• January 22, 2017

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Saturday 01/21/2017
Maggie Roche of The Roches sister vocal trio dies at 65

NEW YORK (AP) — Maggie Roche, the folk-rock singer-songwriter who since the mid-1970s had performed and recorded as a trio and in pairs with her two sisters, has died.

Thursday 01/19/2017
Wayne Barrett, tenacious NYC reporter of Trump, dead at 71

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, a scourge of New York City power brokers from Rudolph Giuliani to Michael Bloomberg during a decades-long career with the Village Voice and an early and tenacious chronicler of President-elect Donald Trump, died Thursday at age 71.

Wednesday 01/18/2017
'Birds of Opulence' author wins Gaines literary award

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When author Crystal Wilkinson of Kentucky learned she won the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, she said she reverted to her 12-year-old self, shrieking and squealing with glee.

Soprano: Juliette is 'like a bird you can't catch'

NEW YORK (AP) — Keep your eyes on Diana Damrau, if you can, as she darts about the stage as the innocent and impetuous teenage heroine in the opening scene of Gounod's "Romeo et Juliette."

Tuesday 01/17/2017
AP FACT CHECK: TV personality Sherri Shepherd isn't dead

Sherri Shepherd is alive despite a story shared on social media claiming the television personality suffered a fatal heart attack last month.

Patchett, Chabon among nominees for book critics prizes

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Patchett, Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith were among the nominees announced Tuesday for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.

Friday 01/13/2017
Met cancels Calixto Bieito's 'Forza del Destino' production

NEW YORK (AP) — Needing to trim its $300 million budget, the Metropolitan Opera canceled next year's production of Verdi's "La Forza del Destino," which was to have been the debut of provocative Spanish director Calixto Bieito.

No plans to digitize Fisher in future 'Star Wars' films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The makers of "Star Wars" have put a quick end to rumors that while Carrie Fisher has died, her Princess Leia may live on.

Thursday 01/12/2017
Guitarist who avoided Buddy Holly plane crash dies at 85

HOUSTON (AP) — Tommy Allsup, a guitarist best known for losing a coin toss that kept him off a plane that later crashed and killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson, has died. He was 85.

Prince William speaks of 'anger' when his mother Diana died

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has comforted a young girl who lost a parent and spoken out about his feelings when his mother, Princess Diana, died two decades ago.

Willie Nelson wants Loretta Lynn to try pot again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Willie Nelson wants his friend Loretta Lynn, who recently revealed that she tried marijuana for the first time at the age of 84 for her glaucoma but didn't like it, to give pot a second chance.

Monday 01/09/2017
Overrated or not, Streep's speech has galvanizing effect

NEW YORK (AP) — Speaking in a hoarse voice that quivered with emotion, Meryl Streep silenced a boisterous Golden Globes crowd and sparked a clamor heard around the country, all the way to Trump Tower.

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