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Review: 'On the Town' is a helluva revival

NEW YORK (AP) -- The webs have been swept away, the comic book villains are long gone and even the name of the theater has changed. So what better way to bid farewell to the doomed "Spider-Man" musical at the re-christened Lyric Theatre than with a pure American classic?...

Thai soaps trigger outcry over romanticizing rape

BANGKOK (AP) -- In a famous scene from Thailand's award-winning soap opera "The Power of Shadows," the handsome protagonist gets drunk and rapes the leading lady. He later begs her forgiveness, and they live happily ever after....

Jerry Springer hits the road for Ohio candidate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An election fight is nothing compared with what Jerry Springer sees in his day job....

Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet....

Grohl's challenge to band results in TV series

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dave Grohl doesn't think small. What began as an idea to challenge his band, Foo Fighters, turned into an HBO television series that celebrates the musical heritage of eight American cities and the idea of music as a community....

At 37 Jason Reitman feels generational disconnect

NEW YORK (AP) -- While he's not exactly yelling at kids to get off his lawn quite yet, Jason Reitman says he has a hard time relating to teenagers and it's all because of the Internet....

Medical examiner: Rivers died of low blood oxygen

NEW YORK (AP) -- Joan Rivers died of brain damage from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the medical examiner's office ruled Thursday....

Foundry owner get 2 1/2 years for art scam

NEW YORK (AP) -- A former New York foundry owner has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for trying to sell counterfeit sculptures that he passed off as the work of Jasper Johns....

TV's 'Twin Peaks' headed to bookstores as a novel

NEW YORK (AP) -- The eerie TV town of Twin Peaks will soon be available between covers....

Grisham says sorry for child porn remarks

LONDON (AP) -- Novelist John Grisham apologized Thursday for saying in an interview that many men imprisoned for child pornography offenses in the U.S. probably just had too much to drink and "pushed the wrong buttons."...

CBS debuts stand-alone streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS is jumping on the cord-cutting bandwagon, launching a stand-alone digital streaming service for $5.99 a month that will offer subscribers access to its current and older shows....

Kennedy Center adds comedy series with $5M gift

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Laughter will be a permanent part of the repertoire at the Kennedy Center as the arts center plans to host a new standup comedy series beginning in 2015, officials said Thursday....

Review: 'Evil Within' is a nightmarish head trip

In the video-game world, Shinji Mikami's name has the same cachet that George Romero and Wes Craven have among moviegoers. Mikami created "Resident Evil," the 1996 classic usually credited as the first "survival horror" game....

Warsaw upgrades exhibit of saved Sudanese art

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Warsaw's National Museum has added state-of-the art multimedia and installed new settings to enhance Europe's only exhibition of Christian-era wall paintings saved by the Poles from flooding in Sudan in the 1960s....

Movie screens to show a special 'Billy Elliot'

NEW YORK (AP) -- If you despaired at missing the sight of 25 Billy Elliots onstage together this fall, get your dancing shoes on....

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