Arts and entertainment

In this Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, photo icicles form on a tree after a fire broke out at the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Conn. The theatre opened in 1955 and during the 1960s and 1970s, famous actors, including Katharine Hepburn, performed on its stage. The American Shakespeare Festival Theatre held its final full season in the building in 1982. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 2:50 pm
STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — Investigators sought the cause Monday of a fire that destroyed the historic American Shakespeare Theatre, whose stage has been graced by the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones. Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical "...
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Country music legend Loretta Lynn appears on stage at the Grand Ole Opry House, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn., where she announced she will celebrate her 87th birthday with an all-star tribute concert featuring Garth Brooks, Jack White, George Strait and others on April 1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 14, 2019 - 1:51 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music queen Loretta Lynn has big plans for her 87th birthday this April in the form of an all-star tribute concert featuring Jack White, Garth Brooks, George Strait and many more. The "Coal Miner's Daughter" singer-songwriter on Monday announced details of the April...
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Models wear creations as part of the Emporio Armani men's Fall-Winter 2019-20 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan.14, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
January 14, 2019 - 1:40 pm
MILAN (AP) — Milan menswear designers are sending clear signals for next fall and winter: Feminine touches are not only acceptable, they are necessary. During three days of Milan Fashion Week previews focused on menswear, collections featured shiny and sheer textiles, sequined garments, lace and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014 file photo, finished Screen Actors Guild awards are pictured at American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, Calif. On Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, the Screen Actors Guild called on the film academy to stop preventing stars from appearing on award shows before the Oscars. In an unusually critical statement Monday, SAG-AFTRA said it has received multiple reports that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pressuring actors to appear only at next month’s Academy Awards. Several award shows occur before that, including the guild’s own Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 14, 2019 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild on Monday called on the film academy to stop trying to prevent stars from appearing on award shows before the Oscars. In an unusually critical statement, SAG-AFTRA said it has received multiple reports that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is...
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FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2019, file photo Kiki Layne arrives at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. ESSENCE has named four actresses as its annual “Black Women in Hollywood” honorees. They are Regina Hall, Amandla Stenberg, Layne and Jenifer Lewis. The awards luncheon will be held Feb. 21 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 14, 2019 - 12:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Essence has named four actresses as its annual Black Women in Hollywood honorees. They are Regina Hall and Amandla Stenberg, who both starred in "The Hate U Give," KiKi Layne of "If Beale Street Could Talk" and Jenifer Lewis of "black-ish." The awards luncheon will be held Feb. 21...
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Mourners carry the coffin at the funeral of Ulster historian and politician Dr Ian Adamson at Conlig Presbyterian Church in County Down, Northern Ireland, Monday Jan. 14, 2019. Van Morrison has performed one of his best-loved songs “Into the Mystic” - long seen as one of his most mysterious and evocative songs - at the funeral of his longtime friend the historian and politician Ian Adamson.(Michael McHugh/PA via AP)
January 14, 2019 - 11:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Van Morrison has performed one of his best-loved songs at the funeral of his longtime friend, the historian and politician Ian Adamson. Morrison sang "Into the Mystic" — one of his most mysterious, evocative songs — at Adamson's funeral Monday at Conlig Presbyterian Church in Northern...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 file photo, Hugh Grant arrives at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. British actor Hugh Grant tweeted a plea to the thief who broke into his car late Sunday Jan. 13, 2019: Please return the script that was inside. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, file)
January 14, 2019 - 9:00 am
LONDON (AP) — British actor Hugh Grant has a plea for the thief who broke into his car: Please return the script that was inside. Grant, who shot to fame in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" in 1994, tweeted about the break-in late Sunday night. He said that in "the unlikely chance that anyone knows...
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January 14, 2019 - 7:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner's birth announcement is no longer the most-liked post on Instagram. A photo of a simple brown egg has more than 27 million likes, surpassing the 18 million generated last year when Jenner posted a photo of her daughter Stormi. The photo was posted Jan. 4 on the...
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January 14, 2019 - 6:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of show tunes are getting another place to get their fix now that iHeartRadio has launched a Broadway channel and online hub. iHeartRadio Broadway started offering streaming music from Broadway shows Monday. A companion website will provide news, videos, interviews and podcasts...
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January 14, 2019 - 5:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A whirlwind romance is leading to an engagement for actor Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger. Pratt posted a photo of his 29-year-old partner sporting an engagement ring on Instagram Monday. He wrote, "Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!" There's no word on when and...
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