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Revival of vinyl records in Brazil spares a 77-year-old singer – and others – from oblivion

Revival of vinyl records in Brazil spares a 77-year-old singer – and others – from oblivion

SAO PAULO (AP) — It took almost a half century for Brazilian singer Cátia de França to find her audience, but she finally has — with the help of a near-obsolete audio technology.
Nicole Kidman, who 'makes movies better,' gets AFI Life Achievement Award

Nicole Kidman, who 'makes movies better,' gets AFI Life Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Morgan Freeman spoke the words, but pretty much everyone who took the stage at the presentation of the AFI Life Achievement Award agreed: “ Nicole Kidman . She makes movies better.
Quebec unveils $603-million five-year plan to protect French language

Quebec unveils $603-million five-year plan to protect French language

MONTREAL — Quebec is "going on the offensive" to protect and promote French, Minister Jean-François Roberge said Sunday as he presented a $603-million plan to counter what he described as the language's decline.
Putting in the extra work allows an AP photographer to make a soaring NBA shot

Putting in the extra work allows an AP photographer to make a soaring NBA shot

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gerald Herbert insists on making sure he provides the best coverage possible when photographing New Orleans’ NBA team. That means laboriously hanging remote cameras in the Pelicans’ arena hours before every home game.
Zendaya tennis movie ‘Challengers’ scores at weekend box office

Zendaya tennis movie ‘Challengers’ scores at weekend box office

The sexy tennis drama “ Challengers ” won the box office this weekend with $15 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Sony’s ‘Kraven the Hunter’ release is delayed until December

Sony’s ‘Kraven the Hunter’ release is delayed until December

The summer movie season may kick off next weekend, but the release calendar is still a work in progress . The latest movie to shift spots is Sony’s comic book film “Kraven the Hunter,” which will now open in December instead of on Labor Day weekend.
Pope visits Venice to speak to the artists and inmates behind the Biennale's must-see prison show

Pope visits Venice to speak to the artists and inmates behind the Biennale's must-see prison show

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Venice has always been a place of contrasts, of breathtaking beauty and devastating fragility, where history, religion, art and nature have collided over the centuries to produce an otherworldly gem of a city.
Quebec singer and songwriter Jean-Pierre Ferland dies of natural causes at 89

Quebec singer and songwriter Jean-Pierre Ferland dies of natural causes at 89

MONTREAL — Jean-Pierre Ferland, the singer-songwriter who became a fixture of Quebec's cultural landscape over a career that spanned more than six decades, died Saturday at the age of 89.
Harvey Weinstein hospitalized after his return to New York from upstate prison

Harvey Weinstein hospitalized after his return to New York from upstate prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer said Saturday that the onetime movie mogul has been hospitalized for a battery of tests after his return to New York City following an appeals court ruling nullifying his 2020 rape conviction.
Once dominant at CBS News before a bitter departure, Dan Rather makes his first return in 18 years

Once dominant at CBS News before a bitter departure, Dan Rather makes his first return in 18 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Rather returned to the CBS News airwaves for the first time since his bitter exit 18 years ago, appearing in a reflective interview on “CBS Sunday Morning” days before the debut of a Netflix documentary on the 92-year-old newsman'