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  • Vinyl records surge during pandemic, keeping sales spinning

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Vinyl record sales surged during the pandemic as music lovers fattened their collections, and audio cassettes began a comeback as well, keeping business spinning at record stores.
  • 'Stranger Things' fans bring cameras, wallets to Georgia

    PALMETTO, Ga. - Soon after Netflix released "Stranger Things," fans of all ages came into Bradley's Big Buy grocery store in Palmetto, Georgia, dressed like characters from the show, and wandered toward the Eggo waffles aisle, cameras in hand.
  • Anime studio hit by deadly fire is known for skill, fan base

    TOKYO - It may not be as famous as Japanese anime legend Studio Ghibli, but Kyoto Animation has many core fans and is known as a team of skilled animators that provides top-quality work for others and can produce its own hits, such as "Lucky Star," ''K-On!" and the "Haruhi Suzumiya" series.
  • 3 car gurus from 'The Grand Tour' ponder the car's future

    NEW YORK - When it comes to cars, three names instantly come to mind. No, not Ford, Chevy and Honda. We're talking Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, the former "Top Gear" hosts who have just launched season two of their new automotive show, "The Grand Tour," on Amazon Prime. They stopped by to discuss the importance of the car and why gas engines aren't going away.
  • Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday marked with Grammy exhibit

    LOS ANGELES - The Grammy Museum is putting rare Ella Fitzgerald memorabilia on display for what would have been the singing legend's 100th birthday.
  • Chuck Berry's influence on rock 'n roll was incalculable

    Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask.
  • Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

    NEW YORK - Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll's founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died Saturday at his home west of St. Louis. He was 90.
  • Canadian businesses catch Pokemon Go fever, trying to capitalize on the craze

    TORONTO - The Pokemon Go sign directing people to the front door of Rock Candy Boutique in Halifax has only been up for a week, but Jeff Powers says he is already seeing it pay off.
  • Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Rozema talk 'Into the Woods'

    TORONTO - Filmmaker Patricia Rozema has helmed several female-driven projects, including the new survival drama "Into the Forest" starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood.
  • The K in K-tel: Phil Kives was king of catchy commercials on television

    WINNIPEG - Phil Kives, the tireless and optimistic pitchman who pioneered the television infomercial, died Wednesday after being hospitalized with an undisclosed illness.

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