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The Highwomen, John Prine earn Americana awards

The Highwomen, John Prine earn Americana awards

NASHVILLE — The Highwomen won three awards, including album, song and duo/group of the year, at the Americana Honors and Awards. The late John Prine was given artist of the year honours .
Legoland theme park in Florida plans expansion, new rides

Legoland theme park in Florida plans expansion, new rides

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — The Legoland theme park in Florida is planning an expansion next year including new rides, according to plans filed with the city nearest the attraction.

Noun describing social distancing is Dutch word of the year

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — One-and-a-half-meter-society has been voted the Dutch word of the year by a (social) distance. Anderhalvemetersamenleving, a compound noun describing life under the Dutch government's 1.
German police make 4th arrest over Dresden jewelry heist

German police make 4th arrest over Dresden jewelry heist

BERLIN — Police in the German capital have arrested one of two fugitive twins wanted in connection with the spectacular theft of 18th-century jewels from a Dresden museum last year, officials said Tuesday.
J. Lo, Billy Porter to perform at 'New Year’s Rockin’ Eve'

J. Lo, Billy Porter to perform at 'New Year’s Rockin’ Eve'

NEW YORK — Jennifer Lopez will help bring in the New Year with a headlining performance in New York’s Time Square for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.
Jay-Z's Roc Nation forms book publisher with Random House

Jay-Z's Roc Nation forms book publisher with Random House

NEW YORK — A decade after publishing his memoir “Decoded,” Jay-Z is forming a more lasting partnership with the book industry. Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by the rapper, is starting an imprint with Random House called Roc Lit 101.
Lesser-known K-pop bands struggling amid the pandemic

Lesser-known K-pop bands struggling amid the pandemic

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — While popular K-pop bands like BTS and Blackpink have gone from strength to strength during the coronavirus pandemic, lesser-known acts are struggling.
Appeals court sends 'Leaving Neverland' fight to arbitration

Appeals court sends 'Leaving Neverland' fight to arbitration

PASADENA, Calif. — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a lawsuit filed by the Michael Jackson estate over an HBO documentary about two of the late pop star's sex abuse accusers can go forward in private arbitration.
New this week: 'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom' and Paul McCartney

New this week: 'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom' and Paul McCartney

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

John le Carre, who probed murky world of spies, dies at 89

LONDON — John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89.