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AP News - Jun 25, 2015 4:29 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — "Boom!" host Tom Papa says he finds himself rooting for some of the contestants on the new Fox game show. And others? Not so much.The show, which premieres Thursday night (8 p.m. EDT), features teams of three players who must def ...more

AP News - Jun 25, 2015 3:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A play about a lesbian activist's journey to single motherhood will be produced this fall downtown with some help from Rosie O'Donnell and Cynthia Nixon.The off-Broadway company Culture Project said Thursday it will team up with ...more

AP News - Jun 25, 2015 2:45 PM

Pete Rock, "PeteStrumentals 2" (Mello Music Group)It's been 14 years since Pete Rock dropped "PeteStrumentals" — a benchmark of instrumental hip-hop. The sequel feels lived in, earned and runs just as deep: a carousel of headnod collage, East Co ...more

AP News - Jun 25, 2015 12:15 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is letting Apple Music stream her "1989" album — the only streaming service allowed to do so.The singer tweeted Thursday that after Apple decided it would pay artists royalties during Apple Music's free trial, Swift ...more

AP News - Jun 25, 2015 10:31 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The second season of "True Detective" kicked off last week, and it got right down to business: The bizarre murder of a city boss in the wicked wasteland of Vinci, California, has put responding law officers in a turf war escalated by th ...more

AP News - Jun 25, 2015 8:51 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy — still riding the wave of success of his double platinum single, "Riptide" — has two things working in his favor these days. First, he pens very catchy songs with heartfelt lyrics.Second, an ...more

AP News - Jun 25, 2015 8:48 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang, one of China's best-known athletes, announced Thursday he is getting a divorce after a nine-month marriage to actress Ge Tian.Liu, who won gold in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2004 Athens ...more

AP News - Jun 25, 2015 8:18 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — "Swan Lake" is always one of the most popular ballets for dance fans. But the whoops and cheers from a packed crowd at the Metropolitan Opera House signaled something more this time.There was palpable emotion and a clear sense of ...more

AP News - Jun 25, 2015 2:25 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Will Claye already has an Olympic silver in the triple jump from the 2012 London Games. A bronze in the long jump, too.Next on his agenda? Gold, of course. Or maybe even platinum, should his upcoming record really take off. ...more

AP News - Jun 25, 2015 12:36 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie — already a poet, novelist and short story writer — moves into a new realm with his first picture book set to be released in May 2016.Illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Yuyi Morales, " ...more