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Burns’ series gives PBS a ratings milestone

In this Nov. 2, 2013 file photo, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns walks through the museum at the Georgia home used by former President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Warm Springs, Ga.  FDR, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and another Roosevelt who occupied the White House as president, Theodore Roosevelt, are the subjects of a new Burns documentary for public television, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” PBS said the seven, two-hour episodes that aired last month had an average audience of 9.2 million viewers. The most popular was the first night, on Sept. 14, which had 11.7 million viewers, according to the Nielsen company. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns’ series “The Roosevelts” earned PBS its biggest audience in two decades, making it the documentary maker’s third most popular film after “The Civil War” and “Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery.”

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Motown founder Berry Gordy brings musical home

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, right, listens as Chase Harris, 9, sings at the Motown Museum in Detroit, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The makers of "Motown the Musical" held an open casting call for the ongoing Broadway show and national tour. The hit show about Gordy tells the story of how his Motown Records empire rose and fell and then rose again. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — Berry Gordy Jr. took his “Motown the Musical” production to Broadway and a few other places first. Yet they were mere proving grounds for its date with Detroit.

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Q&A: Mick Jagger, the film producer, heads to work

In this July 21, 2014 file photo shows musician and producer Mick Jagger at the world premiere of the film "Get On Up" at the Apollo Theater in New York. Mick Jagger is behind another James Brown project, the documentary, “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown,” which airs Monday, Oct. 27, on HBO. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Song credits won’t be the latest place to feature Mick Jagger’s name. Instead, look to upcoming films and TV shows.

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Keira Knightley to make her Broadway debut in ’15

In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, British actress Keira Knightley poses during the photo call of the film "The Imitation Game", at the Corinthia Hotel in central London. Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year as a beautiful but doomed heroine. The Roundabout Theatre Company said Thursday, Oct. 23, that Knightley  will star in “Therese Raquin,” a stage adaptation of the Emile Zola novel. It will be directed by Evan Cabnet and begin previews on Oct 1. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year as a beautiful but doomed heroine.

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Dancing priests become Internet sensation

In this  Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Father David Rider, left, and father John Gibson dance before an interview with the Associated Press at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract. The Rev. David Rider of Hyde Park, New York and the Rev. John Gibson of Milwaukee first shot to Internet fame when they were filmed during a fund-raiser at the North American College, the elite American seminary just up the hill from the Vatican. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)

ROME (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract.

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