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Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died

Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died

NEW ORLEANS — Musician Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.

Ashes to auction: Capote remains sell for $45,000

LOS ANGELES — Some people will pay good money for anything involving the late Truman Capote. Including his ashes. Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles announced Saturday that Capote's ashes, contained in a Japanese wooden box have sold for $45,000.
Bill Nunn, actor in "Do the Right Thing," dead at 63

Bill Nunn, actor in "Do the Right Thing," dead at 63

NEW YORK — Bill Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the "Spider-Man" movie franchise to such Spike Lee films as "Do the Right Thing" and "He Got Game," has died.
Pippa Middleton's phone hacked, thousands of photos stolen

Pippa Middleton's phone hacked, thousands of photos stolen

London police say they are investigating the reported hacking of the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, and the alleged theft of 3,000 photographs.
VIEWER'S GUIDE: Look for trust, temperament themes in debate

VIEWER'S GUIDE: Look for trust, temperament themes in debate

WASHINGTON — The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue — an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's already been poked, prodded and inspected for years.
Lady Gaga posts track list online for 'Joanne'

Lady Gaga posts track list online for 'Joanne'

LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga is introducing "Joanne" to the world. The pop star posted the track list Friday for her forthcoming album online.
Actor Richard Hong killed at Stroumboulopoulos's Los Angeles home, police say

Actor Richard Hong killed at Stroumboulopoulos's Los Angeles home, police say

LOS ANGELES — Actor Richard Hong has been identified as the man found dead early Friday at the Los Angeles home rented by television personality George Stroumboulopoulos. Police said Hong was a 41-year-old Canadian who lived in Los Angeles.
Backstreet Boys to perform Las Vegas residency

Backstreet Boys to perform Las Vegas residency

LAS VEGAS — Backstreet will be back — and back and back and back — in Las Vegas. The pop group Backstreet Boys confirmed reports Friday they will begin a concert residency next year at Planet Hollywood.

Award winning Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook found dead in Ottawa

OTTAWA — An award winning Inuit artist has been identified as the woman who was found dead earlier this week in the Rideau River in Ottawa. Police say the body of Annie Pootoogook, 46, of Ottawa was discovered on Monday, but don't suspect foul play.
Late dramaturge Iris Turcott remembered as 'force' in Canadian theatre

Late dramaturge Iris Turcott remembered as 'force' in Canadian theatre

TORONTO — Tributes poured in Friday for the late Iris Turcott, who was celebrated as a "force" in Canadian theatre and a nurturing creative influence for the country's stage talent. The celebrated dramaturge died Thursday in Toronto.