AMC’s ‘Low Winter Sun’ a dark portrait of a city

NEW YORK (AP) — You don’t need a TV drama to tell you these are dark days for Detroit. But a once-great city’s headline status facing bankruptcy serves as poignant timing for the debut of “Low Winter Sun,”…
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Guy Clark still finding inspiration for new album

The cover of songwriter Guy Clark’s new album “My Favorite Picture of You” features a decades-old wrinkled snapshot of his late wife Susanna with her arms crossed and a glare on her face. …

Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff to co-anchor ‘NewsHour’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “PBS NewsHour” has named Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff as co-anchors and co-managing editors of the weeknight broadcast. The network said Tuesday that the Washington-based Ifill and Woodruff will share anchor duties Mondays…

The top 10 books on Apple’s iBookstore

The iBookstore’s Official Book Charts for the week ending Aug. 5, 2013: 1. “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith & J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown & Company) 2. “Zealot,” by Reza Aslan (Random House Publishing Group) 3. “Inferno,” by…

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

App Store Official Charts for the week ending Aug. 5, 2013: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft-Pocket Edition (Mojang) 2. Smart Alarm Clock: sleep cycles & noise recording (Plus Sports) 3. Heads Up! (Warner Bros.) 4. djay 2…

The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Aug. 5, 2013: Top Songs: 1. “Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell),” Robin Thicke 2. “We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus 3. “Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake),” JAY Z 4. “Radioactive,”…
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Photos: Fort Hood shooting trial

Opening arguments began, and witnesses took the stand in the long-awaited military trial for the man accused of the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood.…

Crime novelist Elmore Leonard suffers stroke

DETROIT (AP) — Acclaimed crime novelist Elmore Leonard is recovering at a hospital following a stroke last week. Leonard’s longtime researcher, Gregg Sutter, said Tuesday that family members are guardedly optimistic about the 87-year-old author’s condition. Leonard lives…

A-Rod return boosts YES Network ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s return had an immediate impact for the New York Yankees — on the team’s television network. A-Rod’s first major league game since October drew the YES Network’s highest rating this year for…
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Rep: Jazz keyboardist George Duke dies at 67

George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67.…

‘Kick-Ass 2′ director responds to Jim Carrey

LONDON (AP) — “Kick-Ass 2″ director Jeff Wadlow is defending his film after star Jim Carrey chose not to promote the action comedy because of its violence. Carrey, who plays vigilante Colonel Stars and Stripes in the sequel…

Narragansett Beer reintroduces ‘Jaws’ can design

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Narragansett Beer is reintroducing a 1970s can design featured in the movie “Jaws.” The company says the retro design depicting a ship and a red diagonal stripe is being re-released temporarily in honor of…

Rep: Jazz keyboardist George Duke dies at 67

NEW YORK (AP) — George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67. A representative for Duke said the…

Israel OKs Arab Idol winner’s move to West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — Fame has opened a door for a former Gaza wedding singer that remains closed for others in the blockaded territory: Mohammed Assaf, winner of the popular TV talent contest Arab Idol, gets to move to…