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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Les Waas, the advertising legend behind the Mister Softee jingle heard in hundreds of ice cream trucks for more than half a century, has died. He was 94. Waas died April 19 at Abington Hospice in Warminster, according to Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks...
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 250 items belonging to pianist, songwriter and bandleader Duke Ellington are headed for auction. Guernsey's says Ellington's suits, piano and other items will be offered May 18 at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. They're consigned by one of his...
LONDON (AP) — Christie's is selling a Lucian Freud painting of his pregnant daughter as part of a sale representing centuries of British portraiture. "Ib and her Husband," painted in 1992, is valued at about 18 million pounds ($29 million). Works by Freud, who died in 2011 at 88...
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of children's entertainment. DreamWorks...
NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump's offer and used the women's restroom at one of his luxury buildings. The Republican presidential candidate said last week that he believes transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose. Trump...
NEW YORK (AP) — "There are shows," says Chris O'Donnell, "that never garner awards, that aren't considered highbrow in any way — but that lots of fans really enjoy and keep coming back to watch." These days, viewers (especially media critics) hail a new Golden Age of Television...
NEW YORK (AP) — The first time Steven Spielberg offered a role to Mark Rylance, the actor said no. That was 30 years ago for "Empire of the Sun." Now, Rylance can't stop saying yes. Fresh off their Oscar-winning collaboration on "Bridge of Spies," Spielberg and Rylance have...
NEW YORK (AP) — Events in nine states will honor Holocaust Remembrance Day with readings of plays that deal with that darkest time in world history. The second annual Remembrance Readings program will include the reading of "2.5 Minute Ride" by Lisa Kron, "The Resistible Rise of...
NEW YORK (AP) — A preteen prodigy and a master celebrating his 75th birthday will be among the headliners at the world's largest jazz festival. Pianist Chick Corea will be marking his milestone birthday at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in a trio with bassist Christian...