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Opera Orchestra of NY cancels Domingo performance

Feb 24, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — The Opera Orchestra of New York has canceled its March 7 concert performance of Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" with Placido Domingo after a funder withdrew a $250,000 pledge.

The performance had been scheduled for Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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Roy Lichtenstein work to be auctioned in NYC

Feb 24, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — A work by Roy Lichtenstein (LIHK'-tehn-styn) is going on the auction block in New York City. The presale estimate is up to $40 million.

"Sleeping Girl" has been exhibited only once before — at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in 1989-90. It's among a series of sexy ...

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Deen says she's ready to lighten up her cooking

Feb 24, 2012

By J.M. HIRSCH, Associated Press

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A month after being widely criticized for revealing she has diabetes — as well as a lucrative endorsement deal for a drug to treat it — Paula Deen says she's ready to show a lighter side to her famously fatty Southern-style cooking.

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Costner sculpture dispute heads to SD high court

Feb 24, 2012

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear a case involving Hollywood actor Kevin Costner and some bronze sculptures of bison and American Indians.

Justices will review a judge's decision that Costner did not breach a contract with artist Peggy Detmers by placing the ...

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Maher pledges $1 million to Obama support group

Feb 24, 2012

By STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faux news host Stephen Colbert isn't the only comedian with a super PAC connection. Political satirist Bill Maher got into the act Thursday night, pledging $1 million to a political committee supporting President Barack Obama.

Maher announced ...

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NPR names execs to oversee news, online content

Feb 24, 2012

By BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — NPR's new chief executive named two public radio executives Friday to lead news and programming at the network's Washington headquarters, elevating the network's digital chief to oversee all content.

Gary Knell announced he was promoting Kinsey ...

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'Mad Men,' more PaleyFest panels to stream live

Feb 24, 2012

By LYNN ELBER, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The annual PaleyFest TV celebration in Southern California is going live online.

When the stars and creators of "American Horror Story," ''Modern Family" and other TV series gather March 2-14 at a Beverly Hills theater, their discussions will be ...

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Serbs shun Jolie's directorial debut

Feb 24, 2012

By JOVANA GEC, Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Serbian premiere of Angelina Jolie's Balkan war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey" was met by derision Friday, as Serbs angry over what they consider an unfair depiction stayed away in droves.

Screenings attracted just a handful of ...

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Sweden's newborn princess to be named Estelle

Feb 24, 2012

By LOUISE NORDSTROM, Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's newborn princess and future monarch has a name: Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary.

King Carl XVI Gustaf announced his granddaughter's name, and said the baby girl, who was born Thursday to Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, will ...

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Actor James Woods to testify on RI legislation

Feb 24, 2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials say actor James Woods will be testifying before a state legislative committee in support of a bill that would allow doctors to apologize for bad treatment outcomes, but ban those apologies from being used against them in malpractice lawsuits.

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Russian billionaire wins Internet fame with rap

Feb 24, 2012

By SOFIA JAVED, Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Just over a week before Russia's presidential election, billionaire candidate Mikhail Prokhorov's rapping skills have made him an Internet star.

Prokhorov, who shares ownership of the New Jersey Nets basketball team with U.S. rapper Jay-Z, took to ...

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Academy Awards suggest daylong celebration Sunday

Feb 24, 2012

By SANDY COHEN, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Academy Awards are the film industry's biggest night of the year, and movie fans deserve their own Oscar celebrations.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC, which broadcasts the Academy Awards, suggest Oscar Sunday ought ...

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Judge denies bid for bail by Jackson doctor

Feb 24, 2012

By LINDA DEUTSCH, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge who presided over the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor refused Friday to release him on bail, saying he would be a danger to any community where he might try to practice medicine.

Conrad Murray's lawyer asked for his release pending ...

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Picasso's "Guernica" undergoes medical check

Feb 24, 2012

By CIARAN GILES, Associated Press

MADRID (AP) — Pablo Picasso's "Guernica," one of the world's most iconic paintings, is getting a full health check as it marks its 75th anniversary.

A giant robotic machine is taking tens of thousands of microscopic shots of the black-and-white anti-war ...

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Oscar's green room wins raves from Brian Grazer

Feb 24, 2012

By SANDY COHEN, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Oscar stars want to escape the camera's glare, they steal away into the lens-free green room.

Created by interior designer Waldo Fernandez, the Architectural Digest Greenroom is actually decked out in shades of gray.

"It's soft light, so ...

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Box Office Preview: 'Valor' to SEAL the deal

Feb 23, 2012

By PAUL DERGARABEDIAN, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relativity Media's "Act of Valor," which stars actual Navy SEALs and features other Naval personnel in its cast, should blast its way to the top of the domestic box office chart this weekend with an opening gross in the low $20 millions.

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'Idol' unveils Top 24 with a twist

Feb 23, 2012

By DERRIK J. LANG, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's good news for 25 — not just 24 — singers on "American Idol."

After the "Hollywood Week" and Las Vegas performance rounds, "Idol" judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler narrowed the field from 42 contestants to 24 ...

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Met abandons Bondy 'Rigoletto' for Vegas version

Feb 23, 2012

By RONALD BLUM, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera has abandoned a new production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" by director Luc Bondy, whose grim version of Puccini's "Tosca" provoked intense booing when it opened the 2009-10 season. In its place, the company will present a far more ...

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Blues legend Johnson could get highway honor

Feb 23, 2012

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House has voted to name part of Interstate 55 for blues great Robert Johnson, whose most famous song is about a crossroads.

House Bill 166 would designate a 13-mile stretch in Copiah County as the Robert L. Johnson Memorial Highway. Johnson was born in the ...

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'Jeopardy!' headed to Washington for week of shows

Feb 23, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" is invading the Beltway to put to the test some of Washington's most influential figures.

The syndicated game show announced Thursday that it will enlist 15 prominent contestants for "Power Players Week."

The show's producers say participants will include political ...

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