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  • Ashes of ballerina Plisetskaya to be spread over Russia
    Associated Press | May 03, 2015 9:32 am
    The ashes of Maya Plisetskaya, the renowned Bolshoi Theater ballerina who died this weekend, will be spread over Russia in accordance with her wishes.
  • 'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all time
    Associated Press | May 03, 2015 8:57 am
    The "Avengers" sequel has failed to top the record opening weekend of the first film. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" grossed a staggering $187.7 million in its first three days in theaters according to Disney estimates on Sunday, but it is a far cry from the first film's $207.4 million debut in 2012.
  • Gaiman, Bechdel among new table hosts at PEN gala
    Associated Press | May 03, 2015 8:05 am
    Neil Gaiman, Art Spiegelman and Alison Bechdel are among the writers who have agreed to be table hosts at next week's PEN American Center gala after six authors withdrew in protest of an award being given to the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
  • Mayweather-Pacquiao prizefight delayed amid high TV demand
    Associated Press | May 02, 2015 11:08 pm
    The most anticipated boxing fight in years was delayed because of high pay-per-view demand causing problems for cable and satellite systems.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John rock the New Orleans Jazz Fest
    Associated Press | May 02, 2015 6:38 pm
    With thousands of people packing the infield at the Fair Grounds Race Track, hundreds more ignored "No Chair Zone" and "Standing Room Only" signs, setting up chairs 15 and 20 deep on the dirt track to hear Jerry Lee Lewis and Elton John on Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
  • Russian ballerina Plisetskaya dies at 89
    Associated Press | May 02, 2015 6:20 pm
    Maya Plisetskaya, regarded as one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century and whose career at the Bolshoi Theater spanned more than 35 years, has died at age 89.
  • Britain has a new princess _ and eagerly awaits her name
    Associated Press | May 02, 2015 1:21 pm
    From Prince Charles to royal fans to most of those who put down a bet, millions in Britain were hoping for a girl.
  • Stars speak out about Baltimore; others won't risk it
    Associated Press | May 02, 2015 11:40 am
    As the events in Baltimore continue to grip the nation, a few celebrities are raising their voices for the city and the cause. But experts say many stars are reluctant to address such heated emotional issues publicly.
  • New project in US South promotes music "triangle"
    Associated Press | May 02, 2015 9:21 am
    Blues. Jazz. Country. Rock n' roll. Gospel. Southern Gospel. Cajun-zydeco. Soul/ R&B. Bluegrass.
  • New project in US South promotes music "triangle"
    Associated Press | May 02, 2015 9:21 am
    Blues. Jazz. Country. Rock n' roll. Gospel. Southern Gospel. Cajun-zydeco. Soul/ R&B. Bluegrass.
  • New project in US South promotes music "triangle"
    Associated Press | May 02, 2015 9:21 am
    Blues. Jazz. Country. Rock n' roll. Gospel. Southern Gospel. Cajun-zydeco. Soul/ R&B. Bluegrass.
  • Crime and mystery writer Ruth Rendell dies at 85
    Associated Press | May 02, 2015 7:13 am
    Mystery writer Ruth Rendell, who brought psychological insight and social conscience to the classic British detective story, has died at the age of 85.
  • Poets honor 'Migration' paintings of Jacob Lawrence
    Associated Press | May 02, 2015 6:13 am
    For a tribute in verse to one of the 20th century's greatest painters, the late Jacob Lawrence, only the finest poets would do.
  • Celebrities: fight-watching, betting and making Vegas money
    Associated Press | May 01, 2015 11:32 pm
    Celebrities are taking sides in the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao matchup just like everyone else. Unlike most of us, some of the stars are close friends of the fighters, can scoff at a $100,000 wager or a $10,000 ticket and will get to be center stage on the Las Vegas club scene during a weekend where watchers are willing to pony up $50,000 for a table.
  • Ashley Judd to narrate NBC Kentucky Derby open
    Associated Press | May 01, 2015 4:36 pm
    Ashley Judd is big on Kentucky sporting events. She cheered on the Kentucky Wildcats during March Madness, and now she'll voice the opening of NBC's Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
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