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Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78

Puerto Rico Obit Feliciano

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Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning. Read more

Theatre W.Va. to return for 54th season

Theatre West Virginia is preparing to return for its 54th season following a shutdown caused by financial problems. Read more

Palme d'Or contenders at Cannes Film Festival

France Cannes Film Festival

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Films in competition for the 2014 Palme d'Or award at the May 14-25 Cannes Film Festival. The name of the film is followed by its director. Read more

Actress Meryl Streep receives IU honorary degree

Actress Meryl Streep can add an honorary doctoral degree from Indiana University to her collection that includes three Academy Awards. Read more

Chubby Checker of 'Twist' fame visits NH diner

Chubby Checker oversaw a twist contest and signed autographs as he mingled with patrons at a diner in Portsmouth, N.H. Read more

Jones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes

France Cannes Film Festival

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David Cronenberg deconstructs Hollywood, Tommy Lee Jones goes Western, and reclusive New Wave legend Jean-Luc Godard returns in 3-D in films competing for top honors at next month's Cannes Film Festival. Read more

BLM to open Black Rock Station Sunday

Black Rock Station, the Bureau of Land Management's visitor contact center on the edge of the Black Rock Desert, will open Sunday for the season. Read more

Fourth of July music event postponed until 2015

A new version of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival is being shelved for this year amid plans to bring back the event in 2015. Read more

Atlanta to host jazz concert, party in cemetery

Atlanta city officials say they'll celebrate the 40th anniversary of the city's Office of Cultural Affairs with a jazz concert and party in one of the city's most famous cemeteries. Read more

Lincoln Log Cabin marks poetry month with speaker

Illinois' Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site is planning a presentation about poetry in Abraham Lincoln's life. Read more

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial in DC

A man who accused singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to "get rich" as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday. Read more

"X-Men" director accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. Read more

Random House to adapt 'Unbroken' for young adults

Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaption of Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling survival saga "Unbroken." Read more

Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area

Mexico Rough Neighborhood

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Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers. Read more

Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert

2014 Tribeca Film Festival - World Premiere of Time Is Illmatic

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The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat. Read more

'Vampire Diaries' star sinks teeth into directing

People Paul Wesley

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Paul Wesley admits to experiencing jitters on his first day of directing Thursday's episode of the CW's "The Vampire Diaries," particularly when it came to saying the word "action." Read more

Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler

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Court records show Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler more than 18 months after the comedians announced their separation. Read more

News from around Wisconsin at 5:28 a.m. CDT

Mellencamp unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Walker Read more

Review: Chris O'Dowd shines in 'Of Mice and Men'

Theater Review Of Mice and Men

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There are hordes of teenage girls waiting outside the Longacre Theatre each night hoping to squeal over uber-muffin James Franco. But true theater fans should be waiting for his co-star to emerge. Read more

NEA dishes out arts grants, encouraging music, dance, theater

The National Endowment for the Arts announced Wednesday that it’s awarding $74.85 million in grants for the second half of the fiscal year for a wide variety of projects, from the avant-garde to traditional folk art. Read more

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