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Haruki Murakami unveils his new short story at a Tokyo literary event

Haruki Murakami unveils his new short story at a Tokyo literary event

TOKYO (AP) — Only 1,100 lucky audience members were there to hear the yet-to-be published short story “Kaho,” read aloud by bestselling Japanese author Haruki Murakami himself.
A party like no other? Asia's richest man celebrates son's prenuptials with a star-studded bash

A party like no other? Asia's richest man celebrates son's prenuptials with a star-studded bash

NEW DELHI (AP) — What happens when the son of Asia's richest man is about to get married? His father throws a three-day prenuptial bash four months before the actual ceremony.
Iris Apfel, fashion icon known for her eye-catching style, dies at 102

Iris Apfel, fashion icon known for her eye-catching style, dies at 102

NEW YORK (AP) — Iris Apfel, a textile expert, interior designer and fashion celebrity known for her eccentric style, has died. She was 102. Her death was confirmed by her commercial agent, Lori Sale, who called Apfel “extraordinary.
How (and where) to watch Oscar-nominated films online

How (and where) to watch Oscar-nominated films online

The winner in the Oscar race this year is “Oppenheimer” with 13 nominations, followed by the otherworldly “Poor Things” with 11 and the period epic “Killers of the Flower Moon” with 10.
Film director who was shot by Alec Baldwin says it felt like being hit by a baseball bat

Film director who was shot by Alec Baldwin says it felt like being hit by a baseball bat

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie director who was shot by Alec Baldwin during a movie rehearsal — and survived — testified Friday at trial that he was approaching the cinematographer when he heard a loud bang and felt the bullet's impact.
Iranian singer who won Grammy for Mahsa Amini protest anthem is sentenced to prison in Iran

Iranian singer who won Grammy for Mahsa Amini protest anthem is sentenced to prison in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian singer who won a Grammy presented by U.S. first lady Jill Biden has been sentenced to more than three years in prison over his anthem supporting the 2022 protests over the death of Mahsa Amini.
Prince Harry gets OK to use key evidence in phone hacking case against Daily Mail publisher

Prince Harry gets OK to use key evidence in phone hacking case against Daily Mail publisher

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry scored a tactical victory in his battles with British tabloids Friday when government ministers said he could use confidential documents that show payments by the publisher of the Daily Mail to private investigators who all
Key events in the life of pioneering contralto Marian Anderson

Key events in the life of pioneering contralto Marian Anderson

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Key events in the life of pioneering contralto Marian Anderson, whose name replaced Verizon on the Philadelphia Orchestra on Wednesday: Feb. 27, 1897 — Born in Philadelphia.
Aaron Zigman's 'Émigré' oratorio, about Jews who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai, has US premiere

Aaron Zigman's 'Émigré' oratorio, about Jews who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai, has US premiere

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Zigman goes back to the 1940s in composing “Émigré,” an oratorio portraying Jews who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai. His 90-minute, two-act work, given its U.S.
African American Film Critics group celebrates Black Hollywood and beyond while building its stature

African American Film Critics group celebrates Black Hollywood and beyond while building its stature

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay remembered working as a publicist years ago, struggling to draw major traffic to star-studded events for the African American Film Critics Association .