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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York. Friends and admirers will gather Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the New York Public Library for a tribute to Philip Roth, who died in May. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 25, 2018 - 8:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of friends and fellow writers were in attendance for a memorial tribute to Philip Roth at the New York Public Library. Attendees on Tuesday included Robert Caro, Salman Rushdie, Mia Farrow and Don DeLillo. The speakers, whom Roth had selected years before his death in May...
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In this Sept. 10, 2018 photo, climbers Alex Honnold, from left, and Sanni McCandless, subjects of the documentary film "Free Solo," pose with co-directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin at the InterContinental Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 25, 2018 - 3:28 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The important thing to rock climber Alex Honnold is that the movie screen be big. IMAX, whatever. But big. It's shortly before the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "Free Solo," the documentary that chronicles Honnold's legendary, ropeless ascent up Yosemite's El...
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This image released by Focus Features shows Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a scene from "On the Basis of Sex." The film will premiere at the 32nd AFI Fest in Los Angeles. The American Film Institute said Tuesday, Sept. 25, that the film will open the festival on November 8 at the TCL Chinese Theater. Mimi Leder directed the film which follows Ginsburg’s early years as a young lawyer before her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Jonathan Wenk/Focus Features via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 1:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic "On the Basis of Sex" is having its world premiere at the 32nd AFI Fest in Los Angeles. The American Film Institute says the film starring Felicity Jones as the Supreme Court Justice will open the festival at the TCL Chinese Theater on November 8...
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September 25, 2018 - 12:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The mother of former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. is working on a book of letters she sent him while he was in prison. Skyhorse Publishing announced Tuesday Jacqueline L. Jackson's "Loving You, Thinking of You, Don't Forget to Pray: Letters to My Son in Prison." The book includes an...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, musician Debbie Harry of Blondie arrives at the Silver Clef Awards in London. Blondie will be playing two nights in Cuba next March as part of a four-day cultural exchange program. The iconic rock group announced Monday that they will play two concerts during their March 14-18 visit in Havana, which will also feature Cuban musicians Alain Perez, David Torrens and Sintesis. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
September 24, 2018 - 10:53 am
Blondie will be playing two nights in Cuba next March as part of a four-day cultural exchange program, and fans can come along. The iconic rock group announced Monday that they will play two concerts during their March 14-18 visit in Havana, which will also feature Cuban musicians Alain Perez,...
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This Sept. 18, 2018 photo released by Opera Philadelphia, Mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson, left, and Frederica von Stade in the new opera "Sky on Swings" premiering as part of Opera Philadelphia's O18 Festival. (Dominic M. Mercier/Opera Philadelphia via AP)
September 21, 2018 - 2:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — "Sky on Swings," a 78-minute chamber work about two women declining from Alzheimer's disease, was given its world premiere by Opera Philadelphia for the first night of its season-opening O18 festival. Frederica von Stade, a celebrated 73-year-old mezzo-soprano, teamed with 59-...
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Mariska Hargitay attends the NBC 2018-2019 season casts party at The Four Seasons Restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
September 21, 2018 - 10:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariska Hargitay thinks "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" has played a huge role in educating people on sexual violence, but believes there is still a lot of work to do. The star of the TV drama spoke as the NBC show celebrated its 20th season Thursday at the Tribeca TV...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, J Balvin appears at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Las Vegas. Ozuna and J Balvin lead nominations to the 4th Latin AMAs with 9 nods each, followed by Nicky Jam with 8 and Daddy Yankee with 6, Telemundo announced Tuesday. The award ceremony will be held on October 25 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 12:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Reggaeton star J Balvin received eight Latin Grammy Award nominations on Thursday, including two for record of the year, one for album of the year and one for song of the year with Beyonce for their hit version of "Mi gente," also featuring Willy William. Spanish sensation Rosalia...
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FILE - This May 8, 2018 file photo shows Taylor Swift performing during her "Reputation Stadium Tour" opener in Glendale, Ariz. Eric Swarbrick, 26, of Austin, Texas, has been arrested on federal charges for sending threatening letters to Swift and showing up at her record label in Nashville, Tenn. Federal prosecutors in Nashville said in a press release Thursday, Sept. 20, that Swarbrick has been charged with interstate stalking and sending interstate communications with the intent to threaten. He is currently in custody in Texas and will be brought to Tennessee at a later date. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 11:07 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 26-year-old Austin, Texas, man has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly sending threatening letters to pop star Taylor Swift and showing up at her record label in Nashville, Tennessee. Federal prosecutors in Nashville said in a press release Thursday that Eric...
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September 20, 2018 - 8:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Allende has won an honorary National Book Award. The author of beloved novels such as "The House of the Spirits" and "Eva Luna" is getting a medal for "distinguished contribution to American letters" from the National Book Foundation. The foundation made the announcement...
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