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Alicia Keys teases new songs at small show ahead of art fair

Published On: December 3, 2021 04:07 PM NPT By: Associated Press

R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys guided a few hundred people at a small show in Miami through a 10-minute meditation before asking them to make some choices.

WHO says measures against delta work for omicron variant too

Published On: December 3, 2021 12:45 PM NPT By: Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines, Dec 3: World Health Organization officials in the Western Pacific say border closures adopted by some countries may buy time to deal with the omicron coronavirus variant, but measures put in place and experience gained in dealing with the delta variant should remain the foundation for fighting the pandemic.

Q&A: Korean star Gianna Jun on acting goals and aging well

Published On: December 2, 2021 05:10 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Jun, best known for her hit 2001 film “My Sassy Girl” and the 2014 drama “My Love from The Star,” spoke with The Associated Press about “Jirisan,” whether she’ll join a social media platform like TikTok and being one of the few female Korean actors in their 40s capable of leading a female-led show. Remarks have been edited for clarity and brevity.

Carlos Santana has heart procedure, cancels December shows

Published On: December 2, 2021 03:07 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Carlos Santana has successfully undergone a heart procedure and is canceling several Las Vegas shows planned for December. In a video message released Wednesday, Santana said he asked his wife to take him to the hospital on Saturday because of an issue with his chest.

Dystopia, ‘she-cession,’ TikTok dances: We’re over you, 2021

Published On: December 2, 2021 01:05 PM NPT By: Associated Press

The pandemic, politics, pervasive anxiety over the climate and the economy. Did 2021 leave us any time to ponder anything else? As we limp our way into a new year, there are a few more things we’d like to leave behind, from pop culture’s obsession with all things apocalyptic to the well-meaning but exhausting lay dancers on TikTok

Jessica Seinfeld’s vegan mac and cheese uses plant milk

Published On: December 1, 2021 04:16 PM NPT By: Associated Press

I have served this many times to non-vegans and they always go for seconds. I use cashew or almond milk for their mild flavor, but you can always experiment with other plant-based milks.

Families turn down Travis Scott offer to pay for funerals

Published On: December 1, 2021 12:14 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Several families of the 10 people who died from injuries in a massive crowd surge at the Astroworld festival have turned down an offer by headliner Travis Scott to pay for their loved ones’ funeral costs.

Gucci heirs says ‘House of Gucci’ narrative is inaccurate

Published On: December 1, 2021 11:45 AM NPT By: Associated Press

The Gucci family is not pleased with the depiction of their relatives in the new film “ House of Gucci.” In a statement issued this week, they said the narrative is “anything but accurate” and that the filmmakers did not consult them at all.

Home of Marilyn Manson searched in abuse investigation

Published On: November 30, 2021 05:39 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Authorities searched the home of rocker Marilyn Manson on Monday after allegations of physical and sexual abuse by several women. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Eva Jimenez said a search warrant was served on the home of Manson, whose legal name is Brian Hugh Warner. She would give no further details.

Japan crown prince says royals should refute extreme attacks

Published On: November 30, 2021 04:37 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Japanese Crown Prince Akishino, the younger brother of Emperor Naruhito, has complained about harsh criticism of his daughter’s recent marriage and suggested that the imperial family should be allowed to refute false and extreme attacks.

‘The Lost Daughter’ wins big at 31st Gotham Awards

Published On: November 30, 2021 04:05 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Elena Ferrante adaptation “The Lost Daughter” won four Gotham Awards including best feature film at the 31st Gotham Awards, the annual New York independent film celebration that serves as a boozy kickoff to Oscar season.

Merriam-Webster chooses vaccine as the 2021 word of the year

Published On: November 30, 2021 04:01 PM NPT By: Associated Press

With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine.

Thai chain’s cannabis pizza: trendy but won’t get you high

Published On: November 29, 2021 04:38 PM NPT By: Associated Press

One of Thailand’s major fast food chains has been promoting its “Crazy Happy Pizza” this month, an under-the-radar product topped with a cannabis leaf. It’s legal but won’t get you high.

Book grant program helps Mississippi libraries combat racism

Published On: November 29, 2021 12:29 PM NPT By: Associated Press

Sixty years ago, a group of Black students was arrested and jailed for peacefully studying at the white-only Jackson Municipal Public Library.

Matthew McConaughey won’t run for Texas governor in 2022

Published On: November 29, 2021 10:26 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Actor Matthew McConaughey isn’t running for Texas governor after months of publicly flirting with the idea of becoming the latest celebrity candidate.

Argentina celebrates Maradona one year after his death

Published On: November 29, 2021 09:32 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Argentina marked the one-year anniversary of the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona on Thursday with ceremonies, tributes, graffiti murals and emotional messages on social media.

COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

Published On: November 28, 2021 01:18 PM NPT By: Associated Press

LONDON, Nov 28:  The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread.

Continue the holiday feasting with Hanukkah’s potato latkes

Published On: November 28, 2021 10:29 AM NPT By: Associated Press

From turkey and cranberry sauce straight to potato pancakes in one weekend. Not bad! Hanukkah this year begins Sunday night, Nov. 28, so those who celebrate can move right into the holiday while still contemplating Thanksgiving leftovers.

Hong Kong drama bags nominations at Golden Horse Awards

Published On: November 28, 2021 10:00 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Taiwan’s annual Golden Horse Awards kicked off Saturday with a Hong Kong drama receiving the most nominations for the Asian equivalent of the Academy Awards. The Golden Horse Awards, which began in 1962, is considered one of the most prestigious awards for Chinese-language films.

Bob Dylan artwork show opens in Miami, new cinema paintings

Published On: November 28, 2021 09:57 AM NPT By: Associated Press

Bob Dylan has been telling stories through songs for 60 years. But recently America’s master lyricist has also captured moments in a new series of paintings that, just like his songs, are intimate and a bit of a mystery.