Arts and entertainment

Emily Newman, 7, plays with her father as they watch the balloons being inflated for the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 23, 2017 - 12:25 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New faces and old favorites will fly, float and march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. And police are going all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots. The parade steps off Thursday with marching bands, performers from Broadway hits, elaborate...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2011, file photo, NEA Jazz Masters George Avakian, left, and Jimmy Heath pose for a photo at the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Awards Ceremony and Concert held in New York. Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. Avakian's daughter, Anahid Avakian Gregg, confirmed that her father died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
November 22, 2017 - 11:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. Avakian's daughter, Anahid Avakian Gregg, confirmed that her father died Wednesday morning...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2011, file photo, NEA Jazz Masters George Avakian, left, and Jimmy Heath pose for a photo at the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Awards Ceremony and Concert held in New York. Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. Avakian's daughter, Anahid Avakian Gregg, confirmed that her father died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
November 22, 2017 - 11:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. Avakian's daughter, Anahid Avakian Gregg, confirmed that her father died Wednesday morning...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. In an ambiguous statement Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series "Transparent" following two allegations of sexual harassment against him. He also says that the idea that he would deliberately harass anyone is untrue. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 22, 2017 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual...
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Police officers stand near the site where a large balloon of Olaf, from the animated film, "Frozen", is being inflated for the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 22, 2017 - 7:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. New York City's mayor...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2009, file photo, actor-singer David Cassidy arrives at the ABC Disney Summer press tour party in Pasadena, Calif. Former teen idol Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has died at age 67, publicist said Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
November 22, 2017 - 7:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Cassidy could sell the heck out of uncertainty. "I Think I Love You," the smash hit that in 1970 launched the Partridge Family musical group plus the ABC comedy-with-songs show of the same name, found Cassidy center stage delivering such lyrics as "I think I love you, so what...
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Police officers stand near the site where a large balloon of Olaf, from the animated film, "Frozen", is being inflated for the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 22, 2017 - 6:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. New York City's mayor...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2016 file photo, Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons speaks at the 2016 Art For Life Benefit in Water Mill, N.Y. Simmons, who has been accused by a model of sexual misconduct in 1991, has penned an essay in response, reiterating that the relationship was consensual and not violent. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
November 22, 2017 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against celebrities and media (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons has penned an essay in response to an allegation from a model that he sexually assaulted her in 1991, reiterating that the relationship was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2016 file photo, Jeffrey Tambor arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. In an ambiguous statement Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series "Transparent" following two allegations of sexual harassment against him. He also says that the idea that he would deliberately harass anyone is untrue. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
November 22, 2017 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in entertainment, media and politics in the U.S. and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual...
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) is hit by Denver Broncos strong safety Justin Simmons (31) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
November 22, 2017 - 4:05 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has spiked an Ohio couple's case against companies that distributed an erotic fiction book about a woman's desire for New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Tuesday upheld a lower court's dismissal of the case...
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