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Elvis Costello rocks out from the back porch

Elvis Costello rocks out from the back porch

NEW YORK (AP) — Elvis Costello's 32nd album rings with the sound of a tight rock ‘n’ roll combo sweating together on a tiny stage, feeding off each other to produce a joyful noise. Yet that's all a mirage.
Class set to resume at 'Degrassi' with new one-hour drama produced for HBO Max

Class set to resume at 'Degrassi' with new one-hour drama produced for HBO Max

TORONTO — Beloved Canadian teen drama "Degrassi" will be back in session next year as a darker hour-long TV series. U.S.
Costa Concordia is gone, but horror lingers 10 years later

Costa Concordia is gone, but horror lingers 10 years later

GIGLIO, Italy (AP) — Fog horns wailed and church bells tolled Thursday as Italy honored the 32 victims of the Costa Concordia shipwreck on the 10th anniversary of the disaster, with a commemoration that recalled the moment the cruise ship struck a re
Los Angeles police investigate Ye after battery complaint

Los Angeles police investigate Ye after battery complaint

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police are investigating after a battery report was filed Thursday against Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West. The incident that spurred the complaint took place in downtown Los Angeles at about 3 a.m.
'Anything Goes' to steam into U.S. movie theaters in spring

'Anything Goes' to steam into U.S. movie theaters in spring

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can't make it to New York to see Sutton Foster on Broadway in the classic musical “The Music Man,” don't worry. You can always catch her at your local movie theater in another classic musical.

Dutch king won't use carriage criticized for colonial image

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch king ruled out Thursday using, for now at least, the royal family's “Golden Carriage,” one side of which bears a painting that critics say glorifies the Netherlands' colonial past, including its role in the glo

Review: 'Wahala' is a solid, slow-burn, page-turning mystery

NEW YORK (AP) — “Wahala” by Nikki May (William Morrow/Custom House) The African word “wahala,” used commonly in Nigeria, means trouble and that's just what happens when three Anglo-Nigerian best friends in their 30s add a fourth woman to the mix.

5 reasons why ‘shoulder season’ is the best time to travel

In many ways, travel in 2021 was more challenging than it was in 2020. While demand for travel returned, sufficient hospitality staffing often did not, leading to long waits at airports, hotel check-in desks and restaurants.

Fa La La La La! Sandra Boynton has an imprint all her own

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandra Boynton's prolific career as an author, cartoonist and songwriter has reached the point where a publisher has formed an imprint dedicated solely to her books.
Lionel Richie to receive Gershwin Prize for pop music

Lionel Richie to receive Gershwin Prize for pop music

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lionel Richie will be honored all night long for his musical achievements. The Library of Congress said Thursday that Richie will receive the national library's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.