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Then 86-year-old B.B. King thrills a crowd of several hundred people at the annual B.B. King Homecoming, a free concert on the grounds of an old cotton gin where he worked as a teenager many years ago, in Indianola, Miss., in this Aug. 22, 2012, file photo. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned ‘ridiculous’

- Associated Press

Two B.B. King heirs who’ve been most outspoken about the blues legend’s care in his final days have accused King’s two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King’s estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide investigation.

The Milk Carton Kids, Joey Ryan (left) and Kenneth Pattengale, wrote and recorded their latest album, "Monterey," while on the road. Among their fans is Emmylou Harris, who included them at her January tribute at DAR Constitution Hall in D.C. (Associated Press)

Milk Carton Kids’ ‘Monterey’ album pure harmony of duo’s voice, guitar

Listening to the way their voices meld into one over exquisite guitar work, one can’t help but liken them to other great duos including the Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel. But The Milk Carton Kids aren’t anyone’s second-best. Their long looks at life, which may seem melancholy to some, always include elements of wonder and excitement in anticipation of the future.

John Nash, wife, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ inspiration, die in N.J.

- Associated Press

John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2008, file photo, comedian Anne Meara attends the Museum of the Moving Image Salute to Ben Stiller in New York. Meara, whose comic work with husband Jerry Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday, May 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

- Associated Press

Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.

This photo provided by Sony Pictures Entertainment shows Bradley Cooper, left, and Rachel McAdams in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "Aloha." The movie releases in U.S. theaters on May 29, 2015. (Neal Preston/Sony Pictures Entertainment via AP)

Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of ‘Aloha’ movie title

- Associated Press

Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it “Aloha” is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that’s rich with meaning.

Swiss artist H.R. Giger poses with two of his works at the art museum in Chur, Switzerland. Giger received a 1979 Academy Award for special effects in "Alien." Giger's works, often showing macabre scenes of humans and machines fused into hellish hybrids, influenced a generation of movie directors and inspired an enduring fashion for "biomechanical" tattoos. (AP Photo)

‘Dark Star’ gives a look into H.R. Giger’s fantastic but macabre world

According to April’s U.N.-linked “World Happiness Report,” Switzerland is the globe’s happiest country. The small European nation is known for its Alps, prosperity, chocolates, lakes, peerless public transport, timepieces and industrious people with Calvinist traditions. In 1949’s film noir classic “The Third Man,” Orson Welles quips: “In Switzerland, they had brotherly love 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”

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In this April 30, 2015 photo, musicians Rodney Crowell, left, and Emmylou Harris pose for a portrait to promote their album "The Traveling Kind" in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell together again for new album

- Associated Press

Even though the server got his order wrong, Rodney Crowell waits patiently for his egg-white omelet. He chats with Emmylou Harris as she picks at her grapefruit, revealing his easygoing nature and their comfort with each other.

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct, 12, 2014 file photo, Buruji Kashamu attends a primary election event for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, Nigeria. On Saturday, May 23, 2015, drug agents surrounded the house of the senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that was the alleged basis for the TV hit "Orange is the New Black." (AP Photo)

Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges

- Associated Press

Nigeria's federal high court Monday ordered drug agents to release a newly elected senator and suspend its extradition proceedings on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."

The movies that will keep buzzing after Cannes

- Associated Press

The Cannes Film Festival is a grand hierarchy with strictly defined elevations of movies and media access, where films are met by high praise or lowly boos. And so there was a strange fittingness that the scandal of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, where all status is measured, came down to the importance of a few inches.