NYC music fest canceled after 2 drug-linked deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — The last day of a New York City dance music festival featuring high-profile acts including Avicii, David Guetta and Diplo has been canceled over drug-related health concerns. The city says it recommended Electric Zoo…

Director: ‘Night Moves’ not a political statement

Associated Press (AP) — Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, for the sake of her dog, drives back and forth between her New York home and the Oregonian landscape that shapes her films, noting along the way the increasing toll…

New song to benefit Detroit Public Schools

DETROIT (AP) — A new song featuring Funk Brothers guitarist Eddie Willis will benefit Detroit Public Schools. The single “Take It Slow” is being released on Sunday. It’s part of the “Back to Class” music series spearheaded by…

Burning Man crowd in Nevada desert tops 61,000

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal official says more than 61,000 people have turned out so far for the weekend Burning Man outdoor art and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada. U.S. Bureau of…

Royal ride: Queen’s Daimler sells for $63K

LONDON (AP) — A green Daimler owned and driven by Queen Elizabeth II has been sold at auction for 40,500 pounds ($62,755.) Auction house Historics said the queen used the vehicle from 2001 to 2004 to travel around…

NM clinic to offer ‘Breaking Bad’ free rehab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque mental health clinic is using hit show “Breaking Bad” about methamphetamine trafficking to help fight addiction. KRQE-TV reports that Sage Neuroscience Center has partnered with HealthShire.com to give away two addiction-treatment scholarships…

Frears eager for pope to see his latest film

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Director Stephen Frears really wants Pope Francis to see his latest film, “Philomena,” the true story of a shamed Irish woman forced by nuns to give her son up for adoption in the 1950s.…

‘Child of God’ star slept in caves preparing role

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Director James Franco says his star in the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s “Child of God” lived in isolation and slept in caves to prepare for the role. Scott Haze plays Lester Ballard, a man…

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Retired Gen. James Cartwright, a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of…

Longhorn Network signs up Time Warner Cable

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Longhorn Network is turning up on the channel guides of another major cable television provider. Time Warner Cable has added the ESPN network dedicated to the athletic program at the University of Texas.…

Texas town holds first Westfest since blast

WEST, Texas (AP) — A weekend of sausage, sauerkraut and its famous kolaches is underway in West as the Central Texas town holds its signature celebration of its Czech heritage. It’s the first Westfest since a deadly fertilizer…

Taped MDA fundraiser to air on ABC Sunday evening

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Celebrities such as “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest and “Brady Bunch” mom Florence Henderson will appear Sunday evening on the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s nationally broadcast 48th annual telethon. The “MDA Show of Strength” will…

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Retired Gen. James Cartwright, a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of…

CBS blackout dispute threatens football fans

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s one thing for a business dispute to knock out CBS programming in some three million homes during rerun season. Football season is another matter entirely, and there’s little immediate cause for optimism. There’s…

Roof collapses at James Dean’s Indiana high school

FAIRMOUNT, Ind. (AP) — A large portion of the Indiana high school where James Dean was first exposed to acting has caved in, dealing what local officials say could be a final blow to efforts to preserve the…

Fox’s O’Reilly: I made wrong claim about march

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly has apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights…