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  • The statuette "Bactrian Princess" (late third early second millenium bc), is displayed as part of the exhibition "Louvre Abu Dhabi. Birth of a museum", at the Louvre museum, in Paris, Monday, April 28, 2014. The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Persian Gulf’s first ever world museum, will open its doors in December 2015 in the arid Arab federation. Several thousand kilometers away on Tuesday the Louvre in Paris previewed the art that the Abu Dhabi project has acquired since 2009 for the first time to a European audience. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Louvre Abu Dhabi hopes to bring culture to UAE, as works are previewed in Paris

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    PARIS – The oil-rich United Arab Emirates certainly has the wealth of a first-class nation. Now it hopes to buy in the culture of a first-class nation to the tune of 400 million euros ($550 million). The Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors in December 2015 in the Arab federation — and organizers hope

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  • Danish police probe claims gossip mag snooped on stars’ credit card transactions

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    STOCKHOLM – Police in Copenhagen say they are investigating claims that an employee at a Danish IT company passed on details about celebrities’ credit card transactions to a Danish gossip magazine. The investigation follows statements by several former employees at the magazine Se og Hor that reporters used credit card information from the informant to

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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, April 30, 2013, file photo, comedian Craig Ferguson poses at the Cool Comedy's Hot Cuisine Benefit for the Scleroderma Research Foundation at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ferguson, the Scottish-born host of "The Late Late Show" since 2005, told his studio audience during taping, on Monday, April 28, 2014, that he will step down at the end of the year. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    Craig Ferguson announces retirement from CBS’ ‘Late Late Show’

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    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A few weeks after David Letterman announced he’d be retiring from the CBS late-night television lineup, Craig Ferguson did the same. Ferguson, host of “The Late Late Show” since 2005, told his studio audience during Monday’s taping that he will step down at the end of the year. Ferguson’s show airs

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  • Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 4-10

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    May 4: Singer Jackie Jackson of The Jacksons is 63. Singer Oleta Adams is 61. Singer Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings is 58. Country singer Randy Travis is 55. Actress Mary McDonough (“The Waltons”) is 53. Comedian Ana Gasteyer (“Saturday Night Live”) is 47. Actor Will Arnett is 44. Bassist Mike Dirnt

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  • Select list of nominees for 2014 Tony Awards

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Select nominations for the 2014 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards, announced Tuesday. Best Play: “Act One,” ”All The Way,” ”Casa Valentina,” ”Mothers and Sons.” ”Outside Mullingar” Best Musical: “After Midnight,” ”Aladdin,” ”Beautiful-The Carole King Musical,” ”A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” Best Book of a Musical: “Aladdin,” ”Beautiful-The Carole King

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  • FILE - This undaed file theater image released by The O+M Company Jefferson Mays, center, during a performance of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York. The musical romp in which a poor man comically eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Joan Marcus, File)

    Hollywood stars get little love at Tony nominations, but quirky musicals and Shakespeare do

    Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press 0

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – It was a brutal Tuesday morning for some A-list stars on Broadway. Snubbed for Tony Award nominations were Denzel Washington, James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Michelle Williams, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, Zach Braff, Billy Crudup, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig. Daniel Radcliffe struck out for his third consecutive Broadway show. Neil Patrick

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  • Labor Day

    April 29: New DVD releases include ‘Labor Day’ & ‘Devil’s Due’


    Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin hook up in Labor Day, while a young couple bear something terrible in Devil’s Due. Film critic Leslie James takes a look at what’s new on Blu-ray, DVD, and video on demand.

  • Science Fiction writer Octavia Butler is pictured in Seattle, Wash., on Feb. 4, 2004. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Joshua Trujillo

    Recently discovered stories by Octavia Butler coming out as e-book in June

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A pair of recently discovered early stories by prize-winning science fiction author Octavia Butler will be coming out as an e-book in June. Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher, announced Tuesday that “A Necessary Being” and “Childfinder” will be compiled in a single volume titled “Unexpected Stories” and will be

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  • Prep Music

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    — PAUL SIMON AND EDIE BRICKELL ARRESTED NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Paul Simon and Edie Brickell (EE’-dee brih-KEL’) were in court yesterday holding hands while they faced disorderly conduct charges. Simon told a judge in Norwalk, Connecticut, he had a rare argument with Brickell on Saturday night at their home in New Canaan. Police chief

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  • Famed Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei alleges name, image misused in film fundraising

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    BEIJING, China – Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says he was misled in lending his name and image to an independent science-fiction film that sought to raise funds on the Kickstarter website. In a letter to director Jason Wishnow, Ai said he didn’t approve of the way in which he was being used to promote

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