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Q&A: Billy Crystal on Oscars and 'little powerhouse' film

Q&A: Billy Crystal on Oscars and 'little powerhouse' film

NEW YORK — After hosting the Oscars nine times, Billy Crystal wouldn’t necessarily rule out a tenth. But the 72-year-old actor would prefer some wider attention for his low-budget indie film, “Standing Up, Falling Down.
"Midnight Train to Georgia' songwriter Jim Weatherly dies

"Midnight Train to Georgia' songwriter Jim Weatherly dies

NASHVILLE — Hall of Fame songwriter Jim Weatherly, who wrote “Midnight Train to Georgia" and other hits for Gladys Knight, Glen Campbell and Ray Price, has died. He was 77.
New museum traces history of Black music across genres

New museum traces history of Black music across genres

NASHVILLE — A new museum two decades in the making is telling the interconnected story of Black musical genres through the lens of American history.
VP's historic election celebrated in cracked glass portrait

VP's historic election celebrated in cracked glass portrait

WASHINGTON — Two weeks after Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman to be vice-president , her barrier-breaking career has been memorialized in a portrait that depicts her face emerging from the cracks in a massive sheet of glass.
NFL Hall of Fame coach Bill Cowher has memoir out in June

NFL Hall of Fame coach Bill Cowher has memoir out in June

NEW YORK — Hall of Fame coach and NFL analyst Bill Cowher has a book coming out in June that his publisher is calling “more than just a football story.
Serbian rape charges spur cross-region #MeToo-like response

Serbian rape charges spur cross-region #MeToo-like response

BELGRADE, Serbia — A #MeToo-like movement is sweeping the strongly patriarchal Western Balkans and activists hope there will be no turning back. It started with a chilling account of alleged rape and abuse at a high-end acting school in Serbia.
'Firefly Lane' star Sarah Chalke gets crafty doing voice work from home during COVID

'Firefly Lane' star Sarah Chalke gets crafty doing voice work from home during COVID

TORONTO — A bunk bed, a play tent and moving blankets helped Sarah Chalke deliver the final dialogue for her new Netflix series "Firefly Lane.
Library association awards Carnegie medals to McBride, Giggs

Library association awards Carnegie medals to McBride, Giggs

NEW YORK — This year's winners of the Carnegie medals for fiction and nonfiction, presented by the American Library Association, have each checked out a few books in their time.

Grand jury indicts suspect in killing of actor Eddie Hassell

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — A grand jury has indicted an 18-year-old on a capital murder charge in the killing of actor Eddie Hassell during a carjacking in suburban Dallas.
Social media stars sail away with sea shanty record deals

Social media stars sail away with sea shanty record deals

LONDON — The long forgotten sea shanty has been enjoying a renaissance on social media and is now moving into popular music with two U.K. artists landing record deals, following their online performances.