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Bayreuth Wagner fest starts with stage malfunction

Guests  arrive for  opening of the Bayreuth Festival in Bayreuth, Germany,  Friday,  July 25, 2014. The  annual Richard-Wagner opera festival is one of the most important cultural a events in Germany.  Bayreuth’s annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhaeuser” kicked off.German  news agency dpa, citing its reporters at the performance, reported that the  audience was asked to leave the auditorium after about 20 minutes for safety reasons. (AP Photo/dpa,Tobias Hase)

BERLIN (AP) — Bayreuth’s annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhaeuser” kicked off.

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Zimmerman says he’ll appeal NBC lawsuit dismissal

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman has filed a notice to appeal the dismissal of his defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal and three reporters.

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National outdoor art show to hit billboards

This artist's rendering provided by Art Everywhere U shows, a display in New York's Times Square features Chuck Close's "Phil," top, and Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks." Famous artwork is about to hit America’s streets and public places. Images of American artworks will appear on billboards, bus stops, digital display boards and subway platforms August 4 through August 31. The Close painting is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of Art in New York and the Hopper work is in the Friends of American Art Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. (AP Photo/Art Everywhere US)

NEW YORK (AP) — Famous artwork is about to hit America’s streets and public places.

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Japanese fans speak on the evolution of ‘Godzilla’

Japanese Godzilla devotees Yoshihiko Horie, left, and his wife Shizue look at a scale model of Godzilla at Godzilla Expo in Tokyo, Friday, July 25, 2014. Horie, a driver and husband of Godzilla fan Shizue Horie, believes Godzilla must be an extraordinary entity but also one people can emotionally identify with. There are other must-have trademarks: bumpy skin and that roar. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call “Gojira” was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago.

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Review: ‘Hercules’ is schlocky but entertaining

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Aksel Hennie as Tydeus, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus, and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus in a scene from "Hercules." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Kerry Brown)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You’ll have to say one thing for Brett Ratner’s production of “Hercules”: This movie has a sense of proportion. Running just over 90 minutes, the movie is often clunky, but at least it’s fast and unpretentious. And its likable star, Dwayne Johnson, manages to murder legions without ever seeming sadistic. Less violent than “300,” less compelling than “Gladiator,” this new addition to the sword-and-sandals genre seems likely to please the fanboy audience and stir up some impressive box-office numbers.

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