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Chrissie Hynde memoir coming in September

In this Jan. 22, 2009 file photo shows, Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of the Pretenders, during rehearsals at John Henry's Studio in north London. Hynde will tell the story of her life, with all its ups and downs. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday, March 3, 2015, that Hynde was working on an “an incredibly frank” memoir that will come out Sept. 8, 2015.  (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Chrissie Hynde will tell the story of her life, with all its ups and downs.

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Reports of Maggie Smith’s ‘Downton’ exit may be premature

This image released by Fox Searchlight Films shows Maggie Smith in a scene from "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Films, Laurie Sparham)

LONDON (AP) — Predictions of doom for the Dowager Countess of Grantham may be premature.

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Publisher moves up release for Hirsi Ali book ‘Heretic’

NEW YORK (AP) — The release date for the latest book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women’s rights advocate and leading critic of Islam, has been moved up from late April to March 24.

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Chilina Kennedy on finding the ‘joy’ of Carole King on B’way

This image released by the O and M Company shows Canadian actress-singer Chilina Kennedy who is taking over from Jessie Mueller in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" on March 7. (AP Photo/The O and M Co., Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Broadway theatergoers got to see Chilina Kennedy, she was portraying Mary Magdalene. Now she’s returned to play someone much more contemporary — songwriter Carole King.

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Playboy Jazz Festival to pay tribute to Gerald Wilson

In this Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, file photo, Gerald Wilson, right, a former Navy Band member, conducts the Navy Band Great Lakes Jazz Ensemble as Petty Officer 1st Class Greg Dudzcenski, left, solos during concert at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill. The Playboy Jazz Festival will pay tribute to one of Los Angeles' own jazz greats, Gerald Wilson, with son Anthony Wilson leading his late father's big band, at the two-day festival that begins June 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Playboy Jazz Festival will pay tribute to one of Los Angeles’ own jazz greats, Gerald Wilson, with son Anthony Wilson leading his late father’s big band.

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