The Deep in the Heart Film Festival continues its second year run Friday with two sets of screenings, one in the Waco Hippodrome and the second in nearby Cultivate 7twelve.
With a 2018-19 season lineup that includes Broadway shows like “Mamma Mia!” and “Newsies,” the Waco Civic Theatre doesn’t expect any potential theatergoers to stay home because of unfamiliarity with what’s on stage.
PBS says more witnesses have detailed sexual misconduct allegations against talk-show host Tavis Smiley, who was suspended in December and later fired.
CHICAGO (AP) — Actress DuShon Monique Brown, who played a secretary in the NBC show "Chicago Fire," has died at age 49.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter died early Friday battling a fierce blaze on a movie set after getting separated from his fellow firefighters in the thick smoke.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former "Melrose Place" actress whose three-year prison term for a fatal 2010 auto crash sparked outrage from the victim's family and prompted legal appeals must return to court for a second re-sentencing.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jann Wenner feels the #MeToo movement shows a "real absence of due process."
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on an appeals court ordering former "Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane re-sentenced for a fatal 2010 auto crash (all times local):
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Inmates from an eastern Iowa prison have spent weeks learning German and perfecting inflections for a recording that will be played during a New York City opera performance of Beethoven's "Fidelio."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight lost another defense lawyer — his 15th — on Friday and the three-year wait for his murder trial to start will grow even longer.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a beautiful day to honor Mister Rogers with a postage stamp.
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a surprise visit to Northern Ireland on Friday as part of their pre-wedding tour of the United Kingdom.
NEW YORK (AP) — The actor who plays Captain America may be ready to hang up his shield.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money after the first time they had sex.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A representative for Lorna Luft says the singer has had successful brain surgery after being diagnosed with a tumor.
At the end of the monsters-versus-robots flick “Pacific Rim,” a breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean is closed, plugging a hole that allowed hellish creatures to emerge and terrorize the globe. But after the movie earned $400 million worldwide, was that portal really going to stay closed?
“Paul, Apostle of Christ” comes from Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Affirm label, an offshoot that has produced such Christian-themed dramas as “Heaven is for Real,” “Soul Surfer” and “Risen.” Less interested in blunt proselytizing than more open-ended explorations of faith and its challenges, Affirm films have gratifyingly avoided the kind of pietistic Sunday-school pageantry that characterizes so many motion pictures of the genre.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weather Channel is under new ownership.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media will be getting more propaganda now that the Communist Party has announced it will be in direct control of broadcasters and the regulators of everything from movies and TV to books and radio programs.
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN chief Jeff Zucker sharply attacked the network's rivals at Fox News Channel on Thursday, saying that it has become a propaganda machine that is "doing an incredible disservice to the country."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of Anton Yelchin have reached a settlement with the makers of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the SUV that crushed and killed the "Star Trek" actor in his driveway in 2016.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A prosecutor in Minnesota says he's reviewing law enforcement reports about Prince's death and will make a decision on possible charges "in the near future."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers on Thursday asked the judge in his upcoming sexual assault retrial to step aside, arguing the judge could be seen as biased because his wife is a social worker who has described herself as an "activist and advocate for assault victims."
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Fox News anchor filed a defamation lawsuit on Thursday over comments by Bill O'Reilly it says were meant to damage the reputations of women who have accused him of harassment.
JERUSALEM (AP) — In Israel, Paddington Bear eats his marmalade on matzo.
BOSTON (AP) — Longtime Boston television personality and entertainer Frank Avruch, who was the star of the popular children's TV program "Bozo the Clown," has died. He was 89.
LONDON (AP) — Time to check that mailbox.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jim Parsons cherished the opportunity to work with Stephen Hawking, but admitted he was a bit intimidated to meet the celebrated theoretical physicist.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers are asking the judge in his upcoming sexual assault retrial to step aside, arguing he could be seen as biased because his wife is a social worker who's described herself as an "advocate for assault victims."
NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of an investigative book on blood testing startup Theranos has moved up the release date from October to this spring.
NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Latifah is mourning the death of her mother.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith will serve a second term.
Attendance and community support of last year’s Deep in the Heart Film Festival helped earn the festival a standard in the movie world: a sequel.
Austin singer-songwriter and Waco native Jaimee Harris is quick to talk in a phone interview after arriving in Michigan hours earlier for a show that night.
Violinist Simone Porter has another musical instrument in mind when talking about the concerto she’ll perform with the Waco Symphony Orchestra on Saturday: the human voice.
Swords swing, lines sing and swashes get buckled in Waco Civic Theatre’s production of “The Three Musketeers” that opens a two-weekend run on Friday night.
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Baylor University art students show their eye and talent in the 2018 Baylor Art Student Exhibition, which opens a month-long run on Thursday at Baylor’s Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.
There are big celebrations going on right now in the music world as a major anniversary rolls around. Composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born 333 years ago this week in the little town of Eisenach, Germany. Of that event, columnist and Bach aficionado William F. Buckley Jr. said Bach’s birth was “as though God had decided to clear his throat to remind the world of his existence.”
Editor’s note: Nibbles is Access Waco’s bi-weekly mini-profile of Waco-area restaurants and food trucks that are new or have had a major change in menu or operations.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ten emerging writers, a mix of poets, dramatists and fiction and nonfiction authors, were the winners of this year's $50,000 Whiting Awards on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a copyright infringement verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the 2013 hit song "Blurred Lines," agreeing with lower courts that it illegally copied from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up."
NEW YORK (AP) — Sammy Williams, who won a Tony Award in the original Broadway production of "A Chorus Line," has died. He was 69.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the county where Prince was found dead have agreed to provide his siblings with investigative documents so the family can determine whether civil litigation is warranted, according to a stipulation filed in court Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gruesome images of a lynched Emmett Till were seared into the minds of many black Americans in 1955 and helped lead to the modern civil rights movement. But few whites knew of their existence at the time.
NEW YORK (AP) — 'N Sync is finally reuniting — but not for new music or a tour.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Indianapolis 500, an American staple on ABC for 53 years, will have a new television home next season.
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A preliminary hearing for actress Rose McGowan on a drug possession charge in Virginia has been postponed until May 3.
PARIS (AP) — Britney Spears has landed her first high fashion modeling campaign as the new face of Paris-based Kenzo.
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake's Wednesday night concert New York City is being postponed due to the spring nor'easter.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sixteen actresses, including Jane Fonda, Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman, are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to raise the wage paid to tipped workers.