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MILAN (AP) — Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini's legacies included abolishing encores at La Scala. So it was a playful touch when one of the maestro's musical heirs included a Verdi encore during a tribute at the Milan opera house marking the 150th anniversary of Toscanini's birth.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Over his career, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson recorded 50 wins and six losses. But he recently notched another big loss in Latin America — this time as a coach of a bird.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laughter, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have wanted it.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard, according to an audio recording rele…

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump went old school on Friday, calling reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times to announce that he had ordered a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare pulled from consideration in the House when it became clear there weren't enough votes fo…

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NEW YORK (AP) — In a story March 23 about a protest at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Associated Press erroneously reported the length of the demonstration. Artist Parker Bright spent two days standing in front of a painting of lynching victim Emmett Till, not several days over a week.

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SAO PAULO (AP) — When completed in 2015, the mayor's office hailed the graffiti panels along Avenida 23 de Maio as Latin America's largest open-air mural — 70 works of street art stretching for more than 3 miles (5 kilometers) along a boulevard connecting a well-to-do district with the city center.

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Even if New Jersey's governor approves a measure inspired by former "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to cap what state public universities can pay speakers, Rutgers University is still offering $35,000 for this year's commencement speaker.

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KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Quiet on the set! Surrounded by militant training sites on uprooted Jewish settlement lands, the first movie set in the Gaza Strip is growing, depicting the history-rich, volatile alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer is being honored by the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, for his work with such Hollywood icons as Francis Ford Coppola and Warren Beatty.

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Rahim AlHaj cried every time he read the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal, harrowing tales of love, loss and hope in wartime since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. Rather than retreat, the Iraqi-American composer and musician immersed himself in the stories and emer…

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"CHiPs" was a wholesome TV show in the 1970s and '80s about two California Highway Patrol officers. They were a couple of good-natured guys who embodied California cool with their motorcycles and mirrored sunglasses, solving problems, catching criminals and brightening days everywhere.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan opened up about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted exclusively to his website Wednesday.

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GENEVA (AP) — Eurovision song contest organizers say they have taken the unprecedented step of offering to let Russia's contestant perform via satellite after authorities in host Ukraine banned her from entering the country — a proposal that was immediately rejected by a Russian state broadcaster.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella's castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot's 11-country World Showcase — and a hefty purse to pay the property taxes on it.

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We celebrate some who may have been forgotten.

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We celebrate some who may have been forgotten.

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“If it weren’t for my horse, I wouldn’t have spent that year in college,” says Lewis Black’s in his 1998 Comedy Central Presents stand-up comedy special, referring to a comment he overheard a young girl say at a Los Angeles diner. He goes on, “I’ll repeat that. I’ll repeat that because that’s the kind of sentence when you hear it, your brain comes to a screeching halt. And the left hand side of the brain looks at the right hand side of the brain and goes, ‘It’s dark in here. And we may die.’”

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Beauty and the Beast is back in theaters (see Erin Shelley’s on page 10 of this issue) 26 years after Disney broke some new ground in traditional animation, becoming the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. The 1991 version was almost universally lauded by critics and is considered one of Disney’s most classic films. So why mess with success?

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