Arts and entertainment

Salvador Sobral from Portugal celebrates as he holds the trophy after winning the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest with his song "Amar pelos dois", in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
May 13, 2017 - 7:26 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a gentle romantic ballad that challenged the event's decades-long reputation for cheesy, glittery excess. Sobral sang his Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Both) in a high, clear tenor accompanied by quiet...
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Francesco Gabbani from Italy performs the song ""Occidentali's Karma" during rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest, in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, May 12, 2017. The final of The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be held on May 13. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
May 13, 2017 - 6:58 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a gentle romantic ballad that challenged the event's decades-long reputation for cheesy, glittery excess. Sobral sang his Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Both) in a high, clear tenor accompanied by quiet...
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May 13, 2017 - 2:39 pm
TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) — Val Kilmer, who famously played Doc Holliday in the movie "Tombstone," is making plans to visit the Arizona Old West town this summer as part of a festival that pays tribute to the gunfighter. Kilmer announced he would be coming to Arizona in August on Facebook, the Sierra...
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The performers team of 'Faust', by German artist Anne Imhof, winner of the Golden Lion for Best National Pavillion award at the 57th Venice Biennale contemporary art show, pose in St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, Saturday, May, 13, 2017. The Biennale made the awards Saturday as the oldest contemporary art fair opened its six-month stint. (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
May 13, 2017 - 2:31 pm
MILAN (AP) — Germany has swept the 57th Venice Biennale, winning top Golden Lion prizes for the best national pavilion and best artist in the main curated show on opening day of the six-month contemporary art fair, the world's oldest. Anne Imhof's bold "Faust" exhibit mixing performance, sculpture...
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In this photo taken in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, artist Mark Bradford gestures as he talks about his show titled ''Tomorrow is Another Day'', outside the US pavilion. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry)
May 13, 2017 - 2:27 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Mark Bradford has his feet in two worlds: social engagement and producing art. Often they mix, as at the 57th Venice Biennale where he is representing the United States. His Biennale show, "Tomorrow is Another Day," examines both allegorically and autobiographically what it is...
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May 13, 2017 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox will be ready with its "Rent" next year. The network has announced a live TV production of the award-winning stage musical "Rent." No airdate was specified, but it is likely to be telecast after "A Christmas Story," which Fox has already planned for December. "Rent" is set in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, Brandy performs at the 2015 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.Platinum-selling R&B singers Tyrese, Brandy, Anthony Hamilton and Kem celebrated Mother’s Day two days early, Friday, May 12, 2017, at a concert in front of feverish fans in Brooklyn. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision/AP)
May 13, 2017 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Platinum-selling R&B singers Tyrese, Brandy, Anthony Hamilton and Kem celebrated Mother's Day two days early at a concert in front of feverish fans in Brooklyn. The second annual SJ Presents Mother's Day Good Music Festival took place at the Barclays Center, which also included...
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Francesco Gabbani from Italy performs the song ""Occidentali's Karma" during rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest, in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, May 12, 2017. The final of The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be held on May 13. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
May 13, 2017 - 11:23 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A man in a tacky suit and his "gorilla" are one of the favorites to win this year's Eurovision song contest. By the event's standards, that's kind of understated. Millions of Europeans are likely to be glued to their tubes on Saturday evening for Eurovision's final — either...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Teddy Afro, the controversial singer whose album "Ethiopia" is topping the Billboard world chart, poses for a portrait during an interview at his home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Known for the political statements he makes in his music, an infectious mix of reggae and Ethiopian pop, Afro, 40, whose birth name is Tewodros Kassahun, told The Associated Press that raising political issues should not be a sin. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
May 13, 2017 - 6:10 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Teddy Afro, Ethiopia's superstar singer, is topping the Billboard world albums chart with "Ethiopia," which less than two weeks after its release has sold nearly 600,000 copies, a feat no other artist here has achieved. Known for the political statements he makes in his...
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In this May 11, 2017, photo, Miss New Jersey USA Chhavi Verg, right, competes during a preliminary competition for Miss USA in Las Vegas. Very emigrated from India with her parents. Five of the contestants vying for the Miss USA title this year were born in other countries and now U.S. citizens. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 12, 2017 - 9:27 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of the contestants vying for the Miss USA title have a message to immigrant girls and women watching the pageant this weekend: Set goals, work hard and don't stay in the shadows. The contestants know what they are talking about as they were all born in other countries and...
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