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Roland founder, digital music pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi dies
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TOKYO (AP) — Ikutaro Kakehashi, the Japanese engineer who pioneered digital music and founded synthesizer giant Roland Corp., has died, his company ATV Corp. said Monday. He was 87. Kakehashi, reputed to have devoted his life to the pursuit of live entertainment, had a definitive impact on
Dylan finally gets his hands on his Nobel Literature prize
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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Bob Dylan finally has his hands on his Nobel Literature diploma and medal. Klas Ostergren, a member of the Swedish Academy, said the 75-year-old American singer-songwriter received his award during a small gathering Saturday afternoon at a hotel next to the conference center
'Beauty and the Beast' dances off with top box-office spot
    5 months 3 weeks ago
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" has continued to enchant audiences in its second weekend in theaters. Studio estimates say the film added $88.3 million to its total this weekend, down only 49 percent from its massive debut. The box-office juggernaut has earned
Stradivarius heard for first time since 1980 theft
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NEW YORK (AP) — The three daughters of renowned violinist Roman Totenberg heard the sound of their late father's Stradivarius for the first time since it was stolen nearly four decades ago. The prized 18th century instrument came back to life Monday night at a private Manhattan concert, tucked
Movie star Ayya found dead
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Maldivian movie star, Ali Ahmed (Hatharuudhares Ayya) has been found dead at a house in Henveiru. He was found dead in Henveiru Garden Flower residence. The body has now been moved to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).
Adele confirms marriage to partner Simon Konecki
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Adele has officially announced she and longtime partner Simon Konecki are married, weeks after hinting at a wedding. Adele casually dropped the news while chatting with the audience at her show in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday. She was discussing her song, "Someone Like You," which describes
Indian filmmaker Karan Johar has twins via surrogate
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NEW DELHI (AP) — Leading Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar said Sunday that he's become a parent to twins born via surrogate. "This was an emotional yet a well thought out decision which I have taken after considering all the responsibilities and duties that come with being a parent," Johar said
'Logan' slices box office with $85.3M, 'Moonlight' gets bump
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NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated "X-Men" spinoff "Logan" slashed into the weekend box office, opening with a massive $85.3 million that surpassed expectations and ranks among the top March debuts ever. The 20th Century Fox release features Hugh Jackman in what he has hinted could be his final
Banksy's art in West Bank hotel with world's 'worst view'
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BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian guesthouse packed with artwork of the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy unveiled itself Friday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, with a sneak peek of what the owner sarcastically called the "hotel with the worst view in the world." Wisam Salsaa,
Patrick Stewart applying to be US citizen to oppose Trump
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NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Stewart says he's applying for U.S. citizenship in order to fight and oppose President Donald Trump. The British actor said on Thursday's episode of "The View" that he and his wife went to Washington last month to visit friends and to ask them what they could do about
Israeli and Iranian musicians unite for Tel Aviv concert
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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli rocker Aviv Geffen broke into "The Hope Song," a signature hit he wrote after the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin that is often referred to as the Israeli version of John Lennon's "Imagine." But his peace anthem took on new meaning when his
Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom break up to take 'loving space'
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Pop star Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom are breaking up after about a year together. Representatives for Perry and Bloom released a statement Wednesday saying the couple "are taking respectful, loving space at this time." Bloom's film credits include "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The
Samba school Portela wins Rio Carnival parade after 33 years
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The samba school Portela was picked Wednesday as the winner of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade competition, putting an end to a 33-year drought for the group known as one of the cradles of the
Oscar-winning Syrian group hopes award will stop 'massacres'
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BEIRUT (AP) — A young volunteer in the Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in an Academy Award-winning documentary said Monday he hopes the award will help stop "massacres" in his country, and described a U.S. decision to block him from traveling to Los Angeles for the Oscars as "America's
Oscar envelopes explained: How presenters get winning names
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at how the Academy Awards' winners envelopes are handled before being opened live onstage: — The consulting firm PwC, formerly Price Waterhouse Coopers, tabulates the winners based on ballots cast by the academy's 6,687 voting members. Unlike the nominations, which