Dior pulls the stars in conveyor-belt menswear show in Paris
PARIS (AP) — The black box construction branded "DIOR" was so big it obscured the view of the Eiffel Tower. The sheer scale of menswear designer Kim Jones' pop-up venue of 2,840 square meters (30,570 square feet) could only mean one thing: he was competing for show of the season on Friday at Paris Fashion Week.
Met Opera offers free tickets to federal employees
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal government employees affected by the government shutdown can get some free entertainment in New York. The Metropolitan Opera says it is offering free tickets to people with government IDs from Saturday through the end of the month.
James Blake, music's most requested collaborator, opens up
NEW YORK (AP) — Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones. He's had a role on two of the greatest albums of the last decade — Beyonce's delicious "Lemonade" and Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize-winner "Damn."
Man accused of threat linked to R Kelly turns self in
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of threatening a father who says singer R. Kelly kept his daughter from her family has turned himself in.
Correction: Obit-Mary Oliver story
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 17 about the death of poet Mary Oliver, The Associated Press erroneously quoted one word in her poem, "When Death Comes."
Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wendy Williams is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues related to her immune system disorder, her family said Friday.
Noomi Rapace explores the female bodyguard life in 'Close'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Vicky Jewson was looking for women with dangerous jobs to get inspiration for her next project when she came across the name Jacquie Davis.
Review: Deerhunter balances bleak with upbeat on new album
Deerhunter, "Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" (4AD) Leveled, steady, Bradford Cox coaxes, "Come on down from that cloud/And cast your fears aside."
Anthony Rapp hopes he did his part to 'change the culture'
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could "keep happening" if he said nothing.
Review: Franti shares the love on 'Stay Human Vol. II'
Michael Franti & Spearhead, "Stay Human Vol. II" (Thirty Tigers) Michael Franti has plenty of love to share on "Stay Human Vol. II."
Britain's Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over on its side in a collision with another vehicle.
Technology near for real-time TV political fact checks
NEW YORK (AP) — A Duke University team expects to have a product available for election year that will allow television networks to offer real-time fact checks onscreen when a politician makes a questionable claim during a speech or debate.
Ronnie Milsap returned to his iconic studio for duets album
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country soul icon Ronnie Milsap is a bit of a studio geek, and he thinks a lot about music technology and recording equipment.
Banksy mural on garage in Wales sold but will stay in place
LONDON (AP) — A British art dealer says he has bought a mural stenciled by street artist Banksy on a garage wall in Wales for more than 100,000 pounds ($129,000).
Man sentenced in fatal stabbing of Morgan Freeman relative
NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter in New York City.
Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out.
Prince Philip, queen's husband, uninjured after car accident
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, was involved in a car crash Thursday while driving in rural England but was not injured.
Netflix has no plans to cut 'Bird Box' scene despite outcry
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix's post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box" is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it.
Vuitton's Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear
PARIS (AP) — Louis Vuitton's designer Virgil Abloh transported celebrity guests at Paris Fashion Week to the graffitied streets of New York in a dramatic menswear ode to Michael Jackson.
Metallica, Miley Cyrus perform at Chris Cornell tribute
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many from Metallica and the Foo Fighters rocked on with electrifying performances as family members gave heartfelt speeches in memory of the late Chris Cornell.
Fans buy 'Little House on the Prairie' star's memorabilia
GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — More than 200 items belonging to "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield, have been purchased in an estate sale in Michigan.
Review: Maggie Rogers, excitingly, delivers on early promise
Maggie Rogers, "Heard It in a Past Life" (Capitol Records) The moment most people first heard Maggie Rogers was likely memorable.
Grammys performers: Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae
NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards.
Q&A: Maroon 5's PJ Morton on Super Bowl and Grammy noms
NEW YORK (AP) — PJ Morton is prepping for the biggest week of his life: He's set to perform at next month's Super Bowl halftime show as a member of Maroon 5, and seven days later, he'll attend the Grammy Awards, where he's nominated for four honors — including three for his work as a R&B singer.
Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at the Super Bowl
NEW YORK (AP) — Gladys Knight will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this year's Super Bowl. The seven-time Grammy Award-winner says she's proud to use her voice to "unite and represent our country" in her hometown of Atlanta.

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