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Museum is glad to finally hear: Yes, it’s really a Van Gogh

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A painting at a Connecticut museum that has long been thought to be by Vincent Van Gogh has been authenticated as such by Dutch researchers. The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford announced Friday that the oil painting “Vase with Poppies” has been verified by researchers at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam […]
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DJ Khaled inspired by son before hosting Kids’ Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the run-up to the Kids’ Choice Awards, host DJ Khaled is feeling plenty of support — from his son. The producer-DJ said his 2-year-old son, Asahd, gets excited just watching his dad in the ads promoting the show on Nickelodeon. “When the commercials come on, my son is like ‘Daddy, […]
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Can you guess the meaning of these Droodles?

One day in the early 1970s, while looking for Dennis the Menace paperbacks at a used bookstore in Boulder, Colorado, I discovered a copy of a book of "droodles," which were simple yet mysterious line drawings that became clear when you read the caption. Droodles where the creation of an American humorist named Roger Price, who wrote for MAD and Playboy, had his own TV shows, and worked with folks like Bob Hope and Carl Reiner. He was also the co-creator of the wildly popular Mad-Libs books. I be...
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Why do we love seeing our world rendered tiny? Simon Garfield’s ‘In Miniature’ investigates

From the improbable rise of tiny-cooking videos to the cottage industry of petite Eiffel Tower replicas, we love seeing our everyday world contained in small objects. But why? The answer, suggests British niche historian Simon Garfield, may lie with our need for control.
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Papa John’s scores Shaq to help revive its image

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John’s has a new pitchman: Shaquille O’Neal. The chain says basketball Hall of Famer will appear on TV commercials and promoted Papa John’s in other ways. He will also join the company’s board of directors and invest in nine of its restaurants in the Atlanta area. Papa John’s is trying […]
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‘Marie, Dancing Still’ at 5th Avenue Theatre is a rarity: a ballet musical

Why have there been so few ballet-themed musicals? The biggest challenge is finding performers with a strong background in classical ballet who can also sing — while on pointe! — and act. "Marie" managed to find, for its title role, such a performer in Tiler Peck, a New York City Ballet principal dancer.
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Can Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre score another hit with Broadway-bound new musical ‘Marie, Dancing Still’?

“Marie, Dancing Still," a much-anticipated, Broadway-bound new show with some big names behind it, debuts this month at the 5th Ave, which has a new artistic director eager to make his mark with his first pre-Broadway pick.
Tags: Dance, Entertainment, Local News, Theater


Fox 2000, arm behind ‘Hidden Figures,’ to close under Disney

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox 2000, the specialty unit behind such diverse literary adaptations as “Hidden Figures,” ”Love, Simon” and “Life of Pi,” is closing shop under the Walt Disney Co. A person familiar with the decision who was not authorized to speak publicly said Thursday that Disney will complete the films currently in production, […]
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Court hearing delayed for Loughlin, husband in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — Actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK’-lin) and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston next month in a college admissions bribery case. A judge on Thursday agreed to move their initial appearance to April 3 on charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to get their […]
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WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Best-Selling Books Week Ended March 16. FICTION 1. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 2. “Wolf Pack” by C.J. Box (G.P. Putnman’s Sons) Most Read StoriesFBI joining criminal investigation into certification of Boeing 737 MAXFlawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing, FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flight control system | Times […]
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Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip. The brother-sister duo made the announcement during an appearance on “Good Morning America” on Thursday. Their final performance at the Flamingo Las Vegas is scheduled for Nov. 16. According […]
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Derulo reaches out to K-pop with ‘Let’s Shut Up & Dance’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Derulo is simultaneously looking ahead, looking back and looking across the ocean for his new project. In “Let’s Shut Up & Dance,” the pop singer collaborates with Asian K-pop acts Lay Zhang and NCT 127 in a trans-Pacific partnership he thinks ought to be increasingly common in the musical future. […]
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Feds seek return of ‘Amorous Couple’ art looted by Nazis

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government says it wants to return a painting to its true owner that was looted from a museum in Nazi-controlled Ukraine near World War II’s end. Manhattan prosecutors said Thursday that “An Amorous Couple,” by Pierre Louis Goudreaux, was stolen from the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of […]
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Put the pancake tutus away! PNB’s ‘Director’s Choice’ is a dream for fans of contemporary ballet

Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director Peter Boal's contemporary-leaning late-season lineup is a helpful reminder that ballet need not be all cursed princesses and pancake tutus.
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Comcast to sell streaming-TV bundle for internet customers

