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This combination of photos shows, from left, Pulitzer prize-winning author Edward P. Jones, U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, author Suzan-Lori Parks, composer, singer, and performer Meredith Monk and poet-playwright Claudia Rankine, who are among the newest inductees into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. (AP Photo)
February 26, 2019 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — David Sedaris, Claudia Rankine and Meredith Monk are among the new inductees into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. On Tuesday, the academy announced 11 new members, including the Pulitzer Prize winners Suzan-Lori Parks, Edward P. Jones, Stacy Schiff and Natasha Trethewey...
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In this Sept. 5, 2018, photo, journalist Sarah Smarsh speaks during an interview at the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kan. David W. Blight’s biography of Frederick Douglass and Sarah Smarsh’s “Heartland” are among the nominees for awards celebrating books of social consciousness and literary merit. On Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University announced shortlists for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Awards, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize. Smarsh is a finalist for the Lukas Book Prize and Blight for the history prize.(Jaime Green/The Wichita Eagle via AP)
February 26, 2019 - 6:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — David W. Blight's biography of Frederick Douglass and Sarah Smarsh's "Heartland" are among the nominees for awards celebrating nonfiction books of social consciousness and literary merit. On Tuesday, the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard...
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Jack Auresto is photographed Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at The Associated Press in Washington. The AP is naming Auresto as deputy Washington bureau chief for video, a key leadership role in AP's Washington bureau. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 26, 2019 - 5:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press is naming Jack Auresto as deputy Washington bureau chief for video, a key leadership role in AP's Washington bureau. AP Washington bureau chief Julie Pace announced Auresto's appointment on Tuesday. Auresto will coordinate video coverage of the White House,...
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February 25, 2019 - 1:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's public broadcaster on Monday refused to sign a contract with the performer who won the right to represent her country in the Eurovision contest — a move that follows a politically-tinged argument rooted in the nation's tug-of-war with Russia. Controversy erupted immediately...
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February 25, 2019 - 10:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Filmmaker-playwright Kenneth Lonergan is the first recipient of a prize named for the late Mike Nichols. PEN America, the literary and human rights organization, announced Monday that Lonergan has won the PEN/Mike Nichols Writing for Performance Award. The $25,000 prize is given for...
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February 25, 2019 - 10:24 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A funeral home says bluegrass and country vocalist Mac Wiseman, known for his high tenor and songs like "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" and "Jimmy Brown the Newsboy," has died at the age of 93. Spring Hill Funeral Home in Nashville, Tennessee confirmed his death on Sunday...
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February 25, 2019 - 8:43 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee's first-ever competitive Oscar award turned a mostly staid ceremony into one with joy and passion, but that later gave way to frustration. Lee, who captured the best adapted screenplay trophy for "BlacKkKlansman," jumped into the arms of presenter, longtime collaborator...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's an engagement that was Taylor-made. Alex Goldschmidt posted video on Instagram of a surprise Taylor Swift appearance as he got engaged to Ross Girard at the Sycamore Tavern in Los Angeles on Saturday. Everyone was excited as Swift came into the room with an acoustic guitar...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after director Spike Lee, who used his Oscar acceptance speech to urge mobilization for the 2020 election. Trump tweeted Monday that Lee did a "racist hit on your President." Trump claimed that he had "done more for African Americans" than "almost"...
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February 25, 2019 - 6:31 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oscar night's epic Vanity Fair party is a black-tie affair but also a lose-the-black tie affair, a place where stars can unbutton their shirts — or in some cases lose them entirely — kick off their high heels and celebrate the end of a long awards season by eating,...
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