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Music Review: Pop-rockers Mana reignite on 'Cama Incendiada'

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SC paper wins Pulitzer for reporting on domestic abuse

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The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times two. Read more

Reform school stories: Not much change in 124 years

Charles was 10 when he went to the Oregon State Reform School — today known as MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. He was the right age for fourth or fifth grade, just a little guy, outgrowing his jeans every five weeks. Read more

Tom Stoppard calls it a 'frightening time' for free speech

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Playwright Tom Stoppard said he will accept PEN's highest award next month in New York to help put a spotlight on a "frightening time" for free expression. Read more

Annual native dance festival held in Bethel

Native dancers from across the country joined traditional and modern dancers this weekend at the annual Cama-i Dance Festival in Bethel. Read more

Port Arthur official hopes filmmaker can demolish buildings

The Port Arthur City Council is set to vote at its next meeting on a proposal to designate the city as film-friendly in hopes of getting a filmmaker to take on the costly job of demolishing old buildings downtown. Read more

Facing the second album challenge with Alabama Shakes

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So many promising music careers are tripped up by the challenge of following a successful debut that its perils are an industry cliche. Read more

Vice News, NPR, CNN, WNYC win double Peabody Awards

Vice News won two Peabody Awards, including one for reporter Medyan Dairieh's report on Islamic state fighters, with CNN, NPR and New York public radio station WNYC also winning twice in the annual honors for electronic media. Read more

Tony Romo pokes fun at Pats with deflated footballs joke

APTOPIX 50th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - Show

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Tony Romo wants country fans to know that when he throws, his footballs are properly inflated. Read more

Cirque du Soleil sells majority stake to private equity

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The founder of the Cirque Du Soleil said Monday he is giving up the majority stake in his circus troupe that has wowed audiences worldwide for 30 years and propelled him from street performer to billionaire. Read more

Chemistry Ph.D. student illustrates her thesis in comic book

Late last spring, a doctoral student worked late into the night. As she doodled, her chemistry thesis took on a life of its own, transforming into a comic book. Read more

ESPN says Verizon's new FiOS TV packages violate agreements

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Breaking up the cable-TV bundle won't be easy. Read more

Willie Nelson becomes latest celebrity in marijuana business

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Country music star Willie Nelson announced plans Monday to roll out his own brand of marijuana, capitalizing on his association with pot and the unofficial stoner holiday, 4/20. Read more

Man charged in fight over whether Jordan or LeBron is better

Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a Pennsylvania man's arrest on aggravated assault and other charges. Read more

Basses discuss being black opera singers

Opera Q A Black Basses

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When King Philip II of Spain faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in Verdi's "Don Carlo" at the Academy of Music, they won't just be portraying history, they'll be making a bit of it, too. In what's believed to be a first, a major opera company has cast two African-Americans in the roles. Read more

$20 million campaign to expand Pittsburgh Ballet Theater

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater says it's two-thirds of the way toward raising $20 million to expand a school for aspiring dancers and, hopefully, help sustain the arts group for decades. Read more

Toronto museum show on 'Curious History of Men in Heels'

The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada, is hosting a new exhibit opening May 8 called "Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels." Read more

Kelli Barrett, in 'Doctor Zhivago,' on her 'dream' life

Theater Q A Kelli Barrett

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Kelli Barrett wanted to be an actress at a young age. How young? "From birth," she says. "It was always what I wanted." Read more

Chinese and foreign film producers sign deals worth $2.3B

China Beijing Film Festival Deals

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Chinese and foreign film producers, companies and investment firms signed movie cooperation deals worth 13.8 billion RMB ($2.3 billion) on Monday, demonstrating how foreign movie makers increasingly want a piece of the growing Chinese market. Read more

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