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Acclaimed video artist Bill Viola dies at 73, created landmark `Tristan und Isolde' production

Acclaimed video artist Bill Viola dies at 73, created landmark `Tristan und Isolde' production

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Bill Viola, a video artist who combined with director Peter Sellars on a groundbreaking production of Wagner's “Tristan und Isolde” originally seen in Los Angeles, Paris and New York, has died at age 73.
‘Despicable Me 4’ reigns at box office, while ‘Longlegs’ gets impressive start

‘Despicable Me 4’ reigns at box office, while ‘Longlegs’ gets impressive start

Gru and the minions celebrated a second week in first place at the North American box office this weekend, while a small horror movie called “Longlegs” upset the starry $100 million "Fly Me to the Moon.
Richard Simmons, a fitness guru who mixed laughs and sweat, dies at 76

Richard Simmons, a fitness guru who mixed laughs and sweat, dies at 76

Richard Simmons, who had revealed a skin diagnosis in March 2024, had lately dropped out of sight, sparking speculating about his health and well-being.
Amazon Prime Day deals are almost here. Should you take advantage of them?

Amazon Prime Day deals are almost here. Should you take advantage of them?

NEW YORK (AP) — It's summertime, and the bargains seem easy at a time when many consumer prices are high. July sales events have become a seasonal revenue driver for the retail industry since Amazon launched its first Prime Day back in 2015.
Reviving Hollywood glamor of the silent movie era, experts piece together a century-old pipe organ

Reviving Hollywood glamor of the silent movie era, experts piece together a century-old pipe organ

DETROIT (AP) — A massive pipe organ that underscored the drama and comedy of silent movies with live music in Detroit's ornate Hollywood Theatre nearly a century ago was dismantled into thousands of pieces and stashed away.
Curtain pulls back to reveal Vancouver orchestra's new flutist is still in school

Curtain pulls back to reveal Vancouver orchestra's new flutist is still in school

At 17, Julin Cheung is set to become the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's new assistant principal flute and piccolo player, and its youngest ever member.
'Pushed each other': Twin ballerinas danced together, retired together

'Pushed each other': Twin ballerinas danced together, retired together

The decision of twins Jennifer and Alexandra Gibson to put down their pointe shoes and retire might have seemed effortless, much like their performances onstage.
Restaurants increasingly welcoming dogs with pawgaritas, barkuterie boards

Restaurants increasingly welcoming dogs with pawgaritas, barkuterie boards

At Okini Restaurant and Bar in Vancouver, co-owners Steph Wan and Kevin Lin craft gorgeous plates of AAA steak served with duck fat potatoes and broccolini, and golden eagle sablefish doused in a fuji apple broth and adorned with zucchini.
The race is on to keep a 150-year-old lighthouse from crumbling into the Hudson River

The race is on to keep a 150-year-old lighthouse from crumbling into the Hudson River

HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — The race is on to keep a 150-year-old lighthouse from crumbling into the Hudson River.
Alec Baldwin's criminal case was about ammunition at its shocking beginning and its sudden end

Alec Baldwin's criminal case was about ammunition at its shocking beginning and its sudden end

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The criminal case against Alec Baldwin was about the handling of bullets from the beginning. And the handling of bullets brought it to an end.