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is launching an aggregated bundle of existing streaming-TV apps for $5 a month. The new service, “Flex,” available March 26, brings together apps that customers already pay for, like Netflix, Amazon’s video or HBO, and free services like YouTube, Pluto and Tubi, and lets users search for TV shows and […]
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Seattle’s G. Willow Wilson delivers an enchanting, resonant fable in ‘The Bird King’

"The Bird King," is an enchanting historical fantasy adventure that combines an unconventional love story with a thoughtful exploration of faith and religious tolerance.
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David Letterman: I stayed on network TV for too long

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman says he stuck around on network television about 10 years too long. He made that admission during an appearance Thursday on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show. Letterman quit in 2015 after 33 years as a late-night host on CBS and NBC, and is beginning his second season on his more […]
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TV picks for Thursday: ‘The Orville’ crew opens a time capsule

Also airing: The season finale of “Bring It!” and Jack tries to get his massage chair back on “A.P. Bio.”
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Seattle-area music and nightlife events, March 22-28: Maren Morris, Catfish and the Bottlemen and more

Almost every night of the week, Seattle’s stages offer a roster of regional indie-folk artists, do-it-yourself punk bands and homegrown comedians, as well as nationally touring pop stars. To that end, choosing something for your night out can be a daunting task. This weekly guide can help by filtering for recommended shows, select dates and […]
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Seattle Opera names Christina Scheppelmann as its new leader

Christina Scheppelmann, currently artistic leader of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain, will become the fourth general director in Seattle Opera's 56-year history and one of only two women to lead a large-budget opera company in the U.S.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Local News, Seattle Opera, Barcelona Spain, Christina Scheppelmann, Gran Teatre del Liceu


Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday after the performer asked a U.S. judge to allow him to come to the Arabian Peninsula sheikhdom to perform shows and “meet with the royal family.” Officials in Dubai and the wider […]
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World Video Game Hall of Fame to announce 2019 finalists

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — This year’s finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame are about to be revealed. Hall officials say they will announce the Class of 2019 contenders on Thursday morning. The winners will be inducted May 2. Players can weigh in by casting a “Player’s Choice” ballot through March 28 at […]
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Court reviews arrest request on K-pop singer Jung Joon-young

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop singer Jung Joon-young is attending a South Korean court hearing on whether a warrant will be issued for his arrest on allegations he illegally shared sexually explicit videos of women taken without their knowledge or consent. He told reporters at the Seoul Central District Court on Thursday that he […]
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10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting grants

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction writer Hernan Diaz and playwright Michael R. Jackson are among 10 winners of $50,000 grants for emerging artists. The Whiting Awards, established in 1985, have previously gone to Tony Kushner, Colson Whitehead and Lydia Davis among others. On Wednesday night, the Whiting Foundation announced that awards for this year also […]
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Dierks Bentley joins list of performers for NFL Draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dierks Bentley has joined the list of scheduled performers for next month’s NFL Draft festivities. Bentley will perform a free outdoor concert April 27 in downtown Nashville to coincide with the draft and the running of the Nashville Marathon. Grammy-winning country performer Tim McGraw and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe […]
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Scripts from ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ to be digitally preserved

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Hollywood producer Carl Reiner and the National Comedy Center say they’re working together to digitally preserve Reiner’s collection of scripts from the 1960’s “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” The scripts are full of Reiner’s handwritten changes to the dialogue. Reiner, who turned 97 on Tuesday, says creating and producing the comedy […]
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Huffman’s court date pushed back in admissions scam case

BOSTON (AP) — A judge has granted a request to push back actress Felicity Huffman’s court appearance in Boston on charges that she participated in a college admissions cheating scam. Huffman was initially scheduled to appear in Boston federal court on March 29 along with fellow actress Lori Loughlin and other parents. But a judge […]
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Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino to headline Lollapalooza

CHICAGO (AP) — Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes will headline this summer’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Festival organizers announced the lineup for the four-day event on Wednesday, saying more than 170 acts will play on eight stages in Grant Park along Lake Michigan. Other performers include Tame Impala, Flume, […]
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‘Us’ review: Jordan Peele’s gripping horror-film follow-up to ‘Get Out’ is scary as hell

Two things: 1) If you love thoughtful horror films and don’t know much about this one, stop reading and get to the theater right now. 2) Lupita Nyong’o’s performance is … wow. Rating: 3.5 stars out of 4.
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Lupita Nyong, Jordan Peele


Hollywood power elite hosting Kamala Harris fundraiser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of Hollywood’s power elite, including prolific television hit maker Shonda Rhimes, were hosting a fundraiser Wednesday for Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris. The evening event is billed as a “reception in support of Kamala Harris for the People,” and Harris is expected to attend, according to an invitation obtained by The […]
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