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Chicago's Lyric Opera to premiere 'Bel Canto'

February 29, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Award-winning author Ann Patchett speaks during a news conference at the Lyric Opera of Chicago Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Chicago. The Lyric announced it will premiere “Bel Canto” in 2015, based on Patchett’s novel of the same name inspired by a hostage crisis in Peru. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) CHICAGO (AP) — Best-selling author...

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Kid Rock gets wild and free for Romney event

February 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Kid Rock performs for Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Mich., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — For his Michigan finale, Mitt Romney...

Transformative artist Ken Price dies in NM at 77

February 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this undated photo provided by The Harwood Museum of Art, artist Ken Price stands in front of his installation called “Death Shrine I” at the museum in Taos, N.M. Price, who died Friday, is being remembered by family and friends for his sense...

Strong personal tyranny in 'Rutherford & Son'

February 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this publicity photo released by Shirley Herz Associates, Lucas Hall, left, and Rod Brogan perform in a scene from Eugene O’Neill’s “Beyond the Horizon,” performing off-Broadway at The Irish Repertory Theatre in New York. (AP...

Neb. founder Boys Town orphanage up for sainthood

February 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Boys Town students hold portraits of Boys Town founder Father Edward Flanagan outside St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha, Neb., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. Omaha Archbishop George Lucas has opened the cause for the beatification and canonization of Boys Town founder...

For blacks, mix of 'Help' emotions on Oscar night

February 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Viola Davis, right, and Julius Tennon at the Governors Ball following the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) Despite torrents of debate among African-Americans over the merits of...

Actress Sean Young arrested at post-Oscars party

February 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

File-In this file photo actress Sean Young posing at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 2011 Governors Awards, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police say actress Young, 52, was placed under citizen’s arrest after a fight at the official...

UK police: Culture of illegal payments at The Sun

February 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Singer Charlotte Church leaves the High Court in London after hearing the reading of a statement setting out the terms of the settlement for phone hacking damages claim against News International, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. Church, who testified before a media...

Michael Douglas: Corporate greed isn't good

February 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Michael Douglas presents an award during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) NEW YORK (AP) — Movie star Michael Douglas might be the FBI’s newest and most famous...

Everything old was new again at the Oscars

February 28, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Angelina Jolie presents an award during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Justin Bieber wasn’t mincing words. “I’m here to bring you the 18 to 24...