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Review: Popster Aaron Lee Tasjan delivers his best album yet

Review: Popster Aaron Lee Tasjan delivers his best album yet

Aaron Lee Tasjan, “Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!” (New West Records) Aaron Lee Tasjan is a one-man music encyclopedia who can enthrall audiences with a New York Dolls cover or 10-minute talking blues.
Police: Rapper Silento charged with murder in shooting death

Police: Rapper Silento charged with murder in shooting death

ATLANTA — Silento, the Atlanta rapper known for his hit song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” was arrested Monday and charged with murder in the shooting death of his 34-year-old cousin, authorities said.
Canadian production company Shaftesbury forms strategic partnership with AMC Networks

Canadian production company Shaftesbury forms strategic partnership with AMC Networks

TORONTO — Canadian production company Shaftesbury of "Murdoch Mysteries" fame has formed a new strategic partnership with AMC Networks in the U.S., which it says might result in more of its shows winding up on American television.
Obama speechwriter's memoir 'Grace' to come out in 2022

Obama speechwriter's memoir 'Grace' to come out in 2022

NEW YORK — The White House speechwriter who helped President Barack Obama work on his response to the Charleston church massacre in June 2015 has a book deal.
Marilyn Manson denies Evan Rachel Wood's abuse allegations

Marilyn Manson denies Evan Rachel Wood's abuse allegations

LOS ANGELES — Rocker Marilyn Manson was dropped by his record label on Monday after actor Evan Rachel Wood accused her ex-fiancé of sexual and other physical abuse, alleging she was “manipulated into submission" during their relationship.
Dolly Parton on Super Bowl commercial and COVID-19 vaccine

Dolly Parton on Super Bowl commercial and COVID-19 vaccine

NEW YORK — Dolly Parton has been singing about everyday office employees working “9 to 5” for over 40 years, but now the country icon is singing about entrepreneurs working “5 to 9” to pursue their dreams after hours.
Authenticity of stone carving at Royal B.C. Museum questioned

Authenticity of stone carving at Royal B.C. Museum questioned

VICTORIA — The chief of a First Nation says he has the assurance of the Royal B.C.

Blue Man Group ending its 14-year run at Universal Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Blue Man Group is officially ending its 14-year run at Universal Orlando. The group announced its departure Monday on Twitter, adding that they planned to reopen safely at some point in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago and Boston.
Bosnian director: Movie's human-rights focus resonates now

Bosnian director: Movie's human-rights focus resonates now

SARAJEVO, Bosnia — As an independent filmmaker from a country without an established film industry, Bosnia's Jasmila Zbanic said she is used to improvising.
Stunts in the streets for Venezuelan motorcycle virtuoso

Stunts in the streets for Venezuelan motorcycle virtuoso

CARACAS, Venezuela — If police aren't shutting down his street shows for lack of permits, Venezuelan motorcycle trick rider Pedro Aldana is battling coronavirus quarantines or the tropical rains that turn the asphalt slick and send fans running for c