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New photos show toll of age, prison on pop legend

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two newly released photos of Phil Spector show the toll of age and prison on the once flamboyant music legend....

Bestselling book banned from middle schools

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- The bestselling book "The Fault in Our Stars," narrated by a 16-year-old cancer patient, has been banned from Riverside Unified School District middle schools over sexual content, but it is still allowed in high schools....

Review: 'Boxtrolls' has a demented charm

A spooky surrealism has been the specialty of the Oregon-based animation studio Laika, the Pacific Northwest purveyors of 3-D stop-motion....

Leonardo restoration shows new detail, color

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- An ongoing restoration of one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous works, `'Adoration of the Magi," has revealed new details and colors in the painting and in Leonardo's techniques - and confirmed that others helped paint it....

J. California Cooper, prolific writer, dead at 82

SEATTLE (AP) -- Prolific writer J. California Cooper, who was writing plays until Alice Walker suggested she switch to short stories and novels, because they were an easier path to a paycheck, has died at age 82....

Sculpture of end-of-WWII kiss lands in Normandy

CAEN, France (AP) -- A sculpture honoring a photograph of a kiss in Times Square that captured New York's celebration as World War II ended has gone up in Normandy for a one-year visit....

Mother of Columbine shooter has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) -- The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold is planning a memoir in which she will confront the "indescribable grief and shame" she has lived with since the 1999 tragedy....

NYC photo show looks back at Debbie Harry's career

NEW YORK (AP) -- Forty-one years after Blondie hit the music scene, frontwoman Debbie Harry is looking back - but not through her music....

Rare Warhol paintings headed to NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) -- Elvis Presley. Marlon Brando. Andy Warhol. The A-list trifecta of music, film and art is going on the auction block at Christie's in November....

The band Tennis bats about a classic pop sound

NEW YORK (AP) -- Besides terminal unhipness, the band Tennis has a practical reason to regret taking its name from an inside joke between founding couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley....

Miss America admits she was forced out of sorority

NEW YORK (AP) -- Miss America Kira Kazantsev said Tuesday that she was removed from her college sorority over a letter that made light of hazing, but she denied a report that she was involved in aggressively hazing fellow students....

British radio DJ convicted of indecent assault

LONDON (AP) -- Veteran British radio DJ Dave Lee Travis was convicted Tuesday of indecent assault....

Review: Book of NY 'objects' sure to spark debate

"A History of New York in 101 Objects" (Simon & Schuster), by Sam Roberts...

Overcoming turmoil, Met opera opens season

NEW YORK (AP) -- After a summer of uncertainty, the sounds of discord gave way to joyful music-making as the Metropolitan Opera opened its season Monday night with a sparkling new production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro."...

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