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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The manager for folk singer, writer and longtime New York radio host Oscar Brand says that he has died. Brand was 96. Manager Doug Yeager said Saturday that Brand, host of public radio station WNYC's "Folksong Festival," died Friday at his home in Great Neck,...
BOSTON (AP) — Acclaimed author David McCullough can add a quirky new title to his resume: honorary park ranger. The two-time Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner will become an honorary ranger in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon in Boston. It's the highest civilian honor...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Musicians have been walking picket lines on both ends of Pennsylvania with strikes at orchestras in Pittsburgh and now Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Orchestra went on strike Friday night, canceling an opening night performance that about 1,000 people had...
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian radio and TV channels have been banned from broadcasting Macedonian and Serbian music due to copyright demands — a move that has led to the postponement of a folk festival. Starting Saturday, copyright agencies from both countries are...
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Patrick Dempsey is in Maine for a cancer fundraiser after releasing a new movie. The "Dempsey Challenge" is a fundraiser for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. The Maine-born actor and his sisters created the center in 2008 in...
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese dark comedy "Godspeed" took home eight nominations for next month's 53rd annual Golden Horse Awards, with the nominees announced in Taipei on Saturday. "Godspeed" was nominated for awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best...
BERLIN (AP) — A police officer in Germany got himself an unusual souvenir after finding none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger breaking the rules at Munich's main train station. Federal police say the officer stopped Schwarzenegger's bodyguard and then the movie star and former...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Orchestra has gone on strike, canceling an opening night performance that about 1,000 people had come to hear. Philly.com reports ( http://bit.ly/2dgQZRh ) that the 96 musicians and two librarians who belong to American Federation of...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The murder of film director Leon Serment and his producer wife's subsequent death are believed to have been contract killings arranged by their son for the equivalent of about $5,200 per victim, Mexico City's top prosecutor said Friday. Prosecutor Rodolfo Rios...