Arts and entertainment

FILE - In this July 6, 2004 file photo, the legendary American Jazz performer, Dr. John, performs on the Auditorium Stravinski stage, during the 38th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. The family of the Louisiana-born musician known as Dr. John says the celebrated singer and piano player who blended black and white musical influence with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, has died. He was 77. A family statement released by his publicist says Dr. John, who was born Mac Rebennack, died early Thursday of a heart attack. (Photo/Keystone/Sandro Campardo, File)
June 18, 2019 - 5:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Weekend memorial services have been scheduled in New Orleans for singer and musician Malcom "Mac" Rebennack Jr., better known by his Voodoo-inspired stage name, Dr. John. Rebennack, a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, died June 6 at age 77. The New Orleans Jazz and...
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June 18, 2019 - 4:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The two top winter sports crowned their champions as summer neared, separated by exactly 10 million viewers. The sixth game of the NBA Finals, where the Toronto Raptors dethroned the depleted Golden State Warriors, was seen by 18.76 million viewers in the United States, according to...
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Busch Stadium
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June 18, 2019 - 3:07 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Sometimes when we have it so good, we forget how lucky we really are. However, when SeatGeek ranks Busch Stadium as 7th MLB stadium in the nation for cleanest bathrooms and 4th in the country for overall atmosphere, we have to take notice! The survey polled 8,000 baseball fans...
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This June 17, 2019 photo shows a Monterey cypress tree that was toppled in Ellen Browning Scripps Park last week in La Jolla, Calif. According to local legend, the tree inspired the "The Lorax" by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, who lived nearby and worked in an office with a sweeping view of the coastline. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 2:08 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A century-old tree with a long trunk and bushy branches that some believe was the inspiration for fictional Truffula trees in Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" has fallen in a coastal San Diego park. Officials are investigating why the wind-swept Monterey cypress toppled in Ellen Browning...
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June 18, 2019 - 11:56 am
LONDON (AP) — The CEO of London's Serpentine Galleries quit Tuesday amid what she called "toxic personal attacks" over her husband's involvement in an Israeli spyware firm. Yana Peel, who has overseen the two Serpentine galleries for three years, said the criticism was based on "inaccurate media...
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Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart lends his support to firefighters, first responders and survivors of the September 11 terror attacks at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 18, 2019 - 11:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert's late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims' fund for first responders to the 9/11 attacks. Stewart mocked McConnell on Colbert's "Late Show" Monday...
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This photo combo shows from left, actress Mariska Hargitay and former prosecutor Linda Fairstein. Hargitay says she has not been in touch with friend Linda Fairstein after the former “Central Park Five” prosecutor was dropped by her publisher, though the actress acknowledged Fairstein resigned from the board of a charity she founded. In an interview with The Associated Press, Hargitay said, “No, I have not talked to her. She did resign from my board.” Fairstein was on the board of Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation, which assists survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. (Katherine Marks/Penguin Random House/Evan Agostini via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 9:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Law & Order: SUV" star Mariska Hargitay says she hasn't been in touch with friend Linda Fairstein since the former "Central Park Five" prosecutor was dropped by her publisher, though the actress acknowledged Fairstein resigned from the board of a charity she founded. In an...
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FILE - In this undated handout photo provided by Camping World, an American flag blows in the wind at Gander RV, in Statesville, N.C. The North Carolina city has voted against the flying of really big flags, holding its ground against reality TV star Marcus Lemonis' huge Stars and Stripes. News outlets report the Statesville City Council voted down changes to the flag ordinance Monday night, June 17, 2019. That means flags in Statesville must be no larger than 25 feet by 40 feet (7.6 meters by 12 meters). That's roughly half the size of the American flag that Lemonis has unfurled outside his Gander RV company. (Jennifer Munday/Camping World, AP)
June 18, 2019 - 8:34 am
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has voted against the flying of really big flags, holding its ground against a reality TV star's huge Stars and Stripes. News outlets report the Statesville City Council voted down changes to the flag ordinance Monday night. That means flags in...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. Jenni Rivera Enterprises said Tuesday, June 18, 2019, that it has partnered with production companies Mucho Mas Media and De Line Pictures to develop a film based on Rivera's life. Rivera died in December 2012 in a plane crash, at age 43. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
June 18, 2019 - 6:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Mexican-American superstar singer Jenni Rivera is getting a biopic. Jenni Rivera Enterprises said Tuesday it has partnered with production companies Mucho Mas Media and De Line Pictures to develop a film based on the life of the woman known as the "Diva de la Banda."...
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Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, accepts the generation award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
June 17, 2019 - 10:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson didn't make a household name for himself by conforming to someone else's idea of who he should be, an approach he encouraged others to take while accepting a top honor at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. The actor, producer and former professional wrestler...
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