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Jason Isbell cleans up at Americana Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell swept the major awards Wednesday night at the Americana Honors & Awards, creating another special moment with his wife, Amanda Shires.
'Genius grant' winner Bechdel has memoir coming
NEW YORK (AP) — MacArthur Foundation "genius" Alison Bechdel is not about to rest.
Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk
CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy.
Mexico probes Miley Cyrus show over flag-whipping
Monterrey (Mexico) (AFP) - US pop star Miley Cyrus has caused a stir in Mexico after getting whipped on a giant fake buttocks with the country's flag during a concert, prompting an official investigation.
Top TV doc Dempsey makes name in sports-car racing
Patrick Dempsey's character in "Can't Buy Me Love" spent all summer mowing lawns to save up for a telescope.
Jane Smiley on longlist for National Book Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Novels by Marilynne Robinson, Jane Smiley and Richard Powers were among the 10 nominees announced Wednesday for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards.
Ben McKenzie primed to lead Fox's Batman prequel
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben McKenzie expects viewers to tune into the premiere episode of Fox's Batman prequel series, "Gotham," on Monday.
Review: 'Maze Runner' doesn't find its own path
If you see one film about walled-in males this fall, it should be the savage and powerful British prison drama "Starred Up," a superlatively acted father-son story played out behind bars and starring up-and-coming Jack O'Connell.
Correction: Art-Bill Cosby story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Sept. 15 about Bill Cosby loaning African-American art to the Smithsonian Institution, The Associated Press, relying on information from the National Museum of African Art, reported erroneously that Cosby and his wife would lend their entire collection to the museum. They will lend 62 works, not the entire collection of more than 300, according to new information from the museum...
Playwright Samuel D. Hunter wins 'genius grant'
NEW YORK (AP) — Among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" is a playwright who promises to keep doing what he he's been doing.
Science adviser to 'Interstellar' writing book
NEW YORK (AP) — A companion guide to Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" promises not only some background on one of the year's most anticipated movies but also some basic science.
Iconic 'Easy Rider' bike to be sold at auction
Los Angeles (AFP) - The iconic Harley-Davidson motorbike ridden by Peter Fonda in the 1969 classic "Easy Rider" is to go under the hammer in California, and auctioneers predict it will make at least $1 million.
NYC jazz musicians fear poverty in retirement
NEW YORK (AP) — Keisha St. John has been singing at some of the most famous jazz clubs in the nation for more than five decades.
Review: 'Tracks' leaves a mark
The movies, it seems, are increasingly headed down paths in the woods, out to open water and, in the case of John Curran's excellent new film "Tracks," into the deepest reaches of the Australian desert.
Puerto Rico police arrest reggaeton star Don Omar
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar was arrested Wednesday in the U.S. territory on suspicion of domestic violence.
NYC praised as most vegan-friendly in US
NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan's skyline never looked so appetizing.
Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either.
Emma Watson 'touched' by reception in Uruguay
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — British actor Emma Watson says she is "immensely touched" by the reception she received in Uruguay, where she traveled as a goodwill ambassador for the UN's women's agency.
Venezuela threatens citizenship of actress Alonso
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's leftist government says it is moving to revoke the citizenship of actress Maria Conchita Alonso, a bitter critic of the government.
Review: 'Leave You' _ A-list cast, B-grade result
Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody's stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier. What could go wrong? Ha ha. What couldn't?
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