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Miss Universe Paulina Vega refuses to give up her crown
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The reigning Miss Universe has refused to relinquish her crown despite a tide of condemnation following pageant owner Donald Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants.
Review: 'Tangerine' a vital peek into unseen LA street lives
Caitlyn Jenner and her glamorous Vanity Fair cover brought unprecedented visibility to transgender women. Laverne Cox, the first transgender actress to win an Emmy Award, fronted Time magazine, an image of grace and growing acceptance.
Review: Holly Brown delivers with 'A Necessary End'
"A Necessary End" (William Morrow), by Holly Brown
Rock opera 'Deep Love' takes the long road to NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — There's not much to do in eastern Idaho in the winter. It's freezing, windy and depressing. Why not create a musical?
Who will make us laugh during upcoming presidential campaign
NEW YORK (AP) — A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices.
'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office
NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.
Man critically hurt in fall at Grateful Dead show in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a man was critically hurt in a fall at a Grateful Dead concert at Chicago's Soldier Field.
Hall of Famer Steve Austin graces 'WWE 2K16' videogame cover
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's bottom line has him at the top of the latest WWE videogame.
Last Grateful Dead show breaks Chicago stadium ticket record
CHICAGO (AP) — A performance that the Grateful Dead says was their last together has topped records for ticket sales at Chicago's Soldier Field set by the band earlier in the weekend.
Ballerina Misty Copeland heading to Broadway's 'On the Town'
NEW YORK (AP) — Ballerina Misty Copeland, who just became the first African-American woman to be a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has another breakthrough planned — a debut on Broadway.
Police arrest man, 20, in shooting of Kermit Ruffins' niece
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say they have arrested a man in the death of a woman identified as the daughter of a New Orleans policewoman and firefighter, and a niece of jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins.
Britain's NME music magazine goes free
NME magazine, for decades Britain's authoritative voice on guitar music, announced Monday that it will be free of charge from September after circulation dropped below 15,000. Launched in 1952 as the New Musical Express, the £2.50 (3.5-euro, $3.9) weekly said it would be printing 300,000 copies to distribute in stations, universities and shops. Editor Mike Williams said he "couldn't be more excited" about the "next phase of our evolution"...
High-tech Marvel theme park cuts summer tour short
NEW YORK (AP) — The indoor high-tech traveling theme park "The Marvel Experience" has stumbled and will cut short its summer tour.
Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style
PARIS (AP) — Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris' fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week — that headlined with Versace. Here are the highlights, including Adeline Andre and Ulyana Sergeenko:
'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office
NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.
Vanessa Williams weds Jim Skrip, her 3rd marriage
NEW YORK (AP) — Vanessa Williams tied the knot with her fiance, Jim Skrip, on the Fourth of July.
Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate
LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition.
Queen Latifah, Amy Schumer headline Fourth of July festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Latifah started with "The Star-Spangled Banner" and ended with a rap classic, Amy Schumer told raunchy jokes despite some children in the crowd and country singer Sara Evans was a vocal powerhouse when she covered Sam Smith.
Now playing: Harpsichord of Columbus' era sounds again
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A harpsichord that entertained the elites of Italy in the mid-1500s has been restored by a South Dakota museum and will soon bring its sound to 21st-century ears.
Dead shows set attendance records at Chicago's Soldier Field
CHICAGO (AP) — The Grateful Dead is making Chicago's Soldier Field come alive like no rock band ever has.