City. “60 Minutes” will broadcast the interview, which will focus on Trump’s election, on Sunday night. Stahl will also speak to … Continue reading

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Police investigate vandalizing of Trump’s Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating the vandalizing of Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Det. Meghan Aguilar says investigators were called to the scene before dawn Wednesday following reports that the presidential candidate’s star was destroyed by blows from a hammer. A man who identified himself as Jamie … Continue reading

Actress Woodley faces January trial in pipeline protest
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Actress Woodley faces January trial in pipeline protest

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Actress Shailene Woodley is to stand trial in North Dakota early next year on charges related to her protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. Woodley was among 27 activists arrested Oct. 10. The “Divergent” star, who live-streamed her arrest on Facebook, pleaded not guilty last week to criminal trespass and engaging … Continue reading

Trump calls SNL spoof ‘hit job,’ calls for end of show
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Trump calls SNL spoof ‘hit job,’ calls for end of show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump has some choice words for “Saturday Night Live.” The Republican presidential candidate tweeted early Sunday morning that the show’s skit depicting him this week was a “hit job.” Trump went on to write that it’s “time to retire” the show, calling it “boring and unfunny” and adding that Alec … Continue reading

Bette Midler revisits ‘old friends’ _ her star-making song
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Bette Midler revisits ‘old friends’ _ her star-making song

NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is going back to the beginning of her career — the divine beginning. The Grammy- and Emmy Award-winner is re-releasing a deluxe version of “The Divine Miss M,” her 1972 debut album that included the hits “Do You Want To Dance,” ”Chapel Of Love,” ”Friends” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle … Continue reading

Early editions of Shakespeare’s plays get rare public view
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Early editions of Shakespeare’s plays get rare public view

BOSTON (AP) — The public is getting a rare peek at first and early editions of some of William Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. The Boston Public Library is commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death with “Shakespeare Unauthorized,” a free exhibition that opens Friday. The library famously holds a copy of the “First Folio,” … Continue reading

Robin Williams’ widow details actor’s final days
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Robin Williams’ widow details actor’s final days

Robin Williams’ widow says the actor had “chemical warfare in his brain” before his death. Williams suffered from dementia caused by Lewy body disease and took his own life in August 2014. Susan Schneider Williams writes in the medical journal, “Neurology ,” that her husband’s suicide came “at the end of an intense, confusing, and … Continue reading