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  • Remembering when Prince wrote that song for you

    NEW YORK - By the mid-1980s, the Bangles were already a successful band, touring across the world with airplay on college radio, but they hadn't hit the mainstream in a major way. That's when Prince gave them the gift of a lifetime by crafting a perfect piece of pop confection known to the masses as "Manic Monday."
  • Review: 'The Fight' documents the ACLU in the age of Trump

    “The Fight,” Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman and Eli Despress’ documentary about the American Civil Liberties Union, opens with the inauguration of Donald Trump. His oath rings out like an opening salvo. In just seven days, protests will be amassed at JFK Airport in New York where ACLU attorneys rush to counter the Trump's administration's travel ban from seven Muslim-majority nations.
  • 25 years later, TCM still abides (so movie lovers pray)

    NEW YORK - There is always an asteroid, real or imagined, bearing down on Turner Classic Movies .
  • Fun moments before, during and after the Oscars luncheon

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards convened at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Monday for this year's Oscar Nominees Luncheon, a gathering that gives honorees a chance to socialize at an event where everyone's name will be called and they'll get a moment onstage.
  • Embrace TV nostalgia with just the right retro holiday gift

    NEW YORK - There's no nostalgia quite like TV nostalgia, for just the right binge-watcher or old time fanatic, at least. A few ideas for retro TV gifts pegged to hit shows through the decades:
  • Gifts for the food, drink and coffee lover in your life

    For the foodie on your holiday list — or just people who might appreciate a good tequila or pie pan — we offer a gift guide. It's got coffee machines, books, chocolate truffles and a fabulous tote to carry it all away.
  • A Comic-Con without Marvel, HBO gives others a chance to pop

    SAN DIEGO - Comic-Con fans know one thing to be true: Where there is fun, there's usually a line that precedes it. And hours before the annual pop culture convention officially kicked off Wednesday night in San Diego, there were lines everywhere — to get onto the convention floor to buy merchandise at the stroke of 6 p.m.
  • Stage commander: Confident Streetheart frontman Kenny Shields dies at 69

    Kenny Shields, the brash lead singer of Canadian rock band Streetheart who swaggered across the country's stages for decades, died of heart failure Friday. He was 69.
  • AP WAS THERE: San Francisco's groovy, gritty Summer of Love

    SAN FRANCISCO - EDITOR'S NOTE: Fifty years ago, thousands of young Americans descended on San Francisco to join a cultural revolution known as the Summer of Love.
  • Disgruntled Kiss not the first band to tell the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to kiss off

    Graciousness is not always high on the list of attributes you find in successful rock 'n' roll stars.

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