Arts and entertainment

A sign announcing the suspension of all Broadway shows is posted on a door at the Minskoff Theatre, where "The Lion King" had been playing, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned gatherings of more than 500 people. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 16, 2020 - 12:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Overheard as the entertainment world stalled in response to the coronavirus outbreak: “What are we gonna do now, read books?” That's exactly what Pamela Milam will be doing, and lots of them. Milam is a selection reader for the Women's National Book Association, a nonprofit...
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This image provided by JIMMY Patterson Books and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt shows the cover of "Becoming Muhammad Ali," by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander. (JIMMY Patterson Books and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt via AP)
March 16, 2020 - 8:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Authors James Patterson and Kwame Alexander are teaming up on a book for young people about Muhammad Ali. “Becoming Muhammad Ali” is being called a “biographical novel” by the rival imprints JIMMY Paterson Books and HMH Books for Young Readers, which will jointly publish the book...
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Greensboro Coliseum is mostly empty after the NCAA college basketball games were cancelled at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2020. The biggest conferences in college sports all canceled their basketball tournaments because of the new coronavirus, seemingly putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 15, 2020 - 7:48 pm
Scott Van Pelt was supposed to be breaking down the NCAA Tournament bracket on a busy Sunday night on ESPN's “SportsCenter.” Instead, Van Pelt was figuring out how to fill most of the hour with the sports world on hold because of the spread of the coronavirus. “I have no idea. Right now having a...
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FILE - This June 20, 2019 file photo shows the lobby of the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Friday, March 13, 2020, Hard Rock announced it is canceling live entertainment at all its U.S. properties for 30 days in response to the coronavirus outbreak, one of many steps casinos around the country are taking in response to the outbreak. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 13, 2020 - 3:04 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania casino shut down temporarily, some Las Vegas casinos closed their buffets and nightclubs, and the Hard Rock chain canceled live entertainment at all its U.S. properties for at least a month as the nation's casinos grappled with the coronavirus outbreak. The...
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A few visitors walk around an Egyptian exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. New York state is shuttering schools and houses of worship for two weeks in part of a suburb and sending the National Guard there to help respond to what appears to be the nation's biggest cluster of cases of the coronavirus.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 13, 2020 - 7:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The stage at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle is quiet. There is no music coming from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the members of Pearl Jam won't tour. There is no one to admire the treasures at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The ongoing fears surrounding the...
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Passengers from the Grand Princess, a cruise ship carrying multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, exit a bus before boarding a chartered plane in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The passengers on the flight are going to San Antonio to be quarantined at Lackland Air Force Base. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 11, 2020 - 1:34 am
Alarming clusters of the coronavirus swelled on both coasts of the U.S. on Tuesday, with more than 70 cases now tied to a biotech conference in Boston and infections turning up at 10 nursing homes in the hard-hit Seattle area. Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden abruptly canceled...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, center, squeezes between Cleveland Cavaliers' Ante Zizic, left and Matthew Dellavedova in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
March 05, 2020 - 9:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This Philadelphia 76ers star has a new nickname because of a hilarious wrong answer on "Jeopardy." Who is Joel Embiid? The Sixers All-Star center was featured on the quiz show Wednesday night in the first-round category of “Current Sports Nicknames.” The $1,000 question was, "...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, former New York Knicks player Charles Oakley is shown before an NBA basketball game between the Knicks and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. A federal judge has dismissed Charles Oakley's lawsuit against executive chairman James Dolan and Madison Square Garden, stemming from the former New York Knicks forward's ejection and arrest from a game three years ago. Judge Richard J. Sullivan ruled Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 in U.S. District Court in Manhattan that the case “had the feel of a public relations campaign” and Oakley hadn't alleged a plausible legal claim under federal pleading standards. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
March 04, 2020 - 9:26 am
Spike Lee bailed on his New York Knicks' courtside seat for the rest of the season. Maybe he can commiserate with former Knicks enforcer Charles Oakley, anywhere but inside Madison Square Garden. Lee had enough of being held by security in a dispute over his proper entrance to a Knicks game when he...
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Director Spike Lee, left, gestures in a hallway on the event level at Madison Square Garden while arguing with security officers who didn't want to permit him to access his court side seat before the start of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets in New York, Monday, March 2, 2020. Lee later spoke with Knicks owner James Dolan and security and was allowed to get to his seat to watch the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 03, 2020 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee still has his courtside seat, though the New York Knicks had to tell their superfan to find another way to get there. Lee said he won't be sitting there the rest of this season, anyway. The Oscar-winning writer-director told ESPN on Tuesday he wouldn't be attending another...
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New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
March 03, 2020 - 1:46 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Amazon Prime Video will stream 21 Yankees games to members in New York's broadcast market this season at no additional cost. The games are produced by the Yankees' YES Network and are all scheduled for broadcast on WPIX, YES said Tuesday. Major League Baseball owners voted in...
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