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Warner Bros.’ Chief Tsujihara Steps Down Following Scandal

Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara, one of the highest ranking Hollywood executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations, stepped down from the studio Monday following claims that he promised roles to an actress with whom he was having an affair. WarnerMedia chief executive John Stankey announced Tsujihara’s exit as chairman and chief executive of …

Kyodo: Japan Olympic Committee Chief Takeda to Resign

Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) chief Tsunekazu Takeda, who is expected to announce plans to step down on Tuesday, is also set to resign as a member of the International Olympics Committee, Kyodo News reported. French prosecutors questioned Takeda in Paris and placed him under formal investigation in December for suspected corruption in Japan’s successful bid …

Tens of Thousands Converge on California ‘Poppy Apocalypse’

Like Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz,” the Southern California city of Lake Elsinore is being overwhelmed by the power of the poppies.   About 150,000 people over the weekend flocked to see this year’s rain-fed flaming orange patches of poppies lighting up the hillsides near the city of about 60,000 residents, about a 90-minute …

Homeless Nigerian Child Refugee Wins New York Chess Championship

When you think of a chess champion, you generally picture a serious gentleman in a suit and tie, stroking his beard while he stares at the board, contemplating his next move. New York’s newest champ defies all those categories — he’s an 8-year-old smiling Nigerian refugee who lives in a Manhattan homeless shelter with his …

Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens to Join Country Hall of Fame

Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn are riding a resurgence of interest in ’90s-era country music with a new album celebrating their top-selling singles, a longstanding Las Vegas residency and now an invitation to join the Country Music Hall of Fame.   The duo, along with comedic singer Ray Stevens and record label head Jerry …

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, ‘Miserlou’ Composer, Dies

Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like “Miserlou” and “Let’s Go Trippin’” earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dick Dale passed away Saturday night. No other details were available. Dale liked to say it was he and …

Pirro’s Show Not on Fox Lineup, Week After Omar Comments

Fox News weekend host Jeanine Pirro’s show didn’t air a week after her comments questioning U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar over her wearing a Muslim head covering. No explanation was given. Pirro’s show, “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” was replaced Saturday night by other programming. The Fox News schedule for the upcoming weekend doesn’t include the show. …

Paris Exhibit Traces Post-Colonial Migration Through Music

As rising nationalism and the crisis surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union intensify divisions on the continent, a new exhibit in the French capital looks instead at a powerful unifier: Music. The music the came with the postwar colonial migrations helped turn two of Europe’s most important hubs, London and Paris, into multicultural melting …

Exhibit Traces Post-Colonial Migration to London and Paris Through Music

As rising nationalism and the crisis surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union intensify divisions on the continent, a new exhibit in Paris looks instead at a powerful unifier. Music arriving with postwar colonial migrations helped turn two of Europe’s most important hubs, London and Paris, into multicultural melting pots. From Paris, Lisa Bryant reports …

Frida Kahlo Exhibit Opens at Brooklyn Museum

A major exhibition dedicated to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo opened recently at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. “Appearances Can Be Deceiving” is the largest U.S. exhibit in a decade devoted to the iconic painter. Pictures, drawings, even clothing and personal belongings are all showcased at the Brooklyn Museum in an exhibit that will be …