• In this Dec. 4, 2015 file photo, Kendrick Lamar performs at Power 106's 'Cali Christmas' 2015 in Inglewood, Calif. Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly," is nominated for a Grammy for album of the year. His song "Alright," is also nominated for song of the year and best rap performance. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

    Will Kendrick Lamar make history at the Grammys?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Kendrick Lamar has a chance to become the first rapper to win album of the year since Outkast took the prize in 2004 for “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.”

  • Review: Hulu’s ‘11.22.63’ mini-series a dreary TV effort

    NEW YORK (AP) — No one would figure going back in time to spare the life of JFK would be easy or quick. But does it have to drag on so long and be this tiresome to watch?

  • This undated image released by the Sarasota Opera shows, artistic director Victor DeRenzi in Sarasota, Fla. The opera house will perform Giuseppe Verdi's “La Battaglia di Legnano” (“The Battle of Legnano”) later this month. (Rod Millington/Sarasota Opera via AP)

    Sarasota Opera caps unique Verdi project

    NEW YORK (AP) — When the curtain rises on Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Battaglia di Legnano” (“The Battle of Legnano”) in Sarasota, Florida., later this month, it will cap an achievement as historic in its way as the military victory the opera celebrates.

  • Ex-OSU star Clarett admits DUI, gets 2 years’ probation

    MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett has admitted driving under the influence.

  • Sunderland winger Johnson admits sexual activity with child

    BRADFORD, England (AP) — Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty in court to one count of sexual activity with a child and another of grooming.

  • In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo, Japanese director Hiromasa Yonebayashi speaks about his latest film "When Marnie Was There" with its poster during an interview at his office, Studio Ghibli, in suburban Tokyo. The coming-of-age story is familiar: A shy girl has problems fitting in and concocts an imaginary friend. The originality of the Oscar-nominated "When Marnie Was There" comes from how its hand-drawn images express the girl’s inner torment. Luscious hand-drawn animation is the trademark of Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli, where the film’s director Yonebayashi worked for years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    AP Interview: Oscar-nominated auteur paints solitary spirit

    TOKYO (AP) — The coming-of-age story is familiar: A shy girl has problems fitting in and concocts an imaginary friend. The originality of the Oscar-nominated “When Marnie Was There” comes from how its hand-drawn images express the girl’s inner torment.

  • Feds plan outreach to New Mexico youth in opioid fight

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are citing a rise in drug overdose deaths in New Mexico as the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration release a documentary aimed at educating high schoolers on the dangers of opioids.

  • In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, Alex Timbers attends the Broadway opening night for "Therese Raquin" in New York.  Disney Theatrical Productions announced Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, on Twitter that Timbers will helm the musical, "Frozen," which is expected to land on Broadway in 2018 alongside its hits “Aladdin” and “The Lion King.” (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

    Stage version of ‘Frozen’ to be directed by Broadway veteran

    NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has tapped one of Broadway’s freshest talents to direct one of its most anticipated musicals, “Frozen.”

  • Prosecutors weigh charges against LeSean McCoy in club brawl

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors are reviewing a police file as they decide whether to charge Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy in a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured.

  • In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, workers install an ESPN Monday Night Football banner before an NFL football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland. The sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine has hit a soft patch as people cut the cord to watch programming online. It's a sign of one of TV’s biggest challenges: the ever-increasing cost of sports rights and whether consumers want to keep footing the bill. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

    Sports costs at ESPN weigh down Disney’s Force-ful quarter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about 7.2 million over the last three years, according to Nielsen, and it’s coming off a round of layoffs in the latest quarter. As more people cut the cord to watch programming online, its perch on top of the pay TV empire is looking unsteady at best.