Fact or fiction? There’s more than meets the eye with manatees
The gentle giants cruising Florida's waterways are one of the state’s most beloved creatures. On the surface, they may seem like slow, gray lumps grazing on sea grass but there is more than meets the eye with the ancient anatomical and ancestral traits still visible in manatees today.
DeSantis appointees accuse Disney district predecessors of cronyism; Disney calls them revisionist
Gov_ Ron DeSantis’ appointees to Walt Disney World’s governing district have released a series of reports justifying their takeover of the government and accusing their Disney-controlled predecessors of being a part of “the most egregious exhibition of corporate cronyism in modern American history.”.
Denny Laine, founding member of the Moody Blues and Paul McCartney's Wings, dead at 79
Denny Laine, a British singer, songwriter and guitarist who performed in an early, pop-oriented version of the Moody Blues and was later Paul McCartney’s longtime sideman in the ex-Beatle’s solo band Wings, has died at age 79.
Jonathan Majors' accuser recounts night of assault, actor's 'violent temper' that left her fearful
Jonathan Majors’ former girlfriend told a Manhattan jury that the actor was prone to fits of rage that escalated in the months leading up to his arrest for allegedly attacking her in the backseat of a car last spring.
Biography of the late Rep. John Lewis that draws upon 100s of interviews will be published next fall
An upcoming biography of the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis will draw upon hundreds of interviews, along with the civil rights activist’s FBI files and materials from a planned book that was never completed.
AP's top albums of 2023: Music from Olivia Rodrigo, Peso Pluma, the Rolling Stones and more
The top 10 albums of the year chosen by Associated Press Music Writer Maria Sherman include Peso Pluma's “Génesis,” Olivia Rodrigo's “GUTS,” Megan Moroney's “Lucky,” The Rolling Stones' “Hackney Diamonds,” Kelela's “Raven,” Karol G's “Mañana Será Bonito," André 3000's “New Blue Sun," Noname's “Sundial,” Wednesday's “Rat Saw God” and Arlo Parks' “My Soft Machine.”.
Kennedy Center Honors fetes new inductees, including Queen Latifah, Billy Crystal and Dionne Warwick
New Kennedy Center honorees including comedian Billy Crystal and rapper and actor Queen Latifah have been feted at a star-studded event commemorating their lifetime achievement in arts and entertainment.
In Mexico, a Japanese traditional dancer shows how body movement speaks beyond culture and religion
Unlike the fast-moving interpreters of samba, salsa and other Latin American dancing styles, Japanese traditional dancers move slowly, performing just a few moves that their bodies keep fully controlled.
Biden is heading to Hollywood for a major fundraiser featuring Steven Spielberg and Shonda Rhimes
President Joe Biden will head to Los Angeles next week for a big-dollar event that will be his first since strikes by writers and actors effectively ground his fundraising to a halt in the heart of the entertainment industry.
Judge extends pause on John Oates' sale of stake in business with Daryl Hall as arbitration proceeds
A judge has sided with Daryl Hall in his request to keep temporarily blocking John Oates from selling his potentially lucrative share of the Hall & Oates duo’s joint venture without his longtime partner’s permission.
Alvin Ailey troupe – and a soulful Cynthia Erivo – join to celebrate dance legend Judith Jamison
Actor-singer Cynthia Erivo lent searing and soulful vocals to an evening marking Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 65th anniversary, and celebrating the talents of dance legend Judith Jamison its former star dancer and longtime company leader.
Daryl Hall accuses John Oates of ‘ultimate partnership betrayal’ in plan to sell stake in business
Daryl Hall has filed a court declaration that accuses his longtime music partner John Oates of committing the “ultimate partnership betrayal” by planning to sell his share of the Hall & Oates duo’s joint venture without the other’s permission.
Frances Sternhagen, Tony Award-winning actor who was familiar maternal face on TV, dies at 93
Frances Sternhagen, the veteran character actor who won two Tony Awards and became a familiar maternal face to TV viewers later in life in such shows as “Cheers,” “ER,” “Sex and the City” and “The Closer,” has died.