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Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Athletes Stephen Scherer, Jeret Peterson and Kelly Catlin have two things in common: They all reached their dream of becoming Olympians, and they all died by suicide. Olympians are known for pushing their bodies to the extreme but much less understood are the mental and ...

Vogue UK spotlights Black activists, social change

LONDON (AP) — The British issue of Vogue is devoting its September issue to activism, with a cover featuring two Black activists and produced by a predominantly Black team. Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, who is Black, said he wanted the magazine's new issue, to be published Friday, to be ...

Paint your own pottery at Studio 550 Art Center

MANCHESTER – Studio 550 has opened a Paint-your-own Handmade Pottery Studio! Being a studio that delights in teaching people to create with their hands, this addition to the Studio 550 offerings is a handmade twist on the common paint-a-pot studio. Typically, paint-a-pot studios have ceramic ...

Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young sued President Donald Trump's reelection campaign Tuesday for copyright infringement, saying he doesn't want his music used as a theme song for a "divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate." The Grammy-award winning Canadian-born musician filed the ...

Rotations: Pretenders, Moby, Rufus Wainwright have new music

It’s rare to listen to a new album these days and not find a weak cut. Most records cut to the chase, especially with so many artists releasing EP’s and forgoing the full-lenghth record making process. On the Pretenders’ 11th album, “Hate For Sale” (BMG), songwriting chores were ...

Jocelyn’s ABC one-woman show at the Majestic Theatre set for Aug. 16

New Hampshire native Jocelyn Duford brings to The Majestic Theatre her acclaimed one-woman show "ABC: Alphabet Broadway Cabaret". Featuring a musical theater song for each letter of the alphabet; ABC is at times hilarious & poignant as Jocelyn changes wigs, costumes & characters while ...

Review: Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ is supreme Black art

King Beyoncé's new film takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion as the superstar transports you to Africa to tell the story of a young man in search of his crown, matched to epic songs she created while inspired by "The Lion King." The voyage feels even more special ...

Alan Parker, director of “Midnight Express,” dies at 76

LONDON (AP) — Alan Parker, a successful and sometimes surprising filmmaker whose diverse output includes "Bugsy Malone," "Midnight Express," and "Evita," has died at 76, his family said. A Briton who became a Hollywood heavyweight, Parker also directed "Fame," "The Commitments and ...

TV host Regis Philbin buried at Notre Dame, his alma mater

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Television host Regis Philbin, who died last week at 88, has been buried at the University of Notre Dame following a private funeral service at his alma mater, a school spokesman said. Philbin was buried Wednesday at Cedar Grove Cemetery on the northern Indiana ...

Placido Domingo to receive lifetime award in Austria

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Placido Domingo will make his first public appearance since recovering from coronavirus to accept a lifetime achievement award in Austria next week. The famed tenor will receive the honor on Aug. 6 in Salzburg by the organization behind Austria's Music Prize at an ...

Gaga, Grande top MTV VMA noms; quarantine categories added

NEW YORK (AP) — It's raining nominations for Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande's "Rain on Me" at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, which will present new categories focused on live performances and music videos created at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Gaga and Grande both scored nine ...

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres apologized to the staff of her daytime TV talk show amid an internal company investigation of complaints of a difficult and unfair workplace. "On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' would be a place of ...

Review: Jon Anderson’s message of love imbues ‘1000 Hands’

Jon Anderson, "1000 Hands" (Blue Elan Records) – Jon Anderson started making "1000 Hands" nearly 30 years ago before setting it aside. Its title alludes to the lengthy and impressive roster of musicians who appear on the album, from several of the singer's former Yes bandmates to Chick Corea, ...

Silkroad’s new face: Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens

Silkroad, the acclaimed international musical collective with a social conscience, has a new face — and a fresh sense of purpose. Grammy-winning folk singer and instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens is Silkroad's new artistic director, taking the baton from renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who founded ...

Depp lawyer says Amber Heard lied during tabloid libel case

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp's libel case against a British tabloid that accused him of abusing ex-wife Amber Heard was wrapping up Tuesday, with the star's lawyer insisting Depp had never hit a woman and branding Heard "a compulsive liar." The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star is suing News ...

Sotheby’s hold virtual sale of art from Rembrandt to Banksy

LONDON (AP) — The auction house Sotheby's is holding an online sale featuring artwork that spans five centuries of art history, from Rembrandt to Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró to Banksy. After months of disruption due to the coronavirus outbreak, the sale of 70 artworks - from the 17th ...

MacDowell retreat experiments with virtual fellowships

NEW YORK (AP) — Brenda Shaughnessy is a prize-winning poet who speaks reverently of her times spent at MacDowell, the New Hampshire based retreat where for more than a century writers, musicians and visual artists have enjoyed both rural solitude and creative camaraderie. If not for the ...

Tenor Bocelli, who had COVID, says lockdown humiliated him

ROME (AP) — Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, who had COVID-19, said the pandemic lockdown made him feel "humiliated and offended" by depriving him of his freedom to come and go as he wanted. Bocelli spoke at a panel Monday in a Senate conference room, where he was introduced by right-wing ...

Picasso mural removed as Norway begins to tear down block

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The removal of a pair of concrete murals by Pablo Picasso was completed Tuesday from a government building in the Norwegian capital of Oslo whose demolition was under way. Opinions were divided over whether to spare what some considered an architectural ...

Venice Film Festival unveils selections for September fete

The American frontier drama "The World to Come," the Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren comedy-drama "The Duke," Gia Coppola's "Mainstream," and the Shia LaBeouf and Vanessa Kirby drama "Pieces of a Woman" are among the films set to premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in September, ...