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Firefighters must be our last real superheroes. They run toward stuff that's on fire, for heaven's sake. There are the few public servants — not cops, politicians or doctors — as beloved or who have managed to stay untainted. What they surely don't need is the old fashioned...
"American Chopper" will return to the Discovery Channel next year, five years after its first run on the network ended. The reality series follows feuding father and son motorcycle builders Paul Teutul (TUHT'-ehl) Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. as they put together chopper-style bikes...
NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are starting a two-week North American tour at New York's Carnegie Hall. The Oct. 25 opening-night concert will feature an all-Mozart program including the overture to "The Marriage of Figaro." The...
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to protest music, there's the subtle stuff and the really angry stuff. The all-star band Prophets of Rage takes the latter to a whole new grab-you-by-the-throat level. Their volcanic self-titled debut album tackles racism, poverty, drones,...
LONDON (AP) — A new British Library exhibition is tracing the history of magic to mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone." With the orphaned boy wizard as guiding force, the exhibit opening Friday has broken...
NEW YORK (AP) — A novel Sam Shepard completed shortly before his death is coming out in December. In an announcement Wednesday, Alfred A. Knopf says that "Spy of the First Person" will be released Dec. 5. In the novel, an unnamed narrator looks back on his life and the illness...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Jon Pardi was a kid growing up in Northern California, he was so obsessed with country music that when he was asked his name in preschool, he'd list off the genre's biggest stars. "In preschool for the first couple of weeks, I would tell them my name...
DETROIT (AP) — When Samer Saem Eldahr finished university, he was ready to spread his wings and start his career. He planned a month away from home to discover and pursue his craft. It's a similar story to many college graduates, with a notable exception: There would be no...
For devoted fans of certain prestige directors, it's always a little disarming to see them make a true children's film. Expectations have to be readjusted in real time as you submit to something else, something different. That exercise can yield disappointment, but sometimes,...