Restored Brooklyn theater to reopen with Diana Ross concert

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn has a new majestic performing arts theater that will kick off with a Diana Ross concert. The 1929 Loew’s Kings Theatre has been renamed Kings Theatre and is reopening after a $95 million restoration. Ross is scheduled to perform at the...

Free e-books offer selections of upcoming releases

NEW YORK (AP) — A pair of free e-books will offer excerpts from upcoming releases by Dennis Lehane, Ann Packer and more than 60 other writers. “Buzz Books 2015: Spring/Summer” and “Buzz Books 2015: Young Adult Spring,” available Friday on Amazon.com,...
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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

A woman with a Mickey Mouse hat walks toward Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. California public health officials urged those who haven’t been vaccinated against measles to avoid Disney parks where a spreading outbreak...

Nina Simone documentary a powerful portrait of the artist

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Through archival footage and interviews with her family, closest confidants and collaborators, Nina Simone comes to life again — still enigmatic but more easily understood — in the new documentary “What Happened, Miss...

John Legend performs tribute set at Sundance premiere

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The opening-night documentary at the Sundance Film Festival closed with a superstar concert. After the credits rolled on “What Happened, Miss Simone?” John Legend took the stage to pay tribute to its subject, Nina Simone....
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AP Exclusive: Rogen responds to ‘American Sniper’ comments

FILE – In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, actor/writer Seth Rogen poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Rogen responded to the outrage incited by a series of tweets he wrote regarding the film “American Sniper” in a statement issued exclusively to the Associated...

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