Arts and entertainment

Signs hang in the ticket window of a movie theater notifying customers that it is closed, Monday, March 16, 2020 in New York. New York state entered a new phase in the coronavirus pandemic Monday joining with Connecticut and New Jersey to close bars, restaurants and movie theaters starting Monday night. The governors said restaurants and bars will move to take-out and delivery services only. The three states also will limit crowd capacity for social and recreational gatherings to 50 people, effective 8 p.m. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
March 18, 2020 - 6:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with a lengthy shutdown due the coronavirus pandemic, movie theaters are requesting relief from the U.S. government. The National Association of Theater Owners, the trade group that represents most of the industry's cinemas, said Wednesday that it's asking for immediate...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017 file photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio, in New York. Carlson says he felt a moral obligation to meet with President Donald Trump to warn him about the seriousness of coronavirus. He told Vanity Fair that while he didn't feel it was his role, his wife convinced him to request the meeting, which took place on March 7. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 18, 2020 - 6:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson says he felt a “moral obligation” to meet with President Donald Trump and warn him personally about the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic. Carlson told Vanity Fair that “I didn't feel it was my role” but was convinced by his wife to meet with...
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FILE - This March 5, 2020 file photo shows John Legend performing at The Alliance for Children's Rights 28th Annual Dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif. The spreading coronavirus might have canceled several touring performances from A-list musical artists, but those acts have found a new venue to sing: their living rooms. Legend, Bono, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Pink, John Mayer, Keith Urban and more have held virtual concerts from their homes as the world continues to practice social distancing to slow the spread of the virus. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
March 18, 2020 - 3:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The spreading coronavirus canceled several touring performances from A-list musical artists, but those acts have found a new venue to sing: their living rooms. John Legend, Bono, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Pink, John Mayer, Keith Urban and more have held virtual concerts from their...
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In this Jan. 30, 2020, photo, Kelsea Ballerini poses in Nashville, Tenn., to promote her third album, "Kelsea." The album features collaborations with Kenny Chesney, Halsey and Ed Sheeran. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 18, 2020 - 3:20 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kelsea Ballerini is an oversharer, both on social media and in songs, and those inner conversations, anxieties and obsessions show a country star navigating fame and pop music on her third album “kelsea.” “I am loud and I talk too much,” Ballerini, 26, admits. “And it’s...
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FILE - This April 3, 2019, file photo shows a preview image of the upcoming film "Toy Story 4" on state during the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The technology that animated movies like "Toy Story" and enabled a variety of special effects is the focus of this year’s Turing Award, the technology industry’s version of the Nobel Prize. Patrick Hanrahan and Edwin Catmull won the prize for their contributions to 3-D computer graphics used in movies and video games. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 18, 2020 - 9:00 am
The technology that animated movies like “Toy Story” and enabled a variety of special effects is the focus of this year’s Turing Award, the technology industry’s version of the Nobel Prize. Patrick Hanrahan and Edwin Catmull won the prize for their contributions to 3-D computer graphics used in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2010 file photo, Kathy Griffin and her mother Maggie Griffin arrive at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Maggie Griffin, the mother of comedian Kathy Griffin, who inspired many of the jokes in her famous daughter's standup routines, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020. She was 99. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
March 18, 2020 - 8:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of comedian Kathy Griffin, who inspired many of the jokes in her famous daughter's standup routines, has died. Maggie Griffin was 99. “My Mom, the one and only, Maggie Griffin, passed away" Tuesday, Kathy Griffin tweeted. “I am gutted. My best friend. I’m shaking. I...
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March 18, 2020 - 7:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Kotlowitz's “An American Summer,” an intimate chronicle of gun violence in Chicago, has won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. Kerri K. Greenidge's “Black Radical,” a biography of civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter, received an award for history. Both the Lukas prize...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 8, 2020, file photo, Katy Perry performs before the start of the Women's T20 World Cup cricket final match between Australia and India in Melbourne. A federal judge has given Perry a major victory in the dispute over her song “Dark Horse,” overturning a jury's verdict that found the pop superstar and her collaborators copied the 2013 hit “Dark Horse,” from a 2009 song by Christian rapper Marcus Gray. (AP Photo/Asanka Ratnayake, File)
March 17, 2020 - 11:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in Los Angeles handed a major victory to Katy Perry on Tuesday, overturning a jury's verdict that found the pop superstar and her collaborators copied her 2013 hit “Dark Horse” from a 2009 Christian rap song. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder said in her...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo, Vanessa Hudgens attends the Broadway opening night of "West Side Story" in New York. Hudgens is assuring her fans and followers she takes coronavirus seriously after coming under criticism for what many called callous comments about the outbreak. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
March 17, 2020 - 8:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with...
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March 17, 2020 - 8:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is canceled until fall due to coronavirus concerns.
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