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George Weymouth, artist who hid Wyeth’s ‘Helga’ works, dies

CHADDS FORD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania conservationist and artist who for years helped hide a secret cache of Andrew Wyeth’s “Helga” portraits has died. The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, says George Weymouth died at his home in Chadds Ford on...

Remo Belli, musician who pioneered synthetic drumheads, dies

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Remo Belli, who pioneered the synthetic drumhead just in time to help a generation of rock-and-rollers shape their sound, has died. His death was announced in a statement by Remo Inc., the California-based drum manufacturer that Belli founded and ran...

Oprah Winfrey to star in HBO’s ‘Henrietta Lacks’ movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is expanding her participation in HBO’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” to an on-screen role. The cable channel said Monday that Winfrey will star in the TV movie that she’s been shepherding as an executive...

Review: The Avengers divide in revitalizing ‘Civil War’

Conventional movie wisdom would suggest that there can only be diminishing returns with long-running franchises. There must be a breaking point, right? Especially at movie four, five, six and beyond. There are exceptions, sure, but even the painstakingly plotted Marvel films have...

‘The King and I’ welcome 2 new leads _ on the same night

NEW YORK (AP) — Marin Mazzie found herself last Friday wearing a lilac ball gown hoop skirt and a determined expression. She was waiting to go onstage for the top of Act 2 of the lavish Broadway production of “The King and I” at Lincoln Center. This was her...

Country stars plan to continue playing in North Carolina

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr and other artists plan to skip North Carolina performances as part of a musicians’ boycott over a new law that limits protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, but several stars at...

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