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Q&A: Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition

Q&A: Rapper D Smoke takes patient walk to Grammy recognition

LOS ANGELES — When D Smoke was teaching high schoolers in Southern California, the rapper still pursued his dreams of breaking through as a hip-hop artist while leaning on the encouraging phrase: “There’s no expiration on realness.
Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

LOS ANGELES — Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honour her illustrious career with its highest honour . Fonda will receive the Cecil B.
Toronto father-daughter duo design swimsuit tailored to transgender children

Toronto father-daughter duo design swimsuit tailored to transgender children

A Canadian clothing line is helping transgender kids feel confident at the beach or pool with bathing suits designed to maximize comfort without compromising style.
"It was nail-biting but we did it": Canadian shows didn't let COVID derail production

"It was nail-biting but we did it": Canadian shows didn't let COVID derail production

TORONTO — The pandemic has its prints all over Canada's winter TV season.
R&B artist Trey Songz arrested at AFC Championship game

R&B artist Trey Songz arrested at AFC Championship game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — R&B artist Trey Songz was jailed overnight after he scuffled with police officers during his arrest for not following coronavirus protocols and other rules at the AFC championship game in Kansas City, police said Monday.
‘Soul,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s’ among AFI’s top 10 films of the year

‘Soul,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s’ among AFI’s top 10 films of the year

The American Film Institute on Monday announced its top 10 films of the year, including Pixar’s jazz themed “Soul” and two of Chadwick Boseman’s final films: the August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and Spike Lee’s Vietnam drama “Da 5
Goade becomes first Native American to win Caldecott Medal

Goade becomes first Native American to win Caldecott Medal

NEW YORK — Illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children's picture story, cited for “We Are Water Protectors," a celebration of nature and condemnation of the “black snak
New this week: 'Resident Alien,' Arlo Parks & 'Palmer'

New this week: 'Resident Alien,' Arlo Parks & 'Palmer'

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.
Pompeii's museum comes back to life to display amazing finds

Pompeii's museum comes back to life to display amazing finds

POMPEII, Italy — Decades after suffering bombing and earthquake damage, Pompeii’s museum has been reborn, showing off exquisite finds from excavations of the ancient Roman city.
New milestone for Sidney Poitier: Namesake of a film school

New milestone for Sidney Poitier: Namesake of a film school

NEW YORK — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar.
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