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  • Dishing up trash: New look for sustainable seafood

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    Most people have only ever seen a scorpion fish in an aquarium. Unless they dine at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C., where they'll find the spiny, venomous creature on the menu. It's called trash fish dining, and it's catching on with chefs around the country searching for...

  • Stemme shines as Isolde in Wagner's love story

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    VIENNA (AP) — Can watching two people suffer for four hours be enjoyable? The Vienna State Opera makes it happen with its new production of "Tristan and Isolde." Richard Wagner's ultimate love story of tragic passion, deceit and death often ends up as an evening of tedium, or worse, kitsch....

  • Carnegie Mellon cheers 'bumper crop' of Tonys

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — There was plenty of applause heard during the Tony Awards — and perhaps no place louder than from as far away as Pittsburgh. Seven alumni from Carnegie Mellon University took home Tonys in five categories, a glittery haul that was both a school record and a huge source of...

  • Harry Connick Jr. writes song for Newtown victim

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Harry Connick Jr. has written a song in honor of a 6-year-old girl killed in the Newtown school shooting. Connick this week released the song "Love Wins," dedicated to Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, and said proceeds will go to the Ana Grace Fund set up to help the girl's...

  • Shishito peppers: From hipster menus to your grill

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    Never had shishito peppers? You need to track them down. Right now. First, a primer, then I'll explain why. Shishito peppers are small, thin Japanese peppers. They look a bit like a longer, thinner jalapeno. But the flavor is quite different. While jalapenos have thick flesh and an assertive...

  • Actress Johansson sues over French book

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    PARIS (AP) — Actress Scarlett Johansson is suing a French publishing house over a novel that uses her name and image and explores the challenges of being beautiful. The JC Lattes publishing house said Friday that a lawsuit was filed last week about Gregoire Delacourt's book "The First Thing...

  • Sting, Billy Joel, Elton John at Songwriters Hall

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sting performed in honor of Elton John, Billy Joel sang snippets of Foreigner's hits when introducing the band and Smokey Robinson debuted part of a new song he wrote about Berry Gordy. The 44th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony was full of star power that included...

  • Doc walks backup singers '20 Feet' into spotlight

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Darlene Love, fame and fortune were just a shot away. But they never quite hit the bull's-eye. The documentary "20 Feet From Stardom" sings the praises of Clayton, Fischer, Love and many other supremely talented background vocalists who...

  • Downey Jr. calms boy upset at not seeing Iron Man

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    SUNDERLAND, Mass. (AP) — Robert Downey Jr. may not be a real superhero, but he sure acted like one for a little Massachusetts boy. Heather Denno took her 1½-year-old son Jaxson to watch filming for the movie "The Judge," starring Downey, in her hometown of Sunderland this week. Downey, star...

  • Charlie Trotter accused of selling bogus $46K wine

    Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) — Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter is being sued by a pair of New York wine collectors who say he sold them a bogus bottle of wine for more than $46,000. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Chicago accuses Trotter and one of his wine experts of duping the pair into...