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John Mellencamp plumbs mortality and regret in his new album

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a brutal calculus that goes on in John Mellencamp's mind these days. Time is not on his side, and he knows it. “I am 70. I’ve been smoking since I was 14. If ...

Review: 'The King's Daughter' is truly a royal, watery mess

Once upon a time there was a film that didn't know what it was. A romantic comedy? Perhaps. A period drama? A fairy tale? A tween fantasy mixed with royal intrigue? No matter. Producers threw a lot of...

'As We See It' portrays young adulthood on autism spectrum

NEW YORK (AP) — Some TV characters have lofty goals. They want to find a soul mate, a fulfilling career or their place in the world. Then there's Harrison. When we first meet him, he just hopes to wal...

'Anything Goes' to steam into U.S. movie theaters in spring

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can't make it to New York to see Sutton Foster on Broadway in the classic musical “The Music Man,” don't worry. You can always catch her at your local movie theater in another c...

Ronnie Spector, '60s icon who sang ‘Be My Baby,’ dies at 78

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronnie Spector, the cat-eyed, bee-hived rock ‘n’ roll siren who sang such 1960s hits as “Be My Baby,” “Baby I Love You” and “Walking in the Rain” as the leader of the girl group The Ro...

Love bites in 'Wolf Like Me' with Isla Fisher and Josh Gad

NEW YORK (AP) — Isla Fisher's character in the new genre-bending series “Wolf Like Me” is a romantic catch. Kind of. She speaks four languages, makes cheese and pottery and is good a...

As Broadway fights virus surge, unsung heroes find spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) — The theatrical magic keeping Broadway going during the latest coronavirus surge has been the unheralded performers ready to step into any role in an emergency. Then there’s Carla Stick...

Music: 2021 was a good year for Wallen, Adele — and vinyl

NEW YORK (AP) — New data from the music industry confirms what a lot of people long suspected — 2021 was a very good year for Morgan Wallen, Adele and vinyl. MRC Dat...

Glass Animals ride the slow-burning 'Heat Waves' to Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) — Hospitals aren't usually incubators of great music, but in the case of English indie-pop band Glass Animals, one member's medical emergency led to a breakout album and a Grammy nominat...

On Broadway, a playwright becomes an actor, saving a show

NEW YORK (AP) — Keenan Scott II made his Broadway acting debut this week in “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” which is a remarkable milestone. It's even more remarkable when you consider he also wrote it. ...

Review: 'A Journal for Jordan' is a tear-jerker from Denzel

Be sure to pack tissues before seeing “A Journal for Jordan” — and we don’t just mean to keep the omicron variant at bay. No, this Denzel Washington-directed love story may leave you...

AP Top Songs of 2021 include 'Peaches,' 'Drivers License'

Ten of the best songs of the year, as selected by Associated Press entertainment journalists. “PEACHES,” JUSTIN BIEBER, featuring DANIEL CAESAR AND GIVEON Justin Bi...

Live theater in London, NYC grapple with new virus outbreaks

NEW YORK (AP) — Many stages on both Broadway and the West End have been forced to go dark once more as the live theater community grapples with backstage outbreaks of the coronavirus and its variants,...

AP's top albums of 2021: 'Sour,' 'Donda,' H.E.R. and Eilish

Ten of the best albums of the year, as selected by Associated Press entertainment journalists. OLIVIA RODRIGO, “SOUR” Olivia Rodrigo kicks off her debut album “SOUR...

YouTube star MrBeast rethinks old notions of philanthropy

NEW YORK (AP) — The line of cars started forming at dawn. It was early November in Greenville, North Carolina, and drivers waited in a line that stretched for miles to pick up Thanksgiving turkeys — 1...