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‘’71’ a gripping thriller
The grimly gripping thriller “’71” plunges a young, inexperienced British soldier into the mayhem of 1970s Belfast. Private Gary Hook (the up-and-coming “Unbroken” star Jack O’Connell) and his fellow fresh soldiers have little sense of The Troubles, as the North Ireland conflict was cal...
By Jake Coyle The Associated Press FULL STORY
Foothill stages ‘Sunday in the Park With George’
Foothill Music Theatre has taken on a major challenge by staging “Sunday in the Park With George.” Stephen Sondheim’s music and lyrics always are tricky. There are design challenges, too, in this 1984 fictionalized account of the creation of French artist Georges Seurat’s monumental painti...
By Judy Richter Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY
Museum gotta see ‘um
THE PENINSULA ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS AN INTIMATE LOOK AT PORTRAITS AND STRUCTURE WITH PAINTER LINDA DULANEY. Painter Linda Dulaney is featured in a solo exhibit at the Peninsula Art Institute from March 19 through April 26 with a reception 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Dulaney, who is known f...
By Susan Cohn Daily Journal Senior Correspondent FULL STORY
A quick look at the investors on ‘Shark Tank’
Founder of New York real estate brokerage The Corcoran Group, which she sold for $66 million in 2001. Owns Barbara Corcoran Inc., the company that sets up her media and TV appearances including “Shark Tank.” MARK CUBAN Owner and investor in companies including the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, cab...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
$150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o at Oscars reported stolen
LOS ANGELES — A $150,000 gown adorned with thousands of pearls and worn by Lupita Nyong’o at the Academy Awards has been reported stolen, sheriff’s officials said Thursday. Deputies responded to a West Hollywood hotel late Wednesday after the custom Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
ABC’s Sawyer does prime-time prison special
NEW YORK — For her first big assignment after leaving as ABC “World News Tonight” anchor, Diane Sawyer went behind bars. The veteran journalist traveled to four prisons across the country for a special, “A Nation of Women Behind Bars,” that will air on ABC on Friday at 10 p.m. EST. Sawye...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
New cable show offers sex in a box as therapy
NEW YORK — A relationship therapy TV show that premieres Friday gives most participating couples the same prescription: Go into a modular, windowless room onstage and have sex while the studio audience waits until they’re done. Not surprisingly, “Sex Box” has attracted some negative attentio...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Conan O’Brien takes his show to Cuba for a special hour
NEW YORK — On Wednesday’s show, Conan O’Brien will be found in a familiar place: behind a desk. Or, rather, what he describes as a borrowed cafe table. In Havana, Cuba. But for most of the hour (11 p.m. EST on TBS), “Conan” will find its host footloose and fancy-free, airing a talk show ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Getty museum’s associate director of collections to retire
LOS ANGELES — The J. Paul Getty Museum’s associate director of collections says he will retire in October after 35 years with the institution. Thomas Kren, who joined the Getty in 1980, was named founding curator of its department of manuscripts in 1984. He was named associate director of coll...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Crews keep cameras rolling in New Mexico post ‘Breaking Bad’
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When the last “Breaking Bad” episode aired almost two years ago, New Mexico officials feared film and television production might end in the state after the series brought welcome attention and tourism to Albuquerque. But production in the state is showing no signs of slow...
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Tea Leoni in a happy state as star of ‘Madam Secretary’
NEW YORK — Wednesday was Tea Leoni’s birthday. But when referring to her age recently, she realized she wouldn’t be turning 50 this time, but 49 instead. “I keep doing this!” she laughed, meaning giving her age a boost. Ever since her last birthday, she had reported her age as 49. “I lo...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Redmayne lends voice to “Thomas & Friends”
LOS ANGELES — The No. 1 blue engine is getting a new friend in Eddie Redmayne. Fresh off an Oscar win for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” the British actor will be heard in the next installment in the “Thomas & Friends” series, “Sodor’s Legend of the L...
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Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
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Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock, dies at 83
LOS ANGELES — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the p..
House clears way for short-term Homeland Security bill
WASHINGTON — Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Sec..
8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage
TYRONE, Mo. — A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-h..
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