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Boy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances

LOS ANGELES - Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but the ladies delivered the most high-octane performances including a derriere-flaunting number by Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea.

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Adams, Sellars bring 'Passion' into present in opera's first full staging

LONDON - American composer John Adams likes nothing better than to see well-known stories in a new light, and his version of the Passion of Christ is told through the eyes of the women who were with Jesus in his final hours.

22 Nov 2014

Sold-out Cosby show goes ahead amid sex assault claims

MELBOURNE Fla./LOS ANGELES - Bill Cosby played a sold-out comedy show on Friday in Florida, despite a wave of sexual assault allegations this week that prompted the cancellation of several upcoming shows and two major studios to halt projects involving the comedian.

22 Nov 2014

Actor Dwight Henry eyed in New Orleans killing after arrest for theft

NEW ORLEANS - Dwight Henry, a baker-turned-actor who rose to prominence with his debut performance in the Oscar-nominated 2012 movie "Beasts of the Southern Wild," is facing scrutiny from prosecutors who say they are not sure why he avoided charges in connection with a 2006 New Orleans killing.

22 Nov 2014

Glenn Close heads all-star cast in revival of 'A Delicate Balance'

NEW YORK - After a 20-year absence triple-Tony winner Glenn Close returned to Broadway in a revival of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "A Delicate Balance," a production that elicited an uneven response from critics who found it both blistering and boring.

21 Nov 2014

U.S. politics takes centre stage at Latin Grammys

LAS VEGAS - Enrique Iglesias and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler were the big winners at the annual Latin Grammys on Thursday in a ceremony where U.S. immigration politics played a prominent role.

21 Nov 2014