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James Patterson plans new round of bonuses for booksellers

NEW YORK – Employees at independent bookstores can look forward to another round of holiday bonuses from James Patterson. The best-selling author said he plans to distribute $250,000, the same...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

How ‘The Girl on the Train’ tries to go deeper than your average mystery thriller

Director Tate Taylor didn’t exactly roll his eyes when he was first approached to adapt the international best-seller mystery The Girl on the Train into a movie, but he wasn’t jumping at the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Lady Gaga picks dive bars over arenas to introduce album

LOS ANGELES – Lady Gaga is choosing the intimacy of dive bars over arenas to showcase songs from her new album, “Joanne.” She’ll appear at a handful of bars beginning this week as a nod to the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Netflix’s ‘Amanda Knox’ movie shows how the ‘crazy’ media coverage affected the case

There are many upsetting scenes in Netflix’s “Amanda Knox” documentary, which started streaming Friday. One smaller moment almost slips by unnoticed: Viewers hear audio of Knox’s mother visiting...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

National Gallery acquires rare 17th-century Dutch painting; will be on display starting Tuesday

WASHINGTON – Timing is everything. The National Gallery of Art will open an exhibition Tuesday featuring a rare 17th-century painting by Caspar Netscher that it acquired only last week. The 1666...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

‘Folksong Festival’ radio host Oscar Brand dies at 96

LOS ANGELES – Oscar Brand, a longtime force on the American folk scene whose radio program “Folksong Festival” showcased Woody Guthrie and a young Bob Dylan among music greats and newcomers, has...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Van Gogh paintings stolen in 2002 found in Italian farmhouse

ROME – Police investigating suspected Italian mobsters for cocaine trafficking discovered two Van Gogh paintings hidden in a farmhouse near Naples, masterpieces that had vanished in 2002 during a...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Arc of History rock will be auctioned online

The rocks from the Arc of History are ready for a new, perhaps less symbolic, life, and may go up for auction next week. Two weeks ago, the controversial sculpture was removed from the U.S....

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

They took Grandmaster Caz’s rhymes without giving him credit - now he’s getting revenge

NEW YORK - Grandmaster Caz, clutching a mic as the bus rambles toward Harlem, remembers when he and his buddies decided to act. It was the late 1970s and disco had taken over. Patti LaBelle. Teddy...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Music

Too bad ‘Masterminds’ wastes one of the year’s best comedy casts

If there is a single shot in “Masterminds” that represents the intellectually and aesthetically untaxing comic spirit of this blithely lowbrow farce, it is the one that follows an ill-advised visit...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Amanda Knox’ pulls back curtain on a media circus

NEW YORK – Amanda Knox stares into the camera, coolly contemplating how she became a figure of global fascination. “I think people love monsters. And so when they get the chance, they want to see...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment Calendar

Friday 30th Cowboy Poetry Train, 10 a.m., Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, www.durangotrain.com. Cowboy Gathering – Bonnie Conrad, Jane Chavez and Roger Conrad, 5 p.m., Sorrel Sky...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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