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January 19, 2017

NEW YORK — "Hidden Figures," the uplifting film about African-American mathematicians at NASA during the 1960s space race, led the North American box office for the second straight week, selling $27.5 million in tickets over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, according to final…


Overrrated or not, Streep's speech hits nerve

January 12, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Actress Meryl Streep earned a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes Sunday and in accepting, turned the spotlight away from herself.

She defended Hollywood and journalists, honored the late Carrie Fisher and took shots at President-elect Donald Trump, without…


Mother, daughter to show off works at Blount-Bridgers House

January 05, 2017

TARBORO — Edgecombe Arts will present the works of two Asheville artists with local ties — Bee Sieburg and her daughter Molly Courcelle —  from Jan. 12 through Feb. 18 in the Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery.

A reception and gallery talk will be held in the gallery 5:30-7:30 p.…


George Lucas mulls where to locate museum

January 05, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — George Lucas is no stranger to epic struggles on the big screen, but he didn't expect one off-camera when it came to his art collection.

For nearly a decade, the filmmaker has tried to build a museum to house an extensive personal collection that includes 40,000 paintings,…