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Tom Stoppard calls it a ‘frightening time’ for free speech

In this Sept. 4, 2012 file photo, British playwright Tom Stoppard poses as he arrives for the world premiere of "Anna Karenina," in London. Stoppard is to accept the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the American chapter of the global human-rights organization of writers and editors. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Tom Stoppard said he will accept PEN’s highest award next month in New York to help put a spotlight on a “frightening time” for free expression.

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Members of hip-hop group Migos arrested after Georgia show

This April 18, 2015 photo released by the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department shows Kiari Cephus, 23, of Lawrenceville, Ga., with the hip-hop group Migos, in Statesboro, Ga. South Georgia sheriff's deputies say all three members of Migos face drug and weapon charges following their arrests after a weekend performance at Georgia Southern University. (Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department via AP)

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — All three members of the hip-hop group Migos face drug and weapon charges following their arrests after they left the stage at a weekend performance at Georgia Southern University, authorities said.

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ACM Awards: Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift shine

Miranda Lambert poses in the press room with the milestone award and the awards for song of the year for "Automatic", album of the year for "Platinum" and female vocalist of the year at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Lambert won for song of the year as a writer and a singer. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards jam-packed more than three hours of music, from classic country stars such as George Strait and Alan Jackson to contemporary favorites Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan and pop and rock stars Taylor Swift and Steven Tyler.

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Basses discuss being black opera singers

In this Wednesday, April 8, 2015 photo, Eric Owens, right, and Morris Robinson perform during a rehearsal of the opera "Don Carlo," at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Five performances are scheduled to be staged from April 24 to May 3. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

When King Philip II of Spain faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in Verdi’s “Don Carlo” at the Academy of Music, they won’t just be portraying history, they’ll be making a bit of it, too. In what’s believed to be a first, a major opera company has cast two African-Americans in the roles.

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Toronto museum show on ‘Curious History of Men in Heels’

TORONTO (AP) — The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada, is hosting a new exhibit opening May 8 called “Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels.”

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