‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ play to go on under Harper Lee group
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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ play to go on under Harper Lee group

  MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee has started a nonprofit company that will produce a play about the book, ending a dispute that threatened to derail the long-running performance, a publishing group said Saturday. Dramatic Publishing Co. had refused to extend the performance rights for the production in Lee’s … Continue reading

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Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner
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Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself. “It’s amazing how time flies,” Obama told those attending the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents’ Association on Saturday night. “Soon, the first … Continue reading

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’: 5 ways it’s different
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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’: 5 ways it’s different

  SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — “Call of Duty: Black Ops 3” is enlisting a few new recruits. The third installment in Treyarch’s popular military shooter saga is adding the option to play cooperatively with other gamers in the plot-driven campaign. The developer is also ditching traditional avatar customization in its multiplayer mode, instead opting … Continue reading

After 5-year absence, ‘Guitar Hero,’ ‘Rock Band’ to return
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After 5-year absence, ‘Guitar Hero,’ ‘Rock Band’ to return

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The publisher of “Guitar Hero” is readying a comeback tour. Activision Blizzard Inc. announced plans Tuesday to resurrect the once-popular video game franchise, which involved players rhythmically tapping guitar-shaped controllers along to music. The new entry scheduled for release this fall is titled “Guitar Hero Live” and introduces a redesigned … Continue reading

Lucy Lawless is bewitching as a newcomer to WGN’s ‘Salem
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Lucy Lawless is bewitching as a newcomer to WGN’s ‘Salem

NEW YORK (AP) — As if there weren’t enough upheaval in 17th-Century Salem, Massachusetts, this haunted village is about to welcome Lucy Lawless. Celebrated for such unflinching performances as Xena, Warrior Princess, and Lucretia in the “Spartacus” trilogy, Lawless is now casting her spell on “Salem,” WGN’s witch-war drama, as it begins its second season … Continue reading