Extreme Wyoming cold frosts even Moscow Ballet

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — It got so cold in Wyoming, even the Moscow Ballet couldn't move.

Mandolin whiz Thile brings younger crowd to 'Prairie Home'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mandolin whiz Chris Thile (THEEL'-ee) says he still feels "like a kid in a candy store" taking over as host of the long-running public radio show "A Prairie Home Companion."

France allows Holocaust museums to digitize WWII archives

PARIS (AP) — France has signed an accord to allow the Holocaust museums in Paris and Washington to digitize the vast French World War II archives so the museums can more easily display information on the collaborationist Vichy regime to the public.

Adolf Burger, inmate forced by Nazis to forge money, dies

PRAGUE (AP) — Adolf Burger, a Jewish typographer who was forced by the Nazis to make fake British pounds in a major counterfeit operation during World War II, has died. He was 99.

Review: 'The Last Guardian' likely to confound the impatient

I once knew a border collie who liked to mess with my head. She would grab a stick, run circles around me, then drop the stick at my feet. Then, when I threw the stick, she would sit down and stare at me as if to say, "No, YOU fetch."

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Pantone Color Institute's color of the year is 'greenery'

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid social, political and environmental tumult around the world, the Pantone Color Institute on Thursday plucked fresh and zesty "greenery" as the color of the year for 2017.

Congress cracks down on 'bots' that snap up concert tickets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts.

Chailly avenges Puccini with original Butterfly

MILAN (AP) — Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly has avenged Giacomo Puccini's memory with a successful staging of the composer's original version of "Madama Butterfly" for La Scala's gala season-opener Wednesday, 112 year after its hotly contested world premiere on the same stage.

US recovers marble statue, returns it to Italian government

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States has returned to the Italian government a recovered marble statue that was stolen more than three decades ago.

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Michelle Obama on election night: 'I went to bed'

WASHINGTON (AP) — While many Americans stayed up late on election night to find out who would win the White House, first lady Michelle Obama says she went to bed.

Auction of Shirley Temple items includes childhood tap shoes

DALLAS (AP) — Two pairs of tap shoes belonging to the child movie star Shirley Temple have sold at auction for $20,000.

Megyn Kelly to Trump aide: Stop stirring up social media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Megyn Kelly is calling on President-elect Donald Trump's social media director to stop encouraging hostile elements among some of his supporters.

Met stages female composer's opera 'L'Amour de Loin'

NEW YORK (AP) — Spanning five brief acts, "L'Amour de Loin (Love from Afar)" tells of a long-distance and ultimately doomed romance between a medieval French troubadour and the countess of Tripoli.

Popular Vermont punk music venue is closing its doors

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A popular Vermont punk music venue, established with the help of the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, is closing after 32 years.

Pharrell and celebs put on the Ritz with Chanel in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Pharrell Williams put on the Ritz for Chanel's scintillating mid-season fashion show Tuesday — donning pearls on the "Cafe Society" catwalk at the restaurant of the newly refurbished Ritz Paris.

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Book Review: "Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance"

"Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance (A Jack Ryan Novel)" (G.P. Putnam's Sons) by Mark Greaney

Hamilton creators to help choose scholarship recipient

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — The creator and director of the Broadway hit "Hamilton" will serve as honorary chairs of a committee giving someone a shot at a four-year scholarship to their alma mater.

Katie Holmes probes mom-daughter bond in directorial debut

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'Rogue One' moves 'Star Wars' forward by going back

DiCaprio meets with Trump on green jobs to boost economy

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Review: 'Office Christmas Party' throws a holiday rager


With acclaim raining down, Casey Affleck tries to enjoy it

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Mandolin whiz Thile brings younger crowd to 'Prairie Home'

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Hvorostovsky withdraws from staged opera because of tumor

Rolling Stone's Mick Jagger celebrates birth of 8th child

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Emerson, Lake and Palmer founder Greg Lake dies at 69

Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' tops Vevo's most-watched of 2016

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