Arts and entertainment

Graphic shows demographic characteristics of 100 most popular films of 2016; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
July 31, 2017 - 9:16 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2016 "Moonlight" won best picture and "Hidden Figures" was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever. A new report from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern...
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July 31, 2017 - 8:31 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Musicians are offering a reward for information about a burglary at a popular music venue in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Sgt. Jim Schultz says the 40 Watt Club in Athens was burglarized early Friday. A talent buyer for...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Jonathan Scott, left, and Drew Scott, of HGTV's "Property Brothers" cable television show, mimic traders as they visit the post that handles Scripps Networks Interactive, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, after ringing the opening bell. Discovery Communications is buying media company Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal worth $14.6 billion that will help it reach more female viewers, announced Monday, July 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 31, 2017 - 7:57 am
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Discovery Communications will buy Scripps Networks for close to $12 billion, tying together two powerful stables of TV shows ranging from Animal Planet to the Food Network. The deal, announced Monday, puts the combined company in a strong position to draw more women...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 1964 file photo French actress Jeanne Moreau is seen in her role as "Mata Hari, Agent H-21," in Paris. French actress Jeanne Moreau, whose seven-decade career included work with Francois Truffaut, Orson Welles, Wim Wenders and other acclaimed directors, has died aged 89 it was announced Monday July 31, 2017. (AP Photo, File)
July 31, 2017 - 7:30 am
PARIS (AP) — French actress Jeanne Moreau, a smoky-voiced femme fatale who starred in Francois Truffaut's love triangle film "Jules and Jim" and whose award-winning, seven-decade career included work with some of the world's most acclaimed directors, has died. She was 89. The French president's...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 file photo French actress Jeanne Moreau poses for photographers on the red carpet prior to the 20th European Film Awards ceremony at the Arena in Berlin. Jeanne Moreau, award-winning French actress who appeared in films from Europe to Hollywood, died aged 89 it was announced Monday July 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Miguel Villagran, File)
July 31, 2017 - 6:38 am
PARIS (AP) — French actress Jeanne Moreau, a smoky-voiced femme fatale who starred in Francois Truffaut's love triangle film "Jules and Jim" and whose award-winning, seven-decade career included work with some of the world's most acclaimed directors, has died. She was 89. The French president's...
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July 31, 2017 - 5:48 am
PARIS (AP) — French actress Jeanne Moreau, whose seven-decade career included work with Francois Truffaut, Orson Welles, Wim Wenders and other acclaimed directors, has died. The French president's office announced her death in a statement Monday without providing a cause. An assistant to her agent...
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July 31, 2017 - 4:52 am
VIENNA (AP) — Incoming Vienna State Opera director Bogdan Roscic says he has signed conductor Philippe Jordan as the opera house's music director after Roscic takes over in 2020. Roscic, who will replace Dominque Meyer, described Jordan on Monday as "one of the few conductors of note who focused on...
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Graphic shows demographic characteristics of 100 most popular films of 2016; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;
July 31, 2017 - 3:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2016 "Moonlight" won best picture and "Hidden Figures" was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever. A new report from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern...
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July 31, 2017 - 3:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Women, Hispanics and the disabled are among the most underrepresented groups in popular Hollywood films, according to a study examining the ongoing epidemic of inequality on screen and off. A report to be released Monday from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, President and CEO Paula Kerger speaks at the PBS's Executive Session at the 2017 Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. Kerger is sounding the alarm about public broadcasting's future if federal funding is axed. She said Sunday, July 30, that stations dependent on federal funds couldn’t survive without it, including many in rural or underserved areas. President Donald Trump has called for an end to federal money for PBS and National Public Radio. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
July 31, 2017 - 2:56 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The chief executive for PBS is sounding the alarm about public broadcasting's future if federal funding is axed as called for by President Donald Trump. "PBS will not go away, but a number of our stations will," CEO Paula Kerger said Sunday. "There is no Plan B for that...
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