CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of ballet dancers between the ages of 9 and 19 have been auditioning in Chicago at the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There were many reasons why Atlantic City's former Revel casino failed after little more than two years in business, including its choking debt, an oversaturated casino market in the northeastern U.S., and a fundamental misreading of their main clientele.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Hollywood film on the life of the founder of the Barnum & Bailey circus is stirring new interest in the man, P.T. Barnum, who besides his turn as a master showman was a state legislator, philanthropist and mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, considered the main architect of a decade of bloody wars in the Balkans, is not the first person who comes to mind when thinking about subjects for a possible musical.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Times Publisher and Chief Executive Ross Levinsohn was placed on an unpaid leave of absence amid allegations of past improper behavior, it was announced Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on changes at the Los Angeles Times (all times local):
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's renowned sketch comedy club The Second City has expanded its class offerings for people with autism to include teenagers in the city's suburbs.
PARIS (AP) — There was color galore at Paris menswear shows Friday, with John Galliano channeling the hues of the rainbow for Maison Margiela and Cerutti 1881 featuring flashes of gold. The Alexander McQueen fashion house mixed in flashes of red to an otherwise dark display of menswear.
BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Julius Lester, an author, musician, civil rights activist and university professor who made a late-life conversion to Judaism, has died. He was 78.
LONDON (AP) — John Barton, co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died. He was 89.
SAN BARTOLOME DE PINARES, Spain (AP) — Horses burst through the soaring flames of night-time bonfires in a dramatic annual festival in this small Spanish town.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The prolific abstract expressionist Ed Moses, who was one of the founding members of a collective known as the "Cool School" and helped transform Los Angeles from a cultural backwater to a major force in the world of modern art, has died. He was 91.
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Mayle, the British author whose midlife relocation to France inspired his best-selling "A Year in Provence" and other works set in his adopted country, died Thursday at age 78.
NEW YORK (AP) — HuffPost is shutting down its contributor platform, which has allowed more than 100,000 people to post opinions on its site since it was introduced in 2005.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is working on a picture book.
LONDON (AP) — The dark January streets of London are being transformed into an illuminated outdoor gallery as part of the Lumiere arts festival .
LONDON (AP) — Longtime British television and stage star Peter Wyngarde, best known for his role as the detective Jason King in the 1970s, has died. He was 90.
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" sold more than 190,000 hardcover copies last week, the book's first full week of publication, a company which tracks the retail market told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Board of Libraries has recommended changing the name of a children's book award that now honors a prominent Vermont author and activist accused of once supporting sterilizing people with severe mental and physical disabilities.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world is fighting an attempt to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon children's book author.